Monday, February 17, 2014

Wild, Wonderful Valentine Weekend!

They all still like to get out my (chemo) wigs and play with them.
Ahhhhh, probably thought it was a different kind of wild weekend, didn't you??  But if you know me, you know it's probably all about the grands.  We invited them for their first ever combined sleepover at our house.  Getting them together with all the schedules isn't easy, but worth it and FUN!!
Larry and I went to the dollar store and found some prizes and goodies that turned out to be a hit.  The fathers (my sons) said it was all a hurricane disaster the next morning when they helped clean up...ha! 

We blew up our $26 air mattress....the hit of the evening.
 They bounced on it using it like a trampoline,
Bailey showed us her gymnastic skills on it,
 they lined up to watch cartoon movies on it and finally
they slept on it.

We had a tea party complete with animal crackers and "tea". 
(Cooper wasn't into this

We played dress-up, detective and archery.  Then had pizza,popcorn
and s'mores over the fireplace.  They go together don't they??

Sleeping arrangements were pretty easy..
.Me on couch above and kids on mattress, just big enough.
 Cooper decided to go up stairs to sleep with his dad.

Breakfast was red pancakes (not very popular..."where are the REAL ones??)
bacon, and donuts. Nutrition...out the window for this paartay.

But all had a great time and are ready to do it again....Larry and I
cleaned for 2 hours and then took a L.O.N.G nap! 
Getting old?....not me!


Rebecca said...

What fun, Donna! That's a pretty brave undertaking - especially for someone with a new hip :)

Glad you were able to do it - and it sounds & looks like the kids made a lot of memories.

Julia said...

Well I for one approve of the tea party with animal crackers. I was just commenting on a blog today about having a tea party with my granddaughter when she was little.

IThis party looks like so much fun. It certainly was a wild wonderful Valentine weekend.

I hope that you are getting used to your new hip.

Take care and thanks for your visit. I appreciate it so much. Happy belated Valentine.

acorn hollow said...

what fun!!!! But like you I would have taken a very long nap too.


yaya said...

Sounds like a great time! I should have brought Phil's girls and really add some craziness! The kids looked like they'll have a wonderful memory and will want to do it many times over! Too cute!

Kim said...

What fun. The kids will have such great memories at grandma's sleepover. As I was reading I was wondering how long a nap you needed when it was over....then I read to the end. Lol. Tiring but worth it. I can't believe they didn't like the red pancakes

Cro Magnon said...

I'd call that a perfect weekend. With my grandsons all so far away, I have to party with the dogs instead!

Jeanne Henriques said...

Donna...your gorgeous grandchildren are at that magical age. Life is so much fun for everyone. They are growing up so fast..I recall the baby photos not so long ago! xx

Michael Manning said...

It's amazing what fun kids have with adventures they'll always remember!

Molly said...

Looks a best weekend ever. Donna you have a lovely family.

Vicki Boster said...

Hilarious-- great fun with the grands!! I'm looking forward to those days!! Love seeing all the fun pictures:)