1 After a light breakfast, the children interviewed their parents at their work space. This is Soo Jee Lee and Summer.
2 Marsha Hagar and Jade
3 John asked his mom, Susan Prebola, what she likes most about her job.
4 Mckayla asked her mom, Leonila Cabezudo, "When you were my age, what did you want to be when you grew up?"
5 Julian approached his father, Jeff Carnevale with, "Who is your role model?", while Lauren asked, "What is one thing you'd like to learn how to do?"
6 Hadassah asked her mom, Andrea, "What do you like most about your job?" Mathew and Amy chimed in with a few interview questions, as well.
7 After the interview session, the children moved on to the next project: Crafting! Every child was given a ceramic flower pot to decorate.
8 They were given stickers, embellishments, and pattern punches from the Martha Stewart Craft line, as well as magic markers to make their designs.
9 All the children's creations were colorful and so creative.
10 Mario made great use of colored markers and paper flowers from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.
11 This use of floral stickers and paper flowers from the Martha Stewart Crafts line is very pretty.
12 Colby decorated his pot with rocket and UFO stickers.
13 Adin decorated his pot completely freehand.
14 Saran made a fun smiley face with google eye stickers from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.
15 Anduin Havens and Harper
16 Kimberly Miller with Ethan and Austin
17 Tiffany Stewart and her son, Justis
18 Everyone labeled their pots and put them on a shelf to be used later in another project.
19 After decorating their pots, the children designed, colored, and cut out clothes for my French Bulldog, Sharkey, in the PetSmart design Challenge.
20 They were encouraged to create pretty designs and cut them out.
21 Lauren applyed a thin line of glue to the edges of Sharkey's skirt, where she then applied some blue Martha Stewart brand glitter.
22 Julian used grey, purple, green, and red markers to make a very interesting geometric pattern.
23 Aldon used green and red markers to create a pattern that would mimic the colors of his shirt.
24 Many opted to glue Martha Stewart embellishments onto their designs.
25 Here Samantha used some on the green portion of Sharkey's skirt.
26 Paige Green helped her daughter, Sienna, with her design challenge.
27 Dylan created a sweater for Sharkey that is very similar to the shirt he was wearing!
28 Ella's collar was made with red and yellow embellishments. So pretty!
29 Most of the children read my French Bulldog's blog, The Daily Wag (dailywag.marthastewart.com) every day! So they have a very good idea of the kinds of clothing Sharkey likes to wear.
30 Lots of very beautiful and creative designs were made.
31 These are great inspiration for the Martha Stewart fall line at PetSmart!
32 Dyson brought their lightweight, cordless vacuum and held demonstrations to show that even small children can handle it with ease.
33 Cereal and powder was used on a hard surface to make small-area messes, which was easy work for the Dyson.
34 It worked great on carpet as well.
35 They broke for lunch at noon. Pizza!
36 After lunch the children were given a tour of the entire office and then returned to the clerestory for a group photo.
37 The children were now ready to put the ceramic pots that they decorated earlier to use. Rita Christiansen taught a gardening class to prepare them for planting!
38 The children had all sorts of great questions.
39 There was a nice variety of plants on hand.
40 There were even flower bulbs from the Martha Stewart Living line at The Home Depot.
41 Michelle Moledo passed out plants. The children couldn't wait to get their very own.
42 Once they received their plant, they returned to their tables and began the process of repotting their plants into their beautifully decorated ceramic pots.
43 Nila Cabezudo looked on as Mckayla and Marc admired their newly potted plants.
44 Summer treated herself to a chocolate chip cookie after she completed her potting project.
45 Christina Tobia and Maggie
46 Yuli's hard work resulted in this lovely creation.
47 The kids thought that potting plants can be very messy but so, so fun!
48 Time to clean up!
49 My niece, Sophie Slater, led a yoga class. The kids were very excited to practice the warrior poses. Here they are moving into Warrior I.
50 And Warrior II - There were a lot of giggles throughout the practice!
51 Warrior III was a nice challenge!
52 As was eagle pose.
53 The kids really enjoyed the balancing poses!
54 Getting ready for eagle on the 2nd side.
55 Bow pose is always a popular one for kids!
56 Moving into some forward bending as they neared the end of the 45-minute class - Here they are getting ready to move into is janu sirsasana, or head-to-knee pose.
57 Sophie is janu sirsasana
58 The kids started to unwind further with this simple inversion pose - they liked that it looks like a beetle on it's back.
59 And then they did some reclined spinal twists.
60 Followed by a little seating posture work before a mini meditation.
61 Followed up by legs-up-the-wall, one of Sophie's and my favorite restorative yoga postures.
62 When their yoga session was over, the kids set out to create their very own salad dressing with the help of one of my food experts, Sara Carey.
63 Sarah showed how easy it is to make a really delicious shake-it-up mustard vinaigrette.
64 The simple ingredients - Dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil
65 They listened carefully as Sarah explained how to mix the ingredients.
66 Then it was time to begin.
67 Place the Dijon mustard in a jar.
68 Add vinegar, salt, sugar, pepper and oil.
69 When all the ingredients were added, Sara told them to screw the lid on tight and shake-it-up! These Ball Mason jars are perfect for this!
70 Colby gave it a good shake and had a carrot on hand, ready to sample his creation.
71 They had a choice of cherry tomato, cucumber, celery, carrot and peppers to dip into their delicious mustard vinaigrette.
72 The final step was to make a label.
73 Lauren chose: Lauren's Mustard Vinaigrette 4/24/14.
74 A delicious Shake-It-Up Mustard Vinaigrette and a perfect presentation!
75 The day ended with the children doing video interviews, saying hello to me and telling a little bit about themselves. This is Lauren.
76 Luke and John did their interview together.
77 Kai tried to decide what was his favorite part of the day.
78 Matthew said goodbye for now, and he looks forward to coming back next year!
79 It was a truly fun-filled and educational day! Of course, no one wanted to leave without taking one last cookie!