Saturday, October 24, 2009

Daughter Does Her Mother Proud

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Like mother, like daughter"? Well, when it comes to Holiday decorating, the saying applies to all my children. They've happily carried on the tradition of going ga-ga over the holidays. : ) We went out to my married daughter's place last weekend and here's what we were greeted with.

Also, last Saturday, we had these two little pumpkins over for awhile while Mommy and Daddy ran some errands. So...we colored some Halloween pictures.
Oh, notice the cute hair bows daughter made for the girls.

We watched one of our favorite Halloween shows, 'The Halloween That Almost Wasn't'. We've watched this every year since...almost forever. : ) Our other fun tradition is to watch 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken', with Don Knotts, while we carve our pumpkins. It's a "must-see"!
Grand finale where the Witch flies over the moon.
Next we made some Halloween cookies. YUM!!

Enjoying their work. : )
We are going to miss this little Trick-or-Treater this year. He is in London with his mommy and daddy. : ( Daddy is there working, and mommy is there going to school.

We love and miss you guys. The holidays won't be the same without you this year!!!
I'm behind in catching up on your Sites. Don't give up on me, I'll catch up over the weekend.
Have a great one!


Jenglamgirl said...

Your Daughter and I WOULD Be very best friends.. Kids, decor, girly bows and all.. PLUS i AM Getting the feeling you are all members (lds) like me! she did a fab. job on the decor!

MiMi said...

Of course, you had to rub off on em! You have great taste and so does she! :) Love it all!

mysteryhistorymom said...

YOUr daughter did an amazing job! SHe takes after you, Sweets! Oh, and we love The Ghost and Mr. Chicken! That's it! Decorating cookies and the Ghost and Mr. Chicken will be our plans for tomorrow after church!:) Lori

Anonymous said...

Your daughter's decorations are great. I love that huge spider! The girls look so cute with their hair ribbons and look like they enjoyed their cookies! Thanks for sharing all the cute holiday photos.

Lorraine said...

Her decorating is beautiful. Sounds like you and the girls had a great time while mom and dad were out!

Beth at Aunties said...

Yes, she seems very much like you. Creativity flowing through her veins! She did a spooktacular job decorating.
It does a heart good doesn't it?
Your grands are so darling! Isn't it great your 'faith' is showing through? :-)

Enjoy your week end!~♥

GrandmaBev said...

You sure are a fun grandma! Looks like the girls had lots of fun with grandma. Your daughters decorations are beautiful and those bows in the girls hair are super. I'm sure you do miss your son's family while they are gone. Have a great Halloween. Sounds like you had great movies to watch.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your daughter and mine would have fun decorating together - she really gets into all of that and does a great job. Have a great weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful family you have! I sure miss mine that live far away!

Hammer said...

I just wanted to ask you where do you find most of your Lori Mitchell Collectabls?

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It's so so true, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!


Diane said...

Oh yes your daughters place looks great you should be proud! And I too will be missing our Amelie and her Mommy and Daddy they are in Utah this Halloween ): Hugs, Diane

AnneYarbs79 said...

The "boo" letters: TOTALLY going to be copied over here! Those are TOO CUTE!! I'll have to check out the movies yall watched- things now a days are just a little too intense for our sensitive Miss O- Its hard to find something fun to watch this time of year!

Jacqueline said...

Building these types of memories in what matters. I loved seeing the little girls and the tradition of the Halloween movies. The bows in their hair inspire me to make one for my little girls...wonder how a pomaranian and a chihuahua would look with Halloween bows. Adorable and fun time.
My daughter can't decorate at all, that is why she has me. When we had our consignment store she would say...I'll do anything mom but don't make me decorate! Happy Halloween Cheers to all of you!

Mimi said...

HI Mary lou!!!
My daughter and i made those same BOO letters this year!!! Different paper but the same idea!!!! I love that my daughter loves to decorate for the Holidays too!!!! We love doing this together!!! The kids love it!!! I say the more the better!!!!!
Cookies and carving this week!!!!
And Pumpkin bread!!!!! YEAH!!!!

My name is PJ. said...

It's genetic! There are bona fide future generations of Martha MacGyvers! I believe we shall have to call your daughter MM2 and her daughters MM2a and MM2b.

The photos gave me a gigglefest of delight!

jenjen said...

She DID inherit the crafty, creative gene from you. How fun. So glad you could spend time with your family - so cute!


Darlene said...

Your daughter definitely has inherited your decorating genes!!! She has done a GREAT job! It looks like the girls had a lot of fun at your home with coloring, movies and cookies....what could be better????

It is always hard when you can't be with ALL the ones you love. Hopefully, they will send you lots of pictures. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.♥

Mimi Sue said...

Well you're so right, she's a chip off the old block. Cute bows on cute girls. Wouldn't it be a good time to go visit London? GREAT idea. Mimi

Small House said...

Your daughter learned from the pro!

CUTE-CUTE grandkids. Looks like you have a lot of fun with them.
Have a great day.

Kim said...

There is nothing like a day with the grandkids. Thanks for sharing your traditions and new memories. I miss being close to mine. I have so much fun when I am with them and I am so attached.

I did spend last weekend with our little two year old grandson at Disneyland and also spent one day making a "Max" costume. Good thing one of my kids still lives close by.

Emily P. said...

Mom! I'm so embarrassed! I'm just an amateur compared to you! Thanks for all the sweet comments, though. If I wasn't so busy going to school I'd have done a whole lot more. Thanks for passing on a legacy of cooky-ness, mom. :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your granddaughters are so precious! It's nice you got to spend the day with them. It's so hard when loved ones are away. I was thrilled to see you'd stopped by for a visit and appreciate all your comments. They meant so much. I hope you have a wonderful week! Twyla

beckaboots said...

I keep saying that I need to make some Halloween decorations and all of a sudden it's a week away! I will have to keep checking your blog to find some last minute cute projects that I can copy ;)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh ML this post was precious.
Your grandchildren are so precious. Thank you for sharing their pics. Love the little toe heads. I was a little toe head also. Your daughter did you proud. She decorated so beautifully.

Beautiful post. Just beautiful. Have a Happy Halloween. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Joyce said...

Well like Mother like daughter. I had to laugh at the cute photos of the little cute helpers:)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Family is everything isn't it!.
The little ones are adorable and your daughter did you proud.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the post you left at my blog. It looks like the girls are having great fun. Have a Happy Halloween.