Monday, February 25, 2013

Dapper little men


Maddox wanted a fancy picnic.  Maddox also wants to make craft projects out of the Costco sample cups.  He wants to save the die cut stars from the Scout Blue and Gold Banquet to make a bedside mural.  He wants to make hats out of the paper snack bowls in primary.  He wants to make masks out of the Zoo Pal paper plates.  He wants to make boats out of Easy Mac cups.  He wants to make a project out of all the kid's Valentine cards. He wants to make flags out of take-out straws. He hangs toilet paper on the fridge for Valentine decorations because it has a heart print on it. He makes scarecrows out of hotdogs and corn holders. He has to make a miniature version of anything we're baking. He wants to make a birthday party hat atleast bi-weekly. He wants to make a snake out of a paper towel roll and be a traveling snake charmer that plays the maracas.  His life is one big craft project.  And I love seeing his little mind at work.  So when Maddox wanted a fancy picnic, a fancy picnic he got.  I dozed in the sun on the patio chair while he got everything set up.  Double neckwear? Check. Silverware? Check. Napkins folded in triangles? Check. Sandwiches cut into perfect little squares? Check. Ryder was a somewhat willing participant.  He mostly liked just sticking the knife through the slots on the picnic table.  But he did look rather charming in his bowtie/necktie combo too.  I'm really going to miss this stage.  I hope I never forget his example of finding joy in the simple and beauty in the mundane. The world is his canvas and he Picasso.




8 comments:

Janessa said...

Daper indeed! I love the double neckwear! He is such an adorable and creative tyke! You are such a great mom to go along with his big plans! He and Ryder are just too darn cute! I wish we lived close to each other. They reminded me of Connor and Cannon as I looked at these pictures. Only Connor could use a little more refinement:) Maddox would be a good infulenc on him! I can't wait to see where Maddox's creative mind takes him in life!

Chelsea said...

haha! Oh he is SO fabulous!!!! I love his creative brain! and I love that you listed all his ideas...have to say the toilet paper v-day decor was my personal favorite. So curious where his talents will take him. He is going places!

Jodee said...

I agree, that boy is destined for greatness! He really does have the best little brain in there. I love how it works.

Brian & Monica said...

Cute boys!! I love your pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

Kristal said...

freaking adorable! Boston likes to put on more than one tie too. I love little boys. Seriously, they're freaking awesome! and I want you to come shoot a day in the life of my kids with your mad dope skills!

Kristal said...

freaking adorable! Boston likes to put on more than one tie too. I love little boys. Seriously, they're freaking awesome! and I want you to come shoot a day in the life of my kids with your mad dope skills!

Jenna said...

I love his creative little brain! Bailey is always asking to make a craft I have to get ideas off of Pinterest. Next time I will just call you and ask what we can do with staws :)

julietk said...

Lovely post :-) My son is 18 now, I sure do miss those days of buiding camps and having picnicks and activities inside :-)