From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Happy Father’s Day June 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 10:29 am

A few weeks ago, I asked Chris what he would like for father’s day. He told me that he’d only accept something from Henry. I took that as a challenge and thus “the project” was born. I consulted with my mom (who’s my resident artist) to come up with an art project that Henry could make. Here’s what we came up with:

The artist and the pro


I squished a smurf


I have no idea what's going on but I like it.


entitled "Tiny Dancer"


Fast asleep after a hard day's work


It was a lot of fun making Henry dance across a blank canvas. It definitely was a two man job since he kept wanting to grab his feet. We’d have to wash his little feet between each round of paint and by the time we got to the orange paint, he was fast asleep. I thought he’d wake up when we went to wash his feet but he slept through it all.

And today was the grand reveal!

Adding a personal touch


Reading the card Henry picked out




Henry seems nervous about Chris' reaction to his gift


Up on the wall in our bedroom


Mommy he likes it!


2 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day”

  1. Kelly Says:

    This is a really great, sweet post Melina 🙂

  2. Mom Says:

    Tu parles d’un beau projet Melina et Henry. J’ai adorée faire cela avec vous. Chris you have yourself a budding little artist.

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