Friday, June 20, 2008


Last week we took on the challenge of flying just about as far across the USA as possible--Portland to Orlando, Florida. (For the flight there we did a non-stop overnight--I don't recommend it! No sleep for anyone!) Our destination: a week at Disneyworld with Keith's parents Ron & Darlene, sister Robin, brother-in-law Chris, and Maddie's cousin Dominic (who is just 2 weeks older than her). It was quite the production, juggling schedules and plans for 8 people all week (especially for toddlers who like to take naps at opposite times of the day!), but once we got all the details worked out it was a very fun vacation. We spent two days at Disneyworld and one day at a big water park, then the other days were spent lounging around the resort (Keith's parents have a time share condo) and at the pool.

On my list of "classic" photos to get was one of Maddie in a Mickey Mouse hat--but since she refuses to keep anything on her head longer than about 1.5 seconds, I had to hold it on while Keith took a picture really quickly. See that hand of hers reaching up to snatch it off? :-)

One of the nights we decided to go explore Downtown Disney, which is full of fun shops and sights and restaurants. The kids loved the Lego store, especially these life-size Lego statues! Of course, we ignored the big sign next to them asking us not to touch them--hey, everyone else was doing it!

The resort we stayed at had a number of pools, but this was our pool of choice. It was huge and had a long "lazy river" where you could float on innertubes and go under waterfalls--even Maddie loved it! Since all of us went everywhere together, we often were asked if Dominic and Maddie were twins. :-)

One side of the pool had these shooting water sprays, which Maddie loved once she got used to them.

Most of the vacation was spent hanging out and watching the kids play together (and teach each other all their bad tricks). Here they are sharing sidewalk chalk on our patio. What cuties! Keith's sister Robin is pregnant again and in October we'll welcome another little girl cousin into the family! :-)

1 comment:

Heather Elizabeth said...

Maddie is so cute! Love all the great photos!