Sorry the posting dropped off so suddenly there. Poor David (who just can NOT seem to catch a break lately) ended up having some minor surgery that ended up being slightly more than minor. It's all good and at not even two weeks post-surgery he's feeling pretty good and he'll be returning to work next week, albeit a little slower and more tired than he should be.
Even with everything else going on, we still managed to carve pumpkins, decorate the house and have a lot of fun!
Halloween was a truly epic two week event this year - there was a big street fair downtown where Adeline's violin group performed, a school party and dance, a house party with some friends and of course trick-or-treating! The girls had a FABULOUS time and enjoyed all the costume fun and of course, the CANDY.
Of course Vivian wanted to be an owl this year, and inspired by her latest obsession favourite movie, Rio, Adeline wanted to be an endangered Blue Spix Macaw. I had a lot of fun making their costumes and they were both thrilled with the outcome and wore their wings, heads and tails as much as I would let them in the weeks before the big night. Halloween night we went to a party and then there was a little trick-or-treating afterwards. Adeline was worn out and she actually asked for it to be over fairly quickly. The two girls still had a fine haul of candy which they finished up in a couple of days. Vivian was pretty thrilled with all the candy in those two days and it's been hard for her to come down off her sugar high. When she was a baby anything sweet would make her cry and cry (trying to feed her a banana seemed cruel, she hated it so much) but now she's got a bit of an obsession with sugar going on. Adeline could take it or leave it, but Vivi likes the sweet stuff a bit too much. We're back to regular eating now, until the candy onslaught of Christmas comes along. Oh Christmas, I'm SO looking forward to you this year. It's going to be GOOD.