We couldn't have asked for better weather! Absolutely perfect, which was such a relief after that heat wave we all experienced. We were able to be outside on the patio with the adults enjoying each other's company and the kids playing in the plastic kiddie pool that was set up.
I did still have an opportunity to be creative. About 6 months ago, I had invested in face painting supplies so that I could offer face painting along with balloon animals when I clown. However, I haven't had much opportunity to actually paint on too many faces (other than my own). With a number of little ones around I figured it was time to break out the face paints and give it shot.
It was really good experience for me. I hadn't anticipated the little boys wanting to be skeletons and "dark vader" guys, but that was what they wanted. I also hadn't realized that they would all crowd around to see each other being painted.
The cutest was a niece who had a pink butterfly painted to match her pink outfit. It was a huge learning experience for me as she was just a little wiggle worm and every time I added another item with the brush she wanted to see herself in the mirror. To complete her look, I ended up sculpting her a balloon butterfly hat.
What a great day. Lots of family, lots of food and lots of fun. As much as I enjoy sewing, spending a quality day with family rates much, much higher.Pin It