First of all, I got my sweater punkins made:
Rachel at My Happily Ever After, who found the tutorial over at Small Fry and Co. They do such a good job with it, I'm not gonna go into the gory details of it, but whether you are a seamstress or not, these were so easy to make. I tried to find sweaters at the Goodwill that I didn't think anyone would wear, but I still had a hard time hacking up a perfectly good sweater. But they made great centerpieces for my dining room table. And I still have lots of sweater left of the gold and white ones because I only used the sleeves for those!
And we did a big cleaning of the house. Hubs was especially excited about that. He's a clean freak. I am not. But I'm trying my best to keep it clean so we won't have so much work to do at Christmas. That's really what took up most of my time on Saturday. Between that and the preschool Fall Festival at church. We aren't preschool workers, but our youth were helping to run booths, so we were also helping. I also put on about 12 quarts of vegetable soup for my Mother-in-law's birthday party on Sunday.
So skip ahead to Sunday, after church we finished throwing together the birthday party. This included making 2 dozen cornbread muffins and decorating a giant pumpkin pie with whipped cream. The whipped cream melted and made a mess of the pie, but luckily it was store bought and I didn't feel like I had too much invested in it. Everybody said it tasted good. But we had a lot of fun and a lot of food!
Hubs's mom (and dad) blowing out candles. That's her mother on the other side. Can you believe that Hubs's grandmother will be 90 next month?! (Don't tell her I told...)
Me and Emma, my middle niece. She is a girl after my own heart. She wanted to know what projects I was working on and was thrilled about my sewing room. She's also the one who always makes sure I can come to her birthday parties.
Then on Sunday night we had our crazy bunch of Middle Schoolers over for Small Groups. We decided that the snack for that night was going to be pancakes. Hubs made about 50 pancakes and they were all gone by the end of the night. Along with some ice cream, about half of the left over pumpkin pie and a few bags of chips. They will eat you out of house and home! And did I mention, that we had chocolate and strawberry syrups and whipped cream for the pancakes? They took over that.
That's our pastor's daughter with her mouth open.
And her mom and dad lead High School Small Groups
They're crazy, but I love them!