Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dizzy Kitty "Ugly Doll" - By Aly

Aly and I were busy making Christmas gifts today. It was rainy and cozy, which was perfect!
She wanted to make an "Ugly Doll" for her sister. She drew the sketch, picked out the fabric from the scrap box and sewed the eyes on. I was really impressed how much, as a 7 year old, she can do! Sad to say, we are at about the same level sewing-wise. ") It was great mom and daughter bonding time. Are they making the eyes of the needles smaller, or is it just me?

Magic Carpet Bird

New Christmas Watercolors

Monday, November 17, 2008

Maui Garden

A quick pen & ink with watercolor wash . . . I adore my kids, but the thrill of getting to actually sit for more than 2 minutes on my own, with no distractions was bliss! ")

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Katy has been quite the character lately.
We were drawing together this AM before her gym class.
The conversation . . .
Mom: "What are you drawing?"
Katy: "An animal."
Mom: "What animal?"
Katy: "A cow."
Mom: "What is it doing?"
Katy: "Cowing....Moooo!"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Flowers and Bellies!

My favorite flowers from where we stayed on Maui. The Plumeria were incredible!

So we get home from our vacation, unpack and hang with the girls.
Our 2 year old comes and finds me in the kitchen looking very concerned.

Mom: "Hi ! What's up?"

Katy: "My belly." (Putting her finger in her bellybutton and looking very serious.)

Mom: "What's up with your belly?"

Katy: "It broken."

After a few kisses & hugs she was in top toddler form once again running all over the house yelling, "Mommy fiss it! Mommy fiss it! Mommy, you good fisser!"


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Busy Week! Aloha and Happy Halloween . . .

Our "Little House on the Prairie" and "Irish Dancer" girls on Halloween night.

Our view this week! ")

Having a ton of fun celebrating our 10 year anniversary!