Friday, August 19, 2011

Things Took a Drastic Turn...

And the scene unfolds as follows...

I invited ourselves over to Amy's for a lovely BBQ dinner because they have a sweet backyard and it was a warm and sunny day today. Amy and I are seated comfortably in the backyard sipping cool drinks and the children are gleefully playing with the outdoor toys. Amy ignorantly dreams up a fun craft project for the innocent looking 2 year olds -- "painting with your feet mural". The children are stripped down to their underwear and the games begin. Bennett goes along with the plan -- dipping his feet and hands into the paint and appropriately participates in the art project. Maeve almost instantaneously decides its a body paint opportunity. Bennett decides that looks like fun too, and then we have two very decorated toddlers laughing and giggling in the backyard. Clearly, belly prints were the next logical addition to the mural --


And then we lost all control, as evidenced by the following:


Poor Baby Clara... innocently enjoying her post nap lounge on the blanket when she was assaulted by her friend, Maeve. It all happened in slow motion... "Noooooooo", which equated to hysterics by the artists. All I know is that I came home with paint in my hair, on my face, arms, and a newly decorated shirt on the back. Amy faired only marginally better....

And, we haven't laughed quite this hard in a long time.

2 comments:

Karla said...

LOVE IT!

Sarah said...

Hilarious! Too funny, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time either. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to come back and play with you and your crazy kids.