Recently at nursery we were informed there were several cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. You might as well have told me there was an on-site mosquito colony infecting all the children with malaria. But then I was quickly reassured that it is just a little virus in humans. Since they are not cloven-hoofed. Okay, then.
I took Jonah on Friday, and his non-cloven hoofed feet, to get measured for his first pair of big boy shoes. I was trying to be sort of nonchalant but I might have started getting teary and proud a little bit and taking forty pictures on my phone. It turns out I am not alone and Clarks has capitalized on this fact. They took a photo of us in the store, printed it and mounted it for us with a little certificate about his first shoes, plus gave us a height chart. It was a Very Big Deal.
Yesterday we had a beautiful day out at Willows Farm Village less than an hour outside of London. I had this desire this year to do that classic American thing with our son and go “pumpkin picking”. I was nervous that in a country where a love of Halloween is a pretty new state of affairs, this might not be achievable. The farm came through and then some.
A field of pumpkins
Bryan explaining to J the alpaca “birds & bees”
Some new friends, hopefully hand, foot and mouth disease-free