We had a play date planned at the beach on base today, but it got rained out, so our group of 13 ended up at Chick Fil A instead! Nobody was sad about that... =)
The big kids
Caleb initiated this photo - he leaned into Nora Jane and said, "Cheese!" =)
Bek and Josh
I Love these two! Caleb sharing his drink with Alaina
You may remember way back when, I pulled this canvas out of someone's trash..
Not a great picture, but a good sized canvas!
The kids were happy to help paint over it!
In it's new turquoise coat...
it starred on my Summer Mantel,
was featured at Melissa's birthday party,
...and was the backdrop for our "random things" Christmas tree on my Christmas mantel
After that, I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I decided to let the kids paint it. Knowing that they wouldn't likely be happy creating one picture together, I divided it into sections for them to paint in.
They each got every other section
Back in January, when they started on it
...adding some color.
It was mostly finished, and then it sat.... for (ahem!) six months, until yesterday...
Putting the finishing touches on
I LOVE this tiger, wolf (howling) and rabbit that Keenan made! =)
All done! It will likely hang in the toy room (and possibly be featured on our next mantel which will have an artwork theme)
...and then someday we'll probably paint over it again and start all over!