Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh Brother!



A few days ago
I was told by mother
that I was getting
a little brother.

I didn't mind his
coming to stay,
I thought we'd have fun
and fight and play.

I'd give him a hug
if he was sad
and cheer him with tricks
on mom and dad.

I'd share my room,
it is big enough,
and tell him to never
touch my stuff.

But nice as I am
and hard as I try,
this brother does nothing
but eat and cry.


Featuring: a new nephew
and the baby blanket I made for him



Tomorrow and for the whole of next
I'll be in France.
I'll miss you all.

116 comments:

  1. Thats a sweet tribute to the little guy. Lovely blanket!

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  2. Ha-ha! Before long, they will be fighting and playing and hugging. (Hopefully more of the latter.) Lovely blanket. Enjoy your trip.

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  3. Congrats on your new nephew! The poem and the blanket are just lovely!
    Happy travels! Make beautiful memories and don't forget to take lots of pictures :)

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  4. Thanks so much for stopping by!! What a cute poem!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  5. Oh, so very, very sweet! And, your crochet is a perfect expression of love! Good poem, too!! Have SO MUCH fun, dear Amalia!! blessings ~ tanna

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  6. How beautiful !!!
    Congratulations for the nephew and the blanket !!!
    Kisses

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  7. Bon voyage ma belle Amalia..the Littles and handiwork=♥

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  8. They're such a wonderful couple, I'm sure they will grow together happy and healthy, blessed be !

    Sending much love to you, darling Amalia,
    With sincere gratitude

    XOXO Dany

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  9. It won't be long until his eyes will be following big brother constantly. Our son tells our 4 year old granddaughter that she will always be her little sister's most important teacher.

    I'm excited--looking forward to your charming photo stories of time in France!

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  10. Brilliant. They will be great friends. My big girl once asked me is Meg my sister or my friend. Hopefully both I replied. Jo x

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  11. Welcome little man! You'll sleep very cosy under that blanket!

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  12. aww... so sweet! All wrapped up in warmth and love. Hope your trip is just what you hope for :)

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  13. How lovely! I love this beautifull blanket..

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  14. Great verse ans he will soon enough be playing. Love the blanket.

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  15. Oh so sweet...beautiful blanket! Enjoy your trip!

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  16. Oh I love, love the prose. And those crocheted pieces are lovely.
    Have a lovely day!

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  17. aaahh what beautiful photos, a lovely poem and gorgeous blanket :-) x

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  18. awe how sweet!! adorable baby and beautiful blanket!
    Enjoy France :)

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  19. What a gorgeous blanket. Sweet poem

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  20. Aren't the boys adorable?? Love the baby blanket made by you! Have fun in France.

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  21. Thank you for introducing yourself by dropping by blog and leaving a lovely comment. Your poems are beautiful and I'm impressed by your handcrafts. It's been many years since I crocheted - it was my form of stress reduction when I was at school. I am looking forward to receiving updates from "Handmade by Amalia. Enjoy France and brace yourself for sensory overload.xxx

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  22. What a lovely crocheted blanket! The poem made me smile as it certainly would be so true! Enjoy your time away.

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  23. Lovely poem. Beautiful little ones. Wishing you happy time away.
    Bren xox

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  24. Nice blankets
    Lovely children
    Hugs

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  25. Aww, how sweet and beautiful blanket! Have fun on your trip!

    Tania

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  26. You have adorable nephews, the blanket is lovely, and I hope you enjoy France!

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  27. Congrats! Two beautiful guys in your life!!!

    Jane x

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  28. Mazel Tov! Such sweet and adorable little nephews! I love your crochet baby blanket... and the cushion!

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  29. Love the poem! Well done, als the blanket. Congratulations for you new nephew. Thanks for sharing such a cute photos. Love it.

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  30. Oh so precious in every way. ;)

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  31. Bless what a beautiful baby! And a lovely blanket to keep him warm and snug! Congratulations! Anna x

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  32. congratulations on your new nephew! have a wonderful trip, too... :-)

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  33. Oh my! So cute! the photos and the sweet babies. The blankets are beautiful as always.

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  34. How cute! Congratulations on the new addition to your extended family, Amalia! Love the poem ♥

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  35. That patchwork crochet is FABULOUS and Little Brother is darling beneath it. What fun! Happy France Days! Can't wait to see the food and interesting things you find to share with us.

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  36. Gorgeous blanket and gorgeous children!Sweet poem as ever!

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  37. Oh isn't he precious, it is always hard for them to understand having a new brother or sister until they come, it won't be long and they will be playing together :) Looks like they are both enjoying the beautiful blanket!
    enjoy your time in France!

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  38. awwwww sooo sooo cute! :">

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  39. You are such a lovely Auntie Amalia! The gift blanket is sweet as is your baby announcement poem. May you and your family have many happy days together, and I hope you are having a wonderful time in France. xx

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  40. How precious they are!!!
    absolutely cute and adorable faces .
    your blanket is gorgeous!!!
    you are so blessed with art of poetry,lovely words ,perfect description.
    enjoy your trip my friend,we will miss you too

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  41. So cute! Lovely children, lovely crochet, and such a sweet poem. Have a good trip Amalia.
    Helen xox

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  42. Happy weekend to you and your family.

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  43. Adorable. Have a wonderful time in France, and please bring back photos to share with us. xo

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  44. Dear Amalia,

    Your children are adorable and love the sweet photos.
    Enjoy your holiday.
    Many thanks for the kind visit and birthday wishes.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  45. Beautiful blanket and beautiful babies...both of them! Congratulations on the new nephew. Babies are wonderful. France sounds pretty wonderful, too. Pictures, please. 🙂

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  46. Love, love, lovely! Aloha! Enjoy your trip!

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  47. What a charming little post, my friend. Your blog always brings sunshine to my day.

    Hugs!

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  48. What a sweet poem, Amalia, and this blanket you made for your nephew is beautiful. Have a safe and fun trip - France, how wonderful!

    ~Sheri

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  49. A new baby is a precious gift! Congratulations to all of you on the birth of your new nephew. And have a wonderful time in France!

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  50. Sweetness...enjoy your time in France.

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  51. Congratulations on the new nephew! Happy and safe travels to France!

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  52. Adorable kiddos and love the blanket. Your poem is right on! Safe travels.........

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  53. Congrats on your new nephew!!
    Enjoy France :)

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  54. What a little darling! Congratulations to the whole family.

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  55. Sweet photos and an adorable poem. Congratulations to the family on baby brother's arrival. Happy traveling :)

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  56. Aw!!! That is so so sweet. We had 4 kids close in age (way way back in the last century) and your poem is perfect to describe the way each one of the kids felt when their younger sibling was born! Could not be more perfect. (And your nephews are adorable.) Enjoy your trip!!!

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  57. Sweetness ... I just love the photos.
    Enjoy your trip!
    Love, Carla

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  58. Oh boy that sure is adorable, what a wonderful Blankie! My son wouldn't go anywhere without his favourite blanket, I'm sure this will be the same!
    Enjoy France - we will be watching the Roland Garros tennis soon (sadly only on the TV this year) and will think of you!
    Wren x

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  59. Wonderfully cute!
    I'm sure you are having a lovely time in France. :)

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  60. Oh goodness, how adorable. Love this! Makes me smile. Happy Monday.

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  61. Oh, how gorgeous is your nephew! And the blanket is pretty fabulous too. x

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  62. Mazal Tov! How wonderful... and so sweet of course! Enjoy France!

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  63. Congratulations on the newest little nephew to inspire your creations :) The blanket is beautiful! Enjoy your vacation in France, will look forward to your pictures, you always make me feel as if I've visited along with you :) Hugs!

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  64. Congratulations on your newest nephew, Amalia. The poem is beautiful and the and the blanket is adorable. Enjoy travel.

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  65. Love the blanket, and the poem! Such great colours for a boy! I'm sure the boys will have lots of fun bye and bye!
    Missing you Amalia, hope you've had a great time in France!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  66. Congratulations on the beautiful new brother! What a lovely poem and gorgeous blanket. Have a wonderful trip - we will miss you too!

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  67. How charming! Boys and blanket! You're a very lucky aunt. :-) I hope you're having a nice stay in France.

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  68. Congratulations on your new nephew! What two precious little ones and how special to give a handmade gift. Sweet words for a sweet boy :) And the trading of weather would be lovely! Thank you for coming by. I am still traveling. I have a few minutes to say hello while doing laundry. I hope your day in France was fabulous.
    xo Tamara

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  69. Oh how sweet, a new tiny nephew. He is adorable. What a pity babies take such a long time to play with big brothers. Have the best time in France!

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  70. Lovely children !
    Lovely words !
    Have a fun in France !
    Anna

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  71. Lovely lovely children! Happy pictures too :)
    Have a great weekend...
    Titti

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  72. Hello, your poem is adorable just like your cute nephews! Sweet little ones! Have a happy day!

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  73. Congrats on your new nephew (and lovely blanket!) Can't wait to see your French photos...have a fabulous time. X

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  74. Congrats on your new nephew (and lovely blanket!) Can't wait to see your French photos...have a fabulous time. X

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  75. Oh my...how adorable! I'm not sue which is more precious, that sweet baby or the poem....OK....it's the baby....but your poem is SO CUTE!! Congratulations, Auntie Amalia! :D

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  76. Hi Aunt Amalia, What a little darling. Love your poem and congrats on the birth of the newest member in your family, your nephew. The blanket you made is gorgeous!! Have fun in France. Enjoy your vacation. Hugs!!

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  77. How sweet they both are! What a lovely gift to get! We have a similar photo of my two daughters and the new born looks so tiny for the first few weeks and the older sibling looks enormous. I love thinking back on that time when we did not know who our new born was... so exciting... Now she is soon twelve and has left most of childhood in the sense that there is a whole new calmness and maturity around her. Sad in a way but still so rewarding to see her grow up. Think about all those things that we know about her personality that we had no idea about when she was a tiny baby.

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  78. Congratulations they are just so precious! :)

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  79. What a darling new addition to your family! Enjoy your travels!!!

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  80. Congrats to everyone - a little baby is most fun for the whole family. But sometimes puzzling for the little bit older brother or sister, because that's what babies do : eat and cry! Nice they have an aunt who spoils them with hand made things:):) All of it is cute to share with All Seasons - thanks a bunch!!

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  81. Congrats on your beautiful new nephew Amalia, and what a wonderful poem to celebrate!

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  82. So, so precious! Nothing in this big old world like a new addition to the family.Congrats!
    Jemma

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  83. Adorable pictures Amalia, and congratulations to you.

    Hugs Diane

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  84. Lovely boys, cute poem and cosy blanket. Hope you had a wonderful time in France:)

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  85. Lovely pictures! I love the blanket and cushion. xoxo

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  86. Von voyage I will miss you dear!

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  87. Linda peça - parece bem quentinha - e abençoada família.
    Boa viagem.
    Abraços e feliz dia.

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  88. Hola Amalia querida,, que lindo trabajos,, pero lo mas dulce son esos doa bebes ,, la felicito son lindos

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  89. So nice pictures, you have so beautiful suns (or grandsons?)
    Have a good time in France,
    greetings, Nicole

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  90. Congratulations to the new sweet nephew,dear Amalia !
    What a beautiful gift, the crocheted blanket, you have chosen so beautiful colors, just right for the baby boy. As always I enjoyed your poem, wonderful line. For your trip to france I wish you much fun and looking forward to the pics.

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  91. Congratulations on your new nephew! He's adorable :)

    And have a wonderful time in France!

    xo,
    rue

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  92. What precious children and the blanket is lovely! I hope your trip is wonderful and I look forward to you sharing pictures. Mildred in Georgia

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  93. Such precious children and the blanket is lovely!

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  94. Lovely picture (and children!). Neat blanket. Fun post -- thanks.

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  95. What darling boys! Have a wonderful time in France.

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  96. Lovely photos!:-)

    Sweet greetings!
    Kisses:))

    xxBasia

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  97. Such a charming poem and so lovely children!
    Hugs, Christine

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  98. Well have a great trip to France. Love the poem and the pics are great. I remember that my daughter was 6 yrs older then her brother and all was fine with him.....UNTIL......he was able to crawl into her room and mess with his stuff! lol....gotta love those kids.

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  99. Lovely, just lovely.

    I loved your words and I especially loved seeing pictures of the children.

    Congrats on your new nephew.

    All the best Jan

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  100. So true, but oh what fun they will have in a year or so! Our youngest son has 3 boys, 7, 5, and 2. They are so stinkin cute together! :) Love the poem and the photos. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  101. Amalia, congratulations on your new nephew, he's so cute!! Love the poem! I hope you enjoyed your time in France!

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  102. What adorable little ones.....reminds me of when my kids were born:) That blanket will be cherished for sure! Have a ball in France! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  103. I had two little boys just those ages once! So sweet!! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  104. Congratulations on becoming an Aunt again! The vivid colours you have chosen for the blanket are perfect for little boys - bright, cheerful and stimulating but also deep enough to not show up the wear and tear active little boys can inflict on things! It looks like they love it and it's a beaut reminder of their Aunt Amalia :-)

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  105. Congratulations on becoming an Aunt again! The vivid colours you have chosen for the blanket are perfect for little boys - bright, cheerful and stimulating but also deep enough to not show up the wear and tear active little boys can inflict on things! It looks like they love it and it's a beaut reminder of their Aunt Amalia :-)

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  106. Oh, lovely boys in your blanket!!!
    I remember that my son was a bay...

    akiko

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