Fall Family Fun

We have been in our house for about a week and are all moved in! I hate living out of boxes, so the girls were troopers with me while I unpacked like crazy.
Some new adjustments for the girls included a bed change for the both of them. Claire now has her own room and is sleeping in Bailey’s crib, and Bailey is sleeping in a big bed! It is a twin bed and she absolutely loves it. She has yet to get out of bed or wander during the night. She will scream for us when she wants us haha but she doesn’t get up. She loves it and it is so cute watching her get all cuddled up in her blankets. Her and Claire’s room are right next to each other, and I was worried that with Claire still waking up every couple hours, that it would keep Bailey awake, but she sleeps right on through it. And when they both go down for bed and are still awake, I can hear Bailey calling out to Claire when she is crying that “it’s okay.” It is so adorable.
This has been a pretty smooth transition for us and I am grateful for it ๐Ÿ™‚ Adam looooooves his new job at New Dimensions, and I am so proud of him. He comes home exhausted, but happy and full of love to give…which his girls eagerly receive. Bailey is my little helper in the kitchen. She helps me cook dinner every night and is right there when I am baking some yummy treats. She knows I will share my spoils and let her lick the bowl ๐Ÿ˜‰
Claire is full on crawling at this point. She will be on her hands and knees for 5-6 crawls, and then army crawl if she gets tired. So she is my little explorer. And she adores Bailey. She wants to be right up in there with Bailey while she is doing things. I love seeing them get along and love each other. Bailey is still having a hard time realizing that Claire is a bit more fragile than she is…but it’s a work in progress lol. Claire and Bailey already seem to have their own little language. In the car when we were coming home tonight, Claire was crying because she was getting hungry, and Bailey was comforting her. Next thing I know they are both cracking up laughing. Like gut busting laughing. Claire would make a funny noise, which made Bailey laugh, and then Bailey would make a noise that had Claire laughing. Over and over again. I loved it. Adam and I were cracking up in the front seat haha.ย Claire is now sitting up unassisted! That girl wants to be so much like her big sister ๐Ÿ™‚ And we have started real foods now that she is 6 months! She likes carrots more than peas haha but she loves to go to town feeding herself. I plop a big spoonful on her highchair and let her do her thing. It works out nice because then we can all eat a hot meal at the same time; which can be rare. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I loooove this time of year because it starts all the best holiday events and traditions etc. We set up a craft table in the living room and it is sure getting broken in! We carved a pumpkin the other day of a cute little ghost, Bailey colored bats, and made a pumpkin out of popsicle sticks. Thank you pinterest for your lovely craft ideas haha. Bailey is at the age where she is more deliberate in her coloring, so it is fascinating to watch her. Plus she doesn’t like having any paint on her hands, so that has been pretty funny…and busy, since I have to keep cleaning her little fingers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This year for Halloween we dressed the girls in matching Minnie Mouse costumes. And oh my goodness they are as cute as can be! I could just bite them! And since neither of them would wear the little ears that went with it…Momma got to be Minnie as well ๐Ÿ™‚ We went with Stacey, Ally, and the boys to Old Mcdonald Farm in Humble, TX. (We were trying to go to the zoo…but there had to be a million people there…and no parking…and just…too many crowds for me to enjoy without going into cattle herding mode with the girls lol) But we had a good time at the farm! Bailey fed goats out of her hand (even though she had to be held for 10 minutes after freaking out from touching a lady bug…but goats are cool right?) and we got to ride the little train around the farm. Bailey loves trains. And then we went and picked out a pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a fun day ๐Ÿ™‚
Saturdays areย Adam’s earliest night of the week, so when he came home we got all dressed up again and went to a trick or treat trail. This was Bailey’s first time doing trick or treat, and she had a blast! She was sooo cute. She would go up and hold out her little Minnie bucket and say “trick or treat please” and then would say thank you after getting the candy. My heart melted every time. Claire was in the stroller just observing the entire thing, trying to make up her mind if she even liked what was going on haha both my girls have quite the mean mugs when they want to…I cant imagine where they get that from… ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love my little family so much. I go to sleep with a smile on my face every night knowing that the love of my life is sleeping soundly next to me, and that my whole world sleeps down the hall in both the bedrooms. This is what life is all about.

These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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