Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cora's 12 today! :)

I still can't get over how fast they grow up.....It seems like just yesterday, we were bringing her home from the hospital!! I'll never forget the first conversation she had with her Daddy they day we brought her home......He was telling her that if she wanted to grow up to be a doctor or a lawyer, that it be ok with him....And that he Really wouldn't mind if she decided to play for Duke University either!! LOL~ He's a Big Duke basketball fan!! I remember laughing and asking him if we could get through potty training and boys first, LOL! Time sure does go by fast!

Thought you'd enjoy seeing the cute invitations she picked out this year......Her skating party is today...And Nooooo, I will not be skating!! (But my ex said he would, as long as I don't laugh...........hehehe) Yes, I''ll have my camera with me!! :)

And now for what I made her.....I've been working on this all week....I figured I make a bunch of stuff for the daughter's room in her dollhouse! (BTW~ It was a year ago today that she got her house...and if I can remember, I will do a post about it later!) OK.....So on the paper plate we have..........Posters, books, a tv, and a bulletin board!

I love how the TV turned out!! I darkened up the image in Photoshop~ and it really made all the difference! The TV is a magnet I bought at the Dollar Store.

And next is my favorite! I am so proud of this little bulletin board. I did it in the shape of a house.....just wanted something a little different! There's pictures of her growing up, tigers, Jacob from Twilight.......Pink~ Her favorite singer...........Yasmine~ Her favorite Bratz doll, a picture of Me.......oh, and there's a picture of her and her godfather. I think she's going to love it!! (She's with her Dad right I know she won't be getting online in the next couple of hours.......I can't wait to see the expression on her face!)

Then last night, I made necklaces, too......I'm just using straight pins as the thumbtacks here.....Just prepierce the holes, and cut the pins down.....Really simple! ((Thanks Mercedes for the idea on how to do a bulletin board!!!)

And here's one last picture before I go. It's a card with a painting my Grandmother did when Cora was born. My Grandmother passed away before she got to met Cora, but they would of loved each other very much. Grandma was very spunky, and very Artistic. She lost a lot of her eye-sight when she got older....but kept on painting. She had this BIG magnifying glass that sat on her table, and she painted under it! Yes, this was the Grandma that left me her paints:)
Inside the Card it reads:
June 27, 1997
For Cora,
Welcome to the family! I hope you and your big brother, Drew, will be as close to one another as I was with my brother! Have a happy and wonderful Life!
Great Grandma Howard
Great Grandpa Howard
So....Here's to the next 12 years! I love you Cora!
Until next time.........


Ana Anselmo said...

This is all so beautiful, I´m sure Cora will love all these wonderful tiny things. give her a great hug from Portugal :)

Mary said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, Cora! Congrats on the big one-two, girl! I hope you have a marvelous day and great fun at the skating party. I love your invitation selection--does this mean that there's going to be monkey there?? ;-)

Gee, I wish I were you today with all those cute gifts your mom made for you! Especially, those Twilight ones--I bet all your dolls will be swooning all day with Edward staring them down all day from the wall! ;-)

Happy Birthday,hugs,

Mary, of TX

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Happy birthday Sweet Cora!! Beautiful pressies Katie, my fav too is the board, so personal and something for her to keep with precious memories. Love the Twilight things too, anything Twilight is a must, BIG fan me!! Have an amazing day and go for it katie, go skate!! Love Kate xx

Caseymini said...

Happy Birthday Cora!!! Good luck Katie!!! Now the teen fun begins.LOL

Love the card that Grandma made. Now I know where you inherited your many talents!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh WOW. What great gifts and the memories that go with it!! That is so beautiful that I could cry. I will be a wonderful gift and I am sure she will love it.

MiniKat said...

Happy Birthday, Cora!!

Debbie said...

Sending Cora Big Birthday Wishes.. I hope she has a wonderful day. Wonderful gifts you've made her Katie. xx

Mercedes Spencer @ Liberty Biberty said...

Happy Birthday to Cora!!
LOVE the house bulletin board, anything house shaped is super cute in my book! I'm sure she'll be thrilled.
Beautiful painting by your Grandma.

rosanna said...

Buon Compleanno Cora. Might life bless you with all its gifts. Have a nice day and enjoy your presents.