The boys have been begging for a cousin slumber party since we hit the US. So we seized upon the opportunity for some fall break fun and invited the older girls over to spend the night tonight. This morning, Silas, always full of ideas, suggested that we have a fancy dinner.....since the girls are princesses and like that sort of thing. This quickly turned into a knights and princesses theme. Everyone went the extra mile. .And it was just all absolutely adorable.
About mid-way through the day though, when the preparations were already in motion, I realized that I was actually scheduled to speak to a small group tonight. Calendar fail. It was there. I just didn't look. In mercy, I remembered before it was too late. Hubs was out of town, so I called in for extra-Grandma support. And she showed up, dressed like a Queen, to serve the dinner with Aunt Lindsey while I ran out for an hour or so. Definitely good sportsmanship points for NanNan!
After dinner, there were light sticks to hide in the backyard, popcorn and a show, bedtime stories, lots of giggles and laughter brushing teeth together. And now they are all tucked sweetly in their beds. Hubs pulled back in from the farm at 8pm and I sure am glad I won't wake up to all these kids on my own!