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Cute CCS Family of Four

This weekend, we did something that your doctor might not recommend.  We hosted twenty, four-year-old girls for a Valentine’s Day celebration.  I would love to give you a detailed break-down of the events, but once the four-year-olds hit the scene, my memory of the precise timeline becomes blurry. 

It started the way any good party begins – I promptly escorted all the guests into our garage.  In case you are confused or taken aback by my lack of manners, we have an atypical garage.  The garage itself actually merits its own blog post.  Here’s what you need to know – our garage has laminate flooring and opens to a carpeted room.  In order to accommodate our gaggle of tiny party guests, who I suspected might be tempted to apply sticky fingers to my cream-colored furniture, we set up shop in the garage.

See?  I’m not totally insane.  It’s not a gross, dirty garage (which coincidentally is what AJS called the garage in our previous house).  I love how serene it all looks pre-party.

And again Welcome to the garage

Don’t kid yourself, I did not let AJS and CCS in here all morning, pre-party.  My instinct towards self-preservation is strong.  Claire didn’t get invited in until the party began, and Avery had a special unveiling an hour before the party.  The party scene was greeted with whispered utterings of “this is terrific” and “the garage is so beautiful.”  This face is why I throw parties for AJS.


What ensued was an explosion of pint-sized ladies clad in Valentine’s apparel, a bevy of crafts, balloons, heart jewelry, and most importantly, copious amounts of laughter.  They decorated, they ate (a mere 80 Chik-Fil-A nuggets), they made necklaces, they carefully constructed miniature ice-cream sundaes, and concluded with spirited dancing.  This break-down makes it all seem very orderly, which I assure you it was not.  Interspersed throughout the planned activities, there was jumping, shrieking, and general revelry.  And AJS maintained a frenetic level of energy throughout.  The “frenetic” part of the scenario could, in part, be due to an entire bag of heart marshmallows (intended for the ice-cream) that were mysteriously and suddenly consumed.  At some point, I gave up trying to direct the party in any meaningful way and just released it all to the four-year olds. 

Masterpieces Ice-cream cuties Cups  Craft craziness

In case you’re wondering why there aren’t more AJS pictures, it is because they were all blurry.  It’s very tricky to capture a body perpetually in motion.  After all the guests cleared out, I had a small and pitiful AJS, who tearfully bemoaned the fact that “Valentine’s is all over.”  We love you, AJS.  And we hope you loved your party.

CCS and MB Jump

Thanks friends for sharing all your pictures with me!  You have them to thank for the better than my typical, schleppy iPhone pics. 

Written by tortsandtots

February 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm

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