Sunday, August 22, 2010

Birthday Parties

A birthday party for a three-year old child, attended by about 20 other children and their minders, is quite an adventure - lots of noise and frantic activity. Sort of like watching Congress in session, except that more gets accomplished.

Yesterday was granddaughter Leya's third birthday party, held at a local bouncing party emporium filled with inflatable slides, bouncing cages, and all sorts of other opportunities for small children to work off excess energy, followed by pizza and cake in the party room. We didn't have things like this when I was growing up. We played party games like "Pin the Tail on the Stegosaurus" and "Rock, Rock, Rock" (we didn't have paper and scissors until I was in high school).

Here are a few pictures of the fun ...

It's good to be the Queen!


It's a long way down...


But it's fun when you get there...


Even Opa thinks so ...

What happens when 75 parents try to take a group picture and everyone says "Look at the camera!" at once ...

The cake was really good ...

But, of course, not everybody likes cake or pizza ...

Balloons for everybody!


It's nice that Leya has so many friends and so many opportunities to have fun. She'll grow up to be a jaded adult like her Opa all too soon ... for now, though, life is good. As it should be when you're three.

Have a good day. Try an inflatable slide sometime, it's fun!

More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Hey WOW! That looked like an awesome party for a beautiful 3 year old.

Since Aaron was born, I've come to think that little kids birthday parties are more fun than adult ones.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Now that looks like a fun party! When I was little the cool place for parties was Chuck E. Cheese :)

My blogs b-day festivities have started...there will be a mix posted later.

Mike said...

The kids look like they had a great time. I could have gone all day without seeing that particular shot of Opa.

John said...

Joys yet unknown to a youngster like me!

Bandit said...

What a little doll! Tell her I said happy birthday from one old fart to another.

Raquel's World said...

What a blast! She sure is a cutie!

Chrissy said...

Great Pictures!! The birthday girl is beautiful!! Looks like it was a blast!

KathyA said...

Leya is so beautiful! (as is her foot-tasting baby sister!) It looks like Opa had as good a time as everyone else. :)