Thursday, August 27, 2009

Afternoon Art Adventure

I am reading an amazing book right now by Ann Kroeker called Not So Fast - Slow Down Solutions for Frenzied Families.

This book has inspired me to slow down with my kids. So Sunday afternoon we had an afternoon art adventure. My oldest was at the river with some friends so the younger two and I gathered up our paint, markers, crayons and colored pencils and we had so much fun.

First we laid out a tablecloth on the front porch and we painted. They thought it would be fun to splatter paint. They filled their brushes with paint and hit the handle to make speckles all over their papers.



After our painting fun we loaded our picnic blanket, sketch books and drawing supplies into the stroller. Madi jumped on her bike and Nadia climbed into the stroller and we were off. We walked to City park and created.


Not long after we were there we had a little visitor. This little bird really wanted to get onto our blanket.



Nadia said, "He wants to be my friend."


8 comments:

Lee said...

Sounds like a great day!

Diana said...

You are my inspiration. What a great mom you are! I think I need to get a hold of that book you're reading!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love that photo of Nadia with the small bird. So sweet! Your girls looked like they had a fantastic time. Such a great idea to do this with them. I also love how you guys in the US have front porches, I would love one!
Collette xxxx

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

you're such a fun mom

Kari said...

What a wonderful day with the kids. We all need to stop and enjoy them each and every day.

Farmgirl Paints said...

That looked like the perfect day. Art always relaxes too. Just the opportunity to create something:)

jenn said...

What a wonderful day!! You are a good momma!

huginnmuninnandme said...

It can be difficult to remember to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. It looks like you made a day of it. I LOVE the bird!