Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Some Crayons and Paper and A Whole Lot Of Love.



Growing up, I had that Mom. You know the one. The Mom who was always The Class Mom, The Brownie Troop Leader Mom and the Mom who always had some ridiculously fun activity hiding just up her sleeve. There was never a lack of easel paper in our house. There was always newspaper and painters tape just within reach to cover up the kitchen table and an endless supply of finger paints, play-doh and every crayon color imaginable, all easily accessible to bored little hands.

I want to be that Mom. And over the weekend, with Hurricane Irene practically knocking on our back door, I figured it wasn't too early to start trying. 


So, I went out for a spell and returned with two giant rolls of easel paper and chubby toddler crayons. I raided the garage for some sort of floor cover and returned with one of those giant leaf bags. I quickly sliced that baby open using a straight-edge and began taping it down to the floor in the living room, followed by a sheet of easel paper.

At this point, I couldn't say for sure who was more excited at the prospect of coloring. 


Let's just say that Carter thoroughly enjoyed himself for about .56 seconds. Or rather, that is approximately how long he colored appropriately with the crayons. He never once tried to eat them but found great joy in throwing them all over the living room. Granted, they did make a pretty great boiinnnnnng sound as they hit the floor- but for the love. So much for coloring..



Don't be fooled- he's not gathering his crayons together so to aid in the coloring process.. He's gathering them together  as to make it easier to throw him all over the place. 




Here he is, sitting in protest. 


Although our foray into coloring only lasted a few minutes, I have to say it felt pretty darn good to get those creative wheels a' turning. And to stir up all of those childhood memories that involved a little bit of newspaper, some painter's tape and a whole lot of love. 



You'd better believe I'm framing that fine piece of artwork 
and keeping forever and ever and then some. 
Happy Tuesday, Loyals!





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21 comments :

  1. That is quite the fun hurricane activity! I can totally see C's confusion though... why would they make toddler crayons look just like little bouncy balls?

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  2. I had *that* mom, too! And now she's *that* grandma and I am busy trying to master her ways...

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  3. LOVE all the pictures. And looks like C was having a blast.

    I think everyone wants to be THAT mom. I'm sure you'll master it no time just like your mom :)

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  4. Looks like so much fun! I had *that* Mom, too, and I hope to be that as well for my kids.

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  5. Aw that's sweet. :) I hope to be that kind of mom, too. I was saying the other day that I wanted to get those toddler crayons but wasn't sure where to get them - where did you find them?

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  6. How sweet and fun. You are such a great mom Miss AP :)

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  7. I absolutely want to be THAT mom!! I love it! We cover the dining room table and sit in the high chair to color with the same awesome tadoodles! :) PS- love your tee Carter- you're so handsome!

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  8. With an art teacher mom like myself, Eme is screwed :P bahaha. We will have art class on a regular basis. Oh, and class mom? volunteering in the school? at soccer practice? Check check. I will SO be there. I totally have plans on being That Mom, too. We have those crayons!

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  9. Love it! We actually did some "finger painting" yesterday! We still have to finish it up today. C is lucky to have such a fun Momma!

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  10. Awesome!I love getting artsy with my kids! Every time we do something crafty my sister says "Uuuh! You're such a mom!" I take it as a compliment!

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  11. You are such a good mom. I wish I had that mom growing up, my mom was just a little too crazy for that! Ha! Crazy in a good way...kind of. ;)

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  12. How fun! I need to something like that. I'm sure mine would like throwing them more than coloring with them too!

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  13. I bought those this weekend and E totally tried to eat them. We aren't ready just yet I don't think. Carter looks like he had so much fun though! Even if it did just last a nano second!

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  14. Those crayons are awesome! We have the same ones that you can use in the bathtub...but they are a bit*h to clean off my tub. Tiles are easy, just not the tub. We were coloring on Sunday thanks to Irene as well. And I turned my back for 3 seconds and guess who drew on the wall? Fortunately, the magic eraser is just that with crayons - MAGIC!

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  15. I had that mom too! And, like you, I want to be that mom for Kate! C looks so sweet in these pictures!

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  16. I remember your mom being exactly how you explain. She is such a nice lady and that's from memories dating 20+ years!! I think you're doing a great job as mom too, I'm totally "keeping up with Ashley"(mommy-style) but only attempting...not nearly close to actually keeping up...

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  17. His expressions are so great! Adorable photos.

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  18. You are such a wonderful mom! I am NOT artistic and the thought of finger painting or any type of painting with children involves makes me shudder haha. However, i guess I soon need to find my inner Picasso and go with it?

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  19. He is just the CUTEST! I can't take it! I remember reading that sweet note you wrote to him before he was born and remember tearing up :) He is growing like a weed :)

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