We left last Wednesday morning bright and early and headed to Orlando. It was me, Ben and Emma, then Traci (my boss), her husband and 3 boys ranging in age from 9-18, Lauren (a co-worker) and Brandi (a co-worker) and her 13 year old daughter. It didn't take but about 5 mintues for Emma to warm up to them all and she had a great time with them.
Emma was beside herself that morning and didn't mind getting up extra early. Here she is being silly with Iggy Pop.
Looking out the window.
We got to our hotel around lunch and our rooms were ready. We all went to our rooms to unload our luggage and then went to eat lunch. After lunch I had to go help set up for our conference. Emma was pretty tired by that point so we decided she could probably use a nap so Ben took her to the room. When I got through setting up I went to get them and we headed to the pool with everyone else. At the pool they had a playground for kids and she had a lot of fun swinging and sliding.
Here she is swinging at our resort. She was having so much fun.
We went to Downtown Disney that night. We were going to attempt to eat dinner together (there were 11 of us total), however, we soon realized that wasn't going to happen and had to split up. After we ate we walked around a little bit. She loved looking out at the water and dancing.
When we got back to the hotel she wanted to sit at the fountain and take a picture with Minnie and throw pennies in. I think she could have sat here for hours. She just got her Minnie at the store and had bought Brooks a matching Mickey (she's so sweet).
That sums up our first day. Even though she didn't see Mickey the first day she had a lot of fun and so did we. She got her first pair of wings on the flight (I thought I had a picture of this but don't) since it was her first time flying with a card dating it all and she rode on a bus for the first time(which she called the school bus our entire trip and loved riding on them) and went to Orlando all in a days time. That's a lot of excitement for an almost 3 year old little girl. She passed out pretty quickly that night without any kind of fight. I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of day 2. I have so many pictures that I figured it would be easier to just break it up day by day.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
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