…and what a GREAT time we had! There were thousands of people there, including hundreds of kids and adults with Ds. It was so fun walking around the complex and getting to look at all the little kids. Without people wondering if you were some kind of weirdo creep.
We got back yesterday afternoon after a very, very long morning. They were at our room at 5:30 yesterday morning to pick up our bags so that we could get on a bus by 5:45 to get to the airport. That meant that I was up at 4:30 (which is 2:30 Denver time, mind you) to get ready. We got back to our house at about 11:30, exhausted. I opened the fridge, which, mysteriously, over the week turned into a very cold, empty box. I was starving by this point, so I made my mom go with us to Chick-fil-a for lunch, and then across the street to Costco. We got back, and Piper was really starting to miss Luke (he couldn’t pick us up because he had training at work), so she refused to take a nap, and decided it would be far more fun to pout some and play a lot.
She was so excited to see all of her toys. And her doggies. She looked around the room and smiled when we first put her on the floor. She has spent every second of the last two days exploring every nook and cranny she can find to make sure that everything is the way it should be. She was definitely glad to be home! So glad, in fact, that she slept from 7 last night until 9 this morning. That’s right folks, 14 hours. Fourteen hours.
Anyway, I have a lot I want to share about our adventures, but it’ll take me a bit to get it all organized. So here are a few pictures to get us started!
The girls strapped in and ready to go. I’m not sure that Piper knew what to think about having a seat partner. Or being able to see Magan and McKayle. I’m sure that they had NO idea what was coming their way!
At the airport- the girls were both tired already, but weren’t being allowed to go to sleep until we got on the plane. It worked well for Piper- she was crashed before we even pushed away from the gate. We finally landed in Florida, after circling the state for almost an hour because of a storm. I was not thrilled, and prayed that Piper’s good mood would maintain us for just a little while longer. Both girls did GREAT! I’m sure that our neighbors were not thrilled with sitting next to two one year olds. They sure proved them wrong!
We got to the hotel and decided to find some dinner. they said that it would take between one to three hours to get our bags, so we thought we could get something to eat, and go swimming (we packed suits in our carry-ons so that we could go before the bags came in), and by that time our bags would be in our room. The girls got their own table, and conversed about their big adventure. And looked awfully cute doing so. Only problem we had was that there were never enough high chairs. Because, ya know, Disney’s not intended for kids or anything… But that’s another story.
In the room and getting ready to head to the pool. Piper was really excited at the prospect of going swimming. She’s saying “like” in this picture- it’s a new sign that she’s made up the last few weeks.
We got back to the room that night, after 10, I think, and found that we still had no bags. After a few hours (yes, hours) of searching, we found out that Disney never picked up our bags from the airport. They were delivered about 1am. We kept saying that at least we weren’t going to wear our swimsuits all weekend to the convention.
We could have forever been known as the families that showed up in their swimsuits.
Which is, admittedly, better than birthday suits.