Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Day at Disney

After the rain decided to ruin our camping trip and soak all of our stuff, we decided a day at Disney world was just what we needed to finish off our time in FL. So, off we went :)

While we didn't take many pictures because, quite frankly, it's too hard to think about documenting while you're just trying to not lose anyone, we did have a great time and are so thankful for our day together. 

some time at the Magic Kingdom

4D fun

Playing at EPCOT. Our favorite of the Disney parks :)

Nemo and Friends - who doesn't love fish?

Waiting for fireworks!

Overall I can't believe we survived an entire day- from open to close- at Disney. But we had such a great time and the kids did really well. Granted our time ended with Chris running a red light and us being hit by a car, and that's really not much fun, but other than that, it was a great day!

Great Grands

While we were camping at Ft. Wilderness, it was the first time in a long that time that we had all the great grandchildren together. So, it seemed like a good idea to get a picture of them together. Really we should have thought about this a little more because it's much harder than you would think to get 10 kids to cooperate when it's the middle of the day and hot and raining off and on. But, we did the best we could! Here are some of the better ones :)

 After more crying started, the Mama's and Grannie took to handing out money to make people happy. it didn't really work but was hilarious to watch babies who don't know anything about the value of money try to process why they were given some :)  The big kids were much more excited by it!

 The Wilson Grandkids

Overall a pretty great group of kids!  We're so glad to be related to all of them :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Camping at Ft. Wilderness

When we left the beach. We headed to Disney's Ft. Wilderness. But before we could go there, Chris had to get to FL. So, he jumped on a train in Columbia and headed south :)  

Once he got off the train in Lakeland, we headed to Gran and Pop's for lunch and then off to Orlando to check in at the happiest place on earth :)

The kids were much happier once there were golf carts to play on!

Gran, and the moms decided that our campsite needed to be cleaned up and put the kids to work picking up pine cones :)  Some of them were really into it!

Others, not so much......

Once the pine cones were cleared we could put a rug out for the littles to roll around on!

and Cadence and Kagan kept on cleaning up.....

The next day we got in some quality pool time. 

Our shrimp boil for dinner was delicious!  To everyone except Christa ;) and if you have that many people to feed, you should definitely figure out a way to cook it all in one pot!  Much less clean up that way. 

The flies really enjoyed it too. They were really disgusting but definitely picture worthy!

and what would camping at Ft. Wilderness be without going to the sing along/movie time!  We took up alot of space because there is alot of us. and we only lost one kid!  That's not so bad when you're talking about10 kids 9 of them 5 and under :)

Pictures with Chip and Dale
Tink figured out the Disney secret when she stuck her hand up in their neck :)  It was hilarious and definitely startled that poor chipmunk!

Yellow Gigi knew that we all needed a S'more so she manned the s'more making station. All those years of being a girl scout leader have really paid off now that she has grandchildren :)

and for the record, Caleb loves marshmallows. This is more than a little surprising to us considering they're squishy. But they're also full of sugar and calories so we don't mind that he likes them!

We are so glad for our family time at Ft. Wilderness. It was loads of fun. Even with the rain (that got no picture time), and the flooded tents, and the car acccident, and the car that will be replaced because you can never get that kind of funk smell out. We still had a great time. I mean, how could you not at the happiest place on earth?!?!