I had errands to run, purchasing cards and presents for my mother and me. We had groceries to buy since all of the kids, with the exception of Caitlin, would be here for the entire weekend. And I had to make sure all of the towels were clean. Believe me when I tell you this BIG, FAT FAMILY can use up every towel in the house!
So Saturday came and as I was sitting in my bed having that first cup of morning coffee, first Beckett joined me and then I heard Parker's little feet bouncing across the wooden floor boards. Naturally, I turned my television set from the HGTV Channel to Nick Jr. and then I reminded Parker that it was her "Birthday Party Day"! Immediately I saw the sparkle in her eyes and a smile spread across her face. And then she looked at me and told me I needed to change clothes. Huh? She said, "YaYa, I don't think my friends would like to see you in your gown." Oh...gotcha! (He-He!)
The party did not begin until 3 p.m. that day and it was the perfect day for a swimming party...HOT! If you have never experienced the heat of August in Louisiana...don't! But the kids were ready for swimming, while the parents took turns retreating to the cool air conditioning of the pool house. All in all, the party was a great success and we had a wonderful (but not very restful...) weekend.
And when everyone left on Sunday I sat in my chair...and fell asleep.