Saturday, May 5, 2007

Our First Sleepover

So younger son turned 7 this past week. The week involved my MIL staying with us from last Sunday until Friday morning, a family dinner and cake on the real birthday and 24 cupcakes for his class. And today/tonight is the "friend" birthday party. It is our first sleepover, too. Older son is a little miffed, but has overall been a very good sport about it. He has informed me that his next party is definitely a sleepover.
We kept the numbers small, inviting only 4 kids. Now I'm not sure what it says about modern manners, but a surprising number of people don't seem to understand the whole concept of RSVP. Of the 4 children, only one's parents actually bothered to call before today. A second one's Mom called today. The other 2? Well - whatever... Maybe it's just me, but I think that is very rude. Everyone makes misktakes sometimes, but the general response to RSVP is complete and utter silence...

Sunday May 6, 2006
And we all survived! A good time was had by all. It was too cold for the much anticipated water balloon fight, but the kids still had a good time playing outdoors, playing indoors (including BINGO, which they absolutely love...), eating homemade pizza and cake, watching movies, sleeping in sleeping bags and pancakes with real maple syrup for breakfast. We watched How to Eat Fried Worms and The Ant Bully. If you're looking for a kid movie, especially for boys, I would highly recommend the Worms.
I guess that I'll have to have the kids back once it is warmer because I don't know how the heck I'm ever going to need three containers of water balloons... Mr. Me's birthday is in the summer (as is mine), but I just don't think that he is a water balloon kind of guy.


Anonymous said...

You have two boys- I would be surprised if your bucket of water balloons last the week! If you're lucky they will take them outside.
Bad Secret Keeper

Alison said...

I found sending invitations out by e-mail was better for getting actual RSVPs. You wouldn't think a phone call would be that difficult, but the e-mail invites got the best return.