Yup, today is the day. I've been around the sun and experienced the seasons 29 times today. My mom and I celebrated this morning by taking Annie to the Children's Museum. She insisted on wearing her Halloween costume. We call her a garden fairy/princess/TinkerBell thing. What a hoot. We had so much fun, I loved it! We started in the bubble room. She loved it! My mom blew a big bubble at her and she screamed with joy. Scary Bubbles museum11.jpg

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They had this great "thingy" that you could push on and leave your imprint. Then on the other side, people could push the do-hickys back your way. We battled with some 7 year olds for like 10 minutes. We pushed, they pushed, we laughed, they laughed! What a hoot.

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There was this cool thing you could climb into and it was like a kaleidoscope inside. I drug Annie in there too, and mom even came in too.

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They had this great room for Annies age with just tons of fun stuff. They had volunteers helping the kids through crafts and if I lived here I would be meeting other moms in this room for playgroup. It was the bomb. It was all carpeted and it had a whole reading area with couches, pillows and TONS of books. It had a dress up area, a tea party area, a sand sensory area, and tons tons more. There was even an ultra-padded baby/infant area. Very neat-o. Annie really enjoyed the painting area.

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They had a tunnel and it had stars on the ceiling and all these neat little windows to look into. museum6.jpg

Annie enjoyed a nice tea party. museum7.jpg

Lastly they had an Alice in Wonderland exhibit. It was a bit of a buzz kill, but I did take a rather nice self portrait. museum8.jpg

We spent the rest of the day napping, and enjoying each other. Mom took me out to a fabulous dinner at Cheesecake factory, complete with a take home slice of cheesecake (which I am about to go consume). Mom let me pick out a new camera for my birthday (I have been begging). I am now the proud new owner of an Olympus Stylus 1050 SW. It's supposed to be one of the most freeze-proof, drop-proof, waterproof, shockproof point and shoots on the market. And for this girl, that a necessity for use. Check out this awesome review.

All in all, I had a great 29th time around the sun-iversary.

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