Vanessa Turned 5 years old on June 14th and we had a huge party for Vanessa on the Saturday before; June 12th.
We invited all of Vanessa's Family and Friends and ended up with over 30 kids, not counting adults, for the big day.
The party was held at Jump 'n Jammin in Mission Viejo, CA. This is a new, really fun activity play place, and the kids and adults had a ball.
My favorite was the ball war zone with a second level outfitted with air guns and sling shots for hitting kids down below. It was cool.
We had 2 beautiful cakes at the party; one from a friend of the family, Joan Archibald and the other from my cousin that makes the cakes at Heidelbert Bakery in Mission Viejo, Jeanette Tackas. Thanks for the great cakes!
We played for the first hour, did cake and party stuff for the second hour and then went over to McDonalds for lunch and openned gifts. It was a really great day and my baby was a wonderful host to so many little people that day.
WELL, I just wanted to say a few things as the pics loaded.
These are SOME of my favorite pics from the big party. Over 100 are found at this link as thumbs to open larger for quick scanning thru so many pics. The link opens to a new window so just close the PICs when you are done and you will be right here again.
LINK TO ALL BIRTHDAY PICS
ENJOY - Greg
Vanessa (center) with friend Jazzy (left) and Shannon (right) as we all started showing up.
Lexy Gunn was nailing me with balls. This picture shows how crazy kids and adults get in the "battle zone." I also love the fact that her last name is Gunn and she was so natural with this one.
Cake time was in a private room and my baby was sooooo purty in her Birthday Crown!
Ben Vail and Niko Carafield are Vanessa's 2 youngest brothers. Ben (left) and Niko (right) got to hang out for the first time in a few years and it cool to see them playing music together too.
From Jump 'n Jammin it was off to lunch at McDonalds. Vanessa had not openned gifts yet and was eager to tear into some stuff so we did gifts and lunch with many of you-all from the party. Thanks for great toys for my baby!!!