Sunday, May 20, 2012

How we survived......

Done...Done and DONE
a toddler sleep over. As some of you peeps have read GG had her first sleepover this Friday night with her cousin LDog. It is something that I want to to frequently with GG in order for her and her cousins to spend as much time together as they can. They are about a year apart from each other and since I am planning on not having anymore little ones I want her to develop a close relationship with her cousins.  Something I don't have with many of my cousins in Italy - sad but true. I do keep in contact with a couple on my dad's side of the family fo' sure - on my moms side of the family not so much but we will go into that soap opera drama in another post.
LDog got dropped off about 12:00 and my SIL hung out for a bit and we had lunch it was fun just to have them hang out and be kiddos. The weather kicked ass so they were getting their jiggy on with the water table the best thing EVER for warm days. That and a hose keeps them busy for hours.

Living the vida loca 
Later on in the afternoon we had a couple of the neighbor  boys come over and it was on like Donkey Kong. It was crazy man...CRAZY. While they were doing their thing outside I started getting some dinner ready. I decided to make some pizza's so it was time to get the dough ready for some toppings.  I saute all my veggie ingredients before placing on the pizza so not to have raw veggies on top of it.

Pizza Pizza Pizza 
I also baked the little buggers cupcakes...did a butter cream frosting from scratch and these were my best batch ever!
After some dinner and sugar we set the rockets off in the playroom downstairs while the adults had a few adult beverages upstairs. Hey man I needed some wine it was a tough afternoon and now I know why I decided to stop at one child.  After an hour in the playroom drama I go downstairs and see

 and THIS

The playroom after the toddler aftermath......I lost the fight to keep everything neat and said f8ck it!  I started a mental list of what to have on hand for a toddler sleep over I called it the toddler sleepover survival guide.

  • Wine 
  • Other adults to keep you from jumping off the roof of the house 
  • The following DVD's - Toy Story 1,2 and 3 - because of limited toddler  attention span I watched all 3 damn movies in bits and pieces for an hour and half
  • Nice weather permitting any type of water table, mini pool, water guns ect....
  • Assemble provisions - especially the awesome trail mix toddlers eyes light up when they spot the nutty goodness 
  • Valium - kidding  
  • Extra lock feature for the front door - leader of the toddler pack figured out how to open front door 
  • More wine 
  • Extra dog treats for your dogs for they will be traumatized by all the extra shouting, throwing, and chaos around them 
  • Sleep the night before because you will get very little on sleep over night - between being jacked up on sugar and the excitement of sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag sets them off were you can't calm them down. 
  • Your sanity 
  • Get ride of all batteries from toys period by the end of the night I had ringing sirens in my ear from the noise level those damn plastic crap toys from hell
  • Bubbles what is it with bubbles? Bubbles is to toddlers like a crack pipe is to a 5.00 hooker - yes I said HOOKA"
  • Oh did I mention wine? 
All in all it was a super couple of days I got to spend some time with my nephew and my little one with her cousin. We finished off Saturday by going to the beach with the pups. Ldog must have had fun because he did not want to go home. I told my SIL that we should do this once a month - at that point I think saw my husband stroke out in the background. Fin

Happy Sunday........


Andrea said...

And if you do that every month, you could take turns hosting, so tell the hubs every other month!

Susan said...

"I said HOOKA" Too awesome. Did you mention more wine because I think you might need it. Glad everyone had fun though. :)

Anonymous said...

you are a brave brave BRAVE woman -- but glad everyone had so much fun! skylar has just recently been hanging out with her cousins -- only boys in her age range & it has been the BEST of times for her!


Mommy Bags said...

I think I am still tired cannot move my legs but getting my ass to the gym to work this shit out. Did I mention I now have a twitch?

Mommy Does Everything said...

Looks like GG and her Cousin had a blast !!

Ronni said...

LOL is that GG on top of the toy fridge? SO CUTE!!!

Jennifer Gilbart said...

Hilarious post. Those marathon playdates/sleepovers frazzle the heck out of me. Especially when my kids have friends over because I can't hit the wine bottle. Other moms would freak, wouldn't they? But when my kids' cousins sleep over, heck yeah, I can medicate with a glass or two :)
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ana said...

lol love it! That water table is a good I know what to get the Chitlin for her bday! Also... wine and sanity.. same, same? ;)

Motivated Mommy of two said...

I do not think I can do a toddle sleep over. I am now following you via Linky stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop

Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

You're FABulous Darling! And your list? Couldn't agree more... xoxo

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Wow.... You are brave! I don't know if I will be ready for a sleepover anytime soon. I can only imagine what my house would look like afterwards. Looks like the litltle ones had a blast.

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Wow.... You are brave! I don't know if I will be ready for a sleepover anytime soon. I can only imagine what my house would look like afterwards. Looks like the litltle ones had a blast.

Katie Norris said...

Wow!!! I've never done a sleepover before...many playdates...but no sleepovers! You are very brave!! Ironically, my daughter just asked me yesterday if she could have a sleepover...I'm not ready yet!!!! But you do make it sound pretty fun...

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