Every Color Under The Sun

January 25, 2009

MeShellyandCrayon700


There are not too many places you can go and find every color under the sun......but The Crayola Factory sure is one of them!!

This weekend we met "Shelly and Family" for a color filled day!! Each of our families had a birthday to celebrate this past week and we thought both the birthday kids would enjoy a day of arts and crafts!!

Some of you might remember that after getting to know each other through our blogs, Shelly and I met back in October and instantly hit it off....We have been trying to get together ever since, but with their recent trip to China and the holidays, it was hard to get to find a time that worked for everyone. This get together happened by fluke as they were supposed to be in Florida....but their plans fell through at the last minute. Selfishly, I am glad they did, otherwise another month would have passed before our families could finally meet.

Together, we made our way through all of the exhibits and let the kids enjoy making hats, painting, coloring, sidewalk chalk, molding clay, and creating their own masterpiece by splattering hot melted wax onto paper!!

I honestly think the adults had just as much fun, if not more, than the little ones......a couple of these pictures might serve as proof that there is kid in all of us....no matter what our age!!

WARNING: You are about to view A LOT of pictures.....I tried to use collages so it wasn't too obnoxious....but there is still A LOT....Sorry!! What can I say....I had 4 cuties to chase after instead of 2.....I just couldn't stop!!

My creation
Birthday girl Francesca, smiling for the camera, Annabelle hugging a life sized crayon, Nick painting, and Sarah crawling through a tube!!

My creation
Shelly and Annabelle posing for the camera, Sarah and Pat drawing on a glass wall.....let's hope she doesn't think she can do this on our walls here at home!! And some fun with Model Magic....you can see this was one of my favorite areas!!

My creation
Sarah splattering some purple wax on her crayon shaped paper. Pat and Sarah being silly, thinking they were cowboys.....and Shelly and Keith hamming it up for the camera!!

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Trying to help Sarah make a teddy bear out of her clay!!

My creation
Nick and Sarah using some sidewalk chalk, Sarah with her clay, Annabelle trying on her little hat....and Francesca putting some washable markers to good use!!

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Nick was very adamant that he did not want me taking pictures of him all day while he was working on his projects{he is very serious when it comes to art} but he did agree to have a picture with Mom at the end of our day.....it is rare I get in the pics with my kids, but sometimes you just have to pass the camera to someone else!!

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This is Sarah's "YEAH.....let's do it again" face. She really enjoyed playing with her two new friends...and I have to say that Nick was incredibly patient with all the little ones......he is such a good kid and always makes us proud!!


We had such a great time together.......It was a fun day for all!! Shelly and I get along so well, we could talk for hours and hours.....and on occasion, we do!! Annabelle and Francesca are as sweet as can be and I am so glad that our husbands finally got to meet!! They really got along, in fact, we have photographic evidence of how much fun these two had, but were told the pictures were never allowed to appear on either blog.....as much as we both wanted to post these hilarious photos, we agreed not to....for now anyway!! You just never know when or where these photos might show up!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.....I am happy to report our birthday festivities are finally over......now I just need to work on getting rid of all the left over cake.....way too tempting to pick at it while working from home:)

70 comments:

Kam said...

Looks like great day with friends! I saw that place on an episode of Jon & Kate + 8 last year...my girls would die to go! Your pics are great. I love the one of you and Nick.

Missy said...

Lisa,
You can never ever have too many pictures of your kids or Shelly's. These are adorable!!! Looks like a blast was had by all. I love the photos of you and Sarah and you and Nick...precious!

I'll call you in the next day or so to plan everything!!! WOOHOO

Sandra said...

How fun! I LOVE that picture of you with Sarah. So cute!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

HOW FUN!!!!
Looks like everyone big and small had a great time..
Glad you all had fun..
Have a great week..
And don't be eating that cake..lol..
Hugs..
Happy CNY

Felicia said...

You are not being obnoxious....post those pictures girl. I love them all. So many cuties to capture.

OH MY #6 said...

It looks amazing. Nothing better than friends and a day out.

Lea
xo

Sue said...

Oh, I wish we had a Crayola place here. Looks like so much fun.

Sue : )

Kate said...

What colorful fun!!! It looks like you all shared lots of laughs and good times!!

How fun to see you all together!!!

Sherri said...

I love it when you post lots of pics..don't apologize!!
At first I thought Sarah had coloured her face in the pic where she was colouring on the wall! It looks like she's scribbled on herself!

Hopefully those men shots will accidentally appear on the blog....

You are very lucky to meet other bloggers. It looks like a great place to spend the day with your family.

Sherri said...

Oh ya....I love the pic of you and Nick. He looks like a cuddler!!

Marla said...

GREAT pics, Lisa (and there's no such thing as too many)! That looks like a really cool place that my kids would totally dig.

Love the pics of you and the kids, us mommies need to get out from behind the camera more!

Norah said...

What fun! We plan to go there again soon.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Wow Lisa,
This looks like such a colorful and fun place to play with friends and make memories!

Amy said...

Looks like fun! Isn't it great to meet bloggy friends in real life? I know the ones that I have had the pleasure to meet have been such a blessing.

Was it LOUD in The Crayola Factory like it was on Jon and Kate Plus Eight?

I'm glad you all had such a fun time together.
If you get tired of eating birthday cake, call me.;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

3D said...

What a great place to spend the day with friends! Love the pics.

Keep smilin!

elliotts said...

Looks like it was a great time for everyone! Great pictures!

Have a good week!

Diane

Brandi said...

I wish I lived closer to the Crayola Factory. Looks like a great place to spend the day!

So glad Nick had a great birthday! I'd be happy to finish that cake off for you....it looked delicious!

Dawn said...

Lisa,

Looks like all of you had alot of fun! I wish we had something like that to do around here, I just know that Dominic would love it!

I love the picture of you and Nick! He is such a sweetheart to pose for a picture with Mom!

Dawn
ps. I just love your glasses!

Steffie B. said...

what a great time....and spending time with friends is always the best....great pictures...

Hugs,
Steffie

Gail said...

Lisa,
Love all the pics, my favorite is the one of you with Nick I think. He looks like such a sweetheart.

And I can imagine that the cake is calling your name...it would be calling mine. ;)

Have a great week.

Gail

Michelle said...

Lisa,
Never apologize for posting too many photos! Yours are always great and I'm so glad to see you in a few! It looks like you had so much fun. That plays looks like a great day trip.

I hope you have a great week!

Jennifer said...

This looks so fun! I am with you...who lets kids draw on a wall...a little confusing.

Laura said...

Love the pictures. Especially you and Nick!!

Laura

Carol VR said...

That looks like a cool place to attend. Than for sharing.

carolinagirl said...

That sounds like so much fun! My boys would really love that place! Your photos are fabulous as always!

Chris and Deb said...

What fun to visit the crayola factory! Now there is an outing that we would love too!! Your pictures are just so fun!

Sharie said...

WOW! Looks like a fun end to Nick's birthday festivities. You can never celebrate too much - especially with good friends!

Leslie said...

I just love when you post lot's of pictures to go along with your posts Lisa.

What a fun time with family and friends.

3 Peanuts said...

Oh we LOVE seeing photos of YOU!
I think Dave took the boys there once when we were up in PA visiting my Mom.
Looks like a lot of fun!!

Made in China said...

Looks like tons of fun!!! I remember seeing this on Jon and Kate plus 8.

Jennifer said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day with friends!

I really need to take Katie to the Crayola factory. Looks like fun.

Love all the pictures. I always post alot of photos. It's hard not too.

Jen

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great time at the Crayola Factory with Shelly and her family. All of the pictures are sooo cute! Please tell me that you have something in your fancy toolbelt that will get crayons off a wall! Just kidding! I am sure Sarah knows better!

I can't wait until the pictures of the men accidently show up!

I hope you have a great week!

Catherine said...

What a great time! I can feel the fun right through your pics!!

Jboo said...

What a fun time!! Love all your photos! The kids are adorable and so are the adults!

Have a good week!

Janet

Lisa said...

How fun is that! Art, great kids and a bloggy friends...doesn't get much better than that!
Thanks for sharing all the great pictures!
Blessings from West Texas!

Kayce said...

I have always wanted to go there, someday I will! I just love all the pictures, especially the one of you and Nick.

Colleen said...

ooohhhh I wish I was there with you guys..I love Shelly...Looks like you all had a good time!!Love all the pictures : )

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa~ WOW! What a fun time it looks like you all had! I'm so glad that it worked out for both of your fams to go hang out together.
Loved seeing you in the pics, too, hun!
Happy week ahead...Les

Jennifer said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful day spent with special friends! I love all the pictures :) Wish we had our own Crayola place here.....

Jen

Christy said...

What a fun day! I love being able to meet other moms who have a lot in common. Recently I have met a lot of woman and just have hit it off. Love all your pics and you never have to worry about posting too many-- we love them!

Hope you have a great week!

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa...we too had such an amazing time and we are so looking forward to hooking up again! Your photos are just so beautiful! In my opinion, you don't need any class, but I know how passionate you are about photography. I showed the family the post last night and Francesca was like...that's me, that's Nick, that's Sarah, that's Lisa...and on & on. She has not stopped talking about our meeting. We must get together again soon...

If you don't get a chance to call me this week, call me once you get home from GA! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Shelly and Family said...

PS...I told Keith last night about Pat being a twin...he was a little upset with me that I held that info back b/c if you remember, Keith is too!

Briana's Mom said...

Briana would have had a blast there! What a fun day! Love ALL the great pics!

I can't wait to meet you too!!

Lisa said...

Oh how fun! I too saw the episode of J & K + 8! Isn't it great making new friends. I loved all of the photo's..you can never over do it! Looks like everyone had a great time.

Headmeister said...

Love ALL the pics! And I hear you on not being in any with your kids - the only pics of my with my little one are the ones from the hospital! I guess I should learn to pass the camera too once in a while...lol.

Natalie said...

Looks like A LOT of fun!

Heather said...

First of all, too many pictures??? Never!

We LOVE the crayola factory. My dad does a lot of training there and always comes home with a bag filled with goodies:)

Shelly is the best...she provided hope for us when we were feeling so sad with our wait. Her family was a hoot and I could have stayed in that scary building all day with them (Immigration:)

Looks like a grand time, so glad you all carved out time to be together.

Have a wonderful week.
Heather

kerri said...

Look like you had a blast, would love to take the girls there!!
Gong Xie Fa Cai, have a wonderful New Year

The Byrd's Nest said...

That place looks wonderful! What a fun fun time with special friends.

EllieNat said...

What a great place to visit. And as always, you really captured the day!

Suzie said...

How fun that you were able to get together - It looks like a good time was had by all!! Your photos are beautiful!

Doug and Terrye said...

Can one ever really have too many pictures? I think not! :)

Terrye in FL

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At Home In Georgia said...

What a totally neat place to visit.

Dawn said...

What a fun day...how lucky to be so close to someplace so cool!!

Casey said...

You need more pics than that!! That's not a lot!! Looks like you all had a fantastic time... I loved it there. Lots of fun!

Happy Chinese New Year to you too!! Hope THIS is your year!!

Paula said...

What a fun place. Looks like lots to do. I just love the pic of Sarah poking her head through the hole. She looks like an angel.

paige said...

you are such a good mommy always documenting your memories for those precious babies!

love sarah's mom tattoo t!
xo

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Sandy Toes said...

What fun! I remember when John and Kate plus 8 went there! I love that pink sweater you have on..so pretty!!

what a fun day!
-sandy toe

Debz said...

Looks like you had a blast! What a great family outing!
Beautiful pictures. Looks like Sarah had a fun time marking on the glass!

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Meredith Teagarden said...

Lisa,

Post away, girl! you know we love the picts!

CC said...

The crayola factory? That sounds like FUN!

LaLa said...

What a great day..so jealous you got to meet up..wish we could have crashed your party!!!

Heather said...

Loved all of the photos. Looks like a fun place to visit. Will have to put it on my "to see & do" list!

The Golf Widow said...

How fun! I need one close by. My girls LOVE crayons!!!

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Lucy said...

You weren't kidding, those are some seriously cute kids...how could you not take a lot of pictures? Looked like a lot of fun! Wish we had something like that here!

jenbusymom said...

Glad fun was had by all and you all got to meet finally.