Thursday, October 23, 2008
October, my favorite month...
So, we've done the pumpkin patches & are finally decorating for Halloween. Our neighbor's annual Hallowwen party is this weekend. The big thing we look forward to in October though is the darling husband's birthday weekend. He took off work, we took our oldest out of school and went to the very edge of Virginia, to the empty police camp with our friend ( & Joaquin's godmother) Brunie--the same place we celebrated the birthday last year.
We fished and and my oldest caught the big one that we ate for breakfast, we had a huge Bday German dinner with real wurst from the German Gourmet in Falls Church. The man in my life brewed an Oktoberfest brew for the occasion, he brought the whole keg. Since I am expecting, I only had a few sips, but it was a great beer! The breakfasts were huge, we went to a couple of wineries and we hit a Scottish festival. The kids played with other kids, Brunie invited friends that brought their grandkids.
Here are some highlights: I relaxed, Joaquin experienced his first moon bounce in the capable hands of his godmother, the little guy loved riding across the camp field in a truck and my Creature--fun loving as always.
- I'm just a mom in the world. A crunchy Catholic mama of 6 trying to make sense of it all and stay positive. 5 boys here & 1 in heaven. One awesome man who I get to grow old with. I help new moms breastfeed. I`m happy. I don`t go to shows or dance clubs every night but I would if I could. Where`s the nanny? When I see her she`s SO fired! One of my boys is super sweet and sensitive, another one is a holy terror. I learn a ton from all of them daily. Like Nigella says, as any parent of small children knows,there comes a point in the day where you can`t go any further without a drink! I love cocktail hour. I`d like nothing more than to be with my family and some good friends surrounded by tropical plants drinking a margarita listening to the Eagles. I don`t care about trendy, I like that grungy 70`s vibe.