Sunday, January 27, 2013

Selected Scrapper @ Skissedilla: Week 4~!

Good morning, my friends~! Sunday is again upon us (well, "us" to whom it applies- I know you ahead-of-it-all-other-side-of-the-worlders have already {or soon will} said good-night to Sunday)~ and what that means is it's reveal day at Skissedilla~! Today's sketch is my last for the month as the Selected Scrapper there, and I just wanted to thank them so much for having me :). It's been a pleasure creating with their wonderful sketches~!

I have a super sweet story behind the layout I created for this challenge. I tell a lot of stories about my kids, and some day I hope to print a book of my blog (I've heard you can do this- should probably check into the validity of it)- and then I will have one place in which all of these stories are documented. But I also like to share them because I think we all find some enjoyment in learning about eachother's lives. I do, anyway. It makes us all seem a bit more "real", if you know what I mean. And being a parent, I understand that most parents never tire of talking about their kids- or at least their kids' stories :)...

"Don't Cry, Mom"
My little Gunner. If you've followed my blog, you know about my little Gunner. He's just as sweet as they come- a wild child too- but inside, he's just a sweetie. I've seen more of this from him as time goes on, and this particular layout was inspired by something I discovered a few weeks back.

But first, here's the sketch, #195:
Of course we need some closeups...and the story :)...
 So one night I'm sitting on the couch and I just wanted Gunner to come and sit with me. When he decides he'd rather continue playing instead, I pretend to start crying- you know, burying your face in your hands and doing your best (obnoxious) crying sounds, body shaking and all...
 (yeah, I was that desperate)...Little Gunners drops his toy, comes on over, pulls my hands from my face and with the most concerned, big brown eyes he says, "Don't cry, Mom."
 My heart seriously melted. And then he took it a step further, climbed into my lap, and wrapped his arms around my neck before burying his face against me. And then he stayed like that for about five minutes. I seriously held him for every moment of that five minutes!
Since then, any time I have any look of concern on my face he will come right up to me, look me directly in the eyes as if trying to read my emotions, and ask, "What's wrong, Mom?" Or- if I'm pretending to be sad again- he tells me not to cry, and won't leave my side until he knows I'm okay. It's incredible. And I hope he never changes :).

Thanks for letting me share my little story with you :). 

I'd love to hear yours! So won't you play along with this week's sketch? When the challenge closes in a week, I'll be reviewing every entry from this month and choosing one lucky duck to win this from me:

Sure hope to see you there :). Enjoy the rest of your weekend~ take care!!

23 comments:

Svetlana Austin said...

this is soooo sweet!!! ♥ I was so much caught in the story that I just gave a quick glans to the LO and went on reading. it reminds me so much of my boys especially my youngest one ♥ thank you for sharing, Erin! you truly captured the beauty of this story and your little sweet man in your project - so pretty!

pattyo said...

What a beautiful layout and sweet child! You know, I've done the very same thing when my son was little and he reacted the same way! Treasure these moments. Mireille Divjak turns her blog into a book for her family each year, but I don't know how it's done.

Sandi Smith said...

Stunning layout and such a sweet story!

Athanasia said...

Ah, what a sweet moment! I've done the same thing too, so I do know the filling: I want to last this hug for ever!
And of course your work is amazing, as always!

jannekevanveen said...

wow beautiful!!

morkaren said...

Dejlig Lo og skøn historie, som får mine minder til at vælte frem, ikke kun fra mine børns barndom, men helt tilbage til min egen barndom. knus morkaren.

Staci said...

What a sweetie pie your little one is! <3 Your layout is gorgeous!

Buffy Esser said...

Oh what a sweetheart he is! mine used to do the same thing when they were little...their grandfather was famous for doing it so they caught on real quick :o( he ruined it for me well at least for my oldest my youngest used to be very compassionate,and loved to hug and snuggle! hah I was so caught up I had to go back and look at the layout...Beautiful as always Erin

Keren Tamir said...

That's a very special story and very touching. Beautiful LO.

Romy said...

That is such a sweet story! I think I would have actually burst into tears after he told me not to cry ;) Just adorable!
Your lay-out is truly beautiful too. I really like the sweet and soft colours.

Sandra said...

Boys do have a really soft side, I have one son and five grandsons and a couple of them are very soft inside, its really beautiful and I'm sure if they start out like this they will turn into lovely men. Gotta love that little Gunner.

Ashley Horton said...

Such a sweet story, Erin!! Reese never falls for that...he's just like, whatever!! HA! :) Love that you used his words for the title and the flowers are really beautiful!

Scrappegal sørlending said...

AAAWESOME child!!!! :)
And what a BEAUTIFUL story to document for later!
And your layout; WOOOOW!!!!! Stunning!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥
All thos beautiful flowers! ♥

Lizzy Hill said...

So gorgeous...your LO AND your story...enjoy it while it lasts, I say - what a sweetheart of a little boy!!!!!!!!! LOVE that zipper on your LO, too:):):)

Gayle Price said...

Such a very, very pretty page and beautiful story. xx

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous layout Erin...children really are such a blessing and really grow us as people! I love your story and I love the beautiful page you created! Truly a very special layout! ;-)

Lizzyc said...

Oh what a sweet story, He is a dear boy and I am sure his heart will always be so, even when He is bigger than you and going through the teenage challenges!! and of course you have created a magnificent layout, love all the layers love the flowers and love so many details...beautiful layout!

hotpotato said...

ah what a sweetie.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is so beautiful. So much amazing eye candy. :)

Sonia said...

I'm loose in your gorgeous details...this layout is fabulous^_^
Sweet and cute image^_^
Big hug my dear,
Sonia

Davi said...

Such a beautiful LO with your handsome little Gunner! I love the way its has this magical movement in it :) Such a precious story you captured here and nothing better than tender hearts and moments with our babies!!

Elin Larsson said...

Hi! This goes sooo well with the sketch!!! Love it and wonder how you do it ?!? It's amazing :)
Hugs Elin

Helen Tilbury said...

Little boys are precious! Just love the tale!! Gorgeous layout too & perfect photo!!! Big boys are too cool to hug their mums but they still love them very much and when you do get a hug it's all the more precious!!!