Holy Moly! And I thought I was prepared!...... I was totally unaware of the emotional turmoil 10 little eleven year old girls dish out! We had lots of ups & downs this weekend but I am pretty sure all enjoyed themselves (once the pouting in the corner was over!)
We did the spa treatment which only took 45 minutes! I was anticipating a good hour and a half.... (only 8 girls at the salon - 2 were arriving later)
On to the pizza parlor...with me trying to S T R E T C H out the activities by dishing out quarters for the arcade games...
We got home and they played on the trampoline for a while, did a bit of dress up ("she got the good belt!.... How come she gets to wear the black high heels?!..... I want to wear the veil!")
Then me dashing out to KFC for some Popcorn Chicken to feed a small army.
That's my 3 year old (who dressed himself!) vacuuming up after those messy girls! :)
Cake, presents, crafts(remember my carefully thought out plan of constructing a simple tie fringe pillow? haaaaa! Well let's just say I think there was more pillow stuffing ALL OVER the room than in the pillows themselves!), popcorn, pillow fights, 1:30 am frantic call on walkie talkie because there was a spider in the bathtub (who was taking a shower at 1:30 in the morning?!), 6:15 am wake up call from outside our bedroom window - they were jumping on the trampoline!!.... only to fall back asleep until 9 am (for some this was the ONLY time they slept).
Then Breakfast with these Good Morning Merry Sunshine Girls.. (Not!).
With me glancing at the clock every 10 minutes - (tick, tick, tick...) the countdown until the parents arrival and claiming of their darlings... ..
We had a group of parents hanging out with us having coffee and chuckling over the details of the party.......Last child left at 1 p.m.....sigh...time to relax!...then my husband looks at me and says ...those dreaded words..."I'm hungry...." ....Can I kill him...? This is the man who slept in until 10:00 am while I was downstairs feeding a small army! But he never does that - he is the early riser, let's go to church type of guy so I guess I can allow him that one day to sleep in.
We had to gather up our middle child (8 year old son) from his cousin's house (remember he had been "banned" from the house?) so we decided to stop for lunch. But at the restaurant, I must have looked so haggard for the waitress asked me if I wanted a cocktail... Ding, ding ding!! Oh yes, you betcha!... I thoroughly enjoyed the largest Margarita I had ever seen!
So with a nice margarita & a thousand calorie meal consumed, I was nearly comatose (& drooling!) on the way home. Just what I needed!
Sorry - I meant to post this earlier this week but last minute school activities have kept me otherwise engaged, some family arrived from out of state unexpectedly and in the small snippets of time I was trying to post -I have been having a bit of trouble loading pictures..? Anyone else having that problem? Anyway Thanks so much for all the concerned comments on my welfare! Some had me saying "awww!" and others had me chuckling! But it was nice knowing my blogger friends were concerned! Only four more school days and then I will be free to visit with all of you! :)