5/11/08

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Spending time with our two sons and four grandkids this weekend made me a very happy mom. The four kids slept on the floor in the big bedroom at our younger son's home, and I got the bed. At 6:50 am, the seven year old and triplets, who are almost five, woke me up. For almost two hours, we sang songs, played games, and got ready for the day together. "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" was the song of the morning, and each one of the kids dramatically fell off the big bed at the appropriate time in the song. I know they sang it at least eight times in a row. (I wouldn't let them jump on the bed, though.)

This painting was done several years ago, and I have actually painted it at least seven times in different ways and am working on a eighth right now. I guess I'm a lot like our little grandkids because I like to repeat something that's fun to do, too. (For another painting done with this same subject, see the post on Dec 10, 2007.)

"MOTHER'S DAY AT NEW HOPE" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 15 x 22" COLLECTED

3 comments:

Dawn said...

I am glad you had a lovely weekend Sandy! love the painting too.

Sandy said...

Love that painting!! I wanna come look through that window.

Glad you got fun time with the kids (wow triplets)....

I had a fun time with three of my four grandkids over the weekend. Of course today I'm worn out from company.

Mineke Reinders said...

I can see why you want to paint this again and again, it's very appealing! I love doors and windows... This is very beautiful, Sandy.