Saturday, December 29, 2012

Polar Express Party

After school was out, we had a Polar Express Party at our house.  Let the kids invite who they wanted, all ages.  Even though I knew the teens would probably hang out and play pool.  We had I think 20 or so kids here that day.  So just about ten extra.  Kept it very simple.  Cocoa and cookies and a batch of meatballs.  It was pleasant.  Loud, but pleasant.

Not sure why they're hanging out on the stairs.  Later they all did scatter.  Most played pool upstairs.  Some went for a walk here and there.  All had hot cocoa.

This poor girl on the left.  She is so sweet.  This is the first time she'd ever been to Chaos Manor.  I think we may have overwhelmed here but she came back! 

Everyone checking to see how the meatballs are coming along.

Max.  No idea what he's doing.  Or going for that matter.

Many played board games.  Scattergories was a huge hit.

Summer sharing her Innotab w/ a friend.

Nik doing his own thing.  Trying to put together mousetrap.  Too many missing pieces.  He was actually watching all of Polar Express.  He loves that movie.

More board games later that evening.  This time, Monopoly.

All in all, we all had a good time, despite a call from t he sheriff saying someone dialed 911.  Umm, nope.  NOT this time.  See, NC recently made everyone go to 10 digit dialing.  Well, our area code is 919.  You can see the easy slip up, right?  Took months for all of us to get it right across the state.  During the time the sheriff called us though, literally ALL of us were in the dining room sipping hot cocoa.  No one had the phones at all.  Was just weird.  Other than though, great time was had by all.  Kids all got to hang out w/ friends and was just a relaxing day for all of us.  Way to kick off the school break and we may have to do this again next year.

I am SO mad.  I made an entire post w/ a video and can't find it now.  Was from this summer but posted it tonight and it went to never never land.  Try to find it tomorrow I guess.  Enjoy your Sunday everyone. 

1 comment:

  1. Rex's class had a Polar Express party on the last day of school before Christmas. It was so sweet. Kids and therapists in their pajamas, treats, the movie...

    Each kid came home with a bell that had a tag saying, "The bells still rings for those who truly believe." I don't know why, but that made me burst into tears when I saw it in Rex's backpack. Ever since I became a mom, I am just so sappy.