Reflections: Week 44-45

I’m genuinely not sure where the weeks are going at the moment. It’s been two weeks again, and I don’t know how that happened!

We made it through all the Halloween celebrations in one piece. In fact, we had a brilliant time! The day itself started with my younger son’s class party, at the end of which I ran down the stairs at school and went to the wee girls party. She enjoyed herself, a lot!

I made it home for a couple of hours, before heading back to school for the annual Halloween parade. My daughter dressed as Supergirl for this event, and walked in the parade hand-in-hand with her ‘cousin’ Superman. The cutest thing ever.

We went straight home from school, before heading back out to our local downtown Trick or Treat. Of course, the wee girl wanted to wear a different outfit for this, so Supergirl became a fairy complete with fairy facepaint… It was all a bit of a rush, but we made it and the first bag fulls of candy made it back to the house.

Another quick turn-around and we headed over to a friends for pizza before going out for some more Trick or Treating. My eldest headed off with his friends, while the rest of us took the little kids out around the school neighbourhood. Wow, what an evening! Lots of fun, lots of amazing costumes, lots of candy.

Needless to say, it took us all a couple of days to recover!

A busy weekend followed; including an evening of high school drama (and excellent production of two one-act plays, an abridged The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Black Comedy), soccer, rocket launching, two birthday parties, swimming and, for me, a lovely Sunday brunch with friends followed by a Kitchen Tour. Yes, that’s right, a tour of 10 local recently completed kitchens – a fundraiser for the schools robotics programme.

All this resulted in me coming down with a nasty virus which wiped me out for much of this week.

So, it’s been an enforced slower week, helped hugely by the fact that the kids had both Tuesday (election day) and Friday (in respect of Veteren’s Day) off.

Thankfully, I’m feeling much better now, as the weekend has been busy so far! My eldest competed at a swim meet today (two personal bests!) while I took the others to a skating party for one of my daughters friends. I had been a little worried about this, as my little girl has never skated, but with the help of the crates, she loved it and is now asking for lessons! My younger son got to have a go for the first time too and also declared it the best thing ever!

Tomorrow will be all about swim classes, Girl Scouts and finishing a school project! AND, my husband is currently on the way to the airport as he’s working in the UK all next week…

Wish me luck!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely couple of weeks. Head over to my Instagram feed to see the rest of this week’s 365 photos…

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4 thoughts on “Reflections: Week 44-45”

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly. Hope you’re feeling better now. Well done to your kids for the skating and especially well done to your biggest boy on his swimming PBs!
    It sounds like you had a very busy Halloween and love the photo of your not-very-scary girl!

  2. Hope you are feeling better now. Sounds like ice skating will be featuring in your routine now then. We have tried a couple of times and it has a been a bit of a disaster. Last time I had to pull H round on a sled, but he’s too big really for that.

  3. It seems you really had a busy day, but you spent the day doing what you love with the people you love. Your kids must have been so happy that were present in all the occasions. It is during such times that parenting becomes real.

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