Ellie's Birthday Party!

What a fantastic party we have for our baby girl (and her Aunt Stacey)!
We decorated the house:


Some treats for my little goblins

Nothing says Halloween like sparkly skeletons!
Candy Corn in a skull, anyone? Then we cooked up some treats:
Cookies and cream rice crispy "pumpkins" Had a great time creating those with my 10 year old.
Deviled "Eyes"
Scary amount of food!!
Aunt Stacey is our Golden Child. She excels in all she does, and because of that we like to tease her as much as possible.  Ellie is our golden child in training. 
We honered thier Golden-ness with a cake!

Cake Time!
Try this, Daddy!
After a little cake, we must kick up our feet!
A little silliness thrown in, and it was a perfect day!!
What a face!
There it is again!
What a way to end the day!  Doesn't get any better than this!
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. -- Thomas Jefferson

Today was interesting!!

My babies screamed from one end of the grocery store to the other this morning. The Bad Babies took over their bodies today, so embarrassing! But, I love them dearly, no matter what they do.  The joy of being a Mama!

The young, childless look at me with contempt.  Their future children will never act this way!  I remember those days.
The Moms and Dads just like me look at me with understanding, which made me feel not so alone.
The older generation looks at me with nostalgia.  Many of them tried to cheer them up.  I am thankful for their smiles. 

"Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest."  -Debra Ginsburg