Nerf Fun With The Hayes Boys – HayesPlays

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It all started began with a visit to Grandma Jean and Papa Don’s house in Wisconsin where the boys were introduced to their first Nerf guns.  From that moment on they were hooked!  Fast forward a couple years and we have a bin in the toy room of at least a dozen different Nerf guns of all shapes and sizes… Read more »

Epcot, Spies, & Ice Cream Cake – Sawyer’s Sixth Birthday

What an amazing way to kick of 2018 with a Sawyer Birthday Fest!  We started celebrating his birthday over the Martin Luther King weekend with a stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort and followed it up with a quick weekend getaway to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.  As if that weren’t enough we had finally arrived at his official sixth birthday…. Read more »

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort Weekend

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Friday, January 19th, 2018 – Travel to Disney’s Vero Beach Resort We had just come off a fun-filled long week to celebrate Sawyer’s birthday at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge with Colonel and Kee. Since we had a few points in our Disney Vacation Club bank that we needed to use before the end of the month, we decided to head to… Read more »

A Cozy Wilderness Lodge Birthday Weekend

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Friday, January 12th – Wilderness Lodge Arrival and Dinner at Artist Point It was that time of year once again, when the Hayes’ family birthday rotation kicks itself into high gear. We don’t get much downtime between the Christmas festivities and the first birthday of the year, that of our little buddy Sawyer. Because his birthday falls on the 23rd… Read more »

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill & Our Trip Around Central Florida

It was my last official day off of work for my Christmas holiday break, and we wanted to spend it hanging out as a family. Hunter had mentioned a few days prior that he really wanted to go back to the Old Spanish Sugar Mill for their all-you-can-cook-and-eat pancake breakfast. It had been about two years since our last visit… Read more »

Festival of Speed – December Day at the Ritz

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Over the course of the past year or so, Hunter has taken quite an interest in cars. He will often disappear to the toy room for a few hours with the laptop, pull up a photo of his favorite cars, and try to build replicas of them with Legos. He has made it well know that some of his favorites… Read more »

Ellen’s Energy Mis-Adventure… The Final Ride

Being that we are lucky enough to live in Central Florida, we have dedicated numerous weekends to visiting the Disney theme parks. Even before the boys were born we often partook in visits to the parks, if for no other reason than to just enjoy the atmosphere. After the boys were born, we continued this tradition but agreed that we… Read more »

The Day The Movies Died… Goodbye Great Movie Ride

It was two weeks ago today that Disney announced all the amazing additions and updates that are coming to the US parks as well as the Disney Cruise Line. It was an exciting announcement as they told of new attractions and lands that were slated for each of the four parks at Walt Disney World. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is… Read more »

Summer Day in Door County Wisconsin

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 – Door County, WI Because we went to sleep at a reasonable hour the night before, we were able to get a relatively good night’s sleep, even awaking at 5:30 am.  The boys were still resting, so Emily followed suit as I laced up the sneakers and replicated my walk from the previous morning.  I would… Read more »

Disney Fantasy 10 Night Caribbean Cruise – Day 10, Castaway Cay

Waking up from a fun and relaxing day at sea we were ready to take on the day.  It was another beautiful morning on deck 11 as the boat approached our favorite island in the world, Castaway Cay.  Cruise Director Mike called it our little slice of paradise, and he couldn’t be more spot on when talking about the amazing… Read more »