Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Amended: The Sweetest Pumpkin and a Break

Go to the bottom of this post for the amended part... :)

Hello, Dear Ones! I know. I'm shameless! Being a first time Grandma I just have to share these snaps of my sweet little pumpkin, Carter!

She's seven months old now and has gotten her tiny little personality.


She is one little happy pumpkin. She smiles constantly and is a complete joy!


Drooling is her job!


She's become very observant of everything ~ even her tiny toes and fingers.


She's sitting up now by her tiny self!


I love this little tiny pumpkin!



What's this? My Halloween outfit?



Thank you, Grandma! I love it! :)


Oh, Dear Ones, I wanted to thank you all again for your participation in the Heart of the Home Party! We had 104 kitchens on display! I left the party open a few more days and a few more kitchens showed up! From all of your comments I've decided we will have this party again next year, God willing and the creek don't rise. :)

I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your comments to me. I really do try to answer them all. Sometimes I get behind, but I really do my best to comment back. I am so honored you would come to see me like you do. When I started blogging a few years ago I never realized any one would really like what I had to say or show. You even put up with all of my silliness! I love you for that, Dear Ones.

With that all said, Dear Ones, I need to take a little break. Since I've been kitchen partying and redoing the bath and trying to get everything back in shape ~ I'm pooped!! I'll be back in a week or so. Love you all and I'll miss you. You know you're really a big wonderful part of my life!!


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Kisses and hugs...
You are all my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

That's What Friends Are For


And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned
I'm glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well, then close your eyes and try to feel
The way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Well, you came and opened me
And now there's so much more I see
And so by the way I thank you

Whoa, and then for the times when we're apart
Well, then close your eyes and know
These words are comin' from my heart
And then if you can remember, oh

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
In good times, in bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
Oh, that's what friends are for

Whoa... oh... oh... keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for
~sung by ME



79 comments:

  1. Take all the time you need - you earned it. You've been a very busy girl.

    That is the most adorable and beautiful and brilliant and precious little pumpkin. I say she takes after her grandma.

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  2. Awwwww!!!!! Could she be any cuter? I think not! Shelia no wonder you are so proud. I love the pumpkin outfit. This age is the most fun in my opinion - when they are exploring and discovering.
    I had so much fun at the party. I went back several times just to make sure I didn't miss any kitchens. Can't wait to do it again! Maybe bathrooms next and hopefully mine will be done!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  3. Awwwww!!!!! Could she be any cuter? I think not! Shelia no wonder you are so proud. I love the pumpkin outfit. This age is the most fun in my opinion - when they are exploring and discovering.
    I had so much fun at the party. I went back several times just to make sure I didn't miss any kitchens. Can't wait to do it again! Maybe bathrooms next and hopefully mine will be done!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  4. Shelia,
    Thank you for sharing your "little pumpkin". .. she's adorable. My favorite photo is of her "drooling". . .too cute! I agree, you need a well deserved break. You will be missed. . .but I'll be checking in on you 'til you're back on line!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  5. Good Morning Sheila Sweetie...
    You know us gals, we will still be here when you come back. We love ya girl. Take all the time you need. We do have to maintain our homes as well.

    I love this precious little pumpkin of yours. She is just so darn adorable. I love the photo of her looking at her little toes and fingers, and especially the costume one. So cute for sure. Love it.

    I will see you soon. Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

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  6. Now that is what I call a Precious Punkin'!!! She's adorable and it's easy to tell she adores you, too!

    Have a nice BloggyBreak...see ya when you return!

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  7. Enjoy your break my Sweet Pickle and how freaking cute can that Carter get girl...she looks just like you grandma...We'll miss you my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. Oh Sheila, That little Carter is just as sweet as can be! I know you will enjoy the upcoming holiday seasons with her so much. You relax and take some well deserved time off! ~Susie

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  9. Bom dia Shelia! Conheci seu blog a poucos dias e fiquei maravilhada.Estou te seguindo e aprendendo contigo. Parabéns pelo netinho é uma criança linda1 Deus esteja abençoado a todos vocês com muita saúde e paz. Tenha um ótimo dia. Beijinho

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  10. Shelia,
    The Heart of the Home party along with a bathroom re-do was a LOT to get done!
    Look forward to your return, have a great break. Love your sense of humor and silliness!
    Carter is absolutely beautiful! Such a delightful time. I remember Chickie at the age. Such fun!

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  11. Ooooh! What a cutie, Shelia! Aren't grandchildren wonderful? Enjoy your break...I hope that includes a little time with that pumpkin! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. What an absolute, precious doll baby she is!
    Everyone needs a break at times. You have certainly had your plate full. Your house and new redo rooms are gorgeous. Enjoy them, rest or go see Carter! See ya later, friend!

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  13. Well, I am totally and forever in love with your little cute pumpkin...she is so adorable and I do believe she favors her little silly grandma. :)

    Kitchen party every year ?? Does that mean we have to have a new kitchen each time? O, Mr. Sweet is going to start rolling those eyes all over the place when he hears this. Well, let's see...if I can get a new sink for next year, I will be happy. But, please don't hold your breathness.

    Have a good break..

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  14. Shelia, she is absolutely the cutest pumpkin in the patch! What a doll! Loved seeing these.

    Get all rested us and come back to us soon! And yea, since I missed the boat this year. I did make a tiny comment about YOU on my blog post. LOL!

    XOXOXO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. Enjoy your time off Shelia and thank you so much for sharing these cute photos of Carter. She is just beautiful and such a joyful baby.

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  16. Shelia, may you have a refreshing time away from blogging. You've been a busy bee.

    We all need times of refreshing. God bless ya!

    Your lil miss is sooooo cute. Love it when babies have no teeth and smile!!!

    She's a cutie and your pics are sweet.
    d

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  17. Shelia, she is so precious. Such a cutie and you can see her little personality in your pics. Have a good rest and enjoy a break. Hugs, marty

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  18. Carter is beautiful Sheila. Absolutely darling. I can feel your sweet pride.

    Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  19. Hi Sheila,
    Your Carter is a beautiful little pumpkin! I am so glad we are getting to watch her grow up too. Have a nice break!
    Valerie

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  20. Sheila, she is the sweetest thing. I can't wait till Leila is that big. Such a cute age when they are discovering themselves. She is so pretty she looks like the Gerber baby! Enjoy your week off.

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  21. Your little pumpkin is so cute and precious!! Love her cute little smiles!! I am looking forward to visiting my cute little pumpkins soon in December. Can't wait!!

    ~Linnea

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  22. We love you too Shelia! Enjoy your break. I understand as I needed one as well.

    Carter is gorgeous! What pretty baby blue eyes she has. Just like her Grandma. :)

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  23. Oh my....she's a little beauty Shelia!

    Rest up sweet girl....I am doing the same!

    xoxo

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  24. Carter's a cutie! Have a nice break Sheila:@)

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  25. Hi Sheila
    She is so adorable. I love her dressed as a pumpkin.
    Enjoy your break.
    Lindsay
    x

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  26. Enjoy you little break...notice I used the word little...you better come back!!

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  27. That is the most beautiful pumpkin I have seen this year to be sure!! Have a nice break!

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  28. She is so precious and so cute Sheila!
    I love her in that little pumpkin outfit, too cute!
    enjoy your break and I hope you get to visit with that cute little pumpkin grandaughter of yours!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  29. Rest up...play with pumpkin toes...♥O

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  30. Your little pumpkin is so adorable,Shelia.
    You deserve a break- I am taking a little one myself.

    Enjoy!

    Carolyn

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  31. You deserve a rest and to sped as much time with your Cutie Patootie as possible.. a week? you;re gonna be gone a whole week.. yikes.. sure am gonna miss all your sweetness ..
    enjoy every moment.

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  32. She is just tooo cute! Enjoy every moment, before you know it she will be going to school, just like mine. Hope you get lots of R&R, but don't stay away to long.
    Sandy

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  33. Wow, what a beauty!! I can now share the secret as she is 12 weeks pregnant, that I am going to be a grandmother again in May 2011!!It will be my daughters first!

    Enjoy your blog break, it is well deserved but we will all miss you. Take care, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  34. Oh my sweet goodness!! That delightful wee one is one of the most beautiful adorable babies I have ever seen!!no relation here...;-)
    Rest and relax we all need it from time to time.
    Enjoy!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  35. Yes, you know this...but your granddaughter is totally beautiful!!! What a joy she is to you, I'm sure.

    Blogging breaks are essential. I know...I took a 15 month one from February of last year until May of this year. I was facing near debilitating depression and truly couldn't even function. When the time was right, I rejoined the blogging world...and fit right back in. Definitely, take all the time you need to restore yourself.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  36. Rest up Shelia...that baby is so precious...and the photos are so good...someone is a good baby photographer!!!

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  37. Hi Shelia
    Carter is beautiful. She has such lovely big eyes and sweet face and smile. So adorable. I am sure you take lots and lots of pictures...how did she already get to be 7 months old?

    I'm glad your kitchen party was such a big success....
    I will check out the bag place...AND you have a great great break and see you when you are back!
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  38. Hi Shelia
    Carter is beautiful. She has such lovely big eyes and sweet face and smile. So adorable. I am sure you take lots and lots of pictures...how did she already get to be 7 months old?

    I'm glad your kitchen party was such a big success....
    I will check out the bag place...AND you have a great great break and see you when you are back!
    *hugs*
    Judi

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  39. A precious grandbaby!!! I bet she gives really great neck sugar! She is adorable. Missed out on the kitchen party - maybe next year.
    Enjoy visiting you, Sheila.

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  40. She is a doll...so sorry I have not gotten to look at all the party...have had no blog time and see little in the near future, but yours always makes me smile...

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  41. She is the most beautiful child...I love her nose and eyes! She looks darling being a pumpkin too. You have a good break, I'll miss you! ;D

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  42. She is so sweet and cute! See you soon my dear Shelia!

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  43. Hi Shelia! Take all the time you need. I haven't been blogging as much because i've been so busy with family life. Oh my goodness, what a precious baby! You really can see her little personality thru the photos!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  44. She's beautiful! Just like her granmother. I hope you're having a great blog break and will have lots to share when you get back. In the meantime I need to let you know that your "number is up"! Not as bad as it sounds. I did a number generator for my give-a-way and you're lucky #10! So e-mail me your address at mbh4628@hotmail.com and your books will be on the way to you!

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  45. Oh my gosh she is an ABSOLUTE DOLL!! Just adorable!!! I know you are one proud grandma!!!!!

    I have been so busy I haven't been blogging much. I am vowing to do better. Enjoy your break. ♥

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  46. Now you just rest yourself, Shelia! That baby is getting cuter all the time. I can't believe she's already seven months old!
    Brenda

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  47. Babies make us all shameless! Have a nice break.....I missed all the partying because I have been on lots of breaks! ha!

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  48. Be shameless all you want, Shelia, she's adorable! Oh my goodness,what a darling! Enjoy your break!

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  49. I'm so glad you shared your grands pictures. It was fun seeing them. She is just precious! Enjoy your time off.

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  50. Oh my word, little Carter is just the most cutest little baby! Look at those blue eyes, and that pretty face... no wonder you are in love with her. I LOVE the pic of her lying on her back, looking at the camera from the side. She's just perfect. Well, enjoy her and enjoy your break! Thank for all of your work for the Kitchen Party and thanks for letting me participate.
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  51. Enjoy a break--you've earned it! And while you are on that break I hope you get to spend lots of hugging and squeezing time with that most adorable Carter. She is cuter than cute!!!!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  52. Hi Shelia,

    Hope you're enjoying your break -- definitely well-deserved! Congrats again on the success of your kitchen party! Loved your bathroom makeover -- wonderful transformation!

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  53. Oh my Lord. Those cheeks are to die for!!!!

    Those are probably the cutest baby pics I've seen in a long time.

    Beautiful job with the photography. Of course, it's easier with a great subject LOL!

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  54. I think I might have hit a double post. Sorry!

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  55. She is so beautiful and so precious, Shelia. I am glad you are sharing her photos with us....Christine

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  56. Oh my he is the cutest little pumpkin!!~ Sheila I so understand the need for your break...I will be taking one soon too....Enjoy!!~

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  57. there is nothing in this world that can ever outplay the cards we are dealt when those grand babies arrive in our lives :)

    so easy to feel the love you have her! gosh she is a doll!

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  58. Those pictures made me just want to munch her tiny cheeks...what a little dolly! Shelia, I am ready for another one...I really am. Our little two year old keeps us all busy...but there are two newly married couples in the family...and we all watch them like vultures! We are terrible baby lovers...the whole family! :)

    I am soooo happy for you, Shelia.
    :) she looks adorable in her little Halloween outfit.

    Mona

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  59. Shelia, that little baby girl is just so cute with her pinchable cheeks and happy smile! You must be in love! Next year I will definitely join the kitchen party! Linda

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  60. Sheila! That's one of the the CUTEST pumpkins I've EVER seen.... she is sooo adorable. You have good reason to brag.

    Enjoy your break...

    Huggies,
    Spencer

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  61. Little Carter is absolutely precious...I can see why you want to take lots of pictures of her, she is just too beautiful!!! I'm sure you cherish every second with her

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  62. Such a beautiful baby. Keep the pics coming. Enjoy your break, rest up and we'll see you soon.

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  63. Shelia, she is soooo darling! I know you are proud!

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  64. What a cute little pumpkin!! So. so. SO! cute :)

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  65. Miss Carter is definitely a sweetie, Shelia!

    I've been slow getting around to my bloggy buds lately. Mainly because I decided to relax a bit. We need that now and then. Enjoy your break!

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  66. Sheila....You are just the sweetest woman I know. And boy oh boy don't you all make some gorgeous babies! Oh my lord....little Carter is the most photogenic baby....she looks like a Gerber baby....that little one should be doing commercials!! I want to reach right through the monitor and kiss...kiss...kiss those rosy cheeks and those little fingers and toes!! God....I need me a grandbaby!

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  67. Little Carter is sooo adorable!! I enjoyed seeing all those darling pictures of her!

    Enjoy your break!

    Katherine

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  68. Carter is a BEAUTY!! Those blue eyes are just stunning! I know how blessed you must feel....

    I missed the kitchen party and I am so sorry! It seems to be so hard for me to get to the party's with the way I work....I did visit a bunch of them though!

    Enjoy your break!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  69. OH my goodness, what a darling, huggable and precious baby!

    Now, I have to get back to unpacking!!

    Hugs, Nancy

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  70. Oh, your granddaughter is so precious! We have a precious 1 yr. old granddaughter! I know just how you feel. Enjoy it, grandma! Have a good week break!
    ~ Julie

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  71. Oh, my...she is so precious! You must feel like you're in heaven when she's visiting. I look forward to the day I have grandchildren of my own.

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  72. Oh sweetie, I just want to squeeze your precious little Pumpkin! What a livin' little doll she is. Girl, ya take the best pics ever!

    I especially love those chubby little digit pictures!

    I'm right beside ya sister singin' out loud and strong......

    God bless ya and have the most incredible day!

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  73. Oh my sweet Sheila......you are one very blessed grandma. What an absolutely scrumptious pumpkin. She is just gorgeous.
    xx

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  74. That precious baby is THE cutest thing I have seen in blogland! You go Grandma! ;}

    m ^..^

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  75. Carter really is so pretty. She looks like you, Shelia. Are you on one of your trips? Haven't seen you lately...Christine

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  76. Hello Shelia, I am back and my camera party was a huge success. Now I see you are taking a bloggy break too. enjoy some time off dear friend. I sure did.

    I'm in LOVE with G-baby Carter. Shelia, she is just beautiful. Your photos are adorable. I so miss having a little one to hug and play with. I will have to wait for great grands. Her costume is pumpkin sweet, just like she is.

    I am going to look at your master bath makeover next.
    Love, Jeanne

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  77. Is there ANYTHING better than being a first time Gramma? What a beautiful little one!

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)