Starting supplies (okay, yes, I really just wanted to take a picture of my favorite owl cup):
I found all these delightful little supplies in the $1 bin at Michael's. To surprise Sophie, I bought all of it in green. Her favourite colour (Valerie, are you reading?). To borrow Farrow & Ball's saying, "Any colour as long as it's green" ~ that would be Sophie's thought on color.
I love buttons and thought they looked so pretty in my little green dish. It also reminded me of Jennifer's post on her blog (which I LOVED!):
The artist's touch. In Sophie's world, MORE IS MORE. The exact opposite of her mother.Sophie's finished product. WAIT, where did that orange come from??? This tricky child went and snuck in some Crayola markers while I was busy working on my own art card. Hee hee. How about those MASSIVE glue globs under the buttons??? Also, please note the backwards "S" that she drew on the left hand side of the card. She was so proud to show that to me. I also think that's a backwards "R" in the middle (in green)....that most likely signifies her favorite friend, Rex. Aaawww....
Note to self: Help child to draw letters in the "not backwards" form.
* This is the short form of Stay-At-Home-Mom, a term that I loathe and despise. I'd go into all the reasons I hate this term (hate is not a strong enough word) but you don't have all day and I don't like making enemies. As my mother-in-law would say, "Zum kotzen" (a phrase that I've used pretty much daily since the first time I heard it, for all kinds of things ~ thanks, Cris). Every time I use SAHM, which is actually never, I think of Heather Armstrong's (of Dooce fame) interpretation of SAHM. I promised myself I would not use profanity on my blog (sometimes I have to sit on my hands) and I won't. So here's a disguised version. Sh*t A$$ H0 MotherF*cker. Yes, that's much, much better. Thanks, Heather! (My apologies to any prudes who might be reading!)