Having a snack break on the bench outside the bouncers.
They then had a party just checking out the soccer nets, the ATM, the vending machines, etc.
Video of Gracie and Henry playing with balloons we found
Henry and Gracie checking out the vending machine - "Gracie these are the gummy worms my Mommy is
going to get me after gymnastics is over."
Henry's 4th Birthday Party
So, Natalia put together a really amazing 4th birthday party for Henry that (most of all) meant we didn't
host 20 2-5-year-olds at our house! This is hosted at the U of C Gymnastics Cochrane facility. For the
first 20 minutes, the instructors take the kids around showing them some rules, some obstacle courses,
and playing games with them. Then for 40 minutes, the kids CRUSH the facility, and then the second hour,
they get sugared up then sent home with Mom and Dad. Flawless idea.
Just before starting the obstacle course. Henry, then Landon, Nathan, Kale, Ben, Jesse, Emilia, and Gracie
are the ones I can identify in this photo.
A nice stop on the mats while running the course. Nathan, Henry, Landon, Ben, Jesse, and Kale.
The parachute was ABSOLUTELY the highlight here as Henry just LOVED it!
Video of Henry killing it with the parachute
Jumping in the foam pit was a big highlight for most of the kids. You can see Grace starting to test the
waters out here.
Henry running along the trampoline with his friend Jesse and cousin Nieve closely coming behind.
Natalia made cupcakes in ice cream cones for the kids, iced them with homemade buttercream icing, and then
put Rainbow nerds and a chocolate '4' on them. Needless to say, a HUGE hit with kids and parents alike.
Natalia did a $4 4th birthday party so the kids all made their own cards and added two toonies to the card.
Henry donated one toonie to the Cochrane Activettes' Food Bank, and then bought this green airplane
mix/match set that is made with magnets to swap them all out. It's a great toy and he loves it.
In this photo, he's intensely focused on his 'artisan' popsicle at the Calgary Farmer's Market.
After the party, the cousins had a pizza and movie party in the basement. Natalia had the brainwave
of bringing in the outside picnic table and it kept the craziness contained.
Walter, Jack (bottom), and Logan (right) all having a party at Henry's birthday party.