We had our Usborne book party last night. I love hosting parties and spent all day making some yummy food and faux champagne punch. Of course I took some time off to make some phone calls (during which the girls were perfect angels, probably because I gave them lollipops–what a coincidence!) and read stories and play a bit. It was an amazing day. Usually, even though I love having parties, I end up feeling a little stressed (to say the least) about managing all the preparation and the girls’ wants and needs. It wasn’t like that at all yesterday.
We had a good turnout despite the sub-zero temperatures. I got to talk to several friends for extended lengths of time, which is always high on my list of fun things to do. A good time was had by all. Except poor Aviana.
She had been counting down the hours practically, and when Mrs. S. came over to set up our house and make our living room and dining room look like a library, she was in heaven!
I think she thought a book party meant that everyone would come over and read to her. About halfway through the party, she turned to me and said, “This is just a talking party!” It wasn’t too long after that she decided she was tired and took her jammas and blankets upstairs and went to sleep!
I am so excited because I get to choose several free books! And goodness knows, I love anything free, and free books are the best!
All the demonstrator’s books are still here (It was late last night by the time the last guest left and frigid–so since she’s a neighbor, she just planned to come back today sometime when we weren’t all so tired), so we’ve been reading all morning. I guess I’d better get back to it!