Saturday, July 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home

We have just returned from our vacation where we spent 5 days in Orlando at Disney and 5 days at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. I took over 2000 pictures, so I have my work cut out for me when it comes to getting all our memories organized.

It was truly an amazing vacation and by far BEST one I have ever been on in my life.  Our kids were PERFECT and such troopers, despite all the naysayers telling us they were too young for Disney. We were in the parks by 9 every morning and not back to our hotel room till midnight or later every night. No complaining, no fussing, occasional cat naps in the stroller and we accomplished every single thing we set out to do.

We covered all 4 parks, downtown Disney, rode every thing we were capable of riding, saw all the shows, hugged on characters, visited the Bippidi Boppiti Boutique, ate lots of food, enjoyed all the parades, stood in awe of the castle at night and Emma even rode her first rollercoaster with Daddy.

We fell in love with all the characters and the magic they bring along with them.  I think we could return to Disney every summer and never get tired of it, it truly is the HAPPIEST place on earth.  There was nothing better than the looks on my kids faces when they would see something for the first time. It was a magical experience to see Gavin's face when he saw Buzz and Woody for the first time and to see Emma transformed into Cinderella by her Fairy Godmother. 

The Bahamas was just as wonderful with our days spent on the beach, in the pools, floating the lazy river, swimming with the dolphins, Daddy snorkeling the main tank, water slides, a pirate party, adopting an Atlantis Pal, Emma going into an Estuary lagoon, playing with the Sea Turtles, Gavin trying to get in the lagoon with the sharks and just spending time with my sweet little family of four.

We love the beaches in the Bahamas, running into the water, building sandcastles, making sand angels, turning Mommy into a mermaid, jumping the waves and soaking up the sun.

We are so incredibly blessed to have one another and be able to enjoy such a wonderful vacation as The Frazier Four.  My kids learn so much every time we travel and are exposed to so many incredible experiences.  Gavin's vocabulary and curiosity exploded on this trip.  Emma's love for animals deepened and left me wondering if she might be a marine biologist, vet or animal activist one day.

We enjoyed swimming with the Dolphins as a family.  Gavin was a little nervous, but he made it through and managed to smile a couple of times.  We got to swim with a 26 year old dolphin and her 7 month old baby this year.  

After digging our way out from under the piles of laundry, bags, suitcases and souvenirs we are finally happy to be home.  We will always be grateful for the memories we shared on our 2011 family vacation and cherish the uninterrupted time we spent with one another.


1 comment:

Brandi said...

That's so exciting!! I love the pic of the whole fam in the wet suits!! FUN!!!!!!