It's amazing how a 2 hour birthday party for a (soon to be) 7 (going on 15) year old can pretty much take 3 days worth of work.
Friday was spent cleaning house and getting things ready for the party.
Leona contributed to this event by creating a beautiful cheese painting.
Then, she and Jonny did a little redecorating while I was in the kitchen doing something else.
Look how proud they are of their handy work.
|I do get him dressed sometimes, it's just these jammies are soooo warm.|
Somehow, though we made it through Friday, which brought about Birthday Party Day!! Hooray!
|The happy birthday party day girl.|
Emme's birthday isn't actually until the 26th, but we thought it would be good to celebrate the first day of winter break before all her friends disappeared for the holidays. Last year we
put if off didn't celebrate until February, which was kind of late. This year, I broke the cardinal rule of December birthday's and we went with a Christmas themed party... definitely makes decorating easier. Here's a glimpse in pictures of the festivities.
|8 little houses just waiting to be decorated.|
|Run and run as fast as you can... you'll have to run to work off eating this gingerbread man.|
|Spin, spin, spin then spin some more.|
|"Pin the Nose on the Snowman"|
|Dan lost his job as "spinner" and things got kind of crazy.|
|I think we had a couple of |
|Nothing like a little craziness.|
|I think that for every 1 candy put on the houses, 3 were consumed. I'm sure the nutritionist kid's mom was very pleased with us.|
Sunday was spent getting ready for church (it was our Christmas program so the kids wore their fancy new duds... sorry no pics, but trust me, they looked super fly... especially Calvin who was sporting his very own "grown up" tie), being at church, then recovering from being at church by an afternoon of "family wii" time.
If you'll notice, there is one thing missing from my weekend. Running. I didn't even do a step of it. I have not run since Thursday!! I think that is the longest break I've had in a very, very long time and somehow I managed to sleep in past 7am today, which means I've already missed my opportunity to run today. I never thought I'd say it, but I wish I had a treadmill...
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