Eloise and Lachlan are doing their best not to adjust to the clock’s changing over the weekend, concerningly Dad has not needed an alarm for his 06:00 meetings. Eloise and Lachlan have been playing very well together (most of the time) which is always lovely to see. Lachlan was happy when he found his dino.
It was shaping up to be an okayish day, bloody cold but the kids were doing their best to tempt the fake sun to appear.
The early starts were quick to hit even Lachnado who slipped upstairs to make himself comfy.
Eloise was thrilled to get a special chauffer-ridden joy ride to nursery while Lachlan was shouting at Super Mum from his royal carriage to run along and keep up, “faster faster”.
Monday’s job for Super Mum and Lachlan was to scout the local area in preparation for Halloween and plan a route. No surprises this resulted in Lachlan leading Super Mum to the PG.
Dad was home late Monday night, Eloise and Lachlan were not impressed but a good ol’ night walk can wait for nobody. It is perfect now that the clocks have shifted.
Tuesday we were all absolutely thrilled to wake up to the fantastic news back home. The kids were happy to welcome another cousin to the World. Lachlan was already calling her cousin and trying to make her laugh. Congratulations!
After all the cousin chat and general Tuesday morning hooliganism, there was only one way Eloise was getting to nursery on time, back on the mighty Brompton.
Tuesday was Halloween, Eloise was excited to be able to wear dress-ups to nursery. The mum goss on the streets was that they were equally happy as everyone is more cooperative in dress-ups.
After a massive day at nursery counting pumpkins, Eloise was happy for a Daddy pickup after dance. Lachlan was equally exhausted after a big day at the pool with Juju.
As soon as Lachlan had finished his dinner he threw on his wee ghost costume, grabbed his telescope and was on the lookout for trick-or-treaters.
Lachlan was jumping up and down when Juju approached the house. The kids finalised their costumes and we hit the streets. Their third year trick-or-treating together they grabbed their buckets and flew out the blocks.
Lachlan was having a great time embracing his ghost character. Their buckets were filling up quickly as they dashed between doors, taking one treat at a time to avoid the rigged candy bowl.
After cleaning out the local area we headed towards the local loch, this is where Lachlan’s scouting started paying dividends.
Eloise, Juju and Lachlan had hit the jackpot, we are always blown away that people make hundreds of Halloween goodie bags for the kids to take away. The kids had to work hard for their treats though by telling jokes. Juju’s courage to stand up and deliver her signature joke “What is a pumpkin’s favourite game?… Squash” was impressive. Eloise was a bit more cautious sticking to the “Happy Halloween, trick or treat?” line with a big “thank you”. Lachlan grew into the night with the odd chitter chatter here and there. It was always funny to see the three of them skipping away from the houses giggling after filling their buckets up a bit more.
After a couple of hours, we were starting to freeze so headed back for hot chocolates to warm up and check the scores. They had all done well in the sweeties department after another successful night trick-or-treating.