S: Florida 2012
BC: Florida 2012
1: No sleeping on this flight! | January 12, 2012 Dad, Mom, Matt, Mike, Bron, Kali, Grandma and Grandpa all flew on a direct Delta flight to Orlando, Florida. None of the kids had ever flown on a commercial airplane before. Everyone had their own television on the chair in front of them. The kids thought this was awesome!
2: The Ritz Carlton and the JW Marriott shared amenities. The lazy river and pools were amazing. Our first few days had chilly weather, but that didn't keep the kids out of the heated pool.
3: A Paradise all to ourselves | Jeff, Angela and their kids even joined us for a day.
4: Feeding the fish and hoping to see an alligator, making cup cakes with the "Ritz Kidz" and hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa. Kali spent some special time with her grandma while we took the boys to Disney Quest.
5: The Ritz Carlton | Kali said this was her "Sleeping Beauty" bed.
8: Five floors of arcade games
9: Welcome to Disney Quest
10: Epcot | While Loren and Grandpa were in meetings, the rest of us went to Epcot.
16: Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
20: TOY STORY
25: Our last day at Disney, we decided to go to Animal Kingdom. I was glad that we saved this until the last day when the kids could just relax and enjoy the park and not be looking for rides. There is a new ride called Expedition Everest. It was an awesome roller coaster. Kali seemed almost as interested in the squirrels she could find as the animal exhibits. There was a fun Dinosaur playland that Kali loved. She would just stand under the waterfall. It is a good thing the weather was super nice.
27: It's Tough To Be A Bug! This is a great 4-D show. Kali was pretty scared, but was glad to have her daddy to cling to.
29: Next stop... Universal Studios Island of Adventure | The boys favorite rollercoaster was the HULK.! They also loved the 4-D Spiderman ride. I'm still not sure what they thought of the water ride.
30: Green Goblin | Cat in the Hat
31: Look Out! | Woody Woodpecker
32: With a few days left of our vacation we had to change resorts. This one had a waterslide and lazy river.
34: Indiana Jones Filming Studio | Indiana Jones Stunt Show | Grandpa was the star of the show!
35: January 2012 Originally we all had five day passes to Disney World. The last day of our trip we had one day left on our passes. We opted to skip Disney and drive over to the beach in Melbourne, Florida. None of the kids had been to the ocean before. The air was pretty cold but the water wasn't too bad. Kali put her feet in and then had fun collecting sea shells. The boys LOVED playing in the waves with Dad. They spent almost an hour letting the waves push them over. It ended up being one of our favorite days.