Thursday, March 20, 2008


Our big 10 day trip to Orlando was filled with lots of little trips:

- 6 trips to five different malls. I am not even exaggerating. Will and I went to a couple while Chris was working, but at night, we didn’t have time to do much and we didn’t want to sit in the hotel room, so we went to the mall.

- 5 trips to Target. Home sweet home.

- 4 trips to three different outlet malls (separate from the malls mentioned above).

- 3 trips to Panera Bread to eat lunch. This was our favorite place to eat while we were there. We also got to eat at several other really good restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, Tijuana Flats, and the Nascar Grille (yes, it was good!).

- 2 trips to the hotel pool. Chris even put Will's head under 4 or 5 times. He didn't know what to to think the first time, but every other time he seemed to like it and when Chris squeezed his nose, he closed his eyes really tight. He is learning everything so fast!

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- 2 trips to Disney World (Downtown Disney one night and Epcot the next day).



Will got to meet a lot of the characters including Mickey and Minnie.


Does anyone know who these guys are? I was so excited for Will to meet the characters and these were the first ones we saw. I didn't even know who they were, but Will was sleeping so I ran up, gave them a big hug, and had my picture made with them.

- 1 trip to City Walk at Universal Studios.

- 1 trip to the Orlando Magic basketball game.



Poor Will had to get wanded.


- 1 trip to the Daytona Motor Speedway to do the NASCAR Dayton 300 Experience. Chris was in Heaven, of course, but Will and I thought it was pretty cool too! The place is huge and there is even a lake inside the track.



Will got to crawl on Victory Lane.



- 1 trip to Daytona Beach.




Will loved being buried in the sand! Notice how dirty he is...getting cleaned up was a different story.

Will did great on his first plane ride! On one of our flights coming home, I think his ears were hurting because he was pretty fussy...but he did really well on all the other flights. One of our flights got cancelled because of bad weather in Dallas. We only ended up stuck in the airport for 4 hours (much better than we expected) and it didn't seem to phase Will.



We had a lot of fun in Orlando, but 10 days seemed so long...especially with an 8 month old that wants to crawl around everywhere and can only do that in a tiny hotel room. He has loved the freedom he has had since we got home! We all missed home and are glad to be back!


mandal said...

I love all your pictures!!!! They are so cute! I was wondering why you hadn't blogged in awhile! You are so going to have to teach me how to use my new camera when I get one:)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I was exhausted after watching Will on vacation! I am really glad you are back!

Melissa said...

Wow, Reading all of that made me tired. You were busy. Love the pics. Glad you had a great time.

whitney sue said...

they are the bears from Disney's Brother Bear! :) D-nerd over here....

Mere said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time! Will looks so cute in those pictures on the beach!