We start discussing their next birthday exactly 2 minutes after their party is over. It's true. Adelaide is already saying she's "almost 8." Let me adjust to 7 first, whydontcha. Anyway, Adelaide has been begging for a sleep over all year. She went to a sleep over last year and LOVED it! Well, let's just put it out there... I don't like bedtime with my own kids most of the time, I sure don't want to put everyone else's kids to bed. And I would also like to point out that although my firstborn is super smart and sweet and beautiful and such, she's pretty awful at making snap decisions. Quick example: she was asked to bring in 3 things in a paper bag that represent her for homework one day. It took us hours and she was literally in tears by the end of it. She was brining stuff like a bouncy ball. I would ask her, "What does that say about you?" *crickets* Then she would bring stickers... again, not something about you. We settled on a picture of her with her sisters, her small bible and her Irish dance shoes. She's just not good at coming up with a certain number of things in a short time frame.
Well, when we discussed the sleepover, I told her that she would have to narrow her invitation list to about girls. *insert deer in headlights look here* She named 4 children (I will not mention their names here because that would be terribly wrong and it doesn't really matter anyway) that she doesn't even hang out with anymore. I mean, they're sweet kids, but they aren't who I thought she'd pick. Well, when we talked about the fact that if we didn't have a sleepover, she could invite more friends, she was okay with that. We decided on an "almost sleepover" theme and it was a huge hit! We invited 28 children because the rule is if you invite one person from this area, then you invite them all. I do allow only girls, so we invited all the girls from her class at school, her bible class at church, her girl scout troop, the neighborhood, dance etc. Well, it was a friday night and I thought we might have half of them actually come. How about 22. 22 six and seven year old girls came to my house. Did I mention I was sick? Did I also mention Jason was in Washington D.C.? I'm so thankful that my parents were here and I hired the help of our babysitter for backup. I'm fairly certain if they hadn't been here I would have been sucking my thumb in a corner by the end of the night.
Okay, if anyone is still reading, here are some pictures of the night.
I can't believe this baby is 7!
Heather working her manicure/ pedicure magic.
Adelaide's cake... I know it looks like lingerie, but it's pajamas. :)
Julianne said it was past her bedtime.
Pops to the rescue!
Lucy thinks she's just as big as the rest of them.
Watching a movie
I laughed and said our house looked like a frat house by the end of the night with the knocked over solo cups and the popcorn on the floor.
It sure was a night. :)
Stay tuned, Lucy has asked for a Pump it Up party... which is super easy, so I'm excited! :)