We let the kids pick family excursions instead of parties for their birthdays this year. Miss M chose to go to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for her 7th birthday. We had gone a few years ago, but both Miss M and The Bug were fairly young.
This is a drive-through wild animal park where you can feed the animals from your car. It focuses on endangered species.
The kids got to hand-feed a giraffe and it was the highlight of the trip. (It was my favorite part, also.)
The Bug is already asking if we can go back for his birthday next May.