The kids are in the middle of their October Holiday; this is the 2.5 weeks (12 school days!) they get off school that originated in the days when kids had to help on the farm to pick all the "tatties" (potatoes).
We've organized some events for the kids because even though they enjoy the break, they get pretty bored. Monday was a trip to Roller Bowl (Bowling) and Tuesday night was a girl's sleepover at our house. As happens in most girl sleepovers, they stayed up super late; the last to retire finally gave in to their exhaustion at 7am. I was in bed by 4:30am.
The 12 girls who came all brought some snacks to share, here's the pile:
And here's what was left. These girls can really put away some candy:
This in addition to what I provided: pizza, cookies, jello from America, (which, by their estimation, tastes better than UK jello), M&M's and Maltesers (like Malt Balls) and pancakes in the morning.
We played some fun games. In one, the girls had to use straws to move Maltesers from the bowl to their cup. But the funniest game was one that involved James' clothes. They had to put on a t-shirt, hoodie, socks, and shorts that belonged to James over their own clothes before another one of the girls rolled a pair on a set of dice. I wasn't sure how much the girls would get into the game, but they absolutely loved it. They played for over an hour. I was in hysterics for about the same amount of time.
It was a great night, we'll have one again. But not for at least a few months, I need some recovery time.