Friday, July 11, 2008

This weekend is all about the parties!














My third son is having a party here right now as I write this. Oh man! I have never had this many kids in my house at one time before. And we have had lots of big parties... but this takes the cake! There must be 50 or 60 kids here right now. And there have been many that have already come and gone. Our street is literally lined with cars. At least 25 up and down the street and in the driveway. Some even down the other street! The kids have now started to move outside...some in front and some in back. But still a lot in the basement and pretty much everywhere else they can find to go! His good friend Ben asked if he could have his party here when he turned 17. Actually he told me that I owed it to him to let him have his party here because of some long ago thing he did for me. I did owe him, and so I was great with it. Ben is the kind of kid that you HAVE to like. It is impossible to NOT like him. He has that kind of personality and way about him. He could get anyone to do anything for him. He is just a great kid. When I heard he was sending out invitations I got a little concerned knowing that meant there would be a lot of people here, but I didn't expect quite this many! Then when I realized it fell on the night before my parent's 50th Anniversary party, which I knew would be the day I was making and decorating the cake for the open house, I was a little more -stressed - shall we say? Thankfully I was able to get the cake done about two hours before the party and so the stress was mostly relieved. At least until I heard someone say, "Hey, cake! Is this for us?" Aaaa!!!!

Bryce said something about me taking pictures (knowing my habit of that!) informing me that it was NOT cool to do that at a party and so of course I got out my camera and took a few shots! But then I decided he was right and felt awkward taking photos because it is dark and I had to have a flash and so I stopped. Someday I will be sorry I didn't take more, but I decided I better not embarrass him (or me!) anymore. I am upstairs in my room writing this and I can still hear lots of music, lots of noise, lots of laughing, and a couple of fireworks I heard just go off. Hmm... I keep going down and checking things out but I'm kind of not sure what to do with myself. I like all his friends and I love talking to them but I know they don't really want me in the middle of things at a party. That's better done in a smaller group! lol I love having his friends hang out here and so I am not complaining. It's always more fun to have them all here than somewhere else. Plus I get to learn lots of things about these kids just by listening from afar!


When I asked Bryce what he wanted to do about food for this, he informed me to not worry about that. What? Not worry about food at a party!? You kiddn' me? I am a mom, that's my job! I told him we had to have some food. He told me that they were only going to need drinks. Just drinks? Hmm.... I still did the Bagel Bites, pretzels, chips, candy bars etc. That worked great at first when there was only about 25 here. Now I can see WHY he told me to not worry about it. It would be impossible to keep this many mouths happy! Tomorrow is a big day with my parent's big open house and so I am going to have to send them all on their way in about an hour. Fun, fun! I do love parties! I am just glad this one is happening at our house when we are HOME and not gone! Could always be worse!!! Party on...!!! Another BIG one for us tomorrow!!!


The few photos I did take...





That is Ben on the left....
Working on the anniversary cake
Finishing touches....

I will tier it and add flowers tomorrow

8 comments:

EarlGirl said...

What a gorgeous cake! I love having kids over to my house too. It's way more fun knowing what they're doing. Since they're still young, all I have to do is offer a popsicle a day to any kid that comes over. That guarantees that we're the 'it' house!

Nancy Face said...

So glad nobody went after the beautiful cake! :0

Yvonne said...

I love it when the kids come to our house. That is a whole lot of kids ; )

I'm with Nancy--glad they didn't eat the cake. (It is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product)

The Hoyt's said...

Wow you are such an awesome mom!!! I'm not sure I could have done that exspecially with so much going on this weekend.. Your kids are lucky to have such a cool mom... The cakes are gorgeous. I didnt know you were such a betty crocker.. Wow!! Hope all goes well for the party..

Dawn said...

You are a brave, brave mom to have that many kids in your home...at one time. Yikes! I can only hope that I will be that cool when the time comes. :-)

Your cake is absolutely beautiful!! I bet it will taste great too.

Tiffany said...

Wow, what talent you have. Beautiful cakes and so glad they didn't eat them.:) I can't believe you let that many kids have a party at your house, but better there than some unknown place. Hope you have a great weekend.

Alinde said...

WOW! You're the best mom ever! I don't think I could have handled that many kids all over the place. And the Beautiful cake! you're truly amazing!

Aimee

Jen said...

Wow! When we drove home we noticed the party, but I had no idea there were THAT many kids there! Looks like fun. And your cake is amazing! You're so talented. I can't wait to see pictures of the party! What a good daughter you are!

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