We're leaving in the morning to go to Disney World for a week, then a wedding that DH is best man in near Miami next weekend. I'M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! Our kids are 5, 3, & 1...I know Audrey, the 1 yr old, won't remember anything, and maybe even William, the 3 yr old, might not...but that just gives us reason to go back!!! hehehe
My MIL & FIL are going with us too, so 3 kids to 4 adults is a pretty good ratio - this way we won't get worn out so much having to take care of all the kids somewhere other than home...which is always easy 'cause it's home! lol Plus, MIL has an Expedition that they'll be driving that has DVD...so hopefully the boys will mostly ride with them on the way down.
We had considered doing Silver Springs on the way down there or Sea World while in Orlando, but the kids are so young and I think "The World" will be enough for them....and me!
I can't believe we're able to swing this, but we're staying at the Animal Kingdom Resort!!!! YYAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!! It's one of the "deluxe" resorts, so I can have a pack n play brought to the room for Audrey, ironing board & iron, fridge, the boys will have bunk beds....and there's a balcony that looks out onto the safari where all the animals are!!! We can wake up, look out the window & feel like we're in Africa!! Halloween night we're going to the Polynesian for the Luau, plus it's my MIL's bday...that's what she wanted. Character breakfast at Crystal Palace one morning, Extra Magic Hours in the park on Thursday night, Typhoon Lagoon (Just DH, Gpa, & boys) on Thursday, spa at the resort - getting a MASSAGE & FACIAL!!!! I am just beside myself!!! lol
I'm just feeling so blessed right now to get to do something like this with my family!! And I've only been once when I was 5, but don't really remember much. Haven't even left yet, but I'm already planning our next trip. Did you know that you can reserve a room as much as 2 yrs in advance & just make payments on it?? That's how we did it!! We'd just send in a payment every 2 months or so...and now our room is paid for before we even get there!! Plus we got the Magic Your Way plan (which means you can come and go from the park, but can only do one park per day) and the Dining Package - so we get a certain amount of meals per person that are included in our cost for the room. Now all we have to do is pick up the difference on the food & buy souveneirs!!!
Ok...I'll stop....just so excited & wanted to share!! We'll have our laptop with us so I'll try to check in with ya'll at least once or twice. And I'm going to try to take pictures of stuff I see that could inspire a cake!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
Edited to add: I forgot to mention that on Friday MIL & FIL are coming back home and bringing the kids with them!!!! DH & I get 3 1/2 days ALONE while at the wedding in Miami!!! Two vacations in one!!! lol
Well have fun, sounds like it will be great week. We took our kids last summer and they had a blast, even my DH had to admit he had a good time (despite the humidity, we are from CA). Let us know what you did when you return.
I am way Jealous!!! Have a great trip and say hi to Mickey for us!!!
LUCKY YOU!!!!!! Wow didnt know you could do a payment plan lol hope you guys have a grea time ( im sure you will) tell us all about it when you get home.
Oh, the fun you'll have and the memories you will make.......I grew up in Orlando but have been in Texas for about 27 years......about 5 years ago I was able to take my then 7 year old daughter.....she still talks about it!! I didn't know you could make reservations that far in advnace and pay on it in advance.......that's a good thing to know! Have loads of fun!
Wow, sounds like a really great trip! Have a wonderful time! Janice
have fun and enjoy yourself take lot of pictures
you know I took my daughter when she was 2 that was her second birthday present everyone told me that she was too young.....I dont think so she would always tell me disney stories, we had to take her back this summer...... lots of people think that these kinds of vacations are too expensive or out of reach but i think that its great.........you could always do it your way , or find a cheaper hotel nearby and prepare for your passes at the disney store and get one at a time they used to be good for a lifetime i think that is a addon now but so worth it...........Ive been 3 times in the past 5 years and am ready to go back again .......
Im so jealous.....by the way super soap weekend is at mgm the 12 th of nov.....theyll be hunks every where............who hoo...
Aw man, I want to go too. Take pics to share with us and have a GREAT time.
Yippee for you!!! And 3 1/2 days with no kids, wow......a few weeks ago, DH & I had 1 hour without the kids, and I thought that was cool
I wanta be you!!! That sounds great! You'll have to tell us all about it.
Have a fantastic vacation and enjoy every moment with your family!
As much as you will enjoy your time in Orlando...the best part is your ..."SECOND HONEYMOON"...wink wink!
ENJOY IT!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you.. I would love to take a trip like that.. As far as the 3yr. old is concerned.. I think he will remember as long as you take alot of pictures and keep showing him. My 3yr. remembers Sea World and he was 2 when we took him.. He remembers he doesn't like Shamu because he got him all wet and the water was cold! LOL Have fun and have a safe ride out !!!!
that is great!! I had thought the same thing, about them not remembering and my grandaughter who is 3 years LOVED it. She still talks about it! They DO remember!
Have a GREAT time!
I WANNA GO!!!!! Have fun and take lots of pictures!!
I am so happy for you!
I have been twice, first time I was 14. Had a blast, we stayed at the resort with different caribean "buildings" I forget which resort that was. The second time my parents took me and a friend for my 18th birthday. It was great! We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge.
The plan you are going with on the dining is a GREAT deal. A lot of people don't know about it and we used it both times. I know you already left but I hope you have a great time!
Can't wait to hear all about it.