My business is ticking over nicely, infact it is downright busy at the moment and at times I find it overwhelming and am very aware of the things that are now not getting done because my time is being used elsewhere. But overall I can’t complain and I have been very lucky starting up a business on facebook and getting lots of orders for Christmas.
So we hired the ‘Jungle Bus’ which is a bus totally fitted out with soft play equipment and slides etc. It has a marquee attached with a bouncy castle in and everything is provided (except for the cake!) so having done a totally diy party last it was a real treat turning up with my kids and a cake and letting someone else do the rest.
Miley and Grayson both LOVED it and we all had such a lovely day.
Miley is very torn about growing up, she sometimes says she wants to get bigger so that she can go on bigger rides, but she also gets upset as if she is growing up bigger it means she will have to leave me and her Dad and her brother. I tried to assure her that she wouldn’t be going anywhere for quite some time!
The longest queue took almost an hour (which is way longer than I will wait in florida) but it was to have a drive in a police car which was so much fun. The policeman drove the car SO fast and Miley was super brave and sat in the front seat with the policeman and he asked her if she scared easily and she just shook her head and smiled at him and then she laughed all the way around. And it really WAS FAST! The bends were crazy. Grayson also loved it and cried when we said we couldn’t go back on! Lol. I have two mini thrill-seekers!
Grayson went on everything he was tall enough for and they were both so well behaved.
We are planning another trip back in March as a warm up for Florida and hopefully by then Grayson will have grown a bit and be able to go on a few more things too as he was at that awkward stage where some ride attendants said yes and let him on and others said no and wouldn’t let him ride. I’m sure there will be other parents reading this who understand what an impact that inconsistency can make to your day out. So next time shouldn’t have those problems as both kiddos are growing constantly!
My main worry now is the flight. I know I said this before but is it immoral to sedate my 2 year old?! Joking! Kind of.
****can you see they switched pyjama tops in the photos below! Apparently Miley loves Mickey and Grayson is all about Minnie.****
I am VERY excited to say we have booked with Car on the Drive! Yay! I have to say for anyone considering them they are very responsive and have been so helpful, the price is good and I really think that the whole service will make our journey so much more straightforward. I cannot wait to walk out of baggage claim and be collected by someone who will drive us to our villa and then actually SHOW us how to use our hire car. Very excited. We have a full size SUV which my husband insisted on!
I have also booked some ADR’s for the first time EVER! We aren’t staying onsite, but I did want some character meals to try and cut down on the time we spend queuing for autographs. I had no problem at all booking our ADR’s and I have actually ended up booking more than I had originally planned to. Ooops! But some of these places were just too hard to resist! Hopefully Simon won’t look at the bill when we pay!
Crystal palace breakfast
Beaches and Cream was also a late addition, but both my kids (and husband) love burgers and my kids (and me) love ice-cream, so I have high hopes. I also really am looking forward to getting a look at the resorts around this area as they just look so pretty!
On past trips we have always driven and then parked and last time we stayed in a hotel the night before. But we’re not sure our kids would sleep in a hotel room and also the drive home from the airport is always exhausting. So we decided to splash out and get a car service to and from the airport. The extra cost seemed worth it to us. We are looking forward to not having to drive there with me giving directions and Simon driving and us (potentially) getting tense with each other etc etc. And on the way back I’m looking forward to not having to force myself to stay awake because simon is driving and he is also having to force himself to stay awake. And I am REALLY looking forward to just walking out of arrivals and getting in a car. Simples. Or that’s the hope.
Simon and I normally do a lot of shopping when in Florida, but again we are aware that shopping with two kids in tow is not the best idea. So whilst we will still go shopping on a few days, it definitely won’t be as much as we would want. So we are going to try and do some online shopping in the weeks leading up to the holiday. This also means I can buy the kids some presents without needing to hide them
– Graysons passport
– Travel Insurance