Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to the twins

Some of you may remember our friends with
the twins
Fifi and Coco
aka  Felicia and Clio.
My nicknames haven’t really stuck yet
but I’m not giving up.
They are the names their crazy Aunt Carole…me
will always call them:)
That’s ok I like the role of being the crazy Aunt.
I was stumped as to what to get them for their 1st birthday.
Obviously they really won’t have any recollection of this milestone like they
will when they turn 5 , 6 or older.
Do you remember your birthday presents at that age?…I only remember
my Barbie's.
It was all about the Barbie’s when I was 5.
Wish my mother hadn’t given them away. 
I wanted to give the twins something that they would keep forever….
or at least longer then toys or clothing.
My search brought me to Martha’s site
You may remember me doing a post on her HERE
We’ve been blog friends for awhile now.
We have a lot in common,
both of us are talented, tall and blonde.
Oh did I mention gorgeous!
Just kidding…. I wish!
She was sweet enough to make these charms special for me…
or should I say for the twins.
We emailed each other back and forth a dozen times or so.
Thanks Martha for all your patience!
I picked the Mermaids because they are beach babies
and will surely grow up loving the sea like their parents.

close up
I needed a special box to put them in.
I really like the cherubs but wish now that I had used photos of them.
As usual I was making these the night before and it was a rush job.
other side
This is the bottom of the box. You probably wondering why its blue and not pink.
Lynn, their Mom decorated their baby room in Blue and Brown.
Her favorite color combination.
She’s not a  Pink Girl and yes I did pick the charms in pink.
I tease her that they’ll probably love the color pink
when they grow up just to be different then what they grew up with.
Who knows why we gravitate to certain colors?
This is how dingy I am.
While I was making the boxes I thought I had done the top and back upside down.
I panicked for a second.
Then I turned them back around.
Pretty bad huh?
It’s not easy being me!
In my lame defense…
was very LATE!
I think this was such a good choice for them.  They won’t be able to wear them
until they are older but
charms 2
for now Lynn will wear them on a charm necklace.

coco and fifi_88 copy
Everything goes right into their mouths
coco eating pumpkin
No matter how BIG!!!!!
resized copy
They have grown so much in the last few months.
This was taken in April.

coco with dad
and this in July with Dad being tickled.
Is there any sweeter sound then the sound of a toddler

fifi sitting
Or that awed look

coco up close

lynn with fifi
Or just starting to walk
with momma’s help of course.
She looks so proud of herself.

B and W

coco crop with geranium
Or discovering flowers
fifi with geraniums

coco with G
We love when they come for a visit.
coco close up
The large dahlias look like vintage hats on those little heads. They didn’t like
them all that much but with persistence I finally got a picture with them.
My little flower children.

fifi close up

Fifi and George
Felicia riding high with George.
It’s such a joy to watch the twins learn to walk.
They just started walking!
Now their parents will never get any rest:)


Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Carole, what darling little gals, lucky them to have a sweet auntie in thier lives. These precious little charms will be keepsakes! Love the mermaids!
big hugs,

oldgreymare said...

Lucky twins, Lucky Auntie and Uncle. Perfect presents.
I would not be able to keep my hands out of those curls.
The dahlia hats are delightful.


z said...

What gorgeous little girls and I love your nicknames:) That is such a thoughtful gift. They will have them forever! Your not that crazy.......really. lol
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Theresa said...

oh my gosh, they are adorable!! What a fun day you must have had visiting with them, the are just so stinkin cute! I love babies... can't help myself:) The charms are wonderful and the box you made is gorgeous, the perfect gift! Have a great night, Theresa xoxo

MJ Ornaments said...

The babies are so darn cute! And I love the little box you came up with Carole, just darling! My daughter hates pink too, but I still always tried to dress her in it. ;) Take care, Martha

erin said...

cute, cute, CUTE!! and what darling gifts for them...

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How very sweet they are!
...and so fun for Aunt Carole and Uncle George!
Darling pics! :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Carole
Well what gorgeous charms you designed for them.. just so sweet... and I love mermaids of course... the boxes are just as sweet.... and blue & brown decor.. perfect!!!

Loving all these shots too ... they will have those to keep and cherish also!!! Does one twin have brown eyes and one blue??? how unusual.. a blue eyed blonde and brown eyed brunette.. Well they will have their individuality!!

Happy Birthday to Fifi and Coco... maybe they grow up to be half as charming and incorrigible as their 'Antie Carole'!!! {I'm saying that with an american accent!!]... ciao xxx Julie

Olive Cooper said...

Those are wonderful gifts. Hopefully they will have them for a very long time! You did good!

It's me said...

What a sweet sweet sweet post !! sweet !!....they are so gift you gave........have a nice day darling hugs and love from me..........Ria

slommler said...

I love the charms! They are beautiful and the boxes that will house them are amazing!! Well done!
Love the pics of the twins...they are so adorable!!
And their nicknames are quite charming!! I see you put them on the back of the charms. Ha!!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Carole,
I think that you have chosen the BEST present for Fifi and Coco. It won't be long before they will be wering them either. Time goes so quickly..... and your boxes are perfect. I love the idea of a blue and brown room. The twins will love their charms from 'crazy' Aunt Carole !! Little girls ALWAYS love pink.
Such lovely photos of them and I love the last one with George. XXXX

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I think you should totally embrace the Crazy Auntie Carole persona ~ Your gift to the twins is perfect. Can you just imagine how much they will love them when they are old enough to wear them. I wish I had a Crazy Auntie Carole when I was growing up. They are both amazingly beautiful.

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a wonderful gift from crazy aunt Carole. Now you simply have to top it every year! The twins are absolutely gorgeous. How lucky they are to have you in their lives!

June said...

Hi Crazy Aunt Carole aka Talented, Tall, Blonde and Gorgeous,
The charms were the perfect idaea for a gift. I love Martha's charms. She does such lovely work. The ones I have make me smile everytime I look at them.
The twins are beautiful! What a joy they must be too their parents.

vicki said...

How precious are those sweet babies - you are so lucky to have those sweeties to smooch on! Love the fabulous photos - yours always are! The charms you made are wonderful - such a treasure for them to keep - a great and precious gift!

Love the photo of you and your sweet doggie!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

How adorable the sweet little girls are, and they will be spoiled having an Aunt Carole and Uncle George about.
Love the sweet photographs of them and the precious gifts you have given them.

Happy Wednesday

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I wish I had such a "crazy" aunt like you, Carole :-). Seriously, my aunts were just so boring and no fun at all. You've chosen a wonderful gift for the twin girls and I'm sure they will love wearing it when they are a little bit older.
Your pictures are awesome as always!
Big hugs to you, girlfriend :-)

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carole, what lovely little girls!!!They really are so adorable!!!And lucky too, to have an aunt like you!!
Tank you for your lovely comment to my post, yes it was so funny for me to be there!!!
Have a nice week.Kisses.