Elliott's birthday party/foot race

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A few weeks ago my little buddy Elliott had his 5th birthday party at Kincaid Park. His folks told me he had started planning the day a year earlier! The main event involved a foot race with all of his friends in which Elliott himself was not to run but to "referee". For that reason, he wore a big brass whistle around his neck to signal the start of the race--but after everyone had started, the contagious enthusiasm got to him and he couldn't help but join the pack.

Scroll down to see images from the day and a few "portraits" of the kids.

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Lining up for the race start.

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False start....ah, forget about it.

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The winner comes down the chute.

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2nd place!

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The medals were hand-crafted by artisans in Little Tutka Bay! :)

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Don't worry, the bat was plastic.

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Elliott's big brother Bennett.

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Uh, getting a little close.

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Father and son.

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  1. Great pictures! Looks like fun...

  2. SOOOO cute.

    Great ideas, sweet moments, fun pictures for them when they are teenagers and all in high school still hanging out!