Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

A Couple of characters!

Yesterday, we went to a sport show at the DeVos place. I've never seen so many fishing lures in one place at one time, but we did have a good time! lol! We walked around the exhibits fairly quickly. The girls enjoyed seeing the live deer and baby bear and the 'sparkly' things being tied into flies.

We sat down to some cinnamon almonds while we waited for the highlight of the event...the jumping dogs (dogs who run down a dock and see how far they can jump in the water). Where we were sitting, there was a guy doing Charicatures for tips, so I had him draw the girls. These artists always have amazed me, but I have never had one done before. I think it turned out adorable!

New Paints

I was inspired by some friends blogs recently, to venture into the 'real' watercolor section of my local Hobby Lobby. Armed with Sage's $20 birthday money from Grandpa and Grandma and little to no wisdom about the product, I purchased a couple of things for the girls. I bought some watercolor paper, a kit with some brushes, mixing tray, pencils and tubes of paint and found a couple 8 color trays on clearance (these look very similar to the 'kiddie' ones I had been purchasing for the girls. Let me tell you though, they are nothing alike!

I gave each of the girls a piece of water color paper and let them use the 8 color trays. I can't believe the difference in paint quality! The paints we were using before were so hard to get any color from, we usually just ended up with a big watery mess. These take only a little water and produce some great colors! What fun!!

We all had a little fun creating our first watercolor 'art' and I can see us doing a lot more painting now! (Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for the Birthday money to spend on some new supplies!)

Time with a friend

Regan had her friend Eden over for the night last night. The girls have been friends for over 4 years already. They were nice enough to let me practice some of my photography skills on them. :)