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Monday, September 29, 2008

Chalk Wars

So, this happened a while ago, but our backyard is still graced by the after effects of this battle. One afternoon, in a desperate attempt to get something done in the house, I gave the boys a bucket of fat chalk, escorted them to the backyard and took my leave with barely a backward glance. I knew what the consequences would be, but I was willing to accept them. Little did I know that a short while later, upon surveying the war efforts, I would discover this - two little painted Indians putting an end to war through art ... chalk art ... everywhere:

*click on storyboards to enlarge*






7 comments:

provobaileys said...

did he truly eat the chalk? that is great.

LeAnn said...

Oh my, eating the chalk. GAG!!!, The car looks beautiful though.

ScottnLisa said...

Ah hahahaha! I couldn't help laughing when I saw his little blue mouth. Why is it that kids will eat things like chalk but not peas? lol.

Alicia said...

Yuck I can't believe he would eat chalk, just the texture is nasty, I can't imagine the taste. Those are cute pictures though, and hey if they had fun that's all that matters.

Jacqui said...

I knew Soren and Jonathan and Anders and Katelyn were the same age, but I never would have guessed they'd be on the same wavelength! Especially with you guys in CA ... I swear those could have been pictures of my kids this summer, Katelyn being the chalk eater. The best part though, is when they discover the hose and make everything a chalky, WET mess!I love the pictures. How do you get such big pictures on your blog?

Jen said...

Oh dear . . . hilarious! Well, only kinda hilarious until you think of the mess that you had to clean up! Yikes! That's quite a blue mouth!

Lindsey said...

Ahh! The blue mouth pains me a little. Glad the boys had fun!