Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Airplanes, Babies, and Comfy Corners

Deep breath in. Long exhale. ahhhhhhh. Summer. It feels good, doesn't it? We are in the midst of another heat wave. Last night I made the most of it by going for a solitary dip in the lake after dark. A massive blood-red moon was just rising behind the mountains. It was a gorgeous night. Have you ever gone swimming in the dark? It is beautiful, though slightly unnerving as you can't see the bottom. Then I start to picture a giant sturgeon brushing past my leg and you should see how fast I can get out of the water.
Last weekend we went to the Vanderhoof International Air Show. My husband has been so excited to take Kesten to see it, since Kesten loves to point out every plane and helicopter he hears. And he had a blast! Although he loved the parked planes more than the flying ones. At the beginning of the show, a clown gave Kesten a foam plane and he held onto that thing throughout the rest of the day. In his car seat on the way home he sleepily said, "Plane. Thank-you, Clown." Awww

 This little girl turned 3 months-old yesterday! Cedar Baby, where has time gone?!
 Here she is screaming at me for making her do tummy time. But she figured out how to roll over tonight, so now she can get out of it whenever she wants!
I've been experimenting a bit with painting during nap times lately. I've been trying out watercolours again and the other day I did a Ted Harrison style painting of our old church on the lake. I remember having to do Ted Harrison style paintings in school as a child and it was fun to do it again as an adult. 
 And finally, our family is coming to visit us tomorrow, so the house is *pretty* clean, which is nice for a change! Here are some favourite little corners:
 A place to paint and draw.
Well, that's it for now. Have a wonderful week and weekend! I know I will!


  1. Great pics keeping up with your family. Cedar is so cute! Kesten too..
    Ted Harrison would be proud of your church, you've got the colours just right. He's one of my favourite artists. Have a great weekend. We've got rain - first time in a long time..

  2. Wow - always such great posts Kris. So sweet that Kesten rec'd that plane and that your boys had a great time at the show. I remember when my step-son was so into planes. Cedar just gets more beautiful everyday, what a beautiful little girl. I love your painting, what a great job. Your house is lovely too


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