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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Edwin

I don't know how many little boys these days romp in the fields with butterfly nets. I know mine was more inclined to grasshopper cages, bug boxes and tomato hornworm houses. I'll never forget the time he gathered up some of those horrible horned worms and insisted on making a home for them in a cardboard box on top of our dryer, While watching TV in the living room one evening, I happened to look down only to see a parade of  huge green ugly worms inching their way across the carpet directly toward my poor defenseless bare feet!!!! Those things were bent on terrorizing me and they succeeded. Ordinarily I'm not the screaming type but in this case I made an exception. Needless to say, poor son of mine had to round 'em up, head 'em out and get rid of them
or lose his happy home! I'm not sure he's ever forgiven me for that but at least I'm still alive and breathing, which is more than I can say for the HORNWORMS! In spite of all this, I have forgiven my son and find the illusion of a son with a butterfly net intriguing, if not realistic.


  1. You have done a fine job with him anyway LOL
    Like the angles. Great colouring.
    Hugs, Candy

  2. Hi Sue,
    Lovely layout on this card. Good colouring too.
    I think Edwin is just about to catch tht butterfly.
    Hugs Marion (Maz)

  3. Sweet Card! Great coloring and scene.

  4. Great card, and how true is your story. I have 3 sons, and they never chased butterflies with nets either. Love the way to colored and displayed Edwin.

  5. Ha ha! Sounds exactly like something Grace would do! In fact, I can just hear her, "But Mama, they're my best friends!"
    Sweet card Sue!
    Happy Halloween!!!

  6. Your card is so sweet! Great job on it.

  7. Yea, I love to see Edwin cards. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a happy Halloween!
    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

  8. Oh Sue...how absolutely darling! I love the background scene...and Edwin in the foreground!! Beautiful colors...and your DP is soooo pretty! Pat Frank

  9. Very cute card!! My son didn't like worms so I was safe that way, but--- garter snakes on the other hand :-( He managed to outgrow that phase too. Now I hear about the things his boys do. Revenge is SOOOOOOOOO sweet!!

  10. Aww, this is adorable! My son loved a mouse - the one attached to his computer! He couldn't care less about boy things like bugs and worms. He was into computers! I just love your card. I love the happiness it presents! Great job!


  11. Very cute, and this kind of card let me forget the fact that WINTER is coming soon...LOL! Thanks! Love the colors! Happy Card! :-)

  12. Wonderful card and I like the story, didn't sound fun with the horned workd thou!
    Hugs, Elenor

  13. Great story and card to go with it.

  14. Cute card, The colors are awesome!

  15. Such a cute story about your Son...I know it wasen't funny to you at the time..boys will be boys. I love your card it is so very cute I
    love your colors.
    Hugs Linda

  16. Edwin looks happy chasing flying things with your lovely scene! Great card for a young lad Sue!

  17. A very cute card with Edwin! Your coloring is so pretty, too! Hugs, Cami