For Austin's birthday, we gave him a gift certificate for a date with Mom at Create A Memory. So last weekend, I finally got around to taking him down. What a great place! He had such a super time. For $15 he got to pick a piece of pottery, paint it, and then they kilned it for us. (You can pay up to $75 for some of the pieces, but the price is all inclusive for "sitting time", paint and the firing process). Austin painted the whole thing himself, with only a little help from me on the dots. The people there were totally kid friendly and I plan on taking Jake there as well.
So proud of himself
love the way he holds his brush
the finished product
Probably the best part of the whole thing was spending one on one time with Austin. Sometimes he gets lost in the shuffle as the middle child, and I loved having the chance to just sit and talk to him, and actually be able to listen to everything he had to say without interruption. He is so smart and sweet, and I promised myself I will do this more often, for both our sakes.