Saturday, June 7, 2008

Slumber Party Review

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)

Decisions, decisions....

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! :)


Heather said...

Okay honey now I am officially scared........ and thinking I need a bigger house and a stock in happy pills!!!! YIKES!!!! You are one brave woman! I am exhausted just thinking about that party!! Looks like they did have fun though and your darling daughter will have memories to last a lifetime- good job mom!!!
Your son is SO cute! Love the hair!! He dresses himself like my 3 year old son- for some reason they must think stripes go with camo shorts- which by the way is his new favorite outfit. Ah who cares though right? We need to encourage independence!!! And get really weird stares from old ladies in the grocery store.
I was just wondering last night how close the shower curtain and bedding will resemble each other. Very anxious!I don't relish to much on b-days anymore except for the fact that my hubby usually goes wacky crazy on me so I tend to suck that up!! LOL! HEY! It's once a year!
Glad you are ok! Thanks for checkin in.
Have a great weekend!
-Heather :)

Cyndi said...

Oh, yes. I distinctly remember those sleepovers, and the many ups and downs of emotions. Why can't girls who supposedly like each other, get along? They're so emotional! Did you get any sleep, or were you up most of the night? It looks like you did a good job and they all had a good time. Now, go take a nap!

twintoo10292 said...

I'm glad to see you survived...I started to get worried. I went through the same thing when my daughter had slumber parties for her birthday. She ended up in the bathroom crying at one point. Now they all get along when they are together. It gets better with time if you choose to do this again!! My highlight was seeing your precious son in his get cute. And cleaning up after the girls...priceless! Looks like it was fun for all and even mom got a treat at the end...I rarely drink but have been enjoying margaritas at the last few functions I've been to. Had one last night as a matter of fact...yummy. Have a happy and restful weekend. Twin

gloria said...

I'll Drink to that!! sounds like it all went well girl. Your son is just darling and teach him young to pick up after girls and he'll make a great husband one day haha!!
I bet you were tired after all those hours with those silly girls. You did a great job Mom and the memories for your daughter will last forever. hugs and smiles ms. Gilroy.

Kim Hardt Originals said...

What fun those girls had. Glad you survived.

I have been there and done that years ago. My daughter use to be on the Lacrosse team. I had about 14 girls sleep over at one time. I didn't think girls could eat,drink,sleep and scream that loud. Oh those were the days. I miss that stuff. They go up fast Laurie.

I'm sure they are counting the days till the next party. What a fun mom you are.


Picket said...

Wow..You are a super mom for sure!!!! You can bet those girls will have great memories to carry with them always...Glad you survived!! lol lol Take care my friend and have a great week.

decorator101 said...

W-O-W You earn the title of ONE BRAVE MOMMA!!! All those girls under one roof and you with a ton of patience to go with them. hmmm I see where your drink at lunch was much needed LOL And for your little guy to be so helpful was priceless. I hope you've rested up and things are back to semi normal for you. You'll look back on these days fondly and ask yourself how did they grow up so fast?? Thanks so much for sharing the slummber party... hugs ~ lynne ~

Tausha said...

so glad it went well. I have to say in the halls of historic slumber parites, your sound pretty good. No one threw up, cried and had to go home, started thier period, cut eachothers hair. Could be worse! Glad it wasn't. As for your meal afterward-don't be so hard on yourself-you so deserve it! You are one rockin mom!!!

Picket said...

Hey girl...have you got your strength and your sanity back from the slumber party! lol Just came by to check in on you..hope you have had a beautiful day!

Mary said...

Oh Laurie, I hope that you are recovered by now! It sounds like the girls had a really great time, though, and I'm sure it will be a wonderful memory for your daughter. Give yourself a pat on the back, Supermom!

Donna Lynn said...

I sure have missed you! I really enjoyed reading about your daughters slumber party...bless your heart, you are a brave one! I will take the wild BB gun fights over this any day...

Hope all is well with you, email me if you can ever find the time and let me know what you have been up to!

Heather said...

Do I need to send out an APB??? Just stopping by to check on you as I havent heard anything for awhile. Hope all is well in Laurie Land!
-Heather :)

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...


Wow are you alive after this. We haven't seen you around. Did the slumber party do you in.
Hope to see you soon.

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Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

Are you still okay? That party was something else! I did it twice and after that I said "I'm done!". They will wear you out for sure ;)


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