Monday, 20 November 2017

46 & 47/52

Another busy couple of weeks means zero time for the blog and no great pictures plus two Living Arrows posts in one again. I look SO forward to the end of this semester for me so I can relax a little,stop thinking about how I'm going to write this essay, enjoy Christmas and play catch up on this space. Three more weeks. Wish me luck!

Week 46
"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: My boys was asked to join and play with the rep team for the weekend when they travelled to Coquitlam to compete in a tournament.  He played well throughout the tourney but got two fantastic goals and received the MVP in the first game. As ever, I felt very proud of him!

Lily: Her Pathfinders troup had a Murder Mystery party this week and she had the role of Miss Arizona who turned out to the murderer!!! Lily couldn't have been more pleased with her role :) She loved getting all dressed up and acting according to the bio that was given to her the week before. She didn't know she was the murderer until she got to the party but suspected (and hoped) she was. Our leaders do a real exceptional job! Lily loves her Tuesday evenings at Pathfinders.  

Their together shot this week includes their Uncle Kevin. We had such a busy week and then travelled to the tourney and this was the only picture I'd taken with the two of them in it. 

Week 47

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Although he is still very fearful of large dogs, he sure LOVES our babies. 

Lily: She got this new dress while we were in the city and claimed it made her want to jump. I must also include a quote from her this week. The kids and I were driving home from school and Jackson and I were chatting about an incident at the high school involving some very bad kids. Lily was in the back seat and I thought, off in her own little world but mumbles "Kids are slowing turning into animals." It was so quiet but hilarious.  

Linking up with Donna and others again over at Living Arrows 
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Pumpkin Patching

I'm not sure how much longer I can continue this tradition but managed once again to get to a pumpkin patch for some pics with the kids. Jackson may have taken a bribe this year but once we got there he was keen. He's a very good sport for his Mama and I'm so grateful that he is. Huge ugly black clouds loomed above us but we managed to get some shots, conquer the corn maze and play a few games before the rain began and we headed back to the car. The Laity Pumpkin Patch is the same one I took Jackson to when he was just a year old and I don't know that we've been back since. It's a great place with loads of fun activities especially if you have younger children. I would totally recommend it. Another year, another patch. Check out previous years here andhere.

45/52


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: He dressed for pictures but didn't actually go trick or treating this year. Lots of kids his age still go out but he decided against it. He joined us to go to both grandparents houses (and to light a few fireworks off) but then went his own way. He went to a buddies place with a bunch of others and they lit off fireworks and had hot dogs and treats. It was the right choice and he came home with a smile on his face but I did feel a little sad because he's so old already. 

Lily: Mary Poppins had a super night and came home with too much loot as usual. So many people were delighted to see her happy costume. I offered to take her umbrella several times during the night but she was keen to play the part til the end. 

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