Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Plan for Fun
In this last month of being pregnant, I'm exhausted and my kids are getting the rough end of the deal. We recently hosted a Sibling Shower in our home, preparing our children for the JOYS of being a big brother or sister. It lifted their spirits and gave them the playtime they were longing for.
Of course the morning of the party, two families called in sick. My stomach dropped, feeling sorry for those little ones laying helpless in their moms arms while the well children grieve the loss of a fun day here. A party minus 9 kids - that's a party in January for ya! [We really missed seeing you gals and kiddos!]
But the show must go on! The house was clean (cleanest ever), my mom and sister were here to help, and I wasn't about to reschedule. We still had 13 other kids to entertain.
Following my Sibling Shower party directions with printouts made it a breeze. I had seen the idea on a few websites, but no one had created kid-friendly instructions or game sheets. So it is all done for you > HERE.
We hung up our baby pictures and collected scrap fabric squares to make a quilt for Baby Eddie. Just awaiting the fabric of our ill guests before I begin sewing.
We played - oh so many - games! The kids had an absolute blast, enjoying the games and prizes. The moms joining in here and there.
Everyone went home with a full goodie bag. My mom was running the stairs for this and that, so much she's not in the pictures! :( Oh my goodness, we slept good that night. But it was soooo worth it. What a wonderful occasion to spend time with friends and family.
Even the after party with Daddy was fun. Since our kids were so good, I gave them each a special prize to play with. Squinkies, Bizu beads and Playdoh are their current favorites. We enjoyed the leftovers for supper… mmmmm!
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In other news, the kids have been enjoying their Christmas toys and other toys whose bins have been dusted off.
They are addicted to their Vsmile Pocket and Super Hero movies.
Mom and I got the pictures hung that have been leaning on walls around the house for one year since we moved in! And Tom finished the office cabinets so I can be MORE organized.
I am officially ready for Baby Eddie to come. In the meantime a dolly is saving a spot for him in the bassinet and the cocoon I crocheted for him.
I swear, sometimes it looks like it's breathing.