Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sleepovers are fun!!!

After karate testing yesterday (at which both Jason and I broke boards with our hands - woo hoo!!!), Jason's best friend and his two younger sisters came over for a sleepover. What parents wouldn't want 24 hours with no kids around this time of year, right? Besides, their mom is my co-den leader for cub scouts (although make no mistake, SHE does all the work!), and this is the least I can do for her after all she's done for us. In addition, crazy as it seems, the more kids there are in my house, the more time I have for myself!

So, they went sledding outside (perfect - these photos were taken from the door of my sewing room - I could keep an eye on them while I sewed),


and I sewed binding strips together.

They did karaoke and then a rock band (yeah, I STILL haven't finished painting my basement. I would much rather sew.),


and I sewed binding strips together.

They played air hockey,


and I sewed binding strips together.

They watched Frosty the Snowman,

and I sewed binding strips together.

I helped them make Christmas presents for their mother from my stash of pre-cut 2" and 3.5" squares (my kids made presents for their teachers),

while I sewed binding strips together.

They played Charades,

and I played, too, so the teams would be even, 3 boys against 3 girls. They beat us last night, but we had a re-match this morning and soundly whipped their gloating boy tails!

So, when their dad came to pick them up 24 hours later, my boys were worn out and ready to just sit quietly with popcorn and a movie, and I have enough binding to sew onto my brother's quilt. In fact, I have enough scrappy binding to sew onto his quilt 2 and a half times!!!

I guess I got carried away! Oh well, I am prepared for the next quilt that needs a scrappy binding.

Now, it is off to find something fun and Christmasy on TV to watch while I work on quilting my GGG quilt and sew down the back of the binding on Curtis's quilt. Happy Sunday, everyone!

7 comments:

Wilma NC said...

Sounds fun. Sometimes I miss having younger kids around.

Becky said...

What fun! How do you like having girls around? Different, huh.

Michelle said...

Sounds like fun!! I agree!! The more kids around, the more you can get done!! Have a wonderful week!

Rachel said...

Sounds like your boys and their friends had a great time. That was so nice of you to take three extra kids - I'm not sure I could have handled that myself.

Scrappy binding? Awesome!

Julie Fukuda said...

Sounds like a win - win to me but watch what you do with those crafty hands! Breaking boards???

Janet said...

I think we should all come over to your house for a sleepover and some fun and games - with a little sewing thrown in!

Judi said...

What a wonderful gift of keeping extra children. I know what you mean about more kids less you have to do as they are so creative together.