Edited by Charlotte:
Since the original post was deleted, here is the question that was asked:
<hr>Please help this newbie with what seems like an easy question.

How do I format a date that is part of a text field on a report? For example:

="My dog ate my cat in the month of " & [eat_date] & "."

I want it to say: My dog ate my cat in the month of November, 2001.

How do I format [eat_date] within this text box? Thanks for your help<hr>

In the text box Control Source property enter expression similar to:
<pre>="The dog ate my homework in the month of " & Format([DATE_FLD],"mmmm"", ""yyyy") & "."</pre>

For other custom date formats check help file topic titled "Format Property