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Happy Birthday to DadHTP, a great dad and grandpa!


The birthday lunch was held at the very best Thai restaurant in all of the Queen City – Thai Taste on East Boulevard.  When I was a kid, we ate at Siam Palace in Miami almost every week and especially for all special occasions, like birthdays.   Who doesn’t love Thai?!


Bes Thai restaurant in all of Charlotte makes the best Pad Thai!  But of course.


Afterwards, we hit up Discovery Place, a science museum in Uptown.  The adults enjoyed it just as much as Henry.  We especially liked the machine that levitated a plastic ball in the air with a continuous blast of air.


Look at that little squishy face.  <3


Other activities:  a build-your-own fort playground, a bed of nails, giant pulleys, and even an indoor rainforest with a turtle, colorful frogs, and other creatures.



Oh, and an aquarium!  Henry loves to look at fish.  Smile


The museum was so much fun that we bought an annual pass.  If you’re ever in Charlotte with your kiddos, I definitely recommend checking it out.


We came home, ate birthday cake, and Dad unwrapped his gifts – a massage gift certificate from Kristien and me.  And this shirt from Henry…

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It was easy to make:  First, I put a piece of tin foil in the pocket to protect the back of the shirt.  Then, I rubbed some puffy pant on Henry’s palm and, after a few practice tries on a piece of paper, pressed his hand into shirt’s pocket.   The print was (of course) a little messy, so I outlined it into another color of puffy pant, which tidied it up.  I think Dad liked it.


Woohoo Friday!  Have a good weekend!



  • DadHTP February 8, 2013, 10:18 pm

    My best birthday in years!

  • Allison February 8, 2013, 10:31 pm

    How fun! That museum looks awesome. I bet that was the best way to spend his birthday 🙂

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker February 8, 2013, 10:42 pm

    pad thai is one of my weaknesses!! what a cute shirt idea 🙂

  • Pam February 8, 2013, 11:19 pm

    What a fun day – happy birthday to GDadHTP!

  • Nina February 9, 2013, 12:02 am

    I love discovery place! That was my Christmas present to my sisters family last year since they live there and they said their girls lovvvved it! I went on field trips as a kid and had some awesome memories. Looks like y’all had fun 🙂

  • Sana February 9, 2013, 12:30 am

    Happy Birthday Dad HTP

  • Beks February 9, 2013, 12:33 am

    I seriously want Thai Food now.

    Happy Birthday, DadHTP!

  • Angela February 9, 2013, 1:15 am

    Such a cute gift idea!!

  • jameil February 9, 2013, 4:00 am

    I LOVED Discovery Place as a kid! I haven’t been since the reno but I must!

  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 9, 2013, 8:07 am

    What a fun way to celebrate!!! Happy Birthday to your Dad! 😀

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 9, 2013, 8:54 am

    Happy Birthday to DadHTP! What a fun way to celebrate. 🙂

  • Maria February 9, 2013, 9:43 am

    Caitlin, happy birthday to your Dad, and may I say that your new header is really beautiful. 🙂

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human February 9, 2013, 10:44 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP! Yesterday was my dad’s birthday as well!

  • Zoe Alexander February 9, 2013, 10:50 am

    Happy Birthday, Dad! :o) Such a great idea! Active too!
    Zoe xxx

  • Rachel @ stubborn runner girl February 9, 2013, 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday to DadHTP. Looks like an awesome day!

  • Jenny February 9, 2013, 1:16 pm

    Thai taste is the second best Thai in charlotte! The best is deejai Thai on Providence…

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 9, 2013, 2:40 pm

    Happy Belated to him 😀

  • Reenielou February 9, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Happy Birthday DadHTP!!! That shirt is cute, so is pic of Henry and Gpa.

  • Amber K February 9, 2013, 9:45 pm

    Looks like a super fun day!

  • Lauren February 10, 2013, 8:29 pm

    Just noticed your new little side bar, very cute! “and when being chased by zombies” haha 🙂

  • Irene February 11, 2013, 11:39 am

    Henry is SO cute!!!

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