We had a first in the Burdick household this weekend, and personally I look forward to many more of these- Josie had her first slumber party. Instead of a big party for her birthday we had a family dinner the Saturday before her birthday and then she invited three friends from church (and Jolie) to spend the night this past Friday night. One of the girls did not get to come so it turned out to be four little girls "partying" with Mr. Joe, Aunt Sheila, and me. We all had a blast and it turned out way better than I expected it to.
Friday afternoon I picked up the kids from school and dropped Joel off with Joe so we could go get their friends Jo (short for Josephine) and Catie. The girls were so excited to go pick up the girls. They had been telling everyone at MCDP they were going to get the girls. So we added two more car seats to the van and headed to Wetumpka to get Jo. After picking up Jo we headed back to Elmore to get Catie. By the time we got back to the house Aunt Sheila was there waiting to join in on the fun. The girls ran into the house to find goody bags made just for them. They each had their own bag that had bracelets, necklaces, leis, box of gummies, and butterfly straws. After playing for a few minutes we decided to make our pizzas. I though making our own bagel pizzas might be better than big pizzas. Jo told me she didn't like bagels so she made hers on bread. While the pizzas baked the girls changed into pajamas.
Josie with her pepperoni, olive, and mushroom bagel:
Jo made hers with pepperoni:
Catie also made a pepperoni bagel:
Jolie made a pepperoni, mushroom, and olive bagel:
Aunt Sheila made a pepperoni bagel and I made a pepperoni and mushroom bagel:
After eating dinner the girls fixed Aunt Sheila's and my hair while we let our sugar cookies bake. Jo and Josie worked on Aunt Sheila:
Catie and Jolie worked on my hair:
Catie and Jolie tried to work on Joe's hair too, but all they could do was brush it :)
Next it was time to decorate the sugar cookies:
Next on the agenda was getting their nails done. Each girl got their toenails and fingernails painted. Jo's are on the bottom left (silver glitter), then Jolie (green with polka dots), then Catie (purple glitter), and then Josie (pink with polka dots).
After getting their nails done they rolled out their sleeping bags and laid down to watch a movie with popcorn. Yes, they all did a lot of eating that night.
I was sitting on the couch above them and took an upside down picture of them all.
It was around 10:00 p.m. when they finally started getting sleepy. Josie was actually the first one asleep, then Jo, and then Catie. Jolie had a hard time going to sleep and she actually ended up sleeping in her own bed instead of in the living room with all the other girls.
Aunt Sheila had to be at work at 6:00 a.m. the next morning so she got up and left early Saturday morning. The girls were all awake by about 5:30 - 6:00 a.m. We got up and I fixed them breakfast of scrambled eggs, cheese grits, and fruit. Jo kept going on and on about how good the food was and I asked her if she wanted to come live with me. She said only on the days I don't have church-- sounded reasonable to me :) After breakfast we took "baby Joel" for a walk. They took turns pushing him in the stroller and we got to see two trains pass by.
Jo was the first to leave around 9:15 a.m. when her mom picked her up and Catie left around 9:45 a.m.
All in all I would say the slumber party was a huge success. Everyone was very well behaved and used their manners. I think and hope everyone had fun.
After everyone left, we just vegged and took naps. That afternoon we went to Pap-paw's house so that Joe could help him move some stuff. I took the kids for a ride on the golf cart while they worked.
The next morning we went to church and went home. The girls refused to take naps and were very ill so we ended up not going to Awana.
This coming up weekend will be a busy but fun one. It is a family tradition to go to the Millbrook Mardi Gras Parade with Quint & Sheila so we will do that, then I have to head to church to make chocolate treats with the SOS girls to sell for our Relay for Life Valentinues Sale, then that afternoon we have our church directory pictures.
In the meantime the season of Lent is fastly approaching so Joe and I will be in prayerful consideration about what we should give up in honor of Lent. Any suggestions would be appreciated, I would like to do something different this year.
Love to you all