Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Monstrously Good Time

My sweet girl turned 15 in what seemed the blink of an eye. Unfortunately for her, she was in the process of coming down with a nasty throat infection (not strep but still a yucky infection) and couldn't even eat her cupcake on the big day. Although she did manage to halfway enjoy lunch at Red Lobster with the entire family - both my side and Dave's. :)

She spent the next day at home with me, getting antibiotics, eating soup and was finally able to enjoy said cupcake late afternoon the following day. Better late than never, right? Thankfully, she rebounded relatively quickly and was able to attend school the following day.

Which was a good thing because her big birthday trip was scheduled for the next weekend...

My girl has been wanting to attend Fright Fest at Six Flags for YEARS. Not even kidding. How I gave birth to a child who loves all things scary and even laughs through horror movies, I do not know, y'all. But this is what she wanted and after coordinating the schedules of four teenagers (no easy task at all), we headed out last Sunday. Which meant I was the only adult. :)

Taylor had promised me they would be really good and, honestly, I could not have asked for them to be better behaved. They are all great kids and I had the best time walking all over the park, waiting lines and riding every roller coaster (except Titan, which kept shutting down) even though - unbeknownst to me beforehand - it was World Youth Day.

The park was decked out and I honestly have no idea how many spider webs we saw throughout the day.

And my girl even took a pic with me! This was LATE in the day, y'all. So be kind about the worn out appearance. :)

This was also late...about the time I realized that my "hard core theme parker" baton needs to be passed. I'm just not as young as I used to be.

We never actually rode this but it's a cool pic, huh?

More decorations...the ones in the Spain and Mexico sections were much more festive. :)

Such a cute group pic.

Picturesque as the sun went down...

...and the zombies came out. This pic makes me laugh because these girls WON the confrontation. In fact, he finally walked away from them. You can't out talk Taylor and Em. :)

And just because this isn't a pic I thought would EVER conclude a birthday party post...

After a quick dinner at Whataburger, we set out for Waco. It turned out to be a much longer trip due to traffic. Some of the kiddos got hyper and others - like mine - was just DONE and wanted to sleep. That's. My. Girl. 

It was such fun day and Taylor got to check something off her bucket list. Which is what 15th birthdays are all about, right? :)

Happy birthday, sweet girl!