October felt like it was over as soon as it started! Can you believe there are only 53 days until Christmas?? We started and ended the month with dressing up. First up was ‘Dress as Your Favourite Book Character’ day at school and Bobby chose Geronimo Stilton. I am not a crafty person by any means so I was very proud of myself for DIYing this up for him the day before.
September was a big month for the kids; Cordelia turned 4 and started ballet, and Bobby started Grade 3. I already feel like I took for granted how relaxed the summer was, it really didn’t feel that way at the time. We have settled into a pretty good routine though, and while it does feel like we aren’t accomplishing everything we’d like to each week… we are happy and (mostly) healthy so that’s all that matters.
Not gonna lie, totally dropped the ball on Halloween this year. We had picked up the kids costumes in early October, Bobby wanted to be a Lego Ninja guy and Cordi wanted to be Owlette from PJ Masks. After we picked them up… I completely forgot about the rest of the Halloween to-do’s, including getting myself a costume and carving pumpkins (that one up there is a stock photo, no shame).
For my costume I just used makeup I already had and went with an easy cat costume. We had a bit of a team theme at work so I added some fake blood once I got to the office, and peeled it off before I got home so the kids didn’t freak out.
If you saw my Thanksgiving highlights you’ll remember we had enough snow to build a snowman… this week we’ve had highs of 19 and minus a bit of wind, the weather was perfect for trick-or-treating. This was the first year Cordelia went out trick-or-treating for as long as Bobby, and after examining their hauls and eating a couple… they were both out like a light.