At the first of the month, we went to Dogtoberfest – a craft beer and animal adoption event. It was a lot of fun! Michael and I got to taste some beers, and we all enjoyed walking around the event and seeing the different animals. They had a firetruck and police car there too, so Gavin got to visit with the police and firefighters and look around the vehicles.
Gavin and I stopped at a local church’s pumpkin sale to get a few pumpkins for the house. The people working the sale were very friendly, and Gavin had a lot of fun looking at the pumpkins and picking out a couple to keep.
Since we had pumpkins, I thought it would be nice to get a few mums and decorate around our front door. I don’t normally decorate for the different seasons, but I thought it would be fun to do, plus it makes our front door look more inviting.
One of the storytimes we went to this month was for fire safety. They had a few firefighters there to talk with the kids about fire safety and show them what the firefighter’s wear. They also had a firetruck and let the kids get on it and learn about how it worked. Gavin loved it! He kept wanting to get in the firetruck. Gavin even made the local paper. They were there to write a story about the fire safety storytime, and Gavin’s picture ended up being in the paper. It was a photo of him touching one of the firefighter’s helmet. Of course, he was interested in touching the helmet. That little boy of mine does love hats!
I started rearranging Gavin’s room. He’s getting close to transitioning to a toddler bed, so I’ve been making a few changes to his room to prepare for that. One change I made was moving his dresser into his closet to free up more floor space. I took down the poster sized map that hung on the wall over the dresser, and made a vinyl alphabet design to hang on the wall. Gavin loves all types of transportation (boats, trucks, planes, etc.), so I used vinyl to cut a boat, plane, bicycle, car, train, and motorcycle to hang on the wall around the alphabet. Gavin likes it. He helped me hang everything up. The alphabet went up first, and he would say the different letters and seemed to like it. But, when the transportation designs started going up, he got a big smile and kept saying “Neat!” – I think the new wall art was a hit with him.
Our local library had a special Halloween storytime. The kids could come dressed in their Halloween costumes, and they got a treat – a free book. Gavin went dressed as a lumberjack. He had a good time, and he liked looking at all the costumes. Also, the book he got has been a favorite one all week.
Our church hosted a trunk or treat event for the kids. We took Gavin, but it was around his nap time, so he wasn’t too excited. Gavin went dressed as Saint Francis, but I didn’t take any photos. He was a little fussy – mainly he wanted to be held the whole time. But, he did get the hang of saying trick or treat, plus he got some candy and stickers.