Monday, September 03, 2007

Our Art Escapade

The Saturday before school began I took Sweet Pea to our local paint-your-own pottery studio, where she painted cat figurines for me and Slipshod, and I painted a butterfly-shaped trinket box for her. It took a full week for the place to finish with the firing and all, but we finally picked them up yesterday. Here they are, in their finished glory:

Sweet Pea is so into cats that she has books (given by her grandparents and others) that tell her more than she could sit still to learn right now, even about different breeds and how to show a cat at a cat show. Therefore, she has breed names running around in her head. She calls the big kitty figurine (above) on the left a "Russian Blue" - with polka dots, of course. ha ha! She painted that one for me. The other big one is a "Russian Green," and will be going to work with Slipshod to adorn his desk. She told me that she painted the teeny tiny kitty for The Bug, but I told her that The Bug can't play with it because it's small enough for The Bug to choke on. So that's what she's keeping in her butterfly trinket box. hee!

While we were at the studio painting the pottery Sweet Pea made lots of cute little comments about how it was nice that just she and I could get out, that she loves me (several times), and that she really likes doing fun things together, etc. It was nice just to be able to hang out with her alone. She also told me that she was adding "artist" to the list of things she wants to be when she grows up. The rest of the list (I feel like I have already posted this once or twice) is as follows: A cat sitter, a mom, and a basketball player. ha ha!
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dana said...

Those are so cute! I love them!

Stahl family said...

What a really fun way to spend time with Sweet Pea! And, you have awesome reminders!

Just read your post about the first day of school, too. So sweet and so sad at the same time! How have the hugs and kisses been since then?

Christina said...

Those are adorable, and she did a really good job painting them!

When Mira gets a little older, I hope to start taking each of the girls out on their own for some one-on-one time.

Karen Rani said...

One on one time is so much fun - I find I'm more relaxed when I have just one as well. Those are adorable! Sounds like you had a great time.