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Our Halloween 2017

We have always loved Halloween in our house, right from when T was tiny we started by having a couple of baby friends over and they all dressed up as cute baby witches and vampires. From then on we have always carved pumpkins, decorated the house and looked forward to the trick or treaters. Over the last few years the pumpkins have got more elaborate but T is always the happiest with a medium sized one with a wonky and simplistic face, it’s the little things. 

These are our efforts this year 

We also have a tradition of taking a photograph of T with her pumpkin every year So we can look back and see how much she’s grown so here is a snapshot of T every Halloween from age 2 to to 7.

In the past we have had Halloween parties, Been to Halloween fireworks and bonfires but this year T went trick or treating for the first time with her Dad. She has never wanted to go before now but her Dad’s partner has two children of a similar age and so I think she was excited to go with them so she wouldn’t be alone. As much as I was sad she was experiencing a first without me I was also excited for her to go and have fun. No I wouldn’t be there to hold her hand but I had to take a step back this time and just know she would be alright.

Here she is ready to go tonight.

Besides someone had to stay at home for the 8 lots of trick or treaters we had calling!! It must have been the pumpkins that drew them in, or maybe the bats in the windows or Halloween stickers on the door! It was great to see them all dressed up and even the older ones were all so polite 😊

Even though I didn’t have my T today it has really felt like Halloween with chocolate and sweets at work and even a few Halloween Krispy Kremes! I hope you have all had a great Halloween! Here’s the scariest filter I could find and my final use of the 🎃 emoji for this year! 

Happy Halloween!

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Children · Family · happy · Pumpkin · Sisters · Uncategorized

Childhood friendships

So my little girl is 6 and is lucky to have some very good friends. One of those very good friends she has had to sleep over tonight. Once she arrived it was talking at 100 mph, giggles, hugs and excitement like I’ve never seen. Plans were made and beds were laid out. Mid night snacks were discussed and beds were jumped on.  With this amount of energy it was time to take Poppy for a walk. 20161026_175118.jpg

After our walk the play room was decorated for Halloween and then it was pj time. There were snacks and drinks while secrets were written in diaries and then giggling and talking until I started to get sleepy!

All this makes me so happy.

My little girl doesn’t have a sister but this is probably the closest she will ever have to one and it makes my heart melt. The innocent fun of these two beautiful little girls is just simply what happiness is made 0f. Bonds like this are rarely broken and it’s my hope that this friendship remains long into their lives because they are both so similar in their interests and qualities they are like carbon copies of each other in many ways. Never a cross word between them and always thinking of each other they really are two selfless little humans and I can’t wait until they wake up to the surprise in the morning that we are taking them to see Trolls as a treat.

Send ear plugs for when I tell the little darlings please! 😊

Family · Pumpkin · Sundays · Uncategorized

Precious pumpkin memories

Today has been filled with the joys of pumpkin picking! 🎃  now our house is filled with all sorts of squashes, pumpkins, gourds and is looking beautifully autumnal I’m sitting with a mug of tea feeling happy with our achievements today. We didn’t do much in the way of  chores and the DIY didn’t get done but we made the little one smile, lots, and that is far more important. I had my hair put in 4 different plaits, we walked the puppy, picked pumpkins and she had a great riding lesson this morning. Sometimes we just have to prioritise, so guess who will be catching up on the chores all week while munchkin is away for half term? 😉 sacrifices worth making when I see that smile.20161023_141730