My first entertaining at my new apartment was my bookclub. I reserved the apartment's common area for us. I've been a member for 2 years and have enjoyed reading and discussing the books. There were 4 members missing on this night; with this many people its hard to schedule a night that everyone can attend. We have appetizers, an entrée, dessert and beverages, mostly wine!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thank goodness for pinterest! Grandma gets some crafty ideas from it. Today we took plastic cups, drew a jack o lantern face on it with Sharpies
added a battery operated tea light
- and ended up with our own pumpkin jack o lantern
- next we glued stones together and made insects
Sunday, November 17, 2013
On a beautiful fall day we took a day trip to Pere Marquette Park for lunch and a drive thru the park to go leaf peeping.
D would love this giant chess board, he is learning to play chess at school.
view from the restaurant out to the river
Pere Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary priest. In 1673 along with explorer Louis Joliet, he became the first European to enter what is now the park at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois River.
view from the bluffs above the river
We also stopped at Eckhart's farm to get some apples and pumpkins. I just took photos. I love the color and texture of the gourds and pumpkins.
We also stopped by a winery and I brought a most excellent bottle of wine called "Captain's Blush". Will save it for the holidays.