Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Greg!

Greg is now 37 years young! We had a fun birthday weekend. After taking the children who were awake on a walk, he embarked on his yearly tradition of exploring the bookstore. After that we took the kids out for ice cream and went on a date that evening to see the movie "Tree of Life" (playing at the Galaxy in Cary) We really enjoyed it! It is definitely not your typical movie. There is hardly any dialogue in it but it leaves you with the desire to be better which is always good and inspiring. It also explores The Creation in an interesting way.







The kids and I had some messy fun making a painting for him for his birthday using the kids footprints and my handprints. They thought it was fun and gross to have their feet painted. They also really enjoyed getting permission to fib to dad about why their feet were stained blue. hehehe. Look closely in the center area for Liam's little feeties.











Greg's parents got him some concert tickets to see Death Cab for Cutie, who are awesome. We had a great time! Thank you! Check them out below:








9 comments:

Danae said...

I love the art work! I just might have to steal that idea. Did you use a canvas?

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KQ said...

I want to steal that idea too! So so awesome.

Heather McKeon said...

By the looks of it, I think Parker's feet might be as big as mine! Love it.

Heather said...

Thanks!!
Yes, a canvas that I painted black.

I know Heather! Parker is getting so big! He wears a 3 in boys.

The Mrs. said...

A 3???? Seriously? Yowza! He may have some basketball in his future ;)

I LOVE the art work! You're so creative!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG!!!!

Meredith said...

Oooh, I love that painting! I might copy it too. Very creative and well executed!

Laura Crenshaw Chabo said...

Me, 4! I wanna steal it, too! Soooooo adorable! Did you paint their feet different shades and such? How did you do it, exactly?

Heather said...

Laura, yes! First I painted a large canvas black. Then I painted a faint circle to get my bearings on the canvas. I used three shades of blue and added touches of white on their toes and the edges of the feet so they would stand out. I started with the biggest feet and worked my way in. The kids sat in a chair and I would take one of their feet at a time and press the canvas against it, then do the other foot etc. We made a giant mess as you can imagine, but it was fun. After all was said and done, I had to go over some little mess-ups with black paint to clean it up. I had to have the big kids help hold liam and I let him eat a marshmallow so he would hold still, LOL!!!