Usually for my birthday we have a barbecue and invite lots and lots of friends over to shower me with SO much love. This year, though we have been super busy with Sally's wedding festivities (plenty more on that to come), and my parents totally bailed on me (I know, LAME), so Wesley suggested we celebrate by hitting up Disney. (Specifically my most favoritist of parks, EPCOT).
Geared up in Florida Gator orange, courtesy of my dad's obsession with polo shirts on sale. They look cute though, right? Of course they do, you don't have to answer that.
Florida Gator orange is not only stylish, it's easy to spot in a crowd. Which is kind of key for us. You know, since they're really good at the whole 'duck and weave' maneuver.
Two (minor) disappointments: 1. In typical theatrical I WILL DIE A PAINFUL FIERY DEATH IF YOU PUT ME ON THAT BOAT three year old fashion, Casey flat out REFUSED to get on the ride and 2. the Mexico burrito stand was closed for refurbishing. No worries, though, Jonathan, Stephen and I enjoyed our river boating and then we headed off to the dinosaur show before finding dinner in Morocco.
Casey and Jonathan enjoyed (pre-made) pasta (from home) on boring parts of the dinosaur ride (can you believe, Casey was totally into the animatronic dinosaurs that roar and spit on you in the dark, but he wouldn't go on a boat ride with singing Donald Duck?!?) and then we headed to Marrakesh for some amazing (AMAZING) lamb, chicken, couscous, tabouli and bread for Mom & Dad. (And rolls for the kiddos). (And beer for Mom & Dad).
Seriously, if you're looking for reasonably priced food (and LOTS of it), Morocco take out is the way to go. It's delicious. I want it again just looking at these pictures. Once upon a time they had the same kind of thing outside Mexico (BURRITOS!), but it's closed for refurbishing (you know, like I said above) (in case you weren't reading closely) (that's why I said it twice).
After dinner the boys played dinosaurs in the bushes while we waited for fireworks. Because that's what they do. Pretty much everywhere.
It was really really hot and muggy. But not crowded at all. I will TOTALLY take hot and muggy over crowded. TOTALLY.
On the way back to the car I stopped to reflect on a lovely birthday celebration. I know, I'm sooooo punny.
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