January 30, 2009
Hilary and I, we like to party. And since we have fifteen children between the two of us, we bring them along for the ride. We both just finished reading the Kit series from American Girl to our children, and decided to host a penny pincher party. This involved (for my family at least) several trips to the library, and stacks of books on the Great Depression, FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt (Kalina’s hero for the last year or so) and the thirties in general.
As always, my children jumped on the bandwagon, and threw themselves into the topic. The photos of Tilly yesterday, were in fact, her dresses as Ruthie for our party. She wanted me to take photos of her, and I was more than happy to oblige. I knew my photos at the actual party would be less than stellar (due to the minor chaos of having 18 children in our house and hosting a party). So I also dragged Hezekiah and Mordecai out for some early pictures as well.
We invited our friends to join us at 11:30. As they arrived my little boys headed outside to circle the deck with their signs.
Sam, age 7
And I have to mention that Hilary made his hat. Can you believe that?!
Kalina, 7 (she does make a convincing hobo, doesn’t she?)
After lunch, the children washed their dishes and earned a nickel
which they spent at the Cincinnati Cinema to buy tickets for the Kit movie.
After the movie, we had a scavenger hunt to find dessert (which consisted of items mentioned in the books such as: apple pie, broken cookies and day old doughnuts).
All in all, another successful party.