Kids in the neighborhood literally stopped their playing to watch our entangled ensemble like entertainment. We might as well have been a parade. But Addie and Liam loved every second of it!
So where were the daddies? They were furniture shopping at the Pottery Barn. And when they returned successfully from their bring-it-home mission, they snapped this one of us:
Back at the house, I served ricotta-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon as appetizers. It was a new recipe given to me by my mother. Here's what they looked like before they went in the oven (and before I realized that the skewers should go fully through the dates):
|Chalkboard artwork by Britta, B.F.F.|
When you bite into one, you somehow feel like you're at a breakfast buffet, eating buttery pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup and a side of bacon, since the sweetness of the dates paired with the creamy cheese and salty bacon make your taste buds think just that.
Yum, yum, yum. I think I'll be making these again for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
After dinner and just before they departed for home, we did a little photo shoot of all the kids together in the yard beside a pumpkin. I promise to share those pictures soon. :)