Monday, November 18, 2019

Another check-up in the books!

Visits with our oncologist are becoming less about Callum's (terrific) health, and more about "what's new" in our respective lives. Everyone at the clinic still thinks he's the cutest little chatterbox, but now they also marvel at how tall and big he's grown.  :)

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Annual cookie exchange

I didn't decide on my cookie/recipe to tackle this year until just a couple of days ago.  But, it's a lovely cookie and I'm so glad I decided to go after it!!

These are Mary Berry's Viennese Whirls.  Quite delicate.  A little on the sweeter side.  But absolutely perfect with a spot of tea.  :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


I couldn't help myself!!  LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Assignment: Support your thesis with evidence

Well. This should be good..... 🤔🤣🤣🤣

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fall is in the air

This morning was quite chilly - the fog was still surrounding us as I walked the boys to the bus today. Shortly after, I took Benji out for a quick walk and had to snap this pic of the lovely fall colors. Just love it!

Trick-or-Treating with friends

Logan headed over to a friend's house to celebrate Halloween on their own - therefore, no "action" pics of him that night.  He had a terrific time - they watched movies, went out trick-or-treating (same neighborhood, so we ran into several friends who would mention they saw him at some point, which was nice to hear/keep tabs on, even if we never saw him ourselves), ate pizza and generally had a good time hanging out. The two friends he spent the evening with are both at private schools now, so Logan especially enjoyed the time to catch up with old friends who he doesn't see as often anymore.

Meanwhile, Callum wanted to go out with a handful of his good buddies, so the five families of ours arranged to meet at one of the houses near all the trick-or-treating action for a quick bite of pizza, before heading out with the boys.  Callum's "fat suit" angry bird proved a bit harder to run around in and keep up with the other kids, but he still had a nice time. Similar to last year though, he called it quits after a brief time out (at first, he was just tired, but then also said he wasn't feeling well), so the three of us headed home earlier than expected.

We decided to just lounge at home on the couch, watching a movie and waiting until it was time to pick Logan up from his buddy's house (the boys didn't have school the following day, so I was fine with them staying up late and enjoying some candy and couch potato time!)  :)

Hope everyone had a Happy - and safe - Halloween!


I asked Callum to put out the candy bowl and write a note, if he wanted, before we took off for Trick-or-Treating.

Final Halloween Costumes!

Surprise, surprise.... both boys wanted to be video game characters this year.

Callum dressed up as Murphy, from Angry Birds Evolution. Logan dressed up as (the ultra cool, who doesn't even make eye contact) Leon, from Brawl Stars.

I wasn't 100% sure these would turn out (specifically, Callum's, since I was just winging it and making it up as I went along), but they both loved them and I was pretty pleased with the results in the end.  Another one for the books!

Flu shots!

Just realized I'm behind in posting to my blog! This was about 3 weeks ago - we headed to our nearby fire department for (free!) flu shots again this year!!

Happy to report that THIS year, Callum did NOT scream bloody murder. He was very nervous, and had me hold him, but then was surprised at himself for not crying. Phew!!! Perhaps that trauma is finally behind us!