Sunday, October 31, 2010

Atticus's Airbending Birthday Party

As you all know, Sophia's best bud is Atticus and this past Saturday was his 3rd birthday party. It was at the new Mayfair park (which is totally awesome by the way). They did a theme based on the cartoon, The Last Airbender (which Russell is now searching for on our cable...he didn't know there was a cartoon).
Once we arrived, Sophia was all about the playground.
 Especially this slide. She loved that she had to climb the stairs to get to it.

 Here's a few of the other attendees. Some came in costume but Sophia refused to wear her pig costume (which is probably for the best. I'm not sure how it would have affected her ability to slide). But once she saw the other kids in their costumes, she was totally whining for her costume, which was at home.

 There was a little sword fighting. Although Sophia steered pretty clear of that. She was way more interested in the playground.
 Sophia is actually riding this see-saw with Atticus but you just can't see Atticus.
 There he is jumping off the wall!
 Then Sophia discovered the swings. And she had to try each one. Even though two of them were the same.

 This was as close as Sophia got to the swords. I was kind of surprised because she loves hitting. So maybe she needed to warm up to the idea of using an object to hit rather than her hand? Hmmm....

 There's the birthday boy! He's pretty quick!
 Sophia finally warmed up to the idea of playing with her flying monkey (a party favor).

 And then there was the water balloon toss. Sophia did not have a clue of what to do but it sure was fun to watch all the kids toss them.

 There's little Ella, Dyana's baby girl (a former co-worker of mine).

 Finally, Sophia decided it was time to decorate a shield.
 Then it was time for cake! I didn't get a good picture of his cake but it was this cool dragon.

 Tricia's sister dressed up as Princess Leia (spelling?). Very cool. Her kiddos were dressed up like Star Wars action figures.

 After Sophia saw Ella wearing her crown, She decided she'd put on hers. And it matched her outfit perfectly.

 There's Auntie Leftee, the cool lady who taught me how to crochet and to love Big Brother.
 Then it was present time. Of course, Sophia wanted to be front and center.

 Then it was back to the slides.
 I think Sophia had warmed up to Ella a little and wanted to play. But unfortunately for us, it was almost time to go.

 Then it was off to say good bye to Atticus. Dang camera! I brought my small one and not Big Bertha. I missed them hugging good bye.
What a great party! Thanks for inviting us!
What I found most hilarious about the whole day was every time I introduced ourselves to the family members or guests, they'd say "So this is the Sophia". So funny.
That, and every time I'd say how old she was, they couldn't believe that she was only 2. They thought she was 3 or 4.


Allison said...

What a radical birthday party Master Atticus had!! Looks like a great group and lots of fun! Maybe better that the piggy stayed home and clean... that lavender sweater is great!!

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

What a fantastic party... and to think our friend Tricia says she is not creative... you can't throw a party with flying monkeys and one of kind shields w/o creativity! I bet after this weekend Sophia is gonna be wiped out!

PS... I have never seen Emma but could have picked her out of a crowd easiy- looks like her pretty mama!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you and Sophia got to come to our party! Everyone has heard about Atticus's best girl. I was not such a great hostess as far as introductions, but I'm glad you got to meet the people who have heard so much about you guys. And, of course, you got great photos. We'll have to go back to that park soon for a playdate!

Janelle's Little Blog said...

I love that Sophia and Atticus are such buds! That is so adorable! :)