Friday, February 20, 2009

A Crazy Busy Week!

For some reason I always seem to plan our activities in clusters. We'll go weeks with no plans and then all of a sudden I find myself with THREE events in one week. That's what happened this week.

First, we had a lunch play date on Tuesday. We planned to meet at a friend's house but sickness arrived at her home Monday night so the rest of us moved the party to McDonald's.

This particular McDonald's has an indoor playground. Before you judge our meeting place you should know my children have played outside twice in the past month because of the weather. So they (and I) were getting a little stir crazy. I needed them to burn off some energy!

Added to my hyperactive children were four other hyperactive children (well, really only 3 since the two-month-old isn't mobile yet.). With so many little wiggly bodies it made total sense to move our party to a crowded germ infested McDonald's playground. Judging by the naps my kids took Tuesday afternoon I'd say they burned a lot of energy and had a great time!

The rest of the week has been spent shopping and preparing for Ben's birthday party on Saturday. How is my baby turning four?!

Ben chose a cowboy theme for his party. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find cowboy stuff in Rhode Island? Let me tell you, it's not easy!

I finished all my shopping last night and now need to make chaps for 7 little cowboys/cowgirls, clean my house, bake a cake, make some ice cream, and figure out how to fit four additional children (plus a baby) and their parents into my home!

Added to that lengthy to-do list is a meeting with my local home school support group this afternoon. I joined the group (read: paid dues) back in the summer but because of Sam's birth and my skin cancer surgery I haven't been able to attend a meeting yet. I don't really have time for it today but want to get plugged into the home school community before the school year is over!!

And now you know why my blogging has dropped off this week. I've been crazy busy, or maybe just crazy. I think both apply in this case.

Does anyone else find their activities come in clusters? Or am I the only crazy one? Also, Will's birthday is coming up in May. Do you have any cute party ide as for a 6 year old?


Rachel said...

I don't know if your boys like legos. Mine play with the bigger sized, non ingestible, legos. I saw a cute idea online the other day for a lego themed birthday party. She made the cake look like legos, just blocks stuck together, different colors. For the invitations she piled up her son's legos and took a picture of it, printed it out at home and glued them to the invitations. I think this is the link to her post.
Hope that gives you a jumping off point.

Jenn said...

I have been through tons of websites looking for the perfect theme for Addi. I have seen lots of John Deere or Farm themes if he likes that. Two of Jacob's fav themes has been bowling- at the bowling alley- everyone signed a pin; and the Safari or zoo. Every year after the safari he wanted to go back. Are there any party deals, since you have a membership?

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Oh my goodness, our stuff always comes in spurts. Good and bad I guess. :) As far as birthday ideas - we did a jungle theme for our 5yo birthday last fall. She really wanted princesses but since all the guests were going to be boys, we compromised. :) I was actually able to find tons of jungle theme stuff at Dollar Tree and my husband built this way-cool obstacle course in the backyard for the kids to do. Very cheap and fun. :)

juliaelizabeth said...

E is now sick with fever and chills. Wondering if McD's had anything to do with it. She had a blast! I also overbooked this week. Playdates Tues - Fri. Really enjoyed the week but wishing for another week of vacation...

Amber said...

I tend to always overbook. And we're like week we will have NOTHING, and the next we wear ourselves out running like crazy.

Our birthday parties are always held at some type of venue. Like the skating rink, or bowling alley. We live super far out in the country, and I always feel bad asking people to drive all the way out to our house.

Julie said...

Oh yes, it sure does come in spurts. February has been tough for the past 2 years. We have 18 performances of the play the girls are in. (Yeah, you read that right, 18!)...honmeschool science fair, and tonight we have a homeschool Taste and Travel Night. I didn't believe my sister when she told me that it only gets worse as the kids get older, but she was right! I miss staying home, chasing toddlers!

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

Hope the Cowboy Bash was fantastic!!

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