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Who doesn't love some pumpkin pictures in November? This is so me and my life right now, forever playing catch up. All good intentions but the time just gets away with me. You know I'll be the person talking about Christmas and sharing pictures in February ;)

So October, it was a bit of a whirlwind month. I took my driving test. Failed. Turns out I'm an overall good driver but when I mess up, well, I go big. In truth I didn't feel ready to pass and then drive around with my two boys in the backseat. The idea of driving doesn't freak me out, I actually quite enjoy driving, but the thought of my babies in the car with me makes me feel sick. When you're learning to drive (and doing so correctly) you realise just how many people drive like it's wacky races. I know it's a confidence thing and I'll get there. For now though it's more lessons for me and throwing even more money at the situation, joy :/


Halloween was a huge hit with the boys this year. Before now it's been an occasion that has pretty much passed us by. I remember our first ever experience of pumpkin picking being very anticlimactic but this time the boys loved inspecting all the different pumpkins until we made our final selection. We had to laugh though, they were still more enamoured by the apples rather than the pumpkins. Well I guess you can eat an apple right there and then. Pumpkin Shumpkin.


This was also the year the boys discovered trick or treating. Before now we didn't live in an area big on trick or treating, Caleb used to hate dressing up, Archie was too little, and so it was a holiday that would just pass us by. Fast forward to now and Caleb absolutely adores dressing up, we planned to do a quick trick or treat in our own street with the young kids living there, but once we went out we bumped into lots of other people we knew and ended up out around the neighbourhood. I was curious as to what the boys would make of trick or treating. Out after dark knocking on houses they didn't even know. The penny dropped by the first house though that sweets were involved, and right there two Halloween converts were born. It once again has made me feel so happy we made the move when we did. Can you believe come the end of this month we will have been in our home a year?! Crazy. Especially since I still have boxes I haven't even unpacked, ha!


October break meant some much needed time spent with our family in Liverpool and celebrating my cousin's birthday and my sister's 30th too. I love how excited the boys get at the mention of going to Liverpool, Caleb now proudly tells me he has two beds. One at home and one in Liverpool. He even asked if he could stay in Liverpool. Ahh making this mama's scouse heart proud.


Talking of Caleb and his various chats recently, I've come to realise that due to his speech delay I've gone fairly unscathed when it comes to the embarrassment brought on by your children loudly declaring something in public that makes you cringe to your very core. Well, rest assure I think my time is up, and Caleb may make up for it two fold now. He's yet to embarrass me in public but oh the questions he has asked me recently!!! The one that tops them all off has to be when we were in the Marks and Spencer's disabled and baby change toilet (thank god we weren't in the public cubicles). As usual we all piled into the toilet, complete with Archie's pram. As Caleb finished up washing his hands I decided to have a quick toilet stop myself. Oh the days of peeing alone, I miss them, like REALLY miss them. Usually the boys don't bat an eyelash, because well of course they see me peeing often enough as solo peeing is not allowed. This time however I could see Caleb watching me curiously. He was about to speak, I braced myself for the usual questions....'Have you had a poo or a wee?'....'Can I see?' (eh no you bloody can't!!). But oh no, not today, today he would ask....'Mum, why do you have a beard?' (As he intently looked at my nether regions)

Yep, that's right. Now I have a four year old slating me for not being more attentive to that poor area. I felt like replying, 'Mummy has a beard there because mummy has two kids and no time to herself!'. But instead, I laughed, I laughed hard, which let's be honest is never a good thing to do if you'd prefer your child not to repeat 'said' phrase. Caleb starting laughing too, 'Mummy, has a beard'. Then Archie joined in. I then had visions of the world (more importantly his nursery) being told, 'Hey my mummy has a beard down there.'

Someone please dig me a big hole to crawl in, or better still book me a bikini wax.

Oh and feel free to share your embarrassing children stories with me, come on, make me feel less alone out on this ledge here ;)

Annnnnd on that note, I'll say goodbye for now, and happy November!! I'll schedule in my November update for January ;)


If you want to read about our first ever pumpkin experience you can find it here. Classic case of a parent being far more excited then their own child. It would also seem I have a thing for posting pumpkin pictures in November too ;)

Also I know this post would have been more helpful in October for those locally looking for pumpkin picking, but if you're thinking for next year we picked ours at Craigie's Farm.


7 comments

  1. Claire this post is a delight!!! From the gorgeous pumpkin pics of your boys to the Liverpool bed to the beard - the latter which really made me chuckle :) and as for posting about October in November - I'm in that club too, busy mamas that we are! Happy November honey xx

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    1. Yay for posting October in November! I feel we may have made up for it though posting about December in November, ha! Thanks for the lovely comment as always, dear xx

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  2. Oh my. I have just clicked through to this post from instagram and I have been roaring with laughter. So so funny.
    My now 4 year old (who always suffered with constipation) asked me in a very busy toilet in Heathrow Terminal 2 "mummy, are you doing a big smelly poo? Just be calm mummy, you can hold my had while you push" with me frantically declaring in a very loud voice for the benefit of the queue outside "NO DARLING IM JUST DOING A VERY QUICK WEE" ha ha que lots of muffled sniggers from the queue when I did step outside. The shame of it!
    Loving your blog, I'm off to read lots more of your posts x

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    1. Thank you for this, I cried laughing. Ahhh out of the mouth of babes, you really do just have to laugh don't you. Thank you so much for stopping by and not leaving me hanging on that embarrassing ledge solo ;) xx

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  3. This made me laugh so hard! I can't wait to go pumpkin picking next year with my children. Your pictures are gorgeous! xx Leanne

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    1. Thank you so much, Leanne. You really should, I guarantee you'll get just as much satisfaction out of it as the kids! xx

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  4. These pictures are so gorgeous! You write so well too 😘 Xxx

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