Sunday, August 16, 2009

masterpieces...


As I have previously posted the tribe is now into coloring! They seem to want to color just as much as they want to swim! ALL the time! I know they are 2 1/2 & they should have colored a LONG time ago but that's another story! This is a new phase & I am embracing it! Trust me it was a BIG transition for us/me! To have them be content & especially quiet! WOO HOO! PLUS I am just happy that they do NOT eat them like in the past! YAY! This is progress people! With progress comes change so realizing they know what to do with crayons meant they needed something to color in. So Grandma bought each of them their own coloring book, now we just needed to get them some crayons.


Remember, Dustyn is thirteen & has not colored for quite some time so we needed to bring crayons back into the house! (= While I was shopping at Costco, my second home, I found the coolest Art table built for a tribe! My original plan was to get it as a Christmas gift but after much thought realized they needed this now. So instead of waiting for Christmas we decided to have Christmas in August! LOL! There I was trying to put it together during one of their short naps. Needless to say they ended up "helping" me put it together.
It was fun trying to "referee" who got the first stool, then try to explain that mommy had to put them together & then each one of them would have their "own". They did not get it & their were MANY fights until the last stool was put together! Once I had it all put together I found some art pencils of mine & gave each of them ONE to color with. Camryn had an orange one, Brendan had a green one, Avery had a red one & Lindsey had a purple one. This was a BIG mistake! I had to do a double take when Avery walked up to me looking like she was in a battle! Note to self: Red colored pencil to the face looks just like blood!I then realized we needed those crayons, ASAP! I asked Daddy to buy some crayons on his way home to go with their new table. He found the COOLEST ones! They are made by Crayola, are toddler size & triangle shaped so they do NOT roll off the table! PLUS they are washable! WOO HOO! Mommy likes that! Once they had those crayons in their hands they put them to paper & created some beautiful creations. I think they colored in those coloring books for about two days! Then they were on to bigger & better things! Things here in the Fulton house seemed great! They were happy so Mommy was happy that was until all hell broke loose! They started taking those amazing crayons & colored on EACH & EVERY thing they set their sights on! It was BAD! Those that know Daddy personally know how he felt seeing the mess they created. Remember Daddy's alter ego is "Hazel" the cleaning freak! LOL! As soon as the tribe went down for their nap Daddy sent me to the store to get one of those "magic erasers" to clean up the mess! But of course before I left I had to take pictures for posterity! LOL! Pretty soon they will be putting those creative juices to good work & create us some...

masterpieces...


2 comments:

Charity Donovan said...

OMG Hysterical! I was JUST looking at that coloring station on Step 2 this morning! HILARIOUS!!!!

The Book Chook said...

Those little sweethearts are having FUN!

Do NOT copy!