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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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remembering the Roly-Poly days!

We are so very blessed to have three beautiful, loving, caring children.

These are the more current photos that I was able to find of them.
They are not "Roly-poly" any more :o)

"Girly~Twirly" & her hubby "Awesome" ~ "Girly~Whirly" & her boyfriend "Amazing" ~ "Heartbreaker" & his girlfriend "Sweetie".

Thankful for all the old photos and memories that we have...
...and thankful for the new photos and memories that have yet to be created.

These are some photos of when they were "Roly~poly" babies...

~~~~~~~ her 4 month check-up, 16lbs. 14oz. & 26.5 inches
Holloman AFB, New Mexico
1983 birth, she weighed 8lbs. 2 oz. & was 20 3/4 inches.
At 9pm I was admitted into the hospital, & she was born at 10:43pm.

~6 months old..eating strained green beans for the first time~
Hilo, Hawaii
1984 the bath, after her greenbeans! this age, she first pulled herself up in the playpen.

~~~~~~~ her 4 month checkup, 18lbs. 11oz. & 25 3/4 inches
Ft. Rucker, Alabama
1987 birth, she weighed 9lbs. 2oz & was 21 inches.
I was admitted into the hospital at 1am, she was born at 1:40am.

...big sister helping her get ready for her bath. 4 months, her first tooth appeared! 

 She had the most rolls on her legs...9 on one and 7 on the other.

~~~~~~~ his 6 month checkup 
(I have to find that weight or length, 
but at 2 months, he was 15lbs. 10oz & 23.5 inches.)
Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii
1990 birth, he weighed 8lbs & was 20 1/4 inches.
6 minutes after they helped to "break my water", he was born @ 5:46am.

Admitted at 4:40am and I was put on the monitors, which was not reading my contractions correctly, since the leads had slipped.

I didnt have any epidurals or pain meds with either of the girls, so when I was told that my contractions were not strong enough and would be there awhile, I thought *Oh, if this isn't strong contractions, then maybe I really need an epidural or pain medication!*  

I kept saying, "if someone could just break my water!"  After 2 contractions, the doctor checked, my water broke and 6 minutes later, Heartbreaker was born. no time again for an epidural or pain meds.

Big sister sharing some of her banana. 5 months, he loved to make his mouth shaped in a perfect circle and say "oooo". & when we would say "close, open, close, open...", he would open and close his hands.'s bath time. this age, first thing most people seem to notice and will say is "What big eyes you have".


Joining in 
...Free Pretty Things For You's Whatever You Want Wednesday.
...with Jenny's  Alphabe-Thursday's "R" 
...and with Alicia for Friday Photo Flashback

Here are a number of art orders:

This one was drawn for a fellow blogger. She chose to have the initials for her two sweet children along with their last name initial.  What a great idea!

Here are some other monograms using the childrens' names.

The initials of the handsome Saunders boys.

The initials of the sweet Andreae girls.

This one is a little different. Both cuties' initials are included. however, the ampersand is drawn with the name of their sweet mom.

And this last one is of Dora the Explorer.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I have had this little baby, hand-pieced, Cathedral Windows quilt in the "works" for some time...started...then set aside...then worked on...and then set aside...etc...

I know that it is just a little baby quilt...and I should have completed this ages ago! ...I have had fun working on it :o)

*I debated sewing down the edge so that it would be a straight edge, cuz I really liked the zig zag edges or corner points* ...but in the end, I sewed them all down to make a staright edge.

 *It is two panels of the scrappy fabric squares sewn on a muslin background. Each panel is about 23 inches wide by 46 inches overall, it is 46 inches by 46 inches.*

But yay! I have it finally completed and ready for a future grandbaby...

*each panel is divided by solid squares, colors of the rainbow red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, pink, gray, black white, and brown ...from top to bottom.*

So now, I have some other baby quilts to work that one day, I hope to make at least one baby quilt for each of our future grandbabies :o)

 *in each panel,  there is a matching printed fabric so that a matching game can be played...finding the matching squares*

I figure that if I complete them before any grandbaby births, I am in good shape :o)

*a close up view so you can see the size of the squares in relation to a house key*

Joining in 
...with Jenny's  Alphabe-Thursday's "Q" 

If you would like, you can read more about this quilt here: "Q is for Quilt" or here: Quintessential Quilts and Quilting Quandry And also see some quilt-related art that was done in the past.

& on my sidebar is a tutorial with other links to how this quilt may be created.

And last of are a couple past art orders:

Blessings to this newlywed as they start their lives together.

Blessings to this future bride and groom on their upcoming wedding day and the days to follow!

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Friday, August 5, 2011


AAAHHHH!!! Ahh-mazing!

 Parachuting son (Heartbreaker) and...

 ...his girlfriend (Sweetie) and her brother, cousins, sister and grandma (this was her grandma's second jump!!!)

Last Saturday...this adventurous bunch went up, up and away!

Sweetie is ready to Rock!

& Heartbreaker is ready to Roll!

Here Heartbreaker jumps out...

& free falls...

Loving every moment!

...Still so high above the ground!

Parachutes into the gorgeous blue, white fluffy cloud filled sky.

 & safely on the ground!

..and ready to do it again!

Whoohoo! for the brave souls that do and accomplish adventures like these! (Um...I think parasailing or zip lining would be the most adventurous thing that I would try...what about you?)

...I am blessed and so thankful for the Lord's protection over our matter where they are!

Joining in 
...with Jenny's  Alphabe-Thursday's "P" 
 ...and with Mel for Fancy Friday.

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Here are a couple past Parachute-related drawings done for two more adventure, thrill seekers :o)

 ...running behind on my return visits from last week! But will be sure to catch up with you all, this weekend!

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