this past weekend we celebrated a first birthday in our group of littles. whenever I get a chance to take photos of a cute baby with cute backdrops, I'm pretty much a happy camper. and, my little lady got to play with one of her favorite people for hours with really no interruption from adults, so she was also on cloud nine. the weather was a perfect 70 degrees, my kid ate nothing but two funfetti cupcakes, and the birthday girl just couldn't have been cuter. she was such a trooper through her party, the only part she would have passed on was the singing, turns out it was a little too loud, and a little too much attention at once!
last weekend we took a little time as a family in san francisco. we were able to spend the day at the academy of sciences - it was everly's first time! we spent the entire day exploring and when I asked everly what her favorite part of the day was, her reply was priceless: "everything."
here's a look into our day...
after a quick bite at the cafe, our first stop was the rainforest dome.
I think I could have spent all day there,
and everly was most impressed by all the little creatures
living in terrariums and aquariums throughout.
I could have just stared at the butterflies all day.
once you make your way to the top of the rainforest,
you take the elevators down to the underground aquariums
even if everly didn't say this was her favorite part of the day
I would bet money that it was
and even though I was having some real 'finding dory' vibes
everly was excited to touch the starfish
the penguins were a hit too
and who doesn't love a white alligator?!?
the nets right on the other side of the railing
made me, well, nervous
and sure, I know they were there to make you feel better
but it didn't really cut it for this nervous mama
and no, she isn't running from the dinosaur
but instead the cold air that was pouring in from the front doors
this past trip to disneyland was really marked by one big momentous occasion, that kid of mine decided she was ready to see minnie mouse again. I think it has been at least two years since she declared her nose was terrifying, and therefore, refused to see any characters. this time, we eased our way into it, waited patiently for her to arrive, and had our big moment. maybe next time we will see others too. this trip also marked the first one we haven't seen any princesses, because as she told me, she's just too busy with the rides. the only other time she has done this was when we were in disney world, again, for the same reason, too much to do, too little time. it is funny how each trip she has a different mode of operation, I guess to keep things interesting.