K. Here's my kids. J11 HATES having his picture taken. D8 is a little bit better about it. This is from D8s birthday party Saturday. I took all your advice and e-mailed the 12 parents who hadn't responded. Eight more RSVPd and we ended up with seven kids showing up -- just the right number. Everybody had a good time and I managed to get through it without to many sips from the flask I had hidden in my purse.
It was in my pocket.
No really. I'm kidding. I didn't take a flask at all. I waited until I was home safe and sound.
ANYWAYS. The party was fine and I'm not going to have another one -- just family and they can have a friend or two over. Or we'll go to the beach or something. Something that does not involve RSVPs and me freaking out for two weeks.
Plus it seemed that D8 was a wee bit more excited about the presents part than he was the hanging out with friends.
The photo above was taken by one of the moms at the party. She took photos of every kid at the party and sent home a CD yesterday. So very sweet. And she's a woman I've kind of been critical and judgmental about in the past. I have such a problem bonding with the other moms at school and I'm having to admit it has way more to do with me then it does with them. Yeah, I'm gonna post about that tomorrow.