Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sleep-Night-Over

PK1 hosted her first over-night guest in honor of her seventh birthday.  We just had her one bestest friend.  They have been friends since the womb.

The theme, not surprisingly, was American Girl. PD and I made this banner late the night before.  The American Girls are all saying something funny to her or giving her well wishes that coincide with their time period.  (Don't think we didn't come up with a few that we couldn't end up using!)  Anyway, she loved reading it when she woke up in the morning:





At the thrift store store, I cobbled together outfits for the girls to dress up like Josefina (another American Girl):
























The favorite gift was her very own American Girl..Rebecca.  I had gone back and forth on whether to buy it for a year, but I am already glad I went for it.  She loves it, plays with it a lot and comes up to me all the time saying she can't believe she has her very own real American Girl.



















She also got these cute toys from my mom.  Both were great choices.  She has already made one of the mosaics and the finger lights are the envy of the entire neighborhood. 
















The girls watched an American Girl movie and stayed up WAY too late.  I tried not to go all crazy mom and yell at them with bad bed hair that "girls who stay up too late never get to have sleepovers again", but I thought about it! They had pancakes and bacon in the morning and I think the whole thing was a success.


Click here:  First Sleep-Over to read about her sleep-over last year at her friend's house.  It was pretty cute too.

7 comments:

Kelli said...

That sounds like a really fun time. She really loves American Girl...look at you being crafty making a banner. Jamison also loves those mosaic kits.

chicago_mom said...

I love it! Great outfits! I didn't see any pics of the tipi? Happy Birthday Ellie!

mimi said...

You are so creative. I love how you found similar outfits at the thrift store.

On the Verge said...

YAaaaa im gonna need proof that i slept with that tepee for 14 hrs for a good reason...

Michelle said...

This is great, Laura! My 7 yr old also had her BFF over for their first sleep-over. American Girl dolls are great - my oldest has Samantha and the youngest has Josefina (she liked the outfits you put together). I also think all the AG self-help/self-esteem books are wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

andrew mellish said...

I can't believe that she is seven!

MA mom said...

That smile with her new doll couldn't be bigger....perfect present...perfect birthday with her best friend. Happy 7th!!