Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 days of christmas: day 22

when i asked the girls what they wanted to get their daddy for christmas
they replied with "underwear, chocolate and a painting!"

well, the underwear (have no idea where that came from)
and the chocolate were easy enough

and the painting part...
well we had to wait for a day that my hubs would be at work for
most of the day... so that we would have time to paint and let the paintings dry
and today was the day!

it was the perfect gift because we have a fairly large blank wall
that has been sitting empty for a while
so i purchased four canvases and got the girls to paint two canvases each
(pia went abstract for one of her paintings)

the girls had so much fun, that i went out and bought two more canvases
  so that the girls could paint a painting each for both sets of grandparents!

i think simple gifts that come straight from the heart are best
don't you?

ps. don't worry! between my hubs long hours at work and christmas functions
he won't touch the computer and happen to see this post and
ruin the surprise for christmas morning.


Joanne said...

Awesome idea!! They look like they're enjoying themselves.

Jean said...

i was wondering if he'd read this ;)

that is super cute. i've been wanting to paint..... this is a great idea. i can't wait to do this one day. it is so meaningful!

ginanorma said...

to answer your last question, YES, yes I do!!
this was an adorable project, I loved how they turned out!

Merry Christmas Jozen!

Bubbles said...

Its funny what ideas children come up with but those paintings look great.

Sarah said...

I bet their dad is going to melt when he sees his present. So precious!

- Sarah

Becky said...

those are really sweet, we have a couple in the girls room that they painted on canvas, and I really love the way they look in there!

Sarah Joy said...

So sweet! He will love it & so will the grandparents. :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Your husband is so going to love his gifts! I completely agree with you about gifts -- the best ones really are those that come from the heart (and often made with your own hands). Happy Christmas, Jozen!

Alely said...

great gift ideas! wish i would have thought of this when my kids were younger!