Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Caden's new outdoor passion is gathering pine cones and sweet gum balls. We have both in abundance.
BAM! That's right.
One of his treasures. I love the look of pure joy on his face.
I have to say, I am ready ready ready for spring. We had buttercups bloom this past week, and that always makes me itch even more for warmer weather, but I suppose after spring comes sweltering summer, so I won't wish my time away. :)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's a little hard to tell, but he's getting in position to beat the tar out of the snow on that branch.
Sometimes he plays with real toys, but he mostly prefers things like this tether ball on a string.
We don't have a real dog, but Caden does have a love for animals that he did not get from me. Every time we go outside, we have to visit his yard art dog and frog. I think they get more hugs and kisses than Adam and me.
High-stepping through the back yard.
I know by this point at least his hands were about to freeze off, but he just loves to swing.
and sing...simultaneously. This Little Light of Mine is always his first request.
Followed closely by The Wise Man Built.....this is the Oooooooh part right before the rains came down.
Some time after the swinging, we hit a tiny meltdown, but it was nothing some balls couldn't fix.
Accompanied by some sticks
And here is my creepy snowman. I'm pretty sure I looked like a "special" kid out there finishing it by myself while Cookie took Caden in, but it's just so much fun to play, whether you have a kid to blame it on or not.
He was also sure to give a careful inspections, counting body parts and making sure all were impervious to pokes and jabs.
However, one thing he cannot tolerate is a yawn. Cookie swooped in just in time to save Drayton from a fierce backhand.
When he realized we cheered for kisses, he got a little overzealous, and we felt it might be in Drayton's best interest to bring this practice session to a close.
Caden did not agree. There was more he wanted to accomplish, and fervent pleading soon turned
into utter despair
Thank goodness the praying bear was there to take Drayton's place. We were thinking of auditioning new practice babies, but decided that Drayton will fit the bill just right. What a lucky baby.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The moment when said artist discovers that perfect color can be a joyful epiphany...almost worth the hours of searching.
The skin can prove to be a wonderful tester of the purity of any art medium. Do not discount its usefulness as a tool.
Clothing often restricts creative freedom and should be considered optional. Creative coloring poses should also be encouraged.
It is sometimes necessary to readjust and rethink. That color that you discarded in the beginning could be just the touch your work of art needs to be a masterpiece.
When you just can't seem to figure out what it's missing, a good friend's opinion can help.
Or maybe just comfort.
Even if you follow all of these rules, the finished product may leave you with some mixed emotions. Never fear. There will be new masterpieces to create tomorrow.