Props to my daughter for knowing how to throw a party. A house full of cousins, some friends & family, and one heck of a Tinkerbell pinata. (I highly recommend pinata's with small children- quality entertainment.)
We had Bible Study in the morning where Darla's class sang her Happy Birthday. Jasmine & her kids came over for the afternoon. At one point we thought Everett was playing with the other kids but had snuck in to do some wall art (okay, a lot of wall art) on a bedroom wall with a green sharpie marker. Not long after I discovered it I also discovered the closet shut and locked (we have no key). Thankfully, 4 out of 6 kids napped while Jazz & I had lattes & talked. Good thing we had the rest because soon after James jammed 3 toothbrushes down the sink.
Sean was unscrewing a closet door and taking apart a sink while our birthday guests arrived. 10 children 5 & under, a couple dozen hot dogs, pinata candy, and a bunch of dress-up clothes made for a loud, rockin' party.
My grandma is in town and made her special mud pie (just in case the kids weren't sugared out already).
Once everyone had left and it was way past bedtime, an exhausted and over-stimulated Darla all snuggly in new Tinkerbell pajamas, sighed and said,
"Mom, this was the best day of my life."
So worth it.
Just throwing myself out there a bit...