Anyways, on October 4th, Kenny turned 29. What an old man! That was a Thursday night, so we went out to dinner with Joey & Amanda (some of our Jax BFF's). We went to Bistro Aix, which I had just recently tried when Susan came to visit. Kenny got the steak (and anyone who knows Kenny knows this isn't shocking), and I got the Mussels for an appetizer and the Risotto for dinner. Nice, quiet celebration and home in time for the old man's bedtime ;)
|Self timer shot on Kenny's birthday|
Kenny was able to get off work in time so we could both go pick them up from the airport. As soon as they got in the car, we discussed how we were all hungry and wanted lunch. (Not shocking if you know us well at all). After some debate, we decided on Moe's. And yes, Richie does hate Mexican food. And yes, he did let us know about it from the moment the decision was made, all the way through lunch and out to the car.
The rest of the day was spent lounging around, hanging out and also watching "Homeland." It's a show on Shotime, and if you haven't watched it, you should. It's seriously awesome.
That night I made Chicken Parmesan, another Kenny favorite. And we had birthday cake to celebrate Kenny's birthday since Richie and Christy couldn't be here on the actual day. Here's Kenny's cake. You know, the "normal" kind of cake. AKA Yellow cake with Chocolate Frosting.
Orlando is about a 2 hour drive from Jacksonville. Universal Studios was doing their Halloween Horror Nights, so we decided to go there. Well, Christy wasn't that excited cause she gets scared really easily. I do too as a matter of fact, but I'm the type of person to get scared, scream my face off and then laugh to the point of snorting cause I think it's so fun. Richie loves going to haunted houses with me because I look like a real idiot but then can laugh about it later.
So we go there with enough time to eat outside of the park and the "Whopper Bar" aka a Burger King. And then we got in line to get in. No lie, we were in the entrance line for 45 minutes. We should've taken that as an Omen for the rest of the night.
|Waiting to go in|
After that haunted house, we waited in the line another 60 minutes to go on the roller coaster. Which was an awesome ride and longer than 2 seconds, thank goodness. After that, we had time for 1 show.
So, all in all, a fun time. But we learned our lesson. If we go, it will be on a Sunday night when hopefully the crowds aren't as large. You only have 7 hours to do everything in the park and that's kind of hard when you're spending at least 60 minutes in line for everything. We ended up leaving around 1 in the morning, and heading back to Jacksonville.
|Richie with the creepy creepy thing.|
The next day was Richie's birthday, so he got to choose what he wanted to do. He and Christy had some money left over for Dave & Buster's, so we headed over there first.
|The guys, racing.|
|And playing Guitar Hero|
This baby is relatively cute. So, it's now hanging up in our house, waiting for the real baby, to see if it was right.
|The future Baby Prindle.|
The next day, Richie and Christy had to leave :( It was sad seeing them go but it was so nice having them here! Can't wait for their next visit :)