Monday, August 30, 2010

A really BIG Post here!

Ok, since I am falling further and further behind on blogging from this summer's vacation I decided to just throw it all into one big ole' Blog!! So sorry now, but this is picture heavy for sure!!

When we went to Orlando this summer we got to stay at the Gaylord Palms. It was so nice and we loved our view from our room of the interior of the hotel. The kids and I hung out at the Octopus pool during the day while Josh was at his conference. We also loved just walking around the hotel seeing the Alligator Pools and all the other vivid scenery at the Gaylord.
The view from our balcony.

Little Miss enjoyed looking out too!

Taking a scenic tour of the hotel during the day!
They had a wedding here while we were there.
Chompin' like the alligators behind them!

Cool boat inside the hotel!

The pool

One night we got to go the Animal Kingdom Lodge and eat at Saana, which was wonderful! Unfortunately for us, we were charging the battery camera and forgot to put it back in! The kids loved walking out to the Savannah and seeing all the cool animals hanging out there. We also enjoyed the authentic African food, very different but good!
We also headed out to Downtown Disney one night! We love it there! We ate at Wolfgang Puck's which is so yummy and then got to see all the DD attractions. Of course we always have to go the BIG Disney Toy store and the Lego store every time we go! This year Paxton was on a mission to find the store where you could build your own Light saber! So we found the store and Paxton and Daddy enjoyed putting together a really cool lights and sound light saber! We also found Goofy's our favorite treat place at DD! As you can see below, we all enjoyed our special desserts!

Two sweet Princesses!
Lego Man!

Lorelei enjoyed Lego building as well!

It's a race, who's Lego car is the fastest?

The Force is with you, buddy!
You know when I start taking pictures of the food that is must be looking good!
Paxton's M&M pretzel stick.
Lorelei's Nemo cookie.
Daddy's German Chocolate Cookie filled with icing!
Mama's Carrot Cake Cookie, mmmmm!

After leaving Orlando we went to Hilton Head but we made a fun stop on the way. We stopped at the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine which we had visited a few years ago. It was really HOT but it was neat to see all the different alligators again and to see the feedings. The highlight was when the kids got to hold a baby alligator, so cute! Paxton wanted to hold the python but this mama, said no way!

This was one crazy worker getting in there with those hungry alligators!

Maybe I should buy them one of their own? Never!

You can't really tell from this picture but there were tons of birds in this tree, it was really cool!

The kids even got to feed the alligators!

The alligators were ready for us!

There were some other animals at the Alligator Farm as well. This was a prettier one, but the spiders, oh man! They were huge and loose around the farm, just hanging there, ugh!

After St. Augustine we went to Hilton Head! We really enjoyed it there. So much to do or so little to do, whatever you choose. Tons of good places to eat and shop too! We enjoyed the Lighthouse, miniature golf, shopping, eating, riding bikes all over the island and lots of swimming everyday! Oh such a fun vacation, wish I was there again!

Here are my sleeping babies after a long day of traveling!

The view from our room at the Westin in Hilton Head
Harbor Town in Hilton Head. We ran into Paxton's kindergarten teacher from last year just walking around down here! He was very excited to see her!

From the top of the lighthouse.
We had so much fun playing miniature golf a couple of nights! We even came back home and went too!

Future golf Pro!
Not a future golf pro!

Lil' Surfer Dude!

Love this picture!
Paxton really enjoyed trying to surf, he even stood a couple of times.
Lorelei liked it too!
Lil' surfer girl!
Kids and sand!
Much cuter!

Love him!

Kind of blurry, but looks cool!
So if you think I posted way too many pictures, I am sure I did, but believe me this is way narrowed down from all the whole!