A Toddler, An Infant and PAINT?!

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Seriously, what was I thinking?

I asked Ryan several times if he wanted to go with me to the fabric store and his response each time was “No.” It was in a very matter of fact tone of voice and he had no interest whatsoever.

But then I mentioned “Horton’s in the car” and he jumped up and looked at Jim and said “Bye daddy! I need my shoes on.” Yep, I had him with Horton again. I love that elephant! So off to the fabric store we went. And yes, we watched Horton Hears a Who AGAIN!

While walking around the store getting swatches for the new curtains and headboard I plan to make for the office slash spare bedroom (after it gets painted), we came across bird houses. I asked Ryan if he thought it would be a good idea to paint some new houses for the birds in our yard and he jumped up and down clapping “Yah! I paint bird houses!! Birdies need new home. Tweet tweet” And of course the “tweet tweet” was accompanied with a tilt of the head and flapping of the wings to demonstrate how a bird does it.

Ryan also insisted that Owen paint one too so after much thought into which birdhouses to get, he decided on the same one for both him and O-wee. We also picked up some wooden frogs to paint and display in the flower garden. He said the flowers needed something too. “Oh momma. Flowers need new frogs too” I’m assuming he didn’t want the flowers to be left out since the birds were getting new houses. I love a two year old mind!

Later in the afternoon after naps and much needed rest time (for mommy of course!) we decided to get the paint supplies out. Owen was amazed and in awe of how excited Ryan was. He just stared at him with a confused look on his face since he didn’t know what the fuss was all about.

Ryan of course was focused and concentrated on painting using all the various colors.
Owen dug right in, smeared the paint all over the house, the tray, his clothes and his face. He had a blast! I only stopped him when he wanted to smear it on his teeth and tongue. Otherwise, who cares! Let them have some fun!!
And the final products: birdhouses and flower garden frogs!

The next morning after they all dried we hung the houses in the tree and put the frogs by the flowers. Ryan was seriously so proud of himself and O-wee. He told me numerous times “O-wee and Ryan awesome! Good job O-wee!”

These are phrases that we say often to the boys and Ryan has now picked up on it and will be sure to acknowledge Owen, mommy and daddy with the phrases as well. Delta still will usually get the “Delta naughty” phrase, but Delta is working on being a better listener 🙂
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