15 hours ago
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sabrina's 5th birthday party: Nobody called the cops!
The place: a local gym. The theme: blue, Sabrina's new favorite color. Coincidentally, I found out, it is also her two best friends' favorite color. Is this how cults start?
There were 22 kids sitting on the floor calmly doing stretches. How do they get 22 five-year-olds to sit on the floor and calmly do stretches?
Move over, Nastia Liukin!
This is how Max rolls.
Max refused to get off the trampoline; I think we might need to get him a backyard one. (Confession: I like jumping on them, too.)
Patiently waiting her turn, never again to be captured on film.
Getting her birthday props.
My good friend Paola made blue cupcakes for the kids and chocolate ones for the adults. We have lots of leftovers; I am averaging one cupcake every 1.5 hours. Wish I could zap some to you. Wouldn't it be cool if the new Apple tablet they're releasing this week let you transmit cupcakes?
One guess who these belonged to.
Sabrina grudgingly eats her cupcake.
Scenes from a sugar high: All the kids ran around bopping each other with balloons. Then they did more stretches and pondered the meaning of life. OK, seriously, I saw Max play "Duck, duck, goose!" for the first time—he said "oose!"
After-party at our house. Sabrina, Max and their friend Ilyssa decided to explore our first floor in a hula hoop, an environmentally-correct method of transportation. I heard Sabrina say to Ilyssa, "We have to help Max!" And then she stood behind him as they puttered around to make sure he was OK.
It was a Good Day.
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 12:39 AM