Well with October being the month of Halloween, and Sam loving fancy dress as much as he does, our family portrait really had to be like this, didn’t it?
My son likes to pretend that he’s a cat, so he decided to ditch the vampire look he’s sported for the past few years and go feline. Thing is, the shops seem to think that only girls like to dress up as cats so this outfit is a very slinky velour number complete with pink bow tie, sequins and matching tutu! I managed to convince him to leave the tutu off but the rest of the outfit must have been worn for at least two hours every day since we bought it three weeks ago. Not a bad return for a £10 outfit I’d say. He even accessorised the ears today with a little orange bow he found in his craft box – it probably just lacked the special little something he was looking for!
We’re not having a Halloween party at our house this year so there was a bit of a delay in me bringing the decorations down from the loft. It was only on Thursday afternoon when I suddenly realised we only had a few days to go when it all got a bit crazy at Rainbeaubelle HQ.
Two plastic boxes of spooky tat pretty much exploded into the house – the stairs are trimmed with pumpkin tinsel and nylon spider webs; the ‘eyeball’ fairy lights are switched on and the plastic spiders are hanging from every door handle in the house. While we were messing about with it all it seemed a good a time as any to get our Me and Mine photos for this month. Note to self – I must invest in a tripod and stop balancing my trusty Nikon on top of the recycling bin!
As I join in with the Me and Mine portrait posts every month, I’m usually sat here writing that I can’t believe how fast the past month has gone. It doesn’t feel like that this time, October seems to have been a long month and we have packed quite a lot in. I’ve gone back to work, I’ve had a weekend away with friends, we’ve been to the Lakes for a few days and I’ve even managed to fit in a bit of redecoration in the kitchen too.
My first few days back in the office were a bit teary, but I feel like it’s getting easier with each working day and maybe we all feel better being in a bit more of a settled routine.
There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t see or hear something and think, I must tell Rog about that, Rog would love that, or I must remind him of some funny memory that we have from over the years. I often think I should write all this down, but then what would be the point> In many ways I feel that would make me feel even more lonely without him.
Sam has been a great friend to me this month and we seem to be laughing more and arguing less. Florence, too, seems to be growing up so fast and seeing her relationship grow with her brother is really lovely to see. She talks about her daddy most days, which nearly always brings a tear to my eye but deep down I love that she mentions him so much. He’s clearly on her mind as well as mine.
So that was our October in a nutshell. How was your month?
This post is linked up with the Me and Mine project – hosted by Dear Beautiful, Bump to Baby, Capture By Lucy, Let’s Talk Mommy, Mummy Daddy Me and Tigerlilly Quinn – where you take a photograph a month of your family all together.