We finally had Alyssa's birthday party at the gym where she takes gymnastic class. We had about seven kids, including Alyssa and Olivia. That seemed like the perfect number for the kids to do as much as they could without having to wait their turn too long. Having the gym to ourselves was really nice. Alyssa and her friend Joey, who also takes a class at the same gym were able to show off their awesome skills while the other kids had great fun on the trampolines and in the 'pit', a whole in the floor filled with blocks of foam.
We had cake and ice cream cups at the very end of the party and the kids were way more interested in going back out to the gym to play.
It was a great way to get the kids together and still let them run off energy while not destroying our own house.
Miss Maggie, Alyssa's coach, was the one who helped out and she was able to give Alyssa was was practically a private lesson at the end of the party. Alyssa mastered the front handspring during that ten minute lesson. It was awesome.
Alyssa also showed us all that she can do a cartwheel on the beam. She was so proud of herself. She'd already mastered a handstand but the cartwheel was scary.
Yes, the party took place almost three weeks after her actual birthday but when you're ten, just knowing the party is coming makes it okay that it wasn't on your actual birthday. Or maybe we have a pretty mature ten year old. Either way, it was a great day.