Friday, August 3, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life

Happy Friday! I am once again sharing a look at some of our family's cell phone photos from the past couple of weeks.

I asked my son to get his hair cut because it was covering his eyes (making soccer play difficult). He refused. That is, until I suggested a fauxhawk. That changed his mind and he was off to the salon that very day. He has been styling his own hair ever since.

We decided to catch the Picasso show at the Art Gallery of Ontario for a second time. This time, my husband's sister and her girls came with us.

Trying to photograph four children can be difficult.

We headed back to the AGO for Family Sunday. One niece tagged along. Here she is demonstrating "planking" on a bench in the gallery. I had never heard of this.

Wikipedia says Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body. Having a photograph taken of the participant and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.

I'm not sure about the arm rule, but I guess I have helped them with the Internet part of the game.

Here is my daughter planking.

They created Picasso-inspired art.

And saw some other cool art. (The images are painted on these TVs.)

We had a great time, and my niece was inspired to do some more research at home.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. LOVE the kids art!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. An indoor activity would be good in this heat!! Have a great long weekend, we are heading to Michigan.

    I saw four more Flower Power mugs this week!! Consumers must have been selling a lot of them in this area!

    1. Have a great time Jill!

      I can't believe you keep seeing them. I haven't seen one!

  3. How awesome!! And totally dig the faux hawk-- Thing 2 used to have one {its a great style for athletics}...right now he has gone for the retro shaggy thing, but just the other day was saying he wanted to cut it!

  4. Super cool haircut and those brown paper Picasso's are wonderful!

  5. LOVE the art. This brings back happy memories of tranquil times spent drawing and crafting in art class and museums as a kid, this was the closest I ever was to feeling at peace and zen, it was so relaxing. Cute photos, of course :)

  6. looks like fun in your family!!

  7. Save those painter paper bags!!! The photos of the kids sitting on the bench are excellent! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. :)