Sunday, August 31, 2008

Celebrating Autumn's 4th Birthday a Little Early with Family

We meet Noah's family in Old Town Sacramento for a little early birthday celebration for both Autumn and her cousin Logan. We visited the California State Railroad Museum 1st. We learned the history of railroads and how they tie into Sacramento. We were able to see in and walk through a few life size trains. We saw the different trains and job each one had. We even got to play with toy trains. All the cousins had a great time running around and seeing the museum while the adults tried to keep track of them all.
Next stop was to see the things happening around Old Town. Gold Rush Days is always Labor weekend which means more than 200 tons of dirt are dumped on the streets of Old Sacramento as the annual festival “turns back the clock,” transforming Sacramento’s historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Costumed re-enactors, Wild West gun fights, musicians playing period instrument, period artifacts shown, storytelling, craft making, hose-drawn carriages, wagon rides, gold panning, food preparation , dancers and many aspects of life during the Gold Rush are highlighted.It was a lot of fun and the kids loved seeing what life was all about in the 1850s. We ate at Tres Hermanas Mexican Restaurant and then headed to the Hunter's house for cake and presents. Autumn received a Hannah Montana notebook, two Hannah Montana purses, Hannah Montana bracelet, a long sleeve brown shirt, littlest pet shop toys, a Polly pocket doll, and a Dora the Explorer Suds and Surprise doll. What a great early 4th birthday Autumn had.


Rachel Keyser said...

I'm stealing a couple of these pictures for my blog. :)

Zwinggi Family said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! We Love You!

Rachel Keyser said...

Happy Birthday Autumn...wish we could have been there to help you celebrate!