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Orlando Hotel / Pool Day

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Swimsuit & Cover up: Old Navy  last season // Lucas – Swim Truncks & Rash Guard: Carters last season// James – Swim Trunks: Ralph Lauren

Happy Friday! I hope you all have wonderful weekend plans. We are going to have a bit more of a relaxing weekend. I am going to do some at home pampering and just relax. Lucas turns 18 months old on Sunday, I can’t believe how big he is getting, so I am trying to decide if we will celebrate with cookies or ice cream.

We are reminiscing about our trip to Orlando a few weeks ago. I am sharing pictures from our last day there. We just relaxed at the hotel, which we stayed at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes. This was our first time staying at a JW Marriott and the hotel was amazing. There are so many restaurants on site and it connected to the Ritz Carlton which really doubled the size of the hotel, including the food and dining options. The hotel offers free shuttles to the Disney parks, which is very convenient. The last day we ate at the buffet breakfast in the hotel and it was sooo good. We always love ordering custom omelette’s and my diet went out the door that day. I had the works of bacon, ham & cheese. My husband sticked to his diet and ordered an egg white and spinach omelette. We ordered Lucas mickey mouse shaped pancakes, from the suggestion of our waiter, and a cheese omelette, he loved both so much. He never eats my pancakes, but he loved theirs (of course…). The buffet also had an array of eggs, hash browns, croissants, etc… We battled the stomach bug at the beginning of the trip and we were finally feeling better by the end, so we went all out.

The hotel has a lazy river, which to tell you the truth was one of the main draws to stay at the hotel. It was a lot of fun, we went on the river several times. We got Lucas a baby raft but he just wanted to stay on my lap whenever we went on the lazy river. We also spent a lot of time just playing in the pool, Lucas loved the water and it was just a nice relaxing day. The best part about Orlando is everything is so kid friendly so all the hotels are really kid friendly. Our hotel offered a kid activities center, a playground and really shallow pools so I felt Lucas was always safe when he played in the water, but of course I was always by his side. I can’t wait to go back to Orlando when he is a bit older, maybe again around 3 or 4.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! If you didn’t get a chance to watch our travel diary to Orlando, watch it below, it recaps our entire trip. Xoxo.

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  • Lauren
    April 18, 2016

    Oh my gosh I am so enjoying seeing your pics from Disney! How was the shuttle from the hotel? Were there time constraints?


    • Nicolette
      April 18, 2016

      Hey Lauren they were a bit far apart in the morning every hour then a slight break then picked up in the evening. Hope that helps!

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