We had a great day (much better than yesterday!).
Walked the kids to school, had a refreshing chat with a friend as our kids hopped and skipped and bug-inspected their way home.
Planted some flowers while the kids ate Popsicles and made mud pies with the dirt out of the pots. Ava (3) put her muddy pot brimming with brown floating goodness in a corner and told me "Mom, don't touch my whirlpool!"
Helped at the school's field day, helping Kindergartners first-- they were so cute-- many of the games were designed for older kids, and it was so fun to watch them figure things out. In an obstacle course race, carrying bright orange buckets under pipes over a wet slip-n-slide, they inched their way along with tentative maneuverings, afraid to get wet. At the end, they were supposed to dump their pail into a small swimming pool and go to the back of the line. One little girl actually got in the swimming pool and was rolling around in it, happy as a clam. Loved being outside enjoying the perfect weather, the energy and excitement of all the kids, and the other moms, too.
Painted faces. Love doing this-- the kids are so cute and its fun to talk to them one-on-one. I am terrible at it, but they don't seem to mind too much.
This little girl (top pictures) LOVES it when I come to the school. She loves Percy Jackson; she asked for a trident on one cheek and a lightning bolt on the other. Her friend was cute, too.
This boy and his friends had the giggles. I love that they are such good buds. He asked for eyelids on his eyelids and a green mouth with lots of teeth around his mouth. I have to say, my two kiddos asked for things no other kids asked for. It makes me laugh-- I love to see their personalities.
This little girl recovered from the possessed Belle I painted on her face and went on to get a little creative with the paints while I was busy painting faces and taking care of baby. Looks like we replaced Demented Belle with Stumpy Unicorn.