Sunday, July 6, 2014


Well last weekend was kind of nuts. Certainly sleep deprived. I may still be recovering.

Friday night we had a server migration at work that started at 11 pm and around 2 am I finally ducked out of the hangout. it went pretty smooth, but that makes for a long day. Good thing I didn't have to get up saturday and run or anything.

So Saturday morning I got up and ran the 10 mile route to the capital building and back. Not as early as I should have gotten up, and not as fast as I would normally run, but I got the miles in. Then it was time to decorate for the party.

Evil Genius had a painting party to go to. Of course they found some fun when we were picking up birthday presents for that....

At the painting party there was a Lord of the Rings theme. I found this to be particularly fantastic, and EG painted an amazing rainbow beard on Gandalf.  The birthday party was for her BFF Tristan, and I hadn't seen Tristan's mom in quite some time, so that worked out for everyone.

Evil Genius the Artist

EG & T
It was a really cool format. There was an art teacher that led all of the kids through the painting while the parents drank wine. They started out with a basic outline provided by the teacher, yet every painting turned out completely unique.  How neat!

We got back from that just in time to have an electrical outage at the house blowing up the air conditioner for the upstairs bedroom where all of the kids for Ella's party were going to be spending the night. Fortunately, calmer heads prevailed and I was able to fix the power problem just before the other kids got there. The room would not be too hot!   We only had an hour between parties to finish off all of those decorations and preparations. 

Blowing out 9 candles
We ended up with 7 girls total over to spend the night, and I love how Ella has gotten such a kind and diverse group of friends!

The girls were all very sweet, if a bit loud.  They kept us up until about 1 am, so what's another sleepless night. Everybody ended up having a good time. Sunday morning I made pancakes and we spent the rest of the day recovering. I may have taken 2 naps.  I also got in a few hours on the bike. Overall the weekend was marked with parties and lots of fun.  Good times!


Abby said...

Sounds like an awesome, but busy, weekend.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Dang, that does sound like a busy weekend! I hope you had a quieter one this past weekend so you could recover! That painting party sounds so cool and I like that the adult drank wine while the kids painted. :)

Oh sleepovers.... I remember how late we would stay up and how loud we were... Now that I am an adult I can understand why my parents tried to limit the # of sleepovers we had since everyone ended up sleep deprived and crabby!