Orlando family vacation

June 16, 2009 at 10:00 am (family, Top Ten Tuesday, vacations)

We just got back from our first “family of four” trip.  And although a family vacation with just mom, dad & the kids isn’t exactly a “vacation“, it was still alot of fun & we had a great time!  So, in order of occurrence here are the Top Ten Reasons I loved our family “vacation”:

1.  The “Are we there yet” questions.

2.  The Interactive Water Feature at our Resort – This was so fun!!  In addition to swimming pools, they had this super cool area!  Evan could run around, go up & down the slide, shoot cannons & dump buckets of water.  Plus it was all zero-entry so Megan could sit, crawl around & have a ball!!

Water Feature

3.  Playing Miniature Golf – Evan LOVES golf.  And by his standards he’s really, really good at it!!!  The resort had a great little course on site, so needless to say we definitely got our Tee-Time in!!

 Golf 1

4.  Dinner at the TRex Cafe in Downtown Disney.  Oh my goodness!!!  This was the coolest!!  It’s from the same people that brought us the Rainforest Cafe (another wonderful dining experience!!), but it’s all DINOSAURS!!!  I had no idea it existed, much less that a location was at Downtown Disney.  But if you have a little boy or girl that loves dinosaurs, then you must make this a priority during your next visit to Orlando or Kansas City (random location, yes).  There’s so much I could say about this … maybe I’ll do a whole post on it later.

TRex Cafe

 5.  A day at Magic Kingdom – well of course this was fun!  But oh, it was so incredibly hot too!!  At one point, our favorite attractions became what was ever inside!!  Evan had a really good time & Megan was a great little trooper!!  I’m not sure if Walt would be thrilled to know that when it was all said & done, Evan said his favorite rides were the Monorail & the trolley – but hey, he had fun in between too!!  Again, this could require a whole post of it’s own so hopefully that will come in the near future:).

The Castle

6.  Fishing – Evan & his daddy both enjoy fishing, so they made sure to carve out some time for fishing on the lakes.  This was usually during Megan’s nap time or while I was putting her down for the night, because fishing isn’t exactly on my personal “top ten”!


7.  Playing in the sand – typically this isn’t something I would like to do – far to sticky & messy for me, but it made for some cute pictures & it made both little ones happy.  Evan liked hiding his feet & hands in it & Megan liked to eat it!



8.  Watching Evan – it’s just fun when he’s having fun!


9.  Watching Megan – and it’s even more fun when she’s having fun too!!


10.  Coming back home to my own bed!  Oh, how nothing beats it!  Even on a great vacation, coming home is oh so nice too!!

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