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!


Merisi Vienna said...

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,

Frances said...

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!


JoeinVegas said...

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

Linda Sue said...

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!

Linda Sue said...

haha misplaced comma.

Leenie said...

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.

somepinkflowers said...

{{ 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 !! }}

Em Parkinson said...

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

angryparsnip said...

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

cheers, prsnip

Sara said...

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.

Willow said...

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

Rose ~ from Oz said...

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!

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

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

liisamarja said...

junior master chef!

happy birthday, have a glass of bubbly on me!

My Castle in Spain said...

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

barbara and nancy said...

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

Tournesol said...

Great Pictures! Happy New Year!

Suz said...

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

Dianne said...

Happy New Year!!

Eryl said...

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

Happy, happy, happy, to you!

Barbara said...

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