Sooooo much to catch up on it's not funny.
We have crammed a LOT of stuff into a short space of time. And now it's time to add it all here so I remember it all down the track.
Let's rewind to the 19th December which was the day after Capri's birthday and it was her sleepover night! She had her main friends come over for a sleepover party to celebrate her birthday.
They arrived earlier in the afternoon. They gave Capri such beautiful pressies including jewellery, the Miley Cyrus CD, a game and a Smiggle gift card which Capri was most excited about. She loved all of her presents.
And such lovely cards - girls certainly take their time creating cards and writing sweet messages - unlike the boys!
Roxy the wonder dog was showing signs of getting ready for her impending birthing (yes, she was pregnant and the Vet had only estimated her due date so we had no real clue when she woudl go into labour!!) and I laughingly said to Ken, "You watch..she will have her puppies during the slumber party."
Which she did.
Roxy's heavy belly was the topic of discussion amongst the girls and that she could have puppies that night was a very exciting prospect. It also opened up a lot of questions, about HOW the puppies were going to get out of Roxy, "do they just fall out of her?" and would they have to do anything to help Roxy. I reassured them that none of the kids would be expected to play midwife!
So, anyway, back to the party.
I took the girls over to mum and dads for a swim.
Bridie and my friend Marie then arrived. Bridie could only stay for a short time as she had some other stuff on and she wasn't able to stay for the sleepover which was a shame.
We headed back to our house for more party fun and games!
and I managed to get some photos of Capri and Bridie together. These two have known each other all their lives!!
Chelsea then arrived along with Debbie and Jake and they came bearing more gifts!!!
And then Bridie had to leave. We fed the kids a quick sausage sizzle dinner and then it was time to head out for....LASER FORCE.
We then took the girls plus Jamison and Jake to Laser Force.
Now, this was Capri's first choice for her birthday activity. She dismissed ice skating, the movies or ten pin bowling and was adamant she wanted to go to Laser Force. She had never been before but the boys have and she has been desperate to go there for ages!
Only a few of them had even experienced laser shooting before and several of them were quite scared of even going!! I assured them that if they got scared they could come out and that if they really didn't want to do this they didnt have to.
But they were all very brave!
The boys on the other hand were beside themselves with excitement about having a few laser games.
As luck would have it, their session only had the girls, Jamison and Jake and another little boy and his dad plus a young girl about 13. The next session had a large group of 18-19 year old boys and I think the little 10 year old girls may have freaked had the big boys been with them.
They were kitted up in their very attractive and stylish Laser Force fighting gear.
and off they were sent into the dark depths of laser force.
Now, we could see parts of the maze on little tvs in the waiting room and we waited to see if we could spot any of our kids as they made their way around. Look closely..on the right is Chelsea, followed by Capri - yes, you will need to look VERY closely!
We had to wait for a while. There wasn't much activity at all.
Suddenly onto the screen, Jamison jumped into view, scooted around the corner, quickly followed by Jake, both in full action mode with laser guns poised for attack! Both looking like something out of a cop show.
And then trailing like little ducklings came the girls.
They were in one long line, and some of them holding hands and they looked like they were skipping off to a picnic instead of in a battle zone. It was hilarious.
And the verdict! They all LOVED it and wanted a second game. Afterwards we took them all home again. They enjoyed pass the parcel.
and more food.
And the birthday cake which was accompanied by a very loud rendition of happy birthday.
and then movies. And popcorn. And more food.
And chatting. Laughing. Singing. Dancing. And all those things girls do at a slumber party. And just when they were all ready to settle down and go to sleep. Yep. Puppy time.
But I will save that action story for my next post.