Feb 21, 2008
My Artistic Boy
The last couple posts have been about Ellie so here is one about Jensen. It's interesting how different your own children can be. Jensen loves to create... anything! John brought home a volcano kit that Jensen went nuts over. It took a couple days to finish, but Jensen was so proud that he made it. Ellie helped, but she was more on the destruction crew.
Marshmallows and toothpicks make for a great afternoon project. Notice Jensen's concentration on his next structure while Ellie flashes her money face (see post below). He is big into projects, and lights up when he gets to try something new. After about the third day making "towers" my pregnant belly was making it difficult to bend over to pick up all the fallen toothpicks.
Jensen loves to draw, and here is one of his latest pictures of a pirate ship. John was constructing a boat for me to use in sharing time on Sunday. Jensen announced, "dad I'll draw you a picture so you will know how to make the boat." Jensen's ship is much more fancy than the boat produced by his father. He colors in the lines, and is obsessed with writing words. I feel like I am spelling words all day long for him to write. When he gets to a letter he knows both capital and lower case, he asks me, "mom, do you want me to write a capital or a lowercase?" Every time he asks... my new response is... "you decide." Jens is such a sweet, tender hearted kiddo... I am grateful to be his mommy.