Everyone is dressed and ready to go; Cierra as Harry Potter; Matt as Obi Wan Kanobi; Marlee as a princess and Mitchell as a pumpkin. We walked to the neighbours and then they left Mitchell and I to hand out candy while they met up with C & C for a little trick-or-treating. The jury is still out as to which is better - door-to-door or Light the Night. Personally I think Light the Night is WAY warmer and you get the same loot. Come on guys - no brainer!
Marlee and Drew put up the fall decor on the front porch a few days ago. Good job guys! We've gotten a lot of compliments on our "funky" pumpkins - just odd ones from the local grocery store but I liked them.
We all travelled to Toronto to watch Drew and Glenn run the 1/2 marathon. We missed their actual finish (we drove and then took the subway to get to the end) but got to see them in motion as they ran TO the start line! They finished very well - 1:43:08. Nicely done boys!
It was only us after school today so we headed to the library where Marlee and Matthew participated in the open lego room. It was simply a room with a few tables set up and several buckets of lego. And they really enjoyed it. Cierra and I and Mitchell looked at books and we actually ran into 4 families we knew. I'd love to do something like this at church one day!
Mitchell is beginning to REALLY get into his food. I can't say that I enjoy this aspect - but what are you to do when he keeps grabbing the spoon JUST as you get it to his mouth? Or he then spits just enough out to rub all around? Regardless, the other kids are getting a huge kick out of this phase. Yes, it is JUST a phase right?
Drew and the kids went with Melissa and Jan for their annual trip to Port Dover - can you believe they went swimming on Thanksgiving weekend? While they were away I worked outside getting fall clean-up under way.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We had the family over for dinner, talked to Sarah on the phone and enjoyed some quality time together. Nothing fancy but we wouldn't want anything else. We have so much to be thankful for!
Tonight as I was sitting at the back table working on some scrapbooking, Drew was holding Mitchell. He wasn't overly fussy or anything but it quickly became apparent that he only had eyes for me. No matter how Drew was standing, Mitchell would try to turn so that he could see me. We played with this for a while before I took a break to hold him. It was quite fun to see him work this out.
Drew, Mitchell, mom and dad and I went to Queensway Cathedral to see the Hillsong Youth United and the David Crowder Band for dad's birthday. I have to say that we all enjoyed it but were not very familiar with either band's music and it wasn't very "singable" unless you knew them. We knew 3 out of all of the songs sung. None-the-less it was very enjoyable, we have some new music to upload and the restaurant afterwards was REALLY good. Mitchell did amazing, especially for not sleeping. He wasn't too sure about his headphones at first but he did get used to them.
Happy Birthday Ya-Ya and Grandpa John! Ya-Ya received a snickers Marble Slab ice cream cake to share with all of us courtesy of Matt's teacher who received a Terry Fox shirt from Melissa. The giving just keeps going and going and going... (and we'll keep receiving and receiving and receiving - YUUUMMMM!)
We had the best time exploring the forest and the creek around the corner as a family. Drew tried out the backpack for Mitchell for the first time and it was a hit. There were so many cool mushrooms and weird tree trunks and colourful leaves. We had lots of great conversation together.
Marlee and I took part in some barbie/pet shop/polly pocket/barbie furniture GIRL/ one-on-one time while the boys were at hockey (actually Mitchell was on the floor beside us chewing on the toy potty but that's okay).
My worms are famous! Well sort of. A friend of a friend contacted me to start up her own vermi-composting bin. I was only too happy to oblige to pass on some of our red wigglers. They are amazing creatures and do the world a lot of good. With winter coming I need to get our bin going again too.
I am a SAHM striving to balance motherhood, child care providing, volunteering, hobbies and more with being the person God intends for me to be. I have a terrible memory and like to scrapbook so for me this blog ia a place to record those details. So know that I may just add in details and adjust them chronologically. That's just me!