Saturday, September 29, 2012

The artist at work

It's a dreary drizzly day here in concord...but that didn't stop our artist from her work. But, instead of markers, crayons and pens, she took to the wet sidewalk chalk that was forgotten about until the rain. So now, the chalk is more like a solid form of paint.

As you can see here, she starts at the back porch with lovely reds and blues, then moves on to the dog with beautiful blues, greens and a creamy white ( which actually was drywall putty from her daddy's pan that was left out! Momma had to stop her or we would be sanding down poor Barkley!). Then she's off to the flower pots and then the garage!

But here, her masterpiece! The trunk of this tree has never looked so spectacular! From top to bottom it's just beautiful.


Here is the artist, showing her work.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Where's malia?

Well, my maternity leave is drawing to a close, and I must say I am heart broken that I have to go back to work. The good news is, I'm only going back part time! I have so enjoyed being home with my girls day after day. Don't get me wrong, we have had our moments but the good outweighs the bad in a big way.

Anyway! Thanks to my wonderful handy husband we have this great fenced in back yard for malia and Barkley to run around in! Malia, like most kids, loves to be outside. She would be outside from the moment she woke up until she went to bed if I let her!

But now that she's getting older, I can let her and Barkley loose! She loves to be out fetching him (or finding new hiding places for his ball! Poor dog). Today, she found a hiding place for herself!

So, where is she? Where IS malia?? "Malia??"

Oh no! I can't find her! MALIA??

Oh!! There she is!

Silly girl! These bushes are a perfect hiding spot!

And here is little Ella enjoying the beautiful fall day!


A little side note...let your kids get dirty, it's good for them :)