She has the brightest eyes.
And...is thoroughly "in the pinks".
Another new addition to the family is our grandchildren's new mare, Martini. The name will be changed, but they are calling her "Tini" until a better name is chosen.
With a birthday so close to Halloween, Grandma could not help but make a cake appropriate for the holiday.
The birthday girl - a big four year old now.
Great Grandma took her and two of her brothers out to lunch to celebrate the day.
Of course we also celebrated Halloween this past weekend. Our tradition is that the kids and grandchildren come over for a soup dinner and then go trick or treating around our neighborhood. This year our neighborhood was completely dead. We had just one group of six kids that came to the house. Very strange! We don't generally have many trick or treaters so we get the kids the big candy bars. Now I have a ton left over - even after sending a lot home with the grands.
Those candies of my cousin look really exciting.......
I'll have to just look too cute for words. It was also my 1st birthday this month and my mommy and daddy threw a Halloween costume party for all my cousins.
The chicken and the egg.
I was the lucky winner of Pea's Halloween Giveaway last month. Pea is always the most generous host for giveaways and this one was no different. I wore the socks all week (of course I washed them in between wearings) and got so many compliments on them. The napkins were used for our soup dinner to the kid's delight. Each of the items was just darling and will be used for many years of decorating. Thank you, Pea.
I was also the special winner of Em's Giveaway. This darling quilt was personally made by Em and it is adorable. She even made little carrot nose buttons out of clay. I can't wait to hang it up in my house. Thank you, Em.
Now it is on to Thanksgiving. There is already so much out there for Christmas and I really hate to see it so early. Am I the only one who feels that way? I would like to just enjoy each holiday as they come.
As the weather cools down for us (from the 90s last week to the 60s this week) I always get the urge to start cooking cool weather foods. Tonight we are going to have a turkey with all the trimmings. I love turkey and all the leftovers. How about you? Of course we will have the big turkey dinner here later this month with about 70 people so this is just a "dry run", as they say.
Now....onto getting the turkey ready.