In mid-October, we took a family road trip to visit my family in Massachusetts. We specifically planned this trip to coincide with part of a visit from my California relatives. We spent a wonderful afternoon with many of the aunts, uncles and cousins on my moms side. The kids had a blast playing in the leaves with my cousins (many of them are closer in age to my kids than they are to me). I did not, however, capture any photos that day as I was trying to make the most of my time catching up with loved ones.
The last night of our trip we had a small [early] 3rd birthday party for Lily. She requested to have a chicken cake that was covered in sprinkles; she was very excited that my mom was able to grant her wish. She especially enjoyed helping with the sprinkles.