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Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Thrilled to share the fun we had at Universal Studios Orlando Florida.  Getting to experience everything Universal Studios was a blast!

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Florida

Last week we took off for the long Labor Day weekend with 2 of our 3 boys (Pax stayed home with grandma) to Orlando! The boys got to sit in the pilot chairs. We were off to a great start!

Universal Studios

The boys were over the moon to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios. I could not get over how realistic everything looked! Literally was like walking through the movie. Love this dragon sitting on top of Gringotts Bank 🙂

Harry Potter World!

Universal Studios

We got to try Butterbeer and Butterbeer ice cream for the first time. Let’s just say we had our fair share during our time in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, lol!

Universal Studios

Another highlight of our trip was getting to prepare a delicious pasta salad with our family and Barilla as part of their Share The Table program! It has been a pleasure partnering with Barilla this year to spread the word that meaningful mealtimes help families feel closer, be healthier and even appreciate each other more.

Universal Studios

There was a “Share The Table” photo booth….we took full advantage of being goofy together 🙂

Blue Man Group

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Later that night we saw The Blue Man Show Group! Oh my gosh, we loved it. The boys were cracking up the entire show….so was my  husband and I. Great for the whole family.

Universal Studios Orlando Florida


Saturday morning we were greeted by all of the Universal characters  and got to walk the red carpet to meet them all. I am obsessed with photos, so this was a dream for me. Hello, it’s Optimus Prime!!

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Couldn’t pass up a selfie with a minion, the gang from Simpson’s and of course Sponge Bob. Fun times.

Honeydukes Candy Shop!

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Honeydukes Candy Shop in Hogsmeade was literally a dream. The colors, the candy….everything! Loved shopping through this place.

Universal Studios Orlando Florida


We heard so much about the giant Simpsons donut that we had to try it for ourselves. It did NOT disappoint!

Universal Studios Orlando Florida


Cookie Dough Fudge in the middle of Hogsmeade. Love!!

Universal Studios Orlando Florida


We had a very special night at Give Kids The World. This magical ice cream parlor serves ice cream to it’s guests morning noon and night. What a dream 🙂

This was truly a dream weekend with our big boys. We sure missed Pax, but he had fun with grandma while we were gone 🙂  We hope to make it back to Orlando in the near future. So many fun memories with the family.

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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    I don’t have kids yet, but this makes me soooo want to plan a trip to Orlando!! I’m dying to see Harry Potter World for Butterbeer. Also, doughnuts!

  2. 2
    Liz says:

    Great pictures. So much fun was had by all. Thanks for sharing. Loved seeing them.

  3. 3

    So fun!! Love that you got to have a special trip with the older boys too.

  4. 4

    So much Fun Jenny! Love to see the pictures!

  5. 5

    Omg, so much fun!! Loved seeing this photos!

  6. 6

    OMG ~ this looks like the best family vacation Jenny!

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    Karen says:

    Looks like a great family vacation. Love the last picture with you and the boys holding up the world…love your outfit too…the jeans are nice! Your boys are adorable, and know Pax was glad to see you when you all got home! That huge donut got me!

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    Gaby says:

    So much fun! Love the your adorable family pictures!

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    È la prima volta che scrivo e ne sono sinceramente felice.
    Gran bel lavoro.

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    What a fantastic trip! My boys are dying to go to Universal!

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