We've been having a blast so far as the Drydens have been here all the way from London. Kris, Dean, Abigail, Sam and Aleah arrived last Satruday evening and the very next morning, we got up and drove to Orlando for our Disney World trip. Everyone had a lot of fun and it was nice that there were multiple adults so we could take turns watching the little kids and go on rides. Avonlea is almost 3, Aleah just turned 2 and Lincoln just turned 1, so we definately had some little ones to look after that day. We rode all the fun, kiddie rides (Small World, Buzz Lightyear, Dumbo, etc.) and the big kids/adults rode Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, etc. I must say that the kids did amazing without naps. Lincoln usually takes two naps a day, but he went from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and finally passed out during the light parade at night. We very quickly snuck out of the park before the fireworks began since Avonlea flips out to loud noises (thunder, fireworks, etc.) and the little guys all fell asleep by the time we got back to our cars. It was definately a fun time.
As we are back and in the swing of things, it's nice to have clean laundry again, having children taking naps again and back on a schedule. We're looking forward to a bon fire tonight, roasting marshmellows and making smores as well as a weekend at the beach with Uncle Don and Izzy and Zander. Rob's family is very spread out all over the world, so when we're all together, it's rare.
Here are some pictures of this past week and there will be many more to come...
Abigail on the computer before Disney. All the kids couldn't wait to get there. You know the feeling, like when you were a kid and it's the biggest day of your life, going to Disney. The excitement in Avonlea's face when I told her that we were going to Disney that morning, I can't even tell you how excited she was!
Avonlea and Aleah eating breakfast.
Breakfast Time! The Dryden's LOVE our Amerian cereal. Sammy espcially likes Fruit Loops, although I didn't get a picture of it. :(
Grandma patiently awaiting the coffee to brew in the morning. Let's just say that this coffee maker (in our resort) didn't work so well and the adults NEEDED their coffee!
The "little kids" and I with Pluto. Avonlea and Lincoln loved meeting the characters, but Aleah wasn't so sure. She clung to me like glue the entire time. Poor girl!
Linkster meeting Chip and Dale. He followed them around forever!
Avonlea and I "shootin' 'em up" on the Buzz Lightyear ride.
Rob and Lincoln on the Buzz Lightyear ride.
Grandma holding Avonlea on the tram ride back to our car. She was out like a light!
Aleah and Lincoln...too pooped to party!