Friday, June 26, 2009

Sienna's 2nd Birthday - Celebration #3!

We had Sienna's party at Gymboree this year. I had never been to a party at Gymboree before, but we've been going to gym, art, and music classes since Brayden was 14 months old. Sienna hasn't been in the gym for at least a year, so I had no idea if she was going to have any fun. As it turns out, Sienna had SO MUCH FUN! She was smiling the entire time and running around with the big boys (aka Brayden & Wyatt)! Unfortunately, our camera didn't flash much since the building has so many windows and a lot of the pictures are either blurry or have poor color quality. UGH!

Sienna was all smiles from the moment we walked in the door! Okay, well, maybe she was a little shy for all of 60 seconds! We arrived before everyone else, but Sienna entertained herself by dancing around the lobby....

And Brayden practiced his Kung-Fu moves!
The best part was that there were group activities for the kids to participate in, it wasn't just a free-for-all!. When Brayden used to do gym class, he rarely participated in the group activies...he was always as far away from the other kids as he could get, doing his own thing. I was pleasantly surprised that BOTH kids enjoyed the activities at Sienna's party. Sienna had so much fun that I plan to switch to gym class after Brayden starts preschool in the fall.

Sienna, Brayden & Wyatt hiding in the fort!
Sienna hanging out with her best girlfriends...Avery and Maggie Jane! Maggie is 2 weeks older than Sienna and Avery is 2 weeks younger than fun! Another interesting piece of information is that Maggie's mom and I share the same name: Shelley Lynn (although, she spells hers Shelly Lynn).
Sienna had a blast chasing Wyatt around the gym!
Of course, you can't play chase without someone doing a face plant!
Then Brayden almost got taken out when he ran right in front of the rolling cylinder...good thing he's quick!
Sienna had seen Brayden pulling Wyatt around on this platform earlier. She must have thought it looked like fun because she plopped down, hoping that someone would come pull her around!
Sienna getting ready to jump into the "cupcake"!

Group photo!!!
Time for the "freeze dance"! This used to be my favorite part of Gymboree Gym class!
During the last few months, Sienna has really gotten into following instructions in music class. She'll copy everything that the instructor does. She did great following the instructions during her first freeze dance, too!
Time for cake!
Sienna getting ready to blow out her candles.
Less than 3 hours after I finished decorating the cake, there was nothing left to show of my hard work! :(
Sienna's favorite part...presents!
Apparently it's EVERYONE'S favorite part...Sienna had LOTS of help opening her gifts. haha!
Sienna got a birthday hug and kiss from her 2nd cousin, Canon!
Sienna got the cutest little apron from her friend Maggie Jane. Sienna refused to take it off for at least 4 or 5 days. Although, we did manage to get it off of her during naps and at bedtime...but, it was quite the struggle!


Catrina said...

Love the face plant picture! And the cake just turned out so cute!! Great choice.