Oct 16

Zeke’s Drawing

Zeke's Drawing

It was Grandmas birthday and 3 year old Zeke did a pretty good job drawing her a picture.

Sep 16

Chalk it Up

Harbor makes good use of the remaining light after his nap.

Oct 15

Did you see my picture?

Kingston came outside to show off his coloring and in no picture would he let us see his face. ūüėõ

Jul 15

Henna Baby

I couldn’t let this pregnancy pass by without a little henna art! Brandy came over on July 24th and drew this one. The boys kept asking what she was doing to my belly. I told them she was drawing on my belly with chocolate. ūüėČ


I think this is my favorite one so far!

May 15

Sometimes Coloring Is Exhausting

When life wears you out

May 15

Kingston’s Lunch Art 2014-2015

Every day throughout the school year I wanted Kingston to know I was thinking about him¬†while he was away, so I would surprise him with little 3″x4″ drawings and put them in¬†his lunchbox. To keep things simple I made them all the same size and tried to limit my time¬†to¬†just 5-10 minutes the night before as I packed what I could of his lunch. They¬†started as simple sharpie¬†drawings and over time I started¬†playing with¬†his supplies like¬†crayons or color pencils to color them in.

We were only a few days in to the year and his teachers and class helpers made a few comment about how much they loved the drawings and how Kingston LOVED them and would walk the drawings around to his classmates and even the class next door. Knowing he loved them so much I wanted to make sure I never forgot or never just skipped it even if I had no ideas. Imagining his smile as he cracked open the lunch box was a great motivator.

For ideas, I realized that every day is an adventure for the boys and it’s ALL¬†new and wanted to remind Kingston of what he was learning or experiencing like a¬†recent trip to the beach or a monster truck we built together. Each drawing was¬†my chance to say hi to him, so a lot of times there was character he knew waving to him or I would put him in the drawings.¬†A few times Kingston would make a special request for Dusty Crophopper, Frozen characters¬†or Elmo or something, but most of the time I just surprised him.

Here’s a sampling of some of my random lunch drawings for Kingston:

August 2014 Lunch Art

November 2014 Lunch Art

December 2014 Lunch Art


May 15

Kingston’s First Art Show

To raise money for Kingston’s preschool graduation his school held an art show and ice cream social on May 6th. Daddy had a meeting, so it was me and the boys along with Grandma and Grandpa Boothe, and Great-Grandma.

The ice cream social was first. Since the boys don’t eat dairy, Daddy made them some special ice cream (frozen banana blended with cold coconut cream) to bring and enjoy with everyone else. Kingston’s school BFF, Peyton, immediately greeted us and asked Kingston if he wanted to sit with him. Kingston said no which surprised us all and then we got in line to add toppings to our ice cream. By the time we were finished with that, he had changed his mind and asked if he could go sit with Peyton.

Two Grandmas, Z, K and I crammed around Peyton’s table with his family, while Grandpa ate nearby at a more roomy table. Kingston has been asking for a couple weeks now to invite Peyton over to play so this was the perfect chance to meet his mom and exchange numbers to arrange something in the future. K was too excited to be hanging with his friend to even eat more than 2 bites of his ice cream (it didn’t go to waste though, I put it back in the cooler and he was eager to eat it once we got home). Z on the other hand scarfed his right down.

Once dessert was over it was time to peruse the art. Each child had 3 pieces displayed and you could make a donation to purchase. All artwork would be displayed through the weekend and anything not purchased that night would be available for the church members to purchase on Sunday. Kingston told me a few days prior that his artwork was $50, that boy knows his artwork has value already. ūüėČ Time to get him selling his art on the streets and earning his keep! Grandpa purchased all three. Though not for the asking price. ;P

In a rare moment of cooperation, the artist let me take his picture next to his masterpieces and even smiled! Before running off with his friends. Then he showed Great Grandma his classroom and we headed home to bed.


Apr 15

Kingston’s April School Artwork

Mar 15

Kingston’s March School Artwork

Nov 14

Kingston’s November School Artwork

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