Today was a bit of a lazy one but it was great! It was dismal outside so we stayed in and played. M challenged Grandma to a game of chess and won by doing a killer move that we were all very impressed by. And then she challenged Aunty S to a game of Connect 4 and managed to beat her quite a few times too.
Meanwhile, D watched a TInkerbell movie and afterwards played lots of games throughout the day using lots of different dolls and lots of imagination.
After lunch, us grown-ups got out a game called Flags of the World. As our knowledge was so pathetic we set about trying to learn a few flags, starting with Europe. M quickly joined in and we’d memorised about 15 countries before it was time to set off to Aunty B’s Halloween party!
We got M changed into her witches outfit and I painted her face green with sparkles. She loved it and couldn’t stop staring at herself in the mirror! We drove over to Aunty B’s house and M got straight into playing with two of her cousins. She’ll be staying there overnight tonight – her first sleep-over! It’s a measure of how far she’s come in confidence that she is happy to sleep in another house without me. And a measure of how much she loves her Aunty and cousins!
D was a little disoriented without M at first but after a while she seemed to enjoy having the full attention of all the grown-ups. We made Double Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies, then she went to bed and Grandma read her a bedtime story.
D broke M’s stickle-brick creation while she was tidying up. She tried to put it back together again but got upset because she couldn’t get it right. She said tearfully: ‘I just want M to be proud of me’.
While we were eating dinner, D sang us a song about feeling lonely and finding a friend which had us all in tears it was so sweet and heartfelt!