If you follow our blog or Facebook posts, you’re probably already aware that I’m a huge fan of Gymboree Play & Music North Shore located near Capilano Mall. We’re stoked that they’ve agreed to let us use their space for our Launch Party, as we couldn’t ask for a better room full of music, bubbles, toys & padded climbing equipment for your little ones to play in on a Sunday during our North Shore winter!
I started taking my older daughter to Gymboree a few years ago when she was only 3 months old, and Dallas’s classes full of bubbles, parachutes, musical instruments & songs are still our all-time favourite. I have no doubt that her sense of rhythm and motor skills developed dramatically through those classes. I’ve recently started taking my six-month old to Gymboree, and I’d forgotten how much fun it can be for even a child this young!
Tons of music, art, play & learn, sports and school skills classes are offered each week for newborns right up to 5-year-olds, and the Open Gym Time offered 6 times a week is a much appreciated perk for registered attendees. Modern Mama Perks Members also receive 10% off all classes and birthday parties at Gymboree.
Gymboree has been so generous in providing one full month of free classes for the first 40 families to pre-register for our Launch Party. They will also be giving away a Birthday Party prize package worth $250 as a door prize. Wish we could win that one ourselves for our 3 year old’s birthday party next year!
Rhonda Dent Photography has been voted runner up in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver Baby Photographer category in both 2011 and 2012, and we’re thrilled she’s becoming a regular fixture at our Modern Mama North Shore events.
Rhonda got her start in photography at the young age of 15, first off assisting at weddings for friends and family. Her eye for capturing intimate moments of the human spirit on film and her talent for organizing subjects in a non-intrusive way has landed her numerous wedding, portrait and event jobs over the years.
Rhonda’s favourite work involves creating baby and family portraits, which makes our Launch Party cover kid contest her perfect gig! Our lucky contest winner’s $800 prize package includes a full family portrait session with Rhonda, complete with online gallery, digital image files, and 4-8×10 prints ($350 value).
Rhonda has photographed our family for the past year, and I can tell you that the contest winner’s family is in for a treat. Rhonda has a special knack for getting the crankiest of babies & toddlers to smile for a few shots! The fact that my toddler has the faintest smile on her face here is nothing shore of a miracle 🙂
And don’t forget – Modern Mama Perks Members get 10% off Rhonda’s services!