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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Disneyworld… Until next time…

 

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Friday… almost time to leave. Sad smile

We woke up with a mission to fit in as much as we could into our last several hours at Disneyworld.

Saying good-bye to the cabins…

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… and the horses…

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Breakfast at Wilderness Lodge. Lincoln logs kept the kids busy while we waited for a table….

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Daddy showing Leah how to ride the “horsey”…

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We took a little walk around….

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… and one last boat ride back to Fort Wilderness.

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We even managed to let the kids get in an hour of swimming before we got packed up and ready for our bus to take us back to the airport.

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Then it was homeward bound.

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We got in not too late but Micah had officially (and finally) fully adjusted to Florida time and was quite the grumpy Gus upon arrival.

I think we were all glad to be home though.

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What an incredible trip! We have such wonderful memories and experiences to treasure from our days together in Florida. Our time with my parents, seeing our kids excitement at all the new things they got to do and see and just being together, enjoying life, as a family… Incredible!

What a wonderful adventure!

Until next time, Disneyworld!

Disney World… Thursday

Thursday… our last FULL day in Florida. We started off our day on the BOARDWALK…. with a little surrey bike ride, thanks to Grandpa for the fun experience and pretty tough work out.

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Josh and I were both pedaling VERY hard. He is inclined to think that he was doing more of the work… we will let him think that.Winking smileAnyways we came to a bridge/hill and he ended up getting out to push the rest of us. What a guy!

For our “safety” Josh was required to get off the bike and PUSH!

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We got back and then it was Grandpa’s turn to go for a ride with everyone….

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Leah was enjoying walking on and exploring the Boardwalk.

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Here they come!

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After a fun morning we headed back to EPCOT for the second time…

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Got lots of pictures of Leah on this particular day, while Micah and the older Girls got to do a few big kid rides and use some Fast Passes.

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She got a little Minnie Mouse doll from Grandpa and Grandma.

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Me and the guy that made this all happen.

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And some pictures of our beautiful baby girl…

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Lovin her doll…

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Got  to show Grandma!

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We ate lunch at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada and then went on to ….

Explore more countries…. like China…

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And our last dinner at Disneyworld… The Yacht Club Steakhouse….

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And “IllumiNations” in EPCOT to cap off our day.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Disneyworld… Magic Kingdom

Wednesday was a FULL day… in many senses of the word…

I think we may have rolled out of the park…

however, it was still a day full of….

Fun at the Magic Kingdom!

Anna had was pretty distraught to find out that she was just a tad too short to ride on Space Mountain….

but was quick to smile when she got to go on Autopia with mommy and Micah. Micah was pretty stoked too… especially since he got first turn to drive.

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Then Daddy and Bekah were able to join us for another trip around the track.

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Exploring Tom Sawyer’s Island…

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This little lady decided to exert her independence and opinion on this trip….

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… something was obviously pretty funny…

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beautiful ladies…

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In case I haven’t mentioned it before… these people are pretty incredible.

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We had lunch at Liberty Tavern… one of our favorites.

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Magic Carpets…

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The parade…

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And dinner at Disney’s newest restaurant…. Beast’s Castle in the new Fantasy Land.  Josh also was quick to make the reservations for this dinner months before our trip and when we got there we found out that they were fully booked til June…. so… once again… good job, Daddy!

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We hit a few rides in Fantasy Land after dinner….

(Bekah looks thrilled to be on Winnie the Pooh.)

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Micah was so excited to go on a roller coaster. The new Dumbo area and Fantasy Land is pretty amazing!

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After we left the park we took the monorail to go check out the Grand Floridian…. what a beautiful hotel…

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Then it was back to the cabin to rest up for our last full day at Walt Disney World!