You might be interested to know that last week was pretty busy around here. It was week 2 of the kids’ summer break from school. We watched less tv than week 1, the laundry reached a somewhat manageable state, and I ran many errands planning the big 7-year-old girly birthday party for Evangeline which we hosted in our house on Saturday afternoon.
We had 5 girls, (7 with my 2) and the theme was “Groovy Girls.” We decorated little white canvas purses with iron-on decals. Before the party I hot-glued bead trim onto the top of each one. The girls loved the purses, and they each got a tiny bottle of nail polish, a small compact of lip gloss, and a little bottle of lotion to take home in their purses. To top it all off, we had a purse pinata. Estrogen levels ran high here on Saturday!
After partying with the 7-year-olds in the afternoon, Mark and I went out. First, we went to the PTO dinner for our kids’ school. I know, it sounds like a hokie beginning to a night out. But it was being held at a good Italian restaurant that I wanted to try out. The food was pretty good, and we enjoyed talking with the people across from us. The next stop of our night out was for a surprise 50th birthday party for a friend. This was a fun party, that shocked the socks off the birthday girl! Really, it was just nice for us to get out. It had been a while since we had been out sans kids.
On Sunday, we had some friends over to eat lunch with us after church. It was a pretty relaxing Sunday even with 2 extra toddlers and a newborn among the guests. I hope it was just a little relaxing for their parents! The other guest, a single guy we know from OK, was here visiting Covenant Theological Seminary, preparing to move here very soon. He was a great person to have around because he actually enjoys kids, and he was willing to take out the trash!