Today was a SUPER fun day! I took Maddie to a local paint-your-own pottery place to make a "cookies for Santa" plate. While I was busy working on the plate, I had Maddie work on a bowl...something to keep her busy :) It went really well, although she kept asking if we could share. Sweet, but we were using different colors and I didn't want her blue mixed with my green and brown. We had a few little mishaps, she put her blue paintbrush on my plate when I wasn't looking, a pink handprint on my plate and a pink handprint on the bowl. I was able to wash it off of my plate since there wasn't anything else painted under it. The bowl just has a pink handprint on top of the blue paint...no big deal, afterall, it was her project! The thing that impressed me the most about Maddie today was her patience/attention span. We arrived at Mudpie just after 10am and didn't leave until after 2pm! (Thank God it's strategically placed next to a McDonald's) Beth, Dan and Eli (my aunt, uncle and cousin for those who don't know them) were there to paint projects too so it was nice having extra eyes/hands to help me with my two girls! Dan walked to McDonald's to get the kids lunch, which helped out A LOT! You know how fussy hungry toddlers are...Then Dan took Eli home for some daddy/son time while Beth finished up their projects. When Beth was finished she took Sadie to the grocery store with her! Ahhhh...what a relief :) Sadie had been getting fussy and I was working as fast as I could, I just needed a little more time to finish up. By the time Beth was done at the store, I was done at Mudpie so she brought Sadie back to me in time to head home!
Overall, we had a really nice time. It was much less stressful than I thought it was going to be so we'll be heading back next week for one more project!!
Here's a picture of Maddie painting :) I'll take pictures of our final products when they're ready!