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Between this fun event that I did with two of my friends last week and date night on Friday/Joe's race on Saturday morning I feel that I have taken more "me" time than I have since Skyler was born. It has been fun to get out more and I always feel like a better mom when I take some time to do things I enjoy outside of parenting. It also helps when most of the time spent away is when Skyler is sleeping - I don't miss out on too much :)
Last week on Monday I went with two of my best friends to a wine and canvas event. Have you ever done one of these? You basically pay for the blank canvas, paint, and a teacher to walk you through the steps and in a few hours you have a finished canvas painting, all ready to hang up (or gift to someone). The wine part of wine and canvas costs extra, but our event was held at Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis, so part of the fun was getting dinner and drinks before the painting began, and then moseying down the hall with our drinks in hand when the event began.
I met these two lovely ladies when I was a kid. Both were in my mom's in-home daycare, and we have been friends ever since! Here is a picture of us from last Monday, and one from about twenty years earlier! Check out my 101 Dalmatians jammies - this picture is so 90's :)
If there is a Wine and Canvas in your area, or another similar painting party company (I've also heard of Margarita and Canvas, or Cookies and Canvas for kids!, I would highly recommend it! I didn't love my painting as I was doing it, but I am happy to have the final product at home (Skyler likes it too!) and it is a great reminder of a fun night with friends!