We made it a very relaxing and easy going visit - no major events planned with the exception of Jamison's birthday party.
Karan always has activities planned for the kids, usually arts and crafts. This, of course, is right up Lily's alley. One of Karan's ideas was to paint with pudding. We had to wait for the weather to be warm enough since we definitely were not going to attempt this indoors. The night before Jim and Karan left we made the pudding, brought the picnic table outdoors, grabbed some poster board and hearded the artists outside.
The media was pastacio, chocolate, and butterscotch. The artists were not starving...but ate the pudding as if they were. They were timid at first and Lily asked for a paper towel three times. We've told Jamison not to eat his coloring materials so often that we basically had to put his face in the pudding to show him it was ok. Yes, this you can eat. We're honestly doing our best to confuse this kid.
At one point I told them to high five and paint splattered everywhere, mainly over Jamie since Lily high-fived so hard. I wish I had recorded their laughter.
Afterwards, Lily asked for me to turn the hose on so she could wash her hands. There was no way I was not going to drench her.