Thursday, March 29, 2012

Downtown Disney

On our flight to Orlando, Maddy rested in my lap.
And big brother had fun playing Leap Pad on the plane!
The airport has a tram that goes to the baggage claim area. This was a big hit w/ our big boy!
Nan and Pop had already been in FL for a couple of months and had nice tans! We were excited to see them!
Playing w/ the Mickey statue at Shades of Green resort where we stayed...
We walked next door to the Polynesian Resort and ate a wonderful lunch.
Joseph's favorite part was the Mickey Mouse shaped plate. :)
And Maddy got to eat Ketchup for the first time and boy did she love it. Too bad she won't be able to eat it again any time soon. :( Poor girl has a terrible reaction to acid in certain fruits and to all pasta sauce and tomato based products.
Another one of Joseph's favorite parts was the Mickey Mouse ice cream sundae!!!! Yum!
Our balcony over looked this beautiful Mickey pool!
Maddy had lots of fun swimming :)
Joseph did too!

There were neat remote control small boats that the kids were able to drive.
Pop did a good job driving the little boat too!

Joseph and Maddy saw some cute birds on the ground so that's what they are smiling at.
On the shuttle headed to Downtown Disney.
We visited the Dinosaur store and Joseph thought it was really cool.....Maddy....not so much. She was afraid of the loud roars and moving dinosaurs.
The kids loved riding on the little kid train.
High fives for Daisy!
Joseph took Pop for a ride...
And Maddy took Nana for a ride...

Magic Kingdom had fireworks each night and we were able to see them right from the Shades of Green! They did red heart fireworks for Valentine's Day which were super cool!

Downtown Disney is always fun and what makes it even more fun is that it's FREE!!! The kids really enjoyed the rides and playing at the Lego store. Next post....SEA WORLD!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Magic Kingdom February 2012

We headed to Florida the 2nd week in February and had such a wonderful trip! The weather was perfect and being outside all day was amazing! We took the children to Magic Kingdom! This was their first time going and we planned it just right! We got to the park right when they opened at 9am and then left to head back to our room right before lunch.

This picture was supposed to go towards the end of this post, but I deleted it on accident and it was too cute not the share! This was the Buzz Lightyear ride and you have to shoot the laser gun at tons of targets and hit the bulls eye to score. Dad's score was MUCH higher than Mom's, but we were shocked that Joseph and Maddy both actually hit some targets and had pretty good scores themselves!

Joseph gave bigs hugs to Twiddle Dee...
Maddy didn't like Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum. She cried. :(
Joseph's behind the wheel. I can't help but think of him being 16 and driving for the 1st time when I look at this picture. He's growing up so fast and I'm sure age 16 will be here way too soon.
A balloon for Joseph and a balloon for Maddy.
Joseph LOVES this picture. Minnie Mouse said she was giving him a kiss. :)

Again, Maddy is NOT a fan of anything dressed up in a costume...
But our precious girl did have tons of fun riding the rides...

Waiting on the curb for the parade to begin.... (this was after their nap and they were well rested and ready to take on the rest of Magic Kingdom)!

This little girl loved Maddy, but I'm not sure Maddy liked her getting too close. She hung out w/ us during the parade.
I was surprised that the kids really enjoyed this last ride we went on. It went pretty fast around and was really high up in the sky. They both loved it!We had so much fun! I will try to post pictures from our Downtown Disney fun and Sea World fun in the next few days!