Friday, August 26, 2011

Tummies and Toes

These are some past photos of Tummies and Toes. much cuter, when they belong to babies :o)

 This is my Handsome Hubby and little bald-headed me. :o)

Mr. B: 
19lbs. 8 oz. 
4 months old
in Hilo, Hawaii
 *taken from his baby book: @ 4.5 months, says "this, this", tries to do pat-a-cake. May 7, ...tooth peeping out of gums".*

about 5/6 months old
in the Philippines


About 4 months old
16 lbs. 14 oz.
Holloman AFB, New Mexico

*from baby book: every time after laughing, she ends up with hiccups. On car trips, if you were crying, dad and I would sing songs and then you would stop crying. One of the songs was the Swinging Consonants song...sometimes we would end up singing more than one round of this song. *
(I learned that this song was from an original 1938 classic 3 Stoogies movie!)

Yay! For google searches: Found this on Youtube of the original 3 Stoogies' movie.

*We sang this fun song to and with all our three*


about 4 months old
18lbs. 11oz.
Ft. Rucker, Alabama

*taken from baby book: " would laugh and laugh when your sister walked around you when you were on the floor.. She gave you water from a glass, Mommy thought you would choke, but you drank like a pro and after that, you would get very excited every time you saw a glass!*

(her two bottom teeth broke through at 4 months old)


about 4 months old
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
*taken from baby book: "you scoot around on the walker and love to say "oooo" and your lips would be formed in a perfect little "o" shape..."when we say "pat, pat, would pat your hands on anything in front of you."*


Here are some recent orders:

From a facebook msg: "... I will be putting in an order for you as well so depending on how busy you are you can just ship both? It will be a navy one, a friend of Kevin's is retiring on Sept 2nd, and we talked and thought that this would be a great gift for him."

This one is on its way to California. Thank you Lauri for thinking of this for a retirement gift.

 This trumpet was drawn for the birthday of the son of a dear friend, who is my walking buddy (although it has been for.ever, since we have done any walking in this summer heat).  Mom chose to have the sheet music of one of his favorite songs, drawn in the background, with his name on the bottom staff. 
From Donna: "Here is a picture of the song that Jordan likes to play. The part he plays all the time on his trumpet is measure 18-26."

 I can't wait to hear his reaction to this piece and to see if he noticed what song it is in the sheet music. :o)


Thank you Leanne, for your email: 

"My name is Leanne and I got your business card from my brother.  He is a helicopter pilot at Ft. Campbell, TN.  You had done a sketch for him of his helicopter and call sign.  I was wondering if you would be willing to do a sketch for me as a gift for my best friends wedding.  I have attached the picture.  Let me know if you have time to do this..."

Here is the piece drawn from her photo.

 Email after her art was received: "...The art is perfect and looks awesome!  your work is amazing!"

Joining in
...with Jenny's  Alphabe-Thursday's "T" 
...with Alicia for Friday Photo Flashback
..with Mel for Fancy Friday Blog hop.

(Also, be sure to check out my upcoming post for a unique giveaway!)

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Jennifer said...

Such cute baby photos! So sweet!! And congrats on your beautiful work - as always!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Maria, Your sketches are amazing... Thanks for sharing!

The baby pictures are AWESOME... I love all of them.. What Cutie Pies... Thanks for sharing.

LDH said...

Very sweet tummies and toes ~ every one of them!

Lovely sketch of the beach couple!

Kadie said...

What a fun post! I LOVE baby tummy's and toes. Your scetch of the trumpet is fantastic! My son just started band..... this would be really cool in a few years if he keeps up with it.

Luana said...

I love the baby pictures! They're so adorable. I miss my boys being so small and chubby like that. Children grow up so fast.

That is an awesome sketch you did on the couple at the beach! God has blessed you with a wonderful gift :)

Hope you're having a fantastic Friday, have a great weekend!

Blessings from Maui

Xmas Dolly said...

Great pictures! Look at those chubby legs. Babies are too cute when they're nice & chubby. You just want to hug & hug more. Thanks for sharing, and I haven't seen that stooges video in ages. My hubby loves the stooges, so I played it for him. Thanks for the laugh!

xinex said...

You were all so cute as babies and your artwork is amazing as usual, Maria....Christine

Alicia said...

Your pictures always puts a smile on my face!!!! I love how you have so many memories of not only your kids, but of you and your husband, too!!!!

And I love your beach sketch! Wow...amazing, Maria!!!

Sherry said...

So wonderful -- and SO talented! Love the trumpet/music sketch especially.

Intrigued with the name of your post - Tummies and Toes. Just reminded me that often I can't see my toes because of my tummy!

Kathy said...

My first visit! Adorable baby pictures - great sketches! So glad I stopped by,

Grandma Becky said...

Loving the toes and tummies of your babes. Loved the youtube song and I remember hearing that song somewhere. Fun! I'm enjoying the toes and tummies of my grandchildren! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Hugs and have a great weekend!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That last one done from the photograph is amazing!

Enjoyed all the baby pictures too! So cute.

The Southern Fried Bride said...

New follower from the blog hop! Wonderful blog!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a chance to visit you back. Love the baby pics and that fun alphabet song. I had never heard it before. And your sketches are awesome. You're a talented lady.

Debbie said...

I love the baby pictures! Too cute!!!! And the Three Stooges song was so funny. I ought to learn to sing it for the little three year olds in my class.

Thanks for stopping by Heart Choices. I've been so busy lately that I'm so far behind in visiting my favorite blogs too.

Hugs to you,

Veronica Lee said...

Love the adorable baby pics, Maria!

Always glad to be here!!

Have a nice day!

Mary said...

Wow you are so creative, I love your work. It must be nice to look back at old pictures and reminisce. You have a very beautiful family. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for also featuring my b log on your sidebar, I really appreciate it. Looking forward to reading more from you. Hope you have a great week!

myorii said...

I think these baby photos have reawaken my biological clock (not that it was asleep all this time!) I love baby toes, tummies and especially those chubby thighs :) I think it's so great that you kept records of their lives in a baby book :)

Esther Joy said...

Great drawing from the beach photo!

Together We Save said...

Great photos and your art work is amazing!!

The Cello Strings said...



JDaniel4's Mom said...

The artwork is wonderful. What cute babies you had! They were adorable!

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful babies everywhere! I enjoyed your Alphabet Song too! My oldest son loves the Three Stooges! Hee Hee!

Judie said...

I knew I could count on you to come up with a blog featuring photos of your children. You have got to be the most devoted mother on earth. You know that I LOVE seeing all your family photos!!! Great post!!!

taylorsoutback said...

Love all those tummies and toes...

Dominique Goh said...

Lovely artwork and baby photos..visiting from alpha thursday

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Your art is amazing! Amazing! AMAZING!

I'm your newest follower. :)

Anonymous said...

So these photo's and I always love your life-stories.

Pondside said...

Such sweet memories you have to share. I remember the sweet tummies and toes of our two - so precious!

Birgit said...

Such sweet photos -- and great artwork, too! :)

Greetings from Germany,

PS: See my T post here! :)

Jenny said...

Oh man. My heart is melting here. Those baby pictures. You are so tiny and adorable. And those little baby goodness. We have a new Grand on the way, but it is my step-daughter and she lives far away. I'm hoping she will allow me to be active with the baby as much as possible.

Your artistic interpretations are always fabulous! It's interesting to read the story behind the order!

Thanks for linking up!


Nicole said...

What a wonderful collection of family photos--it makes me want to get scanning! I was born in the PI, too. Clark AFB.

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