one of the things the girls have requested before we move from our beloved home is to have a final sleepover with all their friends who have enjoyed time with us here.
after much debate over who would get the "last" available time, it was decided that emma and lily would have their's tonight.
lily promptly wrote out invitations and passed them out to her friends the next day. she had four sweet little friends able to come join us for our "last"
emma procrastinated the invites and ended up only having 2 great friends able to participate. she was a little sad and couldn't quite understand why they wouldn't/couldn't change their plans for her last sleepover in our house! after all, it was the LAST one! :) in our house! but she was so happy to have aliana and abbie, who have been such wonderful friends to her and our family.
both girls were super excited that the new movie, divergent, was coming out tonight and they were planning to see it with their friends.....dressing up and all. but, a couple of the girls lily invited were not allowed to go, so like a good hostess, she changed plans and we went to Prien Lake Park while emma and friends were at the movies. we had a great time. it was beautiful out, a little crispy. there was a horse drawn cinderella carriage parked and ready for a bride we could see in the distance finishing up a ceremony with her groom and guests. so exciting for little girls. we waited and played around on the islands around the streams that run through the park. reminds me that lily is still a little girl and needs to play. she seems so mature so often and is surrounded by older girls that we often forget that she is only 11 and treat her older, too. so fun. filled my heart with love for these sweet girls and for our time here.
we picked up the girls from the movies and came home for some treats and a dance party. then the little girls settled in watching frozen in the living room and the big girls watched in emma's room on the lap top.