For the last two weeks Annelise had been counting down the days until Take Your Child to Work Day for NASA/JSC employees. Every day she'd ask for confirmation that her tally was right at least once or twice, or twenty times. I think Scott learned, for his future reference, not to tell her about exciting events too much in advance.
This year children ranging from Kindergarten through High School were invited to spend the day at their parent's job. The morning started early at Space Center Houston with an introduction/welcome session and an IMAX movie. There were lots of space related exhibits, shuttle mock-ups (don't tell, but Annelise crashed the shuttle during landing) and an indoor play area that was quite popular. Annelise was excited to see some of the space related memorabilia, like this EVA space suit, but she was MOST excited about something else.
This summer Space Center Houston is featuring exhibits on George Lucas and Star Wars. Of course she was beside herself with joy. See?
She came home with a bag full of NASA stuff (posters, pictures, stickers, etc.), her own name badge, and some Pez dispensers she pilfered from Scott's desk. She was most excited to bring home a Millennium Falcon toy Scott had hidden at work and a Tie Fighter his coworker gave her. NASA is cool, but nothing can top Star Wars.
May the force be with you.