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Leona’s First Birthday Party

Posted by on September 5, 2012

Finally! A Post about the Great Birthday Party

Cecelia and Kevin, Leona’s Mom and Dad, found the perfect place for the first birthday party. The party was at a picnic shelter at Blendon Woods Metro Park. There is a large covered picnic shelter with plenty of tables and electricity for any crock pots and lighting.

cousins at the swing set


The major fun activity for Leona and her cousins was a swing set that had regular and baby swings. There is a large grassy area to play ball and a set of horseshoe pits. The older ‘kids’ played horseshoe. There is a blacktop path from the parking area to the picnic shelter and then to the swings, and was used by several bicyclists.

Safety first


Grandma Doenges looks on as Allie gets her bicycle helmet on. Max was also one of the bicyclist today.

It's time for some soccer


Leona was caught practicing soccer in the grassy area. However, walking around this terrain was a challenge for her and she is a rookie walker and is learning how to navigate the uneven surfaces. As you can tell, she is not excited about wearing a hat.

Getting ready to blow out the candle on the cake


Mom and Dad are ready to assist Leona is blowing out the candle on the birthday cake. We had to borrow a lighter from one of the park rangers and no one in our group had any matches. This butterfly cake was for the guests to enjoy.

My Very First Bear Cake


Leona carefully nibbled on her cake and worked on eating the icing first. At this time, she was not much of a finger food person and had her ‘staff’ to feed her food.

Getting into the swing of things!


Later Mommy and Daddy helped open up her presents and we all just played some more. The rain held off so we could enjoy the park. Cleanup was a snap as all we had to do was sweep up any food crumbs and throw them away.

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