One year ago I was sitting and waiting. Throughout the pregnancy Lucy kept me guessing. Between weeks 26-34 I wracked up 3 admissions to Labor and Delivery and started a nice little collection of hospital bracelets. Then when it was finally "safe" for her to be born, she decided to make me wait it out. True to "Lucy form" though, once she decided she was ready...her birth was interesting, to say the least. It was a far cry from the normal birth I had always imagined.
A year later and she's still keeping me on my toes!
In Lucy's defense, the finger painting was "mommy encouraged." We were trying to make a present to give to Daddy on Lucy's birthday. It was going to be a picture of them two in a frame that was covered with Lucy's finger paintings. Great idea right?
It started out that way, but as you can tell from that first picture...she decided that painting paper was boring. Painting babies, and Mommy, is way more fun. We might not have a nice little picture frame for Daddy, but he had a blast watching all this take place. The fun we have together as a little family is way more valuable than material thing.
This finger paint is edible and perfect for toddlers. Lucy didn't bother to try any. You can see from the cake pictures below she doesn't like to try new things! That's convenient when it comes to paint, but not when you're trying to introduce new foods.
You can find a link to the paint recipe here.