October Odds & Ends

Apr 29, 2016

The catch up game continues! October is typically one of our busiest months of the year. This year was a little more low key than usual... no big trips or events, but we still managed to fit a lot in.

I started the month off with a lot of peg painting. I love all the different requests I get from customers. 

I took lots and lots and lots and lots of photos of Shark Bait...

KJ sent me the green sand we "collected" when I visited her in August and the hibiscus I was given as a gift when Shark Bait was born had various beautiful blossoms throughout the month.

The weather was amazing, so the boys and I spent lots of time outside. Our many walks to the park were a highlight of the month, especially the ones that ended with us arriving home just as a rainstorm started. Man Cub and I would then sit in the garage with the door open and watch the rain. I could really use a good rainstorm right about now.

More often than not, Man Cub's dinosaurs and other plastic toys would accompany us to the park. Sometimes they would end up being played with in the sand, and sometimes they would keep me company on the bench, watching Man Cub play.

I finally fit into a pair of non-maternity pants and excitedly wore them to a church activity. And when I walked in, my friend Cindy and I were dressed exactly alike. We both got a kick out of that. 

I painted a really special peg project in honour of one of my dear friend's 40th birthday. I had photographed their family the Christmas before, so I took one of their family portraits and turned it into a peg shadow box. I absolutely love how it all came together.

Man Cub slept until 10am one morning (at the time, he was typically getting up around 5:30am!) When he woke up, his diaper was completely dry and he immediately went into the bathroom and used the potty. These were both pretty major accomplishments so I let him have chocolate pie for breakfast. Mom of the year.

Beebs had to make "something you wear" for her monthly project in October. I'm not sure how we ended up with this jellyfish hat, but we are both pretty proud of our handiwork. 

The weekend of October 18th marked one year since one of the most epic weekends of my life... One year since the weekend where I reached my lowest weight since having children one day, ran and PRed at my second half marathon the next day, and got a positive pregnancy test on the third day.

One year later, things looked a little different for the crew I did the Lake Powell half with... two of us had babies and the other two added lots of new racing bling and PRs to their collections. It was fun to be able to snap a picture of 3 of the 4 of us from that half marathon exactly one year later.

 It might seem logical to assume that my three year old decorated his brother's face during nap time... but no. This is the handy work of my 32 year old.

Snapped a cute picture of my girlies together as we walked to the grocery store for donuts one day. 

Shark Bait got lots of lovin' from his siblings... and sometimes the lovin' was a little too much perhaps. 

My mum sent me this photo of my grandfather, her dad. Does he look familiar? I'm thinking Shark Bait might have a little more of me in him than the rest of my wee ones, who tend to be little clones of their dad. 

Diapers, wipes, hairbows, grocery list, Glock. Yup. I've got everything! I contributed to Bruce being late for work one day and in his rush to leave the house, he forgot his gun. Which meant I had to run it to him. Which meant putting it in my diaper bag. I couldn't help but laugh as I was driving along and looked over at the contents of my diaper bag. Such is the life of a police wife. 

See... all kinds of fun and excitement in October. Nothing extra big or out of the ordinary, but lots of little things that made for a fun and busy month.

1 comment:

  1. The dinosaurs on his face reminds me of the Cheerio challenge. Have you seen that? It's pictures of parents stacking as many Cheerios as they can on their kid's faces while they sleep.


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