|Cinderella's Castle: Disney World, 2014|
Yesterday I posted about the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, and part of the reason I loved it so much is because it was so conducive to visiting. Because we lived in Florida for so long, we have quite a few friends and family down there, and when they found out we were in Florida, some of them came a visitin', hurrah! I'm not going to lie, I love Disney World...but I love visiting family and friends more. So, we did go to Disney World (no way we'd miss it for my daughter and youngest son's sake), but even though we had multi-day passes, we did only end up going one day (the tickets we have don't expire). And a fun day it was...
|Waiting in line for The Haunted Mansion|
|My oldest and his family. Baby girl's first time to Disney World!|
|My 2nd oldest and his girl couldn't stay long but they had a good time while they were there.|
My second oldest drove up from Palm Beach. He was only able to visit for the day (they did not get to go to Disney), and couldn't even spend the night because of his work. That was a big bummer because we'd have loved to see him longer, but any time with the kids is a good time for me. He did not get to go to Disney (he's been many times as a kid though). His girl was fun...getting right out on the dance line at Downtown Disney, and jumping into my husband's selfies (he was bombing his friends' Facebook pages to be funny). Suffice it to say, we liked her instantly. :)
|If all the kids are with us, no matter where we are, I'm a happy mama!|
|My very good friend (who is also the kids' aunt) came up and we were oh so happy to see her!|
|Goofing around at Downtown Disney|
We spent part of our vacation time exploring Downtown Disney, which was within walking distance of our resort, and that was fun. Even my baby girl (well, my daughter's not really a baby anymore ;) ) let me take her picture a few times without giving me 'the face,' so woot!
|Hanging out with friends and family at the pool|
|The pools were great!|
There was a couch section, tables & chairs, ceiling fans, and a restaurant/bar/snack area in the back.
|Even the baby loved the pools. |
In fact, she might have loved them more than anyone else (and that's saying a lot!)!
|Oh yes, he did (and she loved it!). :)|
|The temperatures in Florida were so nice that we could even swim as it was getting dark.|
If you look carefully you can see hubby creeping up on the kids in the background.
He didn't scare them though...they're used to his antics. ;)
I thoroughly enjoy the school year, the learning, the routine, etc., but everyone knows summer is more fun, and starting it off with a family vacation to Disney World (and Florida) was just fine by me. :)