Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I like Arting

My oldest declares the above, "Mama, I like arting," while coloring with crayons. When asked what she did at school that day, she answers, "I arted." And after my visit with her teachers this morning for our getting-to-know-you sesh in her new classroom, she asked, "Was there a lot of arting stuff in there?" My little one, last night, followed the trend. When I asked him what he was doing, he answered, "I am a hard worker. I am arting."

So, last year I saw this brilliant idea to help deal with the massive amount of art projects that our children bring home from school, in addition to the masterpieces produced at home. Well, I have never used photoshop and we don't have much wall space. So, I came up with an alternative. Probably a bit lazier and a little pricier, but I think the kids will love it. (Hope to try the aforementioned idea next year...photoshop tutorial, anyone?)

I took photos of L's masterpieces throughout the year, kept a few in a folder for her to look at in the future, and secretly recycled the rest. (I know, I know. Terrible, but necessary.) Then, I created a book on Shutterfly for her, with a photo of her on her first day of school, 20 photos of her art, and a photo of her at the end of the year. The book is en route and I can't wait to see what she thinks!


  1. I LOVE this idea!! I will take a picture of Jacob on Tuesday for his first day of school in the 2 year old room. Thanks!!!

  2. You made a copy of the book for me, right? RIGHT?? xo Ea