Wrapping up October

While naturally it is snowing in the mountains and the ski resorts are getting ready to open, we have been enjoying some incredibly beautiful fall weather here in the foothills of Denver. We even made it through October without snow in the city and the first day of November was mid 60s with no end in sight. We have been enjoying our beautiful red tree out front and the lovely sunny skies and mild weather. No complaints here!

It has been a very busy month for us. In addition to our trip to Cleveland, we’ve had 2 more birthday parties, some great play dates, a few house projects, a trip to the pumpkin patch and of course a night of trick or treating. Emmerson went as Alice in Wonderland, per her request (I think she loves just the dress!) and Hadley went as Princess Tiana though the truth is she runs in the door from school every day and heads to the dress up box to dig out that dress and put it on. She then proceeds to wear it for the rest of the night. It was a gift from her grandpa last year and is her absolute favorite thing right now! Dress up is a big hit at our house.

I,  for the second year, had the great opportunity to write letters from Santa to some much deserving children. A friend of mine owns a “copywriting” business. One of the great services she offers is letters from Santa (Click here if you are interested in ordering one!). Every year she teams up with an organization called There With Care which provides services to families with critically ill children, and a group of people get together to write letters to the kids from Santa. Because it has become such a huge hit, she enlists as many of her friends as she can to help her out. It is always such a rewarding and moving experience for me.  You hear from your children about the thousands of dollars they want you to spend for the holidays, start making your lists for family and friends, and all the while, there are hundreds of children just wishing that their brother or sister would simply be able to come home from the hospital or even make it to celebrate Christmas with them. It really puts my world into perspective.

Some of the most exciting news we received mid month is that another little princess will be joining us next year! That is right, it’s 3 girls for the Rolls’ house! And the best part, she is perfectly healthy in every way! The blood screening came back clear and the genetic screening and high tech ultrasound showed a perfect little peanut! We are so excited to meet her! I know many people are anxious to hear the names we have picked out but I’ll be honest, this is not going to be an easy task. We currently have a list of more than a dozen names that does not seem to be shrinking any time soon. You want to see them? Of course you do! But you already know we are having a girl! I can’t take all the fun out of it AND tell you what her name might be. Besides, do we really want to hear your ‘my friend’s mom’s sister in law’s mother was named that and she…”story?! I don’t think so! 😉

As always, we are keeping very busy and enjoying every minute of our time together (ok, well except the whiny moments, the frequent meltdowns and the occasional husband and wife tiff but would we be a real family without all of that?!) Here is a quick visual wrap up of what we’ve been up to! Just wanted to drop a quick post and let you all know we are still alive and indeed, life is still rolling at the Rolls’ house!

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