Painting With Papa

So – school was cancelled and we have our littlest granddaughter for an a couple of days.  I listed some ideas we could do on a cold winter day.

What To Do On a Cold Winter Day

Well baby it is cold outside!

Right now at 6:00 pm it is -7 with a windchill of -34.

What a shame we cannot go outside because we have lots of snow and could build a great snowman.

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We have played games, watched some videos on the Bible.  These videos are made for kids and she is loving them and learning a lot about what is in the Bible.

This afternoon I think was the best fun for her when her Papa sat down and gave her a painting lesson as they painted a bird house.

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Her papa used to paint years ago.  As he became a pastor he laid that talent aside.  Even in retirement he kept saying he was going to start painting again but his large hosta garden kept him busy in the summer and somehow he never seemed to get motivated in the winter.

Moving to Michigan he has renewed his interest in painting.  I think just moving to a totally new environment, having to adjust to everything new may have caused him to return to his love of painting.

Whatever it was I’m glad to see his renewed interest in art.

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And now he is teaching our little granddaughter how to mix paint to create new colors, how to use palette for the paints and even how to hold her paint brush and make the right strokes for the best effect.

So neat to see her really interested in this.

Who knows?  Start with bird houses – what next?

And she is excited because after supper we are going to watch a show she loves – Wheel of Fortune.  At just 7 she already loves word games.

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So – let it snow!  We are building memories inside!

11 thoughts on “Painting With Papa

  1. I love this! I need to come paint a birdhouse with Papa sometime. I just got done playing my guitar and singing harmonies with my daughter…I too love days in which we are “stuck” inside!

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  2. What great fun for all three of you! Thank goodness you moved close enough that your children have your help! Are the Bible stories the once from CCC, by chance? (I can’t remember what the Cs stand for.) We have a bunch of those. My kids love them.

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    • The videos as from Jellyfish Labs created by the man who made Veggie Tales. I like them because they do not just tell some Bible stories but the series go through each book from Genesis to Revelations and in the process she will get a complete understanding of the structure and message of the Bible .

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