Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sending You Hugs

I love the phases of growing up and wanted to capture what Marcel is saying these days. A few of his favorite words are: dude, brother and actually.

Here’s how he uses them:
  • “Hey dude, DUDE, DUDE…come look at this.” Dude can be a friend, mommy, daddy, nana, brother. Everyone and everyone is a dude or dudes if you’re in a crowd. He’ll keep yelling dude louder until you respond.
  • At any of his older brother’s baseball games where he expects another younger brother to be there to play, Marcel will approach one of the other moms. “Hey, where’s your brother?” Should be son…but they get the point and quite often respond, “My brother’s not here. He’s at home.”  Along with a good laugh..."Where's your brother?"
  • This little guy is the master at asking the same question ten different ways. Maybe he’ll be an attorney when he grows up. Example, “Mommy, can I have ice cream?” “No honey, we just had dessert.” “Well, actually, can I have just a little bit of ice cream.” “Marcel…” “Actually, can I have some tomorrow?” Followed by, “Actually, how many minutes is it until tomorrow?”
He also has several words that he doesn’t say properly. 
  • Festibal (festival). His Vs often turn into Bs. We practice saying it correctly and I know we need to keep practicing, but I love his sweet little voice.
  • Head-ick (headache). This pronunciation has been passed down from Ryan. Ryan still says in this way and I feel no need to correct him or any of the other boys.
  • Call-yin (Collin). It is so sweet to hear them play together. “Call-yin…where are you?”
Oh how I love this sweet little man and his fun little phrases.

Now, if you've stuck with me this long, here's a card. Nice easy CAS design using a variety of stamps from Hero Arts and Turning a New Leaf from PTI.
The color palette was inspired by Dawn's fabulous wPlus 9 Color Cue.  Only one more work day until the long weekend in the US!

18 comments:

  1. Love those owl and bird stamps! They're too darn cute!

    Marcel is hilarious! Love the "Actually" stuff - definitely a lawyer to be. :) And I think I'll be using Head-ick because that really is how you feel when you have one - totally ick!

    Luis has some winners too with his translations. He goes outside to do the "landscating", likes to watch "airplates" and always mixes up "shade" and "shave". I'm no better though. In Portuguese the words for "feet" and "fish" are very similar - I'm forever offering him "feet" for dinner! :)

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  2. Lynn this is so cute! I love the CAS layout! So fun!!

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  3. Your post brought a smile to my face...very sweet post. Marcel seems to be a charmer! :) This card is also cute...simple and cute! :)

    Arlene.

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  4. Oh that was a joy to read. I remember my (now 10yo) DS making B sounds in place of V - 'let's watch a bideo together mum'. Gorgeous.

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  5. Oh, I love the owl and bird perched on the branch... so cute. Great colors, too!
    And, your little guy... oh, how I love the little verbal uniquenesses (I like to make up words, too...) of young kids. My daughter used to put an extra syllable in banana, making it ba-nuh-nana. Of course, she stopped saying it that way about 25 years ago, but it still brings a smile to my face!

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  6. Loved the card and the stories about Marcel!!!!

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  7. Lynn, you made me smile today.. Love the card too. Have a wonderful day.
    Judy

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  8. Your card is cute, but your son is cuter! LOL! One of the twins says "actually" a lot. It is so funny to hear this little voice trying to sound all grown up. Thanks so much for sharing his sweetness with all of us, Lynn! :)

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  9. Actually...we must absolutely get together sometimes because I feel as though I might have just read something from my own experiences. How about Freekles or Sprinkles for freckles? And Dude, yah, Dude gets tiring after a while.
    Very good card, I've been really enjoying your clean and simple cards.

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  10. aw, I can't wait to meet that little guy!! What precious memories :) and what a fun card!! You got that bling going again :) Yahoo!! I'm off!! Now it's selling house time. Got to go upstairs at the new house too :) The second floor is done :)

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  11. Just look at that sweet face! He is so adorable, Lynn! Love that you shared his "Marcel-isms!" And your CAS card is darling! :)

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  12. Fab card Lynne, love the birdies on the branch. Thanks for sharing Marcel's world...made me smile :)
    Jenny x

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  13. Super, stinkin' cute! LOVE those little fowl, and the way you've used the color palette is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with our Color Cue this month! Also, I left an award for you on my blog today.

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  14. Your card is very sweet but on my Marcel takes the cake on sweetness me thinks!

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  15. I love your sweet card! Marcel is so, so cute and I love all his words and the ways he uses them!! I smiled the whole way through this post.

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  16. So cute Lynn!!! You do CAS wonderfully girlie!!! LOVE this!

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  17. What a HOOT!!! I can't get enough of owls lately and girl you made them FAB as always!! Great job!

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