Tuesday, January 5, 2010

At the Drawing Board

Kaitlyn loves art. Anything to do with it. Drawing, painting, writing, play dough you name it. She is so creative and, if I may say so myself as only a slightly biased person, an amazing illustrator for her age. She comes up with the most random and wonderful drawings.

From this summer in sidewalk chalk... our family and our house.

The first word she wrote by herself. Cat!

Her birds are by far my favorite at the moment.

She drew them at school so I asked her "who showed you how to draw those?" Her teacher heard me ask her and said "no one, she drew them and then came up to us and said 'Look! A tweety bird!'"

I can said with a fair amount of confidence that she had no idea who Tweety Bird actually is, but that is what birds say so I think that's where the name came from.

Here's her self portrait with presents on Christmas morning. When I asked her who showed her how to draw present she said "Nobody! I did!"

And her version of Santa.

She got a mermaid Barbie for Christmas and drew her :)

Perhaps her stick figures will never evolve beyond anything greater than this. (heaven knows mine never did!) Perhaps her creative streak will fade. But looking at things through her eyes is so neat. I hope she continues to express herself through art...just as long as she doesn't draw anymore pictures of me with a belly bigger than my head. Amen.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

On New Years Eve we attended an "East Coast" new years eve party!

Hosted by our friends the Lowe family, a bunch of families came together to watch the ball drop at "midnight" east coast time and then head home in time to be in bed at a reasonable hour!

We had so much fun!

Even Lance stayed up to enjoy the festivities...and chew on my teething necklace.

Kaitlyn and her friend Makena ringing in the new year together! They have known each other since they were six weeks old. Man how time flies!

My friend Kate and I. My first Lincoln friend, someone to commiserate with on the trails of daily life as a stay at home mama and someone who watches my children... even when she doesn't want to. That's a true friend!

Kate and Kandice sporting the beautiful tiaras of 2010!

Me and my Lincoln girls. Kandice, Kate and Shannon. So much fun to be together after 5pm! Happy New Year everyone! I cannot wait to see what 2010 has in store for us all. Hopefully full nights of sleep and occasional dates with our husbands. What can I say, I like to set the bar high!