This is Lauren taking a picture of a scale model of the Mars Rover - it was exactly like the real one except it doesn't work. She thought that was pretty neat.
We stopped at the museum store on the way out, not willing to dump a bunch of money on junk we bought some space ice cream and some polished rocks to bring home to Hailey.
Since Lauren was 3 she has wavered back and forth with the concept of being an Astronaut when she grows up. At times she doesn't speak of it but lately she has been all space all the time. She wants to study Astrophysics, wrote an "I have a dream" speech about finding an alternative habitable planet to earth and is reading books like this
And our mini astronaut in training LOVED the astronaut ice cream...even chose to eat it over a Milky Way bar her sister had bought her. Hailey on the other hand did not care for the freeze dried concoction -
So maybe just maybe one of these could be hanging proudly in her grown up closet, as her mom and dad sit firmly planted on Earths surface staring up at the planet she is exploring and praying for her safe return. You never know.