This month we’ve….

I can’t believe we are gone through October and now in November. It seems like no length since I was sorting through photos from over the summer.

I’ve looked through some of what I’ve taken *note to self I need a new memory card and here are some happenings with us this past month.

We started off the month with celebrating Dominic’s 12th birthday.

Pizza night

Pizza night

Dominic had a party on the evening of his birthday and his cake of choice was sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce.

I only managed to nab this photo before it was all gone!

He did have a party with his friends on the Saturday after and he had a chocolate cappuccino cake but I forgot to take some photos.

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As I have mentioned many times before Dominic and Caoimhe play the piano as you will have seen from last month’s catch up.

Alan plays guitar and one evening while my sister Eiméar was visiting it turned into a bit of a session. She was showing them how to play the bodhrán. She plays piano, bodhrán and the tin whistle. Our children play the tin whistle, they learn that through school.

Here are some photos I managed to snap from that evening.

First holding and learning

First holding and learning

Next try yourself

Next try yourself

Playing tunes

Playing tunes

October sees the children’s mid-term from school and Halloween.

They put on some halloween songs on the radio in the little boys room and these are the photos I snapped of them. They were all unaware I was there snapping but all were curled up on the beds or lying out listening.

Ruairí and Benjamin curled up.

Ruairí and Benjamin curled up.

Elizabeth lying out

Elizabeth lying out

On the same day but totally not interested in the halloween music were Caoimhe and Evelyn who were hanging out with each other in the girls room and hallway.

Evelyn

Evelyn

Caoimhe

Caoimhe

Caoimhe and Evelyn

Caoimhe and Evelyn

We did do some small amount of dressing up for Halloween. We visited my parents house one evening and the children got their faces painted by Eiméar and ate sweets and generally had Granny and Grandad spoil them, but then isn’t that what grandparents do!

First let me explain about Evelyn’s costume.

This is a pumpkin costume I bought 13, yes 13 years ago and each of the children for their first Halloween were dressed as a pumpkin so naturally that was what Evelyn had to go as, cute isn’t the word for her and I remember thinking that exact same though when each of them were dressed as it to lol.

Evelyn dressed as our traditional pumpkin

Evelyn dressed as our traditional pumpkin

High 5's for James

High 5’s for James

Benjamin, Elizabeth, Ruairí and Caoimhe at the back with their faces painted

Benjamin, Elizabeth, Ruairí and Caoimhe at the back with their faces painted

Alan doing a zombie death stare..I think!

Alan doing a zombie death stare..I think!

James opting for the braveheart look

James opting for the braveheart look

Dominic wasn’t feeling the love of face paint that night and managed to escape the camera a trend I’ve spotted from him this month. Next month it shall be my mission to snap him more.

Earlier in the weekend James had his word up class where he goes and learns about oh such a great many things. For Halloween we had a gathering for a mystery evening which we could wear a costume for.

James and I chose Endeavour Morse and Hercule Poirot. Btw if you know us either James or I these costumes were a no brainer of pick lol.

Endeavour and Hercule!

Endeavour and Hercule!

Now this is the one and only time you are ever going to see this photo here but this is especially for my sister Iris who catches up with all that’s happening with us through the blog.

The only other thing to happen this month was my change of hair colour. I won’t say style as it’s been this short from the middle of the summer and I love it this short! The colour is something I’ve said I’d try from I cut it this short so this was the month I set about getting this colour. Of course this couldn’t have happened without my very talented hairdresser!

Elizabeth and I

Elizabeth and I

So there you have it, all that we have gotten ourselves up to this past October.

See you with November’s update.

Ruth xx

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11 Responses to This month we’ve….

  1. Elizabeth says:

    How cute they all area.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

  2. itwasjudith says:

    I love the pics, a lovely family really!
    I had noticed your hair change but didn’t want to comment… It looks great in my opinion, lighter and much younger 😉

  3. Kepanie says:

    OMGosh. Beautiful children. I love how you have color in your home. Love how you went all out for Halloween! And baby Evelyn. Precious.

  4. Marsha says:

    I love your hair! Color and cut. Both are quite attractive on you. Your children are just adorable. (don’t tell James I just called him adorable) I love seeing how happy all of them are. But then I love children in general. I always wanted a LARGE family, but it was not to be. I am blessed with the 4 I have though. Halloween looked like a fun time and Lady Evelyn is quite cute in her pumpkin costume.

    BTW, the Toffee cake with the butterscotch sauce sounds wonderful. Do you have a recipe for it or is it something you make up? (Because you are that talented.)

    I could hear the bodhrán, just from the pictures. I love Irish music!

  5. Linda S says:

    Thank you for the great family photos Ruth.

    Linda

  6. Faithf says:

    Lot of lovely pics of you all. October is a busy month in our house too, we have three birthdays. I do love Irish music, one day I would love to go to Ireland to soak it all in. I play the tin whistles in my church, and I also have some uilleann pipes, but don’t practise enough to be any good! Love your hair colour, it Iooks so natural on you, although I assumed you are dark really?

  7. Annie says:

    I like the hair colour honey. That picture of Caoimhe and Evelyn is a keeper – you need to pull that one out at weddings and graduations etc! 🙂 Loved the crime costumes at Halloween.

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