Sunday, August 12, 2007

We Survived!

What was supposed to be our only slow weekend at home this month turned out to be pretty busy. We ended up having another impromptu sleepover birthday party a month early for E8 on Friday night. R7 had hers a month early back in May. Everyone seems to be so busy these days and one good friend will be out of the country most of September. So, we had three extra boys at the house on Friday night.

We put out a "make your own pizza" bar for the kids and had brownie sundaes for dessert. There was a lot of missile launching with the 50 cent pump guns we found at Target for everyone. There was a lot of Crash NitroKart on Playstation and finally there was an all night game of Settlers of Catan for the boys. Saturday morning they continued the game until it was time for everyone to leave. Admittedly, there was also more missile launching! We did interrupt the morning game session for some yummo thick, buttermilk blueberry pancakes. It was quiet then for only the second time since they had arrived- lots of eating going on!

In case you are wondering...the girl sleepover involved a lot more giggling, they actually all changed into pajamas before going to sleep, they went to bed earlier, and it was a lot quieter!! We crafted and watched a movie too.

So, it is official. We have entered a new zone with our kids. The era of sleepovers and lots of friendly fun and food. How did they get so old so fast?

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