EL SUMMER – WEEK 2 of 12

The plan to keep the kids occupied this Summer and to keep their momma sane is working so far. Here are some pics and some info from our second week. This week’s theme was “FINE ARTS.” With the big event being a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (a whopping 1 mile from our house.) But, who says you have to go far to have fun and to learn a lot?

This week’s agenda: Art. Drawing. Artists. Inspiration. Create. And, Spanish words. Yes, we like Spanish. So, we’re learning some new words. 

We looked at masterpieces and we worked on our own inspired by our favorites. 

Here are our pieces inspired by Van Gogh. left to right from the top and clockwise: Bakri, age 7. Maddux, age 5. Leeland, age 21 months. Trinity, age 3.

 On Thursday, we went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. We have no pictures inside. However, we had a great time. They have activities at the Museum. So, we picked up backpacks and went on a scavenger hunt for art pieces. That was really fun. The kids enjoyed seeing everything and talking about it. We also sketched things that inspired us. We were all inspired by different things.

 We had lunch at Cafe Express inside the Museum after traveling through an underground tunnel. The tunnel was a highlight of our day.

We ended up spending about 5 hours at the Museum. It was a wonderful day. 

 The five of us on our way home…

 What’s a fine arts week without a superhero birthday party? Here are the Els celebrating with their superhero five year old cousin!

We needed another trip to the spray park to cool off…

We are so silly!

And, for our final project of Fine Arts week, we went to Michael’s. We bought a canvas and some paint and new brushes. My oldest son said to the others “We have to all agree on this.” “We are painting a “Starry Night”” I guess they all agreed, because we painted a painting for their dad’s father’s day gift inspired by “A Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. Here are some pictures of that process:

 And, we’re done. We hope daddy likes his present. The Els are sure proud of the work they did together. And, their momma is super proud of them. They shared, they learned, they tried, they created something together that I know their dad will cherish and display forever. At least I think he will. We had a great week. We learned a lot about art and we enjoyed learning together and being together.

 May you all have a blessed weekend. Soon we will start week 3! Happy Summer!

El Momma

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