Get ready to dive into my life, friends. You’re about to get doused in family fun from this weekend.
My sister (Heather), her husband (James), and my niece (Bryse) recently moved to Indiana and I NEVER see them anymore, which is super lame. So when they came down to the Sunshine State for Bryse’s birthday, I was really pumped to hang out.
Friday, we went to Disney World. Miss B turned 1.
She wasn’t really interested in the characters and she tried to escape from her chair when they came near her. We didn’t really expect anything different. She had a good time otherwise. She slept for the majority of the day.
Since we didn’t have a child to entertain for a while, Heather and I started playing an imaginary drinking game (let’s be real, everything at Disney costs a small fortune). So we would “drink” every time we saw an adult wearing Crocs. Crocs should really be illegal for anyone over the age of 5. Needless to say, I probably would have died from alcohol poisoning if we’d gone through with the whole shenanigan.
We walked for hours. We went up front to a baby changing station. I was sitting in a coloring area and there was a little Hispanic girl coloring, alone. She was lost. For TWO HOURS. A member of Disney’s staff had been sitting with her the entire time. She spoke Spanish, so the only information they had was her first name. I’m currently learning the language and decided to help. I got her last name, her favorite color, she was 5, she likes Hello Kitty, etc. They found her parents and her mom came nonchalantly into the room and they left. No “thank you,” no “I’m so happy you’re okay,” nothing. How do you lose a 5-year old for two hours? Get off of Space Mountain.
We walked about 10 miles throughout the day, so I was really surprised when I saw people in heels, club-ready dresses, full make-up and hair. Out of their minds. I can assure you, you can be comfortably cute with little effort.
This is what I wore:
A striped tank from Cotton On, Green shorts from G By Guess, messenger bag from Forever 21, and Nike Free 7.0′s because they’re major comfortable. It was in the high 80′s, and I knew it would be a long day. No heels for me.
Hair in a classic ponytail, and I braided my shortest pieces so they wouldn’t be tickling my face all day.
So Bryse was only awake for part of the day and she probably won’t remember her 1st birthday, but it was a fairly exciting day overall. You can’t get a 1st birthday back, so I’m happy I went.
Happy Birthday, B.