I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff we need to do to move, in particular everything to do with Nina. I need to take my own advice and break it down into small jobs, but at the moment it just feels a bit too hard. Ross and I have been discussing whether we could leave Nina behind - I think if we could find her a good home, that'd be okay, but if it's a choice between putting her down or bringing her with us, we'll be bringing her for sure.
Anyway, the other morning when Henry and I got up, the first thing he said when he got downstairs was 'I want to see my dog.' We found Nina sleeping on the couch, and we patted her and said good morning. Then Henry was like, 'I love Nina so much. I don't want anyone to kill her. I would be so sad.'
My face must have been kind of hilarious. Who even says that? I finally figured out that we watched The Iron Giant recently, and there's a bit where Hogarth is explaining death to the robot, but I didn't realise Henry had taken it in so much. Anyway, the timing of it was pretty funny - if I didn't know any better I'd say that someone had been feeding him lines to make us feel guilty about considering not taking the dog... Probably Nina herself, she's a sly one.
|You look like a lego man, with lego hair and lego haaaaaaands...|
What else? There's still a volcano belching out smoke in the middle of Iceland, which means that occasionally we get a sulphurous haze over town. The other day everyone in the area got a text message warning that the pollution levels were dangerously high, and that we should stay inside and close all the windows. So now checking the pollution level is a part of my daily routine, fun hey? Not what we expected from Iceland, that's for sure.
|Not a homemade costume, just had to share for Henry's cool and completely self-directed posing.|
Oh yeah! I made some Halloween costumes for the boys, even though we didn't actually go out and do anything. I think the hand-sewing was a good stand in for when I wanted to feel like I was accomplishing something, but was avoiding actual useful tasks.
Henry was a ninja turtle! God I love costumes based around hoodies, it's the best - way better than actually learning to construct clothes.
The costuming only lasted briefly, he just all of a sudden decided that he wanted it off. This is his 'take off my costume, dammit' face.
Felix was a skeleton, but I'm not sure if I got a single good photo - they're mostly blurry, and I always end up with a series of photos in which he comes closer and closer and finally grabs for the camera.
|Baldy baby - it's part of the costume, okay?|
Anyway, gonna leave it there for now. Felix and I are going to go to the mothers' group today, hopefully there'll be heaps of people there! It's always slightly awkward when it's just me and the priest...