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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

october {in an instagram}

Here’s a look at our October, Instagram-style!
1. Andrew is getting really good at puzzles.  Here he’s doing a Where’s Waldo puzzle, and succeeding!  I’m sure I couldn’t have done that well at his age.  Color me impressed.
2. Just one of my favorite pictures of Caroline ever.  She semi-stole this stuffed bunny from my grandma’s house (with permission) and it is nearly her size, yet she insists on carrying it everywhere.  Adorable.
3. She’s been into reading for a while now, but she has taken it to another level lately.  We have been reading this book a lot and this is her favorite page.  “Uh oh, Alice!  Uh oh, Alice!”
4. She also graduated to a booster seat because the high chair was suddenly made of hot coals or something.  So far, so good.
5. Andrew picked out some new dinosaur toys as a reward for doing such a great job at his swimming class.  I love to watch him play with them so intently.
6. Again with the reading.  Of all her books, this is probably her fave.  We read it a lot.
7. Whenever I reorganize the kids’ closets to purge too-small items and make room for new stuff, I cannot believe how fast they are growing.
8. Andrew and I did this apple tree craft one weekend day when it was too cold to play outside.  He is very proud of it!
9. I traveled to see some of my best girlfriends (more on that later) and connected through the ATL airport.  Why?  Because my brother works there!  I looked out on the tarmac and saw him driving a luggage cart up to my gate to come see me.  So fun!
10. New shoes, major love.  More about these in my next “Things I’m Loving” post.
11. I can’t get enough of fall.
12. Caroline and I accidentally wore semi-matching outfits one day.
13. I finally broke down and got an espresso machine.  Andrew is in love with making my coffee and basically refuses to let me do it.  He has to do it for me.
14. Pumpkin patch baby!
15. Our cat’s double happy place – in a box, by the fireplace.
16. Our Halloween costumes for a party last weekend.  J.Crew models, of course :)
17. A box of sweet Caroline.
18. Loving every bit of her mashed potatoes!
19. Andrew insisted on helping his uncle blow out his birthday candles.  (Cake recipe tomorrow – you won’t want to miss it.)
20. Andrew drew me this map of our planned trick or treat route.  I realized I should have been training for months.

And as a bonus, because I think it’s vital that you fully appreciate the brilliance of Ben’s Halloween costume, a closer look.

These are from my personal (private) Instagram feed, but you are welcome to follow the public feed – username annieseats.

  • Kay The Church Cook

    Wonderful to catch up with you, Annie, and to see what you and your BEAUTIFUL family have been up to! Beautiful children…just beautiful!

  • Angie

    I love the halloween costumes! I would NEVER be able to get my husband to dress in colorful pants or wear a scarf. He has no sense of style and all I can buy him is blue, gray and the occasional green :(

  • Annie Song

    Hi Annie,
    What a joy to watch your children become little people :)

  • Caroline L.

    Looks like you’ve had a great month! You have the most adorable kids :)

  • Erin

    What is the espresso machine that you ended up getting?

  • SK

    Oh just love you guys Halloween costume picture….both of your expressions are wonderful.. something very cute/nice about both the pictures.

  • Melissa

    What great costumes- seriously so funny! Also, I love your book selections for Caroline. I think it’s great that you are starting her early with quality classic literature. I may have to purchase the Pride and Prejudice one for my daughter (we have Alice in Wonderland)!

  • LM

    Great pics! I was wondering if you would mind sharing what kind of espresso machine you decided to go with? I’m in the market and I can’t make up my mind. :)

  • Sonja

    I love your costumes!! Too cute :)

  • http://www.thedreameryblog.wordpress.com/ Diana

    What a colorful month you have had!!

  • annieseats

    It’s Nespresso. And I’ll be doing a holiday giveaway, so maybe you’ll get lucky!

  • Jenny

    What a beautiful family!

  • http://www.facebook.com/karlin.birtman.bennett Karlin Bennett

    I love your Halloween costumes! J Crew models! The shoes, ohhh to die for! I am making the Cherry Vanilla cake for a friend’s birthday next weekend! Thank you again for such wonderful ideas!

  • http://hasel.typepad.com/ Allison Hasel

    I am still giggling over your Halloween costumes! So cute and hysterical!

  • http://twitter.com/cali_expat Simone Hill-Lee

    I never comment on blogs, although I really love yours and lots others, BUT, I just had to tell you that I locked in on that “P&P board book like a LASER! Went right to Amazon and bought it and the “Jane Eyre” book for my niece. My two favorite books of all time scaled down for little people?! I LOVE it. Bad thing is I love the books so much I haven’t mailed them to her yet (lol). Thanks for sharing — when you have two boys you miss some of the great stuff for girls!

  • Laurel

    Annie- I love your blog; and especially love this feature. Please tell me you have seen the College Humor Instagram parody music video. I know you would love it! http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6853117/look-at-this-instagram-nickelback-parody