Monday, January 24, 2011

Sleepover hangover

Summer must be making up for lost sleep today. It is almost 8:00 and she is still not up. I should be showering and getting ready for our school visit this morning, but the couch has caught me. On Saturday night, my friends Selena and Alicia came over with their girls. Of course, one dad just had to tag along, but he escaped most of the party and watched UFC while tending to the baby. Summer was playing Sorry with her dad when her friend Sidda showed up. She has really enjoyed that game a lot since getting it from her friend Katie for Christmas. Clint doesn't know the rules, so he has to run every move by me it seems. You would think he could read the box sitting in the floor beside him, but I guess it does feel good to be cooking dinner and yet involved in the game. So, I won't complain too much.

Not long after Sidda got there, Selena and her gang showed up. The girls were all introduced and the playing began. Alicia and her girls arrived and we all gathered in the kitched to make pizzas and quesadillas. The Wii dance games were a major hit. Summer did not put up too much of a fuss when she had to share the #1 remote. Each time the kids came back to the game after doing whatever, someone new ended up with the Wii remote and not by accident. They "called it," you know? I was happy to see her share and also to not put up a big fuss about winning or losing. However, I she and Liliane definitely hung up their remotes before Sidda and Willow. They were the dance queens. Well, until the adults started dancing. Then, they were toast. :)

The girls got hair and nail makeovers. They all loved getting their finger and toe nails painted. Surprisingly, Summer did not do "rainbow colors" on her fingers. She stuck with pink with white cat and flower stamps. On her toes, she varied the color on each toe and got some flower stickers on her big toe. I think two of the other girls did different colors on each finger nail and solids on the toes. They were pretty patient considering there were 3 moms and 6 girls getting painted. Lexie was the first to request her toes being painted. Her mom did her fingers and toes a few weeks ago and she loved to show them off. The older girls also picked out colors for their hair to be sprayed with. They also highlighted the color with a little glitter paint. I'm sure they all have a few flakes of it left in their hair. The paint comes out easily, but glitter is glitter and seems to have a mind of its own.

The girls were in bed around eleven, but did not finally go to sleep until midnight when Alicia decided she would sleep with them. When I tucked Summer in, she said "What about my bedtime story?" Love it! I told her that I'm sure they would be telling their own stories and she was happy with that. They had a great time in that hour jumping on beds and whispering and just being silly girls. They were up by 8 and ready for breakfast and more Wii games. After gobbling down cinnamon rolls, sausage biscuits and yogurt, they got dressed and danced until it was time to go. It was a great experience which I definitely think needs to be repeated. Girls just want to have fun!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Hi Summer, glad to hear that you are doing well and having a great time!

Keeping you in my prayers.

God bless