Well, last night we had a combined birthday/slumber party for both Abigail (a very belated party!) and Suzanna, each of whom invited two friends to come over after school to eat supper and then spend the night. And we all survived.
Suzanna had requested a fancy Olive Garden-style supper, and she, her sisters, and Susan bought all the ingredients the other day so that Susan and I could make the meal. We set the table with fancy dishes and served the meal in four courses: soup (zuppa Toscana, a creamy rustic soup with potatoes, kale, and Italian sausage); salad (tossed in an herb vinaigrette and served with cheesy garlic toast); chicken Parmesan; and homemade cheesecake for dessert.
|Abigail requested a marble cheesecake (vanilla and chocolate swirled)|
|Suzanna requested a vanilla one, served with cherry topping|
This morning Susan made them ice cream caramel rolls and fruit salad for breakfast. More playing ensued before it was time to drive them all home. Now for a few hours of quiet until our relatives come over! Yes, we're babysitting a pack of littluns: Susan's cousins' kids Trae, Tatum, and Kylan will spend some time with us while their parents are out for supper to celebrate Susan's cousin Traci's birthday. It should be fun!