The second party was at a kid gym place and I'll tell you, that's the way to do it for ease for parents. The two party coordinator people set everything up, entertained the kids, even cut the cake. All you do is bring the food and decorations and they do everything else. That's my kind of party!
Anna heartily enjoyed both parties although it was a lot of stimulation for her. By the time the second party was half way through, she was ready to go home. But she did hang in there for cake:
|Give me the cake now.|
They served pizza before the cake and Anna politely refused pizza ("no thanks") and sat there and waited for cake. She kept asking me when they were going to sing the Happy Birthday song because she knew cake would come after that.
Today she's been vegging alot, watching shows on her iPad. I read all of your comments (thank you) on my television post and I was intrigued by Ariane's comment and the link she posted (about video games but similar idea). I did notice that Anna tends to watch more shows when we have a lot going on (multi-country Europe trip, lots of parties, etc.). We have a pretty busy life so perhaps watching Dragon Tales and Busytown Mysteries is a way for her to get some down time. I'm doing a little experiment and seeing what happens if I let her decide how much time she spends on the iPad or watching shows on the computer. If it gets out of hand I'm going to go with another plan but right now I'm just going to see if she watches it a lot and then gets sick of it. I remember when she first started using the iPad she was obsessed with all the games. She could play it for a really long time - even for a very small person - and we thought she would never stop. Then eventually she got bored with it and it went for months without even being turned on. So I'm just going to see what comes of it over the next few weeks. We did just get back from a big trip and everyone needs a little down time.
Everyone have a safe and happy 4th!