2.01.2010

Scenes from The Weekend



The weekend was lovely and busy and pretty delightful... (Right up until I crashed on Sunday with a not so lovely or delightful sinus infection, but that's no fun to post about, right?)

So I'll keep it to the fun stuff like family day at Audrey's ballet school...seriously what's sweeter than a slew of six-year old ballerinas. Then there was my dear friend Tiffany's birthday celebration Saturday night -- her hubby impeccably planned a "progressive evening" with drinks at one location, dinner at another (we arrived at the restaurant to a table laden with the most beautiful sushi ready for us to dig in) and finally dessert at the top of a swanky hotel overlooking the city. He even arranged transportation and group babysitting for all the kiddos. It was a perfect worry-free "grown-up" evening.

Sunday, while I was passed out on the couch nursing my illness (I know, I know, I promised we wouldn't talk about it), the girlies spent the day painting. Audrey helped finish up her class project for the upcoming school auction -- a little kindergarten cubism.

Hope your weekend was fantastic!




29 comments:

Joanna Goddard said...

such lovely ballerinas!!! hope you're feeling better. xo

nkp said...

Picasso has got nothin' on Audrey! Just saying. :0)

Feel better!

karey m. said...

artists in training...love.

Simply Grove said...

What a fun weekend!!! xx

Estelle said...

Are you kidding me with those little girls. So sweet. Just beyond words. That must have been a delight for you to watch.

Shayna said...

Your sweet little girl is so gorgeous in her ballet outfit! And what a talent...I love her painting. Hope you feel better real soon!

Susan Petersen said...

That painting is amazing and those ballerinas...simply adorable.

hope your feeling better..

NYGregor said...

I am working on my school's auction class project, too. Can you describe how this one was done? It looks really cool! Thanks!

kalanicut said...

Feel free to mention the sinus infection because then those of us who were sick AND up with a sick kiddo all night during the weekend will feel like we aren't alone and that we too will survive. :)

Simply Mel said...

Your weekends are always filled with such delight! Love the ballerinas!

nicole said...

kindergarten cubism...love it!

paula said...

what an artist she is. I can't wait for ellie to start ballet, so sweet. hope you are on the mends.

2 By Design said...

Such amazing art!! I think I drew hearts when I was that age. Ugh.

Joslyn said...

kalincut -- Oooh sick + a sick kiddo…that’s the worst! But if it makes you feel better, I still feel like crud.


NYGregor -- For the auction project, I showed the class a few different paintings and let them vote for the one they wanted to “recreate.” (They got to pick from Starry Night, Goldfish and Three Musicians.)

After they voted, we used our projector to trace the painting on the canvas with a sharpie and then the kids filled in the areas with paint. For some spots, we taped off where they needed to paint to keep things neat.

All in all pretty easy and fun!

nichole said...

I would have that first photo in a frame faster than you can say frame! I love the little pop of pink on the right side.

Oh please frame that!

You make me ache for a little girl. ACHE.

lynne said...

Joslyn, what gorgeous pictures of the ballerinas.

And, if you get an extra minute (I know, what such thing?!) would you mind emailing me about that incredible picture Audrey made?? I'm always looking for new art lessons and that is stunning!

Thanks!

Colleen said...

This is adorable!! Audrey is going to be an artist! Feel better! xo

chelsea said...

wow.. love the art project and how cute are the little ballerinas?? i am trying to get my niece to take lessons:) hope you are feeling better!

kate / tinywarbler said...

such cute little ballerinas and that painting is amazing- she did a great job!
feel better soon!

Engracia said...

Oh my how I wish I had a little girl. Hope you feel better soon.
Cheers
Engracia

Appetite for Conversation said...

Those ballerina pics are precious. My toddler and I just got home from her 3rd class ever. It's nice to see that the next stage will be just as adorable!

a pina colada said...

um.... that is some serious art work for kindergarten. I'm impressed! Hope you're feeling better. So fun meeting you at ALT!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So incredibly sweet....there is nothing sweeter. Your little ones are so darling hun. So sorry you aren't feeling well....but, so glad you had such an awesome grown up evening out. It sounds heavenly.
xo
Melis

Kim in the Cove said...

Call the Met!!! I need Audrey's painting framed and hanging in my foyer.

Ana said...

You have a talented cute bunch at home! love that Collage.

Elie's Papel said...

love the ballerinas... my niece is a ballerina as well and love to see her pics!!! ;)

casey said...

the painting is incredible. i love those color combos. you have a budding artist on your hands. watch out!
ps. hope you're feeling better.

Ellen said...

Lovely ballerinas! And what a fabulous idea for the "progressive dinner"!! Who doesn't love a worry-free night out! Hope you feel better soon!

Melissa said...

The ballerinas are so precious!!