Tuesday, January 11, 2011


My wife is pretty creative, crafty, artsy and handy. I thinks she finds calm and a bit of peace in creating works of art out of the chaos that is living with me and three boys. Every now and then she needs some peace and maybe some quiet.

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Miyagi, my friend and Max's Godfather, took the boys bowling and left his daughter Ruby with Lauren so they could have girl time. I think Lauren was a little worried about what she was going to do with a little girl around. She was excited when Ruby wanted to make a monster shirt. Lauren knows a lot about monsters.
Ruby drew a picture of the monster that she wanted. Lauren and her set about recreating the drawing out of fabric.

Ruby was delighted with the outcome and I think Lauren enjoyed the time they had together.

Through the hectic pace of the holidays and getting the kids back to school and their normal routine, Lauren decided she needed to get creative again for Jackson's 2nd Birthday. Again she turned to monsters.

Jackson's Elmo cake was made out of cupcakes. Lauren described it as a "pull-away"cake.

I think I know where she gets some of her inspiration. She has to take partial credit for creating the little monsters that her boys are.


Melissa said...

your wife is so very creative...and yeah for trading kids...LOL

p.s. your tiny url on twitter has an error.

eclectic said...

Nope. Looking at the photo, you are CLEARLY the one to blame. ;)

Melinda said...

(very funny, eclectic!)
By the way,Lauren, where has Gigglepotamus gone to?

Anonymous said...

You forgot a comma.
It should read: "My wife is pretty, creative, crafty, artsy and handy."

Also, if news gets out, she's going to have a long line of little girls knocking on the door.

SciFi Dad said...

That is a very cool Elmo cake.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the Barbie cake for your birthday.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

First of all, beautiful family you've got there. So your wife is a looker and she can build an entire bookshelf by herself? Some men have all the luck, seriously. ;-)

Now... Ok. You did NOT expect this to be left uncommented on right? Mr. Miyagi? Mr. Miyagi? How cool is that?

Unknown said...

Love this!!! I am using one of Dex's drawings for a charity t-shirt design in doing... He is over the moon about it.

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