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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Disney Dream

      I'm not lying when I say that this vacation has been our best vacation yet. Disney knows how to be amazing all on their own, but add a cruise line to it and cloud nine awaits for you.   

      We arrived in Orlando the night before our cruise was to set sail and stayed near Disney Springs AKA Downtown Disney. We had dinner at our favorite restaurant Wolfgang Puck and then had fun shopping at the Lego and Disney stores.  At the end of the night as we were walking back to our car, the Florida weather surprised us and a nice sunny day suddenly turned into a torrential downpour.  If our kids remember anything from this trip it would be us running to the car completely soaked, but laughing so hard that we couldn't speak. They loved every minute of it. 

      The next day was DISNEY CRUISE DAY and we woke up excited!  Checking in and getting all of our luggage on the ship wasn't too bad. However, it wasn't until after we boarded the ship that I realized that our bag with our bathing suits and sunblock was still in the car...Opsey.  Poor Eric had to run back to the car for it and I must say he did it amazingly fast.  At least we didn't leave a kid behind and this is why I always plan on being there early anyway. Just in case. 

    After that though, our vacation was nothing short of fantastic.  The kids spent their days by the pool or the kid's club and we enjoyed the pool and the quiet time that the kid's club was able to give us.  This vacation was the first vacation where I didn't feel like I needed another vacation afterwards.   On the last morning, Gracie suggested that we lock our cabin doors and hide because she was too upset to leave.  I felt the exact same way.  I'm already trying to figure out a way to go on another one without breaking the bank.  

     I do have to say planning this vacation was such a breeze thanks to my friend Becky who knows all the good deals.  Here is a link to her Disney Vacation Facebook Page if you're interested.  I also have to give credit to Pinterest. There were so many helpful tips and tricks about the Disney cruises which I know helped make our vacation more phenomenal.  

    I asked the kids to tell me what their favorites were and here are their responses....

Ethan: Pirate Night, Bahamas, and swimming in the pools.
Gracie: Getting to dress up like a princess night, swimming in the pools, and Pirate Night even though the pirates were scary realistic. 
Lexie: Kid's Club, playing on our balcony and eating at the buffet.  (Just a guess)
Eli: Playing on our balcony, walking with my walker in the lobby and meeting a walker buddy!
 (Another educated guess)  

Disney Springs 

Disney Dream 

Nassau, Bahamas 

Castaway Cay 

Eli enjoyed walking in his walker while we were on the cruise, but really got a kick when he saw another little boy in a walker too.  Here he is with his new cruise buddy, Cameron. 

We spent Easter Sunday on the cruise, but thankfully the Easter Bunny still visited our house while we were gone.   

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