August 24, 2008

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Prior to Josie, Emma and I used to spend part of each weekend doing some type of craft activity. Let's just say, crafting is not quite the same with a toddler. Emma wanted to work on her scrapbook and I thought painting in her highchair was a safe enough activity (notice how she is dumping her cup of water into her paints). Thank goodness I remembered to put a paint smock on Josie before the festivities began!!


Mike and Barb said...

Don't you just love toddlerhood???
My poor kids don't get to paint very often anymore. I just cringe at the 4 words "Mama, can I paint?". I know, it's so not fair, and I did way more creative and crafty things when I had fewer kids... I guess one more thing to add to my "guilt" basket!!
Emma looks like quite a pro scrapbooking!! Great job!
And Josie, of course, is as cute as ever (paint and all!)
Love, Barb

Shanna said...

Kim~ you never cease to amaze me with all that you do with your kiddos. I shudder at the thought of crafts.
Eureka! Perhaps if I let Kai and Chloe do messy crafts, they will stop drawing on my walls!!!!!!
I will give it a try. Keep an eye on my blog over the next few days. heh. You have inspired me once again ;)
Kai had his first day a preschool today. The drop off went well. Glory to God!

The Young's said... are a GREAT mom to do all that stuff!!! It is SO HARD for me to step out of the box and let the kids make such a mess...but I KNOW they enjoy it so much!!! look like you had such a great time!!!

LOVE the new blog look. I'm feeling like a slacker over here. I really need to update mine too...we are just SO BUSY right's CRAZY! Anyway...hope you guys have a fantastic week!!!

Caroline said...

Too cute! Lyssa and Nicholas recieved painting crafts for their birthdays. We had a painting day, too. I tried to arrange it appropriately for Nora. It ended with her striped down finishing her project in the bathtub! xo, C

Nicole said...

What a brave mom you are!!!! Looks like lots of fun! The kids love using playdough, but that has stopped recently since Katelyn thinks it's food!

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

Life changes when a toddler is around! We often wait for Ellie to take a nap to do some of mine and Josie-Tatum's favorite things.
Thanks for all of your prayers,

Steffie B. said...

I'm just laughing....I went through all the same things when we first came home with Sophia. It was Emmie and I for so long that I forgot what a toddler was about too! lol Now The Boy???? he is just his own species....we won't even go there! lol

Jenny said...

Hi, I found your blog through a comment you left on the Oatsvall blog. You have a darling family. My oldest daughter (3) was wanting to paint today also and even though she does a pretty good job with it, it is my 2 year old that makes me cringe. Luckily, I was able to find another activity that took her mind from painting as I really didn't want to have to clean up that kind of mess today.