We have had a busy birthday weekend celebrating Eve. Double digits. End of a decade here. No more little ones. *Sniff* and sigh and on we go!
Friday Eve was home with a fever. She missed out on birthday at school and getting to be Governor of her class (government unit!), but she did get to watch TV and eat ice cream with daddy, so all was well. Her party was supposed to be Friday night, but we postponed due to her fever and the impending storm. I couldn’t let the day go by without a candle and song though, so a quick improvise and voila – ice cream sundae with a sparkling candle on top!
At bedtime Eve gave me a little gift by asking if I would read to her. She hasn’t wanted me to read to her at bedtime in ages and I was almost giddy at the invite to snuggle in her bed and read to her. Of course mid way through I remembered the measure-on-the-wall thing and we all got up (me, Eve, dog, cat) and headed to Lex’s room where both boys joined in the fun.
Saturday morning I gave her the gift of staying home alone while I took Lex to karate. When we returned I found her in her room with a mirror and all her hair supplies out. She asked if I would do her hair (yay!) and we had a lovely time talking about jewelry and hair and girly stuff. She had on a beautiful dress, jewelry, and lip gloss.
Sadly by 5pm when the party already started she had changed back into regular clothes. At least she kept the beautiful hair-do! :)
We did a sleepover again this year, but with fewer friends and even fewer planned activities! I told Eve that she’s old enough to entertain her friends now and we didn’t plan and crafts or projects or anything. Just pizza, ice cream cake, and dancing!
Eve asked me to make an ice cream cake this year. I used the Stoneware bundt pan, three gallons of ice cream, and lots of guesswork. I’m pleased to say it came out really great! I poured hot fudge on the top right at the end, stuck 10 sparkling candles in there and it was perfect!
Only two girls ended up staying over night (because we had changed the date at the last minute), so around 9:30pm, after we watched Moana, half of the party headed home and the other half went to bed… and talked and giggled and carried on until midnight! I only had to go up a few times though and they fell asleep eventually. :)
Today was spent in a sugar/tired haze. Her friends left at 10:30, I had homework to do and school work to do so Eve and I spent a few hours in the library while Lex and Alan spent a few blessed hours in a very quiet house.
Happy Birthday to my baby who is growing up so fast. I look forward to many, many more years of giggly girl sleepovers, braiding hair, and cuddling with stories. <3