Marshmallow Mondays


Sunday Afternoon

Lately, our weekends have been fairly low-key.  With the weather finally warming up (70 degrees!), I had a burst of motivation to get out of the house and do something fun with my family.  Yesterday we ventured to Mad Potter and The Kentucky Children’s Garden.

This was our first visit to Mad Potter, and it was a huge success.  I don’t think Rydan or Lily really knew what to expect, but as soon as they saw all of the pottery and the paint, their excitement kicked into high gear.  Lily of course chose a horse to paint, and after much deliberation, Rydan decided on an Angry Bird.

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Look what we found resting on a shelf... one of Lily's favorite books, right next to some of the horse pottery.

Look what we found resting on a shelf… one of Lily’s favorite books, right next to some of the horse pottery.

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This was Lily’s first experience with paint and a brush, so I really wasn’t too sure how it would go.  She thoroughly enjoyed herself, kept her clothing paint-free, and was very patient and focused.

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Rydan did a fantastic job with his Angry Bird, which he chose to paint red.  He, too, was very patient and took great care in making sure that it looked like a “real” Angry Bird.

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When it was time to leave, I explained to Rydan and Lily that we needed to leave our pottery behind to let it dry, and then attempted to explain the “fire” process.  I one hundred percent expected Lily to throw a fit when she realized that she couldn’t bring her horse along home, but surprisingly she took it very well.  That doesn’t mean that for the rest of the day we didn’t hear “pick up horsie now?” over and over and over again.  In fact, I think it was the last thing she said before falling asleep.

After the Mad Potter, we decided to visit the Children’s Garden.  We’d been there a few times before, but this was the first time this year.  Rydan and Lily had fun doing a fossil scavenger hunt and simply running around and enjoying the sun.

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Always has her eye out for a horse.

Always has her eye out for a horse.

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SONY DSCSmiling faces = a successful Sunday outing!

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