Monday, July 18, 2011

Family Adventure

We're back!  We had an amazing time in Florida, I can't even put into words how amazing the trip was. 

First off a limo came and picked us up to take us to the airport, Brin was over the moon that she was able to ride in a princess car.  Both kids were so excited on the way there.  Once we got settled into the airport, they played until we got onto the 1250am....never again.  Red eye + tired excited kids = melt downs.  They both passed out on both of the air planes, but Carter had a hard time going from plane 1, to plane 2 because he was so sleepy.  Even though it was 6am Toronto time, it was only 4am on his watch. On the plane from Toronto to Orlando the west jet pilot came onto the speaker to let the rest of the plane know that they were flying with with Brinley for her Make A Wish trip and the whole plane erupted in was hard to not get teary about it, even for Blake.  Oh and did I mention, while we're eating brekky in Toronto, our waiter came up to us and told us that the meal was "taken care of by the lady sitting in the corner" I had to send Blake over to say thank you in fear of bawling my eyes out.  Turns out that her son passed away before his wish was granted.  So needless to say, we kicked off this journey with a lot of raw emotions.

Once we got settled into GKTW (give kids the world) we took the kids for a nice swim, and dinner and ice cream to follow.  I cannot say how amazing this place is.  They spoil you rotten, kids and parents alike.  The kids were treated to ice cream whenever they wanted, Santa visits, gifts left in their room every day, "kids night out" (yes no parents allowed) candy land night, you name it...these kids got it!  The villa was lovely, lots of space and very comfortable. 

We took the kids to Sea world on our first full day there, they got to feed dolphins, stingrays, and sharks! We took in a whale show, and then got to experience the full Florida rain experience...and let me tell you, when it rains it pours...for a long long time!  There were some places in Sea world where the water was almost up to your knees because it couldn't drain fast enough.  It was awesome!  The Thunder was a bit loud, but after a few good BOOMS the kids got use to it.  By the time we got to our van we were soaked...totally soaked.

2nd day we took the kids to Disney World Magical Kingdom.  WOW!!!!  We first kicked off with a pirate and princess make over, followed by lunch with the princesses.  The first princess at our table was the fairest of them all...Snow White...and Brinley HATES Snow White.  I have no idea why, but Brinley doesn't like her, what-so-ever, and she made it very clear but turning her nose up and giving 'Ol Snow White and Brinley Ryann SNUB.  We tried passing it off as shyness...partly out of embarrassment.  The rest of that day flew by, we knocked the park out in a single day...getting in the front to every line really helped, instead of 3 hour wait times, the longest we waited for a ride was maybe 5 mins...on ALL of the rides including universal studios.

Day 3, 4, 5, 6, we staggered Disney World and Universal and it worked out well.  We had Carter's birthday in Universal and ate lunch at Captain America's diner, which he was over the moon about.  I still can't believe my little man is 6 years old. Everything went by so fast it's almost like a dream, but we had a great time, made lots of memories and now it back to real life.  And right now my real life is consumed with packing, BOO! 

I'll post more some picture when I can, I put a bunch on my laptop while we were in Florida, but my laptop has taken a dirt nap.  Once I get it back from Dell I'll post them!

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