Can we break our PTR curse?...update 2/27 Wed and thurs plans and more count down
Ok so I've tried this PTR thing twice before but our trips just never happened. I wasn’t going to write a ptr this time because I was thinking it was bad luck. But that is silly, right? So I'm writing this ptr to break our curse :rotfl2: and of course get some helpful tips from all you seasoned travelers.
So on with the PTR for our March 2011 trip….
First a little background on me and my party of travelers:
Lets start with Me, I'm the Mommy -Jessica, the main Disney fan in my family. I'm 32 (will turn 33 on the trip) been to the world only once for my honeymoon, wish I could've been more times and certainly have several trips planned in our kids and my future. I have however been to Disneyland more times than I can count since I mostly grew up in California and I've been going since I was a baby. I have two children, both boys, and both Disney fans. I currently work at Jason’s Deli part time and will be returning to school to finish my degree so I can teach.
Next in the cast of travelers is my DH- not such a Disney fan, but doesn't want to miss out on any adventures the boys have. Paid me the best compliment the other day in saying that in all the mother-child interactions he has seen, I'm the best mother. Ok, well he is 39 and a high school teacher and football coach. Football to him is what Disney is to me. So it's nice we each have our thing. Here are some pictures of DH and I on our honeymoon:
Up next our darling children….
The beginning...see above, lol
Introducing...Grandparents and Aunt Bea
Introductions continued...my sister and her family
Accomodations are booked :)
Food Issues and restaurant choices
Plans for our Epcot day
Arrival Day, first full day in Florida, and plans for our first day in MK
Life updates....and an added trip :)
DHS top ten
7 days until ADR madness begins
4 days until ADR's and more pictures of my boys
Our Nashville weekend/the Walk for Autism Speaks part 1
Nashville weekend/Walk for Autism Speaks-The BIG event (part2)
Our Nashville weekend/Walk for Autism Speaks/And what will our first ADR be???? (part 3, the final part, lol)
The ADR's are booked
A non park day filled with plans and ???park visits???
Where did the time go???ACK 111 days to go
100 Day countdown evening
Back from my Moms trip and our March itinerary is changing
Sunday March 13 Plans
Monday March 14 plans
Tuesday March 15 plans
Hi! I am just in the process of reading All7ofUs's PTR from the start and came across a post from you about how you changed your life style since you became a mom (Part 1 page 44 :goodvibes). And then I saw the link to your PTR in the signature and hopped over only to find out that it is a brand new PTR! :cool1: So I am here and am looking forward to read more about your plans! I am sure that this time you will be able to break the curse!!!! :thumbsup2
I'm in too! Can't wait to read about you finally getting your boys to WDW!
So glad you decided to do another PTR!! :cool1:
Can't wait to hear more! popcorn::
Our darling little 5 year old
My DS Jack is 5 years old now, where did the time go.
When we go in March he will still be five, he doesn’t turn five until the end of March. He is a very active high spirited boy. He was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in January of 2008, and was in a self contained class that school year for pre-school. He has made great strides with his speech and occupational therapy for sensory issues, and attended a regular parent’s day out program at our church this past school year.
In the upcoming school year he will attend a new program specific to children on the spectrum. We tried to get him into our church affiliated school and they turned us down. I was heart broken, and did not want him in this program he is going to be in. Now after two months of working with his new teacher and having visited this new church and school several times….I couldn’t be happier and so glad for what God lead us too. This is going to be the best thing for our son, and that is all we want. So we have changed parishes and our son has a WONDERFUL teacher and is going to get all the services necessary to prepare him to attend a typical class kindergarten next school year.
He has already visited Disneyland two times
Technically my 2 yo also went to Disneyland before, here is my Jack and Joey in my belly ;)
and is VERY excited to visit Mickey’s castle in Florida, you see the castle at MK isn’t the castle of a princess in his world- it belongs to the big cheese. We have never gotten to ride on Dumbo, and we have plans to ride that first. We have gone through the phase of LOVING Cars (still does), Mickey (still does), Phineas and Ferb…. And most recently Spiderman (I know not a Disney character, but his newest obsession- and since Marvel was purchased by Disney, it’s still Disney to me now, lol). Aside form Spiderman… he LOVES all things Disney like me.
Up next….our baby…who isn’t such a baby anymore
The baby...well not such a baby really...
The baby formerly referred to as Baby Joey by all in the family (we are trying to get away from that since he is two now and not such a baby anymore).
He will be three when we go to Florida in March (his b-day is in February). He is all smiles almost all the time and very mischievous.
And he currently loves all things Mickey and Pooh. And has been expanding into Einstein’s and of course anything big brother likes including Spiderman and iron man (but pretends to be the bad guys)….oh yeah and he thinks he is a pirate. A Pirate League adventure may be in our future, I’m thinking birthday gift.
Joey is extremely intelligent, counting to five and even ten sometimes. He will be the little athlete my husband dreams of having. He is a rough and tough typical little boy. Joey will be starting Mom’s morning out this year, two days a week. He is so excited for school. He actually prefers books to tv most of the time. And LOVES to eat.
He likes to look at pictures in TR’s with me, and when I’m writing out our plans on paper while I read tips from you all, he wants to “color” and do “work” too.
I’ll be anxious to see how he does with characters the first time since Jack doesn’t do well with characters, this is how he did with the Veggie Tales, while Jack watched from behind a bookcase.
One last thought about Joey, he isn’t the rough tough kid all the time, he is also a little prince and flirt. He kisses my Moms snow globe princesses every night before going to bed, and Tinkerbelle is his girlfriend.
Up next….other participants in this Florida adventure
Joining in!:goodvibes Your boys are adorable! I can't wait to read more!:thumbsup2
LOVE your Minnie Mouse & Mickey Mouse costume picture :earsboy:. Too adorable!
Both of your boys are adorable!! :goodvibes
Who else wanted to come on the boys First Magical Trip to the world?
The Grandparents of course… my Mom and Dad. Oh and my Great Aunt Bea who has been like a second mother to me, my brother and sister all our lives.
My Dad- hates crowds, doesn’t like waiting in long lines, and isn’t a fan of spending money on “useless” things- oh yeah and can’t understand why in the world we need to spend so many days at WDW. He is a dear though; don’t let his dislikes fool you. He is a big softy, and willing to go with the flow for the sake of being with his family. He has never been to the World, so this will also be his first trip. All time favorite Disney character- “Donald Duck.”
My Mother- loves being in the middle of all the excitement, loves traveling, and would probably spend a month in Orlando if she could afford to. We’ve always lived in California or other surrounding states on the West Coast so have only frequented Disneyland. But she did travel to Florida once before I was born and has visited WDW once. With this being said, since I started planning trips a year ago she has gotten more excited about the idea and has also joined the Disney boards. They will visit Florida before our trip so she can go see Harry Potter World. That is her anniversary gift this year. And they won’t visit WDW because they are saving all the excitement for the trip with us. All time favorite Disney movie- “Beauty and the Beast.”
My Great Aunt Bea- she is everyone’s Aunt Bea. Moved in with my parents when my brother was a baby, he had asthma and breathing problems, so she was there to help watch us when my parents worked. And now she is there to help my parents with my boys while my dh and I work. She adores the kids, and is excited to see their reaction when they meet Mickey and see the BIG castle. All time favorite Disney movie- “Lady and the Tramp.”
Oh but that is not all, we have three others planning to join us in our cast of travelers going on this adventure….
More on that in the next update
Jessica! :wave: I didn't see your PTR link in your siggie until this afternoon. Yay, I'm glad you've started one! :goodvibes Can't wait to see your pictures... darn work computer!
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