Monday, October 20, 2014

Awww Monday: Cute and Yummy!

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  Since we could all stand to start our week with a smile, this is the place to post those cute pictures that make you say, "Awww!"

#2 Son isn't the only one of my kids who knows his way around the kitchen, although he's the only one planning a career in cooking.

Little Girl loves to bake and decorate cookies, as well as make pies and other sweet treats.  Her Halloween cookies taste good and make you smile before you ever take a bite!

While decorating, and someone couldn't resist eating half a ghost!

Smile big1

Happy bat!

Don't you want one now?

Today is:

Birth of the Bab -- Baha'i

Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day -- actually a good idea

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival0
     Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs

Feast of Agios Gerasimos -- Kefalonia, Greece (celebration of the patron saint of this Ionian island, with religious services followed by dancing and feasting)

Feast of No Excuse For A Feast Day -- internet generated, if you have no other excuse to celebrate something today, use this one

Festival of Ebisu -- Japan (the laughing god, who is the only one available this month, as the 8 million other gods of the pantheon gather at the Grand Shrine of Izumo; traditionally on 20th day of 10th month of the lunisolar calendar)

Hurricane Thanksgiving Day -- US Virgin Islands (only celebrated if no major storms have come through that year)

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth -- Sikh

International Adjust Your Chair Day -- because you need to check at least once a year to make sure your chair has you in an ergonomically correct position

International Juan Valdez Appreciation Day -- internet generated, yet as we sip our morning wake up brew, let's remember the hardy souls who pick the beans for us!

Mashujaa Day -- Kenya (National Day/Kenyatta Day)

Miss American Rose Day -- with online only pageants devoted to high achievement and community service for girls and women of all ages, Miss American Rose suggests treating all women in your life like beautiful roses and performing community service with them

National Brandied Fruit Day

National Day on Writing -- US (sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English)

National Heroes Day -- Jamaica

Revolution Day -- Guatemala

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. Acca's Day (Patron of learning)

Suspenders Day -- probably begun by the same people who wanted to see if you would observe Wear Something Gaudy Day and Dress Like A Dork Day

World Osteoporosis Day -- International Osteoporosis Foundation

Anniversaries Today:

Clint Black marries Lisa Hartman, 1991
William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty, 1973
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
Aristotle Onassis marries Jacqueline Kennedy, 1968

Birthdays Today:

John Krasinski, 1979
Dann Gillen, 1967
Viggo Mortensen, 1958
Danny Boyle, 1956
Keith Hernandez, 1953
Tom Petty, 1953
Melanie Mayron, 1952
Tom Petty, 1950
Jerry Orbach, 1935
William Christopher, 1932
Mickey Mantle, 1931
Joyce Brothers
Art Buchwald, 1925
Fayard Nicholas, 1914
Bela Lugosi, 1882
Charles Ives, 1874
Charles Dewey, 1859
James Robert Mann, 1856
Arthur Rimbaud, 1854
Christopher Wren, 1632

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Six Million Dollar Man"(TV), 1973
"No Time for Sergeants"(Play), 1955
"Vor Sonnenaufgang/Before Sunrise"(Hauptmann play), 1889

Today in History:

The first Crusaders arrive at Antioch, 1097
The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), Bolivia, is founded, 1548
Battle of sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's Shoguns, 1600
Maria Theresa of Habsburg becomes ruler of Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia, 1740
Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Habsburg Monarchy, 1781
US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase, 1803
The U.S. and U.K. sign the Convention of 1818, which, among other things settles the U.S. - Canada border at the 49th parallel for most of its length, 1818
First Edition of London Sunday Times, 1822
Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the US, on the 4th Thursday of November each year, 1864
P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome featuring "The Greatest Show on Earth" opens in NYC, 1873
The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched, 1910
The first Negro League World Series is held, the KC Monarchs shut out the Hilldales, 5-0, 1924
United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time, 1947
The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses, 1971
The Sydney Opera House opens, 1973
BM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released, 1983
US accuses Microsoft of violating law by forcing IE browser on computers, 1997
European astronomers announce the discovery of 32 extrasolar planets, 2009
Atronomers announce that galaxy UDFy-38135539 is the most distant object observed from Earth, around 30 billion light-years, 2010
Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte, 2011


  1. (((((holds out plate and runs for milk)))))

  2. yum! yes! have coffee will travel! :)

  3. Hi Mimi! I just learned of your blog thanks to my buddy Lexa Cain. I'm so glad she recommended it! I love animals and looking through your posts is great - I am so looking forward to following along now. Great to meet you!

  4. Awww, I only ate a couple of those cookies. Too cute. I just love your kids.

    Have a terrific Awww Monday. ☺

  5. I reeeeeaaaaalllly want a happy bat cookie right now.

  6. I had to swipe some of these cookies and they were YUMMY!!

  7. Yummy! I want a pumpkin! So festive and fun!

  8. So cute. And the person who ate the bottom half of that ghost cookie was simply creating a hobblin' goblin. ;)

  9. Can I come to your house.... I'll bring the hot chocolate and marshmallows :D

  10. these cookies make me happy before I even take a vampire bite!
    Awwwdorable! Plus Yummy!

  11. those cookies look too good. mama loves cookies. i don't know if i like them or not. mama doesn't share cookies.