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Sunday, October 7, 2007


Painting has always been one of Theo's favorite pastimes. I picked up some new paints this week as a treat for him...and we took the easel outside to enjoy the weather.

It all started well. Two sides, two boys, plenty of supplies. Wonderful activity.

Cayden showed some impressive initiative and resourcefulness. He was having trouble reaching high enough, so he found something to stand on. (Yes, he did this himself. Smart boy!)

Of course, paper only holds limited interest for true artists. It wasn't long before we were painting the equipment...

...and ourselves.

Ah well. It was water-washable. Thank you, Crayola! I'll save those fancy art-store paints for another day. Like 20 years or so from now.

And, as a follow-up to an earlier post, may I present one of the day's masterpieces.

This was done completely without prompting...and, as you'll note from the letter order, completely without help. I'm incredibly proud of those two facts. (And, obviously, these two boys!)


  1. tee hee, I see baby butt!

  2. Thank goodness for this day and age of washable paints eh! Wandered in here through the unschooling blog ring, enjoyed my visit. Nice sweater too.