Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Disney Day 3: Swimming!

The title of this post is a bit misleading, because we didn't actually do anything Disney-related on the third and final day of our spring break Disney trip, but hey, this is better organizationally. So, forgive my poor labeling.

The final day in Orlando was spent bumming around the hotel. We slept in (mind you, "slept in" refers to how late two small children "sleep in," so, like...7:00 a.m.?) then got dressed and grabbed the free breakfast at the hotel. It wasn't particularly impressive, but hey, we made do.

Rocking his resort wear for hotel breakfast

We then went back to the hotel where we put E.J. down for a nap (unsuccessfully) while we packed up our things. When we gave up on the E.J. sleeping idea, we all donned our swimsuits and made our way to the hotel pool.

This kid is ready to hit the pool!

There was both a regular swimming pool and a little kiddie pool, and we only made use of the kiddie pool. The water was a little chilly, but Ellie didn't seem to mind. She loved splashing! This was E.J.'s first time actually swimming in a pool, and he seemed to enjoy himself, too.

At the pool with the kiddos

E.J.'s first swim!

Ellie splashing!

Big splash!

Handsome pool dudes

Having so much fun!

Family shot!

Not surprisingly, Ellie didn't want to get out when it was time to go, but we were on a check-out schedule so eventually we did have to get dried off.

Drying off poolside

We changed into dry clothes, loaded up the car, checked out and hit the road back to Jacksonville. That was it for our spring break vacation!

From the looks of it, the kids fully enjoyed themselves!

We really had such a great time. Ellie keeps breaking our hearts because she loves reminiscing about all the fun things we did and characters we met. Since this trip, she has accumulated more princess dresses and accessories (wigs, primarily) and she keeps saying things like, "We forgot to take this dress to Cinderella's castle, to show Cinderella and Rapunzel this dress! Cinderella and Rapunzel will love this dress. We have to take this dress to Cinderella's castle!" She's just itching to go back, and I wish we could swing annual passes for her, but alas, this is not the year for that. It's so nice to know she had such a great, memorable time, though! We love making these memories with our little family.

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