Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy (early) Halloween...

The kids are going to Castledyke School's Halloween disco tonight. They normally hold it a lot closer to Halloween, but they will be on their half term break next week. So tonight Edith will be dressing as a witch and Dylan will be a zipper faced ninja. Fun, huh?

They are both excited to go to the disco. Last year, Edith won the prize for best costume as the Corpse Bride. They love getting dressed up, and they love to dance. I really just want this night to be over already.

I am at work right now, and when I get home I have to get the kids ready, feed them dinner, and get them over to the dance by 6pm. Oh, and Amy will be there for dinner as well. Then I will need to pack bags for them to go to the caravan with their grandparents for 3 nights, and pack bags for Martin and myself to go to London for the weekend. We will be attending a costume party down there, so the packing is going to be involved. Then I will be back at work tomorrow morning and working until 3pm. After which we will drive over to the caravan sight in Yorkshire and then head down to London. I'm already exhausted!

Things are going well here, though the year is flying by far too quickly for my liking. I have missed all the apples and pears this year. It seems as though they were nearly ripe one morning and falling from the trees the next. I wish I'd made some applesauce or something. But hey ho, it is what it is. Christmas will be upon us before we know it. And I haven't even made my Christmas pudding yet!

Martin has a new boss at work. Chris and Danny sold the business to a man called Phil. Jury's still out on this development. Could be good, could be a disaster. It's still early days. But Martin is at a work related golf tournament today, so he's a happy man for the time being. Green King Brewery, I think. Last year he golfed at their event with our brother-in-law John, and they won. Fingers crossed for this year!

I have been busy doing all sorts of crafty things. Most recently, I made Edith a black crocheted witch's fascinator and fingerless gloves for her Halloween costume. They look amazing. I've also been re-making my living room rug (for the third time!) and sewing a long ivory cloak for an angel costume. Lots of fun crafts going on!

Edith came home with a student of the week award last week. Apparently, she was in charge of supervising an art project in her class, and she did a great job. That doesn't surprise me. She is a very assertive young lady!

Dylan got a gold award for number bonds in maths. He continues to excel in maths and science, and so far he still wants to be a scientist when he grows up. I know that he will be more than capable of that!

Unfortunately, my genius children woke me up at 5am today, after I stayed up until 1am working on Edith's Halloween costume. So I am going to stop typing before I fall asleep at my desk, and get some work done.

PS Watch Facebook or Instagram for photos of the kids in their costumes!

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