Rett's 8th birthday.
A perfect combination for adventure.
Alexa and I met at the Snider's Thursday night.
They're too good to me, I know.
the kids ditched school and Joey and Eva surprised them with
Chik-fil-a breakfast and an entire day at the Disney Parks in honor of Rett's birthday.
Eight years old!
all while Alexa and I played pokemon cards and waited in the car.
We started the day at Epcot
and made our way into the Magic Kingdom aka the happiest place on earth.
[First family photo]
Getting Brett that birthday pin was our first priority.
I mean Brent.
I mean Ratt!
Yes, Ratt was turning eight and it was time to celebrate.
Happy birthday Ratt.
Hey Ratt, love the shirt.
Oh Ratt, you're so funny.
Ratt, you're so mouse-like.
let the memories begin.
always a favorite.
Alice's mad tea party.
We got around.
[for some reason it's Alexa's favorite...]
[another personal favorite]
Birthday boy Ratt waited for this one all morning.
Somehow I survived to tell the tale.
s c a r y
we are the same.
Things like this don't just happen:
For the record, Eva did come in first.
Joey may have been second but his score was docked at the last moment,
meaning yours truely took that second place spot.
All that's really important is how I beat Alexa,
[now we know who the better star commander is in this relationship]
Didn't think so.
[that was referencing the above photo...awkward]
Below is a princess wanna-be.
...and I'll tell yah who looks like a real dumbo,
don't worry Alexa - you look completely normal.
And look who put their hands up.
Emree and Ratt.
Eight years old and doing all sorts of crazy things now.
before we go,
one Pineapple juice with vanilla ice-cream por favor.
Now we can go.
You guys are too predictable.
We already know what you're going to say,
Goodbye Cinderella's castle.
Goodbye cute brown haired very happy looking Umpa-Lumpa holding the welcome sign.
I'll miss you all.
Back to Epcot.
We end where we begin.
I open at the close.
did no one tell you?
Eva's a model for "Modern Hip Mom Magazine,"
I can't believe you didn't know.
Those scenes and scents.
Just makes you want to go out and hike a mountain and swim in the ocean and fly in a hot air balloon.
We got drenched in the rain during Fast Track,
I literally thought we were going to die.
Alexa looked like she had just fallen off a Hippogriff.
Forgive me for not taking a photo of that.
An adventure we sought.
An adventure we found.
Long live magic.