Monday, November 9, 2009


I mentioned earlier that Jonas was going to change his costume for Halloween. He decided to wear the mouse costume I made about 30 years ago. He's such a cute little mouse but anything but quiet. He sings up a storm and has quite the personality.
I've lost track of how many kids have worn this outfit, but I think around 10. Ceekay of Thinkin' of Home just reminded me that her kids wore it also. I know my two children, two of my sister's children and her grandchildren, Ceekay's two, 3 of my grandchildren and some neighbors kids wore it. I guess it's no worse for the wear. lol

My sister and niece have come and gone from MI. I had the chance to take her to the mountains before her daughter arrived. We drove to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.
Here's a pic taken in Blowing Rock.

Here's one in Valle Crucis . The oldest operating country store in America is there. Barely standing but still operating. lol

This is a view from a chalet we stayed in that a friend of mine owns. Gorgeous view of the Fall colors .

My niece arrived for a few days and we went to an Art Museum. It holds the largest collection of religious art in the Western Hemisphere. Twenty seven rooms to be exact. It was a fun time together and we had to get a picture of us girls to savor the memories.

Aimee, me (holding Ivy) Barb and my daughter Sarah.

That's some of what's been happening at our house.
Hope you're enjoying the beautiful Fall weather at your house.


Shelia said...

Oh, what a little precious! How funny! I've made this same little outfit except it was a tiger! Glad you've had some fun time and we are blessed with good men!
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping by,
Shelia ;)

Heather said...

what a fun visit you had! love the mouse costume. my mom made me one similar when i was little too! how funny!

Dawn said...

What a cute costume! And it is great that it's been used so often.

Sounds like a wonderful time with your sister --

The pumpkin dessert looks yummy - I like all things pumpkin except pie - odd, eh??

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, Oh what a great time had by all. I love the pic of all you girls. What a nice one for making memories. Your trip to the mountains sounds and looks so fun.

I love the little mouse costume you made. Just precious and enjoyed by so many little ones.

We are staying home for Thanksgiving and having company for one week with a live long dear friend. It will be so nice to have her with us. I am planning my menu now and getting things ready along with lots of painting. The time is flying by. Some how it all gets accomplished Lord willing!

Enjoy your days and see you again soon.
Blessings to you. Celestina Marie
p.s. thank you for sharing the recipe for the pumpkin cobbler. I will try it for sure.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful family!! Love the pictures of the old store. That must be great to visit! Your grandson looks adorable in that costume!!!

Kristens Creations said...

What a cute mouse costume! It sounds like there have been alot of fun memories made in it! I'm glad you are having a good time with your family...enjoy it! Have a great rest of the week!! Kristen

Happy@Home said...

Now that's the kind of mouse I would welcome to my house. How sweet that so many kids have enjoyed your costume.
It looks like your days have been busy in a happy kind of way. The pictures are all so nice and now I want to go to Blowing Rock.

Linda C said...

Looks like you've been having fun!:) That store is amazing...

And that little mouse costume looks great coming or going:) Sooo cute!!

Happy Tuesday!

Linda C

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Jonas looks so cute in the mouse costume! So neat to have it after 30 years! Little Ivy will probably wear it next!

Looks like your sister had a grand time while visiting all those nice places!