Thursday, April 21, 2011

the colors of us

my bff natalie gave eden and charlotte some really wonderful books for Christmas.  she is one of the best gift givers of all times.  always special and meaningful and favorite.
one of the books was the colors of us by karen katz.  it's about a little girl named lena whose mother is an artist.  she and lena go all around town and notice the beautiful skin colors of all of their friends and neighbors.  then lena goes home and paints pictures of all of her friends...mixing up all sorts of colors of paint to match their skin tones.
I think I've read this book 3 times a day for the last week.
at the end of the book lena sits in her room painting surrounded by her painter's palette and "squeezy paints" as eden calls them.  this is one of eden's favorite pages.
yesterday, I told eden we could go and buy her very own painter's palette and squeezy paints at hobby lobby and she could hardly wait.
she and sister really got into pretending to be lena this afternoon.

and now our house smells like craft painted projects drying...and the curry cooking in my crock pot.  mmmmm.


Chassidy said...

I love that book! I read it earlier in the year to my students and we used the items from the book like toffee, peaches, etc. to discover our "color". The kids loved it and I love that it showed them how special and very unique we each are.

Sarah said...

oh man what a nice day sis. curry and crafty. perfect.

AtlantaMama said...

abby -- I see a lot of you in your sweet little one