Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Painting and Popsicles

Today Rocked
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We hopped in the car and off we went to purchase some paints
for our big day of being crafty.
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After a quick pit-stop at the Old Grist Mill...to buy 2 LARGE sugar cookies for our afternoon snack...we were on our way to creating a wonderful afternoon...just me and Jaxson.
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Oh..how much he needed it!
His mommy has been a LITTLE busy the last few weeks...
and I admit to some minor neglect.
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I must give credit where credit is due...because I saw this cute idea on a fellow bloggers blog last summer and loved it! Go ahead and check out Danny.Jess.Max on my links...they have a little boy exactly Jaxson's age and he is pretty darn cute. It was such a fun summer idea:)
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I instantly knew Jaxson would love the idea of getting naked, messy, and being outside.
I loved the idea of letting him make something...that I could hang in his nursery:)
It was a win-win...so we got to painting.
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The idea was a hit.
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From picking out the paints and the brushes...to ripping off his shirt and practicing his circles...he was completely thrilled with the idea of...PAINTING!
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He was pretty concerned that a BEE (of all things) would sneak up on him and grab his brush.
He insisted on holding it above his head until he couldn't hear a single buzz within a 5 ft. radius.
(I told you he was obsessed with Bees)
Refer to prior post!
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His masterpieces!
I actually purchased SEVERAL canvases on sale at Micheal's last Fall and plan on doing this fun activity several times over the summer.
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I'm sure there will be "THE PERFECT WALL" in the playroom
at our new house for a collage of his work. Again...thanks Jess for the idea.
Darling.
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We topped it off by sharing both a CHERRY and ROOTBEER
popsicle and cuddling on the couch.
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I loved every minute of it.
It makes my heart ache that he is no longer my baby...
but I plan on dragging it out as long as humanly possible!
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He currently looks exactly like the below picture...completely pooped!
It wore him right out...and I'm pretty sure he'll sleep for hours:)
(another Win-Win)
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Tonight were heading to a friends to learn how to make Fresh Razzleberry Pies from scratch...while Jarom plays Ball (his Tuesday night ritual)!
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I love to bake...but from a box:) so.....
This will be a new adventure that's for sure!
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Wish me luck...
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

3 comments:

heddomarie said...

Oh my how funny.. I did the exact same thing with Kenny when we still lived in brigham. He however proceeded to shove the paint brush in his mouth (I think he got a little excited and mistook it for a spoon) Awesome masterpiece!

Bryce & Brittany said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I'm glad you admitted that he's not a baby anymore because at one point in the post you referred to his room as a NURSERY.... are you willing to admit the fact that he's too BIG for a nursery??:) Kidding...I know how sad it makes you to know he's growing up.

ashley said...

WOW! I LLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEE this idea! Daunis told me about it this week and how you were on the news... so cool! I just had to see it for myself! Do you mind if I copy you?