We left early on Sunday morning and few from Tulsa to Newark and Newark to Orlando. Florida is not an easy or inexpensive place to get to from Tulsa, but it wasn't bad. We even had inflight TV so Cole loved watching "Planes" and "Monsters Inc.".
We flew to Orlando because we wanted to do a day in Disney World, and my parents and Stacy drove from Naples to meet us there. We stayed two nights at a place called Floridays. It was only $150 a night and had 2 bedrooms. So it was much more affordable for all of us than a Disney hotel, especially since we were only going to be there for a short time. We just went to eat and hung out in the hotel room for a few hours until everyone got there, and we went to bed to get ready for the big day at Disney on Monday.
When we have traveled thus far with the toddler Cole, we've used this blow up bed that has been perfect. We brought it again for this trip, but soon realized it had a small hole in it and we didn't bring the patch kit. Ugh! So we made it 2 years and 8 months before we let Cole sleep in bed with us! Luckily, we had a king and it wasn't too bad because we were so tired both nights, we all just passed out. Cole did like sleeping right next to one of us, and it's kind of cute seeing that little man sleeping, snoring, and cuddling. :)
On Monday morning, we got up and dressed, grabbed breakfast at Panera, and made our way to the Magic Kingdom. We parked (for $15), took the tram, bought tickets, and took the monorail to the entrance. It took awhile, but patience is the name of the game at Disney! Cole got a special pin saying it was his first time to Disney.
We ended up staying at the park for almost 12 hours! We didn't realize how many rides Cole would be able to do, and how much fun we would have. It'd been a long time since most of us had been to Disney. On our way out we caught a few bits of the light parade, but also got to see the castle from the front side with all the lights on. It was beautiful...as Cole would say. :)