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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Legos, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios Fun

More Florida Fun!

We LOVE the Lego Store!
The boys thought Hulk was pretty cool.

Buzz and Woody were a big hit too.

Peighton has loads of the Lego Friends sets and knew exactly which one this was.
Mia, maybe?

Outside of the store were awesome tables to build whatever you could imagine.
We had a great time building in the nice weather!

Preston is quite the lego man these days.

Everyone got in on the action.

After some shopping, we took a ride on the carousel.

These two loved it and giggled most of the ride.

We snuck in a little swimming that afternoon.

The next morning Grandma Sue took a break from her meetings for another ride on the carousel with the kids!

Then we were off to Epcot with the Family Farms group.
Preston found a shark.


We had the opportunity to go on a "Behind the Seeds" tour at Epcot.
It was very interesting.
We saw how they grow some of the fruits, vegetables and flowers at Disney.
We toured the hydroponics lab as well as their aquaponics area.
Preston was super impressed to see plants growing "not in the dirt!"

We thought these vegetables could rival the zucchini that comes out of Grandma Sue's garden!

I can't remember the name of this but it smelled REALLY good and was quite heavy.

The kids both enjoyed learning about how they grow things at Disney.

The next day we were off to Hollywood Studios.
We met up with Goofy!

The kids also got to meet Jake!

Grandma met Sophia.

We took our traditional mouse ears picture while we waited for a Toy Story ride.

While we waited for the ride, Mr. Potato Head talked to us!

And Preston had a meltdown about something.
It was a very fun day though!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

First days of fun in Orlando!

It was a VERY early morning for our flight out of Cedar Rapids but these two were awesome.
Preston looked out the window for the entire first flight.
They both are truly excellent travelers.

Four little monkeys sitting in the back of the van.
They were all looking for alligators on the way to the hotel.

These four had an awesome time hanging out in the hotel each day!
There was lots of giggling, running, and playing with tractors.

We had dinner at the Rainforest Café that night and took a few pictures with the alligator.

Staying by Downtown Disney was really fun.
We walked across the street each day and found lots of great things to do.

The next morning all the kids had an appointment at the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique.
We took a few more pictures on the way there.

The Lego Store was one of our favorite things to visit.
They all loved the Lego people.

Preston was super impressed with the Lego dog!

Peighton loved the dragon in the water.

There was a random dinosaur that everyone needed to touch too.

These two had so much fun just being boys.

The boys got a knight makeover complete with a sword and shield and tons of confetti in his hair.

I'm guessing this is the last time I will ever get him to do something like this. ;-)

But the sword and shield were totally worth it!!!!!

They both enjoyed it and spent the rest of the week slaying dragons!
Peighton's makeover took a lot more time and hairspray!

She LOVED every bit of it!

Everyone needs a little fairy dust!

Even though I was pulling hard for the classic Cinderella dress, she picked Elsa, of course.

After everyone's makeovers we headed to Magic Kingdom.

One of our faves-the teacups!

This boy LOVED all the rides!
He is definitely going to be my future roller coaster buddy!

Everyone enjoyed the Buzz Lightyear ride.

We made a very bad decision to ride the People Mover in Tomorrowland...and we got stuck on it when the ride stopped!!!!!
We had to wait for a LOOOOOOONG time for a "cast member" to rescue us.
I may never ride the People Mover again.
I have no idea how long we were there but it seemed like forever with 4 kids!

Peighton loved meeting all the princesses.

It was a fantastic day...until we got caught in a downpour.
The most magical place on earth is NOT very magical when it's pouring!!!!
But we still had fun!