This past weekend was a busy one. I think it seemed busier to me since I lacked sleep for most of it. It happened to be the weekend that two groups that I am part of had parties, mix that with taking care of children and cleaning parts of the apartment 😱, let’s just say I’m glad that this does not happen for me every weekend. Although, getting up both mornings this weekend to deal with the kids, it was still worth it. ♥😊
This week has already started off different. Instead of my youngest going to OT on Friday, she was able to move him to today, since she took that day off which was awesome because he loves OT, especially all the swings that we don’t have. I’ve looked at possibly getting something that installs in the door frame but he really likes to swing and spin. He comes by the honestly. 😉 Let’s just say he would hit the door frame constantly. I’ve looked at various tripods and such, but the stability just isn’t there or he would run into the polls while trying to spin. So a hard point(s) it is, but it will have to wait until we get into a different place.
After OT we usually run errands or just chill because that’s his day off preschool, so when he had to get ready for school and on the bus he wasn’t so sure about that. Pushing through a few tears and whining, off to school he went. I can tell he had a busy day full of sensory things as he passed out within 15 mins of being put to bed. It usually takes him a little while to calm down and pass out. Nope, not so tonight. 💤
Of course the older two managed to clean and vacuum their rooms today, even if they complained while they did. I learned that Netflix remade the Popples show, who knew? Also listened to Dork Diaries for a bit with my daughter. It’s funny because I would have never thought my children would read books like me (several at once) but we are listening to Brave and How to Train Your Dragon while in the car, then they have other chapter books they read/listen to every evening. I think it’s pretty cool but I’ve also found out that listening to the books on CD makes me sleepy. I guess you can say there is something soothing about being read to.
The rest of the week looks to be busy for me but relaxing for the kids with only 2 days of school this week. Thanksgiving plans sort of, kinda made for staying home on Thursday with taking the kids to my parents for a bit on black Friday, no shopping for me that day. Here’s to hoping this holiday will be a bit more relaxed, fewer upsets, more food consumed (less chasing the youngest while food is warm), and me not losing my mind or sleep due to the change in routine.
These past few days have been interesting. My phone’s screen just quit working. It blinks and makes noise but that’s about it. Before I took it to the store hubby did a complete wipe and restart. Sadly, I did not have pictures nor phone numbers backed up. 😢 I have some of the pictures loaded to different social media sites, so at least I didn’t lose everything. It’s also not the first time that pictures have been lost. We still have 2 computers that need the hard drive pulled so that we can take pictures off of them. I’m sure it will be another 3-4 years before we get to it. So is life.
Besides being off of my phone all weekend, hubby and I went out to see Dr. Strange in IMAX 3D with some of the people he games with. Let me say, the movie was amazing! Loved it! I may have a thing for sacred geometry and also mandalas. So you can imagine how excited I was. ♥
To complete the weekend, we were lucky enough to see the big bright super moon on our way home tonight with the kids. It is beautiful. 🌑 😉
Today is apparently my 3rd year blogging anniversary under this account. It’s shocking that I only have one other post to show for it but that’s what is to be expected when you choose to make a fresh start. I’m sure that parts of my old posts will find their way into this blog somehow as those things about me haven’t really changed, I just preferred to let them go… off into the deep dark(?) internet abyss and start over, if you will. 🎈
There was quite a bit of fun with crafts, hiking, and most things pumpkin with the kids this year. They had a blast and I tried harder to get in more pictures than I usually do. It tends to be hard to deal with all 3 kids while working the camera on my phone in the middle of whatever we are doing. But I managed to get a few pictures that turned out well. I’m hoping to actually upgrade to a new camera within the next year, as the old family one was handed down to my daughter & oldest son to use. They had fun taking turns taking pictures when the battery was charged. 😊
Our normal Halloween countdown was used but instead of me putting in ideas each day each child choose what they wanted to do for that day instead of everyone doing the same thing. We also went to a different pumpkin patch this year. Kids had fun & pumpkins were cheaper with free things for the kids to do there as well. It was the first year of just the kids & I and surprisingly enough, it worked out. I even managed to get some pictures. Good gods, there seemed to be quite a few firsts the past month. (O.O)
So with Trick-or-Treating, Trauma & Fall leading into Winter, I’m hoping to continue to push past the usual. Continue to find, create and capture those moments with family & friends. But most of all, to keep growing, learning & digging deeper roots.