I just read over September Roundup to see how this month went and I see October was so much better then September. My balance of work/home life was better, Lucas got better in school and the weather still stayed beautiful.
Things for Lucas have really improved over the month as well. He was struggling with getting his work done in class. We met with the teacher and we both suspected it was more of a confidence issue then a focus issue, as he's never had issues with being distracted before. We worked at home with him trying to get him to write french words and Nathan and I would distract him or we would put the TV on and he'd still have to write a certain number of words in a certain amount of time. I would make the time quite long to be sure he was always done in the time frame, again to boost his confidence. Things at school have been steadily improving for him as well. We have gotten a couple of notes home from the teacher when he has a really good day or writes quickly. Even last week he put his hand up and answered questions in french. Darryl had volunteered in the class the week before and commented on how Lucas didn't really participate. But it's good to see that is improving as well. We have also been working on speaking lots of french at home and he is reading to us in french. He has learned so much and I am so so so so proud of him. He has done a hard thing and came through it with really positive results.
We did have Thanksgiving this year, but it was kind of a weird weekend. I usually LOVE Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday. It has the good food like Christmas but not the commercialism. And it reminds you to be thankful for all the wonderful things in life. Well this year there was no turkey and most people went away. It was fun to have a weekend alone with my sister and Auntie Karen came to have dinner with us too, but it just wasn't the same as having a house full of people and Darryl making turkey. Although like I said I do treasure the weekends when my sister is down and I get her all to myself, so that was fun.
We have been enjoying some fun family time too. The boys are in a good age that we don't need naps anymore so we can go out and do something for most of the day. Sometimes it's hiking or swimming. One weekend this month it was Heritage Park. Where I got some fun pictures of the boys. We ate from the bakery. Rode the train, fed the animals, played with the leaves, ran in the field and went on the rides. It was fun.
Hope everyone else is enjoying fall too.
Till next time