This Friday, I plan on walking the streets for a bit with dd, so she can get a glimpse of the kids in their costumes and jack o'lanterns. I have always loved Halloween, and I am excited for the age when dd will start going up to doors. I usually make some kind of pumpkin treat, and this year I think it will be pumpkin cookies. Spooky is so fun.
Each day I try to stick to a flexible routine with dd. We wake up, have breakfast which is usually PB toast, yogurt and fruit. She's not a big eater in the morning. Then it's play time. It can be hard finding a balance between interactive play time and doing chores/ homework. I try to spend most of the morning sitting on the floor with her, doing puzzles, reading books, coloring with beeswax crayons. I also try to fit in a few mins of reading or a couple chores for myself. I actually find these activities relaxing now. When I do my own thing, I put on a dvd for dd. We are new to the dvd world, we only got a tv recently, and I try to keep it to a minimum.