Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Smiles

 Today we sat outside on the patio, Kelli, Millie, Bill and I.  I noticed the two dogs next door (my neighbor's grandpups) were looking VERY orange and October-ish today!  
 I went to Ross the other day in search of dolly dishes (yes, for the grands, sort of, kinda for the granny).  I've been needing some pots and pans for the Wendy house!
 I learned my lesson the hard way when I originally furnished the Wendy house with glass teacups and teapots.  This little tea set will rest upon a high shelf until somebody needs a tea party.  Tomorrow probably!

 I bought a bag of pumpkins and I've been handing them to little girls when they leave.  We still have a few!  VERY October!  Don't you think?
 Kelli gave me some very sweet little treats for my birthday.  LOVE.

 Christie and Jeff brought lovely smelling lilies.  


 More grandchildren gushing (sorry!) Clara made a stick horse!  I am so impressed because I have wanted to make myself a stick horse but I envisioned a lot of knitting and I pondered how to make it stand up on the stick (and not flop over) but LOOK!  A sock from Daddy, a little glue gun action, and some fat tape . . . Neigh!  
 Birdie and CB are both Girl Scouts now.  My mama was a Girl Scout and Kelli and Jenny were/are.  Don't you love the thinking behind scouting?  I sure do!
CUTE!  James in his new elephant costume!

Good grief!  I got my hair cut AGAIN!  It was too long, too wild, and HARD to style.  Now, I am a short-haired granny.   I'll get the hang of it, but I thought the photo below was a good way to SMILE at you!  CHEESE!  Happy October!


Farm Girl said...

I like your short hair! It is such a pretty color. I love your Granny gushing!
Those dogs did look orange and I love the dishes. I love the stick horse too. Your cake is amazing. You have surrounded yourself with such wonderful people. James looks adorable in his costume. :) I am always excited when you post.

TexWisGirl said...

you're so cute. so are your grands. :)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Oh, my, that baby James is a cutie! All your grandbabies are.

I want a stick horse! We should start a stick horse club!


Lisa Richards said...

Like your new haircut! I wear mine in a long braid because that way I don't have to figure out what to do with it! :)
The little tea set is so cute. And the stick horse is a great idea! I'll have to try making one! Enjoy your fall activities!
:) Keep on gushing, granny! :D

Kit said...

Oh you look great! I love it! And the tea set and the wee elephant and that you are such a grand granny! :) Kit

ann said...

I do love the hair cut. Yes, put the tea set up. Girls need pans to bang about. Our little grandson is in Boy Scouts with a goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Scouting is so good for boys and girls. You are busy, retired and loving it. Don't you wonder how you got everything done when you worked? I think we were wise to leave our jobs with health and energy to enjoy life.

Julia said...

Oh I love your new haircut. It makes you look much younger.
James looks adorable in his elephant costume and he seems to know it....

What a smart girl to make a stick horse all by herself. A great job.

Love the little sweet tea set. Time for tea and cake with friends.

Gumbo Lily said...

You are such a thoughtful granny, handing out lil pumpkins to your Lil Pun'kins! Who doesn't want a tiny pumpkin of their own?

Cute stick horse! Cute grandkids. Sweet Baby James is getting so big (and cute)!

You look amazing with your new hair-do. I like.

God is good to you.

Betty said...

I like your short hair - very tidy. A stick horse - I didn't know I wanted one until now, but I definitely do! I love October as it's a birthday month - my oldest boy is 20 tomorrow. I am feeling in need of orange and pumpkins and .. well.. lots of colour! Enjoy your tea at the wendy house. Betty x

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Love all your little ones.

And love your hair. Oh you lucky lady you! You have lovely silver hair, and thick hair toooooo! Oh lucky, lucky you!

Said by one, who has thin hair. -pout- ,-))) As my hairdresser says, be happy I have hair. :-)

Happy October,
"Here there be musing" blog

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely photo of you!! xx

Kezzie said...

You have such nice teeth!!! And hair too! Looks very nice!
Oh, please let me come and play in the Wendy house- I really want to play with the tea-set!!!x

Between Me and You said...

I have total teeth envy too!!So white and gleaming. Love that new hairdo and your specs are very nice too. I think we might have a little tea party on Saturday too when the Principessa comes to stay....for a whole night! Yippee!

happyone said...

You have beautiful hair!

Clara did a fantastic job on the stick horse. I'm impressed.

Philippians 4:13 is one of my favorite verses and I say it often. : )

The little tea set is so very nice.

Laura said...

Grandchildren are the light of our lives, right?
I will gush right along with you!

Your hair looks great and thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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Attic Clutter said...

oh fun..cute kids and granny too
LOVE the cut and color of your hair POM (:)

Maggie said...

Oh you look so cute! You don't post enough photos of yourself! Love your hair too. Your neighbours dog looks like an orange Spencer! X

Unknown said...

Such cute photos, loved this! And that tea set is adorable :)

Leslie said...

Pretty lady! I want hair like yours. Happy October.

Anonymous said...

Hi lovely pompom, belated birthday wishes to you. x Love your background toadstool sister :) How clever of your grandaughter to make the stick horse,its wonderful :) Love your hair,pretty lady,I had mine cut much shorter last month too and love it. its so much easier to do. I adore the sweet tea set for the wendy house,so pretty. have a lovely week Xxxxx

sweetbriardreams said...

Love the hair!...and happy belated Birthday!! I bet the grands will love the tea party and of course the pumpkins. I'm collecting mine this week to help with the autumn decor around the house. Have a wonderful week xx

M.K. said...

Happy October to YOU too, Pom! Cute pics. Your grands are always a delight. I love that you give them pumpkins as they go home. That's happy. That lovely doggie has such pretty "feathers" around her hind quarters. I'm enjoying October, and hope you are too!!