Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Art Classes

I have been teaching yoga classes at "Burn Studio" for almost 6 months(!) now, but recently I enrolled Kaden in a pre-school art class with Auburn.  
I didn't really know what to expect, but know how much Kaden loves his "projects".  When given the choice, he prefers to be inside drawing and can spend hours coloring & creating at the bar in the kitchen; I thought Auburn's art class would be right up his alley. 

The first time I dropped him off for the 1.5 hour class, the kids used glitter to decorate a tiny pumpkin and boasted on how "awesome" class was.  I figured he'd probably never use glitter in our house and it was money well spent. 

Kaden & Auburn... learning about colors and textures.

Christmas trees on canvas

 photo courtesy of Auburn...
Two weeks ago, they painted hearts for Valentine's Day.  
When I asked him about his heart, he told me that they used "warm colors" and it was "actually an abstract heart." 

When Ben picked up Kaden this past Monday, Kaden walked in the door with his mustache, told me that they talked about (Salvador) Dali & "surrealism" as he showed me his "melted clock".  
Hey... he is really learning!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Owen's Barber Shop Haircut

As much as we enjoy Owen's hair, it got a little out of control.  
Kaaren, who usually cuts it, even admitted that she wasn't sure what to do with it and that I might just take him to the barber shop. 
So we went to the Wolflin Barber Shop, where daddy usually gets his hair trimmed. 
Doing fairly well with a sucker in his mouth. 
Not too shabby!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Party

I love this: Kaden working hard on signing his name to every Valentine while Owen kept busy putting stickers on a paper.
On our trip to Target, Kaden picked out "Monster's University" Valentines, complete with character tattoos.  
The chocolate cookies that we made for Kaden's party. 
Party time!
Owen crashing Kaden's party and enjoying some cupCAKE!

Kaden with his valentine art project. V
From not being able to hold a pencil correctly in September to this... I cannot express how grateful I am for Ms. Gloria this year.  She is amazing!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mommy's helper

Kaden has turned into my little helper around the house.  
We have created a job chart and he is doing things around the house to earn a trip to the movies, a new puzzle, etc.  Kind of like allowance, and kind of just earning his keep around here.  Lord knows there's enough to do with 2 little boys running around every day.
Kaden posing for a picture

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fun With Daddy

This is what happens when it's too cold outside and everyone gets a bit stir-crazy.  
"Daddy, THROW ME on the bed!!" is what I heard one evening as I was getting home from class.
Schatzi completely unphased. 
Hard to see, but Kaden is wearing a Superman cape.