My Family

The sleepover

Sleeping bags that were never used since they all squeezed in Megan's bed like kittens.
Sleeping bags that were never used since they all squeezed in Megan’s bed like kittens.

I am starting this post before the girls arrive but am sure that I will not complete it until much later.   The girls were due to arrive at 6pm but I received a text earlier from one of the Mom’s asking if she could drop her daughter an hour early.  What am I to say right?  Of course.  SO the festivities are due to begin in about 20 minutes.  The morning was spent finishing up some cleaning and hanging a few decorations,  cupcakes were made yesterday.  My excited beyond words daughter has spent the afternoon in her room watching TV and trying to stay calm.

A birthday swim under a rainbow
A birthday swim under a rainbow

By 6:00 pm the volume level in my house was WAY up!  Both girls were here by 5:15 and the festivities were off with a screaming, screeching bang.  I sent them to the Wii to dance a bit, try to calm the excitement just a little lol. They danced, went for a swim, ate both pizza and cupcakes, read magazines and finally settled in with a movie.  The girls all seemed to have a great time.  I am not posting pics of the girls since two are not my own, but we did get many great ones that Meg will be able to look back on with good memories.IMG_4679

Sunday morning started early since one of the girls had to leave first thing.  For the others it was chocolate chip pancakes and bacon followed by a nice morning swim under bright blue skies.  That is where we are right now.  I am sitting at the kitchen table watching the three of them play in the pool amazed that they can still maintain the volume of last night.  Meg’s friend who is still here is due to leave in about 2 hours after which I expect my own girls to crash.

I will get the real feedback from Megan later but it does seem that the party was a huge success!  On the smile scale it was a 10!

Seeing smiles on my daughter’s faces makes my world complete!

My Family

Three short days from today

literally-like-this-it-wasWell the big countdown is on!  The first sleepover!  We are so very excited, and by “we” I mean my soon to be 9-year-old and her BFF who called this morning so they could giggle about the coming party.

During the day there were moments of spontaneous happiness as I was reminded of the actual amount of days left in the countdown. The joys of youth, if we could all get so excited the world would be a much better place. We are now in preparation mode.  Cleaning the entire house is at the top of the list since we will also have a family party next weekend.  Meg has actually been very helpful with the cleaning.  Amazing what you can achieve with a well motivated child.

All I hope is that the actual event comes close to the expectations my child has for the night.