Sunday, November 1, 2009


This Halloween I appreciated what it means to be a working mom. I've been stressed about my job all week - working crazy hours, stressed and fed up even when I'm not working. I have managed to be pretty upbeat around the kids and try to be "in the moment". They adjusted well to the time change - we took them out to dinner on Halloween for distraction purposes and they went to bed about 30 mins late. By Sunday afternoon they were back on track for naps and mealtimes. Since my deal is based in London Husband is having to take over for mornings starting tomorrow since I'll be at the office for a 7 am call. I have never understood why things have to happen at the speed of light but at least they aren't sending me to London (the partners went) ... yet.

One reason I've been terrible about posting photos is that the kids are always in motion and I need a better camera to catch them in action. Here are some photos showcasing their costumes - Ned was too hot in his and Penny kept pulling off her ladybug cape and refused to wear her booties but I think they liked playing "dress up".

Scotia made a rare appearance in the playroom - maybe as a Halloween treat for the kids?


Anonymous said...

Awwwww- so freakin cute! It can't be easy keeping it together when you're being pulled in many different directions, but it looks like you're doing a great job. I applaud your manifold skills :)

ElizabethEK said...

Absolutely adorable costumes!

ABS said...


I've found that the small digital cameras are way too slow. They're fine for still shots and perhaps for a group of adults that might be able to stay still for more than a fraction of a second. Our SLR is MUCH faster. Downsides are cost and size (you can't exactly stick an SLR in your pocket or purse the way you can with the little digital cameras).

Good luck with the deal. Why do I get the feeling you're going to get stretched in both directions - working early and late???

Gretchen said...

I love the costumes!

Nancy said...

oooh - super cute!!