After we managed to pull Cate away from her new piano, we decided to head to Krohn Conservatory-- an absolutely beautiful greenhouse near downtown. With Cate's congestion and cold, this seemed like a better option than the Children's Museum where she would have probably picked up more cold germs. Plus, the climate is very steamy in the Conservatory (which is why some pictures may appear blurry), so the steam helped to loosen everything in her chest up. Cate was fascinated by everything. I took her here once over the summer, but she was much more responsive to everything this time.
She particularly loved the waterfall.
And by some upside down tree roots.
In the new Early Spring Blooms exhibit, she got to play in sand.
We made a birthday wish in the fountain before leaving, but we can't tell you what we wished for or it won't come true.
After that, we headed to McDonald's to get Cate her first Happy Meal. While I love McD's Sweet Tea, I rarely eat there-- in fact I don't remember the last time I had McDonald's. I think it was last summer. So it ended up being a little treat for us all. Cate loved her nuggets, fries, milk, and toy.
Even more fun awaited her at home. We sang happy birthday to her, blew out a candle on a cupcake, and let her dig in.
Our birthday celebration for the day is pretty much over. Cate is getting ready to nap and we have a Team in Training spring season kickoff party tonight. We'll leave you with a little video action of it all.