A couple weeks ago we had a mini vacation to Disney World. It was the first time my friend Jules and her family went on a vacation with my family, this will be the first of many as we watch out children grow. We had the best time. We stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation in the Finding Nemo family suite. It is very affordable especially when you have more 5 people and a baby.
Here is what the rooms look like, I would have to say, even though this is not a high end hotel, if you have small kids they will love and it keeps the theme of being at Disney for them even when you are back at the hotel. I remember when we stayed at the Yacht Club Resort (which was sooooo much more money) but Timothy said when do we get to do Disney World stuff. To him we were in a nice hotel but not Disney.
We got there Friday afternoon and knew that we were just going to spend the day in hanging out and swimming since we were going to have such a big day on Saturday. Oh did I mention Jules and Mike have a 7 month old, named Addalynn, we wanted to make sure the kiddos got a good nights rest. This was the view from our hotel room and as soon as Timothy saw it he was ready for swimming!
The pool at the Art of Animation is the biggest pool on Disney World resort property and it has the perfect beach enterence for the small kids to play!
Timothy thought it would be hilarious to trade shoes with Daddy!
A quick chill time and oh did I mention there was a bar there, so mamas had some cocktails!
Timothy was excited to play with baby Addaylnn who just started crawling
We ate dinner from the food court in our hotel and picked up some yummy cupcakes. But before we did that Jules and I made a little detour in the gift shop to play dress up.
Saturday Morning we were up bright and early and off to the Magic Kingdom
You all know how much I love ShopSimplymadewithLove, well I told Jules about it and she had something made for Addalynn as well, these too were so cute and ready for the day!
Because our hotel is all about ART they have some amazing drawing all over.
I kind of forgot how much stuff you have to carry around when you have a baby.
The new grass sections at the Magic Kingdom were amazing!
My fave pic and as you can see I got everyone in them!
I was so excited to get Timothy’s Mickey graduation hat with his name on it.
We were able to have lunch at BE OUR GUEST and it was amazing!
LOL I am not sure what Ryan is doing here BAHAHAHA
Its so hard to see but its the ball room and the West Wing!
After lunch we traveled back on the bus and went back to the hotel for a swim and rest.
After everyone was rested we went back the Magic Kingdom to make 5:30 reservations for dinner.
Loved all these!
We had fastpasses for the Mine Ride so the boys went first while we chatted and had baby Addalynn, and then it was our turn.
It was starting to get dark and we headed over to tomorrow land, Jules, Addalynn and I had a dance party with The Incredibles while the boys rode Buzz Lightyear
So I really wanted this pic so bad, but can you just feel our husbands eye rolls when I made (yes made) them take this HEHE
We went to Hollywood Studios, I don’t know if I will ever get used to the hat on being there
We didn’t do a whole lot on Sunday and I know this is a crazy amount of pictures of Timothy but he looked so cute, after we watch the Frozen sing along we decided to part ways and Jules, Mike and Addalyn were going to leave to go home, Addalyn had some big adventures and was ready for some dreamland and chill time. So Ryan, Timothy and I went and had lunch and of course had to go see Phineas and Ferb !
Once we were done it was around 1:30pm so we headed over to Downtown Disney, because no trip to Disney is complete without a trip to the Lego store
That was it! It was a fun weekend with a lot jam packed in!
Cant wait to do it again!