This might sound weird, but Asher's party attendees (AKA his friends) were all fantastic gift givers. One thing I particularly appreciated was that he was gifted a lot of crafts/activities, rather than just toys. We already have SO many toys and really didn't need more! We spent the next week doing a new craft or activity every day. One such activity was sidewalk chalk paint.
Can I just say that I'm very, very glad I had the foresight to have everybody wear chillers? Sometimes I feel like such a legit mom when I think of things like that. Clothes might have been fine, because the chalk did wash out--but you never know. Anyway, back to the paint. It came with packets of chalky powder. I added water and we had sidewalk chalk paint. Woot woot. The kids went to town, especially Lila. I'm not sure there was a part of her that wasn't covered in sidewalk chalk paint by the time we finished.
I painted for a while, too, mainly running interference on Lila so she wouldn't spill all the paint, chew on her paint roller, or otherwise wreak havoc. The boys were quite impressed by the "Hambly" I painted, and oohhed and ahhhed over my sun. It's nice to feel awesome. After a while I abandoned my brush (Lila is a force to be reckoned with), then went a little crazy and pulled out the real camera. I know, right? Here's what I got: