Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We just got back from four fun days in Florida (say that three times fast). Here are some pictures of our adventures.

After we arrived we went to Downtown Disney and had dinner with Scott's brother Todd and his family at the Rainforest Cafe. After dinner we explored Downtown Disney for awhile and discovered a Dinosaur themed restaurant. The boys had a great time checking out all of the dinos. Notice Atley's expression in the picture. He is a little nervous about taking his eyes off the looming dinosaurs to smile for the camera.

The following day we took the boys to Disney World. Amazingly, but not surprising their favorite part was the Monorail. I guess we should have saved our money and just rode the monorail outside the park.

There were only two rides that Nash wasn't able to ride, Splash Mountain and Thunder Mountain Railroad. I took Atley on Splash Mountain and when we received our photo at the end of the ride he says, "Wow, mom you look really happy and I look really scared." Atley got to drive the Jungle Cruise which was really exciting, especially when he tried to turn it around because he was afraid of the crumbling Chinese temple in front of us. The longest wait was for DUMBO 40 minutes for a 45 second ride. The race cars were also a big hit,as were the spouts of water at Ariel's Grotto. Considering that it was 97 degrees outside with a heat index of 110, Atley laid on the spouts and let them shoot into his armpits.

We never intended or imagined that the boys would make it an entire day but here we are 12 hours after arriving waiting for the Electric Light Parade and they were still happy and excited to be there.

After another night in Orlando we drove to Daytona Beach to meet the rest of the Butler's. We spent the remainder of our time at the Beach or in the pool at the resort.


natalie said...

We are thinking about doing Disney World next year. Looks like fun!

April said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun.