Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en

What a wonderful time we had. After many years being in Muskoka, and far away from family, we would have quiet times and simply enjoy the day. Now, not having a 5-hour drive, only one-hour, we have been having some more traditional celebrations. In fact, Grampa dressed for dinner!
Caitlin did gravy and stuffing, despite having hosted the same the day before for her mother-in-law and brother-in-law!

Thankfully, we have lots of opportunities to share photos.
This I posted on iCloud for them!New placemats for the girls. They have 3 pocket for the utensils, which was fun. I posted the menu, to remind Caitlin what we were having.

Then the table was set, the turkey cooked, gravy made.

 A present we bought for the girls in summer was a wand for both of them. We bought the wands at Herbfest, we hadn't been in a couple of years. Here is Ian McCormick  holding Isabelle's wand! I showed her the photo of him HOLDING HER WAND! She was thrilled! We were chatting about them and she was commenting on how it was so straight and she likes the carving in them.

Turns out, Caitlin made costumes for Hallowe'en for the girls. Isabelle is Harry Potter and Josephine is Hermione. They are up to book five in this series and act it out all the time. The ties and badges Caitlin ordered by mail. She knitted the scarf, and sewed the capes. Then, white shirts.

The broom we bought from the shop Radiance of the Ordinary. He makes brooms and other things!
After all this, they went downstairs and pretended to be at Hogwarts school, learning spells. Gosh, it was fun.

Papa was down there with them, in the playroom, as we worked on the turkey dinner. For a Geeky Engineer and federal Green Party candidate, he sure is creative when he has fun with them!
We don't get into the city for Hallowe'en, and I always wonder what they will wear.

We went to vote last Friday, then we were going clothes shopping and accidentally ended up in Westport, rather than Balderson (don't ask!). I bought myself a couple of new tops. It was a lovely drive.

It was a wonderful 2-day, overnighter! There were other 'Close Eyes!' Tracers for Isabelle and a fingerprint art kit for Josee. You'll notice Isabelle is wearing her new skirt! How heart-warming! She wanted a photo of each tracer!

One of my regular art units of study was fingerprint art. It lends itself to some creativity. I loathed the art where all the final products looked the same! It was unusually warm, and would could do art on the back deck.

Isn't she cute?!

At the end of it, Josephine said goodbye to her precious Annabelle, they packed up into the car, we did some selfies, and off they went home!

We have another week of electioneering. Jean-Luc's sign on the car for another week. (It's magnetic!) He's been doing really well in debates and has a good reputation in the community. This is his 2nd election.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What wonderful outfits - yours included!!! So pleased you had such a genuine and wonderful time together. YAM xx

William Kendall said...

It looks like you had fun!

Red said...

There's always lots of fun at Grandma's house. Good on you for providing a rich experience for your granddaughters

DUTA said...

Poor turkey! It looks gorgeous on the plate.
The table arrangement is really nice.
'The girl with the traces' would make a good title for a short story.
Enjoy your newly bought tops!