For those that don't know, I have two small children, Ella and Paige. Ella is going to be 4 next month, and Paige will be two this summer. There is hardly a dull moment these days, but are such a joy to have in my life!
A bit of background info...I've been trying to make the time to engage more in their "projects" (as Ella calls them), instead of getting them situated and taking that time to get one (or five) things accomplished in the meantime. They love to tinker around with all sorts of stuff...doll houses, books, stuffed animals, pretend play....you know, things most kids at this age adore. It seems that art, however, is the area where my children excel the most. They can draw and color for hours. Perhaps Paige could use a little more time getting past EATING the medium of choice, but they are both extremely focused when making their masterpieces.
So without further ado I will start will Paige's latest creation.
|My belly is the perfect canvas Mom!|
Watching her work so hard to get that paint on her paper, as opposed to her body was just precious. I was completely in love with her finished artwork on paper too!
|I'd say this in one for the memory book!!|
I've always thought of my Paigey as the calm, easy going baby. I should probably get used to calling her a toddler from now on *sigh* Sitting down with her recently and watching her do her thing was really relaxing and a complete tear jerking experience.
Moving on to my Ella. She is the cutest, most rambunctious and outgoing little thing. I swear I can't imagine where she came from, but then it only takes a few minutes of thinking of my own childhood to admit she is ALL of me. She has been more of a challenge sleep wise than Paige, but slowly she is becoming her own little person. She LOVES her projects....painting, gluing, stickers, play doh, stringing beads.....you name it! Imagine my surprise when this unfolded two days ago.
So....Ella has a little pad of paper that she "writes lists" in....more like scribbles while doing her best Sherlock Holmes face...etc. She brings the pad to me and asks, "Mom, can you draw me a tree? I don't know how to do it." Of course, and I did...
She paid close attention and asked a lot of questions. I answered them as best I could and followed it up with, "Why don't you give it a try."
I could hardly contain myself!!! I think this too will make the memory book...just not to be brought out until she's 30. Are you with me friends?
Peace and blessings,
P.S. A picture is worth a thousand words....