Punkin's party was yesterday, and in spite of quite a lot of 'tude from the little clowns, the party was very nice. I got a chance to talk with both of my sisters (Dit and A.J.), and quite a few people commented on what a "character/comedian" Sweet Pea was -- in a "Oh! Is she FUNNY! Good luck with that..." kind of way. (Sweet Pea and Punkin were in rare form yesterday)
When the guests arrived at 2:00pm, the house was clean and decorated and smelling like Italian beef and the best taco dip on the planet. Anytime the doorbell rang, it was immediately followed by the rumble of the clown stampede coming from somewhere deep inside the house to answer the door. God help you if you were in the way.
By 9:00pm last night, the house was mostly back in order, the kids were finally in their beds enjoying their cake and fruit punch induced comas, and the two of us adults were exhausted.
This morning, the kids are off playing quietly in one of the bedrooms. I'm catching up on my blogfriends while the dishwasher hums quietly behind me. The lovely Aunt Shelley will be here in a while
I plan on not doing very much at all today, except maybe eating in a "continuously grazing" kind of way. We have a few leftovers from the party...
Mmmmm... leftover treats and cake. Butter cookies from Our Erika. I'm going to eat these butter cookies for lunch upstairs in my room the door locked so I don't have to share them with the kids... oops, did I say that out loud?
Leftover dishes in the sink from the party (and breakfast this morning) that didn't fit in with all the other dishes in the dishwasher. (Round two of the dishwasher will commence later today.)
Leftover decorations from the "sure, here, you three clowns can decorate *in the other room* while Mom and Dad finish the other party preps" diversion.
All that's leftover from the opening of gifts and party set up
Punkin's flowers from the party
The rest of the leftover food from the party is in here. On the up side, I shouldn't have to do any real cooking for the next week.
The fun part? I get to do this all over again mid-December (ah, but not today. Today, I rest). I hope we're able to get rid of these leftovers before then... anyone want any Italian beef? Cake? Ice cream?