Thursday, July 5, 2012

florida vacation { day 5 }

sunday june 10th 2012

{ happy birthday greg }
&
{ going home day }

our morning view of e & j playing


evan's souvenirs

jabin's souvenirs

greg took the boys swimming while i packed our stuff.
i went to a few different levels of the hotel to take their pictures.



a postcard for their friend

a last minuet photos in the pool area



we had tokens to use in the game room


7 mph, really!?!

time to go HOME!



i bought some LEGO mystery minifigures for a little fun on the way home.
evan got the swimmer girl. 
 jabin got the bride. 
hey, i didn't know, 
that's why they are a mystery minifig!!

darth paper & origami yoda
i bought the books for e & j to have something new to read on our trip so we thought we'd try to make them. 

from the airport we went home to drop off our stuff & get greg's car.
when we got home evan ran down stairs to see if any robbers came while we were gone. 
he came running back with a report...
mom, your washi tape is still there and so are our LEGOs! 
i'm so glad he knows what the important things in our home are.

picking up the babies! :) 

rhonda, maddy & olivia picked up a birthday cake for greg.
it was so good to see the babies.
rhonda didn't want to give them back.
i guess that's a good thing. :)

then we went back home.

{ home sweet home }

our trip was great.
e & j were at a perfect age to bring,
while g & r were at a good age to leave with our friends.
we didn't have to cook & clean.
i got to sleep through the night...

but overall we are homebodies.
i love being at home with my husband and boys.
maybe our next big vacation will be just greg & i 
{ wouldn't that be nice! }
or it could be the whole family or then again it could be in 8 years when we bring
 gavin & reagan to LEGOLAND. 
who knows.

i'm just happy to have us all 

{ together }

again!

andy :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

florida vacation { day 4 }

saturday june 9th 2012

{ do-whatever-day }

we didn't have plans for saturday.
we thought about seaworld. 
i had blisters on both feet so i wasn't too disappointed that the boys didn't want to go there and they didn't want to go to another disney park.

we just drove around with the top down...

so glad i bought a hat on the first day! not that i ever have a good hair day, but the florida weather was not helping me any either! 



oranges anyone?


this is bull riding, after this  picture evan went flying across the room. 

we visited downtown disney.
they had a LEGO store there so we spent some time in there.



after those pictures we read this:
sorry!



we didn't go on this, 
just took a picture of it..

then we went back to the hotel to swim & hang out.

little pool friends running all around

e & j said this was like paradise island
they swam and played some pool games. 
evan won some game room tokens from a water basketball game.
more rain while in the pool.
it rained the rest of the day so i was glad we didn't spend lots of money to go to another park for the day.
there was magic lessons for the kids at the hotel.


we went out to eat and i ordered { a } drink. 
and they brought me two. 
i guess i should know by now that with me things come two at a time. 

oh boys!

playing with new LEGO bricks.
at LEGOLAND they bought some pick-a-bricks 
and played with them whenever we were in our room. 

sleeping boys



a fun & relaxing day was had by all. :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

florida vacation { day 3 }

friday june 9th 2012

disney hollywood studios

{ STAR WARS WEEKEND }

the fact that there was a 
star wars weekend 
disney hollywood studios 
was a BONUS for e & j! 
they are also star wars fans!

they didn't even want to visit any of the disney parks 
until we found out about the star wars weekend.

the ONE thing they wanted to do was the 
jedi training academy.

you had to be there EARLY to sign-up.
 so here we are getting there by 7 am and the park opened at 8.

 waiting in line

 OMGoodness... storm troopers! 
e & j were getting SO excited!


we RAN to the sing-up area and got in line. 
they got in the second group of the day...


padawan evan

padawan jabin

FOR. REAL.
the boys were SO very lucky to be in the group that was ON STAGE and got to battle 
the one, 
the only.... 
DARTH VADER!!

i was super excited FOR them!

evan vs. darth vader

jabin vs. darth vader 
jabin even wore his
prepare to be dominated shirt 
just-in-case. 
good thing he did! :)

 they got a certificate at the end and are now jedi masters.
so look out!

evan made a custom lightsaber...


jabin also made a custom light saber...

 lucky they made them because the got to be in a lightsaber battle by the main stage area...

they even won a prize!



 another reason we went... R2D2 popcorn cups. 
yes, i got one too!




they thought the 
indiana jones epic stunt spectacular!
was pretty awesome!
lots of action & stuff exploding! 
{ they like indiana jone too! }

playing with some kids while waiting for the star wars parade to start.
the litlle boy's name was gavin! 





it started to rain right before the parade.
LUCKY, i bought ponchos after the rain we had at legoland. 





e & j wanted our picture taken with 
C3PO and R2D2

but by the time we got up there it was 
princess leia.
the boys freaked out. 
NO WAY did they want their picture taken with her. 
{of course their dad didn't mind!} 
well too bad boys we just waited in line for almost an hour.
we ARE getting our picture taken!

star tours ride

 greg & jabin went on the 
rock 'n' roller coaster starring aerosmith

honey, i shrunk the kids movie set adventure






we left at 7pm. 
we couldn't take it anymore, we were all just tired.
the boys were SO good, no whining or begging for things, nothing.
{and we seen our share of that form other kids!}

we did have LOTS of fun.
if it hadn't been for the star wars part of the disney hollywood studios i'm not sure e & j would have liked it as much as they did. 

they asked if we had to come back.
i said no.
evan said thank the Lord!

we asked them what they wanted to do the next day
and they said just swim at the pool.

:)