Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rowena Won a Skating Party!

Last Wednesday Delaney and I went to a skating party for one of Katie's friends (Katie was in Iowa visiting Nana).  The friend, Amanda, won a party for her and 14 friends to skate for free for a few hours.  I guess they pick a winner for a party every night.  I entered everyone's name (except Charlie's), and ROWE WON!  So, we had her party last night.

The local roller rink has had it's share of challenges, with roller skating being popular then not, teenagers being left unattended in a dark, etc, etc.  Well, they reopened about 6 months ago and are trying a new angle--a FAMILY oriented facility.  They have arcade games and laser tag too.  They market to families and the policy is for kids 14 years old and younger with their families.

So, after Charlie was dropped off for a fun night with Grammie and Poppy, we headed over for our party.  Everyone showed up and several ordered pizza and drinks.  It was much more crowded than the previous party the Wednesday before.  They did more skating games and such; backward skating, all boys, all girls, hokey pokey, chicken dance, etc.  Admission is $5 and skate rental is $3.  Everyone in our party was given free admission.

I had a difficult time deciding who to invite.  It was Rowe's party, so I naturally wanted to invite her friends from my Mom's group.  However, I wanted to give back to those who invited us (who also have a daughter Rowena's age), then I wanted the older girls to have some friends, and wanted to invite the Salkas family.  Oh, my decision dilemma.  I ended up going with 3 families: Ruchs (neighbors), Salkas' (good friends with all my kids and us), and the Kistigners (Amanda and her sisters).  So--with just our four families, that was 14 people so I invited Delaney friend, Kyla, too.

Here are pictures of our fun night!

Delaney and her Bestie, Kyla

 Katie and her Bestie, Cassandra

Kisses from Daddy 
 Skating with Abby
 Rowena decided to start "napping" in various places: 

The floor
 Some chairs
 Floor again
 And the big carpeted rest area
 Hey!  She even skated while napping
 Oh, Gwen looks like a comfy spot for a nap.  Poor Gwen...And what a trooper!
 Hendersons and Ruchs!  Rowena, Spencer, Gwen, Katie, Julia, and Delaney

 Delaney and Kyla
 Daddy had an opportunity to skate with Kate and Rowe.
Back Row: Sean, Delaney, Kyla, Gwen, Rowena, Julia, Spencer, Lizzie, Sophie
Front Row: Abby, Amanda, Katie, Cassandra

Oh, and Amanda, who won the party we went to last week, won another party from Rowena's!  ahahahha.
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