Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

…And Then From Snowflakes to Pumpkins


Yesterday morning I opened the blinds in the kitchen and told Simon to look outside. He actually let out a little gasp and asked me “What’s Dat!?” while pointing at the blanket of while snow that had fallen overnight. “That is snow.” I told him, and he repeated the word, minus the “s”. I then went on to explain how the snow was falling from the sky, and all about the plows going by.

I intended to bring him out to play in it as soon as we finished breakfast, but throughout the morning there was a harsh wind that would have taken his little breath away, and once the sun came out our yard was melty and mostly just wet.

Instead, I stripped him down to his diaper for a finger-painting project. I gave him his little pumpkin (that he selected himself from the bin at Trader Joe’s), and four blobs of finger paint, and let him have a blast. At first, he seemed to think he wasn’t allowed to paint on the pumpkin, but once I encouraged him a little, he got totally into it. The mix of colors looked mostly like brown goop while it was still wet, but it dried to look like a shiny, paint splatter coating. Most important though, he got to enjoy artistic expression and a sensory experience.



Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

9 thoughts on “…And Then From Snowflakes to Pumpkins

  1. super cute!

  2. I love that first picture. What a strange storm that was!

  3. What a lucky little boy to have you for a mama!

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