Thursday, January 26, 2012

My little artists

 When we got home from the
museum on Saturday, out came the 
paints and everybody got busy.
 Everyone had ideas about how to 
make theirs original and amazing.
 Summer did a 3-in-1 painting.
After it was completed, she cut
them apart and ended up with 
3 masterpieces.  :)
 Sydney wouldn't let us look at
her work in progress.  She 
created a 3D Modern Art piece
that is truly amazing.  She now
has it proudly displayed in her room.
 Ty was a big fan of landscape pieces at
the museum, especially snow scenes.
I was thrilled to see he attempted one
of his own.  He used silver paint for the
snow and I think it added a special touch.
Summer's hummingbird was pretty cool.
I think she had fun, and that's what
it was all about!  :0) 
In case you were wondering:
Yes, I did paint my own masterpiece,
but I didn't want you to ignore theirs
since mine was so good.  HaHa
It was so bad, I can't even show it!  :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Excursion Time!

 When I was growing up, my mom
would plan what she called 'Our Monthly
Excursion'.  We would pack a lunch, load 
up the car, and head to some exciting 
destination.  Zoos, Museums, Gardens...
you name it. Well, I like to copy my mother,
so we often head out on Excursions ourselves.
Today we hit up the YAM (Yellowstone Art
Museum) here in Billings.

 We got the silliness out of our system before
we entered the museum.  They have a HUGE 
cat sculpture out front that pooped out the
cutest boy ever.  Like I said, we were silly.
 Once inside, we carefully inspected each
piece to find our favorite.  We really liked this
one.  What's it called when they paint inside the
glass on the frame?  The red and white were
'relief painted' on the inside of the glass and
they stood out from the blue guy behind them.
It was titled, "Nerds" and boy, are we ever! :)
 It was a great way to get out of the
cold and admire other peoples talents.
Now, if I could only work on some of
my photography one of these days, I would
love to have a few hanging there.  They had
one photograph that was printed onto a piece
of copper.  It was beautiful and I'm going
to start investigating how to do that.
We loved this sculpture.  It won 
first place in our competition.
  Libby...can you see what's up top?
Make your elephant noise.  :0)  Bye for now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let us take you on an adventure!

The city is flat as can be, but our airport is high above us on the rim you can see in this picture.

Billings may be the largest city in the
state of Montana, but it can be a 
quiet retreat for many.  New fallen
snow leaves parks deserted.
This park is at the end of our little street.
 
 There's nothing like it when
you can leave the only tracks 
on a field of pure white.
 Ty felt like king of the world!
 Snow angels ruled on MLK Day!
 Check out that air!  Too bad he
landed in rock hard frozen sand
in the sandbox.  Summer dared
him to do it, not realizing he could
have broken both legs.
Not my tough guy.  He has bones 
of steel ***KNOCK ON WOOD***!
Nothing but more snow to come this whole
week.  We'll be trying to stay warm.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Toothless Ty

My little man has finally shed his shark teeth. :) Tooth Fairy is coming here tonight!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our favorite rides

Funny faces on some great rides.