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Halloween

I’ve never really celebrated Halloween before, the past two years Ad has took Amellia out to do some trick or treating but I haven’t really got in the spirit of it and left it up to those two to do together, but this year is different. I’ve decided for the first time I’m going to celebrate with them!

Time goes really fast, far too fast. It feels like this year has gone faster than normal to me so I want to embrace all the opportunities we get to spend together and if it means opening up to new things and trying them out well.. I’m going to give it my best shot for the kiddos! Soon enough she will be charging out the door to her friends rather than wanting to spend time with us, so time to make the most of the times we do have together and she wants to spend with us!

For her birthday party this year she has asked to have a Halloween party with her friends in the street so I said why not! I’ve been out and bought lots of decorations, a pumpkin piΓ±ata, light sticks, stickers, Halloween shaped crisps/chips/chicken nuggets and everything else I could find! These kiddos will not be leaving with an empty tummy or an empty bucket anyway.

I’ve bought us all matching jumpers which we will wear all the way through to January! The wonderful elephant bum and teequo worked together on them and I’m totally in love. I always buy jumpers from elephant bum and have only recently found teequo after getting these and they will be getting an order soon from me because they do Disney ones & I totally adore Disney! 😍 check out how awesome these ones are that we all got;

Anyway I’m off to decorate the house and get into the Halloween spirit πŸ˜€ how do you celebrate Halloween?

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Halloween, Christmas, worries & stress!

Following on from the last post; my hubby looked at me like I was mad when I told him my concerns about trick or treating, so he compromised and said just the street we live in, so Compromising is always good, especially when it is with parenting, both parents have to agree on what is to happen! Unless of course it is something one feels very strongly about or is dangerous.
So out they set to go, I decided to come with them to the first house as we know our neighbours, obviously! They answered we had a quick chat, she got some sweets much to her delight and Carried on… For only one more person to answer there door! The people who live opposite that have just moved in! It’s lovely because they have a little girl who is just a little older than My squirt, and the mum is also pregnant and due in January so it’s really nice! In a funny sort of way, She then hadn’t been trick or treating! I then ended up feeling quite bad for her as she was all excited about it… So we went out for a drive and visited a few people who we knew! They all enjoyed seeing her dressed up and she loved getting some more sweets and compliments on her outfit! We went out to buy a pumpkin on Halloween, but all the shops were sold out! One of my hubbies friend who is a green grocer, said that the lack of rain had made it very difficult for farmers to grow pumpkins so there was a shortage! We hunted everywhere.. Just as we were giving up and on the way home, we spotted a grocers and thought let’s stop and have an ask then, we have tried everywhere! Off the hubby went, coming back ten mins later with ‘blue prince’ pumpkins! They were nearly the same as pumpkins… Just smaller.. And white! They were super cute and different! They were a bit small to do any sort of funky design.. But the funniest bit for the little ones is emptying out all the insides! She had great fun scooping it all out.. Putting it into a bowl, putting it to another bowl, rubbing it in her hands, tipping it over her hair and all of that fun stuff! We had lots of fun, and finished the carving off with a toffee apple! How could anyone refuse a toffee apple! My little one ate it and half way through proceeded to tell me “best taste ever!” She then quickly went back to chomping away, she loved it! All in all, it was a nice wee day with a bit of a difference than other days! My little one had a blast and that’s all that matters! πŸ˜€
Here is the outcome of the pumpkins;
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CHRISTMAS!!
So now Halloween has passed… I’m so excited for Christmas… Though the other half says no Christmas till December… Which sucks! I’ll convince him to compromise like I did for Halloween right πŸ˜‰ 25th November sounds good to me.. A month before Christmas .. He can’t complain about that right? πŸ˜‰
Though before Christmas we also have baby excitement! πŸ˜€ nuts to think how close Christmas is and knowing we will have a baby before Christmas.. We need to get prepared!!

I don’t feel prepared at all for this baby.. Furniture is arriving next week though and we have the cot it just needs built, so we are pretty prepared as I can’t think of what we are missing! I think it’s because I am totally occupied with looking after my little three year old and then trying to carry on as normal as possible with the spd! I think with your first one, pregnancy feels like a lifetime, your prepared and have everything bought and sorted a lot earlier because you have nothing else to preoccupy you and so forth! I though don’t think anything can prepare you for labour and actually having a newborn! If it’s your first or your fourth I think it will still always be a big, big change and they are all different so you don’t know what is going to happen! I’m panicking about how my three year old is going to deal with all the huge changes to her life, how I’m going to cope about spending my time with two of them, rather than just my little sparkly princess! I don’t want her to feel jealous, pushed out, left behind.. All those feelings I know that she will! :.( I am panicking about the little baba too.. Thinking I may end up pushing him out because I’m so nervous and worried about pushing my little girl out :.( she is my shinning star, my first born, my little squishy. .
I think I am really panicking that my hubby and his family will just start to push her out, she isn’t his you see. Though we have been together since she was nine month old, she doesn’t know any different, he wouldn’t have it any different either. He adores her so much, he wouldn’t know what to do without her. I know that he won’t push her aside, and he has told me he won’t etc, but I think it’s bound to be a worry right? Have any of you been in that situation!? How did it pan out? I’m sure I’m just being silly, hormonal, over thinking and a typical worrier! It will all be fantastic and she is super excited to be a big sister and for some reason she keeps telling me she can’t wait to change baby brothers bum… Well Darling, you crack on with that, because it’s really not the best bit πŸ˜‰ I’m excited to have him here finally, and be able to drive and walk normally again! He has plenty of blankets, so I can’t wait to get out with my little princess, take her to the park, nice long walks, and all that fun stuff again! Feels like forever since I have had proper time with her not in the house! So I’m going to make a huge effort after baby, getting out as much as we can, rain or shine! I think having this spd has made me appreciate things a lot more, like being able to drive, go to the park, have a dance around the living room with her! I’m going to make sure and embrace and do it all, I’m going to make sure I’m a super duper mummy to both my little cuties! Plan lots of fun things, and random things to do.. Like go for a walk and find six leafs, spot three blue cars and two dogs.. Or something to that extent if you get my drift πŸ˜‰ lol!

Anyway.. I’ll stop blabbering on!
Must keep positive thoughts!
Oh and consultant next Monday, wonder what will be the outcome and if this little man is still on the big side ><
Health visitor tomorrow.. But they just talk at you and say hi before baby is here, right?

Love & Care
WeeOhana xx

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Halloween..?

The past few nights we have had a few Halloween rhymers at out door, I suppose living in a housing development it is expected but it has made me think how bizarre this whole Halloween thing is! We constantly tell our children, don’t talk to strangers, don’t take sweets from strangers and the likes. On Halloween we change these rules, how confusing must this be for little ones! Not only do we tell them to take sweets, we tell them to knock the door of strangers houses and ask for sweets & if they don’t give them any I suppose they are meant to do a trick on them! I haven’t ever been trick or treating, as my mum didn’t like it, so I suppose this may be why I don’t understand it!  I am in two minds if I want to let me three year old do it, mainly because she is only starting to understand that strangers could be danger! She has only just started to be weary of who picks her up and who talks to her, which I am delighted by and have been trying to get her to understand for a while now! Will sending her out on Halloween with her daddy to other peoples houses really help her in the learning curve that she has only just started and took so long to get her to start it? I don’t want her to go backwards in this learning curve, because before she really would have just taken the hand of any stranger who gave her a smile and a hello! Add in someone giving her sweets and I can picture her just running into there house and making herself right at home! Maybe next year she will have learnt completely about this, and then will be bale to go trick or treating and resume back to normal the next day? I just think it is hard for a three year old to process that this is only for one day.. she will be running out of the house trying to knock on doors for sweets for the rest of the month If I let her.. but am I a killjoy if I stop her? what compromises is there?

Hubby has said just n the street and to the people we know.. which to her is about two houses in which she knows who lives in them, yes she does know some of the other people, hubby knows them all.. but to her they are still strangers?

Am I just being an over protective mother?

So; is it really ideal to set her back in her learning just so she can get some free sweets? Or should we just have a ‘spooky’ themed day, go out and buy some pumpkins, sparklers,  toffee apples, sweets and some ‘scary’ movies then  camp in the living room do all the fun things like dunking for apples and so forth! Go shopping for all the ‘treats’ dressed up too? I’ll let you know tomorrow what the outcome is and what the hubby wants..
What do you guys do?

Have a safe and happy Halloween whatever you do!
WeeOhana x