2.23.2009

Caution: Wet Paint!

* I just commented on Tracey's blog post, and I really like what I said...so I'm adding it to the front of today's blog...just a few hours after posting :)*

What's been on my mind a lot today is in 10 short weeks, I'll be a mother for the second and last time. It's hitting me hard today what all that means...as a woman, a wife, a mother...a person of this world.
That's not what I blogged about, though :) Just how my first child is so into the 'process' of everything...not the outcome. 'wonder what will happen if I paint my whole hand red...hmmm'


On our first non cold, wet or windy day Mia finally got to paint outside! She knows that if it's outdoor painting, pretty much anything goes...she gets to explore to the fullest and messiest. This day was no exception.

My only problem is that I can't pick my Best Shot! This has seriously been the hardest Monday for me...ever! They are all my 'best's' for one reason or another, but I'm going with the first one...but feel free to pick your own. If you go HERE, you'll see there are more that didn't make the cut, but came in sooo close!

It was a perfect afternoon....Mia got to paint, and I got to capture it all :)


My choice for Best Shot








For more colorful shots, go see Tracey at Mother May I


bsm

18 comments:

Stacy said...

Oh my goodness, look at that tub!! LOL!! Well, she certainly looks like she was having quite the good time painting herself. :) I love that second shot with the sun on her hair...she's so cute.

Joanna said...

I like the first shot as well. How great that she gets to experiment like that....No holding back! Man, that paint sure is RED though! :o)

Andrea said...

That is a LOT of paint! The proof is in the tub! LOL.

Sara Ballard said...

she looks like an easter egg in that tub! ha ha! so cute, love them ALL!!!

ELK said...

and a wonderful mom who encourages the painting and all that goes with it ...blessings ELK

Amy Jo said...

I love the last one in the tub. It took a moment for me to figure out what was going on, but it really completed the story! Nice shots!

Jen said...

Oh, you are one brave mama. I can see why you were not able to pick a favorite. They are all great.

Jamie said...

Ahhh I LOVE this! The bathtub of red water is the icing on the cake.

Megan said...

i agree -- what a great series! love the one where she is in the process of painting her hand -- what a look of concentration ;). looks like a fabulous afternoon!

kim said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That tub picture- oh man!

Hayley said...

I love your second photo. The determination in your little gir's face as she creates her masterpiece is priceless. Your series reminds me that for children play is their work and we should take a lesson from that--love what you do! Beautiful photos, Tanya!

Disordered Mom said...

I love the one in the bathtub with all the red water. It all looks like so much fun!

Leslie said...

I just love these, and it IS hard to choose a favorite! I'm partial to her bright-red hand and bath water, though. You do amazing things with color!

Christina said...

I sometimes wonder what our little ones will remember about their childhood twenty years from now...and I can only imagine an afternoon of TOTAL freedom and fun and exploration like this will last forever for Mia! how awesome! and wow, what a lot of RED!

Nikowa@KHA said...

WOW! You're SO brave giving her paint :)

NatureMama said...

I LOVE this sequence! I have a similar one on my Flickr site starting here, and we JUST did this again today with all three of my offspring, and I'm getting ready to process the pics and do a blog post about it. Great minds of Shutter Sisters think alike!

April said...

you take beautiful photographs!

Farmer Gal said...

Those are awesome... Love the contrast of the red against, well, everything else... Especially the one in the tub.

Congrats on the new baby! I have a seven month old, also my second child, and yes, it is profound.

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