We kept activities pretty simple.  It seems like kids just like to play together in a new environment more than anything else!  And there were lots of parents present so it was mostly controlled chaos.

 

There were pancake coloring sheets and a totally failed attempt at making fruit loop necklaces.  (Never buy Ecuadorian brand fruit loops because they have no whole in the middle!)  We also did a pancake relay race that both the kids and men participated in.  We separated the kids by different age categories and they had a blast wielding a pancake on a spatula across our terrace.  Eden was true to form.  She took off ahead of the other two 2 year olds, dropped her pancake, ignoring the fact that the pancake should be on the spatula.  She got to the halfway mark and then just stood there eating the fallen, cold, plain pancake (of which she'd eaten none at actual breakfast time) and laughing at everyone telling her how to play the game.  

 

We did the cake at the end, trying to give people enough time to recover from the sugary pancakes before passing out more sugar.  Eden did a fantastic job with this.  Because she and Canaan love playing pretend birthday party she knew just what to do when people stopped singing.  She blew both candles out with no trouble and then took her big bite of the cake as people chanted.  This girl didn't mind being the center of attention one bit!  

 

The birthday girl 

 

 

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The Pancake Relay

 

 

 

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 Friends & Rivals and a Wrestling Match

 

 

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 The faces of friends

 

 

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0 #1 Emily 2014-02-26 14:35
As usual I love these pictures. It looked like fun! I love the first pictures of Eden and that she ate the pancake during the relay. :)
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