Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Abby's Swim Party

Micah has a friend over every single day. Most of the time, he is really good about letting Abby follow him and his friends around. I've been feeling extremely guilty though because Abby doesn't seem to have formed the same kinds of friendships that Micah had formed at this age. I think, in large part, it's just because we are so busy going from one thing to the next, and usually, Abby just gets taken along for the ride. So, I decided it was time for Abby to have her own party, with little girls her own age. We decided we would do a swim party. There are only three girls her age, so we made invitations and invited them to come over for a water party.

Let's just say, it was less than successful. :)

Here are Micah and Abby before the party started. High hopes.

Micah showing Abby how the Slip-n-Slide is done.

Abby, Micah, Riley

We had pb & j sandwiches, ham and cheese sandwiches, cheese sticks, watermelon, and baby carrots for lunch. Isabelle was the only one that ate. Abby threw a fit because all she wanted was dessert- popsicles. When I wouldn't give her a popsicle, she threw a fit, which pretty much lasted the duration of the party (which was only a little over an hour).

Riley didn't like the Slip-n-Slide. In fact, no one did.

This is probably the one time that Abby was happy.

Isabelle and her mom were troopers. They tried to make the best of it and have fun despite the fact that no one seemed to like the pool or the Slip-n-Slide.

I had put together little goody bags with funky sunglasses and bubbles, that were meant to be given out at the end of the party, but in a desperate attempt to save the party from complete and utter failure, I pulled them out a bit early. It worked! For about 15 minutes, the kids played, somewhat interacted, and Abby stopped her fit. That only lasted until I told Abby she could not have another bottle of bubbles (she had already just dumped out three entire bottles), and she resumed the crying, fit throwing, no-matter-what-you-do-you-can't-make-me-happy behavior. Let's just say, the party ended pretty quickly thereafter. :)

I guess you win some and you lose some. Will it stop me from having more parties? Absolutely not! We love friends and we love having fun, so we will keep on keeping on.


the coltons said...

you are the definition of a good mom :) sounds like a typical day with kids, huh? haha

Worle said...

that's too funny, but what a cool mom you are to throw a pool part and have goodie bags!

Nathan said...

I only heard glowing reports, so I'm sure it was still a success.

Isn't it funny how these things sometimes look so much better in your head? But, I'll keep party planning if you will. :)

The Walch Family said...

2 year olds just aren't all that cooperative, are they? If it makes you feel any better, Isabelle loved the trampoline and the sandwiches (she did eat three). Then, at the end, she wanted to stay because she was getting into the slip and slide. I almost couldn't drag her away. We had a great time!