Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stepping Into Art with our Cousins

When Margaret, Jane McKenzie and Ella came to Knoxville, we decided to spend the day in downtown Knoxville. We started at the Knoxville Museum of Art. I wasn't sure they would enjoy it, but surprisingly I think the kids all LOVED it. The museum has an area for children to do lots of things related to art. On the walls of this area are replicas of paintings in the museum. The children can dress up like the subject of the painting and "step into the picture." They had a good time doing this!

After posing in the painting, the kids sat down to draw at the drawing tables stationed around the room. They created some beautiful pictures for our walls at home. :) Margaret headed home with lots of rolled up butcher paper! :)

The Children's Area also had an ENORMOUS LIGHT BRIGHT! Everyone created cool things on the board. Jane McKenzie made a red and blue circle..."That's interesting" I thought. Then, Margaret remarked, "Wow! Jane McKenzie you did a great job making the Korean flag!" Obviously, my expertise is not with worldwide flags. Embarrassing! However, Franklin created a nice replica of our own American flag. :)

After the museum, we headed to a Knoxville restaurant that holds many happy memories and serves delicious food...Calhoun's on the River. The last time I was in this restaurant with Margaret was for our Rehearsal Dinner in 1995! (On our way to the museum we also passed the place where Reid and I had our wedding reception - The Foundry. It was a day full of history for me!) Margaret blessed our family and treated us to lunch! It was a terrific day exploring all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Knoxville! Can't wait to do it again soon! Ya'll come back now, ya hear?!?

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