After the horror of having to take our child to the emergency room on her birthday, it was heartening to watch her rock out at Disneyland.
From the above picture, as CC is spinning in the Mad Hatter's teacups with Ian and me, you wouldn't know that she'd just had nine stitches placed in her chin.
My little daredevil was up for anything -- the roller coaster in Mickey's Toontown, the Winnie the Pooh ride, the Jungle Cruise and lots more. She even got up close and personal with Tigger, Winnie the Pooh and Goofy.
All the activity was a great distraction from what could have been a particularly sad way to start Birthday No. 3.
Luckily, the day ended on the happiest of notes, courtesy of the happiest place on Earth.
Also, remember that Disneyland is free on your birthday -- something that helped to cheer CC's parents as well.