Monday morning, Eloise was happily kicking and throwing as many leaves as she could on her way to nursery while trying to catch any that fell in her direction.
Shortly after Lachlan lucked out with a cake date with Juju and Caleb. Although he had an accident while he was distracted with the toys, Lachlan’s toilet training is a work in progress, we have started venturing out in undies.
It was a tricky ride to work, although I didn’t have to worry about the deer knocking me off.
Tuesday was a double win, Lachlan had a successful toilet training day and so did his owl which he is also working on. Unfortunately, his owl was a bit unwell, Lachlan spent the day looking after her.
Wednesday, Lachlan was all action with lots of stairs play, which shouldn’t be a thing but you try to stop him.
There is usually quite a high noise floor throughout a house, you can tell when Lachlan is usually up to something when you can start hearing your own thoughts. He does love a good balloon hide.
This week we have all enjoyed playing with Eloise’s new birthday toys. Both Lachlan and Eloise have been testing their patience learning how to win and lose.
Thursday was rained out, Lachlan stayed snug on the couch while making all sorts of aliens to chase Super Mum. Sadly, the days of naps seem to be drying up as it was games inside.
Leftover sparklers were the pre-bed entertainment, Eloise was not sure.
Friday morning it was time to swap the books, Lachlan was sad to return “yellow Wally” while we waited for Eloise at Gymnastics.
The lack of naps has started catching up with Lachlan who could not keep his eyes open while we swung past ASDA to pick up a pumpkin.
Luckily Lachlan was full of energy when we got home and Lachlan was able to help Eloise carve their pumpkin, sadly Grandpa was not here to help this year. Eloise’s third year carving she is becoming a pro.
Saturday morning after some final words we were on our way to Football Buzz, luckily the Scottish Premier League had overturned Lachlan’s red card and year’s salary fine after last weekend, perhaps his Ronaldo top had got to his head. He was excited to return but had also decided to bring his breakfast with him. Besides a few cheeky runs back to his seat to nibble on breakfast mid-class he was well-behaved and kicked some good goals with his friends.
After a good session we noticed the sky was indeed blue so decided to make the most of it with the long walk into town. We think both of the kids have had recent growth spurts, the pram is making new noises.
Exhausted we just made it to the centre for some quick window shopping and party gifts, Eloise has a busy social calendar filling up. Unfortunately, Lachlan had another accident that filled up his shoe, so we quickly trained home while he kept saying “oh no”.
It was a lovely dinner at a colleague’s Saturday night, Lachlan absolutely loved the chicken dish. He was having a great time playing with the pet cat, he is missing Frankie. It had been a big day and the kids were asleep halfway through the five minute drive home.
Saturday morning the UK clocks moved back an hour to Greenwich Mean Time. Super Mum and the kids did a terrific job decorating spooky cupcakes. Lachlan loved a cheeky squirt of icing in his mouth. Eloise took her decorating very seriously.
Lachlan took a page out of Super Mum’s book and quickly whipped up a classic ghost costume.
Dressed to impress we made our way through the torrential rain to our first family Halloween party.
Lachlan was happy to play with the pumpkin dog, he really loves animals. It was not long though before he remembered his favourite ball pit.
Pass the Spider had all the kids’ attention, both Eloise and Lachlan were well-trained after her party. There were some great costumes.
The big crocodile then courageously held up the pinata while the sugar-filled kids all lined up under the aboriginal art piece.
It was such a brilliant party and the kids had a great time playing with their friends.
Sunday finished off a massive week of football as “three days after scrapping past a stubborn Iran side, the Matildas have rediscovered their groove by defeating the Philippines 8-0 in front of a record crowd at Perth Stadium as their Olympic qualification campaign charges onwards”.