Friday, October 29, 2010

Pink Saturday - Milberger's

This Pink Saturday I am sharing photos of the lovely flowers at Milberger's Nursery!!! They are all so beautiful..I know I would never be able to keep them looking so nice once I brought them, so they all stayed there!!

We loved this little koy pond they had set up...complete with lily of my favorite!

Honestly, I am tempted to go this weekend and bring home some pretty mums. I don't know about keeping them alive. The mums CC bought me last year died right away. Anyone have any tips for me?
These hibiscus were gorgeous...but the price wasn't!!

If you enlarge this photo you will see a bee on one of the flowers.... I can't believe I got that close to a bee!! Oh, the things we do for our blog!!
These don't have pink but my grandmother had these planted along side the walk to the front door every year... I love them! I can't help it!

I forgot the name of this flower...but aren't they pretty?
More of my pretty mums!! I really like the red ones, CC likes the white and Lena likes the purple.

I could seriously stay at this place all day now that the weather is getting cooler!
I wish I could keep my plants looking this nice!!
These are sooo pretty....
And there were little birdies everywhere! And a pink little flower in the lower right hand corner!
I didn't put borders around these pictures. Fridays are super busy for me and I almost forgot to get this post up!! I can't wait to see everyone Pretty Pinks!!
Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun even each and every Saturday!! We all appreciate it!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday &

This morning we were supposed to wake up early and take Luigi to walk in the park. Didn't happen. I woke up in time but it was so cold outside I was afraid we would all get sick. CC and I ran a couple of quick errands then Papa Bear and I had some VERY important things to take care of. So happy that is finished and it looks like some good news..which is always good.
Mom was here when we got home and I enjoyed chatting with her for a bit before she left. CC recorded an episode of "Extreme Home Makeover"... I never watched this before. I was literally in tears... a Tongan woman was left to care for her 8 children after her husband died from a heart attack. A flood took away the younger boys was terrible. Anyway...they paid off her mortgage, completely redid her house in and out... it was just amazing. They were such a loving family and I am so happy to see someone so deserving get a break...
I took a quick nap..not so quick, more like two hours.. I woke up..ran to the mall for Papa Bear and took the girls to Starbucks.

This particular Starbucks is in such a pretty area and we had to take pictures..

They have a little bridge and small waterfall...lots of flowers and greenery....

The girls each ordered cold drinks... I choose my favorite..Caramel Apple Spice!

When we left CC had us going down some dark road that I could hardly see down even with my brights on....Lena and I were so scared, CC was loving it!

As it gets closer to the holidays these trees will be lit up with all kinds of pretty lights....

The girls were so cold with their cold drinks.. Lena choose the Pumpkin Frapp...

Lena was trying to see if she could touch the "icicle"
CC ordered a Iced Skinny Latte... here is a picture of the three of us... kinda funky but we don't have many with all three...

So now we are home and settling down. Tomorrow will be super busy! I need to rest up but I think that late nap might keep me up for a while. We are supposed to paint Mom's living room and kitchen before Christmas when Abdelkrim comes to celebrate his 25 years of friendship with us..and his becoming a professor! I hope we can pick paint out this weekend. It will be super fun! I love picking out paint..and I love painting..but most of all I love that I will be spending time with Mom while we're doing it!!
Saturday we are supposed to go to a party for Jakob at Lazar Quest... and that's really all the plans for this weekend. What plans do you have? Any Halloween parties? I'm sure come Monday everyone will be posting their party pics....can't wait to see that!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Fall Pumpkins - 2010

After work today we decided to cut the girls miniature pumpkins.
Finding stencils for them was difficult. We found a silly face for Lena's....
CC's was harder...first she wanted Jack the Pumpkin King, then a cat, a panda, leaves and finally a peace sign. Papa Bear did Lena's pumpkin..I did CC's. This was the first time I EVER did a pumpkin and I was so nervous...especially after the fit CC threw!! Don't think they grow out of fits...they don't!!
We got a piece of saran wrap, covered the front of her pumpkin with the peace sign traced on it and then I punched holes with a pencil where I needed to turned out pretty good I think.
I tried to get a good glowing pumpkin photo but my camera was giving us big flashes and I have no idea why we didn't use my phone!!
We wanted to leave the pumpkins outside but seeing how our shoes disappear off the porch I didn't want their pumpkins to disappear as well...Sad to have to live that way! So we took the pumpkin party inside...
Lena put her pumpkin on a candle stand Karina gave me. I usually have a pink candle on there but took it off for Lena.

CC put her pumpkin on the mantle....

Tomorrow we are planning on doing the big pumpkin and putting in battery operated candles. We coated the pumpkins inside and out with Vaseline... but CC's started smoking with a real tea light candle in it...not a good idea. And if you look close CC's has some singe marks inside!!
For the big pumpkin I am deciding between several falling leaves...this is my favorite thing about fall...or..... a creepy old bent tree. Ohhh...maybe I should do a coffee mug with steam coming out (is that possible?)...I can't decide....any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall photos.. and Tacos Nortenos

We woke up kind of late this morning but we did manage to go to Milberger's before it got too hot!
However, before we left Charlie was determined to sneak outside!!

And hide in those stupid bushes in front of the house!!

Luckily CC was there to pull him out! He was not thrilled!!
It was hard just to get him up the stairs... CC and I both got hissed at....
He took his temper tantrum out on Toby when he sulked back into the house.
Toby was just looking out the door to see what was going on
and Charlie sprang up and laid it all out on him.
Poor thing...Toby fell trying to figure out what was going on!

But we made it to Milbergers just in time....
We took our time looking around at all the pretty flowers
and landscapes they created.
I plan to show those photos on Pink Saturday.
So on with our fall photos.....

There was an adorable rustic wooden bench that was
perfect for photos...

And CC found this giant pumpkin.... What was my sweet Lena pointing to? Two sweet little kitties roaming around the nursery....

When we went on Sunday evening this lady was covered up...
So we made our way through the "graveyard" and into the hay maze.

There were lots of the scary guys flying around above us...

This is one of my favorite pictures of Lena today
I love the way this photo looks in black and white...
My CC making her way through the maze...

My Lena-poo
Another great rustic wooden bench at the end of the maze...

And another giant pumpkin

CC edited this photo herself!

Me and my Lena in a 1960's style photo
Me and my CC... she is seriously growing up too fast!!

It won't be long before she doesn't want to do

things like this with me.

What will I do then?

I don't know.

CC as Lucy....
And Lena as Lucy....
neither girl wanted to be Charlie Brown!!
Lena on the giant pumpkin.....
My beautiful CC

Navigating her way out of the maze....
and my Lena too....
A few more quick pics before we left...
We actually walked through this tunnel that clearly said
It was the tunnel for the Train of Terror...
but it was only in operation Saturday and Sundays
so I figured we were safe!

After Milberger's we went to Wal-Mart.
I picked up this beautiful climbing rose...
It's coral and smells so good!
I can't wait to get it in the ground.
We also bought one large and two small pumpkins...
I didn't feel like carving them because.....

I made Taco Norteno's..
It's so good but alot of work. At least more than I want to do after a busy day...
but I did it!
You toast a tortilla on both side after you stuff it with refried beans, fajita meat
and quesadilla cheese...
Add some sliced avacados... lightly sprinkled with salt..
And of course a little sour cream...

Oh man this is good.... this is another meal everyone in the house likes!!
The girls are now in bed.. I was kind enough to let them take the trash out and clear the table...
I think now is a good time to catch up on my blogs and watch a little DVR'd shows!!
How has your Tuesday been?