Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Florida 2014

It was one of the best Florida weeks I can remember. The weather was great and the kids are really getting to an age where we can enjoy everything.

Florida Memories:
  • Wesley happily crawling around with a lot of personality. His crawl has swagger.
  • Wesley eating sand and getting face fulls of sand and not being bothered by it.
  • Evie swam all the time. She would spend all afternoon in the pool
  • 2 Manatees parked in front of our dock all day one day. Saw them many times over the course of 4 hours.
  • Jack motoring around the pool with his life jacket on. Will typically playing by the side or needing to be held in the pool.
  • Jack turning into a fish. On Thursday he swam for about 2.5 hours straight. Typical Jack he was in and out of the pool a million times but swimming for large portions of it. Of course he never stopped giving his commentary.
  • Evie’s birthday celebration on 4/10 (Thurs) included cake and presents.  Evie received an Elsa dress that Erin made and “Frozen” DVD.
  • A lady gave us a kite the last evening at the beach. Evie let go once and I had to sprint down the beach to save it. Evie let go a second time and some girls were in the right spot to save it. Both boys flew it for a while but I tied it around their waist.
  • Perfect sunsets on Thursday and Friday.
  • Jumping waves in the ocean.
  • Taking the kids out in to the serf and going up and down with the waves.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We had an absolutely fantastic day at Magic Kingdom last week.  It was a marathon as we left our condo before 6:00 am and returned home at 2:00 am.  The park was mobbed but we managed to keep our wait times under 45 minutes for every ride.  The kids had a great day but were so tired by 10:30 that they basically passed out in our arms and in the stroller. 

I didn't tell Evie what space mountain really was before we went on the ride because I didn't want her to back out.  She did well but didn't want to go on it again.

 The Barnstormer roller coaster was a favorite. The boys could ride it and wanted to do it again all day but we never got back to it.