Sunday, November 9, 2008

What it's all about!

Here we are at the beginning of a new week. This week is a very special one for me. It was three years ago on the 14th of November that my sweet little Francesca Noelle was born. What makes it extra special is she was born on her Grandpa's birthday. My FIL was just beaming as you can imagine. As I think back I recall the longest 9 months of my life. You see, with Cesca, I had morning sickness most of the pregnancy. I was working at the time, teaching. My poor students. . I would grab the trash can and run out the door sick every day. I have to say, I am not one of those people that love being pregnant. I just love the results . . a healthy, beautiful baby! I just knew from the beginning it was going to be a girl. I had dreams of a little girl with dark blond pigtails the entire time.
Fastforward. . . here we are, this Friday she turns 3. I can't believe it, the time is just flying by. I keep telling myself to sav
or each moment and soak it all in. . even the simple things. We bought her her first bike today, an early present. She is so excited, she just loves it. It had to be her favorite color of course. . I think you can tell from the picture what that is. LOL Here she is with her big brother trying out her new wheels. As the days become busier and the holidays grow near I was reminded today of what it's all about. I am thankful for two healthy, happy children. . .and the simple joy that comes from being a kid, riding your bike on a perfect Fall day.Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!


Lilli Blue said...

What a pleasure. Yes to stay in touch with what is really important is the key. To ride a bike on a cool California day. That is living.they are lovely on the shot where they are riding down the rode. Happy Birthday to that litle darlin'. Lilli

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

Both your kids look so happy taking a ride on their bicycle in the neighbourhood. I'm sure they had a blast! Such simple pleasures can be so much fun.

Happy creating!

Pei Li

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

She is just precious...well all us November babies are :) My pregnancies were like yours, not fun, but the results fabulous too !


Lisa said...

Carrie ~

Your children are the sweetest little angels. I love the picture of them petaling into the sunset. What a beautiful street you live on.


Cottage Flair said...

Great post Carrie. That is what life is all about. You'll realize it even more as your kids get older and closer to leaving the nest. Enjoy them!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Wishing your darling little one a very happy birthday. Wouldn't this be a beautiful world if we just remembered to look at the world through the eyes of a child.

gail said...

Hi Carrie, Your kids are just adorable,, and wish your sweetie a very happy birthday from us. Looks like your weather is finally getting pretty. I hope you have a great and productive week.. happy creating, hugs, gail

Susan said...

How sweet! Yes, siree, it is so important to remember what counts...the many times they are lost in this world!
Susan *dutchrose*

Craft Diva said...

what cute kids...and so much fun to be riding bikes at that age. enjoy them!

Tedi said...


Love the pictures - thank you for sharing. You are absolutely right... blink and they are grown up! How lucky are you? You are at home with two healhty beautiful angels and have a fabulous business! Tedi

P.S. I haven't forgotten you email, I'll get with you I promise - soon!

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! You are so right, healthy and happy children are right on top of the gratitude list for sure. She is adorable and I love, love, love her new wheels!
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Shell said...

Cutie, cutie, cutie. She is adorable. In fact, both your kiddo's are adorable. Your right, simple things like riding a bike on a Fall day. Treasures.

Patricia said...

I still remember my first bike, and it was Pink too. Happy birthday to our little pink Francesca. Give her a birthday hug and kiss for me.
I love seeing the munchkins outside in the fresh air having a grand time.


Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

They are so cute Carrie! I love the pics.
Happy Monday!

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Carrie,
Oh how special that is! Your children are beautiful and to be born on Granpa's BD too. It wasn't long that mine were little so enjoy every moment...times flys.

Silena said...

Oh my goodness, Carrie,
What little angel faces you have!! Life changes, totally, when you have little ones, but the love you get in exchange is definitely not replaceable!! Enjoy them....they grow way too fast!! It is a joy for us that you share them with us....Thank you!!

Silena said...

Oh...and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Francesca!!!!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl Carrie! And such a great post too. They grow up way too fast!

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Carrie,
Your children are adorable and I’m sure your daughter will never forget her first bike.
Hope you all had a wonderful day!
Have a great week!
;0) Helene