Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Last week, well I guess last last week, we were able to spend the week in Florida with my parents. We left Utah in a 30 degree snow storm and arrived in Florida to a humid 85 degrees. Livvy was a little tired after a day of flying.
On Sunday we went to my old ward, which doesn't really exist anymore. It had been split into three wards, so we attended one of them. We ran into some old friends while there and were able to catch up for a bit. Afterwards we drove out to our old house. We gave Marcus a tour of Windermere since he had never been there, and when we got to the old neighborhood someone was pulling in the gate so we were able to follow them in! My Mom didn't recognize our house and was only convinced after we pointed out the address on front. After that we drove past my high school, which had been rebuilt and now had a freeway going through some of the practice fields. It looked a little different. We had several cameras in the car, but of course none of us thought to take a picture of what used to be "way out there" and was now quite built up. Opps! After that we visited with a few more friends and then headed back to the condo.

On Monday we went to Magic Kingdom. Marcus had never been there, he had been to Disney Land in California once when he was about 5, and so we were excited for a day of fun. We had the usual 4pm - 6pm Florida rain storm and got a little wet, but other than that is was a great day.

Here is Marcus, Livvy and I in the stocks.

Livvy with Grandma and Grandpa on Aladdin.

Livvy and I in the Dumbo statue.

Livvy on Dumbo with Daddy.

Livvy LOVED the Tea Cups.

Such a strong baby and Daddy.

Livvy loved pointing out all the "Babies" and animals on Small World. Marcus was also pretty excited that it had "Goodbye" in Swahili.

Here we are as we are leaving in front of Cinderella's Castle. (Or for some, Sleeping Beauty's Castle.)

We took Livvy on just about every ride except, Space and Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain Railroad, and the kiddy roller coaster in Toon Town that she was 1 inch too short for. She wasn't quite sure what was going on at first, but quickly found her two favorite rides, the Tea Cups and Aladdin's Magic Carpet.

On Tuesday we decided to have an R&R day. The boys hung out and worked on their computers, and my mom and I went to the outlet mall just down the street and did some shopping. I got some clothes for Livvy, a great sweater for me, some Christmas stuff for Livvy, and new boots. It was a nice relaxing day with my mom.

On Wednesday after MUCH deliberation, we decided to go back to Magic Kingdom again.

Livvy all ready to go on the Tea Cups.

Yahoo! Wee!

Marcus and I on Thunder Mountain. The ride stopped as we were going up one of the hills and we sat there for like 5 minutes. Thought it would be a good time to take a picture.

Livvy was so excited about the "Duck-Duck" that she couldn't quite pull herself away to take a picture.

One of Marcus' few memories of Disney Land as a child is taking a picture with Donald Duck. Livvy doesn't know of care much about the Disney characters yet, so we decided to bypass all the character lines, with the exception on Donald.

Here we are in front of the fall inspired Mickey Mouse ears.

This is a little video of Livvy on the Tea Cups.

Thursday we decided to drive out the New Smyrna beach and play in the water. We built a sea turtle, the water was a little too wet for a sand castle. Livvy's favorite thing though was when we went into the water with Grandma Laurie and we "jumped" her over the waves as they would crash in. She laughed and laughed. After her little lips turned purple, we went up the sand to the park and warmed up. I was so busy having fun that I forgot to take pictures of this too. This is one Marcus got of Livvy chasing the birds.

Friday we again decided to have a down day as we had to leave early the next morning for the airport. That evening I was able to have dinner with one of my best friends from high school, her husband and two kids. Marcus and I hadn't rented a car since there was enough room in my parents car and so that night my parents got to drop us off for dinner. I felt a little like I was in high school again. I again didn't think to take any pictures. Livvy was having so much fun playing with a friend that I forgot to preserve the moment.

We also went by Downtown Disney and took pictures of the Lego creations. Here are a few sample for our two lego loving nephews. -We will show you the rest when you get here.-


britni jean said...

i'm so jealous that you got to go to disney! and take your baby, how fun! looking at your pictures reminds me of all the fun times we had there!

Lindsay said...

It looks like you guys had a blast! I'm so happy you were able to get out of the cold weather in Utah. :)

Laurie Mays said...

We had a great time in Florida with the three of you. It was fun going to Magic Kingdom with Olivia and watching her laugh on the teacups. Thanks for the memories.

Love, MOM aka AMA

becca said...

This is why we have kids -- so we can have them take us to Disneyworld (or Disneyland, if you come visit us!)
I love the video of Livvy on the teacups. That is a real smile if ever there was one.
Thanks for the Lego pictures! We could probably spend all our time at the Lego store instead of in the park, and the boys would be just as happy. (Almost)