And eat bananas on the porch.
Well, actually, we didn't really know what to do with ourselves. I did think we would need some down time after travelling and a whole day at Disney. I did think the baby could use a good nap. I didn't think we would survive a whole day in a condo. (Insert the whole I-was-gonna-plan-from-my-phone-thing).
Then, to top it all off, we took them back to the condo to play with on the balcony. It was amazing to see them jump from the 4th floor balcony and land on a bush! I just expected them to run down the wall.
|Jacob decided to use this wildflower for his head.|
It makes me think of the trees in The Lorax.
Caroline decided this was the moment of her life that yes, yes she could swim ALL BY HERSELF. (no, she can't). But, YES SHE (thinks) CAN! So, that was challenging. I'm pretty sure right after these pics, she took a dive off the steps when I turned my head to see what the others were up to.
So, the very big very shallow baby pool became my favorite spot. Elizabeth decided fancy pool do's are the wave of the future. Get it? Wave? Ha, ha ...ha. ha. (Personally, I think it looks like something Queen Amidala would wear).
The very interesting and lots of fun part about hanging out at the pool was the opportunity to meet people from other countries. Who knew? Most of them were here on holiday from Scotland. Staying for several weeks and visiting all the parks. I guess Orlando is a big hot spot because of all the attractions, the weather is great (well, at least compared to Scotland this time of year), and they think that everyone is just so friendly! There were some other kids that the language barrier made it impossible to know where they were from. I think it is pretty cool to be sitting at the pool surrounded by people from all over the world!
Pretty much the next two days looked like that. The unfortunate thing was that it rained. Every day. As Patrick said, "I thought Florida is called the Sunshine State! They should rename it the Rainy State!"
It didn't rain ALL the time. However, when it rained--it poured. Where you thought no puddle could exist, you were soaked to the ankles.
On Wednesday, we decided to venture out to the zoo. I mean, I wanted my kids to have a great time in Orlando, even if dad had to work. Sure, sure the forecast said rain. All the indoor venues we checked out seemed to be closed on Wednesday (whats up with that?). The zoo gave discounts for members at other zoos. Good all around!
Peter finally got sorted out and we started down this beautiful path on the back side of the zoo.
A couple more photos, in case you haven't had enough...
|On the left: In 2009, Elizabeth, just turned two. On the right: Elizabeth, 7, and Carrie, 20 months.|
That pretty much sums up our three days while dad was working. In a billion zillion words or more. And only half as many pictures. But, sure, you want to see more, don't you?