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No one really knows when birthdays originated. Researchers have hypothesized that the celebration of another year dates back to as early as 3,000 B.C.E, in Egypt. Also, many people don’t realize the pressure put on parents to plan and execute this yearly celebration for their kids. However, Brianne G., our December Little Red Stories winner, can vouch that her and her husband’s efforts were successful and their son Gentry’s special day has kicked off a domino effect of great memories
Brianne and her husband threw Gentry a Geiger Minion themed party for his first birthday. Their home, in Gilbert, Arizona, was filled to the brim with all of Gentry’s friends and his friends’ parents. “Gentry thoroughly enjoyed being the social butterfly that he is! I don't think he was in one spot longer than 5 seconds,” states Brianne. As do many one-year-olds, Gentry also enjoyed tearing into his birthday cake.
One of the most exciting parts about Gentry’s birthday celebration was the gift from his parents. As mentioned in her winning Little Red Stories submission, Brianne and her husband took time determining what would be the gift of all gifts. “It is so beyond difficult to find out what toy he will actually play with longer than 5 seconds,” says mom. However, after searching for days, they decided that our 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike, was “the gift.” They waited until after the birthday party to present him with his new ride. They wheeled it out and the noise from the wheels caught his attention. Brianne states that during his first walk with his new trike, Gentry was beyond excited and couldn’t stop laughing. “That was the first day we witnessed him react like this to something other than his bottle or sippy cup. The magnitude of his excitement was so off the charts I just don't have the right words to express it.”
Congratulations again to Brianne G.! You can read more about Gentry’s birthday party and other events in life on Brianne’s blog, The Sentimental Mama.