Radio silence for a bit around here on the blog. November is one of the busiest months in the year for us. There are so many things going on in this month and incredibly sometimes on the same day that it can get a bit hectic. I am still overwhelmed and humbled by the amount of visitors I get on here every day- even when I do not post. So thank you.
This was Halloween. Obviously. Miss F was three things for Halloween. A Minnie Mouse for a parade, a ladybug for school and for the night of Halloween an owl. Mr. S was Luke Skywalker and Miss P was a robber. We beat the rain by a few minutes and they had such a great time.
I think the cooking bug has spread to the kids as well. Miss P has been making nachos and milkshakes. Miss F has helped bake a pumpkin bread, eggplant and cupcakes. Mr. S has made his favorite cucumber dip. I have to say it has been enjoyable to do this with them.
I think being in a house full of very dominate girls can be a bit too stressful and over whelming for Mr. S. There have been some changes made in the home and he has only benefited from them. He has been relishing in not getting lost in the shuffle and he and I have been getting some one on one time. We have been taking Sadie for walks while he rides his bike. We have been going to the library. At night after I put Miss F to bed, we sit in bed watch TV, read and just talk. Last week he turned to me and said, “This is the best time of day for me now. It is special.” I knew for months something was amiss and I think we are all much happier and more chill now with the way we run the home now.
Every Monday- Friday like clock work, Sadie perches her chin on the window and waits for Mr. S to get off the bus. She gets there and waits for at least 10 minutes. I love that about her. She even has settled down now and the stress level has dropped considerably. She still has a lot of energy, but she is definitely more calm. I have had a love-hate relationship with this one.