The kids had a ball painting pots.
The kids walking in. I am pretty sure H is thinking, "Ah, mom I can't believe you forgot to bring the cards for our new friends and the snacks for us!"
In hindsight, I wish we would have decorated more pots! I forgot to take a picture of the finished project but they turned out really sweet and the residents seemed to love them.
It was hard to get good photos while managing the kids, breakable pots, and interacting with our new friends, but as you can see there were lots of smiles and I think everyone's day was brightened. The pots were definitely a nice touch but I think the kids were by far the biggest hit!
The residents just loved seeing and flirting with the little ones and it was really special to see the two oldest interacting with the residents, saying things like, "What is your name?' and "Have a good day!" It really was PRICELESS!
Jer and I both agreed that this was a super easy and quick to way to get our kids (and ourselves) out of our normal routine, engaged in our community, and interacting with a different demographic. It was also really good reminder that it doesn't take much to brighten someone's day and that it is so worth doing.
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