In case you are one of the delightful people who read and comment on this blog, you'll be happy to know the comment feature has been fixed!
Since I can't really let that little piece of information serve as a stand-alone blog post, I'll share some pictures (all art-related).
First let me say that I am not creative. I can copy a project, but I can't come up with the idea for said project. My poor little brain just doesn't work that way. (I specifically remember being very young -- preschool or kindergarten-aged -- and being given a blank sheet of paper and box of crayons at daycare/school. I remember having no idea what to draw, so I copied off the little girl next to me, who was using only a black crayon to draw a sun, sky, ground, etc. I drew the exact same picture she drew, with a black crayon, and felt pretty accomplished. Thank goodness I shed those copy-cat tendencies, because they wouldn't have served me well as I advanced through school...)
Anyway, Sydney has, thankfully, inherited the creative skills from Chet's side of the family. The jury's still out on Lorelei; her creative future may involve black crayons. When we're inside, the house Sydney and Lorelei usually choose art to pass the time. Here are some current projects:
The girls filled balloons with these beads--so random, but so quiet in the house for 10 minutes!
Lorelei's favorite is drawing rainbows:
In case you were feeling impressed, this was the next day, spaced out in front of "Sesame Street." After I snapped this, Lorelei said, "This is hard." Me: "What's hard?" Lorelei: "Watching this show." Summer, you have done your job.