Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's been a long night....


and still no baby..... Yes Bella is ready, in fact she started pacing and really looked like it was happening about 10 pm last night.... then things went crazy. The neighbors cow - a very big black cow - showed up. Running, kicking and tearing up everything, she was nuts. And we were scared she was going to go through a donkey fence! Bella freaked and actually tried to run through her fence getting away from the cow. I think that she just upset herself so much that she stopped labor. But I still stayed up most all of the night and checked on her, Hubby had to work today and he got up and checked on her nearly every hour as well. Ok.. so you now know it was a long night!







So only a couple of Donkey photos for today... but with the out look for some baby photos REALLY soon hopefully. The first one is us... well the donkeys waiting for Bella to deliver, yes this was this morning.. they wait just like Hubby and I do. The other two are Bella..... eating her breakfast. Not realizing that she is putting everyones life on hold.









I will post more photos as soon as the baby is born!!!








Now I do have one card to show, sorry.... ;0)






This is from the sketch for Friday Sketchers. I was going through my stamps I found Alota Rubber Stamps Nutshell Ride.


I LOVE IT! I mean common look at the look on his face, hysterical! I colored him with my Copics, doodled the edges and double matted with the same card stock that I used for the card base and mat. The pattern papers are from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Collection. I stacked a twill ribbon with a piece of ric-rac. The flowers are prima, and I used snowflake buttons. The Joyful Christmas is also from Alota Rubber Stamps.
Alright... better run out and check on Bella - I will be back to catch up on some blogs I have missed the past couple of days. Have a great Saturday!
HUGS and-


24 comments:

TA Carbone said...

oh Michelle through all this and you still show a card and give us an update. Thanks :) Well at least Bella is safe from that cow and maybe now she will relax.

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Shary said...

Oh dear poor Bella hope she gives birth soon.
I LOVE this Alota bug, he is such fun. Great card Michelle , love it!!

Justine said...

Thanks for the update. I guess the donkeys are much different than humans. Stress will for sure slow the process down......... Good Luck.

Suzanne said...

Great card love the stamp so funny and great papers too. Come on Bella have this baby soon.. mum,dad and the blogging world can't stand the suspence much longer!! Sue :o)

Marcea said...

Cant wait to see the pics of the new baby. Love this card, laughed so hard imagining this little guy trying to escape from that big cow, lol
-x-

Rach said...

awesome card and photo's Michelle, you must be so tired, hope that Bella has her baby soon. hugs rachxx

Heidi said...

The Altoa bug is soooo funny - he really made me smile. Look at that funny face. Its so great.
Love the photos of the donkeys too-they are just the cutest! cant wait to see the baby

Hugs from
Heidi

Virg said...

Awwww! Poor Bella! Poor you guys too! I don't know about your donkeys but one of mine, a mammoth, loathes cows! And I'm sure you know that most prey species, including donkeys, can control their labor to some extent, putting off birthing as much as 24 hours if they feel unsafe.

And actually, if Bella is anything like my mini donkeys, she knows full well she's making everyone else miserable with the waiting and is enjoying a great big laugh about it!

Where do you find the time to do all that you do??! Your cards are so creative and your donkey's so well cared for all at the same time! It's all I can do to take care of my donkeys horses and mule and still get a shower myself! It's the rare day I actually get to be creative as well.

Enjoying your blog very much. Also really looking forward to Bella's baby pictures – I swear there's nothing in the world cuter than a baby miniature donkey.

Virg said...

Awwww! Poor Bella! Poor you guys too! I don't know about your donkeys but one of mine, a mammoth, loathes cows! And I'm sure you know that most prey species, including donkeys, can control their labor to some extent, putting off birthing as much as 24 hours if they feel unsafe.

And actually, if Bella is anything like my mini donkeys, she knows full well she's making everyone else miserable with the waiting and is enjoying a great big laugh about it!

Where do you find the time to do all that you do??! Your cards are so creative and your donkey's so well cared for all at the same time! It's all I can do to take care of my donkeys horses and mule and still get a shower myself! It's the rare day I actually get to be creative as well.

Enjoying your blog very much. Also really looking forward to Bella's baby pictures – I swear there's nothing in the world cuter than a baby miniature donkey.

Kirsten said...

I was certain the new baby would have arrived by now! Poor Bella & poor you, having to do without sleep. Maybe by tomorrow....... Love your latest card; it's a wonderful image & the papers & embelishments are gorgeous Kirsten.

Kristine said...

Wow Michelle!
You've had a hard night, and Bella too! Hope the baby will arrive soon! Can't wait to see some photos:)
And this card you made with my sketch is just amazing! What a fun stamp. Just love it!
Thanks for joining FS this week!
Big hugs from Kristine

retiredheather said...

Thanks for keeping us informed. You must be exhausted. Try to catch a few winks. Hopefully Bella will be a Mom very soon. Thinking of you
Heather

Gabigabs said...

Love the card and stamp you used. So cute!

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh I bet you are just worn out dear. I hope it gets over for you all soon but just love seeing the pictures you show us.

Your card is just adorable dear. He looks like he is having a ball so beautiful colored and such gorgeous papers dear.
Get some rest

Cynde said...

Oh Michelle you are so clever. Love how you tore the paper to even make it look like downhill. Your card is Great! Poor Bella...also you and your husband. So many sleepless nights. Hope you don't sleep thru the main event after being so tired! Why can't they ever have them in the day time? It never fails...always the cover of night from instinct I guess.
Love to see the pictures. Hope she delivers soon. Hugs to you and your husband for being such good parents!!! Cynde

Ida P. Krause said...

Hope by now that baby has arrived.
What a ctue card. I agree the expression on that face is "priceless"

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Michelle so much fun. Hope Bella has the baby soon. Hugs Nikki x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Really fun card Michelle and I love the papers you have used.
Hope the baby arrives soon!
Thanks for joining us at FS again.
Carole :-)

Judy said...

The paper you used - Figgy Puddy Collection - who makes it - I would love some of that paper with the trees on it. This card has to be one of the best yet. Thanks so much - Judy

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, fab facial expression lol! Can't wait to see the new baby! Jillix

ink'n'rubba said...

well I'm catching up and have read all about the new arrival! I guess Bella has slimmed down a little bit by now! And you made a fabby card with that cute Alota image and the gorgeous papers. hugs, annie x

rosalien said...

I love this one. That image is so cute, that look on his face...:))Love the papers too, a great card.
I hope the baby donkey arrives soon, can't wait till you show us some photos :)).Good luck

rosalien

Cardmaking Galore said...

lOVELY card and great details

COCO said...

Very nice card I love your work!!
The colors and the papers are beautiful!
and very funny stamp !!!!!