Monday, February 18, 2013

Our first sleepover

Recently Michelle and I formulated a plan.  Every other month, I'll take her kids for a sleepover at my house.  On the months I don't take her kids, she'll take mine for a sleepover at her house.  The genius in this plan is that the parents hosting the sleepover get a break and the other parents get about a day and half to do whatever they want.  And everyone has fun.  
I like this picture, David and Dustin in our backyard.  

This past weekend was the first sleepover, which we hosted.  Over the days leading up to the event, I got pretty excited.  The kids were SUPER excited.  Michelle and Dustin went to see a broadway show in Durham and had plans to stay the night up there.  Michelle and Dustin get here a little after 10 am to drop the kids off. 

I helped Michelle do her eye makeup, and in that moment, I got excited for David and I next month.  
As for the sleepover, it went great!  And it snowed!  

The kids went on rotation.  They would spend about 30 to 40 minutes outside in the snow before they got too cold.  They'd come, and take off all the wet clothing.  The clothing went in the dryer and the kids went to play upstairs, which would last about an hour.  Then they'd be ready to come back outside.  

Jared and Noelle came over with Kadence.  So there were 5 kids.  And no fighting. 

Meanwhile, David built a big bonfire in the backyard, to get rid of some big stumps we had in the backyard.  

We threw up the tent for Riley.  She kept up with the big kids, for the most part.  She did spend  more time sleeping than usual though.  

Crafting their snowman.  

Poor little guy.  

They got along beautifully, and only slowed down when we put a tv show on for them at about 730 that night.  

So our first sleepover was a huge success.  We did get out the door with all of them to church.  Which was rather comical, with David running around constantly trying to coral all the kids so that they wouldn't get distracted.  

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