Slumber party on Wed night! Crazy.


Vince has wanted to host a slumber party for a while – so since there was no school today because of a professional day for teachers, we hosted a party of FIVE. There was a lot of DS-ing, a lot of Bayblade-ing and a lot of wrestling. Everyone got along, so no arguments, no slapping. Apparently the use of PJs is already out of style in the third grade, sleeping in one’s underwear is the way to go. The only misstep was that at 3:30 am when Jeremy was answering Edda’s nightly seizure call, he found three boys still bathed in the glow of tiny computer screens. Sigh. We should have taken all the electronics away at lights out. Must remember that tip for next time.

Bed heads all around after 3.5 hours of sleep. They are the easiest crowd to feed – pizza (cheese), Kraft Mac and Cheese (don’t try to slip in Annie’s mac and cheese) and some frozen waffles in the morning.


Of course, 2 hours after everyone left, Vince spiked a fever and is asleep. Exhaustion.


Edda’s birthday continues–

Two! More! Birthday! Parties! for Edda! this weekend 🙂

The Chinese one with noodles for long life…


And one of Edda’s favorite cakes:


And a 2nd one at Sunday night dinner. Look – Edda and I have the same messy haircut…


Opening presents…


Maxi got sent to the dog house for being such a pain in the behind. Poor girl, she just wanted some bacon covered meatloaf…


Birthday party!

In honor of the actual day of Edda’s birthday, we had a small family celebration. Edda’s birthday is always bittersweet and a little difficult – the ritual of balloons, cake and gifts is really just something I do for me because I don’t think Edda knows this is a day different from all the other days.


We presented Edda with the cake and she promptly slap-smacked the candles (thank goodness they weren’t lit yet).


We had some helium from the balloons and all of us inhaled and sang Edda “Happy Birthday” in chipmunk voices which amused all of us :)!


Eric’s Asian Chicken


Last Sunday, we celebrated S’s 7th birthday. S was born a week before Edda, so she is my benchmark or milestone marker for Edda to keep Edda (and me) up to speed in the world of 7 year old girls. S got her ears pierced in honor of turning 7, so it occurs to me that maybe Edda would want her own ears pierced. Hmmm. Something to consider.

Dad and Edda considering the implications of Finding Nemo.


Chocolate cake!