Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy 3rd!

The trampoline was a HUGE hit and the reveal went very well.  Jenni brought Anna home just before lunch, equipped with spa-quality pink toenails, ready to party.  Lots of family came in for lunch, cake, and presents.  Thanks SO much for all of you who donated to the "jump fund."  It will be hours, days, and years of fun for Anna AND Grey.
By 10:30 this morning my husband and I still had not completely attached the enclosure to the trampoline.  The steps included weaving a long cord in and out of every hole in the net and tying the cord onto every spring on the trampoline, and then figuring out how to make the overlapping enclosure, well, overlap...and look like the picture.  And by 10:30 a.m. there were other things that needed to be happening as well.  Anna was scheduled to arrive at 11-ish and others would soon follow.  We still needed to go to the grocery store and get bbq fixin's and pick up the cakes from the bakery.  No, I didn't make the cakes.  I didn't have time.  I probably COULD have, but whatever...  So I sked my husband to go to the store and get the stuff while I tried to finish the enclosure.  I called Jenni at about 10:45 and they were about to leave their house.  That gave me about 15 minutes to get everything closed up, things started in the oven, get Grey settled (which wasn't hard since Nana had him), among other random things.  I didn't finish the enclosure completely, but well enough that kids could jump and not fall out.  So I left it as it was and went on with the party.  

We ate some great bbq, had some awesome cakes, and opened some presents that some "over-achievers" brought.  HA!  She LOVED ALL the gifts.  She got two Fancy Nancy puzzles, a Leap Frog computer/video game, a rain coat, a Sleeping Beauty Umbrella, some princess house shoes (HOUSE SHOES! for those of you who saw them...they will stay in the house!), a Fancy Nancy tule skirt with flowers inside, and best of all, two cards that played music when you opened them.  Notice the look on her face...she was fascinated.  She made everyone laugh.


After presents, I snuck to the backyard with my camera and got into position to get the "reaction" shots.  We opened the door and....

(GASP) "MY TRAMPOLINE!"
She began to float...

and then soar...

Then jump...
and jump...

and jump...

It was a great day.  I feel like the other kids in the family won't be so bored at our house anymore.  :)  

4 comments:

Cristin said...

That's awesome! What a fun day. Happy Birthday Anna!!!!!

jarcarhar said...

What great pictures leading to the trampoline! Good grief...you're good! Happy Birthday, Anna!

K2 & Sweet'tater said...

What beautiful pictures! Happy birthday Anna!

the arledge family said...

How cute. Anna is beautiful and those are great pictures! I'm sure they (and you!) will enjoy the trampoline! Have you ever heard my story from the first night we put our trampoline together and I ended up with a bloody nose? It's pretty funny/pathetic.