Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sundays In My City #40 - Summer Vacation


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On the first day of summer vacation from school, Godson and I went to Universal Studios Hollywood for the millionth time. The temps were perfect, the crowds not too big (thanks to the Laker's Basketball Championship Parade elsewhere- Woo-hoo!) and the hair-- well, his hair was WILD-- but, as he assured me, it was clean. Apparently, wild hair is what happens when you wash your hair, don't comb it, and then go directly to bed....

My guy was on a mission and headed directly to the face painting stand. He only does this once a year, but I wasn't so sure baby blue was his color.....

Nor was I crazy about the black eyes.....

When I started to see the direction he was headed....

I thought "his mother is going to kill me"....

By this point, he was starting to draw a crowd....

Whoa....

But under all that paint is the same sweet kid I arrived with....

And let's be honest, it kinda works with the hair!

How's your Sunday?
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63 comments:

  1. Creepy, but man, the artist did a great job!

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  2. That is so cool. I want to get my face painted.

    I used to hang out at Universal Studios, but before they had the tours. My dad was a film editor there and my uncle was a special effects cameraman.

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  3. Cool! Don't you just love kids,their spontaneity and boldness...

    What did you have done? ;)

    Have a super Sunday. Greetings from across the pond. xxx

    www.everydayiwalkwithyou.blogspot.com

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  4. That is just what my boys would have done when they were young...and I would have been the red faced mother walking three paces behind them.

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  5. Oh Joanna, you are such a grand Godmother and your Godson is so adorable (very soon he'll be a teenage heartthrob, if not already). The face paint is cool.

    And Joanna, thank you for highlighting The Sunday Roast. It is quite a woozy feeling to see my name up there at the corner of your blog :) Thank you Joanna and I want you to know that I was impressed with the Sunday Roast because of you.

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  6. Oh you're right, that does look cool with the hair. I think it's fabulous that he knew exactly what he wanted!

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  7. I have to agree as well. The hair is perfect! What a great face painting job!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. how cool is he? well done,auntie! xoxoxo

    (sunday in my city would be a parade of church ladies with hats and then lines outside every sunday brunch place!)

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  9. This is really fun watching the transformation and it does go nicely with the hair. What did his mom say?

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  10. Too cool for school!
    Love It!

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  11. OMG -that is the coolest thing, EVER!! I want to do it!!!!

    You are the best Godmother EVER!!!

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  12. Oh my! The face painting is amazing! The hair is a nice accessory.

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  13. He did manage to achieve a wild look!

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  14. VERY creepy cool! That is so neat! Glad you posted pics, that's incredible!

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  15. haha! The first few pictures looked like he was going to be the "Crow" from those movies.

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  16. The artist did a great job and his hair was perfect for it. I hope his mom liked it!

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  17. It seems like he had a plan and you've got to admire a man with a plan. That last picture is wonderful and it was fun seeing the whole transformation.

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  18. Simply marvelous! Completely adorable.

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  19. Great fun! Terrific ! When the teeth came on, I began to like it more!!

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  20. That's amazing! And yes, the hair is perfect; maybe it was intentional?

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  21. The artist is quite talented. I'm thinking that you got lots of attention afterward walking around with him. Gotta love boys at that age.

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  22. the wild hair is perfect with the wild makeup

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  23. What a FUN thing to do! Am sure his mom loved it...unlike the time I took my best friend's daughter to the hairdresser..she had permission from her mom to have purple tips put on her hair...I was getting my hair done also, and was shocked to see her finished "do"....bright purple striped hair...I'm still living that one down, years later! OX

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  24. Isn't it amazing how kids all over the world love to have their faces painted!! The painter did an extremely good job!! I love the final result!!

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  25. If he's anything like my girls, they never wanted to wash their faces after getting them painted...it just kind of gradually faded away...ick!

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  26. This is so cool!!!! It was great to see the transformation steps. You are the best to let him do this!

    Great pictures!

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  27. The artist was good - his eyes really stand out! Great facepainting. So what'd YOU get? ;-)

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  28. Nice zombie look. I need to borrow that artist for Halloween!

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  29. That's pretty amazing. There's no way I could do that...that's talent!

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  30. JJ - I'm so sorry I haven't been on here since I returned home last week; things have been kind of hectic (and a little sad) at the realisation that I'm back.
    Your nephew looks hideous which means the make-up artist was great! Glad he enjoyed himself and causes a stir with a mini crowd haha x

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  31. No wonder he loves you so much!! :)
    You are a COOL aunt! :)

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  32. oh now that is a nice paint job! can you be my aunt? smiles.

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  33. Absolutely AMAZING! Hope his mother didn't freak out when she saw him again. lol

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  34. I have to say the hair was enhanced by the face painting.

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  35. Oh my good heavens! That face painting does pair nicely with that wild hair : )
    Don't you just love teenagers. He is a cutie! I am glad you didn't have insane crowds on the day of your visit. You are the best Godmother ever! I can totally tell!

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  36. what a great face - don't know if he is on facebook yet but the last pic would be a good one for it.

    Don't know how long the vampire thing will be going on with the girls but maybe a dentist would be interested in those teeth.

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  37. I love his wild hair.

    a million ~ you deserve a reward!

    I remember I used to feel this way about going to the park at the end of the street with my kids when they were young. Day in and day out.

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  38. It does look nice with his hair. The artist did a good job and that was an awesome face paint to have.

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  39. What fun! He's definitely working that hair...

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  40. Wow, if I was a kid, I'd want my face painted like that too. Love his hair. It reminds me of my youngest. He can get the craziest hair I've ever seen.

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  41. Sooo very creepy, just like a boy likes!!!!!!!!

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  42. Oh what a great transformation! So not what I was thinking...but very cool!

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  43. I think the artist is talented, thought he looked pretty cool and a little creepy. how would have loved it.

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  44. What an interesting face painting job! Cute kid too. --My boys often end up with hair like that in the morning.

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  45. Hey, I look like that every day! :)
    kidding...
    That painting is really cool!
    How long did it take to create?

    Have a great week ahead!

    BLOGitsePHOTOS

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  46. That is so AWESOME! he looks great!

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  47. I'd be most grateful if you'd adopt me. :)

    He look awesome.

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  48. That is definitely what my boys would have done! I loved that stuff and it was always fascinating to see what they would get. The painting really did go with the hair! He is a cutie!

    ~ Tracy

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  49. I can take the Blue Line to universal studios from my home in Long Beach. So easy! I love it there!! Your GS is adorable...lucky him.

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  50. I can take the Blue Line to universal studios from my home in Long Beach. So easy! I love it there!! Your GS is adorable...lucky him.

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  51. WoW! This is a day he will never forget! You made some good memories!

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  52. Oh goodness - you had to hang out with that painted face all day?? Well, it's the kid inside that counts, right? LOL It was a great paintjob though.

    Kristin - The Goat

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  53. OMG...you had to walk around with him all day!! Great artwork, though!

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  54. Kids, don't you love em! Great paint job and pics!

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  55. LOL...and was Mum thrilled?! :D

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  56. Woah! That is some alteration! We got a year pass to Universal - it's been fun to take our time & enjoy it (even did Halloween Horror Nights). Thanks so much for stopping by my blog ~ Looking forward to more SIMC!!

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  57. Looks like something my son would get! Yes, it does go with the hair.

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  58. She did a great job.. and he's still darned cute!

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  59. Great makeup artist and yes, I often wake up with wild hair too...

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