Thursday, July 2, 2009

Utah Arts Festival

Saturday we decided to take advantage of the nice weather we were having, and headed up to the Utah Arts Festival. The kids asked what that was, and Tyson told them its a place where people sell art that they've drawn or made. Well, little did we know how this would be translated. Tanner decided to go downstairs and start drawing pictures that he could sell at this Arts Festival. Imagine the look on his face when we told him he couldn't sell it at the festival. You would have thought his puppy was just run over. He started carrying on telling us how much we must hate his art work for us to have the nerve to tell him he couldn't take it to sell. I think by the end of the day, he finally realized exactly what we were talking about. Tyson did tell him the people who occupy the booths up there, pay lots of money in order to sell their goods there. I thought it was funny he was so adamant about selling his drawings.

We also decided to get the kids faces painted. Oh WOW! Is all I can say. I guess since its an art festival, the people painting faces, of course, are artists. So why wouldn't they want to use your entire face as a blank piece of paper. I was finally able to talk them out of painting Jake's whole face, not sure of how he would handle it. But she was really confused as to how she was supposed to draw something just on his cheek. Tanner decided to go with Darth Mal (sp) and Tyler is in this puppy phase, where everything she does and wants is puppy oriented, so she decided to have them draw a dalmatian dog. Sure these are cute and all, but let me just tell you the fight we had to wash their faces. It wasn't even that they wanted to keep these cute artistic expressions on their faces. Oh no, they just didn't want their faces washed. If you would have been within a 5 mile radius of our house, you could have heard Tyler screaming! And let me tell you, the black was not the easiest to get off. As it was, I used my face wash to take it off and Tanner and Tyler still looked like they were wearing eye makeup. It was fun and the kids had a good time.
Tyler wasn't very happy. She'd taken a drink of water and forgot she had paint on her face and wiped the water off, which in turn, smeared some of the paint off her face. Later that evening at a BBQ, Tyson found her in the bathroom trying to wash the rest of it off her face.

Tanner's Darth Mal. (Again, spelling.)

Jake was being silly in this picture, which is why there are two of him. He gets in these moods in the late afternoon, mainly because he's tired, but everything you ask him to do, he'll do the opposite.

There's his smile!

Tyler after her attempt to remove the pain from her face. Little did she know what was in store for the next 3o min. as we worked to get the leftovers off!! Or really, I should say, little did we know!

Tanner and his zombie face. He's entering a new phase of boy annoying. :)
This was taken "pre-wash". At this point, Tyson had gotten what he could get off with just warm water.


connie stauffer said...

Do you remember doing that when you were about the same ages? It's a fun activity with lots of good memories. Their faces really did get a good paint job. You guys just had pictures on your cheeks. My how times change.

The ZamFam said...

Tanner cracks me up. He is such a funny kids. As far as the face painting, I think the scariest is the one in the corner of Tylers! LOL, you know I love you!