Friday, February 13, 2009

Watercolor pencils and a mother/daughter date

Yesterday, we went to Michael's in search of "something new" to try. Mackenna asked the store employee where watercolors were- the lady looked at her, them up at me, and said, "Oh, Crayola?". "No, the "adult" ones", I had to specify. My two problems with this conversation? First, Mackenna asked the question, why did the employee dismiss her and address me? Second, why does everybody assume children need some watered down version of art supplies? Okay- enough ranting. We ended up deciding on watercolor pencils, something none of us have worked with before.

Here are our first attempts at using our new supplies....

On an entirely different subject.... Wednesday, Shaye and I checked out a local independent bookstore. It was cozy inside and it's small selection had Shaye asking tons of questions about small businesses. Great learning experience! Anyway, the owner has a few small tables tucked in a corner and serves drinks and baked goods to customers there. Shaye was mesmerized and wouldn't leave until I made a date with her to return some day soon and spend a quiet afternoon- sippin' tea, eating goodies, and reading- just me and her. I can't wait!

As you can see- Shaye doesn't go anywhere without a book in her hands anyway! Whatever you're doing this Valentine's weekend - have a great time!


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