Thursday, April 5, 2012

Catching Up {again}

I've been putting off blogging for a while now, but I know I'll want to document some fun Easter things and I know I'll kick myself later if I don't write down the rest of our Spring Break, so here goes!

Big Daddy finally joined us at the beach! We had to drive over to Orlando to pick him up, so we decided to put our annual passes to good use and make a visit to the Disney parks.

It never gets old, driving through the gates!

We decided that we wanted to try the new Dumbo and Barnstormer, so we headed to the Magic Kingdom.

The new Dumbo was beautiful!

And we loved the Barnstormer as much as usual.

Exactly one year ago, JR bought his dinosaur at TRex in Downtown Disney, so JR decided we should celebrate Dino's birthday. We picked up a birthday button for Dino before leaving the Magic Kingdom and heading to TRex for a birthday lunch.

T Rex isn't my favorite, but the kids loved it!

Soon enough we were back at the beach.....

And after some hours soaking up the sun and some really nice lunches and dinners.......

It was time to head back to Disney for one last day with our soon-to-expire annual passes. We saw the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot-

And Mr. and Mrs. Bunny at the MK (out only at Easter) -

Watched Wishes one last time....

And headed back to our hotel on the boats........

(such a perfect end of a Disney day picture! :-)

And then it was time to start the long drive home. Big Daddy did most of the driving and we took one little detour (on a whim) to see a historical marker - where Jefferson Davis was captured in Georgia.

It was a neat little stop, but a little weird in that the whole tiny Georgia town was there for an Easter Egg Hunt, so the museum itself was deserted and we had to kind of walk through the middle of the egg hunting field to get to the monument. Ha!

All in all, it was the best week. So thankful for all these blessings!