In October, of course, we had Canadian Thanksgiving and D's birthday. And this past weekend, we celebrated (albeit early) American Thanksgiving and Hubby's birthday! Our dear friends Mandy, Morgan and Sarah made the trek from Southern Ontario for this year's festivities, and it was a tremendous weekend. We included my brother-in-law because Hannah was in Toronto visiting for a conference (and sister time with Rach- yes, I was a bit jealous!), and also because he's a UW grad like the rest of our guests.
|M was nonplussed by my pigtail attempt|
|A good-looking bunch of people ready to tuck into a turkey dinner|
|Apples to Apples: which of the red cards would you choose to represent calm?|
|Mandy won the game by playing this card. And by winning 16 other rounds.|
|Hubby's birthday cake on Sunday|
For this year's birthday cake, Hubby had seen a picture online of a cake he would like, which you can see replicated here. It's his usual favourite, rainbow bits cake with blue icing, this time with a candy exterior. I am very glad to say that this was all Halloween candy, and I did not pay full price.
|Our beautiful hutch!|
|The toss pile|
|My teaching books and binders, soon to be boxed up and stored in the basement|