Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Elena and Monet

Tonight, we finished up our study of Claude Monet. I read books to them about Monet while we're all at the table for lunch, so all the kids are involved. I hold up the book to the babies, who do not want to be left out of our studies, and ask: "You know who painted this?" Because they've heard his name about 50 times by this time, they yell out: MONET! So funny.
So, halfway through the book was this painting:

Before I had a chance to say anything about it, Elena said, "See that painting of the couple and the man in the hat? That's Monet's father." Pedro and I looked at each other in a kind of "How'd she know that?" way. As I read further, I found she was right. Elena loves art and apparently has a great memory for it. She aspires to be "a mommy and an artist." Of course, we totally support her in this. She's got her priorities right!

2 comments:

Nealy said...

Elena has an amazing mind, a tender heart, and a gifted hand. I'm so excited to see what God is going to do in her life!

Wooddells said...

That is so cool. I loved studying Monet, although Ainsley got more out of it than Max. But Elena is sure to be a gifted artist. Can't wait to see how God uses that gift in her life.