August 27, 2012

do you have any games?.....


that's what she asked me. 
sadly, i said, "no, i don't have any games," but you can paint."
she said, "okay" and smiled up at me.







she lives kitty corner from us. she's a triplet and one of five kids. 
her mom and i are friends. she's the mom i refer to as "the saint."
seriously, if you have five kids under the age of 9 and you stay home with them,
YOU ARE A SAINT.






the night before i stole this one to run errands with me and play in my paint stash
{i didn't really. she willingly came with me} 
her sister {one of the triplets} broke her arm. they all start school next week. bummer.


so you've figured out by now that there's a total of seven in her family. 
i almost lost it when she told me who's in the painting and that she didn't want to paint the others on the back. that four was enough. i can keep secrets, so to protect the innocent, i can't tell you who didn't make it into the family portrait. holy crap. who would have thought that a five year old could make me laugh so hard. 

28 comments:

  1. LOL! I'd love to know who didn't make the cut!

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  2. That's so cute! Triplets with four others, man o man, the woman is a saint!

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  3. There is some serious wisdom that little children carry with them...I rather like that you had this one as your side kick while you ran errands. The question "do you have any games" must be universal...one that all children of that age ask...and when instead of games, you produce paint...eyes light up!!

    Love, love, love the shot of the feet on the chair! It symbolizes so very much.

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  4. Oh my goodness, that is so funny! Love your candid shots of this sweet little girl. The last one with the focus on the painting and the girl blurred is just incredible. I am left wondering who was left off her painting, tho! LOL

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  5. What a treat for both of you.

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  6. I like that she is wearing a pretty ring. So girly. :-)

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  7. we are so lucky to have you!!!!!!!! Love the 7

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  8. ps - you know she walks each sibling over to point at where she got to go not them!

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  9. HAAA! Too funny! And the photos are, indeed, sweet. Love it.

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  10. Funny girl~
    How fun for you too!
    Love her painting and that you had art supplies, but no games. That is the plan for me and my little guy coming soon.

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  11. So good of you to give her some special one on one attention is a creative way. She'll remember Aunt Beth! xo Jenny

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  12. Oooh, I love this series!... what an adorable young lady.... laughing right out loud at the family members who didn't make the cut...

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  13. Kiddos rock! And so do the peeps who see their magic!
    Love the feet shot!!!!
    Love you!

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  14. Precious all...

    One of triplets! Oh do you take the opportunity of living so near triplets, to try to find out about living as such?

    I am fascinated by twins. Never knew any, to ask them about the experience of being a twin. Would love to do so.

    And you have triplets near you! How lucky! Unless you have no wish to know what it's like to live as an exact copy of another human being... Or with others, who are exact copies of you....

    :-)

    "Auntie"

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  15. she's 5 ... interesting .. i would have thought (by looking at her painting) that she was younger but looking at her i thought she was older .. in any case she's adorable and i am betting her old sisters/brothers are the ones omitted

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  16. Beth, I love all of the photos of the triplet, but my favorite, by far, is the one of her feet tucked up beneath her. So precious!

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  17. She si adorable, Beth, and bless her mom!!

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  18. I bet it was her best day. When I was doing grief counseling for children, they loved to draw, even if they weren't artists, they loved to express themselves this way because there were no rules. Dad could be a color. It was OK. She's lucky to have you as a neighbor. So is her mom!

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  19. Awesome post and pictures! Too funny about who and who not made it in the painting!

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  20. Ha! You always make me smile.

    She is completely adorable. And yes, her mom is most definitely a saint.

    (I hope she made it into the picture at least.)

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  21. I really LOVE the photos...nice job Beth.

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  22. I definitely think I see a Mom and Dad:)

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  23. Oh my gosh... I love these.
    Especially the sepia toned ones.

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  24. Those toes are just KILLING me.

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