September’s been a relatively quiet month for us. I’ve been recovering from my laparoscopy, so sadly my inspiration has been a bit lacking lately. I’m trying hard to bounce back, but being in pain tends to sap my creativity and Tigger bounce. Wehad a few milestones in September – Bear turned two, our last baby swim lesson and our first con together as a family. It’s been a good month overall, so it’s hard to pick just 7 things for the September Love List, but pick them I shall.
The Cursed Child
I curled up with this book for the few days I was bed bound after my surgery. After I was so excited to finally find a copy, it was a bit of a disappointment that I didn’t enjoy it the first time around. I disliked the use of time travel and to me it felt a bit fan-fictiony. So it made sense that while JK came up with the story and someone else did the actual writing, and this helped me enjoy it a lot more the second time.
While my own father just gets his usual cinema gift card (sorry Dad, I suck at gifts), I loved watching my husband and son interact on Father’s Day. As Bear was only about one last year, he was a lot more fun and interactive this year. Particularly when it came to opening presents.
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
Seriously this is a thing of beauty. Look at it. Isn’t it gorgeous? There is no Mondayitis working this close to Chester St Bakery.
Oz Comic Con
While I’ve attended Supanova kid-free before, this was both my first time at Oz Comic-Con and my first time with toddler in tow. I’m happy to say it was a great success, and we all had an absolute blast. And hey, now I finally have the family portait I’ve always dreamed of! See my tips for taking the kidlets to conventions here.
Bear Is Two!
Bear turned two in September! We opted out of a party this year, and instead took a trip to one of his favourite places – Underwater World. Toddlers and aquariums have always been a match made in heaven, but throw in the Octonauts and our little guy is sold! I have a lot of feelings about Bear suddently being a big two year old. See my letter to Bear here.
I’ve loved seeing these meme pop up on my news feed this month. It’s been so interesting seeing which three fictional characters people choose to describe their personality. Mine were Dashi (from Octonauts), Jen (from The IT Crowd) and Codex (from The Guild). It probably says a lot about me that Dashi is the only one without some kind of social anxiety!
Pokemon Go Plus
While my love of Pokemon Go will come as no surprise to regular readers, I have seriously adored this device. I love the fact that it tracks my distance without having to keep the app open constantly draining my battery. It’s so much cheaper than an Apple Watch, but I have to admit I’m tempted…..
What were you loving this month? Share in the comments what would make your September Love List!