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Jessica Jamming Art for her Birthday in Somerset West (2019-11-16) Kid Activities | Photo Gallery 20 DEC 2019

Jessica turned 9 this year and we decided to celebrate this birthday by allowing her to invite some of her school friends over for a bit of a tropical themed birthday cake bash, followed by a paint session at the newly opened Artjamming Somerset West.

As always the incredible Helderberg Cake Company (i.e. Chantelle) went all out with the tropical themed biscuit and cake decadence, and after a flurry of excitement from a gaggle of girls in Lei garlands at Country Mews, we piled everyone into our cars and headed off to Bright Street in order to get all the girls jamming some art.

Chantelle had pre-selected the painting for the day (a tropical themed toucan naturally), and with a bubbly young instructor heading things up, Emily and I then left the group (to go do some LEGO shopping) so that the tweenagers could get their paint on (hopefully mostly on the canvas).

Great, colourful fun was had by everyone, with pretty much all particularly proud of their toucan productions. Definitely a great birthday outing idea!

Following that Saturday of fun, we next hosted a big birthday pizza day at Monty and Cheryl’s house for the family, complete with jumping castle and of course even more cake!

A Fresh Coat of Paint for the Dining and the Girls’ Rooms My Life 20 MAY 2016

Chantelle is currently enjoying some leave, and as such has finally gotten around to one of her long dormant pet projects – beautifying our home. With this in mind, she roped in Kaylan from Creative Designs All Sorts, and before long, mysterious spots of different colors started appearing in Jessica’s room and the Dining/Braai/Office room.

I then blinked twice and there all of a sudden was Kaylan, painting our wall red!

IMG_20160517_123433 kaylan from creative designs all sorts painting our braai room wall red

Well that’s not strictly true. I did have to help Chantelle remove all shelves from the walls, plugs the holes and prep the rooms for painting – not to mention shuffle all the furniture and toys around so that there was at least space to paint.

Chantelle’s got big plans for the house in general, but for now we’re starting small. The dining room and jessica’s room, the first becoming a nice safari tan with a garnet focus wall, the latter turning candy pink complete with a pink and purple striped focus wall.

Oh, and we’ve sold Jessica’s bed, clearing way for the purchase of a new bunk bed – yes, whether they like it or not, the two girls are about to become roomies!

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The end result is going to look amazing…

Related Link: Creative Designs All Sorts