Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our First Family Vacation

We just got home from our 10 day vacation which included a week in Orlando, Florida and a weekend in Clarksville, Georgia. It was our first vacation with Alex and Evan and by far the longest car ride. Overall, they did great for two 19 month old boys. We had to stop a lot on our way down because they were bored and wanted to get out. We tried to drive straight through, but they weren’t having it. They normally sleep very well in the car, but I think they were just tired from sitting in their car seats all day. We ended up stopping and getting a Hotel room for the night. They were asleep within 10 minutes of getting in the room.

We rented a Condo in Orlando. It was GREAT! It’s funny how you go from vacationing in a Hotel to needing a Condo when you have a family. We made most of our meals there and it was so nice to have the space. Evan went nuts because he had full run of the Condo. He was obsessed with the bi-fold doors for the Washer and Dryer. All he did was open and close them. He also liked the pots and pan cupboard.

Our Condo was minutes from Walt Disney World which was good and bad. Good because we were surrounded by stores and restaurants galore and bad because the traffic was horrible! I had every intention of taking the boys to Disney before we left and then once we got down there, I couldn’t see wasting the money when they would probably only last a couple of hours. They weren’t going to remember it anyway, so we decided to wait a few years and then take them. We did go to Downtown Disney – which was very nice; lots of cool stores and restaurants. We had lunch at Wolfgang Puck CafĂ©. It was really good and really expensive!

We also took the boys to Cocoa Beach. Eric and I love the beach so this was something that was a must when we planned this trip. It was a beautiful day and we all had such a great time!!

Alex at Cocoa Beach - 2.22.12

Evan at Cocoa Beach 2.22.12

The boys LOVED the pool at the resort.

Evan taking it easy

Alex enjoying the water!

The pool was great therapy for Alex. He would sit in his floaty and just kick his legs like crazy! They both got a lot of attention from fellow swimmers. They all thought they were so cute and of course just facinated because they are twins.
Once our week was done in Florida, we headed to Clarksville Georgia to visit family for the weekend. I wished we could have stayed longer than 2 days, but it was a fun 2 days. Hopefully we'll be able to go back and visit soon. Where our family lives in Georgia is absolutely beautiful. Here's a family picture of us in their yard. Check out that view behind us.
Clarksville, Gerogia - February 26, 2012
All in all it was a great vacation. Eric and I survived the drive down and the crazy 9 days after and we can't wait to do it again. We got a lot of beautiful pictures and created some wonderful memories with our boys. This is only the beginning of our travels and I am so thankful we got to do this.
Until next time....

1 comment:

  1. Keri, it looks like you had a great time! What wonderful pictures! I especially like the ones of the boys on the beach. I am glad you made some good memories. We are headed to Mexico in 3 weeks with our boys...a little nervous, but it should be fun.