Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

For a long time before I became pregnant with this baby I am now carrying we'd been trying to have another.

We finally came to the conclusion that Aimee was going to be our last baby and I was getting used to the idea. She has been my most clingy child, refusing to stay in nursery by herself until after she was more than 2 1/2 years old- we started taking her around 17 months. She was my best nurser and always wanted to have me around. I loved that she needed me around so much and love the time we get to spend together- just us- when Hailey and Sarah are in school.

You see, when Hailey was a baby and again when Sarah was a baby I always had another on the way. This time, though, Aimee is three and will be almost 4 by the time the new baby comes.

She was a late walker and is still trying to catch up on some things; I find myself being extra-protective of her. And, if I can be completely honest, I am still trying to get used to the idea of her no longer being "the baby" in the family. She will have a hard time with that for sure.

I took this picture of her while she was taking a nap the other day, three years old and still sucking her thumb. She tries so hard to stop but that little finger keeps finding its way into her mouth when she is tired or upset. It is the sweetest thing to watch her sleep and I just knew I wanted to scrap it with this kit from My Scrapbook Nook. No, it's not the traditional Christmas page but the title makes it a bit more so.

No, this isn't my usual style but these papers from My Mind's Eye are a bit formal and I knew I couldn't do their beauty justice without a few flowers, some swirlies and pearls. It is no way as good as what some of my friends at the Nook can do but I think I made a valiant attempt.

Prima and Maya Road flowers, ZVA black swirls.

Prima flower centers; Studio Calico white Mister Huey for the snowflakes (yes, I ♥ it)
Prima pearls in the snowflake centers. I also used some of the new silver glitter thickers from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Christmas collection. 

I hope you are having a great day!


Yara said...

Beautiful! The photo is beautiful too! You did great as always! Love the flowers you chose for the layout!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Aww Becky this is completly sweet,what a precious photo,she looks like an angel!

Keshet said...

This is beautifuL! And so happy for you about the new baby!

Sherri said...

You did a great job on this Becky. That picture is so frame worthy. It's so great to be able to be a part of this journey with you, even in the smallest way.

curlyqmosaics said...

Beautiful layout and precious picture of that sweet baby girl. : )

Carol said...

this was a very valient attempt Becky! quite lovely :) and I love your little story too.

Jamie Cotter said...

Just beautiful Becky!

Anonymous said...

That is a sweet page Becky! I hope that you and Aimee always have that special bond.