May 27, 2008

What a Weekend!

Can I tell you how much fun we had? On Friday morning, we headed down to Orlando for a four day stay at the Nickelodeon Hotel with my son and nephew in tow.

The boys didn't know ahead of time and I purposefully kept it that way. When we pulled into the parking lot, the car exploded into shouts and dramatic shouts of "my dream come trues." That was just at the parking lot. They had no idea what awaited them:


The hotel was great for a 5 and 6 year old. They met some friends:

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They swam:

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They goofed:

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They got along!

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They smiled:

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That was worth it right there. But, the Boy got picked for a poolside show and was ecstatic. He was on the Blue team for the game "When Life Hands You Lemons, You Make Lemonade" He was the "cup" and the team took "lemons" and squeezed them into the "cup." The first to the finish line won. Unfortunately, his team lost, but Below is what happens to the winners!

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Even though his team didn't win, the workers were so sweet to the kids.

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In fact, everyone at the hotel was sweet - out of their ever living minds - but sweet. The kids loved every second. The Boy exclaimed with arms outstretched, "I love this place!" and "I want to live at Nickelodeon." They were sad to go. The fun they had, the memories, it was worth every second.

On a side note: I got to catch up with three wonderful ladies. The Happy Family welcomed the Boy and I into their home. The kids all got along wonderfully, my son discovered lizards. Then I met Sticks and Bou came with her family. It was great. So much fun catching up with these people in person rather then on their blogs. I love putting faces to the blog voice!

Thank you VW for your hospitality. Thank for Sticks and Bou for showing up to meet the Boy!

It was a fabulous weekend and now, I need to get back to work! Hope yours was wonderful too.

Posted by Oddybobo at May 27, 2008 08:42 AM | TrackBack

Looks like Heaven... for kids! Great pictures! ;)

You were in my neck of the woods... and I was elsewhere. I think most people got out of town last weekend. :D

Posted by: pam at May 27, 2008 10:02 AM


So very glad you had a great time!!

; )

Posted by: Christina at May 27, 2008 10:12 AM

It was GREAT! I loved meeting you and having the 'boy' over. My boys want to know when everyone is coming back! hahaha...

Posted by: vw bug at May 27, 2008 12:02 PM

Forget the kids, I want to try out that slide!

Posted by: Ogre at May 27, 2008 02:05 PM

What an AWESOME trip!! Yay!! : )

Posted by: Richmond at May 27, 2008 03:06 PM

I enjoyed meeting you and "the boy". It was a wonderful time. Hurry back to Florida.

Posted by: sticks at May 27, 2008 03:51 PM

Your son... makes my heart smile. What a wonderful kid. A blog cannot do it justice as it doesn't have how he moves, the way he says things, just... the way he is. I laugh when I think of him.

And he's so daggum smoochy! It took all I had not to grab him up and kiss all over those cheeks and that neck of his! I think I controlled myself rather well! ;-)

That's my favorite age, btw. Sunday reminded me why.

BTW, I saw one of our big curly tailed lizards today and thought of the boy. I'm so sorry he didn't see one of those. They look like tiny dragons.

Posted by: Bou at May 27, 2008 06:34 PM

Awww, how sweet he looks!!! Sounds like all had a great time; makes the lowpoints in life sorta worth it sometimes, huh?

Posted by: Michele at May 28, 2008 01:57 PM

I'm glad you all had a good time. When you gonna take him to Florida and let the boy unleash his fishin' skills? Nickolodean needs a bass pond. I'm just sayin'. ;)

Posted by: RedNeck at May 28, 2008 07:35 PM

Holy crap...if I can get past all that spam above, I'd like to say those pictures show some very happy boys. What a treat for all of you.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at June 1, 2008 08:41 PM