By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 5/25/2018
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More photos from Gianna's party.

Before the guests arrived, we had to put the final touches on the venue (food, cake, etc.).

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I rode with Gianna's Uncle John and Papa Michael. (Keith stayed home to sit with the dog, Ella, who is recovering from minor surgery.) When we arrived we found a pavillion behind the castle being readied for the party.

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Gianna's cousin Danielle assisted with getting stuff situated.

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There was a table for presents, which filled up rapidly.

Since Gianna was nowhere in sight, I took a stroll over to the castle, suspecting she might be inside.

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Sure enough, she was there with her friend, play-cooking in the castle kitchen. Gianna was busy putting things into a bucket she was using for a saucepan, but she recognized me when I came in and explained, "I'm making something to eat."

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Gianna's baby brother turned one just a few weeks ago and is walking more often than not. He found the grass a little challenging at first, however.

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Being held doesn't slow him down, though. He just points imperiously where he wants to go, and some adult (like Uncle John) will obediently take him there.

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There's also a lookout on top of the castl, accessible via a kid-friendly ramp.

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Paul S Cilwa

The lookout turned out to be a good vantage point for aerial views.

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Although there were a lot of kids, none of the activities became too crowded. It seems like a few kids loved the bounce-house, while others preferred the castle or the bubbles…

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