After 12 days touring around Florida, I flew home late last night (or I guess it was this morning) with two very tired little girls. We covered everything from Disney to Universal Studios, Outlet Malls to Mini Putts, Pirate Ships to Beaches.
Although I have been to Florida more times than I can count, this was Cate's first trip to Disney World. At 3 years old, she was mesmerized by everything to do with Mickey Mouse - you could see the magic light up in her eyes when she saw Minnie for the first time. I understand that she will not remember this trip, but it was definitely worth it for us to experience it over again through her eyes. I also know that we'll be back in the years to come since my folks have a condo in Fort Myers, which is only a few hours from Orlando.
Here's a quick recap of our trip :)
|The pool bar served the best Pina Coladas I've ever had.|
|Giving Maddie some crawling time in a hotel lobby.|
|It's Minnie Mouse!|
|Cate was SO happy to meet her!|
|This picture is so telling.|
|Donald was there too!|
|Goofy was REALLY tall. Cate was a little startled at first.|
|The girls with Grams and Gramps.|
|Cate to the rescue!|
|Seuss Landing at Universal's Island of Adventure - This was our favourite place of the whole trip.|
|Pink hat for Dad!|
|Maddie & I (Notice the new lululemon tank from the outlet shop?!?!)|
|Cate and her precious balloon.|
|Disney decorated for Christmas (see Cinderella's Castle in the background?)|
|The best part of our day at Magic Kingdom!|
|Goodbye Disney World|
|Cate is still riding the high.|
|Maddie, not so much...|
|We made it to Fort Myers Beach|
|and Cate had her first real swim in the ocean.|
We're back to reality now and I've been busy stocking the cupboards, unpacking the suitcases, and starting to get ready for the holidays.
Oh yeah, and catch up on some sleep!