I know I am haven't blogged in many many months and I am very far behind, but I suppose that it's better late than never! Right?
We went to Disney over Thanksgiving with the whole fam! My dad's 70th Birthday was in early December. Instead of hosting a big party we thought we would keep it low key and take the entire family to Disney for a week to spend quality time together and to celebrate this momentous and joyous occasion.
To be honest, I was initially very hesitant at first to travel for an entire week to the Disney parks with a 14 month old but I did my best to keep Jonah on schedule as much as possible and it worked out great.I packed all of his favorite(s); his favorite blanket, baby foods, snacks, sippy cups and more. I wanted him to feel at home even when he wasn't. I also tried to keep him on his schedule (as much as possible). For example, he typically naps 2 times a day and while at the parks I would strap him into his stroller, recline his seat back, pull down his shade for privacy and keep him moving and before you knew it he was out like a light. The rest of the family went to shows and rides while he slept and I typically found a bench to park my pregnant butt on or an air conditioned shop to browse. It also helped that we stayed in a private home (5 bedroom, 5 bath home) and not at a hotel and we had the ability to use our kitchen, come and go when we pleased and just took it easy on days we wanted to.
Stella had a blast! The last time she was at Disney she was only 5 and this time I could tell that she loved it and enjoyed it so much more. She was taller this time and could ride all of the rides and I am positive it will be a trip that she will forever remember!
It was a extremely joyous occasion....not only did we celebrate dad's 70th Birthday but Thanksgiving too and it allowed us to remember what we cherish and what we are thankful for as well.
Here's to more trips to Disney and more fun family vacations! I have uploaded our Disney pictures below...