I had the wonderful opportunity to document this special little girl’s most amazing 9th birthday.  My momma, who knows Mary Caroline’s momma, said I was in for a real treat, because her birthday parties were top notch!

So the birthday party revolved around a sort of scavenger hunt that all began in down town Brenham at the Gazebo – 1pm sharp!

Each gal was given a journal, a pen, and a unique stamp. They were given clues and sent on an extraordinary journey exploring the towns secrets.

Stamp_books

 

ribbons

Our journey first took us to the doll hospital, where the children had to ask the shopkeeper a secret question.

doll_hospital 

Once the shopkeeper answered, they could document that they had been there and completed their first task.

doll_shop

They stood in line, each in turn, and received a stamp from the shopkeeper in their journal, where they could write down when and where they had visited. Kinda like a passport. 

collecting_stamps 

stamping_dollshop

Then, they had to stamp the shopkeepers book in return, so everyone would know all who had visited. 

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stamping_hands

I even got to see one of my old friends from last year. She is signing her name.

signing_in

Off to the next clue! This one took us to Green Grain…where the girls had to use a little math to and find the ‘grid’ on the building, then go 6 bricks up and 30 bricks over…there is where the next clue is!

green_grain

brick_wall

best_friends

More stamps, more journals, and more adventure.

stamping

hands

Mary Caroline had lots and lots of stamps from the many adventures she had already gone on. She will have that pretty purple journal filled in no time!

purple_journal

Finally, time for a little birthday cake at Fireman’s Park.

lighting_cake

cake

And then after that fun adventure…it was time for the girls just to have some fun and play!

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Happy birthday Mary Caroline! You are one very awesome little girl…I hope this year brings you lots of wonderful adventures.