I'm a 30something Mommy of 4 boys and Wife to an amazing man! I work. I go to college. We enjoy quality time with our sons - teaching them about life and different cultures. We love food, art, music, movies, traveling, thrifting among lots of other things!
posted on: Thursday, August 23, 2012
This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.
This month, select GapKids stores will be hosting a series of special art projects by Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag! Merrilee was inspired by the GapKids and babyGap fall collection, including the best new 1969 denim. Jewel Box Skinnies for girls (the new skinny jean updated in bright stretchy denim) and Action Stretch Demin for boys (designed for play all day-it's denim that's made to move)
I have always enjoyed my 6 year old son's special doodles to me and the arts & crafts he brought home from preschool and kindergarten. I have a 20 pound box of papers I've collected over the past few years to prove it. I knew he was creative but watching him at the Shine On event at GapKids was amazing and I'm not saying it because he's my kid but because he's good at choosing colors and composition. He's a natural.
When we walked in, Alyssa greeted us and asked Duke if he wanted to make a journal - she had him choose the cover, tapes and stickers. They sat at a table and she showed him how to do it - you put your papers in a stack, fold in half, staple, add different tapes to cover the staples and decorate! I was taking notes and thinking hey, I could do this! Alyssa was impressed at Duke's sticker placement, I was too. Look at the pictures, he did all of that on his own!
The Sherman Oaks GapKids was a drive for us and traffic was horrible but Duke found a pencil on the back of my seat and drew in his journal! He said he's going to take it with him to college. Talk about extending his creativity!
I can't remember the last time we went out and did something on a Saturday morning as a family so this was a fun change for us. It's sweet and super thoughtful that a company I have loved since I was a kid offers free activities like this. Thank you Gap!
Saturday, August 25 - Make an animal character badge
GapKids @ Glendale Galleria
2114 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, CA 91210
Select GapKids stores in these cities are hosting Shine On Saturdays: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Dallas and Toronto! Check Gap's Facebook page for specific locations!
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.