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800 moms, dads and kids celebrate Texas Children's 60th anniversary at Arboretum

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3 Jack Ramond, from left, John Raymond, Allie Raymond, Lizzie Raymond and Leigh Anne Raymond at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
John and Leigh Anne Raymond with their kiddos — Jack, from left, Allie and Lizzie. Photo by © John R. Lewis
12 Kusum Patel, Krishan Patel, Cody Patel at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Cody and Kusum Patel with their baby Krishan. Photo by © John R. Lewis
11 Hope Young, Paulie Young, Camila Young, Brooks Young at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Paulie Young, from left, Hope Young, Brooks Young and Camila Young. Photo by © John R. Lewis
20 Alex Vilela at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Alex Vilela. Photo by © John R. Lewis
5 Monica Jhunjhunwala, Sachin Jhunjhunwala, Jaina Jhunjhunwala and Amit Jhunjhunwala at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Sachin Jhunjhunwala, from left, Monica Jhunjhunwala, Jaina Jhunjhunwala and Amit Jhunjhunwala. Photo by © John R. Lewis
14 Stacey Cook, left, and Grace Cook at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Stacey Cook, left, and Grace Cook. Photo by © John R. Lewis
7 Alain Magro, Alexa Magro, Andrik Magro, Allison Magro, Alanna Magro at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
The Magro family — Alain, from left, Alexa, Andrik, Allison and Alanna. Photo by © John R. Lewis
6 William Walkup, Drexel Walkup, David Walkup, Claudia Walkup at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Claudia Walkup, from left, Drexel Walkup, David Walkup and William Walkup. Photo by © John R. Lewis
10 Tabitha Rice, Will Rice, Mackenzie Rice, Matthew Rice at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Mackenzie Rice, from left, Will Rice, Tabitha Rice and Matthew Rice. Photo by © John R. Lewis
1 Caroline Thomas, left, and Rebecca Thomas at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
Caroline Thomas, left, and Rebecca Thomas. Photo by © John R. Lewis
3 Jack Ramond, from left, John Raymond, Allie Raymond, Lizzie Raymond and Leigh Anne Raymond at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
12 Kusum Patel, Krishan Patel, Cody Patel at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
11 Hope Young, Paulie Young, Camila Young, Brooks Young at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
20 Alex Vilela at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
5 Monica Jhunjhunwala, Sachin Jhunjhunwala, Jaina Jhunjhunwala and Amit Jhunjhunwala at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
14 Stacey Cook, left, and Grace Cook at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
7 Alain Magro, Alexa Magro, Andrik Magro, Allison Magro, Alanna Magro at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
6 William Walkup, Drexel Walkup, David Walkup, Claudia Walkup at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
10 Tabitha Rice, Will Rice, Mackenzie Rice, Matthew Rice at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014
1 Caroline Thomas, left, and Rebecca Thomas at the Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors Family Party April 2014

What: Texas Children's Hospital Ambassadors' annual Family Fun Day.

Where: The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

The 411: More than 800 Ambassadors and family members cavorted, climbed and galloped through the arboretum on the afternoon outing that celebrated Texas Children's 60th anniversary. Leigh Ann and John Raymond, accompanied by their three youngsters, chaired the lively birthday celebration. A Fare Extraordinaire delivered the energy-boosting party fare, including wrapped sandwiches, hamburgers, waffle fries, a cupcake tower and custom candy art. For the thirsty, there was a lemonade stand.

The family fun included a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, trackless train, origami folding, face painters, interactive DJ’s and more. And because a birthday party wouldn’t be complete without gifts, each family brought books that were donated to the hospital’s five community based practices, known as Project Medical Homes.

Who: Tabitha, Will, Mackenzie and Matthew Rice; Hope, Paulie, Camila and Brooks Young; Kusum, Krishan and Cody Patel; William, Drexel, David and Claudia Walkup; and Stacey and Grace Cook.

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