We went on our family vacation to Disney World last week. Our first vacation as a family of four. These are the memories I have been dreaming of! We are lucky to live in Florida and be so close to so many fun family destinations. We booked a cabin in Disney’s Fort Wilderness and bought a 5 day ticket plus water parks for the week.
We were packed and ready and excited to go, Woot! Bella had been on the countdown for days. Gramma,Grampa, and Titi were joining us for the first two days too! Let the fun begin! Check out my packed Mini! (Minis are hot in case ya didn’t know…)
We were going to hit a park each day and go to a water park in the afternoon. The kids had their Mickey shirts and ears. I even got Jr and I Mickey and Minnie shirts too. Ok, maybe more than one shirt and flip-flops for Daddy too. lol! He wasn’t to sure about the flip-flops but wore them like the number one dad he is. I put together the kids a surprise goody bag full of fun Disney toys. Tinkerbell flash light, coloring books, bouncy ball, twirly straws…Bella was so excited to see all her treats. I had fun planning and putting our trip goodies all together.
The cabins have a full kitchen so we planned our meals and brought food for the week. It was nice to relax and cook in the cabin and not have to worry about rushing out to dinner after a long day of fun. Plus, Junior is the king of the grill and put ours to good use! (oh yeah, we have 4 grills at home! Crazy Daddy.. Bella recently told me he is the better cook! What!)
Fort Wilderness is such a great spot for families. Grampa rented us a golf cart and we had fun touring around the grounds and finding all the best spots. Bella loved pretending she could drive.(while it was parked of course) Every night they have a campfire sing a long with Chip and Dale and a guitar player. Popcorn, smores on the campfire, and then a Movie under the stars after the sing a long. The kids had a blast doing the hokey pokey and singing along to the songs. Even Isaiah was shaking his booty. You can even see the nightly fireworks from Magic Kingdom if you head down by the lake after the movie.
Junior has been dreaming of buying an RV ever since we became parents. After all the fun we had he can’t wait to get one of our own! Sounds fun but I like how the housekeeping came and cleaned the cabin. That’s not gonna happen in an RV. I would have to be the housekeeping…hmmm. Vacations are to relax not work right?! Well, with kids everything changes, even vacations. Not too much time to ourselves anymore. So I guess I wouldn’t mind taking care of an RV if my family was having fun and making great memories.
Vacation was fun. The way we pictured it in our heads didn’t look quite the same way in reality. This was our first week long family trip. So we learned what works for us.We didn’t go to a theme park and a water park in the same day…everyday like we thought. The kids got pretty tired out after a morning at a park. Going to the evening sing a long after dinner was the perfect end to a day at Disney. We said next time we will just go to two parks Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom and enjoy the campgrounds awesome pool.
Daisy kisses. xo
Bella got her ”Happy Face”-Bella.
Bella went on her first roller coaster with Daddy. Can you tell she loved it!!
We went to Typhoon Lagoon water park one morning. It was interesting with our toddlers. After we took a half hour to find a shady spot and put their sunscreen on we hit the kids section. Bella had fun on the little slides but there wasn’t much for Isaiah to do. It was pretty crowded with kids and parents too. Daddy played with Bella and I went and cuddled with Isaiah while he took a nap and I people watched and sipped on a yummy margarita. I enjoyed that part. Warm sun, toes in the sand, margarita by my side. Now that’s what I call relaxing on a vacay. We were glad we tried it out but decided our kids were a bit to young and we would have had just as much fun at the pool at fort wilderness. Heck, they even have a fun kiddie slide and wading area for them there.
Oh, yeah Daddy got a toothache the day we arrived. It was a tooth he had just got filled a few weeks prior and he ended up having to get a root canal on the third morning we were there. Pretty crazy, but he was in so much pain and wanted to enjoy our time. He was a new man after the procedure and the kids and I had a great morning riding bikes down to the main hall and checking out the parks and pony’s too!
Over all it was a great trip and we learned what works best for our family. We are excited to go back and are already talking about a long weekend in December to enjoy some Holiday fun with Mickey.