So, here they are...Their Majesties, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
As you can see, Bertie was not impressed at all. Look to the far right.
But, Bertie did perk up for a dinner of pot roast, cheddar-cheese mashed potatoes and baby Brussels sprouts. In fact, we all did. And, there was nothing spooky at all about that.
Spookiness came later in the form of our most longstanding Hallow-ma-ween tradition. The spooooky spider cake. Yes, each year, my mother spends an entire day not only baking giant, multi-layered chocolate cake filled with delicious white icing, and then, icing and decorating it, but she also pipes a dozen or more giant orange, smiling, icing spiders on a tasty web.
This is my favorite part of Halloween. It's also Bertie's least favorite part since this cake is always chocolate--which he can't have. He's still pouting. Ha! Score one for the humans!
Happy Hallow-ma-ween, all!