Monday, February 16, 2009

Florida, Part one!

Dec. 31st - Jan. 3rd, 2009
This year on New Years Eve, we decided to party by packing up our suitcases, and flying to Florida! Well, we mighta made the decision a bit earlier than that, but we did do quite a bit of last-minute packing for our trip on New Years eve... : (

So we headed out to San Jose airport at 0-dark-thirty, and flew to Ft. Lauderdale, met up with Shelly's sister and family, rented a minivan and drove for a few more hours to Orlando (don't ask why we didn't just fly straight to Orlando, it's a long story!) But the place we stayed at was great, and we had a nice cozy bed to crash in for our week in Florida.
The T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney

Boyd loved the lights, and the food wasn't too bad either!

Our next day was mostly spent stocking the home, napping, swimming in the house pool (a first for our little guy!), and a very cool dinner at the Disneyworld version of Downtown Disney. We ate at the TRex Restaurant, and Boyd was absolutely loving all the animated dinos and lights!Boyd hanging out with family in the house pool

He wasn't quite sure he liked it yet... : /

Saturday was an amazing day, we went to Discovery Cove, a nature water park and animal reserve. There were huge salt-water pools that had amazing reefs that you could snorkel around and through, whilst surrounded by ginormous sting rays... : ) Shelly's favorite thing was the river that wound through the entire park, where you could just lay back on floats and watch the beautiful tropical landscape pass by, and spot all the amazing birds that were all around the park. Very fun day, and we highly recommend anyone visiting Orlando to check it out!
Our group at Discovery Cove

Boyd bonding with Aunt Shawnda

Boyd cuddling with Mommy, and loving it!

Los Velez y el delfĂ­n

This place was crazy full of birds, I took almost 200 pictures there! This one was in the aviary where all kinds of birds would swoop down to you and feed.

14 comments:

Crazy Black family said...

Yay! Looks like you guys had fun. :D

Jennifer said...

Love the picture of Shelly and Boyd! I didn't know you guys went to Florida!!! How fun.

Tiffany J said...

What a fun trip! Boyd is ADORABLE! I love his big beautiful eyes! How are you all doing? I haven't talked to you guys since your shower!!!! I'm glad you have a blog so we can keep in touch! I'm adding you to my list ha ha

Dustin and Melissa said...

What a wonderful trip! Looks like Boyd is a great little traveler! Miss you! Love your butts and your guts, D & M

Summer said...

Boyd is so dang cute!
Your Orlando pics make me so excited to go there! We ended up booking a house w/ gemstone, so thanks again for the tip.

Chiemi said...

Oh my gosh, that picture of you and Boyd is BEYOND precious! So cute! I love seeing all the pictures to go with the stories I've heard about your trip!

RuSty and LaLa said...

Fun times! What a qutie. I love water babies. I can't wait to put Hanalei in the ocean!

Tiffany J said...

Hey Shelly...Have Q contact Dave and Sue Dwelley. Their son Scott was looking into becoming an EMT (?) ha ha He was thinking of joining the military to do it but if there's a chance he can do it without it that would be GREAT!! ha ha Sorry for the non-related post comment...you can email me at tiffanynsteve at hotmail dot com and I can get you Scott's email! Thanks!

Kirsten said...

Hey Shelly & Q!! Oh my gosh little Boyd is sooo cute. He looks like a perfect mix of you two. How are you guys?? Hope all is well!

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Ashley Webb said...

wow - how fun!! that post totally gave me cabin fever - i want to go to florida! and i can't believe how adorable boyd is. you guys are a darling family.

Heather said...

shelly oh my gosh he is adorable!!!! i am so happy for you guys!!! i can't belive how big he is already!!! they grow so fast huh!!!

Willie said...

t know you guys had so many pics on the site! Way to go. Little Boyd looks like a manchild, and you all look like you are doing great. Can't wait to whoop up on y'all again on Mario Karts. Who wants some?

Malpractice said...

OK, you guys need to get on the stick and post some new stuff. Boyd doesn't look like he did on your trip to Florida, I'm guessing, so I have no idea what the critter looks like. The Dave and Jen Wilcox family demand new stuff!
-Dave