15 September 2010

Trip to the happiest place on Earth...

Well at least for the kids :) Though I enjoy going back each time!

This August we drove (yes drove!) down to DisneyWorld for a week of fun. My cousins and Aunt/Uncle met us there and we had a blast! The drive down to Florida was not so bad - though if you hear Mike tell it, it sounds terrible!! The kids were behaved about 90% of the time and honestly that's pretty good considering they were stuck in their car seats the entire way! We made plenty of stops along the way, including one to South of the Border. It was a much needed break from being in the car.

We made it to Disney late in the evening, so we all got a good night's rest and hit the ground running the next morning. We started with Epcot, visited all the countries and checked out some attractions before meeting up with the family for dinner at Universal Citywalk. The kids were so excited to see each other and were glued to each other for the entire trip. We hit Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios and it wouldn't be a Disney trip without some park hopping in the evenings :)

The last day came and everyone was sad to leave each other. It was such an enjoyable week together, that we didn't want to see it end. But unfortunately we had to head back to work and school was starting the next week. Plus I'm sure both Grandma's were missing their grandkids! The ride home wasn't too bad and Mike and I pushed straight through with no overnight stop. It was much easier to drive through the night with the kids sleeping then during the day with them wide awake and getting antsy in their seats.

We were all happy to be home, but sad to leave the Haag/Wolk family behind. Until our next visit/trip - love and miss you guys!

Of course I took way too many pictures, but here is a sampling of our vacation!

Heading out on our journey!

Stop at South of the Border

England in Epcot

The kids at City Walk

Michael and Krista

Rivera Family after dinner at the Swan

Kids at Finding Nemo in Epcot

Michael with Sleeping Beauty - he LOVED the princesses!

Jenna and Sleeping Beauty

Michael's first roller coaster ride

Sticking the dads with all the kids

02 September 2010

What happened to summer?

I can't believe as I'm writing this that today is September 2! Where did the summer go? I feel like Jenna just got out of school and we had the entire summer ahead of us. We had a jammed pack summer. To fill up Jenna's summer, she attended camp at Michael's day care and she made some new friends. We filled up our days with bbqs, birthday parties and beach days.

Below are some pictures of our fun filled summer.

Train at Southaven Park

Simonetti Block Party

Madison & Colin Birthday Party

Sayville Beach

Jonathan's Birthday Party

Hidden Pond Park Pool

Holtsville Ecology Site

Coney Island

Jersey Shore