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Animal Kingdom

We were told that we would need 2 days in Magic Kingdom and so we bought the 2 day pass right away. But I’m going to be straight up with you all, I just don’t need 2 days at Magic Kingdom. I have so many friends who love Disney and go yearly and for days and days in a row and I really adore these people, but I just don’t understand them. I want to understand you!! I think I’m more on the every 3 year plan (probably more like 4) and thankfully CJ is on the same page with me on this one. We agreed after a full day at Magic Kingdom we didn’t really want to go back and decided to check out Animal Kingdom. If you know our family well, you know our kiddos are animal obsessed so this seemed like the obvious choice. But now looking back we also love food and kind of wish we went to Epcot. Fine it’s just me who loves food, I guess we did the right choice with the animals.

Initially because we didn’t seem to do as much as we did at Magic Kingdom, I felt Animal Kingdom wasn’t worth the money and I would have preferred another pool day. But as the day progressed CJ and I both agreed it ended up being a really laid-back, but wonderful day. The highlights of the day was the safari, The Festival of the Lion King (it was awesome and Nola’s favorite), the Boneyard (playground/sandbox where our kids played for hours and did not want to leave) and Finding Nemo the Musical. I should also mention that the day we went they weren’t doing their brand new show, River of Lights, that’s suppose to be amazing which I was supper bummed about and coming soon is an Avatar ride that looks pretty amazing (yes I am a huge fan of that movie).

Here’s some photos of the day if you care to see:

IMG_2364 Here we are in front of the Tree of Life DSC_0193 It’s a dream of mine to go as a family on a legit safari, but for now this will do!! DSC_0180 DSC_0175 DSC_0171 I love this photo of our little guy DSC_0164 DSC_0161 Cj’s such a great daddy IMG_2368 This time I got the dole whip with rum in it so this was just mama’s treat!! Well done Disney you know how to get the parents through the day at these parks! DSC_0204 Nola was dying to get this treat, I wouldn’t say this is an “un-messy” treat however :) IMG_2373 Basically I was in heaven for awhile holding my napping toddler. I will never sick of doing that. IMG_2372 DSC_0242 This sandbox was really small smooth stones. He didn’t want to leave ever. IMG_2377 We decided going to Disney was their treat, but ended up feeling like jerks and decided they could get a stuffed animal to add to their 100 million ones they have already. But I am glad we got them, they love them and play with them actually, hip hip hooray!

Florida Pool Day

Our Florida trip was really short, too short in fact, so we only had 1 pool day. But our pool day was everything we hoped it would be and it makes me look forward to more days like this this summer. Both kids had fun swimming around and we were shocked when we realized we were out swimming for hours! We ate poolside, had smoothies and then headed to our room for naps. It kind of was a perfect. After naps we headed to Disney Springs, which has tons of fun restaurants and shops. It was actually a lot of fun just walking around, eating, getting treats and listening to live music. I also think we were just on a high because we were able to wear shorts and eat al fresco.

DSC_0084 love these two DSC_0088 Can’t tell you how much I love this photo!! They were just excited to be outside, going swimming and I can only imagine smiles and squealing happening while I took it.
DSC_0091 DSC_0095 DSC_0099 DSC_0113 Clearly from the lounge chairs we were staying in fancy place :) not! But honestly it was a lot better than we had expected!! We stayed at the Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and though you shouldn’t expect anything grand, it definitely gave us all that we needed: transportation to the airport, transportation to all the parks & Disney Springs and had food and a pool!  DSC_0117 We stayed in the country section, so obviously it was expected to pose by the monstrous country boot.
DSC_0146 Here we are at Disney Springs. Man we loved that place! DSC_0151 DSC_0152 Late night treats at Sprinkles, where only our family opts out of cupcakes to get ice cream and root beer floats. From this photo, as you can imagine, we needed to get home because how much fun and sugar can you really have in one day?!!