Since I make my own schedule, I can sometimes accommodate a last minute request. In Brenda's case, her family was traveling in from all over the place and gathering for a ladies' night. When she asked if I could arrange to show up as part of the holiday fun, I was happy to oblige! Brenda had painted with me before and decided this would be the perfect activity for the gals. So we made colorful trees, and performed one of my favorite pastimes in class: baby foot stamps. Many new moms have brought babies along for paint night, since most newborns are content to watch and enjoy as mom paints her canvas. When we get one as cheery and agreeable as our little one that night, it's fun to make them a part of the painting. Thanks Brenda, for including art in your family time!