Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our Bags are Packed, We're Ready To Go

Ahhh, vacation.  Such a fun word.  Our vacation this past June to Orlando was super fun!  Justin had a conference, so the girls and I tagged along for a little R and R.  Who am I kidding?  With 2 sassy little girls, there was no room for rest or relaxation!  But fun there was!  We stayed in Celebration, Florida which is minutes away from Disney World.  Developed by The Walt Disney Company, Celebration was census designed and it is perhaps the cutest town I've ever seen.  It's lakes, shops, trails, homes, and parks make you think you're straight out of Pleasantville.

Our hotel, The Bohemian

Celebration, Florida

Each morning Justin was in the conference Grace, Emma Kate, and I took a walk around the lake.  Grace wanted to have an animal search so we were excited to see an alligator, several birds, squirrels, and turtles.  We were a bit disappointed we didn't get to see the zebra that Grace looked so hard for, but she decided it was just shy and hiding in the woods. :)

Sitting by the lake

This child makes my heart melt with every "cheeeeeeese!"

One of the "exotic" animals on our safari

We also had a blast at this splash pad.  The squeals coming from Grace and Emma Kate were hilarious as was the look on Emma Kate's face when the fountain she had chased into the ground came right back up in her face!

Carefree girls!

Pure joy.  I can hear her belly laughs now.

Checking to make sure Mama is still there... or maybe checking to see if I'm watching too carefully for her to get away with something sly...

Where did the water go?

Let's see if we can stop the water from coming up!

2 Words.  Beach. Babe.

1 Word. DIVA.

Grace is one fun little lady!  

Emma Kate's solemn side.

One of the true signs of summer - ICE CREAM!  We sat outside an ice cream parlour and enjoyed strawberry frozen yumminess until we had ice cream running between our toes.  Literally.  Have you ever eaten ice cream with 2 small people in 100 degree heat?

This was our first vacation as a family of 4.  I hope the girls remember it because I know I definitely will!

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