Wednesday, May 4, 2011

CLOWNING around!

Last week, I was sooo late to "Class"!

So, this week I started working on my post  to get it together a little earlier.

I am  joining in this week's  Alphabe-Thursday's "C" with Jenny!

Here are a few past photos of our Cheery Children...

CLOWNING around!

This is Girly~Twirly and one of her dear friends 
in front of our military housing in Alabama.
They were dressed up for...
our church's Pastor appreciation day- to sing a song.

 Girly~Twirly had on her daddy's duds...
...a striped shirt, tennis shoes, and a pair of his jammin' plaid shorts!

We stuffed the shorts with trash bags.
And I braided her hair around a coat hanger.
It's amazing to think that both these Cute Clowns are now beautiful, married women!
And her friend is a momma of two beautiful little girls.


...a year later, we moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma!
And again at a church function for the kids, we are once again...


Here is Girly~Twirly with her hair braided again like Pipi Longstocking's. 

& Girly~Whirly and her hair braided up too!

& little Heartbreaker dressed up with his strong muscle pose. 

Yep...I joined the kids too! 
I was doing the facepainting table, 
so we, girls, dressed up in matching poodle skirts that I sewed and matching hairdos.

The girls and I had to be careful that we didnt poke anyone when we were walking around! haha

My hubby wasn't a clown, but was our camera man.

Here is Heartbreaker and his first little sweetie at the event...
I posted about this young sweetheart on this "Young Sweethearts" post.

Here are some past Clown-inspired art.

This one was for a baby's room, taken from a Precious Moments image that was sent to me to draw from.

This was a drawing for my hubby's Uncle and Aunt. She collected clowns, so this was displayed in one of her "clown rooms".

 This order was drawn for Cookie the Clown, drawn with her real name throughout.

This order was for a collector of Emmet Kelly clowns.

This was also for the same customer, but of the bust of Emmett Kelly.

This last one was taken from an image of a French mime.

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your lovely visits and comments.
It may take a bit, but I will return your visits...

I am actually working on another post for Friday (This is a challenge for me, (which many of you know) that I am often able to manage only one post a week!)  I hope you get a chance to stop back over.

It'll be a great way to meet bloggers in the military community. (Thank you to those that have and/or are still in military service).

I am excited to host this week's wonderful blog hop "Mil Spouse Weekly Roundup", that was created by Riding the Roller Coaster.

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Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are the cutest clowns I've ever seen! I don't usually like clowns, but this crew of clowns are just darling!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

just too cute

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

cutest clowns ever! :-)

Jenny said...

Awwww....definitely some of the cutest clowns I've ever seen.

Really love the Pippi Longstocking look! How clever of you!


Congratulations on grabbing the number one spot!

Way to start out the week with a smile for us!


LV said...

What a fun way for a family enjoying life, just clowning around. You may not have many posts but when you do, they make up for it. I always look forward to visiting and seeing what has been happening in your world.

Judie said...

You are definitely the Queen of Family Pictures!! Of course, I am sure it helps to have such a BEAUTIFUL family!

Anonymous said...

What a great post. So neat to see the kids all dressed up. I had to chuckle at the Heartbreaker's strong muscle pose. For about a year every picture of my son had that exact same pose!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the picture where you joined in the clowning fun!

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

upinthecosmos said...

Awesome idea for the twirly clown braids!! So cute:-) stop in & read C is for Counterfeit if you do find the time:-)

Vicki aka Jake said...

AGH! This is adorable!! Ok, so in my next life I wanna be your daughter:)

Great family photo shoot to share as always Maria. And great clown sketches!

Kel said...

Great pictures Maria. How did you get their hair to stay like that? I tried using pipe cleaners on my girls before, but it didn't look that good.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog,I'm newest happy follower,thank you so much for visiting LazyonLoblolly,your comment,"eatin' cake in the closet"brought a smile to my face,I hope you'll come back and follow if ya can.I was tickled to see you are also in Georgia.

myorii said...

Aww, I just love these photos of your kids when they were young! It's so amazing to see how much they've grown over the years! And that clown makeup and hair! Definitely very fun :)

xinex said...

You are all so cute as clowns, Maria! I remember the kids when they were young watching them in church, school and Brownies' shows and that was a long time ago. Now they all have their own families. How time flies!....Christine

the 'Trees said...

I've never been to Alabama, but it's funny to me that military housing looks the same everywhere! I LOVE the Pipi Longstocking braids!

I've never heard of "Riding the Rollercoaster" - I'm going to have to check it out!

Francisca said...

Clowning around is Colossal FUN and makes Cute memories! Clapping for your post!

ellen b. said...

What a fun idea for the letter C! It's great to let your hair down and clown around! Have a great weekend.

Jingle said...

love these fun photo shots.
you rock.

Happy Mother's Day.
Bless you.

Tracy said...

you have an amazing collection of pics love them

Ames said...

Too cute! Amd those pig tails are hilarious!Cute "C" post!
You are so talented!~Ames

taylorsoutback said...

Those are great clown faces and the kids look like they are having a ball! You are very talented in costuming too...I always trembled with anxiety when our son came home from school and said..."Mom, I need a costume by....

Alicia said...

Aww! Even as clowns, and Pippi's, they were still adorable!!!!!

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Maria! I can't wait to hear about it!!

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