On Emily's 12th birthday, she went to New York
Her big sister Rose, who she hadn't seen for almost two years, turned up.
She met some interesting characters.
She got to visit the Natural History Museum (home to Night at the Museum)
Where she met further interesting characters.
When she left the museum, it was SNOWING!
With her family, she went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square to celebrate.
Everyone in the cafe sang Happy Birthday!!
That was her NZ-time birthday. It's a well known fact that when you're travelling you get to have two-day birthdays: one in NZ time and one in US time.
Unfortunately, her family decided that for her US birthday she should some spend some time Appreciating Art.
But they made up for it, by taking her for lunch at a local Japanese restaurant (not as good as Yatai, our local, but it did make up for her longing for sushi).
And the highlight of the whole birthday? Learning to skate at the Rockefeller Center. Oh my!
Very possibly the Best. Birthday. Ever. Happy Birthday Emily Claire MacKay: may your year be as happy and memorable as your birthday(s)!