Day one of our trip went WAY better than I had hoped. The kids traveled so well. The Little Man slept the entire plane ride and I could not have asked for anything more, especially when they served a turkey sandwich, KitKat, and Fritos for a snack. Thank you travel agency for your tip that "pretzels will be the snack". Your (lack of) thoroughness has been dually noted.
Hubby and Older Boy on the shuttle on our way to the airport:
The Little Man on the shuttle:
The flight was totally uneventful which was what I was praying for. I HATE flying. I've always had a fear, but this is the first time I've flown since September 11, and it weighed heavily on my mind.
When we got to Florida and the hotel, things didn't go quite like I had planned. Our room wasn't ready yet so we had to find something to do until it was. The boys have been talking about the LEGO Store for MONTHS, so I figured that was our best place to go. It's located in downtown Disney and the kids can play with Lego's before they buy what they want (my kids took FOREVER picking out just the right Lego's to buy...)
Boys in Lego heaven:
The Little Man whining that they "just didn't have the RIGHT Lego pieces to build with":
Older Boy in Lego Nirvana:
How did they build that?:
Dad and the boys building Lego racers (notice that Dad is holding my Food Allergy Information book. He's such a trooper):
After Lego land (and the $5 million dollars we left there), everyone was hungry so we attempted our first "eating out" with our food allergy child. We ended up at Rain Forest Cafe on the advice of our hotel. It was the cutest place with a great atmosphere for the kids.
(that smiley lady was not with us, but she must have known she was in our picture)
The Little Man, showing off Lego's and so excited to be eating at a restaurant:
We told the host that he had food allergies, so he made a note of it and told us to make sure we informed our server. Our super nice server came to take our drink order and when I mentioned food allergies she wouldn't let us order ANYTHING until we talked to the chef. The chef came out and we told him what the Little Man was allergic to and he gave us our options and told us that he would make sure that everything was kept separate. We ordered the Little Man's food first so they could get started on it. He ended up with 3 mini burgers and a banana. To you it may seem odd, but it's a typical meal for him so he LOVED it:
We ate there with no issues and they really took good care of us. I give them 2 food allergy thumbs up.
We then went back the hotel to check in and regroup and decided that we should go to Epcot that evening.
The first thing we did when we got there was to visit the "Character sighting" and let the boys get their pictures taken and autograph books signed:
Boys with Mickey:
Pluto having a "moment" with the Little Man:
With Minnie Mouse:
Chip and Dale:
The only "ride" we rode that night was the Nemo ride and the boys thought it was just great:
(notice the Little Man's face of awe)
Under the sea:
Oh no, a shark got 'em:
A great start to our Disney trip:
Overall it was an exhausting but wonderful first day! And there is much more to come....