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Chicago Mo
11-21-2011, 06:12 PM
i know your thinking Bonafaka? what a ugly name! well that is a combination of my last name and our friends last name!
My name is Michelle nickname Mo. i live in Chicago hence Chicago Mo. i thought Mo Chicago sounded awful! kinda like Bonafaka!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/chicagoskyline.jpg i took this! woo hoo!
Last year was my family's first real vacation. (ever) I went to Disney in 1978 and really don't remember much.
My DH Tom have been married for 11 years and i have 7 year old triplets :dance3: DS Zack, DS Matt and DD Meg. three dogs lex Great Dane, Logan a golden retriever, and Piper a Sheltie (i show in obedience). they will be brought up later. My Children are complete Disney freaks. Hidden Mickey's are EVERYWHERE! they never stop talking Disney. So it helps to always want to go back over and over again.

Have been thinking about doing a report for sometime now.. just never got up the nerve. Promise this will be filled with pictures!!! Also HOPE Nicole will chime in here somewhere and help out. LOVE the Dis Boards and pretty much live on them the shear entertainment is worth it along with the plethora amount of information!! :disrocks:
i have no idea in how to write a trip report so i HOPE if anyone is reading this doesn't rip on me too much! :lmao:
so lets start off..
Last year we decided to go to Disney for my Childrens's 6th birthday and our 10th Anniversary.
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now if someone can tell me how to shrink these pictures i think we can get threw this... Our Friends Nicole and Family had gone the week before us in 2010. one night we had gotten together and started talking Disney. Enough drinks and we decided to all go together in 2011 and make it a grand gathering!!
With a lot of deliberation and ensuring Nicole's DH could get off work we finally decided to go November 13-19 2011 i believe we came up with this in February?? lots of time to plan... our last trip was everything you can ever imagine plus some. so going back was a dream come true!!
Who wouldn't want to see this again??
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So back to the Dis Boards i go to start the OCD planning!!!
more tomorrow!!!

MeMom
11-22-2011, 04:44 AM
What a cute bunch of kids! You are so blessed! I look forward to reading about the trip and seeing the wonderful pictures. :)

disneylovin24
11-22-2011, 06:07 AM
Im in:thumbsup2

You have a Sheltie? Me too! They are the greatest dogs!

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 06:28 AM
What a cute bunch of kids! You are so blessed! I look forward to reading about the trip and seeing the wonderful pictures. :)

Thank you very much!!! I will be going a bit back because of their Disney Birthday Party!!! can't wait! Have to find the pictures!!!

Im in:thumbsup2

You have a Sheltie? Me too! They are the greatest dogs!
Hi! Thank you for reading! I hope i'm not to bad at this!!!
Yes i had a sheltie when i was 8 to start showing in obedience!! they are great.. except the BARKING!!!

NOLAdisneymom
11-22-2011, 08:06 AM
I'm here! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read your TR! :hug:

3sweetpeas
11-22-2011, 08:32 AM
I'm in! :goodvibes We're from Valparaiso, NW Indiana! Can't wait to hear about your trip. :cool1:

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm here! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read your TR! :hug:
HA! you made it! yay!

I'm in! :goodvibes We're from Valparaiso, NW Indiana! Can't wait to hear about your trip. :cool1:

Hello Neighbor! it was a fun trip!!! Plan on getting back on board today... but Work keeps getting in the way! :lmao:

thanks everyone for following! making me a little nervous!!

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Ok we are going to jump to September 2011. i was a maniac with the kids party. I lived on the Dis boards for family nights!! so i took a lot of their ideas to make one HUGE Disney themed party... What was i thinking!!! :scared1:
you really don't know how much Disney there is! i couldn't pick just one theme i wanted the WHOLE kit and caboodle! I didn't want the kids to see the decoration until that morning so we started decorating at about 9pm and stopped at about 1am? I love my friends who came to help!!!
So here are some pictures...
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my dining area. i am putting up the cheshire cat in the window.
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GOT to have a castle!!!
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we had the Birthday in room celebration last year in the Poly so of course i brought it all home and i got to use it again!!!
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chocolate covered peanuts for all the Disney Dogs..
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pizza planet can't read it stupid flash
some of the cookies were Adult content... we started to get a bit slappy at 12..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5891.jpg have to have Beauty and the Beast by the wine!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5893.jpg
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5894.jpghttp://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5895.jpghttp://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5897.jpg this was the COOLEST ever. Rice Krispie treats with Swedish fish!!! LOVE the sushi!!! http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5898.jpg
so cool...
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continuing on...

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 10:14 AM
Here is more!!!
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mad tea party!http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5904.jpg
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i love this....
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my front room. had all the maps of the parks everywhere
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pirates league last year..
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don't know if you can see the UP house i had here..
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all the character's came out to play!!
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this is supposed to look like a hub cap and chocolate donuts for tires..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5918.jpg don't fall in!
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I cannot tell you how many times myrtle
scared the crap out of me in the bathroom mirror!!!
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Monster inc doors
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Magical%207th%20birthday/IMG_5924.jpg.
ran out of room on to the next...

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 10:14 AM
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Tink sprinkling her Pixi dust on the party...
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I broke my mirror doing this one!!! :sad2:
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zack helping with the balloons His fav color is Orange..
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had my Laptop with a slideshow from last years trip with ALL disney music playing! :cloud9:
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Zack the party animal.
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this is Matt... he is a character all in himself... you will see..
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The Cake!
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dogs had to be locked up upstairs.. we had a lot of people here..
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dont' ask...
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just noticed i don't have a picture of Meg in here!!!

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 10:21 AM
It is now November 22 and i still have half this stuff up!!! the basement had all the character's around with Hidden Mickey's everywhere. we did a Hidden Mickey game, Capt. jack's treasure hunt and Tink's jewelery making. can't find the pictures!!!
ugh...

NOLAdisneymom
11-22-2011, 10:52 AM
Holy Mickey heaven.... That looked amazing!

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Holy Mickey heaven.... That looked amazing!

Thanks! it was a LOT! i did a hot dog bar with every trimming you can think of. pizza, and tons of sides and desserts. I don't have a picture of the Blue Jello and fish!! geez where did all my pictures go?!?!?!

reelmom
11-22-2011, 12:22 PM
Awesome party! Joining in to see all the fun in Disney you had.

Chicago Mo
11-22-2011, 01:05 PM
Awesome party! Joining in to see all the fun in Disney you had.

:welcome:
I hope i don't bore you to much!!!

stitches of laughter
11-23-2011, 04:39 PM
popcorn:: I'm here!!!

Chicago Mo
11-24-2011, 11:20 AM
Thank you very much for joining!!
Will get back to the report this weekend!

Wanted to wish everyone a happy and fulfilling thanksgiving!!!

FosterA
11-28-2011, 03:19 PM
yay!!!!:banana:
so glad you are doing a trip report!!!

Your kids are gorgeous!

Keep it up:goodvibes

Chicago Mo
11-28-2011, 03:35 PM
yay!!!!:banana:
so glad you are doing a trip report!!!

Your kids are gorgeous!

Keep it up:goodvibes

Thank you for joining!!! i PROMISE i will start up again today. Last week and work was CRAZY! then this weekend was even worse!!! i will get to it all very soon!!! have to get some cyber shopping done!!! HA HA HA!!!

Chicago Mo
11-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Sorry it's been a while but work and Thanksgiving got in the way! then i was able to FINALLY catch up on some MUCH needed sleep from our trip!

So.... On with the show... give a bit of a back story...like i had said last year was our first year to Disney and LOVED every aspect. I bought as many books on Disney i could find. even made my Mom find all our pictures from when we went in 78. i wasn't much a fan of the mouse until i started reading and learning about the thought process that went into Disney. My Hubby wasn't all that excited about the trip until i started throwing out little facts i.e did you know there is a trash can every 30 steps in WDW? Because back in the day Walt would walk the amusement parks and would count the steps people would take until they threw it on the ground. and Yes my husband did test this theory... it's true :rotfl2:
No matter how many book pictures or blogs you read and go threw does not prepare you for the sights, smells and sounds of Disney.
the ME the greeting at the resorts the magic that happens in the parks. we turned into DIS FREAKS!! On our last day of our trip last year we said together we needed to come back in 2011 and see the castle with the lights.My kids are hidden Mickey fanatics. i cannot go anywhere without finding a hidden mickey on the tail lights of cars to their cereal in the morning.
SO when we returned is when we got together with Nicole and her family. one drink toooo many:drinking1 we all decided we were all going in 2011 lucky Tom had a pin number for the 40% off the trip! WOO HOO!
This past trip has been in the works for over a year!!! ha ha ha!
OK now on to the 2011 i hope i haven't lost anyone i know this is boring!
180 days out Nicole and I got on the phone with Disney to get our ADR's and other fun stuff!!!
First the Christmas party! December 15 :santa:
we arrive on 11/13 the last day of the Food and Wine Festival.
11/14 We are safariing it with Donald at the tusker house in Animal Kingdom
11/15 Dinner at O'hana A MUST then Christmas party
11/16 9am pirate League 11 at Harmony Barber and Dinner with the Mouse @ Chef Mickey's!
11/17 Hollywood and vine Fantasmic Dinner package!
11/18 Breakfast at Akershus we did the Dinner last year the princess are awesome the food...:sick: not so much this year we had to do ONE Princess something and Meghan picked Akershus over 1900PF!
11/19 Breakfast at Tony's for the grand gathering.
i have to stop here before my laptop dies. i forgot my power cord at work!!! :scared1: I will get on it tomorrow. again i hope i didn't lose you!!! Promise it does get better

winkers
11-28-2011, 08:37 PM
Oh My Lord, of the Rings!!!

I can't believe that party! I can't let my kids see that or they'll no what an under achiever I am!


I agree that nothing prepares you for actually being in WDW!

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 07:06 AM
Oh My Lord, of the Rings!!!

I can't believe that party! I can't let my kids see that or they'll no what an under achiever I am!


I agree that nothing prepares you for actually being in WDW!

Hi!
The Party was fun. the Krispie sushi was the hit. otherwise i killed a couple of printers including a plotter to print out a full size shadow of Peter pan! ha ha ha! i did get a lot of compliments and more ARE YOU NUTS with that party. But the way i saw it was they had turned 7 i don't know how many more themed parties they will want... SO i over did it! No Nothing can prepare you for Disney. you may know what to expect or know some secrets but once your there... your in awe!!!
Several photo's finally uploaded to photobucket will be starting up again today.. if i wait any longer i may forget a lot of the details!!!

FosterA
11-29-2011, 07:35 AM
I can't wait to hear what you thought of the Christmas party!
keep writing! and no....you are not boring. I think my reports are too but amazingly people still stick around. We love to hear all the details:goodvibes

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 09:17 AM
AS i left off we had made all of our Ressies! and we are very excited about all of them. cannot stop thinking about the food and we were 180 days out! this was NOT going to be easy... I am gitty little school girl about going back to Disney yet i have to keep it under control so i don't feed that into the kids.. otherwise their school work will suffer.. Not a fan of going to the school to try to explain why my kids are out of their minds!!! :rotfl: when i can't even sit still. 180 days out is excruciating!!!! i wanted to go NOW!!! so to subside my thirst for anything Disney i lived on the Dis boards :surfweb:... The pic of the day is one of my favorites. They can find such different views on something as simple as a mop! :worship:
As luck would have it Nicole was also living on the Dis as well. She called in a frantic. (this happens a lot :lmao:I still love her) they CANCELED fantasmic on the night of our dinner package! :scared1: Talk about shock! Horror! :eek::faint:
the ONLY reason to pick out Hollywood and vine was for the VIP seating for 'F' (Nicole and family is a bit of picky eaters so they had wanted that)
I'm still in shock.... IS this the way this trip is going to be? First bad news of this trip? Do we have bad JuJu now? all sorts of thoughts are racing threw my head like a tiny tornado. Nicole suggests we try for something else in HS. Still not thinking too clearly we call Disney. Cancel the Hollywood and Vine and get the SciFi.
The Next day i am STILL thinking about this. The kids are bummed about missing the Fantasmic show and honestly so am i. We have never seen the show. Don't think i am being *****y about getting the seats only becuase i do NOT do well in massive crowds. especially with the little ones. I kinda like them and don't want to lose them... Yet..
So i am out at the field like i am everyday for football and cheerleading. I decided to call Disney. Nicole advised me against it as we may upset the Disney pixi dust or something... but I just cannot let this go!
So during "ROCK AND ROLL BABY BULLDOGS GOT SOUL" :cheer2:I call Disney. On the phone was one of the NICEST CM'S i've ever spoken to. I politely ask about the screw up on the F night and why would Disney cancel without notifying anyone who HAD the ressie? I mean what would have happened if we were to show up on our day all excited about the VIP seating to find out about it being canceled? She pretty much said we had jumped the gun and someone would have called us in October to reschedule. :headache: Now i'm upset with myself. CRAP had we waited we would probably been rescheduled for another showing!!! CRAP! Well the CM said to hold on. I did.. She came back and said she was sorry.. SHE WAS SORRY?!?!?! For what? and offered us the VIP seating for MONDAY!!!! called a magic number! i was speechless. i could NOT have thanked her enough. :cloud9: i even did a thank you with her name stating Disney is all about MAGIC and they really do care about people and their vacations making it the best they possible can.pixiedust: out with the bad JuJu and back int eh saddle again with PIXI DUST!!! i call Nicole tell her the whole story she and family are thrilled! :tinker: phew back on track with the FUN and no more worrying! the very next week came the advertisement for FREE DINING!!! a almost fell over :worship: oh yeah!!! then i did the math.. this saved us over $1,000!!!!!!! :yay::woohoo::cool1:
i love Disney... :cloud9:

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 09:33 AM
I can't wait to hear what you thought of the Christmas party!
keep writing! and no....you are not boring. I think my reports are too but amazingly people still stick around. We love to hear all the details:goodvibes

HA! yours IS good!!!! my thoughts are ALL over the place.. i hope to get on track at some point!

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 10:17 AM
i cannot for the life of me find my pictures to the next segment!!!

well, to keep the magic alive and i LOVE LOVE doing stuff like this to the kids. I was able to pick up REALLY cheap digital cameras for the kids.
I called Hubby and told him i am going to get the cameras STALL the children ran picked up the cheapo camera stopped at party city to pick up Mickey mouse wrapping paper. ran home! PHEW hubby and kids still not home. try to run threw the house dogs NOT allowing me anywhere until i give them the proper HELLO pets and kisses. Finally get downstairs wrap the cameras as FAST as i can (it was bad.) threw them into a old Disney store.com box with a Mickey post card i scribbled on. Flew to the front door and put it where the regular mail was waiting from someone out of my house to gather. went upstairs to change out of work clothes. the dogs start going crazy! their children are HOME!!! i did it.
they come flying threw the door MOM MOM MOM Look! it's from Disney! Oh no kidding? wonder what that could be i haven't ordered anything as they are TEARING open the box they see the three poorly wrapped presents. Hey have you seen Mickey's hands? they can't be able to wrap well right? and he only has what three fingers and a thumb? :cool2:
I GRAB the post card just in case they decide they want to read it. I came up with some mumbo jumbo "HIYA kids hear you'll be here real soon and thought you could use this for your trip" or something in that nature. they rip open the gifts with a speed of light i've never seen before! A PRESENT FROM MICKEY!!!! they are out of their minds with excitement! Seeing Disney threw a child's eyes is amazing. we got them disposal camera's last year and loved them! so this year would be better right? WRONG! worst camera ever! those cameras lost all their pictures..
:wizard:

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Dryer decided to die on me :laundy: along with several people who are on the OFFICIAL 2011 NOVEMBER thread. I had gotten pneumonia. lots of Meds. then the kiddies started coughing! WTH!!! this isn't allowed! I was my Parents house doing laundry when DH called to say i can get the kids in to the doctor at 11... UGH! My Mommy took over the laundry so i could go and get the kids out of school and into the doctor! as it would happen. Zack and Meghan have sinus infections.. Matthew has the start of Pneumonia:sick:... SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!
get them home and start the medication!!! get them better kids +sinus + plane does not equal happiness.
all is packed. the house is clean... as it can be with 3 dogs and 3 kids and 1 husband.
Yet... I cannot sleep TOO EXCITED!!! :yay:

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 10:53 AM
Twas the night before Disney and all threw the house everyone was packing to go see the mouse. The children all nestled in their beds dreaming of Donald and his 5 friends!
thanks Memom!!!

Ordered take out and watched last years video's of our trip talking all about the things we were going to do and see!!!
This was a great night, was able to send everyone to bed early because we were definitely waking up at the crack of @$$. and needed everyone to get some sort of sleep before the flight.
On to the FIRST DAY!!! finally right?

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 11:46 AM
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Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 11:47 AM
It's 4am. and TIME FOR DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

here is Matthew:
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Here is Zack:
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Zack awake!
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and now.... the princess...princess:
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Where could Meghan be???
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oh yeah....
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Once i finally got them out of bed Guess what?!?!
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The Disney Pixi dust happened again!!!
IN the night we had the faeries come and drop off yet another present to start off our trip!!! :tink:
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Matt found them first...
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of course there was traces of Pixi dust...
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Charming isn't she?

bags are packed and ready..
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The kids had their usual cereal and Tom and i had about 10 cups of coffee each.
the phone rang.. NICOLE and the party bus will be here in about 15 minutes!!! :yay::woohoo: everyone is in anticipation! a party bus!!
So i go out to have my cigarette :smokin: too cool my nerves.. (I don't smoke in the house..) As i am sitting there I am watching this monstrosity barreling down the street! tell everyone.. I think it's here.. :confused3 , it doesn't look like any party bus i've seen.. becuase it is a Cadillac Esclade LIMO!!! Holy cow that thing is HUGE!!!
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i know hard to see and i haven't had time to photoshop...
the inside with our extended Dis Family!!!
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Mimosa's for everyone!!!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7728.jpg
my DH is the bald guy....

Finally on our way to Midway airport....

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 12:12 PM
By the way the Disney fairies did bring Nicole's two boys Joey and Matt gifts as well. some little cars/Princess stamp set to keep them busy on the plan along with the large amounts of coloring books, Ds, movies and whatever else you can think of getting into a carry on bag to keep 5 children busy!
we are at the airport!!!
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http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7732.jpg


http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7734.jpg

on the plane...
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to the ME....
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7742.jpg

She got better!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7749.jpg

:woohoo: :yay: :cheer2: :cloud9:

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NOLAdisneymom
11-29-2011, 12:24 PM
Mo, you've got some gorgeous kids, in case I didnt mention that... They're even cuter awake, as opposed to dead on their feet when we met! :lmao:

I'm so excited for your TR... I'm going to be looking for myself in your pics.. LOL.

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 12:29 PM
On our way to the PORT ORLEANS Riverside.. ok it's not the Poly... But it was so beautiful.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7754.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7747.jpg i know it says french quarter...

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7753.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7752.jpg
While Tom and Nicole checked us in and made sure we were in a good building by the FOOD! i walked around Fulton's AWESOME general store!! this was the best store!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7750.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7755.jpg

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http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7756.jpg
We did pay for the preferred room and we did get Building 14!!!! WOO HOO!!!:thumbsup2 i was worried about this.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0508.jpg
i think they knew my dryer was broken at home and felt i need to hang my clothes here too...
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hidden Mickey's Everywhere
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Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 12:31 PM
Mo, you've got some gorgeous kids, in case I didnt mention that... They're even cuter awake, as opposed to dead on their feet when we met! :lmao:

I'm so excited for your TR... I'm going to be looking for myself in your pics.. LOL.

Yeah no kidding!!! you might be! Thank you on my crazy kids!!! They were very tired... yet troopers becuase they never wined about how tired they were or how they wanted to just stay in... I'm proud of them.. So thank you again!!

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 01:06 PM
My DH new job...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7748.jpg
Happy isn't he?
once we checked in and chilled out in the room. we went and bought our cups! I wasn't a fan of them i thought they should have changed with the season.. Being there in November and for the Christmas party i wished for something more fall/winter themed instead of the pool side. So now that we got our barrings back it's on to EPERCOT for the Food and Wine Festival!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7803.jpg
No that is NOT a typo my kids call it EPERCOT..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0510.jpg
If we didn't get these kids on a ride soon we all may feel the pain.
SO we did:
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http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/_MG_7796.jpg
Sorry these are so unfocused but the ride wouldn't stop for me to take a better picture and i could NOT see my settings on the camera...
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Disclaimer: No no fish were harmed with my Flash. I did not use one :thumbsup2
After we found that fish who could have saved himself a lot of grief had he just listened to his father in the first place... :sad2:
We went to the Food and Wine festival...
The smells!!! the yummy goodness all around me. i thought Disney was heaven? Add in the food!!!! :cloud9:
I don't have many pictures of the food and only a few salvaged pictures. My Favorites are the Canada Soup. and where ever this guy came from... BAD picture...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7821.jpg
couldn't get the light right. maybe this was the culprit?:drinking1
this is going to be out of order... But who cares right? you Love PICTURES!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7822.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0534.jpg

Ran out of space!

15isto2
11-29-2011, 01:12 PM
Mimmosa's for everyone........ you wasted a good mimmosa on the kids :eek:

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 01:14 PM
on to more...
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:scared1:
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thought this was funny...
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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could this be....
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0515.jpg
why yes it would yet another Hidden Mickey...
so it was the end of the night... I tried to take a picture of the kids by the tree... between being so darn tired and drinking.
this is what happened...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0513.jpg
lets try that again shall we?
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0514.jpg
PHEW! my kids still can walk right side up!
ufo.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0589.jpg
on to Day two! Animal Kingdom and the grand Fantasmic show!!!

Chicago Mo
11-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Mimmosa's for everyone........ you wasted a good mimmosa on the kids :eek:

Wanted them to SLEEP on the plane....
:lmao:
They had Capri Suns... I offered a virgin mimosa i had no takers...

FosterA
11-30-2011, 06:09 AM
I LOVE how you have a lot of photos in your TR!!!

First off, I want a party bus, Escalade thingy to come pick us up!! What a cool idea.

Secondly your daughter waking up with hair all crazy is hilarious!

Thirdly, Glad you got the F! thing straightened out. I almost had a nervous breakdown getting into that show and I only have 2 kids that are much much older!

What a fun wild family, can't wait to hear more!

baseballmickey
11-30-2011, 09:27 AM
a little late, but joining in!

Your kids are adorable.

On one hand, you'd think it would simplify things to only have one birthday party a year for all three!! :lmao: on the other hand... it's got to be a huge party!! :rotfl2:

Lucky for you they love the Mouse and Disney has so much to choose from!! At the same time I feel your pain because Disney has TOO MUCH to choose from!! :rotfl2:

I loved the Alice in Wonderland playing card guys!! (We're having a AiW tea party for DD's birthday in January.) Looks like you made those with a deck of cards, pipe cleaners, and construction paper?? I have to steal that!!

I think it's really cool that you took the trip with your friends and their family too. I'd love to do that, but we don't really have any friends! :lmao:

Looks like your trip is off to a good start, despite a few bumps!! I can't wait to hear more!!

Chicago Mo
11-30-2011, 10:26 AM
I LOVE how you have a lot of photos in your TR!!!

First off, I want a party bus, Escalade thingy to come pick us up!! What a cool idea.

Secondly your daughter waking up with hair all crazy is hilarious!

Thirdly, Glad you got the F! thing straightened out. I almost had a nervous breakdown getting into that show and I only have 2 kids that are much much older!

What a fun wild family, can't wait to hear more!
No the party bus wasn't back in time to pick us up (THAT must have been some party to go on that long!)
So the Co. send the Esclade instead so we lucked out!!! yay good disney pixi dust was a huge factor in our trip! pixiedust:
I love that picture of Meg.. I may blow it up especially when i have to deal with her and teenage-hood!!! :rolleyes:
EXACTLY why i would NOT go to F! without the VIP seating. we walked right in without a problem no crowds... and we waited for the crowds to die down before attempting to leave!
a little late, but joining in!

Your kids are adorable.

On one hand, you'd think it would simplify things to only have one birthday party a year for all three!! :lmao: on the other hand... it's got to be a huge party!! :rotfl2:

Lucky for you they love the Mouse and Disney has so much to choose from!! At the same time I feel your pain because Disney has TOO MUCH to choose from!! :rotfl2:

I loved the Alice in Wonderland playing card guys!! (We're having a AiW tea party for DD's birthday in January.) Looks like you made those with a deck of cards, pipe cleaners, and construction paper?? I have to steal that!!

I think it's really cool that you took the trip with your friends and their family too. I'd love to do that, but we don't really have any friends! :lmao:

Looks like your trip is off to a good start, despite a few bumps!! I can't wait to hear more!!

Thank you VERY MUCH your daughter is a Doll too!!! You can tell she GETS the Disney magic in her eyes...
Here let me help you out on the whole party thing...
The Suiters (http://family.go.com/crafts/craft-621733-sweet-suitors-t/)
and the best Themed party ideas EVER (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1707141)
Get ready to start reading it's a long one!!! but you HAVE to see the last pages and what someone did with Toy story!!!
I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND! when ya wanna go??? :hug:

skier_pete
11-30-2011, 01:18 PM
Hey there almost-neighbor! (We were supposed to be at POFQ until the last minute switch to CBR.) Looks like we might have passed eachother in Epcot -we were wandering OUT of Epcot through England and Canada that evening when you were wandering IN. Can't say I saw you there - too busy noticing all the drunks! Which BBVD showing did you see. We were at the first one. (5:15 PM I think?)

Chicago Mo
11-30-2011, 01:35 PM
Hello!!!
I know it was later then 5:15. was i one of your noticeable drunks?? :lmao:
we were walking out as illuminations was going on to beat the crowds... which of course didn't happen!!! :sad2:
But i enjoy the buses and transportation/lines. I love talking to people... we had the bus laughing so hard on the way TO Epcot.. one of it was telling Nicole i was going to the DIS boards and complain about this horrible mother and her children.. I just haven't fit it in this report.. I have to some how..

SINCE SHE IS LURKING ON HERE AND NOT POSTING!!!!

What made you change your mind on POFQ??

skier_pete
11-30-2011, 03:15 PM
What made you change your mind on POFQ??

We arrived on the 10th. We had Free Dining at POFQ from 11/13 to 11/20, but we were able to add a day of Free Dining on the 12th and get a room discount on the 10th and 11th at CBR which we couldn't get at POFQ...so we saved about $230 by switching over. I missed POFQ - but we actually liked CBR a lot, so it was worth the switch.

Chicago Mo
12-01-2011, 08:24 AM
We arrived on the 10th. We had Free Dining at POFQ from 11/13 to 11/20, but we were able to add a day of Free Dining on the 12th and get a room discount on the 10th and 11th at CBR which we couldn't get at POFQ...so we saved about $230 by switching over. I missed POFQ - but we actually liked CBR a lot, so it was worth the switch.

that's understandable!!!!
i would have done the same,

Dormeur
12-01-2011, 09:19 AM
Hello!

I send you a message asking you something.
I read your and I wondered if it was possible that I translated, for three girls who want to travel with me in a few years can understand?
I would write just on Facebook, and we would be only 4 to read it.

I'm sorry if I made ​​mistakes, I am Swiss!

Good day!

Chicago Mo
12-01-2011, 12:10 PM
Hello!

I send you a message asking you something.
I read your and I wondered if it was possible that I translated, for three girls who want to travel with me in a few years can understand?
I would write just on Facebook, and we would be only 4 to read it.

I'm sorry if I made ​​mistakes, I am Swiss!

Good day!

Hi and :welcome:
When are you going to Disney? with who?

Dormeur
12-01-2011, 12:35 PM
Hi and :welcome:
When are you going to Disney? with who?

I go in a few years. (4-5)
We are four Disneyfan girls and their families. We are looking for TR to illustrate Florida, but we do not find many in French. So I came up there, and I would like them translated.

Chicago Mo
12-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Use what you can and let us know if you have questions!!!

otherwise the boards are not being friendly acting very screwy!!!

so i am going to go threw my pictures for animal Kingdom and post tomorrow!!!

skier_pete
12-02-2011, 10:56 AM
can you find the leopard?
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7931.jpg


IDK. Is it hiding behind the cheetahs? :confused3


(Sorry - couldn't resist.) :rotfl::banana::rotfl2:

And shouldn't you have said...."Can you SPOT the leopard!"

Thank you! I'll be here all week! Try the veal!

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 10:59 AM
We are back on... Photoshop and I are not getting along right now.. so the pictures are pretty raw..
After EpERcot we headed back to the POR settled the kids down Meg wanted the the trundle bed and the boys took the bed part. I will say i wasn't crazy about the lay out of the room. i like the sofabed... Crashed out.

**I don't understand this and if someone can please explain it i would love it. Why am i always up before anyone? I mean at home the kids are up as soon as the first light can even rise! in Disney? No so much. i never really had an issue waking them up becuase they were just as excited to get out and see the sights and play but GEEZ PEOPLE! Sleep at home!!**
being the first up and about went to get coffee and go my Smoking spot which I LOVED.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/sunrise.jpg
how can you not?? talk about relaxing? i met quite a few people in this spot and had great conversations with them!!
so by the time i walked back to the hotel Matt and Zack were awake. so i had them Jump on Hubby... that'll teach him to over sleep, and Meg. was PRETENDING to sleep which mean i pull her by her feet out of the "bed" (AKA mattress 1' thick on the floor.)
we have to go Meet Donald for BREAKFAST!!!
on a side note.. When making these ressies i was scared to death over the food at tusker house. again i am from Chicago. Home of the Blues. I have had soul food. I like it.. I'm a loud mouth south side irish girl. like i am not going to Ireland for the food.. ya know? African food? all that is going threw my head is the Ethiopians.. i know they aren't eating well...
im not picky. i will try anything.. we did akershuh last year... HATED the lunch.. dessert and drinks were good. but African food? :scared: But hey i'll play along..
so here we go with Pictures...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7862.jpg
i love the tree...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7863.jpg
we did the safari before the Tusker house which i have Loads of pictures..
mmmmm hummmmmm.. still isn't screaming GREAT FOOD LIES THREW THIS ARCH..
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too bright of a picture.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7868.jpg
still trees are cool:
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walkin the 'Q' for safari yes she has purple and pink extensions in her hair...
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pretty...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7875.jpg
Nicole actually LET me take a picture of her!
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to close for comfort
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Hippo eating watermelon
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gaggle of Hippos???
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cont. on next post...

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 11:23 AM
Running Giraffe!!!!
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peek a boo..
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I really like this picture.. I can't wait to "fix" it up a bit. Lighting and shadows.
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http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7909.jpg
then had to take a picture of Hubby...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7910.jpg
JUST KIDDING!! he give me crap about the sea gull at Nemo "MINE MINE" said they are me.. so he got this.
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http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7920.jpg
last years pictures are way better of the elephants..i will dig them up..
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can you find the CHEETAH? (thanks Skier Pete) ha ha ha ha ha
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Took me forever! thank God for a zoom lens!! Yes photoshop and i are still not on good terms... ladies and gentlemen... a wooly mammoth! bet you didn't know THAT was on the ride...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7920-1.jpg
ok now our whole crew is jumping up and down the LIONS ARE AWAKE and Moving! of course i only got his 'good side' ugh. Males.:lmao:
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that was very exciting...
cont........

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 11:38 AM
Told you there were going to be a lot of pictures...
Pumba!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7940.jpg
he wanted to come home with me..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7942.jpg
i love the white on their noses. reminds me a sable sheltie!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7943.jpg
on to MY FAVORITE Pictures of the trip (besides the castle.)
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7945.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7946.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7947.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7948.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7958.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7959.jpg

watch our for the...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7954.jpg

forgot to change the setting on the camera.. oops
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7962.jpg
so now tis time to eat.... :crazy2: still thinking thank GOODNESS i am not a breakfast person. plus i'm allergic to eggs.

skier_pete
12-02-2011, 11:48 AM
No S&^T that's a cheetah??? hold that thought.....

How did my post end up in front of your original post?? is it because we're in different time zones? I wouldn't think so as I'm ahead of you. These boards are acting goofy lately.

I also wanted to mention regarding Ethiopian Food. I've made that joke myself, but a few years back a friend took us out to an Ethiopian restaurant in Washington DC...and it was FANTASTIC. We later tried one in Toronto and also loved it. It's very niche-ethic of course, but living near Chicago you probably have some there as well. If you are ever feeling daring, I highly recommend it. (It's not particular spicy-hot, but very flavorful, mostly various stew-like dishes that you eat with a special bread that's very soft.

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 12:05 PM
IDK. Is it hiding behind the cheetahs? :confused3


(Sorry - couldn't resist.) :rotfl::banana::rotfl2:

And shouldn't you have said...."Can you SPOT the leopard!"

Thank you! I'll be here all week! Try the veal!

No S&^T that's a cheetah??? hold that thought.....

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 12:19 PM
IDK. Is it hiding behind the cheetahs? :confused3


(Sorry - couldn't resist.) :rotfl::banana::rotfl2:

And shouldn't you have said...."Can you SPOT the leopard!"

Thank you! I'll be here all week! Try the veal!

FIXED!!!!! :lmao::thumbsup2

Thanks for that!!!!!!!!!

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 12:55 PM
How did my post end up in front of your original post?? is it because we're in different time zones? I wouldn't think so as I'm ahead of you. These boards are acting goofy lately.

I also wanted to mention regarding Ethiopian Food. I've made that joke myself, but a few years back a friend took us out to an Ethiopian restaurant in Washington DC...and it was FANTASTIC. We later tried one in Toronto and also loved it. It's very niche-ethic of course, but living near Chicago you probably have some there as well. If you are ever feeling daring, I highly recommend it. (It's not particular spicy-hot, but very flavorful, mostly various stew-like dishes that you eat with a special bread that's very soft.

I was wondering about the posts thing as well, so i went back to make sure my posts are in order?!? Got me..
Seriously Ethiopian food is GOOD?!?!?! again when i think Ethiopia im thinking more horrible living standards? i have to find a restaurant!!!

Let me bring those cross breed Cheetah/leopard for you too...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/lepard.jpg

on closer inspection...
I still have no clue what it is. A large spotted cat.

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Here are a couple of better pictures..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/oshthumbout.jpg
Her lioness
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/herlioness.jpg
still love his eyes
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/giraffe.jpg
we had a little bit of a wait for our table at Tusker but in the mean while we got to visit with Donald...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7963.jpg
I wish i could post the pictures from photopass!!! they are great. we did TONS of the magic shots. the kids favorite are each of them holding baby Simba!
Speaking of. I have no idea how to order them.. I pre-ordered the cd want to order all the pictures.. is there a way to do that? do i have to pick each one individually? which "version" do i choose?!?! very confused, I might call them in a few.
so any how back to Donald sorry for the questions...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7966.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7969.jpg

Monkey pile on Donald!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7971.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7974.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7975.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/tusker.jpg
Yet Disney NEVER ceases to amaze me with the eye for detail such a visual overload
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7977.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7978.jpg

this bird was cool..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/birdinwindow.jpg

then this guy came out to say hello.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/Mickeyandgang.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7993.jpg

ok so now was time to go for the food! it was YUMMY!!! everyone RAVED about the juice. (not a mango fan but liked that too) i was pleasantly surprised.. maybe becuase MOST of the food was American!! I did try (told you i would try anything) some of the food i was not familiar with and enjoyed the WHOLE bit!!! Definitely recommend!
then came these GOOFS!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8007.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8004.jpg

don't know why Mickey finds this hand jester appropriate ... :lmao:
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8015.jpg
has anyone figured out my Daughter's theme with pictures? the head tilt? EVERY picture i have of her??
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7989.jpg
she was my favorite. She and Mickey kept "arguing" because they kept bumping into each other which was rather comical!!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7990.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7986.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_7985.jpg
Cont....

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 02:09 PM
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"][COLOR="Purple"][SIZE="4"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]to my surprise it was time to wake the sun??? i thought the sun was already out??:confused3
so Meghan did a parade with Mickey with African Instruments which were pretty cool. the boys went off to either the bathroom or more food!!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8009.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8010.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8012.jpg
she'll do almost anything! she is not afraid of much! :lovestruc
So we are done waking up the sun parading with Mickey making noise with African music instruments and FILLED bellies. GOD LOVE the CM who gave me a LARGE to go cup of coffee!!! i had to head off to find the Smoking spot since they're scarce in AK. everyone did a potty break took care of the check and would meet me at the DSA. while there another Hidden Mickey has been found..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/151.jpg
I believe we headed on over to the Lion King show. Meghan is a HUGE lion King fan.. When it came to theaters for 3D we HAD to go. then when she saw the commercials for it on Blue ray she begged and begged for it.. then would stop look at me so serious and ask."do we have blue ray?" She has no clue what blue ray is!!:rolleyes: If you were wondering yeah we bought it.
so she pretty much is climbing out of her own skin to go see Nala and Simba.
We sat on the Warthog side and really really enjoyed the show!!!! If i can salvage some pictures i will post at a later date.. :headache:
Again it is taking TO LONG and the kids NEED to get on a ride! Ok Dinosaur here we come!!! We did this last year. DH and Meg in front Zack on one end Matt in the middle and me on the end. I was so surprised Zack did not flinch once at the ride. he really loved it and watching it all. Matt had his head buried in my arm pit the whole time and when your coming out of the ride you hear Meghan CRYING!!! i'm a terrible Mother becuase i laughed SO HARD!! you can't hear her in the ride you can't hear your own thought! once your out WHOO BABY! She now thinks it was funny.. Thank god a kid with a sense of humor! Our friends kids never went on and are scared. Too bad!
we all climb into our time rover and chase the Iguanodon!!! No crying this time!!! everyone loved it! then Matt secretly told me how he did close his eyes a couple of times! and NEVER wanted to do that again... i wanted to buy him the tee shirt. :rotfl:
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/181.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/184.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/185.jpg
well we wanted to go over to EE but Meg couldn't get on. She is a peanut. at 7 she is a whopping 44 inches. Matt is way over 50 and Zack is i believe 49? for being triplets they are nothing alike nor alike in size. Our companions didn't want any part of it either so they took Meg we would meet back up.
here that picture:
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/everetgood.jpg
again another hit! we had to do it twice! loved it. But wish the Yeti was working. DH or the boys didn't even see him!!!
so on to some random AK pictures...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/168.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/167.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/159.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/153.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/149.jpg
i forgot this picture..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/090.jpg
Fitting since i work for the Department of Transportation here...
we met back up adn had to do the Kali river rapids... time to get wet! again teh line was a good 2 minute wait?? if that? just enough time to get all cameras and things in plastic Ziploc bags and off we went. and we got DRENCHED... felt awesome!!
as we were walking towards the front we do have Fantasmic seating to get to.. we were passing this friendly bug. and had to get pictures and autographs!
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8031.jpg
i swear we 'met' more characters this trip, every one of them were awesome.
so now that we were in a Buggy kind of mood we decided to do it's tough to be a bug my Fam hasn't seen it and the Kafka's were a little too anxious to take us in.. hmmm (i have a slight fear of bugs) :3dglasses It was fun to watch and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it.. WAS NOT expecting the ending!!! I jumped about 4 feet in the air. :eek:
then had to take pictures of the tree again!!
Posting without preview. the boards are starting to act up again!!!

Chicago Mo
12-02-2011, 02:44 PM
tree:
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8017.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8018.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8019.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8020.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8021.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8022.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8023.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8024.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8025.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8026.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8027.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8029.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8030.jpg

i cannot pick a favorite!!! I did not know this one.. Nicole told me that even the leaves are synthetic everything on the tree is man made! :teacher: So after my little scare it was time to get back to POR freshen up we were all still soaked from Kali and head over to HS for the VIP seating!! :smickey:
will post again soon! need you guys to catch up! :hug:

FosterA
12-05-2011, 06:04 PM
Loving your trip report so far:goodvibes

Great photos of AK. I wish I had more. Maybe I'll steal yours for my scrapbook, the kids will never know. :laughing:

Your daughter is cute how she does that shy little smile thing for the camera;)

oh...that photo with all the scarves up on the ceiling, where is that? Tusker house? I think that's so cool!

Chicago Mo
12-06-2011, 07:01 AM
Loving your trip report so far:goodvibes

Great photos of AK. I wish I had more. Maybe I'll steal yours for my scrapbook, the kids will never know. :laughing:

Your daughter is cute how she does that shy little smile thing for the camera;)

oh...that photo with all the scarves up on the ceiling, where is that? Tusker house? I think that's so cool!

My Daughter is a HAM!!! your TOTALLY welcomed to my pictures! I LOVE scrapbooking so YES go for it!

Yep that's the Tusker House. the eye for detail is amazing!!! the decorations were beautiful! i did love the sights of Tusker House.. the food really wasn't bad. I'm just not a breakfast person anyhow!

Work is getting crazy this week and Friday i have a dog Show so i am hoping to get to the report again this weekend!

NOLAdisneymom
12-06-2011, 04:40 PM
Hey Mo!

I'm loving your pic-filled TR! It makes me feel like I'm back there, which is good, bc I'm battling the Post Disney Blues!

Keep it coming,

Angie

:lovestruc

shan23877
12-07-2011, 12:25 PM
joining in and going back to get caught up!

You're kids are adorable!

3sweetpeas
12-07-2011, 03:46 PM
Great TR so far! I cannot believe that your kids are triplets! Were you serious? They really are so different! Amazing! The kids all look like they're having a great time!

B&WMickey
12-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Subscribing to your TR. Great start!!!!

Glad you found mine. Iím collecting TRís right now of people who were at WDW the same time we were. We were at Epcot and F&W the same time you were. We also did AK that Monday and we did MVMCP on the 15th. We were over in POR building No. 38. Look forward to more of your posts.

I have to say I loved your pictures of Fultonís General Store. We love that store too. The soup from Canada was fantastic. We saw that castle in Germany as well. $37,500. Yeah, we nearly passed out too.

Keep up the good work.

heaven2dc
12-08-2011, 12:22 AM
What great AK pics! Loved the Tree of Life pic of the owl - you really took a lot of detailed pics that I had never seen before (or noticed when I visited AK).

I didn't notice your daughter's pose in every picture until you mentioned it - how cute!

Chicago Mo
12-08-2011, 07:13 AM
First let me say how excited i am that you all are here and reading this!!!
thank you!!! :welcome:

Hey Mo!

I'm loving your pic-filled TR! It makes me feel like I'm back there, which is good, bc I'm battling the Post Disney Blues!

Keep it coming,

Angie

:lovestruc

you got it!!! thanks for staying! i know now that i can never be an author! ha ha ha ha

joining in and going back to get caught up!

You're kids are adorable!

Thank you so much! i hope you enjoy it..

Great TR so far! I cannot believe that your kids are triplets! Were you serious? They really are so different! Amazing! The kids all look like they're having a great time!

Thank you i'm pretty self conscious about this report!!! people write some pretty awesome reports and very entertaining!!
Yep they're triplets! I have the body to prove it! :lmao: They are really good kids but totally different! Ever since they were babies i tried to keep them with their own individuality never dressed them alike and so on.. well i guess it worked!
They LOVE Disney i really can't believe how into Disney my kids are. it's an obsession, in school all their coloring pictures have a mickey head in there somewhere So instead of putting a smilie on their work i get the Mickey head from their teacher! (she is the best teacher ever)


Subscribing to your TR. Great start!!!!

Glad you found mine. Iím collecting TRís right now of people who were at WDW the same time we were. We were at Epcot and F&W the same time you were. We also did AK that Monday and we did MVMCP on the 15th. We were over in POR building No. 38. Look forward to more of your posts.

I have to say I loved your pictures of Fultonís General Store. We love that store too. The soup from Canada was fantastic. We saw that castle in Germany as well. $37,500. Yeah, we nearly passed out too.

Keep up the good work.

I love your TR also!! I am trying to do the same thing finding the same time frame of other Diser's! so any others you find please let me know! Hopefully you find yourself in a picture or two of mine!!! Maybe we were on the same bus a couple of times??
That castle was CRAZY!!!! are they OUT of their ever lovin minds??? I guess it's been there a while too i don't believe there are any takers for the 37,000?


What great AK pics! Loved the Tree of Life pic of the owl - you really took a lot of detailed pics that I had never seen before (or noticed when I visited AK).

I didn't notice your daughter's pose in every picture until you mentioned it - how cute!

THANK YOU!!! I love taking pictures.. My family is pretty used to me but i think our comrades were getting a little tired of me stopping every couple of minutes to get the shot i wanted :rotfl:
My Daughter is a NUT! total camera hog. Including ALL photopass pictures i have. I think one Photopass person asked her to straighten out her head.. she did it but afterwards she came to me and said "he wouldn't let me do the shoulder thing" good grief.. :sad2:

B&WMickey
12-09-2011, 06:03 PM
I love your TR also!! I am trying to do the same thing finding the same time frame of other Diser's! so any others you find please let me know! Hopefully you find yourself in a picture or two of mine!!! Maybe we were on the same bus a couple of times??
That castle was CRAZY!!!! are they OUT of their ever lovin minds??? I guess it's been there a while too i don't believe there are any takers for the 37,000?



Here are the ones I've found so far of people that have overlapping trips with our dates.


The Skeptical First-Timers made it back home, here's the TR! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2837623)

I finally saw the lights! Our super special anniversary trip! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2834209)

Following Dr. Seuss to BCV- a November 2011 TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2837459)

Figment's Journey Into W.Disney World (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2835813)

"Our TR - Now with 100 % less POFQ!" - Nov 10th-20th (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2826588)

"CONGRATULATIONS!" "THANK YOU!" A Bride & Groom Disneymoon! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2836983)

... and of course there's your and mine. :thumbsup2

Moodyzblu
12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
Joining in !! :yay:

I have twin boys who turned 7 in July (can't even imagine a third ! :worship:)

Loved the party bus thingy ! Too cool. :cool2:

You got some great shots .. I love your close ups .. great pics of the safari (always my biggest challenge).

Can't wait to read more. :)

Chicago Mo
12-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Here are the ones I've found so far of people that have overlapping trips with our dates.


The Skeptical First-Timers made it back home, here's the TR! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2837623)

I love this one!

I finally saw the lights! Our super special anniversary trip! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2834209)


Following Dr. Seuss to BCV- a November 2011 TR (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2837459)

Figment's Journey Into W.Disney World (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2835813)

"Our TR - Now with 100 % less POFQ!" - Nov 10th-20th (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2826588)

"CONGRATULATIONS!" "THANK YOU!" A Bride & Groom Disneymoon! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2836983)

... and of course there's your and mine. :thumbsup2

Thank you!! i will be looking at them!

Joining in !! :yay:

I have twin boys who turned 7 in July (can't even imagine a third ! :worship:)

Loved the party bus thingy ! Too cool. :cool2:

You got some great shots .. I love your close ups .. great pics of the safari (always my biggest challenge).

Can't wait to read more. :)

Thank you for joining!! twins aren't much different then triplets i bet!! Just one more bottle and one more diaper!!! :thumbsup2 but don't you LOVE when people complain about their ONE child to you??? :rolleyes1 they crack me up!!!
I like the pictures.. A lot of them could be SO MUCH better!!!

OK i am going to get some more done here... or at least TRY!

Chicago Mo
12-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Quick side note... some of you know that i show my dogs in AKC obedience? I showed my Golden Retriever Logan yesterday in something called Rally. which i have NEVER done. nor did i understand one bit of it! those signs are crazy!!!to my astonishment we got a perfect score!! 100 out of 100!!! we did get beat out for 1st because the other dog beat us by nano seconds!!! we laughed about it and had a great time!!! Wish me luck we are going to try that again tomorrow!!!
OK as i am sitting here writing this Matt has this on my phone:
Elf Farts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaOMug3ngLE)
bends over pulls his pants partly down and acts like he is doing the act...
what is a parent to do??? i wish i videoed that...

also need to make another correction... Meghan DID get on EE. rockin roller coaster she was unable to!! geesh.. i better get my trip right!!!!:confused3

OK now back to our trip!! So i believe i left off at leaving animal kingdom..
As we were walking out we found another character who looked like she needed some company...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0546.jpg
poor girl!! we had to jump in so the guys didn't look too muck like pervs.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0547.jpg
and of course..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/DSCN0545.jpg
mind you this is a unexpected picture "a quick snap" so i finally got a shot of her without the head to the shoulder!
we never had to wait too long for the buses which after reading the boards and the horror stories i've heard about the POR i was nervous.. it really was NOT a big deal.
so when we got back to the resort we found out there was a party going on..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8035.jpg

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8034.jpg
I have NO idea what is going on here...
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8037.jpg

this was neat..
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/IMG_8038.jpg

So after we scolded all the stuffies about having parties (we were scared we may have to pay for clean up) we were out to the bus stop waiting another 5 minute and we are off to my second favorite park... HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS!

baseballmickey
12-10-2011, 06:05 PM
you got some great pics at AK! I don't think we've ever seen the lions awake! :rotfl2:

FosterA
12-11-2011, 07:08 AM
Firstly....Congrats on getting 100 showing your dog! That is awesome. I have 2 dogs and they are both horrid and don't listen a lick:laughing:

secondly...love the photo with the guys with Pochantas. They look like they have crushes!:lmao: When we were there we saw a guy standing with her and he was grinning ear to ear while his family took his photo, just him and her and no kids or anything and it was kind of cute.

Also love all the towel photos and congrats on getting your DD to pose without the head to the shoulder!:laughing:

Moodyzblu
12-11-2011, 10:15 AM
but don't you LOVE when people complain about their ONE child to you??? :rolleyes1 they crack me up!!!


OMG .. right ?? :rolleyes:

Chicago Mo
12-15-2011, 01:49 PM
Sorry it is taking me so long but if it was the Dis boards or my internet connection i could NOT get on this week!!!
OMG .. right ?? :rolleyes:
:thumbsup2

you got some great pics at AK! I don't think we've ever seen the lions awake! :rotfl2:
EXACTLY!!! we were SO excited to see them moving around! Thanks for the compliments on the pictures!!

Firstly....Congrats on getting 100 showing your dog! That is awesome. I have 2 dogs and they are both horrid and don't listen a lick:laughing:

secondly...love the photo with the guys with Pochantas. They look like they have crushes!:lmao: When we were there we saw a guy standing with her and he was grinning ear to ear while his family took his photo, just him and her and no kids or anything and it was kind of cute.

Also love all the towel photos and congrats on getting your DD to pose without the head to the shoulder!:laughing:
Thank you.. He is a good boy!
Poor Pocahontas!!! I felt so sorry for her! but she was SO nice to the kids! Total candid shot of Meghan.. She of course hates the picture.. :rotfl:

solana131
12-16-2011, 12:43 PM
Joining in! Love your TR so far . . . can't wait to see more :)

Chicago Mo
12-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Joining in! Love your TR so far . . . can't wait to see more :)

:welcome:
Thank you for joining! I see you also have a report starting? Going over now!!!
My favorite is reading people's TR...

Chicago Mo
12-20-2011, 10:24 AM
Hello ALL!!!
I got my PHOTO PASS PICTURES!!! so lets go backwards a bit..
once these are caught up then i will continue! again sorry this is taking me so long but with Work going crazy and Christmas is HERE :scared1: i am sure no one has time!!!
I read someone else TR adn she is over with it.. I want to hold on to this! otherwise it does mean the END to my trip!!!
so here are a couple. Remember i tried to get as many "magic" photo's as i could...
EpERcot:
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I dont' care what Zack said he Liked her...
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Moodyzblu
12-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Those came out great ! :love:

solana131
12-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Great shots! Meg makes me laugh with her little head tilt thingy :lmao: It makes me think of myself when I was little. Every single picture of me is this huge fake smile. Seriously looks like I am in pain. It makes me laugh. Hey, at least you can tell when they were posed pics and when they were candids :)

Chicago Mo
12-20-2011, 12:51 PM
Those came out great ! :love:

Thanks Going to post more now...

Great shots! Meg makes me laugh with her little head tilt thingy :lmao: It makes me think of myself when I was little. Every single picture of me is this huge fake smile. Seriously looks like I am in pain. It makes me laugh. Hey, at least you can tell when they were posed pics and when they were candids :)
Meg is CRAZY!!! My son Zack was like that!!! the whole pain thing! so funny!!!
There aren't many without the head tilt thing....

Chicago Mo
12-20-2011, 01:11 PM
I seriously HATE this picture of me...
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Animal Kingdom!
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we belong here with out motley crew (no not the band)
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The HEAD IS STILL TILTING!!!
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next post..

Chicago Mo
12-20-2011, 01:15 PM
More tree family pictures:
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Kids got excited
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to meet this guy
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Is it me or did the tilt get a bit extraordinary here?
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Disney threw this one in and thought it was really cute.
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Chicago Mo
12-20-2011, 01:23 PM
duplicate post! what's up with this?

Moodyzblu
12-20-2011, 01:57 PM
Great pics ! I love your dd's little shoulder pose. :love: So cute !

skier_pete
12-20-2011, 03:06 PM
I like the Tinkerbell one at Epcot...like the boys are all "Do we HAVE to point at Tinkerbell?" :lmao:

solana131
12-20-2011, 05:24 PM
Oooh...I've never seen that baby Simba in the arms one! Love it. And actually, the head tilt fits pretty good with that picture :)

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 07:01 AM
Great pics ! I love your dd's little shoulder pose. :love: So cute !
Thank you! She is a nut. :thumbsup2
I like the Tinkerbell one at Epcot...like the boys are all "Do we HAVE to point at Tinkerbell?" :lmao:
Your right on!!! They are all boy.. i have to believe down in there somewhere they do like it... :lmao:
Oooh...I've never seen that baby Simba in the arms one! Love it. And actually, the head tilt fits pretty good with that picture :)

OK i will give you that one... but ALL OF THEM?!?!? :rolleyes:


Hope to get more done today.. i hope today is a quiet day... Tomorrow i only have a half day then off for the rest of the year! I am SURE i can fit in more TR updates!!!

FosterA
12-21-2011, 07:06 AM
great pics!!
p.s. I love your hair color (and I'm a hairdresser so I have some credibility, haha)

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 07:55 AM
great pics!!
p.s. I love your hair color (and I'm a hairdresser so I have some credibility, haha)

THANK YOU!!!! :lovestruc

mousescrapper
12-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Hi just wanted to stop in and say heool...you posted on one of my friend's TR's I think DisMomAmy's and i just had to come check your 1st TR out as i am also from the Chicago area :goodvibes

I don't have triplets (bless your heart) but have twins and 2 more :rotfl:

love the Disney-palooza Birthday decorating some great stuff there :thumbsup2


and you have a lot of wonderful pictures in this TR too

J~

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Hi just wanted to stop in and say heool...you posted on one of my friend's TR's I think DisMomAmy's and i just had to come check your 1st TR out as i am also from the Chicago area :goodvibes

I don't have triplets (bless your heart) but have twins and 2 more :rotfl:

love the Disney-palooza Birthday decorating some great stuff there :thumbsup2


and you have a lot of wonderful pictures in this TR too

J~

Hi!!:wave:
Thank you so much for coming aboard! i LOVE your ring of shamrocks!!
Ummm.. BLESS YOUR HEART! twins AND 2 more? :faint: i can't imagine...
Thank you the party was a bit much!!! ha ha!
Im my own worst critic with this report. I wish i had done last years, It was much more action packed. But have to keep people reading here! Koontz and king are my hero's! HOW DO THEY DO THIS?? :lmao:

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 11:32 AM
YAY back to the report we go...............

so we waited another few minutes buses were awesome.
and headed off to My second favorite park.. Hollywood Studios!! I love the theme, i love the street performers i love it all i think it is just a fun upbeat place!
I had to go the customer service first to pick up our Magic tickets. they of course asked for my KTTW... no where to be found :scared1: i am going out of mind!!! Husband doesn't have it... GOOD GRIEF NOW WHAT!!! it is missing! panic rose. the CM was so calm and nonchalant said "fuggeta bout it" Chicago joke of course and issued another one!!! I was so RELIEVED!!! She even made a little Mickey head on in case i found the old one adn didn't get them confused! Gave me the tickets and off we went!

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this guy is just TROUBLE!!
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We stopped and watched some of the street performers who did this "Wata check" it was HILARIOUS! if you like the three stooges then you would love this!!! I only have video of this.. and i have NO idea how to get it on you tube.
But i can say that my kids have this routine DOWN PAT and is funniest thing ever..
so we PULLED the kids away (they were not happy in the least.) but made it over to the show with TONS of people.. i am so glad we had the preferred seating otherwise i would have never had done this.
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to be continued....

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 01:22 PM
I found a picture of the street guys!!!!
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Sorry was in an argument with my supervisor.. SO back to our regular scheduled HAPPINESS!
A LOT of these pictures didn't come out too well...
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continue:

skier_pete
12-21-2011, 01:22 PM
OK - I agree, that head tilt is getting pretty annoying. It's like someone told her once, "Oh, you look so precious when you do that." and now she does it everytime.

But, at least the boys are more enthusiastic to point at Stitch than they were at Tinkerbell!

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 01:24 PM
OK - I agree, that head tilt is getting pretty annoying. It's like someone told her once, "Oh, you look so precious when you do that." and now she does it everytime.

But, at least the boys are more enthusiastic to point at Stitch than they were at Tinkerbell!

Your not kidding!!!! i don't know where that came from... and would like to slap the stuff out of who did!!!!

Yes found something for the boys to be excited about!!!

skier_pete
12-21-2011, 01:28 PM
Hey, we are writing on eachother's TRs at the same time...too funny.

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 01:29 PM
these are in NO order of how the show went...
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BOOM
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Continue...

Chicago Mo
12-21-2011, 01:44 PM
Go get em Mickey:
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Moodyzblu
12-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Wonderful pictures of Fantasmic ! I haven't decided if we will do that yet .. depends on how tired Jayden is that evening. But it looks like so much fun !

solana131
12-21-2011, 06:43 PM
Those pics were great! I've never seen the show and it will be closed while we are there...so it was nice to see it :)

FosterA
12-22-2011, 07:12 AM
You did get some good shots of F!. I had a hard time taking photos of that in the dark but yours all look good!

Chicago Mo
12-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Wonderful pictures of Fantasmic ! I haven't decided if we will do that yet .. depends on how tired Jayden is that evening. But it looks like so much fun !

Those pics were great! I've never seen the show and it will be closed while we are there...so it was nice to see it :)

it's something to see if you haven't!!I def recommend!!! i don't believe there is a bad seat, we were pretty close. i think if we do it again i would sit farther back.. you couldn't see the fireworks very well.. Plus you can't see Steamboat Willie anywhere else!!!

Chicago Mo
12-22-2011, 09:42 AM
After the show we wanted to see the Osbourn lights On the way we HAD to do Star Tours. HOLY COW was that fun entertaining and really felt like you were in one of those pod things!!! Matthew is a HUGE star Wars fan.. Did i mention the wait was 5 MINUTES!!!! :scared1::cheer2: we did it a couple of times... Nicole wasn't able to do a simulation ride due to her motion sickness. and i do believe this would have put her over the edge... :sick: Nicole called and said where she was standing and said she had tears in her eyes over this... now I am THINKING "geesh what a sap" I really didn't know what to expect on the Osbourn lights but i knew there were a lot of lights... Then i turned the corner.
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awe isn't the word, neither is shocked, amazed. it was breath taking!!!
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I will post more in a few i have tons... I AM OUT OF WORK UNTIL Next year!!!!!

Chicago Mo
12-24-2011, 01:05 PM
wanted to get to the Christmas party before Christmas but I see that isn't going to happen!!!! I'm sorry! I finally finished cleaning and wrapping the last of my presents!! Nothin like getting it all done ON Christmas eve???
I wanted to wish everyone a very merry chirtmas full of joy and magic!!
Love the Bonadurer family!!!:santa:

Chicago Mo
12-28-2011, 10:15 AM
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!!
My MIL is in the hospital with fluid around her heart which has moved to her lungs. It's hard on my DH so we tried to make this year really happy for him. i believe we did, surrounded by family and friends i don't think he was able to think of anything bad. Then Christmas Morning came!
Zack came into the room yelling Santa was here!! once i was able to open my eyes and look at the clock it was 5:15am.. :sad2: ugh. Matt was the last to wake up went downstairs and saw the presents under the tree. Mickey also gives a present every year. This year he gave a Large Bullseye, an enormous adult Simba stuffy, and the largest Stitch I've ever seen! well i guess stitch didn't like being in a box and he busted out! i will post pictures i promise but at this time i cannot find my cord for the camera to the computer. :headache:
They also received the new Disneyland game for the kinect! IT IS AWESOME!!!! it's a MUST! and Disney's universe. Being on Vacation this week has been awesome. SO LAZY. yesterday the kids and i played the universe ALL DAY LONG.. i love vacation at home.. :cloud9:
please let me know how all you did!!:santa:

Chicago Mo
12-28-2011, 10:24 AM
i left off at the Osbourn lights..
here we will post more pictures!!
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this became our CM friend.. he told us some stories about the lights i didn't know. Like the one angel that is white? it represents passing of the originator of the specticle lights
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continue...

Chicago Mo
12-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Hidden Mickey's are everywhere!!!!
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Love this!!!
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skier_pete
12-28-2011, 11:30 AM
Sorry to hear about your MIL...thoughts and prayers are with you! Glad to hear Santa (and Mickey) were good to the kids!

Nice shots of the lights. I just love 'em. I totally missed the "Christmas Story" lamp, though!

Chicago Mo
12-28-2011, 11:40 AM
Sorry to hear about your MIL...thoughts and prayers are with you! Glad to hear Santa (and Mickey) were good to the kids!

Nice shots of the lights. I just love 'em. I totally missed the "Christmas Story" lamp, though!

Thanks Pete.. it's hard because the exact same thing happened with his Dad who passed Dec 30 1991. I pray all is well. Tom is doing amazing. The Kids and i keep him busy and happy with putting together toys and playing video games..

Chicago Mo
12-28-2011, 11:58 AM
The Osbourn lights are very hard to keep track of your kids everyone is staring upwards, bumping into each other!!! we did it and i cannot say enough good things very good for video!!!
After an amazing sight we wanted to get back and SLEEP!!! the next day would be our morning off to nap for Ohana's dinner and the BIG NIGHT OF MVMCP!!!!
So off we went. Buses were a bit packed at this time.
we woke leisurely went to get breakfast then off to the pool!!! called Mousekeeping for an early clean up since we were coming back for the NAP.
Kids jumped from the kiddie pool and back to the bigger pool for the slide. http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x403/mbonadurer/Disney%202011/pool1.jpg I couldn't keep up with them!! but let me tell you by the bathrooms it is SLICK!!! even knowing full well it was slick i still slid across the entrance... good times when you have bad knees.. (going for my fourth surgery!):sad2:
anyway...
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after a couple of hours in the pool i wanted to get a lunch and NAP my kids don't take naps but today i was forcing them too. i know we were going to be at the party late I may or may not have said this in the beginning but there are 3 rules in Disney that you CANNOT break.. 1 No WHINING. 2. NO CRYING. and 3 No Fighting. we are in the happiest place in the world!!! they follow these rule like champs!!! I love my kids :cloud9:
so after they FINALLY fell asleep for an hour or so it was time to get their little butts up and ready!!! poor things...
Nicole bought matching Christmas Mickey shirts from HS which looked very cute.. I cannot do this with my family.. just wont have it.
after getting ourselves together we are HEADING TO MY FAVORITE RESORT!!!
the POLYNESIAN!!! O'Hana's here come the Bonadurer's and Kafka's!
As any of you know there is always a wait to get in. which is FINE with me as i can walk around and take in everything the Poly has to offer. I miss this place terribly. Tonga Toast is the BEST and waking up to the castle and a beach is my way of a resort. I do like the POR it is beautiful and lovely, relaxing.
we took the bus to MK jumped on the boat, best way to travel!!!
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we did a lot of pin trading here too. We were called to sit down and was pleasantly surprised to be sitting at the end for the dancing and coconut races!!! here they come!
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Lil Matt wanted NOTHING to do with any of it! :rotfl:
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time to DANCE!!
what no head tilt???
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oh... there it is...
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Moodyzblu
12-28-2011, 02:20 PM
Great pics !! Ohana looks like a blast. What a fun night. I've never been over to the Poly but plan on going over at some point. :thumbsup2

Sorry about your MIL .. I hope she'll be ok.

solana131
12-28-2011, 02:23 PM
Great pics from O'Hana. Looks like the kids had a great time. I really wanted to book a meal there, but for this trip I think we will skip it. DS doesn't like to be the center of attention and there is no way he would join in the fun, so it would be better to wait til next time when he is a little older. Glad you had a good christmas. Sorry to hear about MIL. We lost my MIL to a sudden heart attack (she was 52, no warning signs) 4 years ago in November, so this time of the year is hard for us as well :( Will be thinking of you all!

FosterA
12-28-2011, 03:26 PM
yay for some no head-tilt photos!:laughing:
I do love the photo of all the kids at Osborne lights in that doorway thing and I totally agree about how hard it is to keep everybody accounted for at the lights since your head is always up and looking around versus right in front of you!

Looks like a good time at the Poly and I can't wait to hear what you thought of the :santa:party!

Chicago Mo
12-31-2011, 07:19 PM
Want to wish everyone a very happy new year!! Please be safe!!!
Good news my mil is coming home!!! Thank you for all the well wishes!!!

Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 08:18 AM
I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far!!! everything here has calmed down MIL is home and doing ok.. OK for an 86 year old who has been in and out of a hospital all year, so we are HAPPY to say all is well!!!
Now that the holidays are behind us and we are off to the year 2012. is it me or are the years FLYING???

We left off at O'hana's dinner. never do i have a complaint here the food is good the entertainment has you smiling all the while! we even had a mother son/Father daughter dance it was SO CUTE!!!
after we all STUFFED ourselves too full capacity it was finally time to head over to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! I hope some of you can find yourselves in the pictures?!?
we took the Monorail (a CM said the new one was a peach color.:confused3)
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I don't know who at this point was more excited about this. The children or Nicole and i to see the castle all lit up!!!
Felt like FOREVER on the monorail! which it's what a 2 minute ride?? Then there it is the ENTRANCE!!!
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jumping up and down getting our bracelets to HURRY IN!!!
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everything was beautiful. it was killing me that we haven't seen MK and to finally get here was a dream come true! :cloud9: pictures are BLURRY
there were LOTS of people...
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This guy wanted to hang with us... but we are WAY TOO COOL FOR HIM.
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just kidding.
finally we turn the corner and stop dead in our tracks.
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Yes we are the ones everyone complains about becuase yes we stopped DEAD and tears rolled up! the castle was beautiful.
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SO MANY PEOPLE!!!
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kind of killed the photopass with that many people BUT WHO CARES we have the memories!!! the decorations were so pretty! I have to say here the wreaths are in the way of the castle... also not too much a fan of the Mickey head wreaths on the poles with fruit. at the moment everything was extraordinary becuase i was finally there!
I have to tell you... I did go out with a friend of mine prior too the trip too practice taking pictures at night with fireworks.. I REALLY wanted the perfect shot of castle and fireworks. i was PUMPED about getting the shots hopefully to frame a couple!!! SO i had my trust rig and my tripod!!! thankfully Nicole did bring her stroller i was able to throw the tripod in there.. really upset most of the pictures are BLURRY! it killed me!
On our way towards the castle and main street we turned right. I never do we always go left! i was bright eyed and not thinking!!!
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i needed to stop at the DSA and to stare at the castle without annoying people by stopping in the middle of the walk!!! we are on our way to Tomorrowland First stop!
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no lines!
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Hidden Mickey
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yep.....
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Said Hi to this loveable guy.
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I'm sure i lost to everyone... we did get stuck a couple of times laughing becuase i kept shooting Joe...he was more into the points!!!
Continuing!

Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 09:37 AM
Looking at these pictures being Christmas and wearing short sleeves! it's a real feel of -4 out today.COLD!!!
the Kids LOVE Phineas and Ferb so we HAD to stop and meet them!
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since Tom has to watch them he wanted some action too.
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can't take him anywhere! :lmao:
We then went on Space Mountain! This was our first time ever!!! i had the first seat and had NO idea what to expect. Nicole did go on this too! WE LAUGHED SO HARD, had such a great time!! what a fun ride!!! i am still kicking myself in the behind becuase i did NOT take a picture of Meghan on this ride.. you know how they take the pictures? well Meghan's eyes were almost popping out her mouth was as wide as her head! we were laughing SO hard at the picture we were falling over! She LOVED SM and we of course had to do it AGAIN! after about 3 turns on SM it was bathroom break and of course found another DSA!!
During this time a show started. I don't know the name so if someone does please pipe up!
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the rest of our little group all regathered to watch the show!
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kids were jumping up and down Mike said HI to them!!!
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How do i NOT have a picture of stitch?!?!?! he was the best! oh well...
This is another attraction i think doesn't get a lot of attention!!! this was GREAT! Zack was picked on the screen as being a Monster.. and Joe Did something too but escapes my memory! :confused:
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loved the little show and now off for whatever we find!
the construction is on it's way to almost completed! so excited for this!!!!! cannot wait to go back for it!
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on our way we HAD to do the tea cups! they were closed on our last trip.
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Tom LOVES to spin out of control, Matt and i went on together while Tom and Meg went on another... it was ugly.after this ride we had to stop. my stomach was in an uproar! Tea Cups + a lot of O'hana food + drinks= :crazy2:
Had to stop for a break..
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Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Of course we HAVE to partake in the free cookies and hot Chocolate!!!
So we stopped.. You have to understand when my parents took me in 1978 i was DEATHLY afraid of Pinocchio.. SO my children find it amusing to tease me.. So we had to stop in here...
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found Peter having a little fun with Wendy.
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Not a whole lot of interaction with the kids.. weird.. but they were into playing hula hoop then found the dance party sorry about the pictures being blurry again:
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there was hardly ANYONE in here! i was so mad at the kids! they would NOT dance with the characters! It was like watching their first dance boys on the edge fooling around dancing and the girls on the other end! this isn't a John Hughes film guys get it together!!! :rotfl: :dancer:
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so i didn't take too many pictures but the video came out pretty funny. After this ONCE in a lifetime Non-dancing dance party the Parade was about to start!
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this CM was upsetting lots of people becuase he WOULD NOT MOVE! kids couldn't see people couldn't take pictures!!!
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the parade is not in order...
here is his creepiness.... dolls that come to life.... eeesh.
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What IS this supposed to be????
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Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 01:09 PM
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I LOVED the little horses!!! they were adorable!!!
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SO UPSET!!! these were AWESOME this is the only picture that i have that isn't totally blurred!!!
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compliments of Disney Photopass! Sorry i cannot take the credit
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Nope no picture of Santa... This is where i really started to feel ill... from food/spinning.. so i had to go sit somewhere and get my head/stomach back into the game!!! I don't when the next time we will go to the Christmas party again!!! I really wasn't feeling well..
Thanks To Photopass here is one...
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That'll teach her! :rotfl2:
Another of my not so happy rides... It's a Small World.. I do like this ride i think it's adorable, cute, great message. At least the story doesn't end with the blue fairy turning them INTO REAL KIDS!!!
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Matt.. Can you guess his reaction to this thrill ride?
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Continuing on....

Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Phew! on that last picture of Matthew. Looks like i am going to have to take him in for those eyebrows!!!! HA HA HA HA :rotfl2:poor kid.
Guess who perked ME up when i was really feeling awful??
Why am i standing like this???
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swoon... HE WAS AWESOME!!! Sooooo in the Jack character it was AMAZING! he had such a great time with the kids! there really much of a line so maybe that was the reason he spent so much time... Meghan was excited to show him her Pink and Purple Hair He was AMAZED!
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we visited with him for quite some time trying to figure out how to get the Eastland out of the Chicago river!!!
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Next up... Wishes.
NOT so happy with the pictures AT ALL :sad:

Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 01:50 PM
oops forgot one Capt Jack Sparrow!!!
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OK please be kind on the bad picture taking! we were RUSHED to get over to find a great spot so everyone could see and get there on time...
we missed the beginning of the memories show which KILLED me but here is what i have on wishes...
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Being 5'4 it's hard to get over people's heads!!! ha ha ha ha. Even with a tripod!
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Stoooopid pole..
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Chicago Mo
01-04-2012, 01:57 PM
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Do you see the Mickey head of Smoke?!?!?
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AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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Continuing!!!

solana131
01-04-2012, 02:23 PM
I don't know what you are talking about because those pictures of Wishes are great! :love:

Love the pics of Capt Jack too. I hope he is out and about when we are there!

FosterA
01-04-2012, 08:11 PM
yay!! love getting home from work and having lots of updates to read and photos to check out.
First of all....you took some great pics. REally. It's so hard to get night ones I think and I remember trying to get some at the Christmas parade and it was impossible! Also...I didn't see myself in any of your party photos:laughing: bummer!

Funny that you drug the boys onto It's a Small World. I didn't even attempt that because I was worried about David fleeing the World on our first night:laughing:

Hey..you look cute w/ Captain Jack! He's pretty cute too!

Chicago Mo
01-05-2012, 07:02 AM
I don't know what you are talking about because those pictures of Wishes are great! :love:

Love the pics of Capt Jack too. I hope he is out and about when we are there!

Ahhh Thank you!!! i wish the pole and that guys head wasn't in the way!!! Capt Jack is a GREAT meet and greet. I understand all of the face characters are 'in' character.. Jack was over and beyond!!!! He was awesome with both kids and adults. it was a riot!!! If he is out you must see him!!!
you have to have at least ONE awesome thing on your trip since so many will be closed.. :mad:
If someone comes up to you for a survey of anything make sure you do it!!! might have a bit of magic afterwards!!! you will see on our next day!

yay!! love getting home from work and having lots of updates to read and photos to check out.
First of all....you took some great pics. REally. It's so hard to get night ones I think and I remember trying to get some at the Christmas parade and it was impossible! Also...I didn't see myself in any of your party photos:laughing: bummer!

Funny that you drug the boys onto It's a Small World. I didn't even attempt that because I was worried about David fleeing the World on our first night:laughing:

Hey..you look cute w/ Captain Jack! He's pretty cute too!

Thanks!!! It's been a while since i was able to do a update. Now that things have calmed down i can catch back up! :surfweb: I hate that your report is done!!! sad!
Night shots are hard most of the newer camera's have the ability for night and fireworks!!! amazing what the little buggers can do now!
It's a small world is all about the nostalgia, WAY too creepy HA HA HA.. I heard there is a book somewhere about it?!?! Don't do that to David.. i don't you will ever be able to go back. It's something for you and your daughter!!! Now we all have bragging rights saying we did it! :rotfl:

How can so many of us on this board be at the same party and not one of us is in someone else photos??? I don't get it...

Looking at all the pictures it is DIET time again.. Lean Cuisine Anyone??? ha ha!

still need to mention I did not see ONE LIME GREEN Mickey head!!!

nikki7680
01-05-2012, 08:19 AM
I didn't mind the pics at all! As long as a get a copy of all of them!!!

nikki7680
01-05-2012, 08:37 AM
Looking at these pictures being Christmas and wearing short sleeves! it's a real feel of -4 out today.COLD!!!
the Kids LOVE Phineas and Ferb so we HAD to stop and meet them!
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since Tom has to watch them he wanted some action too.
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can't take him anywhere! :lmao:
We then went on Space Mountain! This was our first time ever!!! i had the first seat and had NO idea what to expect. Nicole did go on this too! WE LAUGHED SO HARD, had such a great time!! what a fun ride!!! i am still kicking myself in the behind becuase i did NOT take a picture of Meghan on this ride.. you know how they take the pictures? well Meghan's eyes were almost popping out her mouth was as wide as her head! we were laughing SO hard at the picture we were falling over! She LOVED SM and we of course had to do it AGAIN! after about 3 turns on SM it was bathroom break and of course found another DSA!!
During this time a show started. I don't know the name so if someone does please pipe up!
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the rest of our little group all regathered to watch the show!
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kids were jumping up and down Mike said HI to them!!!
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How do i NOT have a picture of stitch?!?!?! he was the best! oh well...
This is another attraction i think doesn't get a lot of attention!!! this was GREAT! Zack was picked on the screen as being a Monster.. and Joe Did something too but escapes my memory! :confused:
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loved the little show and now off for whatever we find!
the construction is on it's way to almost completed! so excited for this!!!!! cannot wait to go back for it!
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on our way we HAD to do the tea cups! they were closed on our last trip.
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Tom LOVES to spin out of control, Matt and i went on together while Tom and Meg went on another... it was ugly.after this ride we had to stop. my stomach was in an uproar! Tea Cups + a lot of O'hana food + drinks= :crazy2:
Had to stop for a break..
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Joe had to get up and dance!!

Chicago Mo
01-05-2012, 09:24 AM
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN I introduce NICOLE!!!
about time you chime in. i gave up on you!!!!
party::jumping1::cheer2:


I didn't mind the pics at all! As long as a get a copy of all of them!!!

Hey the pictures of you guys are great!!! I also want a copy of your pictures.

Joe had to get up and dance!!
When?? during the dance party??? I thought he was outside with Joey??? I am starting to lose how things went.:confused:. I do remember being ill....

nikki7680
01-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Great job on the Bonafka Trip Report! We had a BLAST! Yes, I got teary eyed seeing the Osborne Family Lights but they were so breathtaking! I am truly a giddy school girl in Disney and it was so nice to share it with a friend that appreciates the magic like I do!

A highlight for me was riding Space Mountain for the first time! The not so good part was riding it a second time right after the first time! NOT recommended for people who have motion problems! I should NEVER have pushed my luck!! But the second time I did ride it with my DH and DS6. My DH does not do rollercoasters and my DS6 isn't much of a thrillseeker so seeing how much fun they had on the ride was worth the sickness that followed!

Our previous stays in Disney have been at CBR but I have to say that POR might be my new favorite. However, I would like to stay in the Mansions next time. They had a "Gone with the Wind" feel that I would like to experience.

We normally do our Disney trip in September but after seeing Disney decorated for Christmas, I might try for November more often. The lights are incredible! The castle was just spectacular! But the Osborne Lights truly stole my heart! The mixture of lights and music and the feeling you get standing in the middle of it all just can't be described! Pictures do it no justice.

I have to say thank you again, Bonadurer Family, for giving us great memories that will last a lifetime! I hope you had as much fun with us as we did with you!

nikki7680
01-05-2012, 09:26 AM
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN I introduce NICOLE!!!
about time you chime in. i gave up on you!!!!
party::jumping1::cheer2:




Hey the pictures of you guys are great!!! I also want a copy of your pictures.


When?? during the dance party??? I thought he was outside with Joey??? I am starting to lose how things went.:confused:. I do remember being ill....
Joe had to get up and dance during the Monster Laugh Factory.

Chicago Mo
01-05-2012, 09:41 AM
Joe had to get up and dance during the Monster Laugh Factory.

THAT'S what is was!!! I forgot.. And he had the moves!!!:cool1:

Chicago Mo
01-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Has anyone seen the 2012 merchandise yet??? SO SAD we are not going back this year... :sad:
as for the fireworks??? Wow did it get wild!!! what happened to my camera there???
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did i post this???
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We did stay until the end, took the bus back to POR kids ALL asleep yet were sports when it was time to get up and walk AGAIN to the room.. everyone was dragging including the adults.. We had to get some sleep because of the nuts we are we had to catch rope drop at MK in the morning!!! :sad2:

This would finish up the MVMCP! I did love it!!! i was not expecting so many people.Then again I didn't know what to expect!! Tried not to do TOO much research on the party as i wanted something to be a surprise. we did have lots! Things i wish we could have done..
Think i would have enjoyed it MUCH more if i wasn't feeling ill... :sick:
Been able to have met up with some of the DISers who were there as well.
I would do it again!!!
On to the next day at Magic Kingdom! Rope drop and pirates!!!

Chicago Mo
01-06-2012, 12:38 PM
WAIT WAIT WAIT! I forgot the photopass pictures:
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This picture i have seen on the boards being passed off as their own!!! :scared1:
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So i think this is the one i might frame for the house!!
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OK... Now we may proceed...

solana131
01-06-2012, 05:03 PM
Ooh those are great! So glad I decided to pre-order the CD :)

B&WMickey
01-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Great updates from MVMCP... wish I could say we were in the back ground on any of your pictures but I couldn't find us.

Chicago Mo
01-09-2012, 07:27 AM
Ooh those are great! So glad I decided to pre-order the CD :)
Thanks! The Photopass is awesome!!! especially fun to try and get as many Magic shots as you can! it's a little like a scavenger hunt! ha ha ha!

Great updates from MVMCP... wish I could say we were in the back ground on any of your pictures but I couldn't find us.
That's terrible!!! How is that possible that so many of us were there and not one of us is in the others photos?!?!?
crazy...
:confused3

Chicago Mo
01-11-2012, 08:29 AM
I lost an entire post!!!!!!!!!

FosterA
01-12-2012, 10:48 AM
I lost an entire post!!!!!!!!!

don't you hate that!! that happened to me a few times too and I almost threw my computer out the window.:headache: finally started to do my updates in word and then just copy and paste it in.

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 01:24 PM
don't you hate that!! that happened to me a few times too and I almost threw my computer out the window.:headache: finally started to do my updates in word and then just copy and paste it in.

where did it go??? it was about the Pirates League?!?!? I know i hit submit!!!!
GRUMBLE....

petals
01-12-2012, 03:45 PM
joining in. Luvin the trip report so far. Your kids are so cute and I love the little shoulder lift on all your DD's poses!

Moodyzblu
01-12-2012, 05:01 PM
where did it go??? it was about the Pirates League?!?!? I know i hit submit!!!!
GRUMBLE....

What a bummer !! I want to read about the Pirates league .. my boys actually WANT to do this ! :scared1:

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 05:11 PM
:wave2:
Welcome!!! THANK YOU both for joining me on my report!!!

joining in. Luvin the trip report so far. Your kids are so cute and I love the little shoulder lift on all your DD's poses!
Thank you very much! She is a complete HAM!

What a bummer !! I want to read about the Pirates league .. my boys actually WANT to do this ! :scared1:
I am going back to do it right now! Still confused in where it went?!?! :confused3
geesh i hope i didn't post it someone else trip report!!! THAT wouldn't be too good...

Liza111577
01-12-2012, 05:26 PM
where did it go??? it was about the Pirates League?!?!? I know i hit submit!!!!
GRUMBLE....

I got a preview of it a few days ago on the Pirates League thread!! Can't wait to read all about it again though!! :goodvibes

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 06:12 PM
I hope all of you are warm and cozy! today in Chicago we finally have a snow storm!! tom is making his famous Buffalo Chicken wraps and I have time to finally RE-POST my last update.. really really weird!!
Here we go AGAIN!!
*A side note (as I am typing this for a SECOND time my laptop decided to reboot itself! What?!?! Am I not supposed to continue?!?!*:confused3
All the little ones (maybe some big ones) fell asleep on the way back to POR. we had to wake up most of our Dis-Family to get off the bus for the walk back. Pleasantly surprised we didn't have a tantrum!!! WOO HOO! Matt Zack and Meg PASSED out as soon as they walked through the door. I believe DH did too..
Our next morning i again was the first one awake! GEESH. (Feeling still a little woosie.)
had to pretty much set off the fire alarm to get the rest of the bums up and ready and out the door FOR ROPE DROP!
As we were walking into Riverside mill i hear 'MARCO' immediately i yell 'POLO' YES!!! it's Noladisneymom!!!! i was so excited to see her!!! Felt horrible for her because she really wasn't feeling well.. We were able to chit chat for a couple of minutes with her and her husband, before we had to get going. I really wish we had more time or even met up for a drink.. anything! I was happy we finally were able to meet her and her husband!
After a quick breakfast we were on our way to the mighty Magic Kingdom!
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it was so much fun!!! now we have to hoof it over to the
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Stopping here JUST IN CASE

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 06:14 PM
I got a preview of it a few days ago on the Pirates League thread!! Can't wait to read all about it again though!! :goodvibes

maybe 3rd times a charm???
seriously! as i was typing it again my laptop decided to reboot!!! what's that about?!?!

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 06:59 PM
flashback... 2010! we were walking past the Pirates league and just walked up and asked if the three of them can do it! THEY COULD!!! i didn't know much about the pirates league i didn't do much research on this. Now that i know it was amazing we were able to get in there!!! as we were getting ready. Matt chickened out.. Meg and Matt were the only ones. WE FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!!!
So this year we had to do it again! since Nicole and her family never did it it was a first for them! :woohoo:
I have to say here Gina Marie and Ken are AMAZING. Last year Zack was a bit nervous about the whole thing and didn't know what to expect. As any Mom would you step in and tell him it's ok nothing to worry about blah blah... not even realizing what she did until after... she swooped in pretty much pushed me to the side and made Zack laugh and feel right at home!! cannot say enough about her and Ken!!!
No she was not rude she didn't actually push me to the side she just took control of the situation like i said i didn't even realize she did it until we were home and watching the home movies!!! ha ha ha!

Welcome back to the year 2011... the month November day 16.. insert Rod Serling voice..

Of course this year when making the reservations i HAD to have Ken and Gina Marie again!!! you can request them but you are not guaranteed you will get them. once we get there Zack and Matt, joey and Lil Matt (Meg has another appointment) were ready! ARG..pirate:
some pixi dust has finally come upon us. WE GOT GINA MARIE AND KEN!!!!
:woohoo::dance3::yay::cheer2::lovestruc
once we had our Pirate Names it was time to be TRANSFORMED!
Zack had Gina Marie again:
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Matt had Ken!
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Lil Matt and Dad Joe
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there was a lot of pin trading going on here too.
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Time for the Pirate Oath
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Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 07:02 PM
Another GREAT year of pirating!!! We will definitely do this again!!!After the Oath and they were all announced as Pirates, their new Pirate Names, and given new buttons with their nw names it was time to go into the secret room... cant tell you much here. I also had to give my word...
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Ohhh. Look at Happy!!!
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I have to leave off with Photopass! Shhhh I may have said too much!
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I LOVE LOVE these pictures. the lighting is AMAZING!!!!

Let's see if it will post this time??? Finger Crossed:tink: pixi dust me....

Chicago Mo
01-12-2012, 07:10 PM
IT POSTED!!!! YAY!!!!
:dancer:party::jumping1::jumping3:

Moodyzblu
01-12-2012, 07:29 PM
Yay it posted !! :banana:

So glad to see pics. My boys want to do this .. but I'm going to show them these pics and make sure before I make ressies. They are weird about make-up on their faces. :rolleyes:

Thanks for posting !

Chicago Mo
01-13-2012, 08:28 AM
Yay it posted !! :banana:

So glad to see pics. My boys want to do this .. but I'm going to show them these pics and make sure before I make ressies. They are weird about make-up on their faces. :rolleyes:

Thanks for posting !

Can't believe the problems i had posting that! Crazy... :sad2:

Lil Matt is 3. he did WONDERFUL. the Pirate who did his makeup was awesome with making Matt feel comfortable enough to let her put his makeup on too. I know they have lesser makeup options. if i ever have the time to look up how to post a video i will do it for you to show your kiddos! Plus throughout the park everyone interacts with the kids being pirates. it's an ongoing adventure!
The experience is so worth it. they all interact it's like a little show. they have ME cracking up!!! Zack also walked away with a 'spongebob' a square yellow makeup applicator.. but it was spongebob to them!!!
I will go back every year if the kids no longer want to i might make DH and i do it!!! :lmao:

solana131
01-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Looks like so much fun! I want my little guy to do it, but its just not his thing so I won't push him this time. Maybe next trip :)

NOLAdisneymom
01-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Holy crow! I was mentioned in somebody's trip report!! YAY ME! :cool1:

It was so good meeting y'all too! We'll just have to hook up on our NEXT trip!

Chicago Mo
01-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Looks like so much fun! I want my little guy to do it, but its just not his thing so I won't push him this time. Maybe next trip :)
You should go there and let him see it!

Holy crow! I was mentioned in somebody's trip report!! YAY ME! :cool1:

It was so good meeting y'all too! We'll just have to hook up on our NEXT trip!

Your a Rock star now!!!
Going back 2013 haven't decided in Sept or November again?!?! :confused3. and POSSIBLE cruise in 2014!!!

petals
01-13-2012, 03:31 PM
Great pics from pirates league. I've seen adults going around with pirate make-up on. Looks like a fun experience though

sl_underwood
01-15-2012, 02:44 PM
Lovin your tr. Your kids are so adorable. Will be heading to WDW next december so hoping to learn lots from your experiences!

FosterA
01-16-2012, 04:26 PM
Spectacular pirate photos!!:thumbsup2

Chicago Mo
01-17-2012, 08:17 AM
Great pics from pirates league. I've seen adults going around with pirate make-up on. Looks like a fun experience though

If i didn't know about the pirate league i would probably look at the adults a little odd. BUT becuase i have seen it done twice now i can absolutely understand!! So much fun!!! Love it when they interact with each other too..

Lovin your tr. Your kids are so adorable. Will be heading to WDW next december so hoping to learn lots from your experiences!

Thank you!!! Any questions PLEASE go ahead and ask!


Spectacular pirate photos!!:thumbsup2

The Photopass ones are amazing. the lighting it so perfect. I can only dream of getting shots like that!



Good News! Meghan and I are having a Mother Daughter day!!! :cheer2:
I bought tickets for the Princess on Ice i believe it is called Dare to Dream?!?
VIP seats! Yeah i splurged..
Going in February i can't wait. Tom said he would take the boys to a monster truck rally... :sad2: for a Father Son day.. While looking at all the upcoming shows i see Disney will have a celebrating 100 years?!?! wonder how that will be? LOVE that we can still get a little bit of Disney!!!

Chicago Mo
01-22-2012, 12:57 PM
HELLO out there!
I hope i haven't lost too many of you..
It is now January the snow is here, itís COLD and what better way to get some warmth is get back to this trip report. I have been dragging my feet way too much.
The technology gods must be angry. Every time I try to post and preview I lose my wireless connection. I am really trying to get this report doneÖ I had to move to word to get my thoughts and NOT lose what I am trying,
We left off finishing up the pirates league. Again Best money spent.
It was time for Meghan to get all gussied up! On the path back up MAIN STREET (i could walk this all day..)
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We have never done the Harmony Barber shop and we again LOVED IT! Plus you canít beat the price. While we were there Nicole and i wanted in on the fun.. We also had our hair done!!!
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i had no idea what it really looked like. Honestly i didn't care!!! i had MORE compliments from people!!! whether they were just being nice or making fun i have no idea i still had fun with it! The girls doing the hair warned me about the purple and pink may or may not come out. again i didn't care.
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Just hanging out waiting.
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i didn't mind the sitting..
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he was going to have the mickey head pained on but the girls said it would have just ran off with the heat! :snooty:
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while we were waiting we saw the Move it shake it parade a couple of times:
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We watched this parade about 5 times.. Now that we are all Dinseyíed up we wanted to use our fastpasses to meet Mickey!! (all photos by photopass)
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Chicago Mo
01-22-2012, 01:08 PM
Upsetting we did NOT get the talking Mickey.. :mad:
still had a great time..
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Mickey trying to be like lil Matt
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Now it's time to say goodbye to all our family...
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I wonder what Minnie was trying to say...
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This really was a cool Meet and greet. A lot of fun...
It was time for the Princesses!!!

Chicago Mo
01-22-2012, 01:36 PM
:banana:Peanut Butter Princess TIME!:banana:
The line was empty! there was NO ONE in the room. I ran in with arms flailing in the air yelling PRINCESS to get Meghan jazzed up. yeah i did that..
they must have thought i was NUTS :eek: oh well.. Meghan was in total SHOCK over all of the princesses in ONE room waiting for her!
They were very sweet one of the PP guys looked at me and said WOW did Tinkerbell sneeze on you! I said YEP she has one HE!! of a cold. we laughed and joked around he was a great guy.
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By this time people were coming into the line. There was a girl in line who was special needs she was SO EXCITED to see the princesses it was adorable I believe it was her Mom with her and she was trying to calm her down. no way hose! she was on an overdrive to see them. I thought this was one of my favorite moments. Yes Meghan was excited and Yes she was in awe as you can see in the pictures she really loved them, but to see someone this excited and so happy just made my heart beat a little more. more on this in a moment :lovestruc.. because it is CINDERELLA turn!
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This was really really cute.
Nicole wanted to go and check her Photopass pictures... :rolleyes:
so the kids and i went outside to wait. as we were watching the Move and Shake it AGAIN the Mom and her daughter came out. The Mom was crying!!! i asked if everything was OK? She said the princesses were amazing. Her daughter really isn't a out of shell kind of kid and that was her first time seeing her daughter like that! i got goosebumps.I might have even hugged her i don't remember. But that's Disney. all wrapped up. Brings out the best in EVERYONE i don't care who you are there is something there for everyone it will get you... :cloud9:
After the meet and greet of the greats Nicole was happy with her pictures.Weíre able to get on some rides! Nicole and family split up to do their own thing, we made plans to meet up for our dinner reservations at the one and only CHEF MICKEY!!
Space Mountain of course was first!!! Then Meghan wanted to go on the carousal and Matt wanted the people pusher. I went with the boys while Tom took Meg for Prince Charming's regal round and round. :sick:
I have no idea but i never pulled out the camera?!?!?!:confused3
after the people pusher the boys wanted back on Space mountain, so on we went AGAIN.
finally i had to pull my Space men off and go find Tom and Meg.
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We finally found them after walking around the carousal twice like a three stooges short. and off we went to Winnie the Pooh new 'Q'
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Chicago Mo
01-22-2012, 02:06 PM
After the Winnie ride which was boring for all of us. Tom was asked to do a survey. as he was given the survey the kids and i went out (not leaving me in a store with three 7 year olds) i was going to find the smoking spot. BUT was stopped by a few CM's they started talking to me about Wendy and Peter Pan wanting to find a family to make their day more magical... In my head im thinking~ oh no what is going on? what is happening? Where us Aston Kutcher saying you've been punked? how much do they want?~
i was lost in my own thoughts as the CM's kept talking and going on with an elaborate story with Peter and Wendy.. people started to gather more CM's and now regular guests which is making me more nervous. Tom has now caught up and one of the CM's pulled out this HUGE...
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i looked up in shock as ALL of us gasped at the sight of the BIGGEST sunday i have ever seen! it had to have 10 scoops of ice cream and everything you can imagine on it!!! i keep looking at it with my hands behind my back saying "are you sure" i must have said this at least 15 times. FREE? are you sure.
still they kept giving it to us. By the time it sunk into my head that YES DUMMY TAKE IT IT'S FREE your magic has happened!!! :wizard:
this thing was enough for 10 people. the guests around us congratulated i tried to give some away no takers. it was amazing!!! i was so happy the kids were overjoyed Tom ate most of it.. :lmao:
from here on out i was on :cloud9:
I love Disney.

FosterA
01-22-2012, 05:52 PM
wow wow wow!! What a great update:banana:

I loved hearing about the lady and her daughter being so excited. That was awesome:cloud9:
I LOVED ya'lls hair! and that's great how the PP asked if Tink sneezed on you:lmao:

And..I loved hearing all about that ice cream sundae. How cool is that. Disney is just awesome:worship:

And I wonder if Meg is going to do the head tilt for her wedding photos one day?:laughing:

petals
01-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Love the Mickey and Princess pics. And wow wow we wow on the sundae I want one :)

Chicago Mo
01-23-2012, 07:43 AM
wow wow wow!! What a great update:banana:

I loved hearing about the lady and her daughter being so excited. That was awesome:cloud9:
I LOVED ya'lls hair! and that's great how the PP asked if Tink sneezed on you:lmao:

And..I loved hearing all about that ice cream sundae. How cool is that. Disney is just awesome:worship:

And I wonder if Meg is going to do the head tilt for her wedding photos one day?:laughing:

Yes the Lady with her daughter was the start of my Magic and the trip- what better way!!! The ice cream was such a shock. It had full size brownies, a shortcake cake thing, it was HUGE.. Bet you wish we had met up now don't cha! ha ha ha ha ha!!! I wish we had someone to share it with! I felt bad becuase we did have to throw away some of it..
AS for Meg.. She is a lost cause with the tilt. The other day she asked me to take her picture She tilted her head of course i wouldn't expect anything different. Then asked my why i don't like when she does that... I felt bad and told her it's not that i don't like it.. More of that i would like her to so different poses becuase she is so cute!! I hope it worked.. Your right. Between now and all the school dances right up to the wedding. OHH ya know what... For her wedding i should have a shot of the entire wedding party take a picture with the head tilt! for good memories!!! :rotfl:

Love the Mickey and Princess pics. And wow wow we wow on the sundae I want one :)
Needed more cow bell? :lmao:
It was amazing!!! even when i was typing about it i was still in shock. My family isn't the most luckiest when it comes to winning things and contests..
So this was HUGE to us!!! :thumbsup2

It does go with "Disney is the most Magical place on earth!"

Chicago Mo
01-23-2012, 11:51 AM
After our scrumptious Ice cream we headed to the Sword in the stone and give it a go:
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to find out LATER (Like last week) When Tom and Meg were walking around looking for us Meg went up to the stone and PULLED OUT THE SWORD!!!!! Is there pictures? NO! Is there Video? NO! Because Tom didn't know that this doesn't happen!!! and YES that was a big deal!!! :sad2: still can't believe i missed it.
So on we walked and thoroughly enjoying every step we took. A lot of first for us like Philharmagic was amazing, and several others. The amount of attractions we did was crazy. There was hardly anyone in the parks the rides were MAYBE 5 minutes each including splash and Thunder mountain!!! Haunted Mansion and their new 'Q' was WONDERFUL!!! we spent a ton of time playing with everything..
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Not to many pictures you ask? I was so caught up with everything going on around me I completely forgot that the camera was attached to me!!! but i have a couple...
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Hey No head tilt! I guess this is what i have to do now!
I don't know when this was taken!!! I missed this too! Must have been smoking. ugh i need to quit. :smokin:
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and he is one of my favorites!!! :rolleyes2
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we were there for a whileand did SO MUCH! then looked at the clock! :scared1: we better get over to the Contemporary for the Big Cheese!
On the way PP guys stopped us :
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They kept telling Matthew Close your eyes and he would... Then say No i said to close your eyes! over and over he heard this.. IT WAS FUN!!!
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As you can see there are hardly ANY people around!
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I said CLOSE YOUR EYES!
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makeup started to come off from the heat and sweat.
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They then asked us if we would be there for the memories and me show. No we had reservations at Chef Mickey's Oh becuase the pictures would be on THE CASTLE!!!! :scared1: and we were going to miss it. :sad2:
So off we went to meet the Kafka's!

solana131
01-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Reading through the last couple of posts and I had lots of things to say. But all I can remember is how gorgeous Bell's dress is :) I know, it doesn't really matter, but I just love it!

I can't believe you didn't get any record of the Sword being pulled out! Arrggh! That would kill me! I really really hope we get it out too. Of course, no one but me would realize it rarely happens, they will prob all think its nothing special :confused3

Love the stuff in your hair. Was it hard to get all the sparkles out? I wanna do that too. What "package" did you ask for, or did they just do it? I've never thought about me getting my hair done there. Only seen little ones. Hmmm...something to do if we are bored I guess :)

And the whole 3 eyes thing is freaking me out. Its cool and all, I just keep getting caught off guard looking at the pics. I do a double take everytime :thumbsup2

Can't wait to hear how Chef Micks went. I have that planned for our last morning, but not sure if we are gonna keep it or cancel. popcorn::

Chicago Mo
01-23-2012, 01:09 PM
Reading through the last couple of posts and I had lots of things to say. But all I can remember is how gorgeous Bell's dress is :) I know, it doesn't really matter, but I just love it!

I can't believe you didn't get any record of the Sword being pulled out! Arrggh! That would kill me! I really really hope we get it out too. Of course, no one but me would realize it rarely happens, they will prob all think its nothing special :confused3

Love the stuff in your hair. Was it hard to get all the sparkles out? I wanna do that too. What "package" did you ask for, or did they just do it? I've never thought about me getting my hair done there. Only seen little ones. Hmmm...something to do if we are bored I guess :)

And the whole 3 eyes thing is freaking me out. Its cool and all, I just keep getting caught off guard looking at the pics. I do a double take everytime :thumbsup2

Can't wait to hear how Chef Micks went. I have that planned for our last morning, but not sure if we are gonna keep it or cancel. popcorn::

Yes Belles dress was so pretty!!! She is always the best looking princess in Disney too... In the first picture i love the way Belle and Cinderella are looking at Sleeping Beauty giving Meg a hug.. It's SO CUTE!!!
Go back and ask away!!! I'm here!!!
3 eyes? try 6!!!! it was creepy!!! AS for the Tinkerbell snot Meg was easy as can be!!! Mine? it took a while to brush it out first then washing it was easy!!! Came right out! no package. Just went, asked, cost about 7-8 dollars! that was it!!!!
I will get to Chef Mickey's pretty soon!!! Stay tuned!

solana131
01-23-2012, 01:29 PM
7-8 dollars? I can afford that! Cool. Will have to make time to do that. DH will be so embarrassed to walk around with me :) Can't wait!

Chicago Mo
01-23-2012, 01:55 PM
after our "photo shoot" with the Photopass people we hopped on the Monorail off to the Contemporary. We arrived earlier then our Dis companions so we found a spot on the comfy couch and waited... Finally our comrades showed up and we told each other about our days and the fun we all had. After a long wait we were called to our seats! Excited we were seated be the window looking at the castle (no we didn't see memories and me show) and CHOWED DOWN!!! I love their dinner very Yummy. this is another one of my MUST do. I love the atmosphere very bright and cheery the food is good and the desserts are BETTER.
The characters were sparse yet we did see them all, with the kids all dressed up like pirates poor Mickey and gang were afraid of the chuckle heads!!!
The children all received the different color napkins to show it was their birthday and they waved them like they didn't care! Here is my favorite BAD food. Orero with mousse!!! WOW! can you even imagine the calories in this?!?!? :scared1: seriously scary! I let my kids go up to the buffet by themselves they are pretty self sufficient when it comes to eating they are pros at it. At one time Zack did get lost and asked a man who i believe was security? They all came and found us!! Poor kid.
He wasn't crying, he wasn't scared i am proud he knew to ask a officer looking man to help him! He went to the bathroom by himself and turned himself around. He knew we were by the window, just not the right window. Now that we were ALL back at the table and chit chatting about our trip and what we all had done that day Wishes started! We did get to see wishes threw the window and was such a nice time!
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I liked our server too!!!
Last years pictures... Nicole took more pictures then i did..
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so you get an idea of the place!!! :thumbsup2
After The Chef and playing with the fab 5 I really wanted to SHOWER get the stuff out of my hair. i also knew it would take a while to get the makeup off the boys. We were all SO TIRED from the Christmas party the night before then waking up very early to get to the Pirates league for this day we were draggin!!!
Off we went to the buses! To finally get some much needed rest... and a trip threw the general store from more stuffed animals, cars and whatever else you can think of that we did not need.
Next day? Hollywood Studios!!!! YAY!!!

Chicago Mo
01-24-2012, 08:57 AM
7-8 dollars? I can afford that! Cool. Will have to make time to do that. DH will be so embarrassed to walk around with me :) Can't wait!

Just a reminder No credit cards here! Tip and all must be cash. We had more compliments!!! between the pirates and the crazy hair lots of people stared. :rotfl:

your in Disney!!! go with it!!!
your almost in your single digits right?

solana131
01-24-2012, 01:12 PM
Just a reminder No credit cards here! Tip and all must be cash. We had more compliments!!! between the pirates and the crazy hair lots of people stared. :rotfl:

your in Disney!!! go with it!!!
your almost in your single digits right?

Sounds great! I'm so glad I saw this before I left. Def gonna do it :)

Yep, almost single digits. 11 days to go today :cool1: Thinking again of switching resorts....see PTR :(

FosterA
01-24-2012, 08:40 PM
I know you were nervous to do a TR, but you are doing an awesome job!!
I look forward to all your updates.
I just LOVE LOVE that Haunted Mansion photo with the ghost driving the carriage. Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever seen one of those before. I assume it was a PP pic right? I mean unless there are "really" ghosts there:laughing: anyway...I almost want to go back just for one of those cool pics!

Chicago Mo
01-26-2012, 06:45 AM
I know you were nervous to do a TR, but you are doing an awesome job!!
I look forward to all your updates.
I just LOVE LOVE that Haunted Mansion photo with the ghost driving the carriage. Oddly enough, I don't think I've ever seen one of those before. I assume it was a PP pic right? I mean unless there are "really" ghosts there:laughing: anyway...I almost want to go back just for one of those cool pics!

Thank you!!! Glad i haven't put you asleep! HA!

I was so excited about that picture!
PhotoPass? heck NO! That there is a Real GENUINE Ghost! :scared1: :rotfl:

I was on Magic shot hunt!!! EVERY PP we went to I asked if they had one!!! it was awesome!!! This and the Simba are my favorite!!! :love:

I believe i read somewhere that the PP without a tripod are the ones who can take the magic shots.. Well found out that the PP peeps who have tripods can take them too!!! Next time you go ASK ALL OF THEM!!!!!
If Work allows i plan on doing my Hollywood studios day! of course there are more magic shots!

Chicago Mo
05-24-2012, 08:37 AM
Knock knock knock...:wave:
Hi!
Sorry i have left this alone for SO LONG! Baseball/Softball happened and some life in between..next thing i know IT'S THE END OF MAY!!! Lots of stuff going on. small side trips around town and photography class. ETC.
SO on to the report before it get shut down..

After Chef Mickey's we really wanted to go to Downtown Disney!!! LOVE downtown Disney... The boat trip from POR to DTD is beautiful highly recommended. We were on a mission. Zack wanted the make your own car he has saved up all his gift cards never really asked for any toys while walking, HE NEEDED THAT CAR. also i wanted to go to the Harley store because of the pictures :rolleyes1 all about pictures... I will post those at a later time i don't have them scanned.
Here is Zack Building his Riderz:
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Test drive:
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Final product.. He is VERY proud:
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Our next trip Matt has said he is going to save all his money for a Riderz... we shall see IF he can! :rotfl2:
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LOVE this place.. Before leaving for Disney Tom and i made a pack we DID NOT want to get caught up in the Duffy Bear merchandise the bear is expensive for a stuffy and then the clothes??? NO NO WAY Na UGH.
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yeah well... :rolleyes1
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I will say Duffy has YET to leave my daughter's arm. He has been everywhere with us!
yum
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my three little piggies
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ugh. So glad i took a photography class. this will never happen again.
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we were EXHAUSTED. so we headed back to POR. Next day is one of my FAVORITE parks Hollywood studios! :banana:

Chicago Mo
05-24-2012, 10:07 AM
Going to Hollywood Studios is one of my favorite parks. Love the street actors love everything! just a fun place to walk around.
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I honestly believe the PP People get bored and in the lunch room talk about the stupid things they can get the visitors to do. I will gladly oblige!!! Even with my What about Mary hair do!
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these are just TOOOOO CUTE!!!
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SO on our way. I hope i haven't mentioned this i do believe this was from the fantasmic day.. These "wata check" guys are down right FUNNY! three stooges slap stick kind of funny. our kinda funny!! My kids have the entire skit down pat, they do it for anyone who wants to see
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On to our FIRST and almost favorite ride!
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Have i mentioned how much i am NOT a fan of these pictures???? Time to go back right?
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I have a secret. Last year i saw someone with a backpack, I would have rather spent the money on the kids becuase it was pricey, I ended up NOT buying it. ever since then i kicked myself in the tookus for not buying it.. Well This year i splurged
:woohoo:
:yay:
:banana:
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Lemme tell you! wearing a stuffed animal on your back IS VERY COOL.. :cool2:
don't hate.
On to our ADR of one of the coolest places i've been!

Chicago Mo
05-24-2012, 01:35 PM
OPPS! forgot the ever popular pic:
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Everyone HAS to do this. Also forgot to mention how we probably rode star tours during this trip at LEAST 20 times. no exaggeration Meghan a few times more.
On to SciFi! again i apologize for the photography! I've taken a class and PROMISE next time will be perfect.
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As said before i do not go to Disney for their food. really haven't had anything in the WOW factor. BUT Scifi was a surprisingly good! the waiter was so much fun. LOVE LOVE the atmosphere!
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the cool kids next to us.
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The Kiddo's really enjoyed themselves!
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OK i said i don't go there for the food... But as you can tell I DON'T MISS A MEAL!!! ha ha ha Doooooooooooo whoooooooooooooppppppppp.
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it really was a good time. the hookey movies, the food the waiter made this a great time. :3dglasses
After lunch and PERFECT timing we caught the parade!
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my kids all time favorite Pixar character:
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DOUG!!!!
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more to come...

Moodyzblu
05-25-2012, 09:26 AM
So glad you posted an update ! :thumbsup2

We had ADRs for Sci Fi but ended up having to cancel. :( I was looking forward to the kids doing this. I hope to get it in next year !

We have yet to see the parade .. Not sure why but we keep missing it !

Chicago Mo
05-25-2012, 01:31 PM
So glad you posted an update ! :thumbsup2

We had ADRs for Sci Fi but ended up having to cancel. :( I was looking forward to the kids doing this. I hope to get it in next year !

We have yet to see the parade .. Not sure why but we keep missing it !

Glad to still have you!!! :cool1:
It's been too long!!! Work has gotten CRAZY and kids and sports! holy moley no time. then Poof! it's May.
Sci-fi is a GREAT place to eat. loads of fun. When we walked out the parade was right there! great timing..

FosterA
05-27-2012, 08:50 AM
Where have you been hiding girl! I always come by and check for updates so I was glad to see one;)


we loved sci fi!! As a matter of fact, that was one of David's favorite memories of the entire trip.

Chicago Mo
05-29-2012, 12:03 PM
Where have you been hiding girl! I always come by and check for updates so I was glad to see one;)


we loved sci fi!! As a matter of fact, that was one of David's favorite memories of the entire trip.

time slapped me upside my head!!!! Between the holidays and the kids schedules I wouldn't have a life if it wasn't for them!!!
I will get to a update today!!!
I just wish i had the Harley Davidson photos on my computer!!!

Chicago Mo
05-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Still on the Parade!
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BOO!
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I hope your getting enough pictures?!? The performer giving to Zack and Meg high 5
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Chicago Mo
05-30-2012, 01:43 PM
We did try for FP when we got there for TSM but no way! Eh well. that wasn't such a big deal... but meandering around these guys were out
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They were awesome. the interaction with the people was great. As people would walk by to look at one of the Green army men the other would move very close behind them.. People laughing and screaming! IT WAS A RIOT!!!! we watched them do this a couple of time the kids got a kick out of this too.
So we went back to:
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and rode this over and over. I cannot count how many times we rode TOT and start tours..
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I wish i knew then what i know now with my camera..
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We did want to ride Rockin Roller Coaster. Meg was a bit tiffed she wasn't able to get on.. She is a PEANUT! Nicole and fam took her and we went on our way!
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Walking threw the lines one CM started chatting with Zack and Matt. then asked if they rode TSM we said sadly no so SHE GAVE US FP for a family of 5!!!! How did they KNOW we were a family of 5?! Can you believe that?!? I was shocked!!! couldn't stop saying thank you a thousand times the boys were jumping up and down. Meg would be so excited too. :cloud9: CAN YOU BELIEVE all the Pixi dust?!?!?! :lovestrucI love disney... :love:I really do pixiedust:
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Tom hanging out with our new family member. :cool2:
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someone explain to me WHY this is sideways?!?!
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LOVE Matt's face in the background.
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So wrapping up this day we were just walking around and found ourselves back by the green army men. I was a little leery about them this time around:
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They must have remembered how i was laughing at the poor souls getting frightened by them and BOY OH BOY did they get me!!!! I was taking a picture of the kids by the Green jokersters and lo and behold he came right behind me! We laughed SO HARD!!!!! such a great time!!!
This is when we decided it was time to leave! :rotfl:
Photopass next!!

Chicago Mo
05-31-2012, 08:04 AM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/the-daily-disney/os-disney-art-of-animation-nextgen-20120530,0,6735269.story

Have you seen this??? now we can schedule our ride times???? :confused:

don't know if i can be that much of an obsessed planner... or can i???

Chicago Mo
05-31-2012, 10:21 AM
Photopass time!!

we felt bad because NO ONE was around for these guys!! so we got to play around..
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I really wanted to drap across McQueen like those models but thought better.
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Have i mentioned how much i LOVE LOVE LOVE magic shots??
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hummmm I may have posted some of these already? i am wearing 2 different shirts!
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One more thought before i leave my HS day. As we were walking in the entrance i said something to Zack, well the people behind me ALSO had a Zack who had the SAME purple tee shirt and exact SAME nike shoes!!! Who bizarre is that??? Our "zacks" thought it was the coolest thing ever!!! (so did I) I believe their birthdays were around the same time!!! But the Zack behind us was not a multiple.:rotfl:
Again another FANTASTIC Disney day!!

Moodyzblu
05-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Love the PP pics ! The ones with Stitch are great. :thumbsup2

Chicago Mo
06-01-2012, 10:14 AM
Thank you!!
I love Photopass!!! If it wasn't for them I wouldn't have any GOOD pictures!!!

almost done with this report!! FINALLY!!!

luvslikepi
06-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Great TR so far - just caught up. Love all your pics! I always wish I would have taken more every time I get back from a trip.

Chicago Mo
06-01-2012, 12:57 PM
Great TR so far - just caught up. Love all your pics! I always wish I would have taken more every time I get back from a trip.

Thank you! I have take a couple of photography classes so now i am REARING to go back!!!! can wait to take REAL pictures now!!

CONGRATULATIONS on the BABY!!!! the size of a squash? that's so cute!!!

macraven
06-02-2012, 09:45 PM
i'm late for the party............

but had fun reading your trippie.

all the pics were kewl!

FosterA
06-03-2012, 06:23 AM
How fun! stumbled down to my computer this morning with a cup of coffee and did my usual routine of checking out the Dis and was so happy to see a big ol' update with lots of photos!
Your Hollywood Day looks awesome!
My husband got a kick out of that marble (I think?) door at RnR too. He looked like your kid messing with it. lol

wow!! you guys did manage to get some pixie dust this trip. Lucky!!

Chicago Mo
06-04-2012, 08:18 AM
i'm late for the party............

but had fun reading your trippie.

all the pics were kewl!

Thank you for joining!!!
I have two more days to go then this is OVER! On to the next!


How fun! stumbled down to my computer this morning with a cup of coffee and did my usual routine of checking out the Dis and was so happy to see a big ol' update with lots of photos!
Your Hollywood Day looks awesome!
My husband got a kick out of that marble (I think?) door at RnR too. He looked like your kid messing with it. lol

wow!! you guys did manage to get some pixie dust this trip. Lucky!!

Could not get them to stop with that door! But it kept them busy! HA!
Yes, we had a lot of Pixi dust this trip. I DO NOT take it for granted and every time it happened i MADE sure to thank and make a note to write Disney... I pray they never stop the little things that make a family's trip more magical then it already is. :wizard:

I WILL get back to the report TODAY!

Chicago Mo
06-04-2012, 12:28 PM
WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA... a minute... I totally forgot to mention we did see Lights Motor Action!!!! This was a really cool show! My Son Zack is a nut for cars. he is also the one who was able to make his OWN personal riderz!!
This is another must of our touring and another Hollywood studios great! I know people don't like HS which is a plus for me!
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I will say knowing some of the stunts was like learning the magic behind the magician... ;)
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I LOVE the street performers!

Chicago Mo
06-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Back on track...
I believe we did go back to DTD after HS.
Next Morning we are on our way to EpERcot!! Breakfast at Akershus!!! Meg had the option of either Akershus or 1900 Park fair, she wanted ALL the princesses, So on we went!
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I just want to squish her.
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She picked out her costume. I ended up with two of these!!! we ordered one from Disney.com Meg picked it out. well, i was getting very nervous and called becuase we didn't get it. Disney sent one overnight for her! in the meantime the other one did show up like a day later, I called them i did receive the original one (the day before we left) and asked how to send it back.. THEY SAID NO! to keep it! I could not believe that!!! I love Disney!!!!!!!
we have arrived!
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Here is my FAVORITE picture: From last year:
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Breakfast is MUCH better food! we were not thrilled with last years dinner.. But will say last year's interaction with the princess' was better then this year. Maybe a lot busier during breakfast?? :confused3
Still always had a good time!
I had an idea... :idea: Instead of walking around with the dress AND we have another at home i TRIED to give her little mermaid dress to someone outside. Ya know like pay it forward? For all the pixi dust we got this time i wanted to give it to someone else... I had NO takers!!! granted it's not the best Disney princess dress BUT I WAS GIVING IT AWAY to a little girl who didn't have a dress to go and have a good time with the princesses! Well, I told the CM about my little plan and to PLEASE give it to a family who was well deserved. I DO hope it made someone's day!
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why must we beat everything???
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Continue!

Chicago Mo
06-04-2012, 01:35 PM
It was time for a beer... Duffy tried to hang...
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He couldn't
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I didn't bring my DSLR i was so tired of carrying it and the pictures were not cooperating, i had my PS Nikon which was also giving me problems..
So i let Disney do the rest!
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Test track!
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We roamed around epcot the rest of the day taking in everything we could. I am going to beg and plead you all to help on my PTR and my Epcot days!!! I know we do not fully utilize Epcot and would LOVE TO!!!

We got back to the resort and loved yet another fun loving Day in Disney. I needed to get back to start packing/ laundry for anything needed, get a good nights sleep for our LAST Disney day!! :mad:
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Mickey bars are good for you.
Continue!

Chicago Mo
06-04-2012, 01:53 PM
I will post here our Towel animals. Please share if you know what some of them are!
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LOVE MOUSEKEEPING!!!

As i said i had packed everything up which included MY CAMERAS!!!! Now you get the read my ramblings Sorry!!!
Our next day and our LAST was back to MK. To Tony's for our GRAND GATHERING!!!
Sorry no real pictures and was i MAD!!! :mad:
We did make it for Rope drop:
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Tony's:
this was awesome! the food was awesome!!! Tony IS AMAZING! the character interaction was the best we had all trip! the birthday celebrations were out of this world! I know Grand gathering are over now, that is sad.. But if the Tony's still has a character interaction you should definitely book it!!!
We did VERY little as the crowds hit and hit HARD!!! we tried to do a few attractions and just couldn't do too much with the amount of people. So we said goodbye to our FAVORITE place to visit and went sadly back to the resort to check out... Check out was a breeze, getting to the airport wasn't any trouble at all. the flight back to Chicago was smooth. I WISH i had my camera on the light home flying over downtown Chicago at night is really beautiful and really wish i had take some pictures. We had a backwoods home on wheels pick us up instead of the rockin Limo we had on the way there... :lmao:
Back home the dogs were OVERJOYED to see us!!! we were all very tired so i put the kids to bed. as i said goodnight to everyone I heard whimpering. Went to check on everyone and of all kids i would never believe it was Zack. He told me he was crying becuase he missed Disney... This kid DOES NOT CRY!
So all my followers i have news. We couldn't swing it this year... BUT WE WILL BE RETURNING SEPTEMBER 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't have my Zack CRY! and now i have taken two photography classes I HAVE TO GO BACK!
More then likely staying at the new Art of Animation Lion King Room!!!

I hope all of you will help me out planning our next trip with all the changes with FP PP whatever else i have missed in the last year.
Is it too soon to start a PTR?!?!

I hope you all enjoyed this report i PROMISE the next one will BE MORE exciting and MORE FUN!!! and of course BETTER pictures!!!

FosterA
06-11-2012, 08:54 PM
I've really liked following your report!! And....I think you took some super fab photos too!:thumbsup2

But...the big news here is that YOU WILL BE GOING BACK!! how awesome. I wish I could say the same. It's not out of the question but certainly don't have a date lined up yet. boo hoo.

anyway....Thanks for sharing and I loved all of it!

Chicago Mo
06-12-2012, 09:07 AM
I've really liked following your report!! And....I think you took some super fab photos too!:thumbsup2

But...the big news here is that YOU WILL BE GOING BACK!! how awesome. I wish I could say the same. It's not out of the question but certainly don't have a date lined up yet. boo hoo.

anyway....Thanks for sharing and I loved all of it!

:thumbsup2

I do want to start a PTR, considering i am not going for another 15 months i thought no.. :sad2:

If my friend does come with we will be staying at AOA... If he decides no... then we have a decision to make... Poly or AOA........ hummmmmmmm

Alysa
06-13-2012, 01:15 PM
That was such a great report - just read through it! Triplets! Amazing! Lucky Mom! Loved the photos with Cpt. Jack and at the Pirate League. The ones with Mickey were great too! Thanks for sharing!

Chicago Mo
06-13-2012, 01:41 PM
That was such a great report - just read through it! Triplets! Amazing! Lucky Mom! Loved the photos with Cpt. Jack and at the Pirate League. The ones with Mickey were great too! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you For reading!!! thought you would like the goof with Yoda on her back! ME!! HA! yes triplets.. They are all growing too quickly from my taste.
Pirate's league was awesome! i cannot say enough about all of the CMs there. Such a great time.

I just got done reading your PTR!