I've been trying to simplify a little this year, and told the kids they would have to choose a really easy birthday party for me to plan. Both kids so far have chosen a night at a hotel with a couple choice friends.
This past Friday, I had the privilege of spending the night with four very rowdy girls at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. You would not believe how often I had to say, "Shhhhhh... Quiet! People are sleeping next to us!" The hotel was full as there was a dog show next door at the Expocenter. Not only was the hotel full of people, it was full of dogs. This made for an interesting smell; dogs and rain make a big stink. The girls didn't seem to mind at all!