We just had time for lunch when we got home, and then it was straight out again to paint pottery with some local HE friends. DS1 chose a snake, and painted it really carefully until he got fed up and wanted to play, DS2 chose a dolphin which he was even more careful with - he reassured me he did enough layers, but I wasn't able to help him much as I had to supervise DS3 whose choice of a turtle was secondary to the fun he was having squirting the paint onto his tile. He did make a good effort to paint carefully, but it looked pretty splodgy by the end as he got carried away with all the paint (he's only three - I'm not expecting high art). We won't get them back for a week or so as they need to be glazed and fired, but I'm looking forward to some interesting results. The nice thing about pottery painting is that glazing process always makes things look so much better - so even DS's 'creative' splodgy painting on his turtle should look good. And after the painting there was a chance for a good natter with some other HE mums while the children played, which was lovely too.
All in all, that was our day filled, with just a bit of spare time for some trampoline bouncing at the end... DS3 is desperate to do a somersault now that DS2 has done one, and DS1 is pretending he doesn't want to - I suspect he'll practice when no-one's looking, until he's got it perfected ;) So anyway, that was a good day - a bit stressful and busy, but definitely worth it!
Updated on 27th June - photos of the finished articles...
Snake painted by Eldest
Dolphin painted by Middle
Turtle painted by Youngest