A perfect day for painting.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The weather here in Texas is crappy. There's no nice way to put it. There are 3 seasons. Hot, warm, and rain. Hot seems to last for about 10 out of 12 months. One month of warm, and one month of rain (which is warm also, so maybe that season should be called humid). Its really rare that we come across a decent day for going outside. Well, decent by my standards. I'm from the pacific northwest. I lived there all my life, up until about 3 years ago when I uprooted and followed my husband 1894.26 miles across country (geek quote from mapquest).

The other day it was perfect out. Cloudy. Breezy. Cool. Dry. ..."where are we", I asked myself? Without a shadow of a doubt, we grabbed the kids and went outside to play with freshly purchased sidewalk paints. Lets make a mess! Lets get covered from head to toe in hot pink splats (just how I like it!), and neon yellow speckles. We took off our shoes and let our feet get gritty in the driveway. We dipped the roller in the pan, put it to the pavement, and let our eyes light up with electric colors. Eleanore held her paint brush proudly as she painted her rainbow. Charlie, who keep in mind is only 10 weeks old, rolled up the sleeves to his romper and dove into his very first art project.

We're lucky to have found March 8th. And neon colored sidewalk paint.

9 comments:

Atom Kid March 10, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

Lucky, I wish we had Texas weather. It's been rain then snow and back to rain.
Your kids a really cute!

Needs Coffee To Live March 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

We're in New England...we're still waiting with the sidewalk paint on the shelf :-( It looks like you guys had a ton of fun!!!!! I love the artwork!

OliveStreetStudio March 10, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

I'm in NY, where it is cold and damp, but with peeks of the sun from behind the clouds! Looks lie you had a fun outdoor day! yay!

Amanda March 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

sorry, you aren't a true geek if you're using mapquest. Google WILL rule the world - starting with their awesome google maps. :P

i'm impressed - those kids are really very talented! you gestated the next van gogh! or at least an etsy top seller! :)

hot? i dont think i know the definition of hot. i DO however know the definitions of snow, sleet, slush and cold, if you were wondering.

Anonymous,  March 10, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

the pictures of your babies are beautiful!! i really do keep up with your family, i just don't always post. you look awesome too btw. and charlie is so cute!! i cant believe its been 2 months either! take care tia, talk to you soon!
Amanda (from across the street back in the day)

PamperingBeki March 13, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

These pictures are riduculously cute, Tia!

fly tie March 14, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

i've got the biggest smile on my face. those shots are great! love the second one. it could be in an add for the promotion of childbirth or something. lol!

yeah. weather in louisiana is just as crazy.

jenelisebeth March 26, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

What. Adorable. Pictures. Seriously. Those are so cute. Love your blog!

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