Friday, August 8, 2008

1st Day/Night - How Am I Doing?

O.k., tonight completes my first day becoming the "funnest" aunt and mom. Thank you for all the great ideas!! I may not be all that creative, but I can sure copy some ideas. So, here is how Day #1 went:

We started the day by swimming at my parents house. This is our normal Friday schedule, so nothing super yet.
After lunch, I laid Allison and Jordan down for a nap. I left the sleeping kids with my brother and took the 4 older girls with me on a trip.
My good friend Sunday hooked me up with a Starbucks gift card today. So, I decided to take the girls to Starbucks and get them a treat.Now, I would like you to take note of a couple things. First of all, I ordered 1, yes, 1 Venti Triple Chocolate Frappucino (no, there wasn't any coffee in it) and asked him to split it 4 ways. Do you see the size of each drink? How can that be one drink split 4 ways? I also ordered 1 drink for myself. After tax, I paid $.75 out of pocket. Thanks Sun!
Next, we headed to Publix (that's a whole other post) where the cashier and lady behind me in line asked for my blog address after seeing the savings. I love a shopping trip like that. Anyway, we got fixin's for homemade french bread pizza. I stole this idea from Dianna on my previous post. Look at the fun video:

Everyone got to make their own...
and they all loved the end result!!After pizza, we started the best part of the night. I made a call to my oldest brother and asked if we could borrow his tent (yes, another stolen idea from my friend Jen) He has a family-sized tent that sleeps 9. As you can imagine, this thing was HUGE!! We had to move all the furniture in the living room to make space for this 13 ft. x 17 ft. and 6 ft. tall tent.You should have heard the ooh's and aah's as Cory and erected this mammoth. They were all very impressed and couldn't wait to get inside.They brought all the comforter's in the house to make a bed-floor. They are all (minus the baby) going to sleep there tonight.Oh, and we ended the day by making brownies. Everyone got to do part.
So, how am I doing so far? I am saving some of the other ideas I got in the last post for tomorrow and Sunday. I'll keep you updated.
If you think of anything else, please let me know :)


Billie said...

yep. i think He is calling you;)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...


You are funny. BTW, did I mention that I am completely exhausted? Being fun is hard work!!

A More Simple Life said...

WHATEVER!!! It is ON!!! Bring It!!!

(by the way, those were some amazing pics of the kids). My eyes were watering as Jarrett and I looked at our little girls sweet faces! We miss 'em!!!

The real competition begins on Monday!

Love ya,

Dr. Mom said...

Wow, that looks like fun! And a lot of work! My son is at his first sleepover tonight. I am going to steal some of your ideas for when I have to host the sleepover.

Christine said...

Looks like you did a great job!

Tammy said...

That looks like so much fun!

Lisa said...

That looks like great fun!! We love doing silly things with the kids, sadly, ours are getting older.

Lisa Q

Anonymous said...

Wow, good job!! I think I might have to call your older brother! :) Cute pictures of everyone! Love, Christie

Living Frugal & Loving It said...

We forget how easily children are entertained. I always try to think of grand things to keep my kids busy when all they really want is your attention. Congrats on a fun weekend!

MacCárthaigh Family said...

love the idea of the tent... and everything else!!! Keep up the good work!