these kids can draw

For Sheldon's birthday a couple weeks ago, Elijah drew this beautiful family portrait. We framed it and Eli was quite proud to present it.

Elijah's always been very comfortable drawing on his own. I think his work above a testament to the value of allowing children to experiment on their own. Structured crafts are fun, but I think some of the most productive creative time for children is spent with simply a piece of paper and some crayons.

The drawings below are Fiona's. She's a very focused little artist, practicing shapes over and over until she gets them right. See the circles that have little dots in them? Those are chocolate chip cookies.