Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Budding artists

All the kids have always been happy to do arts and crafts with me. Cooper and Hudson, when they were little, could keep busy with crayons and a coloring book. Reagan has spent more time with crayons or a paintbrush in her hands than I could care to count. Then came Taggart...
He thinks he likes coloring but it never captures his attention for more than a minute or two. Coloring in the lines is highly over-rated in his opinion. So you can imagine my joy today as he gathered his paper and crayons at the kitchen table and proceeded to draw something. Actually draw something - not just a series of scribbles in his one and only color of choice. He started it and finished it and was very happy with the end result. Yipee! There's hope for this one yet. Crafting and coloring with the kids is my favorite together thing to do so it helps if we all want to be involved.
Limited edition; 1 of 1; Titled: The Monster
The challenge with this one on the other hand is trying to pry her away from her artwork. She really wants an art table for her birthday so I am trying to figure out how and where. She should definitely have one - she deserves a little art getaway haven from all the boys around here.

I love how she stickes her little tongue out when she's concentrating. Something her Oma always used to do.


Sonya said...

I used to do arts & crafts with my kids all the time when they were younger. Now they're too cool for that. Well, except for scrapbooking. That seems to be an acceptable form of crafting to them. :)

Anonymous said...

It is an Oma thing, the tongue stick out thing and I do it too and get laughed at by Mark all the time. Maybe Opa would like to build a craft table for her? That looks like a scary monster Taggart! Love, Leni

Anonymous said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I like the new blog look!! Leni