Monday, July 15, 2013

Quick Orlando Trip

On Friday, Delainey and I made a last minute decision to hit up Orlando for the night. Dave had a work meeting there on Saturday morning so he had a room at the Ritz Carlton for Friday night. We decided to take advantage of a free hotel room and have some Mommy & Daughter time in Orlando. After packing real quick, we got on the road around 11 and made our first stop at SeaWorld by 1:30. It was definitely more fun with her at this age. She loved looking at all the animals and her favorite show was "Pets A'hoy" with all the dogs and cats doing cool tricks. She was a little scared in the Wild Arctic ride because it was pretty dark and cold, but we saw most of the animals up so close. Here is her waiting in line and her staring at the polar bear making a grr sound. 

 Then we ventured over to watch the dolphin show, which was in fact more of a flying and diving actors show with some birds and a few dolphins. It was pretty good. Then we watched the sea lion show which was not too exciting so we left. Our last stop was the new Antarctica penguin exhibit which was really cool, but very cold!! D was definitely getting tired by the time we were done with this one so I didn't get any pictures. We really enjoyed our time casually walking around stopping to look at the rollercoasters go by and of course stare at the speakers that were playing music. By about 7 she was exhausted and took a nice little cat nap before I woke her to try some kiddie rides.

We went to the kid's area where she played in the splash pad for a bit before trying out a ride similar to Dumbo. You sit in a jellyfish that takes you up into the air as you fly in circles. She was obsessed with it while waiting in line!

 And then we got on the ride... Not too sure while we were just sitting still, but as soon as we started moving she got very nervous. I sat close to her and she ended up doing good. This is her concerned face on the right. Hopefully one day she will love all the rides and we can go on them together, but not too bad for a 14 month old!

After Seaworld, D & I had a date with each other for dinner at TGIFridays and then headed to the hotel to get ready for bed. (Dave had a dinner for work so we saw him all of 10 minutes the entire 2 days) She was mesmerized with all the cool stuff in the room. She was obsessed with the tiles on the floor.

We had a pretty decent night's sleep with her in her pack n' play. The next morning Dave went to his meeting and gave us permission to indulge so we ordered room service and watched cartoons and had a relaxing morning.

Once we finally got motivated, we headed to Downtown Disney to do some shopping and play. We tried on our first Minnie ears in the World of Disney. I also can't wait to take her to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique one day to get her hair and make up done and be dressed like a princess!

Then we played in the splash park for a bit, went by lego land and built some things for lego car races, went by the Rainforest Cafe to see all the animals in the ceiling, stopped to eat some Italian ice, and made our last stop in the T-Rex restaurant to see all the dinosaurs. It's a pretty cool little area for no cost at all!

After Downtown Disney we headed home, with one quick stop at the Mall of Millenia for a few new clothes! Overall it was a busy but fantastic 2 day little vacation with just D and I. Now we are packing for our next vacation to the Keys for 12 days. We will be leaving Wednesday morning and won't be back till the 27th. So no blog posts while on vacation so I hope everyone has a fantastic rest of July and I will be back with a ton of pics from the Keys. Lobster here we come....yum!!

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