9.05.2007

add a little color

It was a paint day at our house yesterday. 
Paint_day_1
We are trying to finish up the trims around our windows and doors.  We've been working at it for the past month and (yes) we are slow.  Our friend who is a professional painter so graciously came over and did the second floor windows for us.  Our ladder wouldn't reach and well let's just say it would have been forever if we had to add that to our list.
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My dear sons, J & B asked if they could help, I wish!  It is a finicky thing painting trims, trying to make sure the paint doesn't bleed on the window or on the stucco.   We opted to not have the kids help.  Instead I pulled out the tempura paints, brushes, aluminum pans and a hefty roll of Ikea paper.  That should do the trick and keep them busy for an hour. 
Paint_day_2
It started out innocently enough with colors being spread about the paper in various forms of expression.  Even the odd image was easy enough to interpret.  Miss A & Miss J have never had the pleasure of painting in this medium before.  For them the textures and colors were new and so fun they couldn't help themselves.
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The direction of the painting took a very quick turn to "body painting".   B & J were all too happy to comply.
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As were Miss A & Miss J.
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No harm done.  All ended well with a good clean outdoor bath, or two, and heaps more good memories. 
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9 comments:

  1. Impressive. The bath looks like it was alot of fun.

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  2. This is awesome!! Sounds like something that would happen at our house ....

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  3. looks like a great example of what childhood and fun is all about, brings back not so long ago memories!!

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  4. what kind of bubbles did you use? they look so frothy...
    tami jo (using cristina's typepad info... sorry to confuse you)

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  5. what kind of bubbles did you use? they look so frothy...
    tami jo (using cristina's typepad info... sorry to confuse you)

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  6. The bath bubbles are Ombra Eucalyptus Oil Foam bath you can pick it up at any (local) grocery or drugstore. I like the Ombra products and they are good for our sensitive skin.

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  7. this is the cutest! it looks like they had so much fun :)

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  8. Yes, they did and the clean up, so much easier outside.

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