Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Birthday!

So, this little guy turned two!!!  What's a birthday without a quilt?!

He loves it!
I did not finish a quilt in time for Leo's birthday, but luckily for him, his great-grandmother is on the ball!  My mom made (and mailed) this super cute quilt for Leo well before the big day along with a box of toys.  Leo discovered the box and immediately wrapped himself in his quilt ignoring the toys.  That's my boy!

fun quilt for playing with cars
The quilt is a kit from Fat Quarter Shop, I believe.  The top is so cute with roads and other places to visit with his toy cars. 

the back
The backing is a fun fabric with various cars, trucks and commercial vehicles.

My  mom makes the best labels!
Here's a closeup of the label.  My mom is so clever to include a photograph of the recipient with each quilt she makes!

custom neighborhood quilt
Over Thanksgiving at my mom's house, Leo played with a quilt made AND designed by great-great Granny Ellzey which features important places in her hometown.

Happy happy birthday Leo!!
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that Leo lives extremely far away, and I am very thankful to see him relatively often considering the distance.  However,  I wasn't able to attend this year's birthday party, but his mom sent me lots of pictures and videos!

such a cutie!!
This is a picture from his first birthday party which I was fortunate to attend.  They grow up so fast, don't they?!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I can't believe he's 2 already! I love that picture of him on his new race track quilt, which is really awesome, btw. Happy birthday celebrations!

  2. I'm in total understanding and empathy about the distance thing, René. It's difficult sometimes, isn't it? That's why, I think, us long-distance grandparents sometimes have better relationships with our grandies than those who are in the same locale. It's all about quality time, and I know you and I give them our best whenever we have the opportunity... even if it's only a couple times a year. You have a cutie-pie there, friend. Keep enjoying all that cute preciousness.

  3. Such a cutie. It is hard to be so far away. What a great quilt he got from your mom.

  4. So precious Rene. He is a doll. Look out ladies, here he comes!