This Beautiful Inheritance: Party At My House!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Party At My House!

So, as I mentioned, Tuesday I hosted a Toddler Valentine Party. It was supposed to go down last Thursday, but due to blizzard-like conditions, we rescheduled for one day post-holiday. (This turned out to be the best idea ever because we got everything half-off!)


With one little boy sick, there were still NINE kiddos/babies in my house that evening. I think I underestimated the CHAOS that nine toddlers can produce. Or I overestimated our ability as moms to keep the party calm. Bottom line, it was chaos! Ha.

I wish I had photos that could properly illustrate that for you: like the babies screaming, the toddlers sneaking to the food table again and again to swipe yet another cookie, or all of them sticking their fingers, arms and elbows in paint. Yes, paint.

Again, I'm not sure what we were thinking on this one, but we thought it would be a good idea to PAINT the kids' Valentine sacks at the party. Wow. That was an adventure. Needless to say I did not let Eden paint her own. Here is her sack next to her cousin's. (Joe, who is about a year older than Eden, insisted on using "MY Blue Paint!" So he got to paint his own :-) )


Really, we did have fun though. If there is any group of moms up for this kind of chaotic challenge, it's us. We're all about the play dates and memory-making.




 

At the end of the night, when all the kids were starting to melt down, we decided to attempt a group photo. HA! The only option was to set up our cameras on the book shelf with a timer, and THIS is how they turned out.



The whole time Eden was turning around, crying, lunging for the TV saying, "Shows! Shows! Shows!" (Yes, she is a teensy bit addicted to her "Shows.")

Finally, I turned on Diego, and silence magically filled the room.



Works every time!

4 comments:

  1. Ha Too funny! I'm glad I'm a Mimi instead of a Mama, cause I think my patience for that kind of "fun" went out the window a few years back. :)
    Well, I am still a Mama, but you know what I mean. lol

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  2. This looked like such a fun night. I wish camp and i could have made it.

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  3. Sounds like a great night all in all.

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