Monday, February 21, 2011

joy of love (staying in)

Staying in 1

Well we're pretty much experts in the 'staying in'
department, since we live in the frozen tundra.
We make the best of it...because we don't have much of a choice.
Our Wii gets a good workout with both littles.
Will loves his Lightning McQueen game
but the current fav for both is 'Lets Dance Kids.'
Will adds a few signature moves of his own every time
they play.

Staying in 2
Besides our daily arts and crafts time for Grace,
both kids love imaginative play, Grace reads to Will, they make up puppet shows,
play Barbies (yes Will does too), and
race around our basement that has plenty of open space and a small trampoline to jump on.

Even though we got another blast of Winter today, I can tell Spring is coming
...our daylight is lasting longer. :)
Staying in 3

Grace's beautiful art set was a Christmas gift from her Grandma.
As I remember it was purchased at the Art Institute of Chicago's museum shop.
I don't see it in their online catalog presently.

joy of love

joy of love - staying in.

10 kind words:

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

so first question is. Is that you in Grace's very detailed picture? She is quite the little artist!

secondly, you must let me know where you got that art kit. It is beautiful and would be perfect for Rory for her birthday.

And, I can never/ever get enough of William, that cute face of his and how you capture it!


Robin said...

We can totally relate to this little post! I am SO ready for spring ... if the snow would just stop ;) Looks like you guys are having a great time & Grace is a pretty good little artist.

xoxo Robin

carolinagirl said...

That art kit is amazing! I know some littles who would LOVE that!

Jill - FNA Photography said...

great shots gail!

love the new header photos!

xoxo jill

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

What a fun, fun art set!! I feel the same way here about the frozen tundra. I am so happy we missed the snow this time though, sorry for you guys though...
The depth of field on Grace is astounding!!! Great capture and what a great artist you have on your hands.

Sharon said...

Our Wii is currently getting a workout right now. And yes, even though I'm quite cold again, the days are getting longer and I just love that!

Lori said...

Sounds like some GREAT indoor fun!! I'd love to see Will's move! lol
These pictures are all so great, especially love the paints one and the one of Will concentrating on DS(?)
And yes, Spring is coming!! :)

Love Letters To China said...

I love how you captured the theme for the day. Will looks so determined in the photo with his DS. Liam was playing with Natalie's yesterday (she wasn't home). I think he's going to be a pro at it before her.

My favorite is of Grace drawing. Love her in the background and the lovely colors of her art supplies. Love it!!! You certainly have a budding artist in your home.


Sharon Ankerich said...

What a beautiful inside life!!! Your children are gorgeous!!! EK is always working at her art table and teaching SJ to do the same. SO thankful to hear Will plays Barbies!!! :) LOVE your photos!!! They are both so beautiful!!!!!!

Wanda said...

Oh my - what a beautiful art set (I'm a little envious myself, hehe). We got one for Dahlia this Christmas but not so elaborate. Grace's looks great.

I love that she does arts and crafts everyday. And your basement sounds like a wonderland. Perfect for spending so much of the year indoors.

You're right - days are getting longer. Spring will come.....eventually.

Stay warm!!

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