First was Caroline's party. MaryCollis was so excited to run around, it was impossible to get a photo. But then again.... what else is new?
She eventually settled in with some blocks (that she didn't want to share) and stayed put for a while.
We took a little break by having lunch at Sweet Pepper's, then we headed back to the gymnastics studio for Andi's party. Sister really found her stride this time. She ran back and forth a million times on the jumpy ramp... she wasn't a huge fan of jumping into the pit like the other children. She really just liked the running.
Eventually she got the courage to go to the edge of the pit, but she still didn't want to jump so the nice lady lowered her in.
I have to admit that I was a little concerned about attending parties at the gymnastics place. I thought "Oh, great. MaryCollis will not want to take turns, and it'll be a total meltdown situation." But it wasn't! There were a few times that I had to remind her to share, but it was great for the most part.
Sunday was Ana's princess birthday party complete with a horse and carriage.
There was a castle cake, pink punch, balloons, a castle to color, and games but the only thing MC was interested in was her Khaki. I can't imagine how Ana shares her real-life grandmother with all these other children. I can just see MC's tantrum if her Gamma was to hold another child. Apparently every toddler girl in Laurel owns a princess costume except my child... we had to settle with a Beaux et Belles fairy princess dress.
Horrible photo of MC with her Khaki
Penn came with us to the party, and he slept the entire time. The boy loves to be in public... he either sleeps for 3 hours or he's happy as a clam. Needless to say, we get out whenever possible!
After Ana opened her gifts, MaryCollis had a great time playing with them. She served tea to everyone around her and instructed them to "stir it."
All in all, a successful party weekend. MUCH different from the batch of August/September parties, thank goodness.