Sensory Thursday bubbles! I just put water and a little bit of Dawn dish soap into my blender until it got really thick and then poured it into her little sensory tub. She loved it!
A late crazy snow storm that left my neighborhood looking like a snow globe.
Some people ask me why I don't paint more in warm colors. This is why! The people's faces and bodies end up looking like a heat temperature map.
My little artist
Pregnant sisters :) this was only 4 days before Alison had her baby!
We babysat a baby in the ward a couple of times, Mallorie was in love! And it made me smile, because they are 9 months apart. And I thought to myself that I was really grateful that I waited a year to get pregnant again. Some people don't want or need to wait that long in between kids, power to them! But I'm grateful for the spacing of my kids. Taking care of a then 19 month old and a 9 month old was no joke!!
We love games together. Karl always wins so i just play for fun. He plays to win. still. hahaha. One way i enjoy bananagrams even though i know i'll lose is to pick a theme. One night we both did Harry POtter themed. So hard to stick to one theme, but fun :)
speaking of Queen Jo's world of magic:
my dad sent me this picture of a bee swarm at the vineyard and it made me smile. I LOVE BEES! they are magical and tiny geniuses. They make Karl's skin crawl, so i will probably never get to live out my dream of beekeeping in my own garden one day. sad face. I'll continue to admire them from afar <3
Seeing her lay on her tummy with her feet in the air, coloring happily and babbling to herself, is one of my favorite things. I can't count the hours i spent doing the same thing, well into my teens!
a painting i did of my besh fren adult Mallorie and her husband, MArk-uh
one i did for a woman from my hometown church congregation
another example of why i don't usually use warm colors! (although this one wasn't too bad, because Rebecca and Eric are adorable, but still, poor color choice on my part. when i'm experimenting with colors/technique/etc, i paint my family so it's not creepy that i'm spending hours staring at someone's photo, ha)
a couple from my hometown congregation:
Oh yeah, i got into a habit of drawing Pokemon whenever i'm drawing with Mallorie. She can scribble for like 20 minutes straight, but i get bored doodling lines so i doodle pokemon instead
some of Mallorie's scribbles actually turn out beautiful? I genuinely loved this one. Dated it and kept it in her baby book because she was so intentional about all of it! It looks like furious scribbles but they were deliberate! She would pause, look around the paper, and add another group or line, and then repeat. It was precious! I especially love the light, small squiggly lines, because she slightly raises her eyebrows in concentration when she's making lighter strokes.
My LDS General Conference predictions.
(This is so fun, i recommend it just for funsies to my mormon friends)