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.
This Thanksgiving was a bunch of firsts for us – it was the first time we had thanksgiving at home, just the 4 of us… which meant it was also the first time I made Thanksgiving dinner! It snowed that weekend so we got to go out and build our first snowman of the year too. The kids had so much fun playing in the snow, I wish winter could be as wonderful and mild as that day was.
For our Thanksgiving dinner we picked up a 9lbs turkey which I dry brined the night before, and we made it nice and easy with mashed potatoes, gravy, slow cooked carrots and green beans. Everything turned out perfectly!
Here are a few of my favourite pics from our little Thanksgiving day. ♥