Monday, September 28, 2009

SLUMBER PARTY!

Once a month Aislyn and Allisa invite the Activity Day girls over for a slumber party and the next day we have a "SUPER ACTIVITY".

The slumber part is usually a birthday party to celebrate any birthdays during the previous month.

The super activity is usually something that can't be done in the 1 hour activity night that we have twice a month.

Since summer time was extremely busy for the Gonzales family we did not have any slumber parties until last Friday.

There were 8 girls in total who consumed birthday cake, M and M's (two bags), 3 2-liter bottles of soda, a bag of circus cookies, a tub of red vines and chips and salsa. We began watching The 10th Kingdom.

I had forgotten how the long the movie was when we started it at 8 p.m.

We watched the first two discs and decided that 1:30 a.m. was a good time to go to bed.

The girls were up at 7 a.m. ready for breakfast and to finish the movie.

After we finished the 3rd disc the girls were excited to go outside to see the horses. As a result, the activity planned for Saturday was postponed and the girls each got to ride Spice. What a treat. The girls were still taking turns when several of the mothers came to pick up their girls. They were happy to see how much fun the girls were having.

Airin Lara one of the girls that recently turned 12 said that this was the best slumber party/activity ever.

In case you are wondering, I have permitted the recently turned 12 year old girls to come to the slumber parties through the end of the year. This was a deal I made with them if they worked to earn their Faith in God award. All three girls have earned their Faith in God. It will be presented to them next month as part of the Primary Program.

I am still tired from the slumber party. No matter how tired they make me, I really enjoy having these girls over. They are so sweet and they are growing up so fast.

Added bonus, I now have an assistant for the Activity Nights for these girls.

I am really excited. Chaunnelle is a recent convert to the church that Victor and I have become really good friends with. She sits with our family during Sacrament Meeting.

4 comments:

shydandelion said...

WOW! That sounds like so much fun! I was never that fun as an activity day leader. Which is proabably why the girls seemed bored with every activity day. :( Oh well...I think we should have a sleep over with the girls in the family and do the same thing!

Katscratchme said...

I didn't quite do anything that fun when I did A.D.
We did do a big party as a treat for them last year... I implemented Activity Day Dollars that they earned as a group for passing things off and when we got enough, we had a party with the "money" they earned.
I enjoyed A.D. but after over two years, I was burned out.

Rebecca said...

it has been fun! I have been the AD leader for almost a year.

The Primary President is very happy. I have made things happen that weren't happening... :)

Of course I was making things happen is the YW President and was released... ;)

Zaphod said...

The only thing that I have ever done is be an ADD leader. I am really out in front on this one!