Thursday, January 08, 2009

10 Things I Learned in Florida

1. Sleeping children make a 19 hour car ride much more enjoyable. Awake but happy children are also enjoyable. However, whining and crying young ones can make 10 minutes seem like an hour.

2. Florida is the condo. The condo is Florida. When we are driving around Naples we are not in Florida. "I'm right mom," says the 3 year old (just in case you don't believe me).
3. Sand castles are fun, but Sand Mermaids are better (thanks Aunt Leslie).

4. New Years Eve is much more fun when you have good friends to share it with. Especially when husbands clean up the kitchen, take the kids down to the pool for ice cream and let the moms and sisters sit at the table and talk! Fireworks you can see from the condo are also a plus.

5. Parks are just as fun in Florida as they are in Illinois.

6. You can make snow angels in the sand. Snow men, however, are a little harder.

7. It is possible (with only 3 kids) to make over 10 trips to the pool bathroom in one hour. Sad, but true. 8. Even trains need naps in Florida. 9. It is much easier to brave the waves and reach the sand bar when you have a friend beside you. 10. Even though there is no place like home, no one likes to leave Florida.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

This is great! LOVED your 10 Flordia facts.

Glad you had fun!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Great pics! I'm glad you had a great time!

Amber said...

how fun - it goes too fast, doesn't it!!

Jessica said...

Looks like a blast! Glad you got to hang out with the Kaufmanns too :)

leisle deisle said...

awww...i want to go back! great post mego.

Brooke said...

What a cute post! I look kind of like Mya when I have to come home from vacation too. :)

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Oh Megan this was so cute!!

Taylor said...

Thanks for posting! I don't know which one I like more .... all the kiddos packed in the car or Mya's frown, ha, ha!! Made my day!

MarknBarb said...

Megs,

That was too real and too cute. Thanks for making our day:)

kasey said...

Thanks for all the pictures. They were too cute. Looked like fun!

Angela Fehr said...

I'm packing my bags! Vacationing is so much fun seen through kids' eyes - despite the alternating horror/endurance of long road trips!

Holli said...

looks like a FUN trip! Happy New Year!

Abby said...

That's a riot- and oh, so familiar. When we're there though, Florida is the beach. At the pool is the pool, but then they want to go out to Florida (the beach).
And I said the same thing last year...I never realized just how many times the kids went to the bathroom during the day until I had to take them inside!
So glad you had so much fun- looks like a ball!