10 on 10 for October | Athens, PA Photographer / by Lisa Robinson-Howeler

This is part of a monthly blog circle and collaboration with a group of ladies where we feature ten photos from either one day, one activity or from the previous month. Please find the link to the next person at the bottom of the post and follow the circle around. If you are a photographer and want to join in you can link up with us in our Facebook group.


September was unseasonably warm and October is showing it's going to be the same. During the unseasonably warm weather Little Miss must have been hit with an extra burst of sass-driven energy because she's decided she doesn't need to listen, go to bed or sit in her car seat.

Her antics, and the fact I'm alone with her most days while The Boy is at school, means I seem to have quite a few more photos of her these days than him, but I assure my readers he is still creating his own brand of comical and hyperactive moments. 

These are just ten of our visual highlights from September and the beginning of October.  

Here is Little Miss showing some of her sass, which she's always had, but seems to be showing up more and more these days.

Here is Little Miss showing some of her sass, which she's always had, but seems to be showing up more and more these days.

Licking the mixer with grandma's homemade mashed potatoes on them.

Licking the mixer with grandma's homemade mashed potatoes on them.

The Boy - procrastination expert. He was supposed to be in bed.

The Boy - procrastination expert. He was supposed to be in bed.

The weather was so warm we actually swam in my parents' pool in the end of September, which, of course, is unusual for our area.

The weather was so warm we actually swam in my parents' pool in the end of September, which, of course, is unusual for our area.

The story behind this photo:  Me: "Oh my gosh, it was so sweet how you all were protecting Little Miss today while you were in that Nerf war." The Boy: "We weren't protecting her. We were capturing her. Like capture the flag. Whichever team had her won." Me: "So you were saying 'We've got the baby!' because you were capturing her?" The Boy: "Um...yeah. Of course."

The story behind this photo:  Me: "Oh my gosh, it was so sweet how you all were protecting Little Miss today while you were in that Nerf war."
The Boy: "We weren't protecting her. We were capturing her. Like capture the flag. Whichever team had her won."
Me: "So you were saying 'We've got the baby!' because you were capturing her?"
The Boy: "Um...yeah. Of course."

Little Miss has developed a stuffed puppy obsession and there are about 15 being dragged around the house most days. She also tries to take all 15 with her for every car ride.

Little Miss has developed a stuffed puppy obsession and there are about 15 being dragged around the house most days. She also tries to take all 15 with her for every car ride.

Here we are in reality. Messy van, messy kid who seemed to live on lollipops for the month of September.

Here we are in reality. Messy van, messy kid who seemed to live on lollipops for the month of September.

Someone has decided she is going to be a dragon for Halloween and she wanted to wear the costume as soon as she got it.

Someone has decided she is going to be a dragon for Halloween and she wanted to wear the costume as soon as she got it.

This was not a set up image. This was her chasing her brother who was pretending to be a knight, slaying a dragon.

This was not a set up image. This was her chasing her brother who was pretending to be a knight, slaying a dragon.

When I asked her to step back into the light she said "OK! I stand in the light!" She knows what mama likes when it comes to pretty light and my pretty girl.

When I asked her to step back into the light she said "OK! I stand in the light!" She knows what mama likes when it comes to pretty light and my pretty girl.

A "tragic accident" on our front sidewalk one day. In reality, The Boy put the bike on him and made it appear as if she'd run over him. Pretty ingenious in this mama's humble opinion. She's full of sass and he's full of drama and craziness.

A "tragic accident" on our front sidewalk one day. In reality, The Boy put the bike on him and made it appear as if she'd run over him. Pretty ingenious in this mama's humble opinion. She's full of sass and he's full of drama and craziness.

To continue this month's circle, visit Anna Hurley's blog!