Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy Birthday McKenzie

Our neighbor McKenzie just turned 4 (she is an ex-26-weeker--18 ounces at birth!). She had a really fun birthday party at Kid's Castle in Yakima on Sunday, and Evan was invited. Kid's Castle is basically a giant McDonald's Playland, and it's in the back of a gymnatics center. There was open gym and a inflatable jumper for the kids to play on also. Evan had a blast. Jeremy and I will probably take him this winter--the activities are very similar to PT (and admission is way cheaper than a PT visit!). I took lots of pictures of Evan (and a few of the Birthday Girl as well).

Make a wish, McKenzie!

Evan's first time in a jumper...he didn't understand how to climb over to the slide part, but had fun crawling around the first "room."

Walking on one of the many trampolines (difficult because Evan didn't want me holding his hands, but that was one of the facility "rules"--I had to hold his hands if we were on together. By this point, I had given up and just carried him).

Rescue time--the foam blocks were swallowing Evan up.

These plastic snaky-things occupied Evan for long time. They were at the castle entrance--he played with them for at least 15 minutes before even venturing inside.

"Gingerbread Man"-ing it down the slide--this is how Evan looks in every picture we take of him on the slide. It cracks me up every time.

Time to go home. Evan assisted daddy with his shoes.


Eva Nichole said...

Looks like a great place for a party and I am glad Evan had such a great time.
Crystal and Eva

Amy, Mike and Ben Russo said...

Sorry to hear about the surgery. I like to think when things don't happen when they should, it is a blessing in disguise. I love all your pictures at the party! The slide one is my favorite. He looks like such a free spirit.

Shelly and Luke said...

Evan, it looks like you had a great time at your birthday party. You look like such a fun little guy, I hope Luke gets to meet you soon!