By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 12/12/2018
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More photos from Gianna's party.

The animals were also part of Gianna's birthday party.

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Daddy decided it was time to introduce Dominic to one of the horses (not ponies). A little shy at first, Dominic wasted no time showing how much he liked the horse by sticking his finger in the poor horse's nose.

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Gianna is very conscious that she is Dominic's big sister. So if he can visit with a horse, so can she.

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Uncle John, who recently adopted a puppy, took to one particular horse…and, seemingly, the horse took to John as well.

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So I had a little fun making a movie poster.

In addition to the horses and ponies, a number of rabbits and ducks were kept in a pen. You'd think the poor animals would be terrified of a horde of children coming in and petting them, but they actually didn't seem to mind. (Although the ducks were certainly going on about something.)

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Finally, a few minutes on the jungle gym while her parents loaded up their cars…

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By now Gianna was sleepy enough that she was more than ready to let Mommy put her in her car seat for the short ride home where, I am certain, she quickly settled down for a nap.

But it was a birthday she'll never forget! (And if she does, perhaps looking at these photos will jog her memory.