The shirts I had made from the Nesting Project were a huge hit! We had lots of people asking us who were "Gladys' Gals." Lots of people loved our pink flowers too. Here are a few pictures.
Can you believe she is 90?
|From left to right, my cousin Amy, my sister Magan (she's my twin), my mom Patti, me, Grandma Gladys, my sister Margo, my cousin Nadia and my aunt Debbie (the photographer).|
The weekend truly was remarkable and memorable. I think the best part was on the way home when my Grandma said it was her best birthday ever. Now that says a lot when you've had 90 of them!
After I got home from all the laughs and fun, it was time to focus and get some more things done for the Halloween party. I was inspired by all the beautiful Fall trees in Door County and gorgeous home decor that I resisted buying. Lots of the shops had really cute outdoor displays.
Grace was ready for a project. Unfortunately for her, Daddy is not much for arts and crafts. As we were getting ready for our project, she said to me, "I bet Grandma Gladys got to see Jesus." I asked her why she thought that (thinking she thought Grandma was on her way to meet him or something). She had other ideas - "Well, because she is really old and Jesus lived a long time ago." I happen to be teaching CCD class this year and last week's lesson included teaching the kids that Jesus lived a long time ago. I guess for a 1st grader 90 years is like ancient history :)
So besides Grace's great stories and funnies, my mind was focused on pumpkins after finding some in Door County that closely resembled these from Chasing Fireflies:
The price though was a little out of my range. So I decided to make my own. Here is what Grace and I came up with:
Here are some other ideas for adorning pumpkins that I myself "adore." :)
How great is this for your front porch or walkway?
Rather than carving the pumpkins, you could paint the number or use vinyl. And, to keep from year-to-year, try using the funkins.
Here is my version using vinyl and funkins. I have these placed in pots anchoring my garage door.
Or try this using vinyl:
I love unique colored pumpkins!
Better Homes and Gardens
I also love mixing pumpkins with Fall plants and flowers.
I am also very fond of carving words and polka dots into pumpkins:
These were carved for a friend's wedding a few years ago. (The pictures were taken with my old, yucky camera.)
For me, Fall is one of the more special times of the year! A great time to be thankful for all the things that fill my bucket - especially one very special 90 year old lady (and a younger one and her brother too)!