Category Archives: Art

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

Froggy likes to draw, color, paint…pretty much any kind of craft he’s tried, he likes. He’s pretty protective of his art, so when he wanted to show his friend Coop a picture he colored & cut out, he had to secure it properly.

Froggy's secure method of transporting his art.

Froggy’s secure method of transporting his art.

Busy, Busy…

Okay, so I’ve taken a really long break from blogging, but I think about it so much I figured it was just time to come back. We have been ridiculously busy the past few months with 2 birthdays, the holidays, moving, etc. One thing I can say is that I’m LOVING the new house. Not only do we have room for everyone to do more than breathe, room for all our stuff, a wonderfully sized kitchen for me, a huge yard…well, I forgot where I was going with that. Basically, I am so happy here. Also, I’ve been crafting. Alot. Here are my latest 2 creations. Hubby says I should sell them…what do you think?

Froggy’s ‘Art’

While he was supposed to be picking out his clothes for today & making his bed, Froggy was dressing Spiderman. This is actually Spiderman’s 2nd outfit of the day…down to the underwear. He also had socks & shoes on in the previous outfit, but I had Froggy remove them so he could wear them today…little did I know, Spiderman would be trying on more clothes.

As I have him pose for this photo, he looks up at me with all the 4 year old cuteness on the planet, and says… “Mom, this is art, you know.” I am so thankful for my children…they seem to continually melt my heart and make me laugh 24/7.

100′s Day

At Chubbs’ school they celebrate 100′s Day.  This is the 100th day of the school year, and they do all kinds of stuff dealing with the number 100.  It’s been pushed back a few days this year because of the weather, but that was good for us so we had plenty of time to work on her poster.  Her assignment was to bring a poster with 100 things on it.  We thought about it, and came up with her ’100 Favorites’.  We had a brainstorming session to come up with 10 different categories, then 10 items in each category.  This project became a ‘Mommy Nightmare’.  We don’t buy magazines, so I didn’t have an abundance for her to cut from.  We ended up going online to find most of the pictures.  I spent an entire evening saving pictures to my computer, uploading them to snapfish, and making them into collages so we could pick them up from Walgreens, cut them out and attach to the poster.  Well, Walgreens wouldn’t print my collages because I didn’t have rights to all the pictures.  My fault for not knowing that, but I was furious anyway.  So, on to plan B…hook up the photo printer & print them off myself.  After a frustrating hour of trying to get the photo printer to do something other than growl and flash lights at me, we moved on to plan C…use a friend’s printer.  That worked, although the pages got progressively worse as printing went on since they were almost out of ink.  At that time, I was to the point of ‘Who cares!? It’s going on the stinking poster!’  I spent another few hours helping cut and glue everything on.  She hand wrote the labels, drew pictures of a few things that didn’t make the printing cut, I got to use my Cricut to make the letters for her title, we glued on some marshmallows, cinnamon stick, a vanilla bean, and voilà!

Chubbs with her poster.

Big Puppy called me on his way to work to let me know that she was positively glowing walking into school with her poster.  I am so pleased with the way it came out, and that she is proud of it.  She worked very hard on it, and we did have a lot of fun…minus the printing issues.

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday

Evidently my adorable, yet sneaky son decided the wall in our bedroom was boring. I didn’t notice this until I was going to bed, so he was already asleep. We were upset about this misplaced artwork, but it is extremely cute. When he was questioned about it the following morning, he knew he had done wrong, apologized for being sneaky and drawing on the wall, and then proceeded to describe it was a picture of Daddy, Mommy, & himself… I, of course, will remove it from our rented walls, but not before I captured it on film. He’ll only be a sweet, little, 3 year old for so long…I’m determined to capture as many memories as I can.