Aaahh, the joys! The end of February is notoriously that time of year in our family.
The lure of the snow has totally worn off. The novelty of sledding and building snowmen has become a distant memory.
Yes, it’s February.
The end of February.
And it’s that time again.
The time when cabin fever has set in big time! Five little treasures are climbing the walls–they’re tired of being indoors, they have way too much energy, they’re longing for warm weather.
When it’s only twenty degrees outside, and it means yet another day indoors–my lovies come up with some pretty creative ideas to entertain themselves. Very creative.
I painted one wall in our kitchen with chalkboard paint. My kids love it. They have, however, come up with some rather unique ways to use the wall to it’s maximum potential.
Who said a chalkboard was only for drawing on?
It may start out that way…a little bit of finger painting.
Hannah-Claire, sit on the chair while I master the art of make-up artistry.
Come on, little brother, let’s make our sister look beautiful.
Go get some more color. We really want to make her look bright and cheery on this cold day.
That’s right…just a little more blue on her cheeks. Blue is definitely her color. So delightful on olive skin.
Perfect! Chalk make-up. Very glam.
Let’s do you next, Cade. Oh what a great idea–let’s paint on your face with a paint brush. Much more precision with a brush. Darn, mom said we could not use her real make-up brushes. Oh well, this will work just fine.
Blue and green go so well together, don’t you think?
A little bit of finger painting for extra effect.
And white. White is his color.
Phew–this make-up stuff makes a whole lot of concentration. How in the world does mom even do this every day? Praise God I’m a BOY!
Note to mother: haircuts, haircuts, haircuts!!!
Oh this is too much fun, this group effort painting.
The perfect way to pass a few hours on a wintery day. Very satisfying.
Are we the only ones with serious cabin fever?
Is it Spring YET? Oh please tell us it’s on the way very soon. Like yesterday!