this morning owen and i played out on the back porch with chalk. i bought the chalk a few months ago with high hopes of seeing my son out on the sidewalk drawing, but that was before i experienced how messy it really can be. i learned then that i dont really like the way chalk feels. kinda wussy, i know.... but owen loves chalk. so, today i decided to suck it up and pull out the box of 24 chalk sticks. yes, 24 not just 8... kinda like the whole crayon experience. we decided to decorate his "house" that now resides on the porch, instead of his room - for some reason he was afraid of it in there. anyway.... we really enjoyed ourselves even though i was totally covered in chalk drawings.