Monday, October 8, 2012

Disney World in April

Our family had the opportunity to go to Disney World this last April!  My dad had a business conference in Orlando and we tagged along!  Overall it was a great trip!  We were slightly concerned our children were to young to fully enjoy the experience (epecially with the high cost associated with such a trip).  And perhaps they were to some extent but I'm still really thankful we went!  I really loved seeing the joy on their faces and delight in their eyes! 

One major downside of the trip was that Noah was pretty sick (high  fever & low energy) for the whole trip.  The fever could be controlled pretty well with Tylenol but lasted consistently for a week+.  We went to urgent care the first day we were there and received the worst examination in the history of medicine.  The nurse was so very unhelpful and obviously didn't want to be there.  We left with a diagnoses of the stomach flu and a prescription for Tamiflu.  We ended up taking him back to the doctor upon arriving home and we all agreed whatever he had was certainly not the stomach flu.  However, he kicked it soon there after and the rest is history.   The nice thing was that the fever could fairly easily be controlled with Tylenol and the low energy level made him really calm and passive.  He strolled around Disney world like a champ and still had a good time!

Davis was at a fairly fun age!  The first ride we went on was Peter Pan and both our kids cried.  It was dark and our kids didn't know the premise of the story at all (not sure how we failed them on that one but we have since read Peter Pan).  When we came out there was a man blowing bubbles and Davis said "I like this ride [chasing bubbles] much better than the other rides here."  Awesome.  We could have bought .55 cent bubbles at home but instead we came to Disney World!  

Fortunately, his view  quickly changed once we rode Dumbo.....
 He loved it!  And I think he rode it quite a few times!  Noah has never been much for rides- even in good health.  He did a lot of strolling and waiting.  And of course, Gigi and Grandaddy spoiled them with prizes.
Brotherly love....

 Sickly Noah...
I love this kids expressions though!

 It's as if he was trying to figure out if Woody the Cowboy really could come to life like the movies :)

 Davis rode on a lot of new "big boy"rides and LOVED them!!!!!  He is an adrenaline junkie!

Gigi, Grandaddy, and Davis headed to the Magic Kingdom's parade and firework show the first night.  MG and I stayed home with Noah in hopes that some down time and good rest would get him feeling better.  Davis loved the Magic Kingdom at night and still references that night!

Woody pretty much went everywhere with us this trip!
 We did a few character dinners/ lunches.  My boys weren't exactly "in" to the characters but they weren't afraid of them either.  Davis was very particular over which characters could sign his autograph book.
 We did Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios this trip (Matt and I had a date night in Epcot one night and ate at a delicious Mexican restaurant with the most beautiful view.  One of the highlights of the trip).

 Noah has always loved Daisy Duck for some reason!  He even kissed her on the beak :)

Hollywood studios was surprisingly one of our favorite parks!  It just thought it catered so well to little boys!  Mater and Lightening McQueen were a big highlight of the trip!  Davis was just sooo thrilled to see them in person!

Waiting for the parade at Hollywood Studios.  Our family loved the Toy Story Mania ride at HS too!  We rode it repeatedly and though fast passes are great, the waiting area for the ride is so entertaining and fun too!

We stayed at the Old Key West Resort inside the park and it was fabulous (thanks Dad)!  Having a condo was so nice and the shuttle buses/transportation to and from the park was a breeze!   We also spent a good amount of time at the pool!  It was a great trip and I look forward to going back when the kids are well into elementary school.  Though I will always be grateful for the opportunity to see Disney World through my children's eyes when they are young.  Thanks Gigi and Granddaddy for inviting us!  We had a great time!

No comments: