Thursday, August 06, 2009

What Was I Thinking

It started innocently enough. Kiah wanted to have a slumber party. I knew what to expect but did that stop me? NooooOOOOoooo.


After taking part in a massive kid swap we arrived home around 6:30. Giggling ensued. I prepared dinner while the girls terrorized anything that stood still long enough (ie, Booger, Flip, Mo, etc.). Then we ate... and ate, and ate, and...ATE! After dinner the girls had to earn their Eskimo pies by listening to a Bible story and answering a question correctly. They were all rewarded.


After dinner we decorated some sugar cookies and went for a walk/giggle fest/race that ended in more pet torture. The girls tried to eat the cookies but they only tasted as good as they looked. LOL!!!


Then there were crafts. They painted sun catchers. It was actually quiet for about three minutes before they finished and began revving up on their next sugar rush. I directed their energy around the couch, like any normal mother would, which resulted in a three girl pile-up.





Of course anytime we have kid friends over there are unceasing requests to hold the snakes. Candy is getting ready to shed so Mocha and Red were up. I had to laugh when the one girl who was requesting to hold the snakes the most was actually terrified of them, but only when they moved. At first she put Mocha bravely around her neck but as soon as Mocha turned to crawl back around she recieved her first flying lesson. HA! Not to worry, she was no worse for the wear. LOL! Our snakes have become accustomed to the squeezy hands of youngsters.



By this time the clock was racing toward 10pm so it was time to put the little girls to bed and let the big girls have the night to their 7-9 year old, grown up selves. G'nite Marli and Eden...sweet dreams.


I had been saving the movie Annie for a special occasion. Kiah had never seen it and to my shock neither had any of her friends. They were ENTHRALLED! I chuckled inside thinking about how hard I try to entertain and enlighted and sometimes I just need to regress. Who needs Hannah Montana... we have Annie. One girl did lament the fact that it was "singy dancing" movie but each time a song and dance came up they were glued to the screen.



After Annie was safe and sound with Daddy Warbucks it was time to hit the sack... and by sack I mean tent out in the front yard.


It took a few warnings and I had to threaten a few lives but they finally all quieted down, the giggling ceased and they all feel fast asleep around 12:30 am.

~deep breath~

The morning I'm sure will be filled with more giggling, crafts, sugar, nail polish, videos and cranky girls.







P.S. Please forgive me for being so sporadic in my posting and visiting. I always seem to be out of time or energy. What happened to all those lovely indoor winter days? HA! Hugs to all.

17 comments:

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Glad to see that you're back!!!

But, I tell you...you've got more spunk to let all those little girls in your home for overnight!! I'd be pulling my hair out!! Then again, I am a whole lot older than you...maybe if I was younger I could tolerate it more!! NOT!! :o) Glad everyone had a good time!

~Beth

Dena said...

aawww, Annie. That used to be one of our favorite movies.

I have to say that I actually miss the fun, noise & chaos of slumber parties. What fun memories.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Now I'm tired and I just got up.

I remember those days of long ago...

Have a wonderful day, you have been missed, but I understand about not posting or visiting. My post and comment have been very inconsistent over theses last weeks of summer.

Blessings
Robin

sara said...

sounds and looks like fun was had by all!!! Those are tiring nights but things your children will remember as wonderful memories!!!

Jessica said...

I love it! I do secretly dread the day that my boys want to have sleep overs... Does that make me a bad mom? ; )

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful stuff i love annie!!!!!!!! heck who am i kidding i love any and all musicals...
love the tent and snakes :)

a corgi said...

memo to self; if ever in Becky's area, meet her at local coffeeshop and not at house (snakes!!!!!!; wow, I forgot somehow that you had snakes as pets????)

sounds like a fun time for all! what a good mom you are to "endure" the slumber party! and imagine now you'll have to do it for the other kids as they grow :)

I like how you had a lot of activities for them to be kept busy, especially that they even got a Bible story; good mom!!

don't worry aobut posting in journals; enjoy life and your wonderful kids!

betty

The Masked Mommy said...

This sounds like so much fun! A time they'll never forget I'm sure :-) I used to LOVE to paint sun catchers when I was a kid. One of my favorite crafts!

Just thought I'd drop by when I saw you were a new follower of mine. Thanks for reading :-D

The Masked Mommy said...

PS. I LOVE the name of your blog :-)

Andi said...

Hey! We just had a slumber party last Friday. It took all of my willpower not to tell kids to stop screaming. I totally remember screaming at slumber parties. I'm afraid we had very little structured activity. But we did do tie dye t-shirts, swam, and the kids slept in a tent...until the coyotes started howling, then one girl had to go home (she had never heard a coyote howl), and 2 little girls slept in the house...BUt, the rest stayed outside!

Jenny said...

Your brave :) Sounds like it was a fun night for them.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Good to see you back and boy you are a brave one! That's a whole lotta giggling!

skoots1mom said...

welcome home...
lots of fun with the young ladies...love that they got a Bible story

you kept them very busy...good job!

Sue said...

Looks like a pretty terrific party!

=)

Celeste said...

Wow you really are a glutton for punishment! I am exhausted just reading this, I can only imagine how you are feeling - great job though for giving the girls such a fantastic time. :)

DaNella Auten said...

I love your headder, where did you get it? Did you design it?

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. I got tired just thinking about all that you did : ) You are definitely the best mommy on the planet : )