October Catch Up…
Posted on November 6, 2012
So here’s part two of my catch-up showing you what I’ve been up to lately. For part one see yesterday’s post about September here! Here’s what we did during the month of Harvest and Halloween…
My sister came to stay for a few days, and we did a bit of crafting. It was good to have someone to craft with.
Swanage was cold and wet when we visited it for an afternoon, so we spent some time in the arcades – mainly on the 2p machines!
Little Miss was in her first performance at school – singing ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ for the Harvest Festival. I loved her straw-stuffed scarecrow hat.
We went to Lyme Regis for a sunny Sunday, meeting up with some of my friends. The kids had fun exploring , and Baby Boy had new dinosaur wellies, as we left all his shoes at home, and had to buy something for him at Lyme – they kept falling off though!
Me with my friends on the Cobb at Lyme. It was great to have some chit-chat and giggles!
I finished an 8×8 wedding album for another friend, I said I’d make it for her as a wedding present. Her wedding colours were purple and cream so I used them in various shades throughout – which helped me use up a lot of old purple stash! These were my favourite pages from it, I love the ‘True Happiness’ Elle’s Studio stamp.
There’s a Country Park near us called Moors Valley, which has all kinds of play areas spread through the Park, so my daughter calls it the ‘Game Forest’. I had been several times with the kids and other mummies, but this was the first time hubby came – Little Miss had been wanting to show him the forest for ages. It was really fun family time.
On the way back from the ‘Game Forest’ we popped into Hobbycraft, but just outside the shop I spotted this weathered blue wood door – it was some kind of access unit. I had to get some photos of the kids posing in front of it, I love this one of Baby Boy as it brings out the blue in his eyes.
More playparks! By now Baby Boy is toddling around quite well on his own, so he loves playparks even more, he can also climb the steps to the slide on his own. Which of course makes me panic every time, worrying he’ll fall. This bouncy see-saw is much less scary for mummy.
October was also the month when we discovered that my son can chomp whole pears and apples. I just de-core an apple or pull the stem off a pear, and within a few minutes it’s all gone – the first time he did it I thought he’d hidden the pear as it had disappeared so fast!
We had a super fun Halloween. During the day we baked Halloween biscuits and carved a pumpkin, then in the evening we went trick-or-treating, and then to a friend’s house for a party where we played lots of games. I’m the ‘mummy’ on the left!
There we go, my October in a nutshell! Did you celebrate Harvest time or Halloween?
I’ll be back again tomorrow with something more crafty! x