Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Piggy With Personality

Yesterday my mom bought Noelle a Paint-It-Yourself piggy bank. I've been meaning to get one as a decoration for her room, I just haven't gotten around to it. You know how that goes. I love the cute dressed up piggy banks that they have at Target - I once saw an adorable vintage flapper piggy. When Noelle proudly showed me her new piggy bank I immediately saw all the potential it had.


I can paint a little tutu on it and make it a ballerina piggy. Or paint a saddle on the back and make it a cowgirl piggy. Or a princess piggy....

"Mom, can I paint my pig now?"
"How about tomorrow, honey. It's late.

6:30 a.m. I hear my bedroom door open. "Mom! Can I paint my pig now?"
I roll off the bed, trying not to wake up baby brother. 
We walk into the playroom - she puts on her Rapunzel dress - and I get the piggy out of the box.

"Can mommy help you? I can paint a ballerina piggy!" (using my most convincing voice)
"No. I want to do it by myself."

 I opened up the paint and handed her the paint brush, relinquishing all my ideas for the piggy. As much as I wanted to make a cute little decoration for her room, I knew she would love painting it herself. And I always encourage her to be creative.

"What color do you want to use first?"
"RED!"

the poor piggy looked like it had been slaughtered.


 I was happy when she decided it needed more color.


She is so proud of her piggy.


A Noelle original. 



And much more interesting than a ballerina piggy.

6 comments:

  1. Oh I love this!! So cute! do you know where she got it? my son would love it!

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  3. Just catching up here and wanted to say that I love your blog and congrats on making it to the 20,000+ mark. That IS a big deal! I remember reading when you first started ;)

    And I love Noelle's piggy bank - it's absolutely adorable. I'm going to have to keep myself in check because I know I'll have lots of my own ideas about how Isla should do things ;) but the results of *handing over that brush* are so fun! I bet she's so proud of it!

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  4. Such a cute piggy, she did a great job. I started making my own little projects with the kids so I would stop trying to do theirs. I always get over it way before they do but get to try what little creative ideas I have.

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  5. Hi Jill! She actually got it on the base at the Navy Exchange. You might have some luck at Michael's or JoAnn's.

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  6. Such an adorable piggy bank! My hands would itch not to interfere, so I would probably run and buy one myself. But it has turned out to be a very artsy piggy! It's great!!

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