Sunday, October 23, 2011

It was a good idea. in theory.


What you see are 28 kids camped out in the back yard for a Halloween movie party. 

What you don't see are 28 kids running around screaming for 45 minutes while we try to figure out how to set the projector up.  What you don't see is the mound of dishes in the kitchen from making all of the halloween goodies.  What you don't see is the knee that got sliced open from the trampoline spring.  What you don't see are the little kids crying because the movie "Hocus Pocus" was too scary.  What you don't see is the 3 different movies we have playing throughout the house in an effort to try to please everyone.  What you don't see is the ant infestation from all the smashed up cookies on the lawn.  But also what you don't see are the smiles on all of the kid's faces as they laugh and giggle in their sleeping bags with their friends. What you don't see are the hugs and thank you's from Kylie and Jayden who think that, for the time being, I am the best mom ever.  Forget all the chaos, it was such a fun night and I would do it again in a heart beat (except next time we would have it all set up on time and actually preview the movie first :).  I love the holidays, crazy and all, and hopefully this can become a new tradition.

5 comments:

Janessa said...

You have got to be the funnest, nicest, bravest....28 kids!!!...and craziest mom I know! I'm glad Kylie and Jayden appreciated it so much. I'm sad you didn't get a chance to take pictures of all the fun food and stuff before it got inhaled. I can imagine how great it was though. What fun memories you're making for your kiddos!

Chelsea said...

your sister said it all, 28 kids!!!!!!!!!!!! you are nuts, but in a good way! :) thank you again!

Melissa and Trevor said...

looks like fun! you are brave!!!

Jodee said...

That is such a great tradition! I love it. I bet the kids will be asking for it again next year. but beware, I bet all those 28 kids are going to go tell all of their friends and neighbors how cool the Young's halloween movie night was and you will have double that amount of kids next year!
You ARE the coolest mom!

Suni said...

Wowza!!! Seriously you are the best/funnest mom!!