Sunday, March 16, 2008

Florida Was GREAT!!

We had the best time in Florida. It was the best vacation I have ever taken and I've taken alot. It was so relaxing and it was so nice to be able to enjoy Asha having so much fun.

I was so worried that I would never be able to afford to take her someplace like Disney World so I owe ALOT to my wonderful friend Deb who took us with her. She was so amazing to ask us to go and then to make a special stop on the way home so Asha could see her birthfamily was above and beyond. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful friend.

Asha and Deb's son Caleb had such an amazing time together. I think my daughter is in love. She kept trying to hold his hand and giving him LOTS of hugs. He wasn't too pleased about that but it was so cute. The resort we stayed at had a gift shop and they had bride and groom Mickey ears and we thought about putting them on the kids and taking pictures but we never did. It would be a cute picture for their wedding invitations. LOL

Our resort was wonderful and had multiple pools, a kiddy pool and an area where the water would shoot up from the ground and the kids could run through it. Asha's not real big on water but she really had fun in the kiddy pool and in the water spouts.

Disney World was amazing and Asha had so much fun meeting all the characters. I was worried she wouldn't want to go by them but she sat and had her picture taken with everyone we met. I bought her an autograph book that has a space for the picture you take next to the autograph so I can't wait to get the pictures developed. She almost filled the whole book with autographs.

She went on alot of rides and did great on all of them and we just had an amazing vacation. She held up really well with all the driving we did and even with all the standing in line for rides and autographs. I am so happy we went and I will definately remember it forever. It truly was one of the BEST vacations I have ever taken. I've never been able to relax on vacation so it was such a nice thing to be able to do.

Ok here are the pictures I'm sure you are all waiting for.

This statue was at Downtown Disney in front of one of the gift stores. I figured if she wouldn't stand in front of the real Aurora then atleast I would have this picture.

This was also at Downtown Disney. They had a whole area where things were made out of legos and the kids could play with legos. If you look closely this whole family is made out of legos.Here is Asha and Jasmine. Asha was so shy but it was so cute to see her with Jasmine.It took us an hour and a half to see Minnie. It was the longest wait we had but atleast we got to go through Minnie's house on the way to see Minnie.Here is Asha standing in front of Minnie's fireplace. It was really neat and interactive in Minnie's house.A nice couple offered to take a picture of me and Asha while waiting for our friends to get off of a ride. Asha is eating popcorn. She ate a whole bucket of popcorn by herself. This is my absolute favorite picture of Asha. This was at the resort after we got done swimming and it just turned out so darn cute!!Asha absolutely loved these Minnie ears. Dakota gave me some money to buy something for Asha from him so I got her these ears from brother. She has not really taken them off since she got them.

This is Caleb and Asha. The pirate and the princess. He was trying to be mean looking like a pirate. They are just so darn cute together.

I am going to do a seperate post of our visit with Asha's birthfamily and those pictures. I really wish we could have spent more time with them but I am so greatful for the few hours we did have. It was so wonderful to see Asha with her birthfamily. It was like they have always been around eachother it was just so natural for all of them.


Angel said...

SO CUTE!!! Love the pictures. I just adore Disney World!!! I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation. :0) Angel

Mindy said...

Welcome home! Glad you had such an awesome trip and so glad you're home safely!

Can't wait to see the upcoming birthfam post!