Day 13: behind the black door ~ hay, let’s throw a party

Today, hubby and I woke up and decided to do what we do best, host a dinner a party for his Mom, since it was her birthday. We were going to celebrate it next weekend, when we celebrate all the October birthdays in my hubby’s family, out a the ranch (hubby’s parents house). But, it just seemed right to get the fam together today.

So, I spent the first half of the morning cleaning, before taking my daughter and her neighbor friend to the pumpkin patch (as I had promised the day before).
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It is the cutest farm, with a barn, and tons of animals that the kids can sit and hold. We went today, {solely} so they could hold the kittens.  I think they managed to hold about 5 each. It was a struggle to get them out of there without a cat under their dress…
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or alive for that matter. My daughter is not the most delicate flower – I thought she was going to strangle this poor cat…
IMAG2482I promise you no cat was harmed, but it sure looks likes a Norman Bates moment, doesn’t it? The fact that she is smiling, is cause for concern. Dear, lord.  If she is practicing her serial-killer skills, I am in trouble…the mom is always first. Let’s hope she will learn to handle animals more properly with age.

After holding all the animals {gently}, we picked out some pumpkins, and headed home to prepare for the dinner party.

It was a lovely occasion…perfect weather, fun family time, and good food. Hubby thought the food was a little over cooked, but I, and everyone else, thought it was delicious.

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I even got use my asparagus plate. What a country! And yes, that is my daughter literally licking her plate clean. She learned that from her dad.

It was a great day, with great company.

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I took this picture at a red-light on the way to the pumpkin patch. It just made me smile.

Now, it can do the same for all of you.

Xoxo,
Magazine Mom

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this post is part of the 31 days series, behind the black door. To read more, and follow along, click here.

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