Friday, December 11, 2009

Birthday Fun Round Two!!!

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After having a great day with family on Saturday, we moved on our second party on Sunday with all of Bradley's little friends. With the move and all of the craziness we rented out a play studio in town. It is called Explorations, and it is amazing! Bradley has been going there for a 2-4 year old class every Monday for the fall. The materials and ideas are inspired by Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophies. The 'toys' are mostly wooden or made from natural materials. The front of the studio always has great tactial centers that change weekly. She will fill them with homemade doughs, play dohs, corn, flax seeds, and lots of other beautiful materials. The party followed the same schedule as her classes with free play and then a wrap up at the end. I think the kids had a blast and really enjoyed themselves....especially my little cowboy:)

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Larken and Amalie arriving on the scene...straight to the skittles!! I love it!

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Once everyone arrived, Ms. Nicole told everyone
where to find everything and a few of the rules.

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Gigi and Jack listening to Ms. Nicole

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Bradley's two favorite girls listening in on the activities

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Off to play....

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Margaret playing with the 'turtle' table.

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Bradley's favorite thing to do at Explorations, cars!!

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Chole playing with the cinnamon dough

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Amalie giving it a whirl!!

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Sweet Sammy playing at the penguin table

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Luke and Kalli playing with the penguins too!

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Addisan checking out the place

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All the girls are cooking up some food

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Sammy at the hammer and nails center

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So cute!

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On to the cake, of course it was Thomas the Train!!

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I love Bradley's face in this picture!

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Poor guy had the hardest time blowing out the candles!

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A little help from Mommy

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Chow time!!

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Once we got home we opened up all of his gifts. He loved "My Own Sandbox" from Cali and the girls. It has been out in our kitchen area since the party. It is your own mini sandbox, very fun!
Now we are just gearing up for Chritmas, it is right around the corner!!

6 comments:

laura said...

what a cool place! looks like ya'll had tons of fun!!

Christy said...

WOW! That looks like an awesome place.

Courtney said...

What a great place for a party. I love the little sandbox in the last picture.

amanda said...

that place looks amazing!! truly wow!

Lindsay said...

We had a blast! Thanks for inviting us to this fun party! Sammy had a blast! I will have to get a copy of some of these pictures since I forgot my camera!!

Jenny said...

What a cool program! I wish we had something like that around here.
Looks like Bradley had a great birthday weekend.

Thanks for letting us check it out!