Monday, October 26, 2009

A Weekend of Pumpkins, Birthday Cake and a New Puppy

Last Friday we drove to Oklahoma City to visit Son's family. Their little foster daughter was celebrating her 3rd birthday.

She requested a "Hannah Tannah" cake and Son made this one for her.

She was thrilled! They told me that she was "taking pictures" of her cake with her toy cell phone earlier in the day. How cute!

She had the biggest smile on her face and giggled and giggled when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her. I wish I could show you a picture of that but unfortunately I can't. After some miscommunication a few months ago I found out that it's a HUGE NO-NO for a picture of a foster child to be on the internet.

See the parts of letters and a hand print on the tablecloth? That's a tradition I started back when G1 celebrated his first birthday. Each kiddo has their own birthday tablecloth (we made them out of white sheets.) Then each year we put fabric paint on their hands and have them leave a set of their hand prints on the tablecloth. The year is painted by that set of hands. It's fun to watch their hands grow through the years. (A few years ago G1 and G2 decided they were too old for that sort of thing but it's a wonderful keepsake anyway.)

On Saturday morning we loaded up and went to buy pumpkins for Halloween.

G3 has very discriminating taste in Halloween pumpkins. I think he examined almost all of the pumpkins there.

G4 found this pumpkin and it looked like a pretty good one.

Eventually they decided on these pumpkins.

Of course their foster children got pumpkins too. I think they'll have a lot of fun decorating them for Halloween.

After AD paid for the pumpkins we were told that we could pick 2 smaller pumpkins to take with us for free. Halloween is very close and they had an over abundance of the smaller ones they were wanting to get rid of them.

G3 got to examine even more pumpkins for just the right 2.

Son is supposed to help the kids with pumpkin carving and send me pictures. It would really be interesting to have pictures of Son helping the kids because he's much like Kathy over at Four Dog Day. He thinks pumpkin guts are gross and yucky. I don't remember him being that way when he was younger though.

Son's family has 2 Schnauzers. Their names are Lightning and Sally (think Pixar Cars movie). A couple of weeks or so ago someone gave them this adorable Yorkie. His name is Mater and he's a cutie-patootie!

I think Lightning is a little jealous. Sally may be a little jealous too but I didn't get a good picture of her.

The dogs do get along well though. At one point they were all laying close to each on the couch asleep. It was the cutest thing ever.

A birthday and pumpkins and a new puppy. How much fun is that?


  1. Ok that is the CUTEST schnauzer I have EVER seen..He has yorkie markings!
    I am ever so impressed with that cake! Perfect!

  2. Love the tablecloth idea..too late for my kids but will definitely remember it if I get lucky enough to have grandkids! Great cake and precious puppies. Fun times!

  3. Your son MADE that cake??? That is incredible! Is he a professional at that sort of thing?

    Your grandsons are cuties. Fall is a great time of year, isn't it?

  4. Our son is very creative and decorates cakes for their friends and family. He made another guitar cake last weekend too. It looked like one of the Guitar Hero guitars and had flames on it. It was for the son of a friend of theirs.

  5. Totally wonderful! Like Landyard Lady, I love the idea of the birthday tablecloth! Now I can't wait to have grandchildren! Love the cake and I think it's fabulous that your son made that! The grandchildren with their pumpkins are too cute! The dogs are precious! I wish we could have a dog but with this many cats, a dog isn't in the picture or the future!

  6. Awesome Cake!! Tell him, your blogging friends are impressed.
    Someone GAVE them a Yorkie??? Ohhhh, I'd love to get a Yorkie to go with our Schnauzer - Neelix.Cute pictures of the pooches and the grandsons with their pumpkins.

  7. That is tons of fun unless you have to carve the pumpkin. UGH!!! Now you have me smelling that stuff and there is no pumpkin in site. Shivers up my spine. Yucky!!!

    Pups are cute and so are the kids. My kids loved Halloween and I loved their candy!

    I love that hand print idea. I will definitely have to remember that for grandchildren when we have some.

    Have a great rest of the week!

  8. Great job on the cake!
    Looks like they did pick out the perfect pumpkins.
    Those dogs are adorable, especially Mater.
    Sounds like you had a great visit.