This past Saturday started out with a shopping trip.
We got up, and got dressed and the little person had to be like the big person and wear her sunglasses.
We headed to Michael's for some new paints and a half buggy full of impulse buys later, we left the store and decided that we needed to buy some shoes. So we headed to Kohl's. Two pairs of shoes and more impulse buys (hey - we needed it AND it was on sale) later we left the store and realized that all of that
shopping impulse buying made us hungry. So we headed to Panera and had some lunch. After lunch, we decided to go home and get down to business.
It was a GORGEOUS day - no clouds, about 70 degrees, so we changed into 'paint clothes' and pulled out the quilt and all of our supplies to the front yard.
It wasn't long before our shoes and socks came off. Then we got to work. I had a lot of flower pots left over from the baby shower I hosted a few weeks ago, and I decided that they will be great for our backyard make-over. So we each grabbed three.
After a minor incident involving acryllic paint, a great-grandma made quilt and some scotch guard, shout and carpet cleaner (which got out all of the paint - thank goodness), we gave Emily something else to do. She wanted to make a necklace for her Maw-maw who we'll see next weekend. Thankfully for Emily, beads and necklace string were among our impulse buys. We gave her a pile of beads, knotted a string, and she sat quietly and intently until she made this:
After flower pots and necklace making, the children decided to make mischief.
After running back and forth on the craft paper with painted feet, the girls decided that there was still one more use to be had out of the paper. We had an impromtu paper fashion show. Tim Gunn, eat your heart out.
After our afternoon of fun, we went inside to knock out some chores (I do feign responsibility every now and then) and then we had homemade pizza for dinner with some friends that came over followed by a few games of Mexican Train Dominos. It was a great day and had so much fun hanging out with the girls. Can't wait for our next sunny Saturday!