Saturday, July 17, 2010

WELCOME LILLY! - Blog Hop



Welcome to our blog hop for Paula and Lilly!

Little Lilly aka “Bug” was very excited about meeting her mum, dad and big sis. So she decided to arrive a little bit early and was born on Friday 4th June weighing 7 lbs and 13 1/2 oz. I’d like to send big congratulations and best wishes again to mum Paula, dad Doug and big sis Em! There’s nothing like having a new baby in the house, exhausting at times I know, but just wonderful too!



Back in April, Deborah and Hannah hatched and organised a plan for us to send cards to Paula once “Bug” had arrived. Paula’s friend Helen was also involved in the planning and we all sent cards to her to pass on to Paula. Deborah also put a lot of work into organising today's hop. Oh Paula, the things that have been going on behind your back!


Stamps (Hero Arts):- Adorable Baby Girl & Precious Baby Boy

As Paula is a moderator at the Die Cut Divas group on Flickr, I decided to go a little bit Cuttlebug crazy on both cards and of course being me I just had to put a bit of gingham fabric on the first card!


Stamps (Hero Arts):- You’re the Best, Clouds & Birthday Messages (used back of balloon stamp)

Well Paula as you already have your little cutie Em, I probably don’t have any tips to pass on to you that you don’t know already. But here’s something we used to do when our kids were babies. At the weekend my hubby and I would have a morning each. So whoever was “on duty” would get up when our baby woke (usually very early!) and let the other do what they wanted until 11am/12 noon. It could be sleep (often!), breakfast in bed, go for a walk, read a book, meet a friend etc. Having those few hours was just brilliant for recharging the batteries.

Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland

Just to finish here are some words of wisdom I’ve come across:-

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behaviour, and I'm not talking about the kids. Bill Cosby

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. Erma Bombeck

Be nice to your children, for they will choose your retirement home. Phyllis Diller

Hopefully you will have arrived here from Hannah’s blog in the US and now it's time to hop from Ireland over to Indonesia and Fika’s blog. If you think you have missed any stops on your travels or if there have been broken links in any of the blogs you can go back to Deborah’s blog where you will find the full list of links.

Again, welcome Lilly and congrats to Paula, Doug and Em! Thanks everyone for visiting and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

21 comments:

Fika said...

soo cute Hannah and i especially love the little girl holding balloon, she's adorable.. what a great tip too :)

DominoDebi said...

This was a great post - and what terrific art!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Heather, what a fantastic post. The photo of your doggie with the signs made me laugh out loud. Marvelous idea. Your cards (as always) are delectable. The vista in your photograph is stunning, it made me think of Scotland.

Sarah said...

Such sweet cards!

Libby Hickson said...

This is such a sweet post! I love that you made a card for Em too, very thoughtful! :-) The quotes you shared are hilarious. And MAN what a good idea to take turns on the weekend mornings - so wish I would have thought of that yrs ago. LOL!

charli said...

super cute cards and love the puppy welcome!

Lin said...

Oh, Heather, your post is wonderful from start to finish! Love seeing the pictures of Killarney and your sweet puppy, and your cards are just perfect for welcoming little Lily and for big sister Em! LOVED your quotes - laughter is such an important part of parenting! Sending hugs!

CupcakieHelen said...

Hello Heather! oh I love the photos of your puppy with the signs - you cant help but smile!
I love the cards you made - sooooo cute(I too love the little girl stamp holding the balloon)
The quotes are just priceless!

Dawn said...

Heather... love all your wonderful quotes... loved the cards and your little dog is very cute with his signs. Just a perfect greeting for Paula.

scrappin.bari said...

Hi Heather - such fun quotes and I love your darling cards for Paula and Em!

Hannah said...

I love your cards, especially the embossed one! Super cute!

Lucille said...

Hi Heather - Love the cards you have made and love the funny quotes, humor is the key to happiness.

And, just love the picture of Killarney, Co Kerry. I was there a few years back, love Ireland, beautiful country :)

paula said...

Wow what a great post!!! We all love the wonderful cards that you did for us. Em especially likes your "puppy" with his signs. Thank you so much for the pearls of wisdom as well. I had a good giggle reading them & your idea for a morning just to myself is a gret idea :D xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Arlene said...

Your post is wonderful - so full of life and a pleasure to read. Love the cards!

Monika Reeck said...

yaay love the little girl with balloon and lovely Baby card dear Heather...cute cute card...love these...

Jenny said...

Lovely Post!!! And beautiful, sweet and cute cards! Love them!! :) :) :) :) :) Hope your having a wonderful day! HUGS!

Suzanne C said...

LOL on your quotes! TOo funny and true. Love your tip about the quiet time and trading off times. Lovely cards!

Hannah. F said...

Lol on the sayings, 8~) and such a cute card.

Deirdre said...

Great welcome for lilly.... so much fun. Great cards too.

Dotty Jo said...

Just back from two weeks in Greece so I'm late to the party but better late than never as they say! Great cards and I love the quotes! When my friend had her daughter she found that climbing into the playpen to work was a good option! Jo x

Hxnnie (Hannah) said...

Toby is such a cutie-patootie!! Love his head tilt. hehe.. love your cards too, heather!

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