Let me start out by saying that this trip could not have come at a better time.
Seriously, y'all, seriously.
Mommy and Daddy had been dealing with a certain high maintenance someone (ahem - not Hazel - ahem) who does not like to sleep for very long stretches at night. She's pretty unreasonable about the whole ordeal. Long story short mommy was on the verge of going to pick up a pack of darts and coming back in 5 years (wink, wink - no not really). Literally, I was so tired that there isn't a coffee bean (or 500 hundred) harvested in the entirety of Columbia that could have made me feel human.
So, in an effort to not leave and join the circus (which I am sure is much more lax and less dangerous than the current state of our home), we headed south.
And it was well worth the chaos of the airport and prep ahead of time. Hazel had a blast every day. Just being able to take the girls outside for a walk was worth the trip. It was a whole lotta, "doing-what-felt-right-at-the-time" to make decisions on daily activities. Overall, it was a low key, slow paced vacation, which incidentally was EXACTLY what we all needed.
Downtown Disney was a hit. Perfectly paced and perfectly priced. I would totally suggest making the visit. It gives you all the "Disney" feel without spending the "Disney" price. Especially if your kids are small and the big park might be too much.
It was a great afternoon spent bubble blowing, splashing in the splash pad, going on a walking adventure and playing with shadows.
Here is what Nola spent the afternoon doing. Sleeping in the Ergo...
When life gives you lemons in terms of timed sprinklers, make lemonade!
We visited the pool everyday...
Neighborhood pet - crocodile. Yikes!
Mornings, noons and nights hanging out in the lanai.
Spent some time in Celebration. One of our favourite places on earth.
There's a lot of nothing to do. It's perfect. Just walk, eat, splash, play, wish, drink, walk more, eat more. Need I say more?
So grateful to have had a cozy place to stay and a chance for our family to reconnect and be present. Also, I slept...so there's that.