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Art is - or at least used to be - a major focal point in our home.  Janene is an artist of immense natural talent, although she hasn't had the opportunity over the last couple of years to pursue her passion.  So it was with no small amount of joy the other day that we piled into the car to take a drive, and ended up at Ben Franklin in Monroe - where we all decided that Ben should pick out some art supplies, as he has been showing a lot of interest in doing some art projects.

Simple Chicken Stir Fry from The Weed Patch Simple Chicken Stir Fry from The Weed Patch

This is a VERY good thing.  Because he has to sit still, if nothing else.  Plus, it's fantastic mom and son time!  

So, we explored the store for a while, and came away with several new art supplies.  We piled back into the car and headed for home, with Ben jabbering a mile a minute about both his new purple balloon and his new art supplies.  He was literally begging us to let him play with them in the car... 

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He knows his colors and his shapes (at not quite four, it's amazing how many trapezoids he sees, followed closely by parallelgrams - this boy KNOWS his shapes!), and he was so excited to be able to paint a rainbow.  Followed by random acts of color.  And some glitter.  And a beautiful masterpiece was born....

Simple Chicken Stir Fry from The Weed Patch

Simple Chicken Stir Fry from The Weed Patch

 

What are some of your favorite activities to do with your kids?  
What kinds of arts are you passionate about?

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