Sunday, March 25, 2012

friday faves :: in living color

so i was without internet access over the weekend...thus the delay in my friday faves post.  
our little fam was cold chillin' on a mini vaca to the lake...
this was the kids' first chance to tag along with daddy for one of his golf tournaments {or as lucy calls them - 'sleepovers with the golf team'}.  we watched a total of 6 holes of golf over the 3 days.  we have to keep our appearances to a minimum since some little people are still working on their 'golf whisper' voices and refraining from screaming fits in the middle of someone's back swing.  all in all they did well and didn't get us kicked out.
see...perfect angels...
lucy with coach cabbage's boys
the two daddy coaches were pretty tied up actually doing their jobs all weekend but the mamas and kiddos had plenty of time for leisure activities...
i wish i had a picture of our entire s.u.v. full of kids and pool gear pulling up to the valet at the ritz on saturday {where we were not staying, by the way}.  the dapper gentleman who greeted us asked if we were arriving for lunch to which both mommies replied - 'why of course' - with our most polite 'we belong here' expressions.  our cover was quickly blown when all five of our collective kids started yelling 'where's the pool?!?!' from the backseat.  luckily our sweet smiles and adorable little ones were irresistible and we were allowed to proceed {with caution}.  score!  this was the 2nd place we did NOT get kicked out of and we certainly made the most of the opportunity...
if you have the chance...go to the ritz-carlton at reynolds plantation...it was beautiful and relaxing and fun for kids.  even if you can't afford to actually spend the night...try to sneak in...we'd be happy to share our secrets.  like how to get a free ride around the property on a train... 
{you will be your little kids' hero if you can swing this!}
shhh...please don't tell on us.


anyway...all of this was fabulous but my real 'fave' of the week is my favorite new pastime {which i happened to have a chance to work on during our lake getaway}...


watercolors.

i know it's not amazing artwork but the act of painting it actually is amazing.  you should try it.  seriously.  just go buy a $3 pad of watercolor paper, an $8 set of watercolors {not the crayola kind...just the cheap ones in the craft store}, and spend a few more dollars on 3 or 4 different size brushes.  that's it.  then watch this whole new world unfurl before your very eyes.  here's the one i worked on over the weekend...a birthday gift for my little brother...
he's taught me this.
and the really cool thing is that i have a partner in crime...
he seriously cries when i have to take his paints away
 


go grab a brush...i'd love to see what you're creating...