Joshua's birthday sleepover went off really well. After assuring many bemused parents in the reception area of the local pool, that yes, we really could manage 13 kids swimming at the local pool and 12 overnight at our place, we thanked them for their concern, urged them to enjoy their evening of freedom and allowed the madness to commence. Sleeping bags, pillows and overnight kits were dumped in our car, presents tucked under the bags and lots of noise and commotion sorting out regular members, non-members, free swim members .......
Two hours of swimming and a walk home later the children all settled into their various zones in the house and hours of gaming, giggling, eating and having fun followed.
Papa Johns, who deliver the best pizzas in the area did good by delivering a leaflet offering buy one get one free on any size pizza the day before the party - yay!!! We'll have TWO XXL large ones then please!
Followed by a large slice of Dad's expertly baked chocolate fudge cake. Previous years traditions have seen this covered in Smarties, Flakes and Maltesers. This year was the turn of the Rolo.
Lilos were inflated and beds made up around 10.30pm ready for late night DVDs and midnight feast.
At 1.00am the final request to go to sleep was issued (although we found out the following morning they finally settled at 2.30am!)
Weary souls fuelled on just under five hours sleep, copious amounts of pizza, nuggets, chips, chocolate fudge cake and midnght goodies still managed to dive into the mammoth breakfast fry-up.
At 10.30am parents arrived, friends left and we flopped!