Today was the day. The 'Peacock Painting Party' day. The Divine Miss O turned nine years old on June 11th but because of our crazy schedule, we had to wait to celebrate until today.
The weather has been awful around these parts. Pouring and cold. Yesterday was like a monsoon. I worried my plans of having this painting shin dig outside wasn't looking like a reality. But this morning we woke up, the cats and dogs had taken a break and the sun was actually peeking out.
So we went for it! We had two hours of party time in the backyard and it didn't rain. YES!! However, about five minutes after our party guest left the backyard, the skies got dark and the flood started.
But I was totally OK with that. It wasn't the warmest backyard party, but it was in the backyard and it was dry. I call that success. Or, just very, very lucky.
The girls had a great time painting their peahens and peacocks thanks to our lovely local art docent, Julie. Without her, these little pieces of art would have looked like something totally abstract and destine for the trash can.
My brand new picnic tables were perfect and I'm so happy to finally have some seating for the backyard. Thank you Mr. Hawthorne. I love them!!
I also loved these adorable mini easels and canvases.
But my favorite part was watching the girls take their painting so seriously.
They all turned out super and unique. Some of the girls really had a lot of talent.
And, here's proof the sun joined us for a while. Yay!! We totally lucked out.
Happy ninth birthday party Miss Divine!!