Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quiet Time, Painting and Braids

 A beautiful spring day called for outside quiet time.  See that spot in the middle of the hill?
 I'm not sure why she chose to sit on the dirt instead of the grass, but she enjoyed herself coloring and reading out there.
 Eli enjoyed playing on the top deck.
 His Lego towers.
 Cecily stretched out to color on the lower deck.
 Here's the whole view.  Ben and Cal were working on a painting project to paint and sell these bed frames.
 Speaking of painting, Ben got the girls and Elijah involved one day.  He asked if it was alright and then he made them all painting smocks out of garbage bags and played an excellent foreman as he wandered around instructing and overseeing them.
 They absolutely loved this task!  A rare treat.  I don't let them near paint very often.
 The girls requested recently that I braid their hair while it was wet so that it would be wavy all over. 
 It took a little time, but it was a fun thing to do.
 Here are the waves the next day.  :) 
Yep.  It turned out to be as much fun as we thought.  They loved having wavy hair.


JoAnn Asmussen said...

The wavy hair is REALLY fun!

Jennie and Julie said...

I like seeing your everyday life, it's a good way to post. Everything looks so peaceful in the photos, but I'm sure not so much in person! The painting project looked fun and productive, and the girls hair was really cute (both ways).

Peter Jones said...

Actually it was just as peaceful as it looked. Everyone was content for at least 45 minutes. It was photo-worthy!