WAHOO!!! The Slaughters had the BEST Spring Break! I can't wait to share all the goodness with you. First of all, that blog break was nice but it's so good to be back!
Last week was Spring Break around these parts and we took every advantage by Setting Sail on a Disney Cruise with the Shull Family. Shay and I booked this trip last summer so to say we were all ready would be the biggest understatement.
Our family left Saturday night (long story-but we used points and could fly into Tampa easier) and everyone was stoked...
These crazies were so excited but let me tell you they had NO clue how much fun they were about to have. Note to self: Never let kids have gum before pics. :)
We were ALL pumped!
We brought the party to the airport, for sure! #andthepotterybarnbackpacks
See what I mean?? :)
The pilot noticed our family getting on and was so sweet talking to the kids about the flight. Then on the speakers when the pilot was talking he mentioned our family and told us again to have a great vacation on board. So nice of him to do that!
Nix and I had big plans of watching The Good Dinosaur. That movie didn't disappoint!
We snagged our rental van, hit up the hotel, and were back on the road bright and early to SET SAIL!
Can you tell who they're waiting for here??
We met the Shulls at the airport and then boarded the Disney shuttle.
Our big group of 10! We were a bit hard to miss. Ha! #idontknowwhy
We checked in and waited patiently to board the ship.
The Six Crazies :)
WHOA!!! We're READY!!
But one last pic with Mickey before we leave dry land. :)
This was our cabin for the next four nights. It took Nixon all of three seconds to hop on the couch and show me his muscles for this picture. WHAT?! I was CRAZY impressed with our room. Tab and I slept on the queen bed, the couch became a twin bed, and two bunks pulled down off the wall. The three kiddos all slept there and it was plenty of room. The veranda was so nice as well!
Our view....not bad, huh?
We quickly got changed into suits, hit up the pool, and then headed for our safety drill. This is what happens when I try to get a selfie with ten people. hahahaha! #selfiefail
Let me just say how AMAZING the littles were on this trip!! Some days they got naps and some days they didn't, but they hung in there like big kids! They were fabulous!
After our drill, we all headed back to our rooms to get ready for dinner!
Notice those bands on the kiddos wrists...they're a GPS band. In case a child gets lost, Disney can find them ASAP. Also...when they were inside the kid's area (it was HUGE) they would tell us which area each kid was playing in based on these bands so we'd know where to pick them up.
Usually on a cruise, you have dinner in the formal dining room every night with the same wait staff. On a Disney cruise, you rotate dining rooms (which was WAY fun) and your wait staff rotates with you, which is even better. By night three, they were already bringing our kids extra food because they knew what they liked. They were the best!
The Shulls :)
Bowen got preoccupied mid-pic. ha!
Our dining room on night one was called Animator's Palate. The entire room was black and white including all the staff's clothing ensembles. Throughout the meal, pictures were being "drawn" on some walls and at the end of the meal the staff put on a big show. The entire room changed to full blown color! It was super cool and the kids loved it!
Headed to our first show on ship!
This picture makes me laugh. Did someone throw popcorn on Ashby? What is that? This was our area every night for the show. Night one we watched Twice Upon a Dream, a cute little story about Cinderella.
We woke up the next morning in the BAHAMAS!!
Come back tomorrow to read all about it. And...make sure you head over to Shay's blog where she's talking about our first night on the ship as well. See you tomorrow! XOXO