Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Move over sheena and kasey...

I'm the favorite aunt now! and troy...the favorite uncle, of course!

We hosted a Southwell Sleepover last night. As soon as Ryan walked out the door leaving the 3 children behind, Troy came running in with a tie around his head yelling, "Party time" and whipping his head around in circular motions. The kids lost it...and so did I. We immediately busted into the root beer floats, followed by popcorn and a movie. It was a fun night and the kids even went to sleep when they were supposed to. Although, around 2 a.m. we heard what sounded like a quacking duck coming out of Jaydon, who was sound asleep.

We awoke to a pancake breakfast and a lot of good play time. When the children misbehaved I just locked them out of the house. (Perhaps losing a few of my favorite aunt points) Not really, I had to mop the floor in peace while they cleaned all my preschool toys outside. Oh dear...the truth comes out...I was really running a sweat shop.

Thanks kids for being so good. Can Troy and I have a sleepover at your house?




Here they are begging to come back in the house. Only 5 more minutes, children!

10 comments:

kelly southwell said...

Ali! What a great night they had!! thank you for having them...how 'bout once a month? hee hee.
It's so great having you guys closed, and amazing that we get to be part of each other's kids' lives. thanks!

Heather said...

How much fun. You are definitely the favorite Aunt and Uncle type.

Patience Roney said...

That is so awesome. The kids look they they are having fun. Hopefully they didn't write a letter of the alphabet on your couch with a french fry. I love the picture of them locked out of the house wanting to come back inside. Very cute!

Amy said...

What a fun idea! Looks like fun. Mmmm...root beer floats sound so good right now!

rockkinrobbins said...

Iwanna sleep over...pleeezzzeee!!

rob*sheena*jonah*lucy said...

Fine Ali. You can be the favorite aunt--but just know it's only because you're paying them to do your houswork. My love comes from the heart and is free.

ali degraff said...

sheena...money or no money...all I'm saying is that you're really going to have to step up your game at the beach house if you want favorite aunt status.

and crystal...you can sleep over anytime!

bighairgirls said...

Hey I just noticed you're under 200 days for the whole baby comming out thing!! Doesn't seem too far away now, does it!

Adrienne said...

I laughed so hard at Troy's party antics! I can just picture him doing that--that is hilarious.
Put 'em to work Ali....you don't get anything in this life for free!

got your message this morning, we'll miss you tomorrow night at the balloon bash but totally understand!

and your baby is finally starting to look human, which is exciting. Not an alien anymore!

Heidi said...

all these fun and games while i'm gone? oh yeah, Darin and i are having a sleep over every night with no kids, and it's been a party too.