Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm Taking it Back to the Old School 'Cause I'm an Old Fool Who's So Cool

The past few weeks have been a flurry of Aaron traveling, kids going to school, trying not to go bat shit crazy and planning Griffin's birthday party.

Initially, he wanted us to "rent a bus" (heh, yeah, right) and invite over 15 friends over which turned me into a puddle of tears because that's even more crazy than I am.

And then I pitched the idea of a sleepover party with a couple of friends and BAM, I got my way and it didn't require washing windows and steam cleaning the carpets.

Because the OCD kicks in HARD when strangers come over.


So we had a party with the necessities: playing with Legos, easy dinner, gluten-free cupcakes, strawberry sorbet (nom nom nom, food allergies), playing board games, watching movies and goodie bags.


And lots and lots of sleeping bags.


Damn, seven came fast.

14 comments:

Ali said...

Happy Birthday Griffin! And a sleepover strikes me as very brave indeed.

amy h said...

Happy seven, Griffin! It looks like it was a fun party.

PamKittyMorning said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRIFFIN!!!

intothethickofit said...

After JP's debacle of an overnight in November, I'm not sure that I will consent to another sleep over at my house. Ever. You are one brave Mama! And happy belated birthday to SG's birthday buddy!

kristi said...

Damn, those are some good-looking guests you've got there. I hope they weren't too crazy.

kristi said...

And by "good looking" I mean "completely zoned out."

Alicia A. said...

Sleepover!?!

Aren't you the cool mom?

Wifey said...

Nice. Happy Belated. My son is pushing 8 and I can't believe it. Smiles.

Keyona said...

I'm curious to know what he wanted to do with the bus!

Try having the 7 girls between 3 and 7 for a sleepover...it was scary stuff!

monica said...

wowyou're really really brave.

Sleepovers terrify me.

Happy birthday big guy!

Suzie said...

Seven, man were did the time go, super sool sleep over, my lads would love me to allow them to do that, I really should give in....

Good to catch up with you

Chickenbells said...

Oh...he looks so sweet by the candle light...I mean older. He looks older and handsomer. And a slumber party sounds great!

sltbee69 said...

Happy belated birthday to Griffin! You're such a good mom - I'd never have the patience to have a sleepover like that.

Sarah and Jack said...

Well, I am officially REALLY behind here, but hapde burfday Griffin!