The first time Addie ever put crayon to paper she was about 18 months old and it was a blue crayon on a coloring sheet with a porcupine. I remember because I looked forward to the day I would be able to hang kids artwork on my fridge more than I looked forward to the day I would ever actually get pregnant. Something about kids art makes my heart feel mushy and fluttery all at the same time so when Addie’s scribbles started to become doodles I begged her for more.
I can remember lying on my stomach in the living room for hours coloring and doodling anything and everything. Unfortunately for me Addie is more of a color-er than a doodle-er but when I do find a little scribble of hers I hurry and scan it in to save it forever and ever. I currently have an enormous box of drawings just waiting to be scanned in (something about having a baby around, productivity, blah blah blah) but for now these are a few of my favorites that Addie has come up with so far (especially her dad in Hello Kitty underpants.)
Another bonus to scanning in and saving all of this work? I can make screen savers and disks for grandparents and other family members so no one has to be without the visual of me surfing on a hot dog.