Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Disney World Weekend Part 1

We surprised our kids (and ourselves, really) and planned a last minute trip for a long weekend in Orlando. We have a bigger trip planned in June for 13 of us. We weren't sure if that would be a bit overwhelming for the kids(or ourselves) so we decided to make our first trip as just a family and see how the kids did. True to form they did great. We stayed at Magic Kingdom from the opening ceremony to the closing song. They tackled any ride they were tall enough for and walked all over the park without complaining. They were even troopers in the car.

We're off!

First we dropped Keaton off at the dog hotel. He got a little nervous and peed on my leg right when I was dropping him off. I changed at the next gas station. I had dressed everyone in comfortable clothes for the day in the car and I ended up in jeans instead of my velour pants. :( Don't really know why I felt the need to add that into the blog, but I was looking at the pictures and the memory came back to me.

I filled their backpacks with some of their car friendly toys and coloring pads, sticker books, etc. while they were sleeping the night before.

They slept on and off a bit.

We had lunch in the car and then later stopped at a McDonald's in Georgia to let the kids run around on the playground and use the restroom. Then I broke out the clipboards filled with surprises to keep them occupied on the rest of the trip. Kept them busy all the way home too!


The McEacherns said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Disney trip was a success! I grew up on Disney World and can't wait to take our girls there once we bring them home from Ukraine! By the way, you're all a lovely family!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great trip to Disney! I can't wait for part 2!

- Ryan in Monroe

The Monroe 6 said...

Already learned the keys to successful travels!
You're a natural!!!

Oh, and Yes! Brent and I are pro's at embarassing our kids!
I am naturally a little goofy, so embarassing the kids seems to come very easy for me! LOL
(Just wait until they are teenagers!!! mwaaahaaaaahaaaa!!that is my evil laugh. mwaaahaaaaa)