In typical Krull style, Ella's birthday has dragged out an additional week. Ella and her best friend, Gracen, celebrated their 11th birthdays with a movie/slumber party. Amanda and I took 15 kids and 5 adults to see the movie "Dolphin Tale 2" and then followed that up with a wonderful slumber party.
Instead of going to the movie, Amanda's husband Nelson stayed home and, unbeknownst to us, planned and prepared about 7 games for the girls to play. I about died, seeing as I usually just tell the girls to go upstairs to play. Apparently I need to up my game. He really went overboard making sure the girls were entertained. I'm still laughing when I think about how proud he was of himself. It was pretty impressive (but don't tell him I said that.)
Games like rump-shaker, cheez-it pile on, cracker-whistle and the obligatory line dancing (think cha-cha slide.) I left the girls in good hands and for the first time in several years did not host a party at my house. I went home and slept in my own bed while Nelson and Amanda tossed and turned to the sound of little girls giggles and whispers until 4:00am.
Ella had a soccer game at 9:00 and in a very obedient move she actually went to sleep at 11:00. Oh, I remember the day of staying up all night....and then feeling like crap the next day. I sure couldn't do it now. Speaking of being old and tired....stayed tuned. Jack's birthday party is tomorrow. If I wasn't worn out yesterday I'm sure 15 little 4 year olds will do it tomorrow.