Thursday, September 18, 2008

Channeling Julia & Pablo...

That would be Childs and Picasso...we're so on a first name basis, considering my child is apparently a medium through which their creativity and passion in their chosen fields is expressed with, to steal a line from Austin Powers, "what the French call a certain...I don't know what."

Little did I know what I picked the cupcake mix and frosting off of the grocery store shelves earlier this week that Thursday would bring such a flurry of artistic joie de vivre. But indeed, Ethan got his art on this afternoon. His chosen mediums? Chocolate, sprinkles and finger paints. But not all at once.

Shall we take a peek?

mmm, delish, mama.

If you try to take a bite, I cannot be held accountable for the wrath you will incur at my hands. Back off of mah cupcake, woman!

As if he's not sweet enough already! (ugh--insert phony yuk yuk here at my very bad attempt at sappy humor).

The discovery of the "sprinkles". Oooooh, you tiny little multi-colored sugar disks of delight....

Aaaaaaand, there's the sugar rush....

...which led to the chocolate-based self portrait and plaintive cries of "want to paint! want to paint!"

So we painted...

....a lot.....

...erm, maybe a bit too much? Ethan's canvas of choice? Himself.

Our final destination for the afternoon--bathies. Where I literally had to climb in with him to scrub the finger paint out of his hair. I'm sure you can guess that he was thrilled with that.

And in case you needed any, a little proof that he cleans up nice.

7 comments:

cicadalady said...

i love the photo series, those are some seriously cute pictures. the girls will love looking at them. we're going to attempt to make cupcakes tomorrow to bring to evie's soccer team on saturday. i'm sure noni will end up in a similar fashion...

Becca said...

Oh too funny!!! I love the mess they make with frosting. Charlie particularly likes the way it feels when you squeeze it through your fingers. Good times.

Sue said...

He just keeps getting cuter by the day!

The Parks Family said...

Ahhhh, the good life. Cupcakes and fingerpaints in the afternoon.

Great pictures!

Bonnie said...

Chocolate body paint! I love it. You're a brave woman. Mine are usually outside for finger painting.

Karen said...

Those eyes!!! They take up half his head!! He can have the cupcakes, I want to eat him up!!!

Amy said...

Hilarious with the paints! Looks like he had a great time.