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cbcrockett 06-27-2012 04:47 PM

"Hey Look, It's a Goat!" Baby's 1st WDW Trip/Little Sister's Grad Trip! (6/12) *5/8*
Hey Look, It's a Goat!

:welcome:Welcome to my trip report! We had a great time taking our DD (now almost 10 months, but 9 months at the time) on her first trip to the world and celebrating my little sister's high school graduation!

I'm WAY behind on getting this TR started (it has taken me about a couple of weeks to get caught up with everything at home/get my sister back home to Nashville/etc and then I helped out with VBS at church and we were all three sick last week!) , so let me give you the basics and we'll get going!

If you want to check out the planning process, you can check out my pre-trip report here Planning Baby's First Trip to WDW - A Pre-Trip Report

Cast of Characters:

DH Clay (30)

My wonderful husband of 6 years, though we have been together since my freshman year in college (almost 10 years now). Loves Disney (though maybe not quite as much as I do) and his favorite character is Donald Duck! He's a great guy and e best daddy! And is studying very hard all the time for his CPA exam. 1 section down, 3 to go! (celebration trip at the end?!?!)

DD Hannah (9 months, during the trip)

Our sweet little girl! What a blessing! She is a curious and happy little girl! She's awfully smart and into anything she can get her hands on. She's crawling, but prefers cruising (walking while holding on to thing) and has been doing that longer than crawling!) We like to say that her favorite princess is Ariel :). She'll be having a fabulous Minnie Mouse birthday party in a couple of months!

LS Cindy (Little Sister) (18)

My very cool younger sister! There are obviously a number of years between us, but we are still pretty close. This trip was supposed to be a surprise trip for her that she didn't find out about until the day before (on graduation day). Had to tell her a little early, but she was still surprised and thrilled! She loves Disney as much as I do and was very excited to join us on the trip (and we were happy to have her along for the fun!) She is headed to Savannah, GA in the fall and will be a freshman at Savannah College of Art and Design. She is crazy talented y'all! Her favorites are Cinderella and Jack Sparrow!

Me (Brittany) (28)

I am a stay-at-home mom to the fabulous Hannah! Before staying home with DD, I worked at a law firm for about 2 years. Before that, for the AHA, and before that in some other Advertising and Marketing positions. I obviously love me some Disney, but I also love reading a good book (whenever I can find the time), painting, sports (especially my Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Vanderbilt Commodores!) and DH and I love to go camping! I'm still trying to find my niche in what I want to do in this "big blue world" but am very happy being at home with my sweet little girl!

When: June 3-10 (plus June 1-2 in Nashville for my 10 year High School Reunion and LS's H'S graduation!)

Accommodations: Offsite. We wrestled with this a lot, but couldn't pass up the deal to use DH's mom's time share week for this trip. We stayed in a condo at Vacation Village at Parkway.

Why: Who needs a why? It's DISNEY!!! But, we were taking DD for her very first visit to meet the Mouse and we were celebrating LS's high school graduation!

So, that's the big "W's"... and hopefully we'll have more soon! First up, our C-RAZY weekend before we can even hit the road to make it to the great state of Florida!

cbcrockett 06-27-2012 04:54 PM

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RooRach0906 06-27-2012 05:34 PM

I'm first!!!! Can not wait to hear all about it!!! :goodvibes

PixieMama 06-27-2012 06:38 PM

Yay, you started your TR! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Leger13 06-27-2012 07:48 PM

I'm here! Great start :goodvibes

reyasmommy 06-27-2012 11:06 PM

I'm excited to read about your trip. Your DD is precious, love the red hair. :love: I took my DD to DLR when she was 6 months old and took my son to WDW at 3 months old. I've found that every age is amazingly fun!!

JennisSilly 06-28-2012 02:28 PM

I'm in!

cbcrockett 06-28-2012 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by RooRach0906 (Post 45309489)
I'm first!!!! Can not wait to hear all about it!!! :goodvibes

:welcome: So glad you are here! :banana: And congrats on being first :thumbsup2


Originally Posted by PixieMama (Post 45309905)
Yay, you started your TR! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

:welcome: Finallly, right? :rotfl: Now, hopefully, I can just keep things moving!


Originally Posted by Leger13 (Post 45310469)
I'm here! Great start :goodvibes

:welcome: Yay! Thank you! I'm going to get started on writing about our crazy weekend leading up to Disney (which I feel needs to be included, since it was technically part of our vacation). So, in my time, it should be up by sometime next week :rotfl2:


Originally Posted by reyasmommy (Post 45311992)
I'm excited to read about your trip. Your DD is precious, love the red hair. :love: I took my DD to DLR when she was 6 months old and took my son to WDW at 3 months old. I've found that every age is amazingly fun!!

:welcome: I'm excited to share the trip! And thank you so much about DD! We're pretty smitten with the little bit! :love: I think her age (9 months) was a really good age to take her! Of course there were some obstacles at times, but who am I kidding, there are obstacles with me, the 28 year old sometimes :rotfl2:


Originally Posted by JennisSilly (Post 45317003)
I'm in!

:welcome: So glad you are joining in! :yay:

Reflections of Earth 06-28-2012 10:26 PM

Your daughter is precious! :cutie: I'm in as well!

cbcrockett 06-30-2012 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by Reflections of Earth
Your daughter is precious! :cutie: I'm in as well!

Thank you so much! And welcome welcome! Glad to have you along!

Moodyzblu 06-30-2012 04:12 PM

Joining in ! :banana:

Looking forward to reading more ! :goodvibes

cbcrockett 07-03-2012 10:50 AM

How much can we do in one weekend? (June 1-2)
How much can we do in one weekend? (June 1-2)

I'm a planner. I mean, I'm on the DisBoards, and aren't we all compulsive planners? So, the plan was to leave our house in West Tennessee on Friday, June 1 by 1:30pm to head to Nashville for a weekend full of my 10 year high school reunion, my sister's high school graduation, and capped off with a 12ish hour drive to Orlando!*

On Wednesday, my very last pair of contacts ripped... And I went into freak out mode, since Walgreens had decided to delay the shipment of my new ones! I'm super blind, so this was a major issue! :eek: Long story short, I freaked out and STALKED the FedEx tracking number for three days. And at 1:45 pm on Friday, I had never, EVER been so glad to live so close to the world headquarters/shipping hub OF FedEx, when the very nice lady delivered my contacts to me. We were on the road by 1:50:banana:.

Wait, before I forget, look what DD learned to do the night before we left!*
She had sort of been crawling before, but she really got the hang of it on Thursday night! And off to the races we went!

So, major crisis averted, we were off to Nashville, praying we hadn't forgotten anything major! Friday night, DH, DD and I went to The Crow's Nest in Green Hills (for those of you familiar with Nashvegas) for a casual "meet and greet" for my 10 year high school reunion. It was a TON of fun! We were only there about an hour or an hour and a half (since the little one needed to get back to the grandparents' house and to bed) but it was great. I went to an all-girl Catholic high school in Nashville and our graduating class was only 43, so we were pretty close. It was also great because I got to see my very best friend from HS (who is still my bf) but lives in DC with her DH now.* me, DD and some of the girls! "Aunt Mary" (my BFF), me and DD

Saturday morning, we took DD to the park so that she could play/nap with Grandmomma and Grandaddy (my stepmom and my Dad) while we went to my sister's high school graduation! We decided DD would not do well having to sit still and stay quiet, plus it would be a good opportunity for her to see the other grandparents, since we wouldn't have time to go see them that weekend. The graduation ceremony was nice and not too long. It was a beautiful morning for the outdoor graduation! Afterwards, it was brunch at Harding House at Belle Meade Plantation. Yum! Food was good and DD had fun playing with her toys in her high chair!* The graduate and her proud dad (my stepdad)!*

We took the afternoon to rest and get our bags ready for Disney! :thumbsup2 Saturday night, DH and I headed to the reunion dinner at Amerigo's. DD stayed with Nana and David (my mom and stepdad... He hasn't decided on a name yet, haha!). We hoped that she would go to sleep easily like normal, but apparently, she has developed some separation anxiety(which we are still overcoming). DD usually goes to sleep between 7:45 and 8. She didn't go to sleep until 10! It was a long night for them!* Me, DH, one of my best friends growing up (and still a good friend today) Lindsey, her hubby, Jason, and our friend Laura. We all three played basketball together in HS.* The girls... We are still a silly bunch!* my BFF, Mary and her DH, Ben, me and DH!*

We had a great time though, catching up with my high school girlfriends. We left around 9:45. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had an early wake up call... To the tune of 3:30am! By the time we got back to my mom's house and got our things situated (and had to wake up DD who needed a diaper change, which NEVER happens... It was a bad nigh for her!) it was after 11!*

It was time for some benadryls and a few short hours of sleep, because I-24/I-75/Florida Turnpike/I-4 was waiting for us! (But the few hours of sleep was better than LS... She was at her grad night. She got home at 2:30am, took a shower, then got in the car!)*

Up next, my 12 hour prayer for no baby meltdowns!*:scared1:

RooRach0906 07-03-2012 01:52 PM

Looks like you had an awesome reunion and congrats to your sister!!!

MHTeacher 07-03-2012 02:24 PM

I found your TR! :) Great intros and pics from your reunion. Looks like everyone had fun!

Can't wait to hear more! :)

PixieMama 07-03-2012 03:11 PM

Lovely pics! Sounds like you had a great time at your reunion!

I can't believe LS was up all night and then left for Disney! Ah, to be young again, eh? ;)

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