Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Storytime at the Mud Hut

This is something I have been wanting to do with Dakin for a long time. Not too far from our house there's a wonderful place called The Mud Hut (you may remember that's where we got our custom ceramic pumpkin for Dakin). They have storytime for the kiddos and do a painting project with it, and since I had a car today, we decided to go.

It was so much fun! I was worried Dakin wouldn't be interested in the story--though he LOVES to read--because there were cute little blonde girls around. No need to worry there--he was far too interested in the cars going by to even look at the girls.

We did have something of a technical diffiiculty, though. The fuse blew on the ventilator battery (though we didn't know it until later), and we had no power for the vent. So we had to bag him--he loves being bagged--but it worked out anyway. That's the blue thing attached to his neck, in case you were curious.


Once he realized how like coloring painting is, he was way into it. He got annoyed and yelled "mama!" when I took a few seconds to paint my tile.

He wouldn't keep his fingers out of the paint.
Here are our tiles, pre-firing. The colors will be much more intense after firing, and I wanted to wait until then to post, but I also wanted the memory to be fresh, so I decided on today. The one on the left is mine--the heart, though you can't see it, is made out of his two hands. We didn't get it quite perfect, hence the lopsidedness of the heart. Isn't his beautiful? He decided pink, red and purple weren't enough and wanted yellow, so he got it.

11 comments:

Colleen said...

What a fun time! You are an amazing Mom!

Stitch 'N Love said...

Looks like it was fun times for Dakin!

Amanda said...

What a great idea to use his hands to make the heart, I think that's very precious. I'm a big sap for stuff like that.

Dakin has quite the eye for color! I can't wait to see the end result after they're fired and vibrant :)

Kristy said...

Very pretty!

TMI Tara said...

I'm so glad you take Dakin to experience these fun things! You amaze me. His projects turned out adorable! I bet those get center stage on the fridge!!!

Junior said...

Looks like so much fun and the tiles turned out beautifully.

Kristen said...

He really is a little artist!

Dorie Howell said...

Make those memories momma, don't wait. Looks like he had a great time!

annalee said...

that is so neat!

Kase and Jules said...

You are such a good Mommy Devon. You do so many fun and awesome things with Dakin. You are amazing!! He is the curtest darn thing I have ever seen. Thx for the sweet comment on my blog ;)

Sara said...

Wow, Dakin is quite a little artist!! And ohmygoodness how sweet are the videos you posted?! Brought tears to my eyes to hear Dakin's voice after all these months of reading your blog :) Just precious! (And you've got a lovely singing voice, too!)
xoxox~