First Art Project

by jessicaturner on December 17, 2008

Elias’s little school sent home a surprise today! His first art project. :) His little footprint turned into a reindeer. I can’t stop looking at it. It is so darn cute. In typical Jessica fashion, I had to take a picture of him with it, in his jammies with the reindeer feet.
The first of many little school projects… will they all delight me as much as this one?

I think I am going to color copy the tile to include it in my December Daily album.

Can you believe Christmas is in a week!? Yikes. I was wrapping all night.

I am hoping to get my cards done by Friday. I am behind…

Time for bed. Hopefully Elias sleeps through the night again tonight. It has been a good week of restful nights for Elias AND mommy. Yay! We are hopefully turning a corner.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

brandiandboys December 17, 2008 at 4:21 am

yes they will! i love every homemade gift the kids bring home. wait until you see our tree on monday… it’s 50% homemade ornaments… and i wouldn’t have it any other way! :)

three posts in one day… girl you’re the bomb! :)


Stacey December 17, 2008 at 4:30 am

He is precious and I love the project and the matching PJs! How do you get Elias to smile in every picture? Is he just a ham or do you have a secret trick? Cristian will smile before and after the picture, but absolutely refuses to smile during.

Once again, I have to steal another great idea from your blog! I was going to stamp Cristian’s hands with paint on thank you cards for any gifts he receives, but now I think I will do his feet instead and make them into reindeer…for a holiday theme.


Karen Rangel December 17, 2008 at 5:20 am

That is just the most darling picture I have seen. What a precious smile. I loved the ones with Santa, too!


gitz December 17, 2008 at 6:27 am

YOU ARE KILLING ME it’s so cute! First, what an adorable project idea. LOVE it. Second… could he freaking look any prouder holding that thing? I swear he is the happiest kid on Earth.

Then again, I’d be happy hanging out at your house all day too :)


Kristina December 17, 2008 at 6:37 am

I just had to post a comment because well, it he is absolutely adorable! That smile, art project, and those jammies… thanks for putting a smile of MY face!!!


Janet December 17, 2008 at 6:50 am

How precious is that picture? I love it! Congrats on the sleeping through part … hope he keeps it up!


The Mommy December 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

The picture of Elias and his tile are adorable!


Nancy December 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Oh, what a cutie!! That smile is just awesome!!
My DD's 18 & I still hang as many of her school/Scout/daycare-made ornaments as I can every year.


Mary Lou December 17, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Ok Jess…he is adorable!!! I know what makes him smile..he has a Mommy who loves him so much! Have a fun and blessed holiday! Love you’s!


Open your Eyes. December 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm

love it love it love it…he looks so proud of his artwork! Cutie xxx.


Julia December 17, 2008 at 2:59 pm

that is such a cute picture! what a great idea! your boy is adorable!


Amy December 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm

My children are 10,6 and 2. I HAVE to throw some things away that they make but I almost cry every time. They will delight you every time, no matter how many times. You are lucky to have such a happy, photogenic baby. He smiles so sweet!


SandyL December 17, 2008 at 4:12 pm

The footprint Reindeer is adorable..


mustangkayla December 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Oh, my, that picture is about the cutest ever! He is adorable! That card is so precious! I would be scanning it and using it for Christmas cards!


i'm kelly December 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm

what a darling project. you will be treasuring that one for years to come!


Rebecca December 17, 2008 at 4:54 pm

What a DARLING picture! I love the art project too. I have a feeling all of his projects will be that exciting! I have giant boxes of stuff my son made over the years. Some of it probably is not worth keeping, but I can’t get rid of it!


Karen December 17, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Your little man is so cute! love that grin. and yes…you will be that excited over all his little art projects!


Calia Yang December 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

OMG! he’s too cute with his craft!!! i can see you scrappin’ this photo already!


Danielle December 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

YAY!! I have been looking for a cute little art project to do for Christmas presents for our parents. My mom always framed artwork of ours and hangs it up at Christmas…one of my favorite things! I am doing a double frame with mat – this reindeer art and a picture of Eli. Thanks for the idea!!


Domestic Goddess December 17, 2008 at 7:35 pm

The projects are the best…they never stop and it is so great! Sometimes you will need some explination as to what exactly they are but just the excitement my daughter has to bring something home from school is so much fun! His little foot is so cute! I wish they could stay that little and needy forever!


Brooke December 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm

I’m so jealous of Elias’s little school – cute art projects and the REAL Santa.


Jessica December 17, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Oh this is the cutest thing ever! What a great idea. I tried to get my daughters hand print a while ago however she was not so cooperative. We will try again soon.


lifelaughsandlove December 17, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Elias is such a cutie! He looks like he is just such a happy little guy. Every time I see a picture of him I can’t help but smile, And that art project is too cute! I remember the first time Madeline made something in Sunday school (she doesn’t do daycare, so she was closer to 2 years old for her first art project). I was so proud of her until on the way out of church she dramatically walked up to a trash can and stuffed it into it before skipping out of church. She is a handful, let me tell you!



The Belton Family December 18, 2008 at 1:58 am

I just found your site and I love, love, love, it! I have a 6 month old and I MUST make a footprint reindeer with him. I think we will make one every year to show his growth!


Cindi December 18, 2008 at 3:00 am

I have a 21 year old son who is the love of my life. I still have ornaments that he made for me growing up that are still on my tree each year. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them…as strange as that sounds. You will cherish each and every project he makes…as you should. They are precious and will mean the world to you…I hope you and your family have a wonderful “First Christmas” with Elias…he sure is one beautiful baby!


-brittany- December 18, 2008 at 4:42 am

yay to not being the only one behind on Christmas cards or wait a minute we are still early…Christmas is not for a week, right? I am hoping to have mine in the mail on Friday also!


Mum of 4 December 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm

This is such a cute idea! Love it. You will treasure each and every one of there handmade gifts. I know I do. Thank you so much for sharing.


Anna December 19, 2008 at 12:09 am

omg that picture of elias with his foot print reindeer made my heart melt! he looks so proud of his adorable craft!


jeanetteb December 19, 2008 at 3:25 am

OH my goodness! i just want to reach right into my screen and squeeze him up!! What a cutie AND that first project…you will ALWAYS cherish it!! I am a teacher (kinder :) ) and I try so hard to have the kids make cutie things for their parents. When my 2 and 3 year olds bring home ther “art’ I am always moved…TO TEARS!! i am tearing up as I write this, i just love their art and how proud it makes them feel. The pic is great and cutie looks so proud!


petrii December 19, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Oh my stars this is the cutest picture and those pj’s are adorable!!!!!

Have a Blessed day,


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