Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Friday, December 13, 2013

Orlando and Disney

Last week David had a conference in Orlando, Florida so we decided that I would take the 2 boys along to have a fun trip in Orlando and do a little bit of Disney.  I am going to do this in a 3 part series.  The first part will just be about our time outside of Disney and the second and third parts will be about Disney.

We stayed at the Swan and Dolphin Resort again because that is where David's conference took place. Austin loves the resort and has been talking about it almost weekly since our same trip 2 years ago.  We waited to tell them until about a week before the trip because we knew they would have a tough time understanding that we had to wait until we left.  We had a great flight down with both boys.  As long as they can watch a show and/or movie on the Ipad or DVD then they are the best passengers.  Anything was easier after flying with 3 solo.

The boys wanted to swim as soon as we got there.  We stopped for a bite to eat and then headed to the pool.  Thankfully there was a heated pool because the outside air that first night was a little cool.
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Our first night we walked over to Disney Boardwalk and played some games and ate dinner.  The boys were really enjoying themselves and it was fun to watch them in amazement.  Untitled Untitled
We played a game where they both won a little dog.  Austin's was red and Miller's was blue.  After playing some arcade games the boys wanted to take the little taxi boat home so I road it with them to our resort as David just walked home.  Untitled
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Wednesday morning we woke up and immediately headed down to swim.  The boys were in hog heaven.  It was warmer today so we spent majority of the morning at the pool.Untitled
We have a similar life jacket at our house that Miller enjoys wearing so he was so excited to wear this one all around the resort.
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After naps at the hotel we jumped on a Disney bus and headed to Downtown Disney.  We knew there was a T-Rex Restaurant and a Lego store which are two of our boys very favorite things.
Austin asked if I would take pictures of lots of different dinosaurs.
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It was really a great place to go eat with our family.  The boys loved it!  Our resort gave us a priority seating reservation so we didn't have to wait very long at all.  It's very similar to Rainforest Cafe except it focuses on dinosaurs instead.   After we finished dinner the boys played in the dig site to find fossils.
We then walked over to the Lego store and spent a long time trying to decide what to purchase (they each got a small police motorcycle) and just looking at all the stuff.Untitled Untitled
All 3 of my boys made their own mini-figure.
David's mini-figure cracked me looked just like him. Untitled
I got a Christmas tree set that we put together when we got home and have out for display. Untitled
Part 2 - Animal Kingdom

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