Monday, December 17, 2007

The Weekend is Over

I keep using the same titles over and over again....hmmm...

Anyways, the weekend is over. It was fun with band concerts and parties and more parties.

It started Friday with my band concert. I think we played the best we have ever played and we had a sold out concert (really because we had a kids group singing with us, so their parents and stuff were there, but STILL). Now I have a few weeks off from band and we have our first ever party in January for all the members. Oh, and did I mention I am going to serve on the Board next year....just don't tell Ray.

Saturday morning the kids had a birthday party to go to (Ray took them for a little while and then we switched off) while I frantically tried to clean my house. Ray was going to be showing houses all afternoon (who looks for a home in DECEMBER?) and we were hosting a PJ exchange for a couple of neighbors on the street. The common demoninator all six families involved in the PJ exchange is that we all have daughters and we all have a daughter going to kindergarten next year. So there were 10 girls and 11 adults in my house.

Do you think they are ready for presents??

Audrey really had fun opening her PJs...
This is Jessica...she was the oldest there, and I tutor her on Wednesday nights. And that is the playroom in my house...luckily for me, everyone pitched in and it looked cleaner than usual by the time everyone left. (we have a keyboard with a microphone that everyone seemed to like playing with the most)

Here are a couple of shots of the girls in their pjs...Audrey's didn't stay in hers very long as she decided to eat a discarded tag off of someone's pjs, gag, and throw up everywhere. Fun times. That and we had Tootles the dog locked up in our bathroom and she decided to eat through the door frame. More fun times. I couldn't get a shot with everyone looking at the camera...I did the best I could. I think everyone had a great time. I know my kids were worn out after it.

Sunday was the Cantata at church with lots of music and such. Then that evening Edie and I took Hayden and Ashley to a Baby Jesus birthday party at church. It was more chaos as about 30 or so kids were there.

And now we are in the home stretch. I luckily got a ton of wrapping done yesterday while Audrey was napping and Ashley was playing at Edie's house with Hayden. Tonight I have my work party and then on Thursday we leave for Northern Virginia for the weekend. Tomorrow is parent teacher conference at Ashley's school, and at some point I need to make sure everything is done on my list. Oh, and I have to work. At least my classes are done until after the New Year.

13 comments:

Michele_3 said...

Too cute!
Love that idea PJ exchange! Super cute! Makes me want a girl for sure!
Thanks for the card- The pictures were ADORABLE!
Take Care! :)

frannie said...

after reading that, I need a stiff drink. that was a lot going on!

glad you are at least off from classes!!!

SJ said...

What a great idea for an exchange! Who doesn't need a new pair of PJ's!

You amaze me as always, so busy all the time, doing so much all the time - how do you stay sane?

Come on, tell me - what's your secret :)

Rachel said...

A PJ exchange! What a cute idea! Looks like lots of fun!! I'm glad you're getting some time off from some things!! I hope you guys have a safe trip.

Much More Than a Mom said...

I love the idea of a pj exchange. Fabulous!

Julie said...

The PJ exchange is adorable. I will have to remember that for next year. At first I thought you meant the adults were exchanging PJs and was wondering! We go to a PJ party every NY Eve. It's a family party and our friends host it every year. It's really convenient - eat & drink in your pjs and head home when your kids konk out.

Wendy said...

The girls look adorable in their jammies! That's a fabulous idea for an exchange!!

lisa's chaos said...

That's a really neat idea for a party! fun and it looks like the girls had a lot of fun too.

Happy Working Mom said...

Wow, you are busy!

That's great that the band concert was sold out and you played great!

The PJ party looks like so much fun! Poor Audrey though :(

Good luck getting everything done and I hope you're able to have an enjoyable trip to Virginia!

ChrisB said...

That is a great idea and they look as though they had such fun.

dawn224 said...

Wow. Those were the most angelic looking faces I've ever seen :)

Pam said...

Looks like a fun time! I can never get everyone looking and/or smiling when I have more then one in a picture! Sounds like you super busy! A pj exchange sounds fun...how did you organize it?

my4kids said...

The PJ exchange is such a cute idea!