Oooh... that felt great. Let me try it again:
It's a GIRL! Itsagirlitsagirlitsagirlitsagirl.
It's. A. Girl.
Thank you, Lord. We have been blessed.
(Look at that heart-shaped heart on the ultrasound, would ya?)
|My son won best of show at the county fair for this photo (see below). We matted it in lime green, and framed it in black, and it was given as a Christmas gift to his half-brother. (We found this little guy on our mailbox--he's sitting on my fingertip)|
|I won second place at the county fair with this photo. I matted it in maroon, then gave it to my grandmother for Christmas, who would sit and look at it for hours. It was so sweet!|
|After our first time attending Barry Stebbing's awesome 3-Day Art Class, we came home and painted this. My daughter was seven when she painted this with acrylic paints, blending all her own colors from the primaries, practicing some of the brush strokes and layering techniques. See that "Best of Show" prize. That was for the entire paintings category--about 200 paintings. There was no children's category. She beat the adults. This was given to my husband's mother as a Christmas gift, and it is hanging in her living room. My version and my son's version were also given as gifts... don't remember to whom. Seriously, folks. Watch for his art class in your area, and GO!|
|My son took this photo while salmon fishing on Lake Michigan with his Dad and Grandpa. It won first place at the fair. It was framed and given to my grandmother. When she passed away, we "inherited" it back, and now it is hanging in my son's room (see below).|
|My daughter snapped this photo when she was eight years old. This is my husband's mother. We were at a museum, and she is standing in front of a lighted picture from the Hubble telescope. This photo won first place at the fair. We gave it to my husband's sister as a gift (since this is her mother, too!)|
|I took this on Daytona Beach in 2004. That is my daughter and her cousin, seeing the ocean for the first time. This was given to my brother as a gift (his daughter in the photo). It also won second place at the fair!|
|This is an acrylic painting of a blue whale, done by Oli last year when he was three (again, we mixed our own colors). We all did this painting. The one my 7yo did was framed and sent to my husband's father as a gift--he lives on the beach in Mexico. An appropriate place for a whale painting, don't you think? Haven't found a home for this one, yet. Maybe a bathroom?|
|My daughter and I did this watercolor and acrylic painting last year. I made this one (above) for my dad and his wife for their anniversary. My daughter's version (below), is still waiting to be given to the right friend or relative.|
|We all did a set of these cute cat abstracts last year (5x7) in oil pastels. These are mine... I'm thinking of scanning them to make notecards. My daughter's set were given to my stepmother for Christmas--they are hanging in her bedroom. My son's set (he was 3), were sent to an aunt.|
|This cute oil pastel abstract was my "teaching" work as my 3yo son followed along and made his own. His turned out AWESOME--better than mine. It is framed and hanging at his grandpa and grandma's house.|
|Yesterday's art project--in anticipation of this Christmas. This was done by my 8yo. With oil pastels.|
|This one was done by the 4yo. I framed it to hang over our manger this year for Christmas, adding to our family Christmas decorations.|
|This is my daughter's more "delicate" version.|
|This was my "teaching" version... the one I created as the kids followed along.|
|This one was done by the 5yo.|
|Yes, they are wearing matching shirts. They all got these at "French Camp" this summer, and have since formed a musical group called "The Eiffel Tower Group." When I called them down for the lesson, they were rehearsing a "show." Watch out, Jonas Brothers! Right?|
|Did you notice Ellie is winning at this point? She got the first "hit."|
|He's not cheating, he's "helping' her, because fox paws aren't good with those little pegs, you know.|
|Quite the face-off, don't you think?|