OK, wow, I was barely into E's b'day. Looking at my pictures...I took almost none that day! Crazy. So we'd finished with his hair, and he was happy with sword and shield. On the way out, I asked a CM (who looked in charge, as she wasn't in costume) if BBB required tips, and she said they weren't allowed to take them but thank you for asking. I wasn't really wanting to tip, but also didn't want to faux pas entirely, ya know? They let you out a side door, and at that point we needed to get his Birthday Fun Card. We were supposed to have done that (per the Plan) that morning, but we were late so opted to just take the monorail in, if you recall. So we needed to get to City Hall! Hey look, there's a horse drawn carriage. We've never ridden (as a family, at least; I think I did on a solo trip) in one of those, let's go! Someone in the front of the carriage was wished a happy birthday, then the CM who said it noticed E's. He couldn't pronounce E's name so he asked...I answered, and then someone towards the front of the car turned around and asked "are you Molly?" It was boiseflyfisher, if my memory isn't failing me altogether! It was really neat, though brief. I felt bad for being un-animated, but we were tired and cranky, so I'm sorry bff (hey those are some good username initials!) that I didn't immediately move us to your row and talk your ear off. I wasn't up to par that day. The trip was nice, the line at City Hall was long. For some reason they did not offer the Goofy call, and I forgot, whoops! The CM named Robert was astonished, b/c he'd already done 5 Birthday things that morning, and all of them were for that day (obviously) and that same year. Whoa. OK I was going to take a picture of the funcard, but even though it was *right here* 5 minutes ago and nothing has changed on the table...I can't find it. Guess it's off with my phone! My phone, which is needed, b/c I *have to* call a nearby apartment complex to see if they have openings, b/c we *have to* move, which is so awful and rotten and I hate hate hate it. But it's necessary; it was thought of before, in a "wow we are spending just too much in housing even though it's not really impacting us" and now we really need to. Sigh. Guess our neighbor was almost right last year, when he said "hope you have a nice year here!" So anyway, no pic of the funcard for now. Well after going all the way to the front of the park, now that "Disneyland's birthday present" was in his hot little hands (or rather, my backpack), there was a desperate NEED to go on Star Tours in order to wind up in the giftshop. And so we went! As usual, poor Cptn Rex. Shortly after, E had his Stormtrooper (or "strongtrooper", as he says it normally (though he CAN say it correctly, he just doesn't like to)) blaster. Joy oh joy! He'd seen it at 3.5 and he's been waiting to be 5, just to get it. Patience, thy name is Eamon. Sort of. I totally expected that he would spend it all on that shopping visit, but he didn't. Just wanted the blaster. Amazing. Now...in reading my notes, I think I got something in the notes a bit backwards. I definitely remember what I'm about to mention happening *before* Star Tours. And in remembering this, I realize I stated something wrong earlier. You see, other than coffee, I hadn't had anything to eat yet. Robert brought me something from the lounge, but it was a chocolate chip muffin of the sort I'd had at the DVC presentation on the Diva's trip, and it had that sort of *not actually GOOD, but addictive and kind of nasty* flavor. I brought it with me, but hadn't eaten it. Because it was still an option, I hadn't eaten a mojo bar. So right before Star Tours, Molly had a tantrum. I was quiet about it, I promise, but I'm quite sure that the words "I don't think I like our trips anymore" were said to Robert. Thankfully I'm pretty sure he saw it for what it was (horribly low blood sugar plus exhaustion) and didn't react (whew). So after the quick ST ride and shopping, we headed to DCA for some FOOD. What food? Wine Country Trattoria, of course!