Scary Night

Regardless of what I said in my previous post about wanting to live in a city like Stars Hollow (from the Gilmore Girls), I really felt a bit like I did tonight. There was a Halloween Street Theatre on the main square tonight, and I really liked the atmosphere with all the kids (and some grown ups) dressed up, the original arty things and the theatre groups. And what goes better with a scary evening than home made cannelloni (Jamie Oliver Recipe, very yum) and watching some scary movies until bed time.
En plus, it's a full moon! Sleep tight, babies!

My Little Halloween Pumpkin Baby

 My babies first Halloween!

working half-time, full-time mommy

I am so grateful to be able to work half-time to be with my little honeybee.
I started working 80% after my maternity leave, but after a week I realized that this wasn't the way it should be. I wanted to have quality time with my baby while she is so small, and enjoy every moment and every 'first' of her young life. So I asked to go work half days for a few months (and luckily In Belgium that is possible through parental leave). Since this decision, the balance between work and family has been perfect. I still have my social contacts, the challenge of working, but also the time I want with my mini-me, the time to organise our life (read: housework), to cook for our little family and to have some quality time with my man. 
So in fact it makes our whole life better.
 And I realised it again this week while working full days exceptionally: you get home, get the baby, rush to the shop (because of course you always forget something at the supermarket, even if you make good lists), bathe & feed the baby and she is off to bed. No time to enjoy or for playing, big laughs, walks, visits of family & friends. Just rushing & rushing.

I just wanna give a big shout out to all full time working mommies out there! Respect, Girls!

Stars Hollow

Every year in the month of October, I feel like I need some extra cosiness and to create a little world around me that doesn't really exist. (Like foreplay on Christmas) This is also the time that I start watching my DVD’s of the Gilmore Girls again for the 24th time.(Yes, I am a girl and I watch these kind of series).
Just because the characters live in this fairy tale village, with lots of community spirit and pumpkin carving, Halloween dress up contests, lights in the trees everywhere, dance recitals on the gazebo and a diner where you are always welcome for a coffee and a donut. Some sort of magical, warm world. that doesn't exist. I long to live in a place like that, but instead I will keep dreaming in my bed, watching some late night DVD’s, and create a sort of fairy tale in my own world, with the people I love.

Saturday Night with the boys

In our dinner party at home series, This Saturday we had dinner with the boys. We had game, the first of the season! And crevettes. And foie gras. and trifle.