Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#4. Color with Chalk {25 things to do before E turns 2}

We have done this twice already. And I have taken pictures both times. However, I have a feeling we will be doing this much much more and the "art" of those E drawings will show much improvement. Thus, there must be a part two.
As for part one, the pictures I will show today were taken on March 8th, 2012 {on her 16 month birthday}. It was 70 degrees out. Yes, I said 70 and sunny and perfect. With a bit of wind in there... so it made it just a little too breezy to just wear a shirt.
Plus, it almost blew me away. Or maybe just E.
At first, she was more into just carrying around the chalk. And throwing it. Then setting them down. And picking them back up. Over, and over, and over again. 
After a while though, she got into it. I showed her how I was drawing. Of course, I wrote "Elliana loves mama." Because she does. And shortly after, she copied me.
She obviously wasn't drawing pictures or art that will sell to millions.
But what she did draw was just as beautiful in my eyes. Gush. Mom moment.
So we spent a couple hours out there doing this.
And by the end? We had chalk on our faces. And mama dear was all sorts worn out.
From chasing the toddler around who, for whatever reason, just wanted to run down the drive away and away from me. 
And since this post was written... we have colored with chalk more times to count. And? We are getting better and better at it.

I'm sure there will be a part two in our future.


  1. oh how fun! I bet she had a great time. G is only a few months younger than E, but she still puts everything in her mouth. We have tried coloring, but not chalk. Fun!

  2. Looks like a fun time!!

    You dress little Miss E SO fricken cute!! I L-O-V-E her toms and that coat!!!! Where did you get her coat from?

  3. Love the pictures! Looks like E had so much fun!! Glad you got to mark something off of your list :)

    I really hope to make a 30 before 3 for my little CW.

  4. Awww, this looks like so much fun!

  5. We did this just yesterday! Mason was covered in chalk from head to toe. It was fun!

    I love these pictures of E. She's so adorable. And those Toms? I die!

  6. OHHH I LOVE this 25 things to do list!!! I'm gonna steal that idea! I have to post about it and mention you! Gracious - I'm so excited! Eeekkk! :) Thanks for the idea. :))

  7. i bet she loved it! great idea to keep a list like this!

  8. so sweet! i love her little TOMS! and the smudge of chalk on her cheek is to die for! my son is around your daughter's age and you've inspired me to do my own list of things to do before he turns two! thanks for the idea and i love your blog!

  9. So sweeet! I just love these pictures, you have some crazy talent behind the lens. Amazing!


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