Friday, June 20, 2008

"Joni Art Day"

The other day Joni was having a very hard day because she HAD to see her cousin Abby, but we weren't exactly willing to take her since she lives an hour away. So to distract her from her current woes, Tom declared it "Joni Art Day". We busted out the crayons and water colors, and Joni went nuts. As she got each painting done, she would bring it to me or Tom, and then tell us where to hang it...and most ended up plastered all over the living room. Here is a sample of a few of them:Tom even narrated the artful event, by announcing things like, "Joni was especially inspired by her family for this one," or, "the sweet stench of Jackson's diaper was particularly inspiring for this one" along with a few others that made us giggle. Once they were all up, Tom went around to each one and auctioned them. Joni and I would try to out-bid each other, until finally Tom would declare someone a winner.

Jackson had a little art day of his own with some avocados.

(I just thought this one was cute)


Jared and Tara said...

you guys are so creative and good about making your kids feel special! joni: i LOVE your artwork! i want to bid on one!

Sarah said...

You guys are such great parents! Sometimes it's good to forget the mess and let them create. I need to get better about that. :)