Bay wanted to dress up as a skeleton for Halloween. Ian came home early from work and painted the scariest skeleton face ever. Seriously disturbing. He is very talented. Let's hope he uses his powers for good...
Even little Iona dressed up.
There was a Halloween party at the school, with trick or treating on the street where the school is. There was an amazing atmosphere. Lots of the neighbours had dressed up, including a brilliant dead Mexican bride. Someone projected a Nosferatu the Vampyre film on a house end wall. Bay was hugely excited. Unfortunately I didn't get photos of all of this.
When we drove back home afterwards the street seemed very dead and I pined to live near the school for a few minutes. I do appreciate what I have here though. Maybe it is a transition period now with Bay starting school and starting to live a new life. It was always a disadvantage and disjointed going to school in another town.
On Saturday we went to see Peter and the Wolf in town and afterwards went to a Falafel restaurant and got lovely mezze. Out of all the lovely mezze Bay chose to eat a lemon sandwich...
Bay was on half term from school and it was my first extended period minding the two children together. It was ok mostly, and nice to have her around, but she wanted to spend every moment playing with me and wherever I was, she was too. I think she found it difficult to share me, but didn't want to say anything negative about Iona, which was a struggle for her. And me. There was rushing and emotional outbursts and exhaustion over the week, and getting stressed needlessly, but there was also a lot of love and fun, and I am holding onto that as tightly as I can. I am still feeling that winning the lottery feeling, especially as we heard something very sad. A little two week old baby boy, Beau, in the extended family, tragically died this week, we think from a Strep B infection. A shocking loss that words wouldn't describe.
It's good around here. x