Today Jimmy and I went to an art Gallery to see my friend's art show. June enjoyed the art and thus gave me the idea to let June experience painting for the first time! Tonight June made her first creative marks! I am not sure if June will be artistic, but she definatly got excited about painting! When she gets excited she holds her arms out and does these short loud breaths kind of like a dog panting, and smiles really big. She was doing that the whole time! First, we tried the brush but she couldn't hold it well. Then, we printed her little hands and feet on the canvas. Then since she wasn't putting her hands in her mouth, we just let her go wild with her hands on the canvas!
She liked the colors and opening and closing her little fingers on the canvas!
I love this picture, she is so focused on her creation!
Here is the proud artist displaying her work! Celine, you can't compliment on how clean that high chair is now!
June also made creative marks on her thighs and diaper
I can't beleive how fabulous my feet look in blue paint, I don't even recognize them
Then into the tub she went, June's bath water left a creation of its own on our tub, but it was really worth it for the fun we had!!
I know...two blogs in one day is unpresidented for me, but I had to add this because I thought it was pretty cute. June has this little mirror music thing that she loves. Recently Jimmy and I noticed the mirror is getting a little warped. Her head is distorted in the mirror and it looks really funny. Jimmy said June probably thinks shes pretty strange looking!
Sunday was my birthday and we celebrated at Charlotte and Walter's (Grammy and Pa's) house. It really made me feel special that everyone got together for my birthday. I love my family-in-law and feel so close to everyone just like I had always been a part of it! June is so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents, aunts, and uncles!! Here she is with a bow on her head from one of my presents! My mom and dad came too (Nana and Grandpa) and brought some DELICIOUS treats! Nana made cupcakes just like the ones she used to make when I was little (my favorite) strawberry cupcakes with little candy jelly hearts on top! She also made my favorite strawberry shortcake cake!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Keep me away from these!
June was laughing when Aunt Celine was rubbing noses with her!
June loves when you bite her cheek! Here she is with Aunt Sara!
The girls had a fun little tea party at the "kids table" It was pretty adorable!
June gave her cracker to Phoebe...unintentionally...she can't have crackers yet anyways.
Today was a very special day because our first black president was inaugurated! We watched it on tv during class. Today was also wonderful because Juanita brought June up to work and she volunteered in the parent center which is very close to my classroom. I got to see June in between classes which made the day so nice!
Today I tried out my new polarizer for my camera! Its like putting polarized sun glasses on your camera! It makes the skies look really blue and takes out glares. I think I need more practice using it and the sun was already going down when I started. The first three photos were taken with the filter and the last three without.
June loves to run her fingers through the grass like little sifters searching for gold, when a leaf or a stick comes along she clamps down and brings it straight to her mouth! JAckpot!
Yesterday Junie had fun playing with her friend, Audrey! Audrey is 9 months old now. They really just looked at each other and tried to grab whatever they could grab (hair, skin, clothes, binky's, toys) without preference with their little hands. Here's June and Audrey with their Auntie Natalie Coqk. Natalie teaches them French and takes great care of her "white and asian babies." Saturday we went to help Nat out moving into her dorm room on U of H campus.
June LOVES to be outside. We play in the grass outside everyday.
I am first a child of God adopted into the family of the creator of the universe! Second, I am a wife to Jimmy and mother to two presh little girls! Third, I am an artist and a teacher.This is my 16th year teaching art. I love Jesus, I love my family, and I love my job! Art Rocks! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for photos and info