Saturday, September 01, 2007

Lots of celebrations

It's been a busy month of birthday celebrations as I mentioned here. And I did miss quite a few people, as I figured!
This little sweety, Miss L, celebrated her first birthday last weekend. I'm ashamed that the only photos I actually took of her are from behind. But the other times I was either holding babies or playing with other kids or stuffing my face.

Today's celebration was Miss A's and she is the oldest of our friends kids. It doesn't seem like its been six years since her mom was preggers with her.

Miss A received this red riding hood apron (?) from her Aunt Karen. This was the most meaningful gift of the day, because the apron was originally owned by Miss A's great-great-great grandmother A Bowen, one of the ancestors A was named after. And it's Bowen tradition that the oldest Bowen girl passes it down to the next generation's oldest Bowen girl. Pretty sweet, huh? So this cute little apron is well over 100 years old...and in pretty good shape, too! I love hearing about heirlooms like this, don't you?

Prince WBowen turns 3 later this month. But the family is here for the long weekend, so they have a birthday weekend celebration, Saturday for Miss A, Sunday for Prince W. I'm gonna miss Prince W's celebrations, but I wanted to give him a little whoo hoo, too!

It's been a while since I've posted any of my craftiness, so I thought now would be a fine time just to show the cards I made for the three kids.

And lastly,
August marked my 2nd blogaversary. Two years ago, I started blogging because I had been lurking on websites that offered photo challenges, and I wanted to participate, too. Then I found Illustration Friday and other websites that offered creative challenges and started submitting some of my artwork there. Thru these websites and other blog surfing, I found a creative community of bloggy friends who I enjoy spending the time reading about their world and happy to share bits of mine. Who'da ever knew I'd love it this much? It's thanks to all of you!
>>Great big hugs<<


Ginnie said...

Birthdays, especially for the kids, are so much fun, Mad. I can't believe that 100-year-old bib, though. That really takes the cake. I've never heard of anything quite like it.

Congratulations on your second anniversary! Blogsphere is a much better place because of you...and all your wonderful craftiness! And I mean that sincerely!!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those cards and the apron what a great story that is.
Is his name really Prince? How cool is that.

Congratulations on your second anniversary, I, like you, have never thought how much i would really enjoy this blogging.Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

nice pics, congrats on the blogaversary

Ragged Around the Edges said...

So very happy you joined the blog world. . . so very grateful.

Jodi said...

Happy Belated Blogthday! Isn't it great to meet cool people through the blog-o-sphere? (Not saying I'm cool, but you sure are, so maybe I am by association!)

susan d said...

You are awesome. The cards are great.
Still haven't found my camera so I can't shoot my scrapbook pages I made last weekend.

paris parfait said...

Such lovely photos and cards. Sorry I am late to the party to wish you a happy second blogging anniversary! Am so glad you're continuing to blog and enriching the lives of your readers. xo