We spent the first part of our trip at our family reunion (albeit a small portion of our extended family) in Walt Disney World. We stayed at the Port Orleans Resort on the WDW campus. The year before we stayed at the Riverside resort. Both are great. The Port Orleans had a Mardi Gras theme that my almost 3 year old (tomorrow!) was a bit afraid of. He had a hard time walking as he was so distracted by the large masks starring down at him. I don't blame him. I thought they were weird too! The hotel had a pool that had a sea serpent curled around it with a water slide down his tongue. Both of my boys could quite happily live in water and had lots of fun going down the slide and motoring around the pool with their swimmies on. Logan enjoyed his first swim too.
We visited two parks: The Magic Kingdom and Epcot. By boys have been planning their day at the Magic Kingdom for months and were so excited to go! We rode all the rides we could and they ended the night with the late light show and fireworks. Luckily, my dad stayed back at the hotel (quite happily I may add) with little Logan as it was record breaking temperatures in Florida and just too hot for a baby to be in.
As much as people don't like Disney for all of it commercialism and whatnot, I love it. I think it is nothing but pure fun and imagination.
The anticipation of things is so fun to watch in your children.
Logan got to meet his great-grandmother and I was able to give her the Tea Leaves cardi I made for her (and it fit perfectly and I didn't snap a pic!)!
We enjoyed the rest of our vacation with our family there. We celebrated birthdays
hung out coloring in bed
got sand everywhere
and had evenings like these
It. Was. Magical.
It almost makes be forget the flight home...where we had to spend an extra 3 hours in the air and arrive home at 4 AM...with three small children...after a week of being gone... :)