It seems that I had a reason to be anxious about today's party. Before going to bed last night, I heard a blurb on the news about the tornadoes in the midwest and that the same storm system was headed our way today. Then I read an article in a local family magazine about how to throw a good birthday party and it included doing all sorts of things I didn't plan to such as having good group activites to keep the kids from being bored.
Fortunately, it ended up that I didn't have any reason to be anxious because everyone seemed to have a good time and, most importantly, Kevin really enjoyed himself. He knew what was going on and looked forward to the presents, pinata and cake & ice cream and in between each of those things he played well with his cousins and friends.
After everyone left, the three of us sat on the couch zoned out in front of the TV, which is something we almost never do, especially not all together. We were pretty wiped out from all of the people in such a cramped space (no tornadoes, but the rain kept us inside.) We ate some leftovers for dinner, played with some of Kevin's new toys and games (he loves them all) and then Kevin and I went on a search for new slippers. He doesn't have to wear his shoes all the time, but he always wants slippers on in the house and the ones he has now are getting holes and the velcro doesn't hold them closed very well anymore. Anyway, Kevin fell asleep in the car on the way home and woke up when we were putting his pajamas on so he had a snack and we read his 2 new books and then he fell quickly to sleep again.
If anyone knows where to find boys slippers at this time of year, please let me know. Target, Kohl's and K-Mart were a bust.