Monday, March 17, 2008

First day in Florida

Well, since we didn't get in until late last night, we slept in a bit this morning. (As much as one can sleep in with two boys under 4 who wake when they see the sun) We had breakfast here at our hotel and then headed out. We decided to take it easy today. We went to Downtown Disney and walked around a bit. Luke LOVED the Lego Store and Ben didn't really love anything except the ginormous lollipop we got him to bribe him into the stroller. :-) We had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe which everyone enjoyed and then we just shopped a little more before heading back to the hotel.

This is where the highlight of Luke's trip comes see, our son just LOVES hotels. He doesn't care a thing about the rest of the trip, just the hotel. The entire way down here that was all he asked about and since we have been here he doesn't want to go ANYWHERE else. We tried explaining Disney to him and he could care less, the hotel has a big cozy bed, a pool, and a tv and he is content! I guess we could learn a little from him. So Howard took the boys swimming (yes for my friends in Pennsylvania, swimming, in an outdoor pool in March!) I cannot swim yet as my incision is still healing so I got to relax for a few minutes in the room before going down to watch their swimming tricks.

Then we went to dinner at the IHOP outside of our hotel and came back. Now the boys are both asleep and we are relaxing with some wine! I would say it has been a good day! I am missing Isaac and Asher just as much, but somehow the sunshine makes it a little easier to cope, I know they would have enjoyed the day as well.

Tomorrow we are planning on heading out to Animal Kingdom. It is a smaller (smaller than the Magic Kingdom anyhow) park and the boys just love animals so we can't wait! Luke just wants to swim! So, we will see how that goes. :-) We are such mean parents!

Well, I am off to relax with my husband! Thank you all for your continued prayer!

Also, as for the prayer requests from before:

Please continue to pray for Joshua's family as they begin healing. The world can seem so cruel when your children head to Heaven before you do. Pray that they too get the time to grieve and spend time with their daughter who is also having a tough time of things.


Eva was born this morning at 8:47. Her mom asks that we pray for her health and especially for her breathing. Please pray that they are able to show her all the love they have for as long as God allows.


Anonymous said...

glad you are having a good time so far. enjoy yourself!!!!


The Pittsburgh Hites said...

Not sure if you got my email or not the other day, just wanted to tell you that we are so glad that you all are relaxing in the sun!!
Mag's is wishing she was there in the pool as well!!
All our love!
-Ging, Greg and Maggie too

Laurie in Ca. said...

It is so good to hear that you are relaxing and that Luke loves the hotel room so much:) Aren't kids a crack-up? I am so glad the sun is shining for you. Oh and Hubby and some wine, now that is good!! This is so good for all of you to get away for a bit. Praying for you to have the most wonderful time.

Love you, Laurie in Ca.

Chrissy said...

have a safe, fun and blessed trip! and thank you!

Jenny said...

I am so glad that you're getting to spend some time with Howard!

Sounds like you all had a great day.

Makes me wish I was on vacation somewhere warm and sunny :)

Anonymous said...

you sound like you are having a great vacation! i'm so happy you guys are enjoying yourselves- you deserve it!

MamaBear said...

I hope you guys have a WONDERFUL trip ... we just left Orlando yesterday after 10 glorious days there. I'll bet we just missed crossing paths at the Lego store. Nearly couldn't pull my kids out of that place, it was so much fun. Would have loved to have met you and your sweet family and given you a big hug. Still praying for you guys as your hearts heal.

Melissa Dovel said...

Can I email you? I want to share something with you that I feel the Lord gave me. If so leave your email addy in my comments I wont publish the post.

Prayers and Love

Anonymous said...

I'm stumbled on your website and have been completely blessed. I'm the mother of 5 adopted special needs children and have lost 2 infants and numerous miscarriages. (years ago) My heart grieves for you and your losses.

All this time later and the pain is just as real. I have no words of wisdom, words that may comfort. Just to say ... I'm sorry for your loss.

Enjoy Florida! Beth (from Tampa)