After dins we did some painting. I say some painting, but really it was LOTS of painting – 18 pictures! 18! She is one prolific little artist! To prevent slightly ‘dry’ thank you letters, we thought some pictures painted by Tilly would be a lovely way of thanking all of her aunties, uncles and cousins for her fab birthday present. 12 were just painting fun frenzy – I think each cousin may get some pictures too!
It’s definitely an idea worth considering next time your little ones have thank you letters to write, as had so much fun doing this.
We were both absolutely covered in paint, there were lots hand prints happening (and Tilly singing smooth road as she spread an inordinate amount of paint on one piece of paper), so we hit the bath. The water was so dirty from all the paint we had to run a second bath for general bathtime fun!
Tilly’s imaginative play is really kicking in and she really got into ‘what animals can we see at the zoo’, doctor and supermarket and it’s really great fun to play with her. She was clearly pooped so we sung some songs and read some books and she was pretty much straight to sleep.
Given I only spent 2.5hours with her, we managed to have alot of fun, a great way to start a weekend. Didn’t feel like the start of the weekend mind, as after she was in bed I had to; tidy kitchen, do dishwasher, put washing on the line, tidy paint madness and do over 2 hours more work…
I did get a chance for some ukulele fun though (I’m not sure they liked my cover of you’re the one that I want – a window slammed shut during the chorus). I also spent ages finally cutting out pictures and scrap paper ready for a sticking frenzy this morning. Tidge has forgotten I promised to do sticking, but I don’t think it will be long.