Thursday, January 27, 2011
A WEEKEND WITH FAMILY
This is our niece Claire. We just returned from spending a wonderful weekend with her and her mommy and daddy. It was incredibly cold but we were all snug, with our two pugs, wrapped tightly in a rug. Not really. It rhymed. But, we were snug and we did have the two pugs. We've been out of touch so it was an incredible time getting to know this little one. I brought my camera and took not one snap! Putz!
I had planned to paint this snap of Claire instead of the painting I did do of her with her baseball cap on backward. I mistakenly identified said cap as her dad's. It wasn't as she so gently informed me.
This lovely child with the ginger hair is quite the character. You know when you realize that small children know so much more than grown adults about certain subjects and they just say something that leaves you with your mouth agape? That happened. A lot. And, after one particularly insightful pearl, she launched into a perfectly pitched rendition of Happy Birthday.
Himself, now dubbed a very proud and adoring Uncle Tim and moi, heretofore known as Auntie Suzanne, the painter lady for art, had the most wonderful time. It was a very good thing to feel good with family again.
And the boys enjoyed the trip as well, although Blu gets car sick. Claire is a little unsure of the jumping Pugs but she really likes them. This is sounding a bit like "what I did on my vacation" so....
back to work!