Sunday, December 5, 2010

When You Wish Upon a Star

The Laurienzo's were ready to take their first "real" family vacation this November. With Brian's crazy travel schedule this year, the car accident and other everyday life stressors, we decided to take a week off and have some fun! The kids took their very first plane ride to Florida. We spent five days in Orlando and then drove south to Sarasota to spend Thanksgiving with one of my best friends, Beth Wexler and her family.

Getting ready to leave MSP

Vinny was excited but not sure what to expect. We think he liked it.

As we were landing the plane made a sudden drop. Talia said in a very loud voice " Ohhh that was just a little bit scary".

This is Sam Wexler. He came and joined us for a day at the Magic Kingdom!

Talia took quite a liking to Sam. Hmmm.

Vinny enjoying the "Toy Story" ride.

See what I mean?

The teacup ride. As you can see, Mom is missing from the picture. I don't do spinning and for good reason. While the kids were on the ride, someone in another teacup lost their lunch.

While Dad and Vinny were on Space Mountain, Talia and Mommy took a ride on the Merry-Go-Round.

We did ride Dumbo but it was easier to take our picture in the stunt double.

We only took like 100 of these and we didn't even use it on the Christmas card.

My friend, Beth, with Talia in our hotel pool.

Vinny and Sam displaying their synchronized swimming talents.

Vinny loved the pirate ship pool. This hotel resort was awesome!

Stay tuned for hoola-hoop video. Sam is the "Master" Hoola-hooper, however, Vinny has his own style which I would describe as manic. It's a must see.

Talia loves anything "princess"

One of things Vinny wanted to see in Florida was the ocean. Once we got to Sarasota, we hit the beach.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

Ahhh. Taking a little snooze on Daddy. This Florida thing was great. Can't wait to do it again soon!


Vertin-Franklin Family said...

Looks like a great time had by all...I bet Brian has a great tan line from sleeping TT

CAMP MARAS est. 1993 said...

There is NOTHING better than kids playing in the ocean. Looks like a fun fun getaway!
Happy Holidays from Nebraksa!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Erin for adding music to my blog. Why didn't work when I did it? doh!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
My last name is also Laurienzo, Judy
I live in Montreal,Qc, Canada.
I was wondering if we are related?
My dad is from campobasso, Italy
His name was Salvatore Laurienzo.
Maybe your father is a cousin of my dads?
I know that he had some family that was in the States back in the 50"s that immigrated there!

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I was amused while looking at synchronized swimming of Talia and your fiend! Happy for the children to have had a nice weekends!