the week before thanksgiving our family went down to orlando florida with my parents. it was delightfully not busy and the weather was awesome!
the first night we hit downtown disney. this area is free to the public. free parking.
we contemplated taking the boys to the new legoland themepark but honestly the reviews were so so (probably due to the fact that it is new) and we had to be realistic with our time as we were already going to be fitting disneyworld and seaworld into our week.
my mom knew that downtown disney had amazing lego structures set up outside and indeed they WERE amazing! this fulfilled my boys' lego fix for sure!
the girls had fun choosing a little charm for their "charm it" necklaces. this was not planned but looking back this is a great idea. it steered them away from wanting uber expensive frivolous purchases of wands, dresses and other paraphernalia.
we let them choose a charm at three different stores. cute!
oh boy. dubs was a riot! he loves toy story.
high school musical (for the music note), belle, finn, shu, and mater.
my parents took us to fulton's crab house in downtown disney. it was delicious!
a waiter went around doing magic tricks :)
we did not go up in this balloon (it was too windy) but it looked fun!
the night ended with some ice cream! cookie dough for me. always.
this was day one of our trip. more to come!