Caden and Tenley have been so excited to go to Florida! Caden has done nothing but talk about going on a plane and Tenley really wants to go to the zoo and see Giraffes. The love this girl harbors for Giraffes is equal to my Panda love! She wants to bring her giraffe (used to be wubbanub) to show the giraffes. We’ll see!
We left Friday afternoon for Naples! There is always so much stuff with our bags, kids’ bags and carseats! I will be so happy the first trip we get to make without lugging around the kids carseats! Caden and Tenley are pretty much pros when traveling now and tend me really good listeners when we are out and around large crowds. They hung close and kept their own backpacks and just looked out the windows for planes. On the plane they watched a movie
the entire time and were perfect for maybe 15 minutes before they were done. They went through every single toy and snack we brought! haha! The new headphones were only cool for a hot second.
Saturday we got up early and go to the children’s museum right before it opened. They really enjoyed the shopping, like they did last year, but we actually spent the majority of our time outside at a water table getting soaking wet! There was also a turfed open play yard where they were rolling balls, playing with hula hoops and running around. They went from having fun to breaking down and crying! We actually took them into Chick-Fil-A crying for lunch knowing they needed to eat before they crashed for their nap!
Sunday we headed to the beach early to get there before the sun was up and hot. We headed to the same beach we’ve always gone to and hung out in the shade of a large hotel. The kids had so much fun! As long as they were holding someone’s hand they were in the water, but otherwise were perfectly content collecting shells land playing in the sand. I think we were there for about an hour before both decided they were hungry and wanted to go home. That afternoon after nap, they put their swimsuits back on and they played in a sprinkler and in the pool for hours!! Such water babies!
Monday we got up and headed to the zoo! It was a HOT day. The kids were so hot and tired! It was miserable! We tried to make the best of it with cold drinks and staying in the shade, watching shows and trying not to move too much! We walked around and saw all the animals, as well as fed the giraffes! That was definitely the highlight for me and Tenley! They had such fun feeding them and Tenley already said she can’t wait to do that next year! We did the monkey cruise around the islands, which was a lot of fun! The kids were starting to get really tired after the cruise, so we headed to an animal show and they left for the day! After the zoo we went out for lunch and ice cream!
We had to leave bright and early Tuesday morning to catch our flight! I am not sure why I keep booking really early flights out of Ft. Lauderdale!