We say goodbye to September…
For the first time in a long time, last month was really slow for us. Not only had we just got home from America the first week, we also started school. You would think that would make this mont fly by, being busy but it seems like we have already been home and done so much for months not just weeks. I have had a lot more time to work so maybe the days are going slower because I no longer have children at home with me to run around and take care of. Maybe my vertigo is to blame as I haven’t been driving around as much as I normally do running errands. Driving is still slightly dodge for me and going into places like the grocery store take me an hour to recover. But we are slowly getting back to normal and onto a new routine for the kids as much as for myself.
I am working on a new day time work routine. Having worked from home since MM was born, I normally work after the kids go to bed until about midnight for the past four years. It’s crazy when I think how late I used to stay up some nights just to keep up with a toddler, a newborn, the house, and a full time job. Now, I have both in school, where my nights can be filled with reading books, watching trashy tv series with hubby, or a movie and popcorn. I can chill out for the evening and take a hot bath if I want. I don’t think I could go back to working nights again but I do miss having my babies at home with me. It just seems too quiet.
The kids are loving school. They love that they see each other so much. They both have the same outdoor playtime and from what I have heard they stick together like glue. I think it’s great for MM, who is shy and prefers to be lead to have her brother out of the playground the first year she is in school. Next year, he will be in juniors. I know, how did that happen! So she will have to work on her independence as she won’t have lunchtime and playtime with her brother after this year.
We have had a mix up of weather lately. As you can see from this month’s Snapshots & Scenes video…. it’s been warm and sunny out in the new garden and freezing cold bundled up in our winter wear. Sometimes you can get beautiful weather in the UK in the Fall but it doesn’t seem like we are getting much this year, unfortunately. Maybe this means a lovely dry, winter. Our family has been enjoying Autumn adventures and getting over our holiday blues finally. Takes us a few weeks after jetlag to truly stop missing America and prepare for the holidays ahead.
OUR FAVORITE THINGS LAST MONTH:
Playing in the fallen, colorful leaves at the park.
Hanging out with friends in our new garden.
Having a garden disco after school.
Buying MM first bike with no training wheels.
Starting school and new workdays.
Spending more weekends as a whole family (Daddy isn’t golfing every Saturday has been a real treat).
Baking some Halloween treat with the kids (recipes coming soon).
Getting to know our neighbors more.
WHAT IS SNAPSHOTS & SCENES?
It’s a monthly linky showcasing our favorite photos or favorite video clips from the month put together in a short video. Those clips you film but just leave sitting on your phone are perfect for this. You can do just photos or just a video or both like me. You don’t have to be a vlogger or a photographer, this is a great linky for beginners because we are all learning along the way together.
WHO CAN JOIN US?
Anyone! If you have just one favorite photo or twenty or a 60 second vlog to 5 minutes. It’s all welcome to look back on the month and share the things that make you smile and happy.
Take a peak at what the other cohosts have been doing this past month and link up below!
THE SNAPSHOTS & SCENES TEAM
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