Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 13, 2007

i heart paolo.


Look at all those yummy name tags.

Besides creating really cool art…


Paolo is also great at…


leading impromptu parades and…


driving the blanket train.

Gotta love that.


  • 1.
    Felicia said…

    wow oh wow you guys must have been super busy making all those name tags! nice job!
    What an awesome house guest! plays with the Simon and creates art with mom! very cool indeed.

  • 2.
    Jackie Stone said…

    Okay…maybe you could hire out Paolo for the next CKU conventions for all of us moms that couldn’t get a baby sitter…just an idea. The world needs more Paolos..have a wonderful day!

  • 3.
    Jan said…

    How cool is that! He seems like a great friend! Awesome tags. Can’t wait to see you in Anaheim.

  • 4.
    Faith said…

    How much does he charge an hour!!! I think he could possibly be “the perfect man”!
    Bet Simon is enjoying the attention…and the dog looks like he(?) is, too.
    Take some close ups of the tags, would love to see the details!

  • 5.
    paolo said…

    its only because you know that Paolo’s kryptonite is PIZZA. mmmm, Pizza.

  • 6.
    brookesunshine said…

    lets see a close up of those awesome tags!Great friends are a treasure!

  • 7.
    shelley said…

    Woo, hoo Ali! I just wanted to tell you that I still have my name tag from CKU Chicago 2006 because it was so beautiful. I could tell that someone had put a lot into the tag and I treasure it. Now I see what really goes into them! I hope others will appreciate your time and art! Shelley

  • 8.
    Birute P said…

    Your post made me smile tonight. Good friends are like diamonds, aren’t they? Looking forward to meeting you in Detroit!

  • 9.
    Mary said…

    How sweet is that?! I now a superhero when I see one. :)

  • 10.
    Barb Dean said…

    What a ‘perfect’ friend…wonder who loves him more Simon or you? I had to laugh out loud when I saw both pics of Paolo with Simon. ‘xcuse me…can you get this blanket train going faster? Super funny.

  • 11.
    Nicole said…

    Wow! Cool name tags – they look great. AND it looks like fun was had by all…except for your dog. He looks a little wary of the blanket train! :)

  • 12.
    Jen said…

    How would Paolo like to entertain 6 kids? :) :) :) :)
    What a cool parade. Love the colors.
    Blanket trains are so fun. Great arms exercise! And worth every single giigle.

  • 13.
    Dawn M. said…

    Wow you guys. The tags look great. Simon looks like he’s having a ball visiting with Paolo. Enjoy your time together!

  • 14.
    Jen said…

    Oh I forgot to say awesome name tags. My name would look great on the polka dottie one.:) heeheee

  • 15.
    Jen Donnelly said…

    Can you send him to Chicago when you are done? Seriously, though, I LOVED seeing Simon on the Blanket Train- we used to do that in Kindermusik with Edward and John- they loved it too. Sometimes it’s the simplest things!

  • 16.
    Erin said…

    Can he come play at our house?

  • 17.

    those name tags are awesome…i can’t wait to get mine… see you saturday in detroit…

  • 18.
    CD said…

    oh my! looks like a wonderful happy time over there :) i LOVE the name tags!!!

  • 19.
    Cathy Walters said…

    Cool name tags! Loved seeing Paolo and Simon…so sweet!

  • 20.
    Jessica said…

    okay… I have to come to CKU. It’s official. :)

  • 21.
    Mary said…

    okay, now I am excited! one of those name tags is mine!!
    see you soon.

  • 22.
    Jamie K said…

    I think maybe you should make Paolo an official part of your family.
    just maybe.
    Ask Simon and see what he says :)

  • 23.
    Cynthia said…

    Hi Ali,
    This is so what life is about…just living it day to day and not worrying about what comes next, because all the next just comes! Thanks for sharing the “now” moment.

  • 24.
    Barbara said…

    What a talented and cherished friend!

  • 25.
    tina said…

    Looks like you two had tons of fun. I love that first photo. I want to blow it up, frame it and put it on my wall. Awesome!

  • 26.
    Marty said…

    looks like so much fun! can’t wait to meet you in Detroit! :) sooner than ever now!

  • 27.
    Cate said…

    How cute is that?!? Simon obviously loves him!

  • 28.
    PJ said…

    Man, how many name tags did you guys make? Looks really awsome! A what a great guest to have in your house… looks like you all had a great day!

  • 29.
    Rachel Greig said…

    I want to marry him!!!

  • 30.
    elly said…

    wow. what a kick-booty guy! i need more friends like that!

  • 31.
    kath said…

    How Awesome is that?!!!

  • 32.

    um, can you send him to georgia? thanks!

  • 33.
    ChristineS said…

    Go Paolo! Go Paolo! Go Paolo! He would totally fit in as a friend here! One in a million…helps you with your tags/work and plays with kids! Fantastic! I Love the Name tags! I will wear mine with pride when I see you on Friday at CKU Detroit! :)

  • 34.
    Angie said…

    I want ONE!!

  • 35.
    Jeanette said…

    He seems like such a great friend. And those tags look so incredibly artistic. :)

  • 36.
    Vicki Boutin said…

    Wow! Cool tags! Looks like fun was had by all!

  • 37.
    sue said…

    Those tags look great. Now I’m really bummed that I’m not at CKU this weekend. And I’m pretty sure Paolo IS the perfect man!

  • 38.
    Holly said…

    Aren’t Friends great!!

  • 39.
    noell said…

    So cool! Paolo looks like a blast for both Simon and yourself!
    That photo of the name tags is awesome!!!!

  • 40.
    Ksea said…

    What a great friend you have there, Miss Ali. He looks like he’s just full of energy. =0)

  • 41.
    donab said…

    Hanging out at your house looks like fun!

  • 42.
    Daphne said…

    My husbands 2 cousins are going to be at the CKU-Detroit …. I am so jealous!!! I SO wish I could be there to touch those cool nametags!!!!! LOVE THEM!!! LOVE THE COLORS … LOVE THE PAINT … LOVE THE CIRCLES!!!!!!!!!! LOVE Paolo, blanket train and the great baton … in the parade!

  • 43.
    Shelly said…

    Oooooh, love the tags!! I still have my nametag from CKU Chicago hanging on my bulletin board in my scrap room. :)

  • 44.
    Katherine McKamey said…

    Very cool! Looks like we crashed Paolo’s website tho! lol! Gotta share the love!!

  • 45.

    You need to hire him out for birthday parties! :) Looks like a great guy!
    And those name tags are AWESOME!

  • 46.
    Tara said…

    Just LOOKING at those pics puts a SMILE on my face…
    Simon must have had a BLAST!!!

  • 47.
    Elizabeth said…

    friends like paolo are rare gems. how wonderful that you can count him as one of yours.

  • 48.
    Laura Reaux said…

    Girl, those tags are SO yummy that I’ve had your blog sitting open on my computer this morning while I’m doing other things, just so that I could LOOK at them.
    And I agree with what it looks like everyone else is saying, Paolo is a gem! I would love to hire him as a sitter. LOL

  • 49.
    Juli said…

    Who knew one person could have so many callings in life!! What a great friend… :)

  • 50.
    Amy Hummel said…

    I love those pictures, and what a cool friend you have!

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