It's been a funny old month; a month of adjusting and adapting... of getting used to only having one child around my ankles every day, of getting my head around three school runs. It's been a month of busyness and tiredness and routine. It's been a shock to the system for all of us I think... and though it has been a busy month, its been a good one. Not in the "so many great things have happened" way, but more in the gentle trundling along of adapting to a new routine.
Most notable has been Heidi starting school... and I'm genuinely pleased to report she loves that little nursery class of hers. She comes home beaming from ear to ear, and though she tells me little of what she's actually been up to, the muddy stains, paint marks and book bag full of drawings are testimony to the fantastic time she's having. We are so pleased that our littlest lady is adjusting so well. Phew!
I'm adjusting too. It sounds silly to say that. But I've had my little ladies around me non-stop for the last 5 years, so it has been strange to be on my own with the boy every morning... and a boy who still naps twice! I'm waiting for him to drop the morning one, but enjoying the hour or so of complete quiet it gives me every morning while it lasts! He is a delight, though very "Mama" focussed at the moment. The fact that it is the dominant of his five words means I'm pretty much hearing my name all day, every day!
In other big news, Dave turned 33 this week, so we had family gatherings galore, and a whole heap of takeaway food. I'm not complaining.
And then there is our home. The loft is now finished, and we now have a meter deep trench in our back garden, an uncovered Air Raid Shelter, and the remnants of an old outside toilet... it is amazing what you find if you dig a meter underground! The old historian in me has enjoyed many a chat with our builders about all the things they've dug up over the years!
And I suppose, when you put it all down like that, it has been a fairly landmark September - with new starts, birthdays and builders... but it has been a fairly gentle start too, and for that I am grateful!
Just whiling away busy little hours with this loopy bunch that, by God's grace, I get to call mine...
Now bring on October!