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|
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|
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!