Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, February 19, 2010

What do you do?

When you are "snowed in" and then you lose power for 16 hours? I use the words snowed in very loosely here. I mean, are you really snowed in when you only get 3 inches of snow??? Well, in South Carolina....that'd be a yes. At least for the night. So first we resorted to this....

The children became palates for Lizzie's creative juices. Not that face paint is her first choice of art supply.....or second! So how'd this make the short list of "activites for a snowy night"? I got one word for you.....Isabel.


After having a sweet little butterfly applied to her face, Claire requested a mustache and beard? Yep. 'Cause she's special that way, that's why.

Isabel morphed into a Dalmatian. You know Isabel....she goes for the big effect! No little cheeky picture for her face. No way. More is more......and the messier, the better.

And somehow? The boys got talked into sitting. They were given no choices. Just told to sit.

That is just a little too weird for words if you ask me. Apparently, it's from some movie?

Son, when are you going to learn not to trust her? She showcased you in dresses and tiaras when you were 4 years old. Did you think she'd be any less cruel now?? Did you? She's paying you back for all the times you tossed your pacifier into the back seat of the van and hit her square in the forehead!

Not Noah too!
I liked my mohawk idea better!

I have to hand it to them, they could care less what other's think. Shortly after this, the snow started coming down pretty hard and all the kids took off into the neighborhood to play. My boys? Did they hide in the house or run for the Noxzema? Nope. They took off into the night....looking like that! They played in the snow for about an hour before coming in. By then, they really looked creepy. They had blue and red paint running down their faces. Half on, half off!

Our usual Friday plans do involve electricity. Which was in short supply from about 9pm on! What ever did we do that night?

Played our new favorite game of course!
We had the best the semi darkness of candlelight!
Boys against Girls and Girls ROCKED!

I'm married to a goofball!
Paul accepted his first Academy Award for the night.

As did Lizzie.

In case you are feeling like you missed out. Enjoy these....ummmm....acceptance videos?

See what I have to live with!

Feel free to pity me.


The Source said...

TOO funny! The face paintings were wonderful! Lizzie did a terrific job! Love how their creepy eyeballs worked. But Isabel's dalamatian...that's my favorite!

Katie said...

Avatar! Good job Lizzie!