Dalton and the girls right before "lights out"
brushing teeth before bed
Shelby and Hannah
So Shelby had her first sleep over! She is so big!! Her brother Dalton had had like three sleepovers in a row with his super buddy Chandler, and so she asked if she could have one. We have some new friends who just moved in across the street from us. Their daughter Hannah and Shelby are two peas in a pod. Hannah got to spend the night! She walked over with her little backpack, filled with her pjs and extra ribbons (can't have too many of those). Gavin was out of town, so Dalton was the big boy helper.
We had steak and potatoes for dinner. Dalton entertained us by shoving a heap of potatoes in his mouth and then regurgitating them over and over. The girls laughed hysterically, which made him want to do it 100 more times. After dinner we had otter pops and the kids played tag outside. Shelby and Hannah got their toenails painted (which stayed on for all of about 4 hours).
Then we had a tea party. After that we popped popcorn and snuggled in for a movie party. The girls chose Scooby Doo, so I made Dalton pick the one with the least-scary monster to avoid any late night night mares. We played hide-and-go-seek. Dalton was really cute to help the girls find good places to hide. Our laundry chute is always a favorite spot!
After that it was toothbrushing. Isn't it funny how something as lame as that is fun when you are doing it with your friend! We picked stories out, and read them on Shelby's bed. We sang the song “Shelby, Shelby, bo-belby, banana-fana, fo-felby, me, mi, mo, melby...Shellllby” with all of their names like 5 times. Including our cat, Amigo, and our Gecko named Gecky. They thought it was hilarious!
They were so excited to climb in to bed. I think that they thought that something magical was going to happen. However, once they were under the covers, they quickly realized that it was MUCH more fun OUTSIDE the bed. So, they got out a few times. I put them back. Finally some bribe I used worked and they stayed IN their beds, but they chatted and giggled for an hour.
When I checked on them about an hour later, Hannah was conked out, and Shelby was fading. I was all prepared to hear the crying at 1:00 a.m., and have to walk Hannah home, but they slept through the night! They woke up at 8:00 a.m. The next day, and watched lots of cartoons, strung necklaces, had a big yummy breakfast, and played their little guts out! SOOO much fun!