Sunday, July 12, 2009

For Girls from One to Ninety-one

This Spring, when it came time for our church's annual Father and Son Camp Out, I had a genius idea as to how we girls could spend our Daddy- and Buddy-less time: family sleepover!

That's right; I invited four generations of Sechrist girls chez moi for a night o' silly girlie fun. The youngest attendee was my niece, Emmaline, who was a mere 12 months old. The "most experienced" attendee was my grandmother, just one month shy of her 91st birthday.

We had a pizza dinner and plenty of junk food. Before our guests arrived, I took my girls to the store and we each picked a treat to share during the festivities. My girls thought they had died and gone to heaven that (a) they could eat endless amounts of candy and (b) they could do it in a carpeted area of our home!

As is always the case in our family, cousin love was free-flowing between all the girls.

We opted to watch The Parent Trap which seemed to hold almost everyone's attention. Well, Grandma said she liked the show but her eyelids sure looked heavy!

Maia was able to get her sillies out with this ridiculous ensemble:

That girl is a nut, I tell you.

Another of my daughters might have been slightly more than little bit giddy to have her Aunt Amber over for a slumber party.

Somehow, we managed to divide up all the girls (there were 12 of us total) all over the house and get everyone to sleep. I think the night was a success and look forward to next year's Second Annual Sechrist Girls Sleepover!


whitney allison said...

How depressing that I wasn't there. Glad you guys had such a fun time.

Christie said...

What a blast!!! That was such a fun thing to do. You're a cool mom!

Jann said...

What a fantastic idea! It looks like so much fun.

Margaret in WV said...

Good times! Good idea.

Rachelle said...

Fun!. And All I have to say is that Mai reminds me of another nut I used to hang out with a long time ago.

Cyndi said...

How fun, I love your Grandma!! Good idea, Mendy!

laura said...

so glad you posted this. i hate that i didn't have my camera. maddy still talks about the manicure you gave her.

erin sheely said...

Okay, that is fun stuff. What an awesome idea! I'm glad you guys had such a good time.

Jenni said...

How fun!!! I want to be adopted into your family Mendy - you guys have so much fun together!!:)

Deb said...

you sechrists do know how to party, young and old!

Tracy said...

You're a fun gal! I love when you have sleepovers, especially when my girls are invited!

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