Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wiggly Party (Everybody Dance Now)

For those Wiggles fans, you recognize the title.

JD's cousin Ellie Beth had a Wiggles party today at the Wiggly Playcenter up the road. It was interesting. Lots of Wiggles songs and videos and a giant play area for the kids.

There was a section that was labeled 0-18 months, so I figured this was the spot for JD. Nobody told me that this was where the older kids come so they can feel like giants. We had 3, 4, 5, & 6 year olds running around like Godzillas amongst the babies. A 5 year old chunked several large soft blocks at JD (and other kids), even after I told him to cut it out.

JD wasn't really sure he liked it at first. Can you imagine being his size and having screaming toddlers and older children running around you, squealing with delight and clapping at the Wiggles videos? It was a tad overwhelming (even for me).

Ellie looked like she was enjoying the party, though. The party guests had a ball running around and playing. JD and Marin hung out in the babyzone, trying to avoid aerial maneuvers by the giants.

I told Jon he didn't need to attend this function, since I knew that it would have been torture for him (not the biggest Wiggles fan after the 14 hour car ride to and from Colorado with all Wiggles, all the time). So I came home and Jon had assembled JD's baby swingset and slide in our backyard! JD was so excited!! He loved it!

I think I will just cart our tv out in the yard with Wiggles DVDs whenever we get in the mood for another Wiggly Party.


Dara said...

So glad you guys were able to make the "Wiggly Party!" Too bad you guys weren't there before 10 am when all was quiet and calm. JD would have had the toddler zone to himself! I know Ellie Beth was sure glad to have her only boy cousin, JD, there to celebrate!