Monday, June 30, 2008

Slumber Party

Maddie, Ella and I had a slumber party Friday night--Whew. Here are a few things we did:

Washed my car (I try to wash it at least once a month whether it needs it or not). This was a very successful venture--the girls are great detailers and we all enjoyed getting wet in the hot weather.

Tea and toast for breakfast. The girls often request a tea party, but we haven't had one for a while. I suggested we have tea and toast for breakfast. I have a couple of tea sets that Sam's aunt gave us many years ago, and we enjoy using the real china, the lumps of sugar, and the cream in our tea--English TeaTime tea is the best. They do not seem to like the flavored teas too much. So we had a veddy English morning. Naturally the toast was cut into wedges and served with blackberry jelly. Yum.

Polly Pockets is still popular. We got out Brandon's old Playschool Village ( which is still in very good shape--don't make the toys like that anymore, even Playschool.) I always have to join in on the play--dubbed Molly Pockets, I was the mother of the bevy of Polly Pockets which came riding convertibles, motorcycles, and Safari Wagons. The village was supplemented with other "houses" from the toy box--A Dora Tree House, A small Barbie mansion, etc. And naturally, all the Pollies had to be dressed to the "T's" with everything matching even the tiny shoes no bigger than my thumbnail were donned for the trip to the village. It was fun.

By far the most popular activity was printing various things from Disney Playhouse on the computer. One of the programs offers opportunities to redecorate bedrooms--Maddie enjoyed that. Another let's one run off Disney characters and color them--Ella chose Daisy Duck which she saturated with watercolors and hung on my refrigerator door.

Oh, yes, we did sleep--at least they did. They insisted on sleeping in my bed with me--it was a bit of a squeeze, but we made it.

Any suggestions for follow-up activities next time? Oh, yes, we did read books, of course--their favorite was Wimberley Worried by Kevin Henkes. Ella recognized Henkes as the same illustrator who did Lily's Purple Plastic Purse.

Thanks girls for an outstanding slumber party!

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