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Katie’s cute person

I love finding things like this.

Katie’s Pre-K artwork!

Oh jeez. I thought I had posted this a looong time ago… Better late than never!

I always wondered why she rarely brought home artwork…and then it all came home on the last day! It took me awhile to get the energy to take pictures of it all, but here they are.

Meet Wonder Woman!

We happened upon face painting while wasting time before my iFly flight. We wanted Owen to get one as well but he refused. 


Kids’ drawings to the rescue!

When you’re trying to use what you have but the presents are too wide for all 12 birthday bags you have…you have the kids decorate pics to glue on. #reducereuserecycle #littlekidswontcaretheyjustwantthepresents


A quick visit to Owen’s classroom. 

I needed to surreptitiously give his teacher his end-of-year book to sign so I made an excuse to pick him up. He was excited because they’ve been studying monarch butterflies and they are hatching some in class and he wanted to show me.

Other stuff from his classroom:

I want to be a better writer and good reader.

Owen’s group was responsible for showing the math concept of Regrouping columns.

Artwork projects in the hallway. I asked him what pieces he drew.

The corn, apples, and pumpkin section:

The horse (which Katie said did not look like a horse):

And this—which I’m not sure what it is, but he was upset that someone scribble-scrabbled on it.

He did the red ladybug on the far right.


It’s a chalk kind of morning. 


She’s really quite good at coloring. 


The picture I didn’t take, however, is what it looks like when she’s done…when ask the white space is colored in as well (usually with the same color so there was really no point in staying inside the lines). :)

Garden stone Christmas present

I finally decided to do this project today.


Of course, because it’s there. 


This is how the entire book was colored.

She apparently just likes to use one color at a time.

Painting ornaments 

We made salt dough ornaments at our friends house the other day and went back tonight to paint some of them.

Katie drew a Snorlax!

She came up and wanted to show me what she drew. I guessed immediately.


Painting snowmen at art night

I missed out on art night since I was in Michigan, so Tom had photo duty!! I had been looking forward to more ceramic ornaments, but this year they decided to do paintings!

Sitting with friends!

Owen’s on the left, Tom’s/Katie’s on the right.

And a photo from Heather:

And the finished projects:

I hate cleaning but I love finding these treasures. 


Katie drew this for our friends. 

Katie drew this a few days ago for our friends. We were going to run errands with them this morning so she remembered she drew it and ran and got it.

Can you tell which is the mom, which is the oldest boy, and which is the youngest boy? :)


Impressive upside down writing. 

I did the K and then she wanted to write the rest of her name. Which she did…upside down (the letters were right side up but she did them upside down). Impressive. 


Katie’s Oddish

Katie is a Pokémon addict. She knows all the characters and what they evolve to. She drew an Oddish last night. :)

This is what a real Oddish looks like:


Katie’s Whale

Complete with water coming out of the blowhole, eyes, and fins. 


A Katie-sized book and a Katie-craft!

We went to a new play group on base with friends. Katie loved the size of this book and the sticker craft (which had 3x as many stickers by the time she was done).


So, we had a potato penis in the house…

So I have loved this drawing of Katie’s potato people ever since she did it way back in February for Gramma Jean.


And I had thought a few times about turning it into a necklace but never did it. Until this month. So I Photoshopped the extra potato person out, changed it to black, and ended up with this:


And I looked at the drawing and saw that one ear wasn’t attached…so made sure to ask the artist about attaching the ear (she said yes, of course). But I didn’t look any farther than that. So when I got the necklace today I was excited. I took a picture of my new treasure.


Katie was excited at the surprise. And then I really looked at it. REALLY LOOKED AT IT.


What the hell? Why is that line there? She didn’t have a line on her potato person. I dug through my photo files to find it and ahhhh. A belly button. Which, when attached, had to have a line somewhere, right? So it laughingly got turned into a penis! 8O :lol: (Don’t tell me my mind is in the gutter—what did YOU think when you saw it? :p ) I wondered if the artist noticed or thought about it, or just assumed I was a wacky person and wanted to wear a potato penis on my neck. :)

So I asked Tom if he could snip it off and file it down (otherwise I’d have to go back to the Etsy artist with my tale of stupidity and hope she’d take pity on me) and he had it done within five minutes. (Gotta love a handy hubby with the right tools!)

So then I came up with this graphic to share. :)


But overall the necklace is wonderful and I’d totally order from SilverHandwriting again! I’d just double- and triple-check all the parts of the drawing!