Saturday, August 3, 2013

Disney Cruise

Wow, it's really been forever. I know I'm going to be so mad at myself in future years when I'm looking back and I realize I missed about seven months of our life in Florida. Why do I let my blog go for so long? I swear Instagram has ruined me.
Anyway, since moving to Florida, Tyler and I have talked about going on a Disney Cruise and a few months ago, Tyler found a great deal for Florida residents for a five night cruise so we committed. We went in March and we're so happy we did. We had such an amazing time! I always wonder if cruising is the best way to go because Tyler and I both prefer to go somewhere, stay a while and get to know the local stuff, culture, etc. But I'll tell you what, with kids, and as a mom, a cruise is the easiest way to go. so many things to do, always snacks for the kids to eat and someone else planning entertainment for your kids. Not too shabby.
We got on the ship and couldn't wait to get the party started Even baby came along and was so pumped about was  about to happen.

That night we just checked out the ship, played at the kids club, ate some food (we did that A LOT) and watched a movie on deck.

The next day was our six year anniversary (YAY for us!) and St. Patty's day. We swam our day away and then dropped the kids off at the kids clubs that night so Tyler and I could have a couple hours to ourselves for a nice dinner. It was so fantastic. I really really love this man.

After dinner, we picked up the kids and took them to a show. I wondered how the kids would do watching a play but they adored it.
The next day we  went to Cozumel. We were excited that it was one of our stops because we got to see a couple of friends, stop by Del Sol and since Tyler lived there for so long, he knew where to find the good beaches.
Seriously though, can you believe how clear this water is or can you even tell? Either way, it was so clear.
We spent the entire day burying each other, digging holes and playing in the water. It was so fantastic.
 That night, it was Pirate night on the ship.
Is there anything cuter than these two in pirate clothes? Seriously though, I can't get enough.
They did a pirate themed dinner and we saw Captain Hook and Captain Jack Sparrow. We were also able to stand in line for 45 minutes (so fun right?) to meet Peter Pan, which the kids were so pumped about that it sort of made the long wait time worth it.
We decided to go to see Toy Story the muscial that night. Disney really puts on the best shows. We loved it!
Tuesday was a sea day and we had planned on laying by the pool all day but nature had other plans and it rained all day. It was great though, we were able to relax, spent time eating way more food than we should have, went to see Oz the Great and Powerful took long naps and then that night, saw a few characters. Owen only wanted to see Cinderella so he could ask her if she brought Gus Gus and the other mice with her. When he found out she hadn't, he was out of there. Collette on the other hand, was in love.

And then that night, we went to see another Disney show that was amazing until Collette choked on popcorn and threw up everywhere. Awesome when stuff like that happens huh?
The next day was by far my favorite day. We spent it at the disney private island, biking, meeting characters, snorkeling, trying to catch fish, and playing on water slides.

That was our last night on the ship and since we played so hard during the day, we just packed and took it easy.
We wish we could have stayed for another week but alas, all vacations have to come to an end...
Goodbye Disney Ship!