I’ve just come off of two weeks of straight work, with back-to-back meetings and conferences for my day job. It was exhausting, stimulating, fascinating, and has left me with a mountain of work to tackle as well as training my new maternity leave contract replacement- so November shows no signs of slowing down! But I don’t want to just rush on to November without reflecting on October, which was a month where a lot got accomplished.
My work conference ended with a black tie gala, and I rented a dress to fit over my baby bump- not that you can see it in the photos below, I wish we had taken a side view shot! The pro shots are probably going to b available soon, as there was an actual professional photographer at the event, but I still wish we had taken more photos to commemorate the night. It was the most dressed up we had been since our wedding! Although that photo of Guy and I under a giant Bill Murray painting is probably my favourite photo of us recently. Lila picked out a grey kitty costume this year that she loved wearing around the house, but refused to wear trick or treating- she wouldn’t go out at all. When other kids came to the door, she would hide. I guess she’s not quite ready for Halloween yet. She is, however, very into jumping up and down in puddles!
Guy undertook a 30 day challenge for the month of October, to rollerblade everyday and shoot a video of it. Fun fact: when Guy was much younger, he used to be a professional rollerblader and still is very passionate about it. I get that, being passionate about something- this is his version of knitting! Here are a few videos from his 30 day challenge, including one with Lila in it. Because you know he’s been teaching her to rollerblade pretty much since she could walk!
Guy and Lila skating together.
Guy ‘skitching’ a train- this is the kind of video that makes me glad we have life insurance. Because even though he looks calm, he is literally holding onto a moving train.
Guy rollerblading at a park that was actually built for that sort of thing (no trains in sight!)
He’s been really invigorated by the challenge, and looking to keep it up- I personally have a really tough time doing anything for 30 days, but it’s inspiring when your partner does it and achieves their goals. It’s not some other random person that did what they set out to do- it’s someone in your own home. And suddenly, things look a lot more achievable. But I’ve got no plans for a 30 day challenge any time soon for myself- as I’m now 8 months pregnant, I need to make sure I’ve got room in my schedule for whenever this little guy decides to make his debut. It’s so hard to believe that we are having a baby in the near future- it still feels like a long way off.