Guess what? We succeeded on both counts! The girls did have a great time, though...they had a pizza dinner, followed up by 3 bingo games with prizes, decorating their own HUGE pieces of cake, and opening gifts. The rest of the night was a blur, honestly. We tucked them all away in the guest room, with access to the Roku and internet for their devices...we heard them A LOT, but didn't see much of them. There was an attempt to play a 2am game of hide 'n seek,which we squashed. And finally at 4am, we laid down the law and told them it was time to go to bed. We had to quiet them down them again, 45 minutes later, and they finally went to sleep. Crazy!
They loved the color changing flames that I put on each of their cake pieces
They even let G join in the fun with the cake...
BUT, all of the girls had fun, and made some good memories, and that's what counts. Ava was a little cranky yesterday, but not as bad as I would have expected. We made her go to bed at 8pm last night, and she fell asleep almost immediately. Today should be an even better day now that we're all running on a full night's sleep again.
After 4 hours of sleep...not too crabby.
With all of the fun to be had this week, we got a little behind on Ava's summer lessons. We are now caught up with week 1, and will be focusing on the week 2 items this week, so we can get back on track. Now that she's finished one week's worth, I think she realizes that it won't be that bad. My goal is that I want to keep her mind sharp and not lose all of the lessons that she worked so hard on this past year.
G had a pretty good week, too. He and his friends went to the splash pad on a hot day, and then he and Scott enjoyed the "Dad and Donuts" breakfast on Friday at G's daycare. It was Scott's first time attending a breakfast there, and I am so glad that he finally went to one. I reminded him that G only has a little over a year before he starts Kindergarten, and he won't have that opportunity in the future.
I took Friday off to prep for the birthday/slumber party, and I had a pretty darn good day, as well. I got enough stuff done earlier in the day, which gave Scott and me a chance to meet up with my parents for drinks/apps before Ava's party started (before we picked up G.) It was a great way to kick off the weekend before the crazy slumber party times began!
Also, we want to wish our fathers a very Happy Father's Day today! My dad is someone who I look up to and respect, on all levels. I wouldn't be the person I am without his guidance and support through life.
Bonus picture! Everyone says that I look like my mom, but there may be a slight resemblance to my dad, too ;)
Scott's stepdad has also played an important role in Scott's life, and thanks Whitey for motivating Scott to become the successful person that he is today!
And of course, our two little kids wouldn't be the people that they are growing into without Scott's daily love and support of them. No matter how crazy they drive him, we are all lucky that Scott is their father!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!