We were about the fourth people on the plane - its amazing how much the Make A Wish button gets for you! People are a lot less irritated with you as a general rule. We co-opted the front of the plane. I sat on one side with Grandpa and The Boy. Grandma and Mum had Little Bear and The Baby. The plane ride itself was fairly uneventful, and the children behaved approximately as expected. The Boy slept for some, looked out the window for some, colored in a book and played a little bit of iPhone. Little Bear threw a couple of minor tantrums, mostly stay-in-your-seat related. The Baby was, well, a baby. In short, perfectly appropriate and mostly non-annoying behavior from my children.
We picked up a Grand Caravan from the car rental place, which was much easier to load than our car. No worries. Two toddler seats, four adults, and a baby with luggage. Daddy is good at packing. The only drama was caused because Little Bear didn't have a nap, so he was fully cooked by about 6. He slept in the car on the way to the resort. The resort itself was about forty minutes from the airport. It's beautiful, with lots of seasonal lights. (Best part of the trip? Two Mexican dudes in a t-top convertible, top down, both holding a Christmas tree on the roof that also had two pieces of twine "holding" it to the car. Hilarious!) The Boy got a Mickey doll when we checked in, and the first thing we did was order dinner and pizza brought to us, and Grandpa, The Boy, and I went to check out the ice cream parlor.
The villa itself is beautiful. It's got two bedrooms, which basically means that grandparents get one, and we sleep four to a bed in the king size bed. No worries about that. Little Bear gets his own rollout bed. Jacuzzi tub in one bathroom. Nice kitchenette, nice little driveway in which to park.
We stayed up too late, but we are all excited. Can't wait to meet Mickey tomorrow! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad