Monday, July 2, 2012

2nd Day of Summer

As Carson and I were sitting on the front steps drawing 'green moss' with tree leaves and bark chips on the sidewalk, we decided that it would be fun to paint a big, huge flag in the driveway for the Fourth of July.  We have some hard could it be?

First thing in the morning, still in our pajamas, we got started.  It was supposed to be around 100 degrees today, but we get nice morning shade until about noon in the front.  No time to waste!!

We mapped out the stripes with chalk and got to work.  One small stripe took 2 big pieces of chalk...and the red was very pink.  We needed to get some paint...quickly, while the driveway is still shaded!

We recruited some very helpful neighbors (also still in pajamas!).
Carter got tired of the jumparoo and decided to help by scooting around.  Aren't those chubby thighs even more delicious covered in BLUE?!?!

He started to get cranky so I decided to put him down for a nap before we hit Hobby Lobby for paint.  There goes the shade. Oh well.

3 bottles of red, 3 bottles of white, ONE bottle of blue?  Ugh!  One more trip to Hobby Lobby...after the baby's afternoon nap! 

  So we had a little break with snow cones.

Finally, we finished!  Nevermind the tire tracks from the 2nd paint run!

I thought about cutting a sponge in a star shape, but since I couldn't find a sponge, we decided all the helping hands could fill in as stars.  I thought it turned out super cute!

Happy Fourth of July!!  I hope the rest of our Summer Days can be as fun and fulfilling as this one!


Mom said...

What can I say that I haven't already said. WELL DONE!

Piper said...

LOVE IT! All of it! So much!!

Mindy said...

I LOVE the chalk idea! SO CUTE!

Mindy said...

Ok so I meant paint not chalk. I guess I should read the whole blog before I comment on your creative skills!