Friday, 31 May 2013

#MeAndMine - A Family Portrait (May) The Florida Edition!

This past month we've had more photos taken as a family than we have done ever.

You see, this month we've been on holiday in Orlando, Florida (I'm still here as I write this post!).

I actually almost forgot about this post and whilst looking at photos on my camera yesterday I suddenly realised the date.

Anyone who follows my Instagram feed will know we've been having a totally amazing time!

I have to admit, I was a little nervous about such a big holiday with two small children. We holidayed here last January when I was pregnant and so I knew MC loved it but I was unsure how TC would cope with the travelling and the heat being so young.

I needn't have worried a bit.

At just 14 months old (3 days ago) he has loved every single second of it (separate post to follow on our return) even though the weather has been between 30-35c every day. He was a dream on the 9.5 hour flight too and he literally hasn't stopped smiling since.

We've had some pretty awesome magical moments out here. Both kids have loved the character meets. MC runs up to each character and wraps her arms around them like they are long lost family. TC can sometimes be a tiny bit shy with the 'people' characters like the Princesses etc. but with those like Mickey and Minnie he's loved them. He has a particular soft spot for Wreck It Ralph and even enjoyed meeting Darth Vadar!

One of the highlights of the holiday came Wednesday night when, after experiencing the ever amazing fireworks at Epcot, we drove over to The Magic Kingdom for some late night fun. We managed to catch the fireworks there then did some more rides and character meets. We were the last public in the new Fantasyland area of the character meet when Minnie, Daisy, Donald and Goofy were all knocking off for the night. They saw MC and started playing with her. We got a photo of her with all 4 of them. She was beside herself!

During this holiday I've watched the bond between our two children grow even stronger. They've laughed so hard together and TC has developed even more of a cheeky character than he had before. Matt and I have enjoyed spending our 6th Wedding Anniversary out here. We've also enjoyed our time together as a family of 4 so much and I'm going to treasure these memories as I know, when we get back to the UK, we have the house move happening in less than 3 weeks and everything will feel like a blur.

We've been out here 17 nights now and we still have 5 nights left. I know that the kids don't want to go home and neither do Matt and I...even though we have a new house to move into.

I kind of put my tears on the plane home last year down to pregnancy hormones but thinking about leaving here next week I'm welling up already.

We feel so at home out here.

I have so many family photos I want to share but, for the moment, they are in my Disney Photopass account which I won't be sorting until I'm back in the UK. So I can only share a few that have been taken on my camera or my phone by other people (and a couple of others for good measure). I hope they still manage to give you a small idea of just how incredible it's been so far.

Here's to another amazing holiday out here and being ever thankful for just how lucky we are.


Lauren_W said...

I'm so glad you've joined in again, especially with so many photos.
It's been so lovely seeing your photos (only via Facebook as I am not cool enough to have instagram) and seeing you SO happy. You look like you are having the time of your life.
Genuine, relaxed smiles are the best.

Lucy said...

What amazing photos. And such amazing memories too. I have to say that I am ridiculously jealous. I cannot wait to take my kids one day. x

Jill Pryor said...

Hi Heather, what fabulous photos, I love that the bond your kids have has become stronger - the last photo is amazing! Jill x

L | Blog of a Mom said...

Awww lovely photos - you definitely win the best me and mine photo, we can't beat it... yours has Pluto on!! L x

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would like to be ayummy mummy said...

I've loved seeing all your pics on Instagram too, looks like a special trip xx

Charlotte said...

Fantastic photos! You are making me very jealous! x

Chloe said...

Wow, you have tons of awesome family photos for this month! I've been to Disney World a couple of times, can imagine it's a LOT of fun taking your own children - would love to take mine one day!

LauraCYMFT said...

Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had so much fun!

Hailey Andersen said...

These came out so great for quick character shots! I wish ours had come out as successfully the last time we took the kids to Disney. Though I've heard a lot of skewed
Glamour Shots
, I think we'll take them back there with their mickey mouse gear on to commemorate our family vacation. I prefer to trust the professionals! Thanks for sharing, sounds like you guys had a blast :)


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