Thursday, January 3, 2013


On New Year's Eve they set up a stall on the corner of 8th Avenue selling all sorts of cheery items

like hats and squeakers.

It looked very exciting in the dark.

In the morning, I found this crown on the ground when I took the dog out.

Buster was interested when the feathers fluttered in the wind.

Another hat bites the dust.

A bird silhouetted.

We hold the last party of the season.

Cake decorations by Chef Henry: as in more is more.

Then some drawing

and the last outing of the Christmas pinafore.

Happy New Year!


  1. Lovely reminders of New Year's Eve, Elizabeth!
    Could it be a Backbord, sitting there in the tree?

    Chef Henry's so tall already, time flies, indeed! The little one is adorable, such a tender age.

    Happy New Year to you and yours,

  2. Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

    Wonder if those sidewalk souvenir folks had any long underwear for sale...can you imagine staying outdoors for hours in Times Square on The Eve?

    I so agree with Merisi about Henry and Gretchen...they are really growing up.

    Buster viewing the fluttering crown is a gem. Of course, we all know that he is the absolute King of the Realm!


  3. I think Buster might have looked rather sporty in that feathered hat.

  4. And to you! Henry is a very good decorator and why is that baby girl standing up already! TIM,E man oh man, it is just speeding by!
    Dexter sends very tired wags- been busy around here and we had a party he shivered through, finally hid downstairs in a corner. NOT a party animal!
    Cheers to you and I hope the new year brings much joy!

  5. One holiday the whole world celebrates. I'm so glad you take the time to chronicle the event for us with Buster providing an honest and down-to-earth point of view. The passage of time, so obvious in the growing and learning of our little ones. Best wishes for a Lucky 2013.

  6. {{ wellll
    you would find a crown
    waiting on the ground !!
    i am not surprised one bit ...

    how fortunate for all
    that the grandchildren
    are growing up
    all the arty+goodness
    with you two !! }}

  7. Happy New Year to you all. Great New Year shots. Cushion cover arrived today and it's beautiful. Am about to email the British customs to complain about the £22.90 tax I was charged! That's a lot more than the cover cost! It's so lovely though. Thank you! x

  8. Love Busters walking tour today.
    How Henry and Gretchen have grown. I especially like Gretchen's Holiday pinafore, so sweet.

    cheers, prsnip

  9. Happy New Year, Elizabeth! The nighttime photo is fun indeed. Love the glowing colors.

    Feathered crowns and glittery conical hats - what a gift on New Year's Day!

    Buster's attentive gaze at the crown makes a great photo. I want to give him a big hug.

    The little ones in your house are adorable and Chef Henry is doing pretty good with those cupcakes.

    All the best to you and Robert and your family for 2013.

  10. Happy New Year to you!
    Henry is growing so big as is Miss Pinafore.

  11. I just love these walk-about photos. That amazing wrought iron fence in the Buster pic is sensational.
    The children have grown so!
    New year blessings to you and yours Elizabeth. So looking forward to your offerings this year!

  12. Happy New Year from Dorset. Love chef Henry's cakes, plenty of glitter - the best. Julie xxx

  13. junior master chef!

    happy birthday, have a glass of bubbly on me!

  14. Happy New Year, Elizabeth !
    May 2013 be filled with joy and love...and some sunshine from Morrocco :-)

  15. I would have liked to see Buster in the crown.
    Those kids are sooo cute.
    Happy new year to you, too.

  16. Wonderful bird and tree silhouette and flowers! Blessings and Happy New Year, Elizabeth.

  17. Did you keep the crown? I'd have had to.

    Happy, happy, happy, to you!

  18. My Grands love cake making too. Love the way you put the crown on the railing.


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