This weekend we partied!
On Saturday night we went to a Thanksgiving dinner party at our friend's house. We had lots of fun. Now that the kids are a little older, they can all amuse themselves for a while at a party so the parents can relax a bit.
I made an apple crumble to take to the party. When will I learn that I don't like baked apple desserts? I don't love apple pie and this was really no better. We had some lovely vanilla ice cream with it, and that made up for the baked apples. My husband said it was good. I also made dad's cookies with chocolate chips. They were a hit, I think Baby Boy ate about 5.
When we were driving home a dramatic lightening storm lit up the sky. It was amazing to watch but I'm glad I wasn't driving. There was water spray coming off all of the tyres onto our windshield. It was really hard to see.
We got the kids to bed after 10:00 p.m. (basically midnight for kids) and a few hours later Baby Boy woke up my husband...he was throwing up. Maybe it was all the cookies. Besides eating a pile of dad's cookies he also had a bunch of Christmas Oreos, mac n' cheese (the gooey rich stuff from Costco), and parma ham rolled with cheese. I was lucky, he didn't wake me up!
The next morning we got up and prepared our house for Baby Boy's birthday party. We had 4 families come over at 10:00 a.m. The kids played with toys, ate lunch, played party games, and had cake. I'm always surprised that party games are such a hit. The party was Batman themed and we played a Batman version of "pin the tail on the donkey". The kids loved it. They actually kept playing after the game was over.
The party broke up around nap time and we had a pretty easy clean up. It certainly helped that my husband did most of the cleaning as well as cooking the pizza for the party.
After the party Baby Boy opened his gifts. I am so embarrassed...I have been chronically under-gifting. Baby Boy received spectacular (and expensive) gifts. One thoughtful guest actually wrapped a whole bag of unlabelled packages for the boys to share. She must have known Little Boy would be jealous of Baby Boy! I definitely need to raise my game in the gifting department.