Florida Fragments: 2010

Mommy's Idea

We had such an awesome week in Florida...and here are some highlights...

It was hot.  Surprised?

The heat index was over 110 degrees most days.  Of course, that meant we stayed at the pool a lot.  And, thankfully, our resort had quite the pool-assortment!  Sam loved the "lazy river" and Luke sported his goggles 99% of the time.


We adore Downtown Disney and always plan to visit at least twice.  The restaurants are great (read: good food and kid-friendly) and there are great shops, like the Lego Store, Ghirardelli and the world's largest Disney store.  They also have a carousel and train for the kids.  It's safe to say that Downtown Disney is our most favoratist place in Orlando!


The day we visited the Magic Kingdom it was a magical-kind-of-HOT.  We got there early and took advantage of short lines, then we headed back to the resort to cool off.  It ended up raining much of the afternoon, so we headed back over for the evening and the temps couldn't have been better!  We stayed until closing, 11PM.  The boys were troopers, but fell asleep as soon as they hit the bed.


We are members at a local Smithsonian-accredited museum, which means that we can get in free at nearly 300 other museums in the US.  Wouldn't you know there was one right in Orlando.  It's the Orlando Science Center and it's 100% about kids...on 4 floors!  We all had a great time, and look forward to visiting again.


A dear blog friend of mine, Lisa, lives in Orlando.  I was so looking forward to meeting her and she graciously invited us over for a little BBQ and a swim.  We had such a good time that Neil and I are still talking about it.  The boys loved her home, too, especially the sweet pups!


We headed over to Cocoa Beach one morning for some sandy fun and a little shopping at Ron Jon.  Unfortunately, Luke wasn't really into the sand and surf.  Sam, on the other hand, would've gladly stayed all day.  (We had to bribe him to leave!)  He did love seeing the boards at Ron and skate.  I love that stuff, too.

And, here's a wee collage of all the fun!  Enjoy...



Mrs4444 said...

Awesome recap! I love the collage, too. So glad you got to enjoy such a wonderful time with your family (and with Lisa :)

Christie said...

Love the collage. It looks like an amazing time. My best friend lives in Florida and says the heat is crazy this year!!

brainella said...

Ron Jon's surf shop is amazing; whenever we drive through Cocoa Beach we stop. Glad you had a great vacation!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Lovely pics. That heat was whew....I love the words in the sand. I'll be glad when we can go again.

Nicolle said...

Love the collage. Very cool! Great vacation pictures. :)

qandlequeen said...

JEALOUS!!!! The whole thing sounds fun!

Everyday Kathy said...

What a great trip!!! I love Disney and Cocoa Beach!

I went to Ron Jon when I was a kid and it was a one room shack... now it is an empire!!!

Visiting from Everyday Mommy on the Fragment tour!

He & Me + 3 said...

Love the collage. How did you do that. It is adorable. That museum sounded amazing.

Alicia said...

Wow! How fun!!!! My mom's side of our family live in VA, and I know how humid and hot it is on the east coast! So many fun places to visit!!

Kirby3131 said...

It's so much fun to meet blog friends! How great you got to do that while on vacation.

How in the world did you get the "sand words" to have all of the displaced sand stay in the center??? I've made a dozen sand words and can't seem to figure that out.

Kristin - The Goat

Unknown Mami said...

One day, I'll get to take my little girl. I can't wait.

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Love the collage full of beautiful smiles!

Seizing My Day said...

We have never visited Disney as a fam! crazy... I know! Sounds like a wonderful time... esp. that museum! =)

Life with Kaishon said...

This was the best vacation post I have ever read : ) Interesting. Not to long. And GREAT pictures to go along with it. You are sooooooo fabulous: )

Heidi said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation!!