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Life As A Mama #46

Again…no comic but I do have a drawing. Another picture of my sweetness. ❤️

Drawing with color always takes more time. It’s strange, when I draw the comics with pen I have no hesitation…even though, if I make a mistake it is permanent.

But with markers I worry. I think it’s because if you put the wrong color you can’t fudge your mistake as easily as a black line.

This was day one. I’m still not the best at capturing her expressions…
The Parade
By emily2jane
07-21-21

I’m also not the best at proportions. All my schooling from my life drawing class has left my brain. I guess it’s time to take out that notebook…

Enjoy your Friday! Maybe be filled with smiles!! 😊

Life As A Mama #45

Well…I haven’t had a chance this week to draw a comic…

VBS at church. Birthdays. Chasing my baby. Etc.

But I did find a chance to draw a small 4×6 drawing of Eli.

Yellow Summer
by emily2jane
07-23-21

The grass was improvising. Since the actual surroundings were too gray. I used marker and color pencil, on textured paper. I’ll do another one here soon! Also I’ll post a comic as soon as I can.

But still my sweet little thing in her pretty yellow dress.

Have a blissful yellow hued day!! 🌼

Life As A Mama #44

This happened two nights ago…

Bedtime!
Eli is finally asleep and in her own bed ❤️
Now mama’s turn…😪
“No…no…!”
Eli!!
Just a dream…sleep…
“Stop…stop!”
“Eli…”😢
“Think of something happy…”
Snuggles…🥰

Right when I needed something happy she woke up, crawled into bed with me, and gave me a hug. 🥺 My little sweet sweet taking care of mama even while sleeping.

I can’t even recall what the nightmares were, but they were enough for me to almost decide to get up at 3:30am…

My sweet baby girl 💕

Give a hug to your sweet thing; whomever it may be! 🥰

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emily2jane
07-14-21

Journey With Cookbooks #20

Trying a Pinterest recipe…I wanted to try something new.

Looks delicious. However it was a little more work since I had to make the pizza dough. Whereas the recipe called for store bought.

My normal pizza dough recipe but rolled into several balls.

The meat is currently defrosting.

Chopped onions

Just keep chopping…

Pretty much a normal meatball recipe. Bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, pepper, etc. I used my hands to mix the meat.

I don’t know what you are thinking…but I’m thinking we will be eating these for forever.

I had a cheese snipe. She was telling me she was helping.

My spaghetti sauce

I decided to use my spaghetti sauce recipe. I only made half the amount.

The dough!

I also had a dough snipe…😑

Not too bad!!

Just keep wrapping…

Just keeps going, and going. Eli was “counting” them for me.

Egg was the tops. I think I’ll only be eating two of these for dinner…

They look yummy!!

Maybe it is a good thing there are so many. I want to eat them all!! Mwahahahaha!!

Spaghetti sauce done!! I let the sauce simmer for about 40min.

🧐…?

What is this you say? It is for dessert…!

Yum!

Except I forgot to make a vegetable… nothing healthy. Also I didn’t want the bottom of the Wellington to be soggy. So I separated the two.

It was a success! The hubby went back if a third one. Also asked for a couple extra for his lunch tomorrow.

Look like photo: 10! My first recipe in a while that looks correct.

Taste: 9. I liked them but the hubby said he wishes there was a better ratio between meat and dough. Less meat…

Easiness: 6. Because I had to make the dough. Also there were several steps involved. A long recipe but worth it.

So overall a great recipe! Will be making it again in the future. It would be a great potluck dish.

Life As A Mama #43

When visiting grandma we went on a new adventure…

The Beach!!
Chase the cousins!!
The wind, the sand, the…
The ocean!
It should be a peaceful relaxed day for mama 😎
What? Wait!?! NO!!!!
Runaway baby, straight to the water…!
I compromised. Went waist deep but must stay with mama.
Long exciting day! She napped the whole way home 🥰

So normally when little kids see the ocean for the first time you think… they will be timid, afraid, run away from the waves…

Yeah, no. Once she saw the water that is all she wanted to do. I spent the entire time holding her arms, otherwise she would have booked it out farther. 😳

We were at the beach for almost 4 hours and probably 3 of it was spent in the water. We played in the sand for a smidge. But two things ruined that idea. One: she was over it when I showed her the sand crabs. “She doesn’t like bugs.” Second: the water would destroy her castles, so it seemed like she gave up. 🤣

But overall it was a fun day. But I should say since we went out to waist deep, I spent the day lifting her up when a wave would seem to high. So I assumed the slight squat position while arm curling for those 3 hours. I was so sore the next day…

Life As A Mama #42

A new adventure with Eli…

Hiking!
Actually the first time she can walk on her own following Daddy.
So big! With her backpack and ponytail!
The river was rushing…
Then…
Mama and baby cross the bridge!
(Finally a picture with mama)
My two favorite people!! ❤️
What is this you might ask? A spider nest the size of two hands…
Yeah…nope! I zoomed in to the photo so that you could see…I was not getting closer…
Stop looking! Catch up to the family…!?!
A sleeping baby on the drive home…❤️

Our very first legit hike. Not one where I had to carry her the entire time. Not one where she got angry 10min in…

We did leave after about 20min. Because a storm was coming, and I didn’t want to attempt this hike wet and muddy…with a two year old…

But still it was a fun day. And it was filled with such sweet moments.

God’s beautiful creation!
The scary spider web…

This bush was covered…😳

❤️
Original
by emily2jane
06-11-21

Life As A Mama #41

This Spring is more like Summer… I’m missing the cooler temperatures here…

It’s hotter here than where my family lives…🥵
Warm weather does mean…walks in the neighborhood.
Water time with Daddy!!
We got a small pool. Eli loves the water.
Warmer weather means happy moods.
Funny faces contests…!
Splish splash!! More pool time!!
While making lunch she shoved an entire carrot in her mouth. (Her hair was also crazy!)
Day is over. Now time for sleep…
Just happy days ending with happiness! ❤️

When the warm weather is here it means we can do more things. Yes it means that Eli overheats in any temperature above 65 degrees, but playing in water she survives.

I hope your days can be warm, and spent with family! 💕

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by emily2jane
06-11-21

Well…

I know I’ve only been posting chapters…but that’s all I have ready. Eli has been a handful; I don’t have any free time to draw.

So I hopefully will be posting other types of posts, but if not there will be a chapter.

Also I’ll be traveling again soon…so this summer is going to be filled with many travels and family.

But still. I will post something.

I love this photo of Eli. ❤️

Just…

Just have a relaxing Monday…

I’ll be dreaming that I am, as my baby screams at me for not doing something the right way…

Trying to talk, I guess is frustrating her…

So have a Just Monday. I will try…

❤️

And I tried to paint yesterday…I only got in about ten minutes before Eli started yelling at me “all done…”

But this is where I got…

I only got to touch up some flowers and a sliver of the background.
By emily2jane
6-6-21

Clash and Grumble.

The night is near,

There should be no fear;

Alas, the storm begins.

Clash goes the light,

Grumble goes the thunder.

It is a marvelous sight.

However…

She is scared;

She cannot sleep.

A sliver of light,

Jolts through the curtain.

An angry rumble shakes the house.

Then silence…

It’s quiet as a mouse.

Slumber begins.

Mama’s wonderful delight!

Eli is afraid of to thunder. I will give snuggles and coos but nothing usually works.

Then sometimes as if my prayer is answered, it stops. ❤️ And She will fall asleep instantly.

However, when she wakes up in the morning, it will be at various times, because of the pressure changing. It will give her belly some gas and grumbles.

Daddy is the one she wants when she wakes up…which is sweet but the hubby just wants to sleep. But still, he takes the snuggles and sleeps with her cuddling.

Have a wonderful Friday. May it be filled with good weather and smiles. Unlike…

Digital Art
by emily2jane
06-05-2021