Monday, June 14, 2010

Disney World 2010

One of the great thing about Bryan's job is that he occasionally gets to travel to some really nice places.  This year we decided to incorporate our first family vacation out of a conference Bryan was attending in Orlando.  I have to admit I was a little nervous about flying with a 2 year old, but we lucked out and got a direct flight on JetBlue.  I definitely recommend them for anyone traveling with kids or husbands with short attention spans.  We all survived the flight and make it to our hotel right in the heart of Disney World.  Our second challenge would be making it around the parks without losing our little one who doesn't like to hold your hand for more than a few seconds and thinks it is quite funny to run from his parents.  I even resorted to buying a wrist leash, I know, I know, I can hear my sister now saying how awful those things are, but at Disney we needed some back up.  We started day 1 at Magic Kingdom, then Ethan at I visited Typhoon Lagoon and Hollywood Studios on day 2.  Day 3 was a relaxing day back at Typhoon Lagoon followed up by a return trip to Magic Kingdom on day 4.  Ethan really enjoyed meeting Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen and Mater.  Ethan and Bryan rode in the race cars which was great until they had to get out of the car.  Of all the rides I think he enjoyed riding the escalators at the Contemporary Resort before our dinner with Mickey.

Day 4 at Magic Kingdom...and we still look pretty happy

First Ride of the park...The Tea Cups

Meeting Buzz Lightyear

Dinner with Mickey...more interested in food than Mickey here

Ethan wasn't too happy about meeting Pluto

Driving race cars with daddy

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ethan turns 2

Yes, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was writing about his first birthday. This year we were so lucky to have great friends, great weather and no melt downs. The kids and dads had fun getting in the pool and thanks to little Elliot, Ethan now knows how to jump in the pool.

Ethan picked out a Toy Story theme this year, it was a tough choice between that and Cars.  I'm not sure where he learned to blow out candles, but he did a great job.
Later, after a good nap we took his new bike out for a spin around the neighborhood...I think it was a hit.