Friday, April 20, 2007

My favorite little guy


This little guy has completely captured my heart. He and his mom have been living with us for about a year now and it is time for them to move on and start life on their own. Part of me is glad to see them go so I can have my house and quiet back but the other part of me is really sad. I enjoy having them both here. It is cool to be able to relate to my daughter mother to mother, woman to woman. I like playing with the boy. He keeps things lively around here. That's definitely true. I made this layout as part of my HOF entry. It was the one for the craft project. I cross stitched some colorful hearts to use as embellishments. The journaling reads:

When this handsome guy was born, I had my doubts about whether I could adore him as much as I adored my girls when they were small. After all, I had no experience with little boys. Would he be as cuddly and sweet as they were? Would he let me smother him with hugs and kisses? Would he love me? Being his grandma has been more fun than I ever thought it could be. He is sweet and funny and loving . He is also exasperating and infuriating and just plain ornery. Even with all of that said, I have to admit, he has my heart.
I'm curious as to how many people actually read this blog since I have the link in a couple of places now. Say hello to me and I will have a drawing for a package of foofala pish posh canvas flowers on Wednesday, April 25.

26 comments:

Kimmie said...

i love this layout, i especially love the hearfelt journaling!!!! Your a great grandma and friend!!!! tfs that with us Ck is missing out on your beautiful layouts.

Liz Ness said...

Hi Detta! This is a beautiful layout! Love the cross stitch! Also, I'm sorry/happy for you and their new path along their road. Take care and HUGS!

Whippet said...

Hi Detta: This is a great layout. I always thought that cross-stitch had a place in scrapbooking. Journaling is great as always:-)
Jan

Corina said...

Hi!! I never noticed you had a blog in your signature. I guess it takes a RAK for me to see something like that, LOL!! ;D BYW< love that page.. it's adorable!!

Peterlina said...

I love blogs... don't have many blogs in english on my list, so I'll definitely add you now! :)
Great LO btw.

Miranda said...

What a cute little boy. You'll gonna miss him! Hope they don't move to far away??

Terri said...

Your blog is nice. Your l/os are gorgeous. TFS. I have been reading other blogs and would like to try making one, but I cannot seem to figure it out.

Terri

Karyn said...

Your journaling reflects the same thoughts every mother and gradmother of little boys shares, both the overwhelming love for them and struggle to understand them. I had two of my own boys and certainly understand where you're coming from. Love the layout.

Sonia said...

That LO is so cute! Thanks for sharing!
~Sonia

Cindy said...

Very nice! I love that lo...And now I have the blog on my favs too

Cindy

Jeanette said...

Hello Dettao! Hoe ya doin? What a fun lo:) It's so pretty!

C70 said...

Hi! Love the LOs on your blog! That boy is soooo adorable!

Wendy said...

I always admire your work and this LO is no exception! I also need to give your smile philosophy serious consideration. TFS!
Wendy

americanmom said...

Hi Detta! I love your layout, esp. the cross stitch hearts. And adorable photos. I have a RAK going on my blog now too - this is the second time we've been on the same track, LOL. Congrats on your blog - I love it! I've been reading for awhile but haven't posted a comment because I didn't have a blogger account. For a RAK, I will get one!
american mom
http://scrapbookobsession.wordpress.com

AFScrapperMom said...

What a great layout about your DGS and also about your daughter and your relationship with her!

Debbie said...

Hi Detta, I can tell you for a fact little boys can probably steal your heart quicker than little girls. I know! Drew stole mine the moment he was born and keeps stealing it each and every day. The layout is soooo cute. But I have always loved cross stitch. That's is the only other hobbie I have is counted cross stitch.

diane1451 said...

What a cutie! And the layout surrounding him is drop dead gorgeous!

Diane

diane1451 said...

What a cutie! And the layout surrounding him is gorgeous!

Diane

Josie said...

Very cute Lo and very cute grandson! I have a granddaughter that is almost two and she is so special!! I also love the cross stitch ...it is another love of mine!! I like to see it used in scrapbooking too!

Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Detta! I'm here! But you don't have to give me anything. I'm just happy to be your friend!

How could you not fall head over heels in love with the beautiful little guy? His smile captures even my heart! What an awesome layout. He is blessed to have you as his grandma. It makes me look forward to the day when I get to enjoy my grandkids too!

prazdance said...

Hi Detta! Just stopping by to say I love your new blog and as always, your LO's. Welcome to the bloghood! :)

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

Hey there! Found your blog via the CK Board... welcome to the blog world! It is addictive... between MB's and Blogging, and 'real' life... it's a good thing that Scrapping is addictive TOO or we would never get anything done! LOL!

Love the LO too!
~Karrilee~

Noel said...

what a great page. the journaling is so honest and touching. tfs! i hope i can share my stories in the same way.

~Sasha Farina~ said...

what an adorable layout! :) love that smile of his.. ...

Noell said...

Hi, Detta! Congratulations on your new blog!

This layout is so cute. I have two sons and one daughter and although my daughter is super-sensitive, my sons were much more cuddly than she was as a baby.

Brooke said...

Hey Detta!! Your lo is wonderful. Such heart felt journaling. Love your blog