Sixteen kids and 20 adults stroll through the kitchen, past huge deep fryers and walk-in freezers and down a flight of narrow stairs to one of a few small party rooms in the basement. Shannon Felix, the mother of the three boys turning three today, freezes. She’s forgotten her camera and takes a moment to berate herself. But quickly she’s back to orchestrating the event: taking orders from the kids, chatting with guests and moving presents out of the way with one hand while wiping a messy nose or sticky fingers with the other. Her sons, all in matching fleece outfits, sing “Happy...
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