I'm starting out posting a bit backward..Saturday activities first. We had our Pioneer Day Church social at the park Saturday evening and, as I mentioned in a previous post, a pie baking contest was one of the activities. I did decide to enter my old fashioned apple slices..this is what they look like. It's my Mom's recipe and a favorite around here. It won first place in the fruit category. Wow, I was surprised since I'm not a great pie maker. Who knew!
Here's the proof..my first place ribbon and my prize..a dish towel..thanks Stacy and the Primary for the fun and all the work that goes into putting together a gathering like this.
With our new expanded Church group we certainly had enough food and people on Saturday for the Pioneer Day social. The Park was the perfect venue...room for games, pool time, and a nice pavilion to eat and socialize.
I called and kidnapped my Grandkiddos to go with us. Before we ate we headed over to the pool for some water time. Cameron is just getting brave enough to start trying to swim..and jumping in is a good way to start!
Anthony had fun splashing around and keeping his nose clean!
Summer is a good big sis to keep an eye out for Cameron and play with him too.
On to today...Summer and her friend Megan stayed overnight with us after the social. I realized that my camera had a smudge on the lens..sorry Summer! I enjoyed watching some scary shows before bedtime last night with the both of them...teens are so fun sometimes and I'm really not use to having girls around the house. But they were great!
My son Phil called after we got home and asked if Addy could stay overnight too. Sure! The Whispering Pines Inn was now full! After breakfast today of special order chocolate chip pancakes..and blueberry pancakes, I caught this little monkey with the morning sun shining on her sweet face. I'm not sure who's brighter...the sun or little Addylicious!
Now back up to Friday. No, it's not fall! Friday night we were sitting on the deck when the setting sun hit the tops of the locusts trees...and BAM! I thought they looked on fire! It does really look like an early fall pic.
Jack wanted to put a fire in and he knows I love when we have one. The pit was very wet because of the lovely rain we had the previous 2 days. But he is the fire master...although it took a bit of convincing to make the wood understand who was boss!
The fire calmed down nicely and we spent a quiet evening sitting around the fire, talking, looking at the stars and just enjoying a cool (finally!) evening. Jack laughed at me because I had to wear a sweatshirt..hey, it was in the 50's! (Just like me!)