As I got into my van, I was rewarded with this beautiful dandelion duct taped to my steering wheel. My sweet Jackson was sitting in the back with a huge smile one his face. I think my smile was bigger though. Precious boy. Made my day.
The Picasso exhibit was on display at the Seattle Art Museum and going to see it was all Kennedy wanted for Christmas. So under the tree she found a family membership and could hardly wait to get started using it. Great modern art greeted us as we walked in. She was immediately taken in by the cars hanging from the ceiling in the lobby.
While we weren't allowed to take photos in the Picasso exhibit, it was okay in the rest of the museum. Here are some of our favorites:
Kennedy liked this still life because rather than being a perfect display of fruit and flowers, it depicted a table in disarray, as though a feast was over and it was time to get started cleaning up.
We took a photo of this one because Kennedy was interested in trying this technique at home by creating a painting and then leaving it out in the rain for a while.
The title of this one was Mother. I might look a little like this to my children when I have one nerve left and they are standing on it.
This was a fun one of children playing with bubbles. Kennedy enjoyed seeing children from a different time period enjoying the same childlike activities that she does.
Did you know that Seattle Art Museum has an Andy Warhol? Kennedy recognized it right a way.
We were walking down the hallway, when Kennedy looked into the gallery and saw this painting. She commented that it looked like a Jackson Pollock. I told her that it wasn't likely, but we could go check it out anyway. Sure enough, it was a Jackson Pollock original. I didn't know that the S.A.M. had one of those either.
We took a lunch break at the market and then stopped by the Hammering Man outside the museum on the way back in.
It was a great day with my daughter. Her perspective on art is fun and fresh. I love that she appreciates so many different artistic mediums. We are both looking forward to our next visit back to the Museum.
Since Christmas is sandwiched between Michael (December 23) and Jackson's (December 26th) birthdays, it is much easier to celebrate at a different time. We had a super-fun morning at the local carousel where we rented the place for a couple of hours.
In lieu of gifts, the boys asked guest who were interested to give money to help the children who live and work in the dump in Ecuador. They were so excited to raise $303.60 to help!
We had plenty of donuts, coffee, and cocoa to keep us warm and full.
Santa stopped by for a visit. He handed out peppermint lollipops to the children and stayed for photos.
There were lots of laughs and giggles as the children took full advantage of two hours worth of free carousel rides. Though many might have been feeling ill by the end, only one actually tossed his donuts.
We had a great time celebrating our boys with family and friends. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the festivities with us. And a big thank you for the donations that were given to help the children who live in the dump. It was precious to see our boys get excited about
giving their birthday presents to help other children.