I cannot believe that I'm saying this, but...we're going to Disney World!
Early this fall, just in time for my birthday.
JR and I hemmed and hawed about spending the money (what with trying to afford another adoption and the state of the economy and all that) but the bottom line is this: we HAVE to go to Orlando.
My father's parents reside in an assisted living facility there, and we have real doubts as to how much longer my grandmother will be with us, and how much longer my grandfather (who has Alzheimer's) will recognize us. Therefore, a trip to Orlando must be made, and if we're going to make the trip, we might as well do it right!
Also, I have some guilt (a shocking thing in a mother, right?) about the opportunities for Grasshopper that we have turned down because we are saving for a sibling. I couldn't stand the idea of not giving him this treat solely because we want another child.
So, a journey to The Mouse it is.
We have made our reservations at a Disney Resort, contacted my godparents and JR's sister who also live in Orlando so that we can see them during our stay and are now mapping out our itinerary.
That's where all of you come in, Dear Internets!
Please give me your tips and tricks for navigating the Land of the Mouse and making this vacation as fun and memorable as possible for every member of our family. We are Disney novices (JR and I have been, of course, but it has been years and we never had a three year old to manage) and therefore can use all of the advice you have to offer.