Maddie's 7th Birthday Party - Part 1
Arvada, Colorado: March 30, 2013

Balloons! Maddie went with an Easter theme this year, since her party and her actual birthday were adjacent to Easter.

Goofing around in the yard:
Will and Valerie:

My brother tries to get his dog,Whitney, to respond to Leah's daughter, Gracie:

Clara joins Will and Valerie:

Hannah and Maddie swinging around:

Gracie and her brother, Rory:

Valerie was busy showing us she could walk down the slide:

Instead of a pinata, we had an Easter egg hunt!
Josh and Rob plotting while all the kids were sequestered in the basement:


Grandma Kitty helps Hannah and Valerie open their eggs.

Inspecting what everyone got:

Cake time!

Mike found a friend:

Hannah came over to tell Mike the rabbit is not his. They got into a counting debate.
He asked her if her birthday was coming up soon. "Yes, in June." "And you're going to be 4 right?" "No!" "Yes, it goes 1-2-3-4-5-6-4."
Poor kid never figured out he was joking. Exasperated, she counted all the way to 100 to show him that it always goes 1-2-3-4-5-6-7. Mike was convinced, she was vindicated.

My dad, Grandma Kitty, Uncle Dale:

My mom, Grandma Kitty, Dexter:

For presents, see page #2

Last updated 05Apr2013