Saturday, January 8, 2011

9th Birthday Pool and Slumber Party

Today Kade had a few friends over for a pool party and a sleep over. He had 6 in total but only 4 are sleeping over, easy peasy. It wasn't too hot today so we pretty much had the pool to ourselves, it was ideal. After a few sausage sandwiches and a few hours swimming we headed back home. The pool attendant said as we were leaving that they were the best behaved pool party kids they have had all summer!

I bought this from Target yesterday for only $17, the kids loved it. Four can play at once, so its great for a group. The challenges are really fun too. Its also good because it is only rated 'G' so it would not upset any parents.

Kade had a Pokemon theme running this year. We bought some popcorn bags to hand out for lolly bags. Kade cut out a few Pokemon pictures and stuck them on. We filled each with a glow stick, finger lazer, parachute men, and only a few lollies, they have been eating them all day!

As our oven still is not working, we bought a chocolate mud cake from the Cheesecake shop and I double iced it (using Betty Crocker Vanilla Icing) to make a Pokemon Master ball. We stuck down some Pokemon figures around the board with icing. The cake was so delicious with the extra icing layer...I know! There goes the diet!

We ordered a few pizzas, and they watched a Pokemon movie, again only rated 'PG'. Two went home at 8:30, and we have settled the others into their pj's in front the telly to watch another Pokemon movie. In between they have been playing Pokemon on their Nintendo DS's. Blimey.

I just took this photo, its nearly 10:30. Looks like it is going to be a long night!

It's been a wonderful day and quite surprisingly relaxing. I am planning our UK trip at the moment and watching my Ebay items, which are only going so so.

I hope they go to sleep soon...I don't think there is much chance of that, but we can hope :) Have a great night!


E. Charlotte said...

That looks like one very cool party! Great job with the cake! :) I bet all the boys had a lot of fun!

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara! Un grande augurio di buon compleanno al tuo ragazzo meraviglioso!!
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Lyndel said...

Oh what a great day. Hope you finally got SOME sleep.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi guys, well it went surprising well. The kids went to sleep around 11pm, and I didn't hear a peep until 7:30 this morning :) Getting ready for breakfast soon, they will be leaving around 11ish, so it will be very quiet here this afternoon. Have a great day, T

the old boathouse said...

How fun Tamara! I used to love these parties when my boys had them, your post brought back so many fun memories. What a great day. Your cake was FANTASTIC!!! cheers Katherine