Last time the kids were over, Junah, holding a small container of white chalk, asked me where a chalkboard was... "Why do you have chalk if you don't have a chalkboard?"
Huh. Why do I??*
So I fixed that and ordered one forthwith, along with some colorful chalk and an eraser.
There was zero input from me about what to draw, and I plotzed when I saw Junah drawing my gnomes! He also drew a magnifying glass that Rusty had near his reading chair, and the giant "pea pod" at the top is actually the little red canoe on bottom left in the photo. I shared some of the photos with the fam yesterday and Kate said that it looks like Junah's gnomes are about to hop on a Viking ship!
Earlier, Ginny showed me a book of drawings that she made out of napkins... lots of hearts and rainbows, and windows! The sun is in the sky, and also the moon -- in a few different phases.
I love absolutely everything about this!
That's Ginny, Davy, and Malina in the first drawing. When I asked where Junah was, she ran off and then came back... "That's Junah... (giggling) with a beard!"
*Because it came with a set of autumn themed chalkboards that I used for decor in the Airbnbs. I do have a small slate, but it has a 4th of July drawing that my mother did... so that's not ever getting erased.
Oh, this all just warms my heart! I love to see kids immersing themselves in their drawings -- and these are so wonderful, Vicki! The joy in their faces! XOXOXO
Posted by: Kym | 04 April 2022 at 12:52 PM
I love all of the joy you captured, both in the faces and in their artwork!
Posted by: Carole | 04 April 2022 at 12:59 PM
What wonderful pictures they all drew- What a wonderful Granny for providing the media and time. Their smiles are evidence of their happiness.
Can you seal the board with your mom's pic? Maybe decoupage. it would be a shame to lose the pic she did.
Posted by: Robin | 04 April 2022 at 03:37 PM
Oh Vicki - what fun! Those kids are all so creative and HAPPY. Love to see their smiles and their art work.
Posted by: Vera | 04 April 2022 at 06:22 PM
I'm just excited he knows what a chalkboard IS!
Posted by: KSD | 04 April 2022 at 06:29 PM
I love all the kids' drawings and how happy they are to show them off (as they should be)! Tell them their art has been well-received and appreciated by a wide audience of your readers!
Posted by: Bonny | 04 April 2022 at 07:10 PM
I am never not amused by kids' drawings. They are always so creative and amusing! For all the technology out there, I don't think there's a better way for kids to play than to give them some materials and let them have at it.
Posted by: Sarah | 05 April 2022 at 06:34 AM
This is just incredible! Go you for getting that chalkboard... their drawings are just incredible! :)
Posted by: Kat | 05 April 2022 at 06:45 AM
oh my goodness. a chalkboard (and chalk!) ... what genius. and thank you for sharing the magic those kiddos made :-)
Posted by: Mary | 06 April 2022 at 04:54 PM