Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sweet Sixteen

This was a party that both Glenn & I were not looking forward too......Lateisha was turning 16.... I was a little excited about the idea of her birthday as well as taking her to get her Learners permit.....But first we needed to survive the party...
We have been pretty lucky with both the girls not really wanting a birthday party since being in High School.....so when Lateisha came to us and asked to have a 16th come farewell(leaving School) party....we thought "how bad could it be"........we were thinking around 30 kids maybe.....she just laughed and said more like 70.....we thought ok, but deep down both of us were not so sure...I know 70 may not sound like that many to some people, but to us it was...
We registered the party with the police, organized security and arm bands......all was going well until about 5.30pm when we had a storm roll in.....well as if the yard wasn't wet enough as it was, from all the rain we've had over the past few weeks.....
The party got started and in the end we had about 80 teenagers........all seem to have had a really good night and we were surprised when some kids said how COOL it was that they had to been checked into the party with there names being marked off and arm band being put on....
I must say that they did keep us busy all night keeping an eye on them and we were very lucky that only 3 out 80 that decided they didn't like each other....but all was under control pretty quickly and by midnight most had gone home. We ended up with about 30 who decided they wanted to stay the night and the next morning they ended up in the pool by 8am then we served them up bacon,eggs and toast and told them all politely that we wanted them gone by 10am......
4 loads of washing towels later, sweep and mop the floors and the house was semi back to normal.....mind you i still have to re wash the towels....mud really sticks.....
And this is what the yard looked like the next morning....


I was really surprised that none of them did the slide down the hill in the mud....because back in my day...."I would Have"



1 comment:

Krissy C said...

I so wouldve done the old slip and slide trick on that mud too Jody LOL Thanks again for last night I had a ball......I need a created by you shirt LOL

Krissy xx