So many things to get caught up on!!! Drew started his new job last week and really likes it. He was able to hire one of his sous chefs from the Market, so he is really excited about that! Once he gets everything in motion this week, it will be a lot better for him and for the residents there!
On Friday night, Mary had 4 of her friends over the watch the premiere of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 on the Disney Channel. She has been planning this party for months. Lauren stayed home with her on Friday and they decorated. I have to say, the house was really cute!! All of her friends were dropped off by 6:00 and the party began! We made pizza and homemade corndogs (since I didn't get to enjoy one at the Fair - that is a whole other story). Then at 7:00 the craziness began. The girls were screaming and jumping up and down and going nuts over the movie starting! The picture of Mary's friend Kelsey below is the best!! They were all beside themselves that they were finally going to see the movie and their crush - Zac Efron!
Once it was going though, they settled down and we all (including Drew) watched the movie. During commercials, they would get up and dance and carry on and discuss what had just happened in the movie and give their 'professional' opinions. :o)
Around 8:30 I made everyone root-beer floats and we settled in to watch the last half hour of the movie. At about 8:45 the unthinkable happened..........the screen flickered and went black, then came back and then went black again......our cable went out!! We couldn't even believe it! All 3 t.v.s in the house had no reception! I was absolutely devastated! The girls, couldn't have handled it any better. They just shrugged their shoulders and said "well, let's go play!" They were bummed at first (as you can see from the picture below) but they got over it pretty quickly and ended up having a great time! 3 of her friends were able to spend the night, so we stayed up late with them telling embarassing moment stories from our 'childhood'. It was so much fun. The t.v. finally came back on around 10:30 p.m. but the girls wanted to continue to tell stories. Finally around 11:00, we made them go to bed with "Honey we Shrunk the Kids" on in the background.
All in all it was a great night! I am SO thankful for Drew's new schedule, so he won't miss out on great times like this!