Florida Trip {long over due post}

This has been a very long overdue post!  So who remembers back in April, my family took a trip to Disney?!?  Yes, wayyy back in April!  I have never done a post about it, so I thought today I would.  I'm not going to go day by day, because well, that was a long time ago and we were gone for quite a while =)

So if you remember correctly we drove from Maine to Florida.  I was really quite nervous about it.  Not the drive, just how the girls would do.  Mostly Alyx if we are being honest.  We left our house around 5am and headed out!



So remember I said I was nervous as to how Alyx would do?  Well, we were only about 1 1/2 hours from home and she started screaming.  I mean screaming.  And then that led to me crying because I couldn't picture being in a car for 3 days if this is how she was going to be.  Well that screaming lasted maybe 10 minutes, possibly 15 minutes.  The rest of the trip...on the way down and on the way back she honestly never made a single peep!!!  Thank goodness!!  


We traveled through several states, and I always tried to get a picture of the States welcome sign as we drove by.  I did miss a couple though.


Our first night we stopped in Pennsylvania and stayed the night.  And the next morning we headed out again!  The second night we stopped in South Carolina.  And then the 3rd and final day we headed for Florida!!  The first few nights we were in Florida we stayed in a hotel in Orlando, and then we went to our condo.  The condo was amazing!!  We basically went online and looked about 100 different timeshares and we finally decided on The Sheraton Vistana Resort.  I would not even begin to hesitate to stay there again.  The resort was beautiful!


My parents were with us, and they stayed in the room that had the 2 double beds, and Brian and I got the master.  My parents had their own bathroom too which was nice.  Emma loved the jacuzzi tub in the master =)  We also had a balcony which overlooked a pond with a fountain.  And we were on the ground level which was nice.  

So here are some random pictures from our trip =)










Alyx was not a huge fan of the characters at the park!  Maybe next time =)  But she did develop a HUGE love for Donald the Duck while we were there.  And she still carries her "donald" around with her every where we go!

We chose to only do one "character" meal while we were there.  We did breakfast at 1900 Park Fare, which is located the Grand Floridian Resort.  It was sooo beautiful and the food was great.  The characters were Alice in Wonderland along with the Mad Hatter.

















The cold Strawberry Soup was seriously to die for!  And the Mad Hatter was hysterical!  Emma loved, it and well Alyx, she didn't know quite what to think.  

Alyx's godmother, Tia, moved to Florida almost a year ago and she was able to come and stay with us for a couple of days.  It was sooo nice to see her!



We went to Celebration, and the girls LOVED the splash pad there!  Especially Alyx =)



Emma loved meeting all the characters at the parks we went to!


We spent a ton of time swimming while we were there too!  The pools at our resort were soooo nice!

So there is a little recap of our trip.  I wanted to document it a bit so we would always remember!  Now when are we going back?!?!  Next year =)