What’s the Story? Painting

toddler paintingThe first week I joined up to What’s the Story I talked about my favourite picture of all 3 boys, which is the one on my blog header. Today I want to tell you all about this one, which is a quite similar but much earlier picture. You might recognise this as I have made my blog Facebook profile picture out of this.

This picture is of Mr Z some time just before his 2nd birthday. This is the first picture I have of any of the children doing painting in the garden, and it was the first time I gave Mr Z a real canvas to paint on (which reminds me I should go and buy some more for them all to paint on!)

We would have been out at playgroups in the morning then Mr Z used to fall asleep in the buggy on the way home (and Mr T who was about 6 months at that time, he loved his sleep as a baby). When they were sleeping I put all the canvas, paints and sponges out ready in the garden – but I remember Mr Z taking soo long to wake up on that day!

Unless we were out at a group, I used to do crafts like painting or sticking every afternoon at home with Mr Z while Mr T normally had a nap – because they are quite close together in age and I didn’t want him to miss out on one to one time and attention, doing craft activities together was a great way to make sure he got all that.

He made some great pictures. Unfortunately I don’t have the canvas in the picture anymore, even though it was his first one – we have moved house two times since then and it must have got lost somewhere along the way.

From the same day, this is another of my favourite toddler pics of Mr Z – because the look on his face is just so cute and hilarious πŸ˜€

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21 thoughts on “What’s the Story? Painting”

  1. Lovely post, I think it’s important for kids to get messy when it comes to crafts, they love it too! I’ve suffered with OCD and struggled a bit at first with the weaning process and the mess that comes with it but now I can’t wait for the painting sessions πŸ™‚ x

  2. It’s nice to see you trying activities with both your kids and given them individual Mummy time, I find it so hard, there is 13 months between my 2. I did spend most of arts and craft time with my eldest, my youngest just turned 1 now, so she joins in and we all do it together. I feel better now that we can all do the activities together. The thing is my eldest never naps so shes always there and I cannot spend any individual time with my youngest. But we do a lot of activities together as a family. My eldest didnt want to breastfeed but my youngest still does so I consider this quality time with her πŸ™‚ now that i started working we do not do as many activities as we used to i proper enjoyed our messy play …:(

    • I find it harder when I’m doing with all the kids at once in a way, cos then its more crowd control whereas one by one you actually get to have a little go at painting or craft or whatever your self lol πŸ˜€

  3. I absolutely love the second pic of Mr Z! His expressions is priceless! It’s like he’s saying “I haven’t done anything” lol! Amazing you actually caught it on camera! Love it! <3


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