OK. Well, anyway, here's how my Saturday has progressed, so far:
Sleep in until 8:00 (!) because everyone was tired from getting home at 11:30 last night after seeing the Mariners game.
Lose a few hours to who knows what, but finally get dressed by 10:00 (or so).
Marshall the troops to start cleaning the house (or at least the public rooms) because we're having 22 people over at 2:00 to celebrate, yet again, Thing 1's 9th birthday.
By noon, the cleaning is mostly done, but we have no food to serve and potentially no cake mixes. Make grocery list for hubby to be done ASAP. Find cake mix box in the cupboard. Phew! Get cake in the oven.
Noon-thirty, my mom arrives. Hang out with her for a bit, watch girls try on the new outfits she bought and play with the totally fun new toys she brought for all of us.
(If you've never played with Flying Monkeys, you are totally missing out!)
Finally start making red and white frosting for the cute, yet completely dorky, cake my daughter has requested (you'll want to stay tuned for the pictures).
By 1:00, husband is home with more cake mix and veggies. Make a batch of cupcakes because one 9" round cake will not divide into 22. Get everyone involved in helping out and actually make good time.
It's 1:40 and people are arriving at 2:00. That must mean it's time to start frosting a dozen or so cupcakes!
At 2:00, the first guests arrive. Adults chat, kids play (loudly). A good time is had by all.
3:00 must mean it's time for presents and cake! Hurray!
Yes, yes that IS a Pokeball cake for my daughter. This is also over a dozen Pokecupcakes for my daughter:
The child is surrounded by adult geeks. Is it any wonder that she's Pokemon crazed?
OK, back to the day:
- By 4:15, the guests are gone and we're cleaning up. Seems like I've done hardly anything today, but I'm dragging now. Must get dishes done.
- 4:45: hubby and I try to get a cool picture of monkeys flying through the air, but eventually decide to
stealdownload a picture from the Interwebs.
- 5:00: Listen to the kids playing Pet Sportz on their new Wii (that they bought with their own money!) while I sit at the computer and try to come up with some (any!) idea for a blog post.
- 5:45: Finish and publish blog post and wonder who the heck is making dinner tonight?