Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Princess and her Castle - Oh, and a Field Trip

My latest painting that my daughter specifically requested and named "The Princess and Her Castle." She said she had to have red hair, but brown eyes like her. Ashlyn loves red hair and has been saying that she wishes she had red hair, but she likes her brown eyes because they are "just like Daddy's." My girls are my biggest fans, no matter what I draw or paint, they think it's a masterpiece!

I finished the painting today while still recovering from the field trip with Ashlyn's Kindergarten class yesterday. Oh my, have things have changed! I used to think my parents sounded like such old fogies when they would say things like that, but now I'm the old fogy. It was all I could do to keep up. Myself and one other Mom were the only 2 parents from their class of 25 kids. All kindergarten classes from their school went to the ASI Gym and then to the park for lunch and play time. They put all of us parents to work at the gym helping to run the obstacle courses for a few hundred kindergarteners. I was wiped after that part, but then we had to go to the park! It was hot, and the kids were tired, and surprisingly not to disappointed when told that they wouldn't get to stay to long since it was so hot - that was until the teachers discovered the bus drivers all left without telling anyone! They got them back, and I was so glad just to get in my car with air conditioning and go home!! I will say that I was a little disappointed because I had to work the whole time and wasn't able to take hardly any pictures. I was able to snap just a couple that didn't turn out to well between groups in our course. The kids really had a wonderful time, and I know Ashlyn was more than ready to go to bed last night - I think it was just us "old fogies" that were the ones really wiped out! I am very thankful, though, that I am fortunate enough to be able to do these types of things with my girls.

I think I am off to bed, so everyone have a good holiday weekend if I don't post again in the next couple of days.


Heather said...

What a sweet painting! Its so wonderful that you have such devoted art lovers :)
I cant wait for field trips....It is too bad it was a 'working field trip' but I bet you slept good too!~

Blaiz said...

The painting is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy Kay said...

Thank you so much!

Shonna said...

She is adorable! Love, love, love her!-Shonna

Mare said...

What a lovely painting! :) mare

Fannie said...

Hi, Stacy! What a beautiful painting.

Sounds like you had an interesting field trip. What an adventure! You're building happy family memories--nice.

Get some rest and take care of yourself too.

Sharon said...

Well my eyes perk up when I find another Texas blogger so I have bookmarked you.
Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment.
It is so nice that your lovely princess tells a story. And is sounds like you have real live princesses too.