Tuesday, March 17, 2009


From 10 beautiful days in sunny Florida with Grandma & Grandpa. We had such a great time travelling with the girls that we are all ready to do it again.

We started our vacation off by swimming and relaxing by the pool. The first day both the girls clung to me in the water but by the second day Olivia had figured out that swimming on her own was lots of fun. Avery wasn't so sure so she stuck close to me the entire time.

Olivia swimming on her own

Teaching Avery to swim

Our next adventure was the beach. The girls were in awe with the ocean and sand. I was a little disappointed that the water was very cold because I really wanted the girls to be able to experience a swim in the ocean. They did go in up to their knees without a complaint.

Soon we were off to the magical land of Disney World!! There are not even enough words to describe how much fun we all had. We all LOVED watching the shows with Mickey & Minnie, Donald, Peter Pan and of course all the princesses. Whenever the show started and we were near the castle the girls wanted us to stop for it. And believe it or not they actually sat still from beginning to end.

We toured Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Each park was beyond amazing. I wish we could have stayed forever!!

On our second day into Disney we had a HUGE surprise for the girls. We spent the day at Epcot and then met up with Grandma & Grandpa at the hotel where we surprised the girls with two new beautiful princess dresses to wear for dinner that night with Cinderella. That was our first surprise. Our second surprise was taking them to the Bippity Boppity Boutique to get all done up like a princess for the night.

On our way to the boutique on the Disney Bus

The girls were so excited to get their hair, make-up, jewels, and for a final touch lots and lots of pixie dust in their hair. Avery didn't stop grinning from the time we got their until the time we went to bed that night.

This place was incredible!! This picture only shows all the little girls on one side, there were about another 10 seats on the other side as well. All were full with little princesses and they were many more little girls out in the waiting room waiting for their turn. We heard nothing but lots and lots of little giggles.

Sleeping Beauty & Belle!!

Every little girls dream is to meet Cinderella, and these two have not stopped talking about this moment ever since that night. Avery tells me at least twice a day how much she misses her and wants to see her again. Olivia had just as much fun as Avery did but I think she would prefer to be splashing around in the pool. That's the one thing she has not stopped talking about.

The next morning Grandma & Grandpa headed over to Magic Kingdom with us. They enjoyed the race cars, the famous tea cup ride and a train ride around the entire park with us.

Not only did we meet Cinderella but the girls also got to meet Belle and Sleeping Beauty. Both princesses are very popular in our house now. But will never be a popular as Cinderella.

After Disney we headed back to Grandma & Grandpas house. We took the girls to one of the most beautiful beaches around. Siesta Key beach. The sand on this beach is so white and it is as fine as talcum powder. The weather by this day was in the 80's so of course the girls played a lot in the sand, made some new friends, and even ventured into the water a lot more than our first trip to the beach.

I had to do it... and she loved every moment it!!

Having a blast at the beach!!

Our second last day in Florida was when Avery decided she was ready to let go of me and swim all by herself in the pool. She did just as great of a job as Olivia and the two of them swam from one end of the pool to the other.

Olivia decided she was ready for even bigger and better things. Swimming around the pool wasn't exciting her anymore so she decided jumping off the side of the pool and requesting that I dunk her head under the water was much more fun.

Hopefully we will make it back very soon to the sunshine state. We had a great time and hope that Grandma & Grandpa will let us come back again very soon.

Thanks for having us Grandma & Grandpa it was great!!

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Lexi & Tori said...

That is so awesome. I am glad you guys had a great time. I can't wait to one day take my girls. I am determined we will go sometime soon. Maybe next year.
The girls looked so cute dressed as princesses.

BusyLizzyMom said...

What great pictures. It looks like they had tons of fun. I am so addicted to going to Florida and I hope we can go again next year.
It was great to see the girls again. We will have to get together again soon.

Anonymous said...

I just love looking at these pictures. Really makes me wish so bad that you were all back here and having a great time. No one is at the pool now and the girls would be having a blast. I am so looking forward to seeing you all soon at home (won't be long now),and especially the girls in our pool at home at the Club. They will have a blast. Kisses and hugs to everyone.
Love - Grandma and Grandpa

tbonegrl said...

Welcome back! What amazing pictures, looks like a fabulous trip!!

Lani said...

What great pictures- looks like you had a blast! I'm lucky enough to live down here in Mickey land:)

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