I love this time of year so much. The fact that there's a new little one in our family to share in the joy just makes it all the sweeter. I know he won't understand much this year, but the thought of the years to come, the excitement, the laughter, the discovery, the wonder, makes me anxious to see this little boy grow...
...but not too fast. I like that he can still fit under our Christmas tree.
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I can't tell you how excited I was to open my package and see this cutie staring back at me! I have to admit that I was bit nervous after ordering my print because I chose to have the edges wrapped in black as opposed to having the picture stretched around the frame. I did this because August's head would have been cropped awkwardly otherwise. I wasn't sure how the edges would look, but I couldn't be happier with the outcome.
The overall quality of the print is amazing. The image is crisp and clear and the color is exactly what I ordered. The wrapped canvas is finished beautifully and the frame feels sturdy, and best of all, the process to order the print is super simple.
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It's not easy getting a sleepy baby, an active six year old, and a mortified [of the whole situation] tween to cooperate for Christmas pictures. But it's done, I have 400 pictures, and hopefully one good one for our Christmas card. If not, I can always use one of these...
I have no idea why Audrie was mortified. Seriously.
I have some big things coming up this week including a couple of giveaways and some crafts! [I know, I know. I keep promising crafts, and I don't post any, but I really have some good ones. Hopefully, with family in town this week, I can get some help with the little Mr. and we can knock out a few.]
Last summer I had the opportunity to illustrate a beautiful poem written by Jason Whitney. The story tells of a seed's journey to reach maturity and its true purpose in life. It was a wonderful experience, and I'm so excited to have the finished product in my hand... just in time for Christmas!
Here are a few pictures from the book:
Though I worked with a publisher, the book was self-published by the author, so at this time the book is only available through him or me.
Contact me if you would like to know more about it or would like a copy.
I figured if I don't get started now, I won't get finished until 2013. So the kids' trees are up, and ready for trimming. August got his own little tree today. It's awaiting festive ornaments, some of which we plan on making. I have a whole list of fun Christmas crafts to do with the kids this year, and if I'm what the title of this post says, then we'll have a whole lotta Crafty Fridays for you!
PS I'm going to tell you more about the books in the box [The Seed] tomorrow!
At three months, you are growing steady and strong.
You smile all the time, and you have the sweetest belly laugh.
You love to be held [all the time] facing out so you can see the world. And what a world it is!
You are discovering new things everyday because you've learned how to put those hands of yours to work. Everything is going in the mouth now, so I have to watch what I give you to play with.
You can almost roll from your back to your tummy, it's just getting over those broad, muscular shoulders that'll take a little work.
I'm not sure how much you weigh, but I'm guessing it's over 17 lbs. You're still growing out of all of your clothes at super speed [wearing 6-12months size]; you're definitely going to be tall like your daddy.