WOW!!! WHAT WAS I THINKING!?!!
A few weeks ago Kwynn was bummed out because McKynna was invited on a playdate and she wasn't. Well, the girls are in different classes at school and therefor they have different friends. I tried to explain this to Kwynn but waterworks and tons of drama ensued. Suddenly, I had a great idea... let's have a slumber party! That way she would make a list of friends to invite and thus proving she did have friends. Well- obviously that was as far as I thought it out...the slumber party was Friday night and I was completely overwhelmed! For those of you who know me well- you know I am not girl-y! Not because I don't want to be- but because I was raised with two brothers and they didn't let me be girl-y. Add to that seven 8 year-old girls who are pre-hormonal and full of attitude... uh ya... really not sure what I was thinking! So as Friday drew near... I tried to get ready. I went and bought cute little felt zippered bags and put finger nail polish and little manicure sets in them ( I got the idea from my mother-in-law... she bought the girls these really cute manicure/pedicure sets for Christmas and they love them... the ones I bought we cheap little ones from Target but did the job). Then we made up goody bags with pins and friendship bracelets. I called and had pizza lined up and even planned a swimming trip to the YMCA with the girls. So I was feeling pretty good! Then Friday came...the girls started arriving at 5:30 on the dot some even came early! They played for a bit and then ate pizza. Then we loaded up the van and all went swimming at the YMCA (the cooper branch here in Lincoln has a really nice pool with a slide and depths of 18 inches to 6 feet. So a nice variety for the girls including Corynn!) John thought I was crazy for wanting to take them swimming, but I had a secret motive! I figured I would let them swim for two hours...burning off a bunch of energy before coming home...maybe then they wouldn't be up all night! They were pretty good at the pool and even played with Corynn- which it was very nice of them to include her. Here are a few photos at the Y.
On the way home from the Y- I was craving some icecream so we headed to Sonic for sundaes. Not sure what I was thinking because they had just wasted all that energy swimming and now I was filling them with sugar. I need to start thinking things all the way through. Well, we finally get home around 10pm and the girls head into Kwynn and McKynna's room. Some of girls fell asleep relatively early including mine. But the ones that were still awake made sure they didn't sleep for long. They painted nails and told ghost stories and it was really cute! I just hung out upstairs incase I was needed... I ended up falling asleep on the couch around 2am. I woke up at 3am and everyone was asleep- finally! Too bad it was short lived... everyone was up at 6:45am wanting to know when I was going to start making cinnamon rolls...UGHHH- I wanted to say GO BACK TO BED! But that wouldn't be the 'cool mom' thing to do... so slowly I got up and made breakfast. Parents were due to arrive at 10:30am and it seemed like it would never get here. In the end ... the girls had fun and for the most part everyone was good and my house was still standing. Its a darn good thing that these only happen once or twice a year! Just in case you are wondering where John was during all this- well he had locked himself away for the night... too much estrogen for him...it was probably for the best! He tries...and we love him for it!