Snow, be gone with you!
When we woke up to leave for Florida, snow was covering the ground. We smiled with joy and Oliver kicked the snow as if to say "see ya later, suckas", we jumped in the car and headed off for our vacation destination, the Sunshine State!
We are finally on the airplane and ready for take off.
Kellan has no fear of flying. Who would at this age? It's all good sitting on Dad's lap.
Attention, this is your Captain not Speaking.
For the first time in a very long time, Oliver slept on the airplane. He even denied watching a movie, which he was very excited to do. He said "No, I'm tired", closed his eyes and went to sleep.
As siblings typically do, these two didn't nap at the same time. Oliver was enjoying some Incredibles on the DVD player and Kellan was enjoying a nap compliments of Dad's biceps.
We arrived at the airport early, got all of our baggage and headed off to the rental car, only to WAIT and WAIT!! Hertz had over booked their cars and people had been waiting for hours. We had our travel agent on the phone but there wasn't much any of us could do about it. Just as the travel agent had come up with alternative plans our car came through. Meanwhile, Oliver and Kellan continued to be amazing troopers. Oliver pulled out his new Spider Man coloring book and colored me a great photo.
Kellan was comfortable sitting on Mom's lap playing with a few of his toys. For documentation sake, he had a MAJOR blow-out diaper right after we got settled in at Hertz. Keith was in line for the car so I thought I would quickly change him in the middle of the chaos. I knew it smelled bad, but I had NO idea that it was WAY up his back. It's good that I changed him, but it was a disaster area. As soon as Keith got back I rushed off to wash my hands. It was disgusting!! Yes Kellan, your bare bum was exposed at Hertz, but do you have any idea what trauma your poor Mother suffered? Ugh! His t-shirt went from "Small Fy" to "Hunka Burnin' Love" Appropriate, right?
We had ordered a full-size car but they only had mid-size. We (literally) crammed ourselves and all of our stuff in the car and headed out. Kellan cried for the next hour. He had hit his ending point and couldn't see out the window, due to the style of car. We think he may get car sick or claustrophobic because he does best when he can see out the window. Eventually both boys fell asleep and we soon arrived at our destination in Longboat Key, Florida.
The resort is beautiful. To the West are the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. To the East are 400 acres of golfing and tennis. Our room is PERFECT! Our balcony and patio (yes, we have both) face East to the golf, lagoon and shady palm trees. We are only a few steps from the beach. We couldn't be happier.
I like to take photos of our rooms and I know to do it before we get moved in. Kellan is right in the center of the main room.
We have a little kitchenette, which has been perfect for breakfast and lunch. We tend to dine out in the evenings to enjoy some local cuisine. There is also a washer/dryer in the kitchen closet. To the right of the TV is a bathroom with two huge closets.
It's been a long day of travel so we are hitting the hay. We can't wait to spend the next day at the beach.