Today has been a busy day. We were supposed to go to a play group, but my eye is bothering me so we stayed home. I am really glad we did because we have done all kinds of fun things today.
The weather has been just gorgeous so the little boys and I took the bikes into the front yard to ride on the driveway for an hour or so. Lincoln sure liked playing on a blanket in the grass. Jacy and Gabriel made some Mario Lego Stop Motion movies again. This seems to be one of the favorite activities lately.
After rest time, I found the inspiration to draw still life with the kids. I can’t even remember what made me think of it. Promise and I looked up the definition from Wiki:
A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).
Then we set up our still life. I think it turned out really cute. Promise liked that it had real and fake fruit and other non-fruity items.
Everyone said that it was a fun activity, except Israel who fussed from under the table. He’s been rather grumpy today. I taped everyone’s paper to the table so we’d all have a different perspective of our still life.
Our finished drawings. I really need to get different art supplies so we can try out more mediums than just plain crayons. We also read a couple of books afterwards that I had picked up from our last trip to the library: Chasing Degas by Eva Montanari and What Makes a Degas a Degas? by Richard Muhlberger.
Before I forget. Last night we had a game night. I found a Trivial Pursuit Jr game at the thrift store the other day. This was the first time we played it all together as a family…even Lincoln 😉 It was a lot of fun and some of the questions were hard for even mommy and daddy.
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