"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Big, fat sleep-over!

We kicked off the Christmas break (from school) by hosting a big, fat sleep-over! The kids had enrichment classes on Monday - complete with Christmas parties and a talent show (the boys played the piano and Emily did a beautiful dance ~ last photo below). That afternoon we brought home five friends (and a friend of mom and dad's too) and had a blast for the next 24 hours! Grandma (in VA) had sent some fun "kitchen surprises" that the kids didn't know about yet . . . so our first matter of business was the unveiling of an old fashioned popcorn popper AND a cotton candy maker! (hiding behind the kids in the first photo)

The kids were thrilled that we agreed to a "weird utensil dinner" (a favorite of theirs ~ where we force everyone to eat with some strange kitchen utensil rather than a fork or a spoon). We watched movies, feasted on goodies, raced remote control cars and enjoyed the chaos (the very loud chaos) of a full house. We rounded out the time with two hours at "open gym" time.