We also had Craig's Dads' funeral this week. So. Sad week all round.
But if I've learnt anything this week it's to still look for the positives. As my Ruby would say - "Don't worry, Be happy". Love that girl!
First up that same Ruby. And her Christmas show at nursery school. Last year she sat at the back, frozen with fear. Wobbly lipped but refusing to cry. This year - what a difference! Front row and belting out the songs, nearly knocking people out with her enthusiastic gestures. Am so proud of how she's come along with her confidence this year.
Next up. Our Christmas tree. An experience putting it up indeed. My girls can bicker for England I think. But it's up now and it's lovely. Our tree is black... and not at all stylish. But we love it.
Ruby's golden Angel appears to be scaling the side of the tree - maybe attempting to topple Alice Cooper Angel? A lot of the decorations are handmade by the girls or me through the years. With the bought decorations we don't tend to do baubles. I love stars so we have those instead :)
Next up - there was supposed to be some sort of lunar eclipse last Saturday afternoon. Did you see it? I didn't know about it till the evening and I certainly didn't see it. The moon was supposed to glow orange... however in the evening we all got called into the garden by Craig who had spotted this gorgeous moon. There is a huge ring around it - my pictures don't capture it very well but it really was beautiful. Devon described it as a feeling of being inside a dome with a circular opening in the roof...
My pictures definitely don't convey the scale and size of the whole thing. The moon seemed especially big and the ring around it was huge. Very lovely to see.
And then finally, when my girls play hairdressers, this is usually the end result. And yes - they have done this to me while I sit tippy tapping on the computer before now.
How has your week been? All ready for Christmas? It's a resounding NO here :) But pleased that Craig's Mum will be joining the madness here with us this year. Don't know if she realises what she's let herself in for. If you'd like to play along with Rocking Friday - be sure and link up with Virginia here so we can all find you! Thanks for stopping by.