Tuesday, February 24, 2009

there's no place like home...

What is it about feeling like you need a holiday after your holiday when you have kids?
I love spending time together as a family- don't get me wrong...but 24/7 for an entire week is a LOT even for the closest of family units.
(especially when you are sharing one hotel room)
and in all fairness we were technically "working".
We had fun though, (despite the sick curse we seem to be never able to get away from) and we packed so much into one week.
I think it's an experience Lulu will remember for a long time, and if she forgets...that's okay because I think we have a few hundred photos we can share with her to jar her memory.
I won't get into too much detail- because well quite frankly I'm too tired to write it all down.
but these were a few of the highlights....

having dinner with Cinderella, prince charming, Griselda, grimelda AND who could forget the evil step mother?

a quick trip around the world at Epcot. My favourite was Morocco.

and lunch in "Japan" Lulu's favourite type of food.

Having lunch at Wilderness lodge, playing on the swings, relaxing under all the pine trees- relieved that the shoot went well, but the best was getting to have a pony ride.

is there anything more fun than a little hula hooping in the middle of Magic Kingdom with your 3 year old?

swimming, swimming and more swimming....

Roasting marshmallows on the beach with big daddy and Lulu's partner in crime- Jamie.
who she had such a blast with all week.

Making sandcastles on the softest, whitest most artifically pleasing beach ever...

they even have dogs at Disney!! Lulu was in heaven.

So all in all it was quite a week, but now it's back to reality- no more Disney magic, no fireworks every hour on the hour or grand parades with all of Disney's finest.
No Mickey & Mini Mouse (who Lulu also got to hang out with, lucky girl- stay tuned if you want to see more in the April Issue of Canadian Family Magazine.)
No more staying up until 11 p.m. (miss Lulu that is) or having a daily dose of sugar, sugar and more sugar.
No more eating out for a while-I must say I did miss my kitchen a little while we were gone.
That's not to say that we didn't have some excellent meals while we were there, it's just that after seven days you start jonesing for a piece of toast and a cup of tea and nothing else.
Just back to the "routine" which, when you get away from it once in a while makes you appreciate it all the more when you get back to it.


kgirl said...

I hear you on the need for a post-vacation vacation, but what a time it looks like you all had! How awesome!

Lynn said...

Oh, this trip looks dreamy. I hope you don't mind me using you for some vicarious travel today!

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

Love the pictures!!

amanda said...

What a great trip!! I'm glad you guys were able to get away for some fun!