Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vacation Was A Success

We arrived home today from our vacation to Florida. We did SO MUCH...although it is the norm whenever we go to Florida. My family lives down there and we went this time to introduce Olivia.

First stop...Fly into Orlando, where my aunt and uncles live. Next, we headed down to West Palm Beach to see my Grandmother. Then, we headed to Hollywood to stay at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel for the night. A vacation really wouldn't be a vacation unless my family gathered at a casino. It's just a fact.

Then it was time to head north back to Orlando. LOTS of traveling in the first few days. 3 hour flight. Close to 8-9 hours in the car the next couple of days and then back to home base in Orlando.

The rest of the week was spent swimming in the hotel pool and going to Disney's Animal and Magic Kingdom's (which we visited both in one day!) It was really great to bring Ella back again. The last time we went was 2 years ago when she was 3. It was a whole different experience in just 2 short years. The rides and characters she was/is interested in at those two ages are completely different. Also, Olivia was excellent for the most part. She did great on the flights, the long car rides and the long day spent at the parks....The down side was that she barely slept more than 2 hours at a time during the night and she was recovering from double ear infections, which made us all more exhausted than we already were. *Fingers crossed* that she sleeps better in her own crib tonight!

Part of my exciting and busy week was making sure that I took my Hipstaprint A Day picture. I was determined to not fail my 365 project just because I was out of my normal routine. I really had a great time taking pictures with my phone and found it so much fun trying to find things to shoot to be my pic for the day. But I must say....It is good to be home. :0)



  1. So glad you had a great vacation full of family and fun! I would LOVE to bring Nadia to Disney...I think the girls are at the perfect age for it right now!! I hope you'll be posting more pics of the adventures - I'd love to see Ella with stars in her eyes! Welcome home. :o)

  2. Wow, you were busy but I can totally relate to just being home. We are heading to Disney this year for the first time with the boys, can't wait.