My new great idea: I keep this table in the garage and bring it out whenever we need a place to do art. It's a lightweight wooden piece from IKEA. Perfect for messy crafts. A year ago, after the great sofa disaster, I decided that we would be a marker-free home. Now the boys can be safely creative. This summer, I plan on using this table for painting and play-doh as well. It has matching chairs, but I find that these folding yellow ones are easier to stash in the crowded, messy garage. Henry seems to think they are comfortable and they hold Liam in place fairly well. If he reaches down to the right or left, however, the entire chair will tip over. My little guy actually thinks this is funny. I am trying to prevent such mishaps by standing close to the artists and retrieving their media when it falls.
In other news, I recently started following another mom's blog. The single mother at My Little Slice of Mommie Heaven inspired me to start taking family self-portraits. Here's my first try. Well, actually 19th try. Gotta love digital cameras! My next goal is to snap a picture of Henry and me. Then (hopefully) all of us at once. It's not as easy as it looks, but it's important to me that my boys have photos of themselves with mom. Right now they have very few of these among the hunderds of snapshots in their albums. I'm always the one behind the camera. Having mom in the photo adds a whole new dimension to the memories I hope they carry into the future.