Gavin's 9th Birthday

Gavin's all-boy birthday party was an outdoor affair, a risky adventure in early November in Seattle, at our favorite local park Seward Park. Much fun was had and surprisingly only a few injuries.
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img_0002 Zoe helping decorate the shelter.
Zoe helping decorate the shelter.
img_0005 Scouting out the possibilities. Mighty nice of the Parks Dept to blow the leaves into largish piles.
Scouting out the possibilities. Mighty nice of the Parks Dept to blow the leaves into largish piles.
img_0008 The boys have discovered exactly what all these leaves are perfect for.
The boys have discovered exactly what all these leaves are perfect for.
img_0010 Look at that pile! A perfect crashpad.
Look at that pile! A perfect crashpad.
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img_0016 Aidan, Tage and Gavin still gathering. You know the boys in line are thinking
Aidan, Tage and Gavin still gathering. You know the boys in line are thinking "OK, OK, let's go!".
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img_0034 Leaf fight!
Leaf fight!
img_0035 Break #1 - home-made chicken soup. The camping stove came to our rescue. In the foreground are some of the books the boys brought for the book exchange.
Break #1 - home-made chicken soup. The camping stove came to our rescue. In the foreground are some of the books the boys brought for the book exchange.
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img_0039 Explaining the rules of Capture the Flag.
Explaining the rules of Capture the Flag.