Friday, November 21, 2008

Micalyn's Fairies

Last night, Micalyn won an "Excellence" award at her school's Reflections Contest Award Ceremony. She had submitted a painting of a fairy which she titled "With Outstretched Wings" (the theme for Reflections this year was "WOW"). After receiving a request from a friend, I have posted the fairy paintings that Micalyn has made over the past year. One day, she just sat down and painted one and I was so surprised! She has never had an art class in her life. Once she saw how much I liked the first one, she made a few more. She loves painting them, mixing the colors, giving a sense of movement to them. These are all free-hand with no pencil sketching first. I know I sound like a typical "bragging mom" --- but in this case, I just can't help it. I hope these fairies bring a smile to the face of anyone who takes the time to look at them.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween 2008 was a TREAT as always! Parker continued his true-blue devotion to the U.S. military by dressing as an official U.S. Army enlistee. Micalyn thought she'd give the military a try, too. Her "Major Flirt" costume is probably as close to the real military as she'll ever get.
In true Jocelyn form, she wanted to be a princess again this year. She proudly wore the tiara of the "Diamond Castle Princess".