When my friend Jenn asked if I would watch her daughters for a couple days, my first thought was slumber party!!!! Lydia deserved a couple days of fun food, movies, giggling under the covers and staying up too late. Before Collin was born we had "Lydia days" every other week. Now it is more like every other month. As such, I thought we should do this party right.
After a gluttonous meal of pizza and ice cream sundaes, and a hour or so of dancing to Princess songs and Beyonce, the girls took a "spa bath". I cannot begin to explain the disaster that was my bathroom. I was afraid the floor was going to cave in, there was so much water.
After jammies were on, we laid down every spare blanket in the house to create a pallet on the floor. (Is the word pallet used everywhere in the states? It means a temporary bed. I have only heard it since living in the south.) We set up "Charlie Brown Halloween" for the girls to watch from under the covers. Then Shane read stories and everyone was "asleep" by 10pm. (We heard their giggles much later than that.)
The next morning (that started before dawn) Shane prepared his famous shaped pancakes. As you can see, the key is to make an initial outline of the shape and then fill it it. Chocolate chips as a finishing touch. "Scrumptious!" (as quoted from Lydia). It was a great exhausting time for all. Lydia keeps asking when the next slumber party will be. I'm thinking maybe her 13th birthday.