Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Artwork & A Teacher Gift

Sweet little Carter is an artist.
He is constantly drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, creating.
Ms. Levy is his teacher.
I love that her loves her.
He told me that his teacher taught him how to make a butterfly.
Yes, she did!
Sometimes he makes a little something for me.
Priceless.
Carter's portrait of an airplane.
Love it, although it kind of looks like the guy in the back has a gun in his hand.
He assured me he was just knocking on the bathroom door.
Thank goodness.
I've begun framing his artwork.
He loves it.
Cheap $5.00 matted frames from Walmart made him so happy.
That makes me happy.
I did the same with my other budding artist's work.
I love his creativity!
Preston's gallery.
His frames came from IKEA.
They're so proud of their work, and so am I!

On another note, the boys' teacher gifts have been bought.
I was going to make something for them,
but I found these chalkboard signs at Frisco Mercantile...shocker...and knew they were perfect.
I changed out the bow they came with,
wrote "Merry Christmas" on them with a chalkboard marker
and had the boys write their names on the back.
When I was a teacher, I loved when students did that for me.
That way I could remember who the gift came from years later.
The gingerbread man has a magnet on the back,
so you can remove it and replace with one fitting the occasion.
A cake for a birthday, a pumpkin for Halloween, a firecracker for the 4th of July.
Super cute.
I hope they like them!

Happy Thursday, friends!

12 comments:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Cute stuff - I would like one those chalkboard stands for my house.

Dee Stephens said...

I'm with Cindy! I want a chalkboard sign for my house! Love that you frame the artwork. Does that hang in their rooms?

The Soladay Family said...

Yes, they're hanging in their rooms. =)

If the shoe FITZ said...

I NEED to make a trip to this mercantile place you keep speaking of! Love it!

The Lenzers said...

what great gifts! I also frame my boys artwork and we have a string hung across a wall in the playroom where I pin up others. At their young age, they come home with stuff every day

The Rand's said...

cute teacher gift.

i hang my girls' art work, too. kids like to see their stuff up. $5 frames are the best!

starnes family said...

Love hanging kids' artwork. These look professional!

OMG. Dying over the gun comment. It so does!

Sara said...

Fitz - you and I need to go over and meet Alice one day. For real. If I hear about one more thing coming from Frisco Mercantile, I'm gonna go crazy!!!

On another note - the boys artwork is awesome! So cute. Great way to display it too!

Love the chalkboards too!

Lindalou said...

I have some of my children's art framed, but I didn't get the idea until late in their school careers. But it is still my favorite wall in my house.

Now I need to do it for the grandkids.

barlowfamily.blogspot.com said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes!! Im glad Carter loves his teacher.....I love his teacher too! She is my big sister!!! Love your blog and of course Tatertots and jello!!

debbi said...

love the chalkboards. i too would love to visit Frisco Mercantile? Is it in Frisco, tx?

i found your blog thru TJ...you have an adorable family. the noel tutorial is fab...tfs...debi

The Soladay Family said...

Barlow Family: Carter absolutely loves Mrs. Levy!! So do I! Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Artwork & A Teacher Gift

Sweet little Carter is an artist.
He is constantly drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, creating.
Ms. Levy is his teacher.
I love that her loves her.
He told me that his teacher taught him how to make a butterfly.
Yes, she did!
Sometimes he makes a little something for me.
Priceless.
Carter's portrait of an airplane.
Love it, although it kind of looks like the guy in the back has a gun in his hand.
He assured me he was just knocking on the bathroom door.
Thank goodness.
I've begun framing his artwork.
He loves it.
Cheap $5.00 matted frames from Walmart made him so happy.
That makes me happy.
I did the same with my other budding artist's work.
I love his creativity!
Preston's gallery.
His frames came from IKEA.
They're so proud of their work, and so am I!

On another note, the boys' teacher gifts have been bought.
I was going to make something for them,
but I found these chalkboard signs at Frisco Mercantile...shocker...and knew they were perfect.
I changed out the bow they came with,
wrote "Merry Christmas" on them with a chalkboard marker
and had the boys write their names on the back.
When I was a teacher, I loved when students did that for me.
That way I could remember who the gift came from years later.
The gingerbread man has a magnet on the back,
so you can remove it and replace with one fitting the occasion.
A cake for a birthday, a pumpkin for Halloween, a firecracker for the 4th of July.
Super cute.
I hope they like them!

Happy Thursday, friends!

12 comments:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Cute stuff - I would like one those chalkboard stands for my house.

Dee Stephens said...

I'm with Cindy! I want a chalkboard sign for my house! Love that you frame the artwork. Does that hang in their rooms?

The Soladay Family said...

Yes, they're hanging in their rooms. =)

If the shoe FITZ said...

I NEED to make a trip to this mercantile place you keep speaking of! Love it!

The Lenzers said...

what great gifts! I also frame my boys artwork and we have a string hung across a wall in the playroom where I pin up others. At their young age, they come home with stuff every day

The Rand's said...

cute teacher gift.

i hang my girls' art work, too. kids like to see their stuff up. $5 frames are the best!

starnes family said...

Love hanging kids' artwork. These look professional!

OMG. Dying over the gun comment. It so does!

Sara said...

Fitz - you and I need to go over and meet Alice one day. For real. If I hear about one more thing coming from Frisco Mercantile, I'm gonna go crazy!!!

On another note - the boys artwork is awesome! So cute. Great way to display it too!

Love the chalkboards too!

Lindalou said...

I have some of my children's art framed, but I didn't get the idea until late in their school careers. But it is still my favorite wall in my house.

Now I need to do it for the grandkids.

barlowfamily.blogspot.com said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes!! Im glad Carter loves his teacher.....I love his teacher too! She is my big sister!!! Love your blog and of course Tatertots and jello!!

debbi said...

love the chalkboards. i too would love to visit Frisco Mercantile? Is it in Frisco, tx?

i found your blog thru TJ...you have an adorable family. the noel tutorial is fab...tfs...debi

The Soladay Family said...

Barlow Family: Carter absolutely loves Mrs. Levy!! So do I! Thanks for stopping by!