Wednesday, October 31, 2012


What a busy month we've had!!

I don't even know where to begin with this post.
At the beginning of the month we learned that Jer would be deploying at any time & we have been worried about how Layla would handle it since this is the first deployment she's old enough to actually be aware of what is happening. It's been rough on her, but we've kept busy with school & friends, and even had a few days of being ill & staying home in bed watching movies.

We've gone into the nearby city centres for shopping and browsing at the outdoor markets. The weather has changed incredibly quick this month. We were having a bit of a late summer when it started, but by now we've had torrential rain, strong winds, hail, and even a bit of snow.

Braving the wind & rain to run some errands

Running through the Autumn breeze

The beginning of the month was a bit slow. We had a lot of just the same old stuff, kept to our schedule & trying to spend as much time with Jeremy as possible before he left. After we said good bye to him we've kept very busy, going to the library, movies, bowling nights, shopping trips, running around the track, and so on. It's all been very tiring & we've also had many low key days just playing quietly at home, reading books, and watching movies together.

Layla has become a bit more clumsy this month. More so that usual I think. One night we were just arriving home from a friend's game night, Layla fell flat on her face in the driveway. She scraped herself up in a few places, and after she was clean & bandaged up she would not stop crying until I made a sign that read 'no more booboos!' Once the sign was done she felt much better.

We also spent much of October cheering on my hometown baseball team, the San Francisco Giants while they made a run for a 2nd World Series Championship title in 3 years. I'm excited to tell you, that we went all the way!! Giants are the Champions yet again! One morning Layla woke up, there was no "good morning" no "let's go watch cartoons" no "can I have breakfast?" I woke her up, she rolled over & asked "did the Giants win last night?" I was one proud mama! She was one excited girl when I told her that they did win!

October is the month of Halloween, one of my favourite holidays, & we spent the entire month wrapped up in Halloween themed goodness. We made crafts, read books, went to parties, and decorated our house with very spooky decorations. Layla had two costumes this year, since there were many events on base to attend, she wore them often!

Na na na na na na na na BATGIRL!

Candy corn witch with Dorothy
October also hosts one week devoted to Fire Prevention Awareness. During that week the Fire Squadron on base held many fun events & gave away some fun goodies. Layla really enjoyed meeting Sparky the Fire dog. She loved meeting him, but got a little nervous getting close to him.

Layla also had the chance to carve a pumpkin at school! She drew on a happy Jack-o-lantern face & got to bring it home with her. She was quite proud of it!

The weather has been iffy, but we've had a few pleasant days to go walk out in the nature reserve with friends. Layla enjoys running around & showing off how fast she can go.

Funny things Layla has said:
(I don't have very many this month! It's not that she hasn't said much funny stuff, I just haven't been vigilant about writing funny things down!)

  • "France is where you be French!"
  • "Not again! I have to go potty again! I keep on drinkin' things!"
  • Layla: "Knock knock" Me: "Who's there?" L: "Layla!" M: "Layla who?" L: "LAYLA CHICKEN NUGGET!!"
The hero Gotham deserves.

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