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Old 12-14-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Royal Me This, Royal Me That ~ Disney in December, How About That? *Update 6-1* P26

Welcome!

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of reading my writing, are you sure you want to be here?

In all seriousness, welcome to my December 2008 trip report.

The players are as follows -

TK ~ That's me!

Mom ~ That's my mom!

Nana ~ That's my mom's mom!

HRH ~ That's my son!

For further details on our likes, dislikes, and family dramatics, feel free to visit my pre trip report here:Pixie Dust and Presents, Christmas Decor, Oh My! What a Lucky Gal Am I!

Royal Discourse - One - The Royal Blood

Royal Discourse - Two - The Royal Digs

Royal Discourse - Three - "A Queen Is Never Late...Everyone Else Is Simply Early."

Royal Discourse - Four - The Royal Feast at The Hollywood Brown Derby

Royal Discourse - Five - Allow Me To Cast Some Light On The Subject

Royal Discourse - Five - The Photography of Mom

Royal Discourse - Six - The Royal Bedchamber Calls

Royal Discourse - Seven - The Royal Alarm

Royal Discourse - Eight - The Royal Penny

Royal Discourse - Nine - Hang Gliding, Royal Style

Royal Discourse - Ten - The Royal Defection

Royal Discourse...oh, who are we kidding...Pirate Manifesto - Eleven

Royal Discourse Twelve - Chefs de France

Royal Discourse Thirteen - Chefs de France Part Deux

Pirate Manifesto Fourteen - A Little Evening Stroll, Savvy?

Photo Update - RD 15

Royal Discourse Sixteen - A Royal Mess

Royal Discourse Seventeen - A New Day

Royal Discourse Eighteen - The Royal Loo

Royal Discourse Nineteen - A Royal Friendship

Royal Discourse Twenty - Make Some Lemonade, For Mickey's Sake

Royal Discourse Twenty-One - A Royal Break

Royal Discourse Twenty-Two - Citrico's

Royal Discourse Twenty-Three - The Magic Kingdom...As It Should Be

Royal Discourse Twenty-Four - A Royal Breakfast

Royal Discourse Twenty-Five - Royal Fashion

Royal Discourse Twenty-Six - A Royal Departure and Final Thoughts

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Old 12-14-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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Royal Discourse One - The Royal Blood

December 6, 2008

We had a leisurely morning at home. The night before, I'd gone through my packing frenzy. In hindsight, I totally overpacked. But it made me feel prepared, at the very least, and if I ever go at that time of year again, I have a better formula for what to bring.

We all piled into the royal chariot to head to my mother's house and get ready for DH to take us to the airport. We picked up Mom, then Nana, and pretty soon we were ready to be off.

At the airport, getting to security with all our bags was a real treat, but I'd done it to myself, you know? On the way home, I did manage to combine things, but more on that later.

We did make it through security without a hitch, and using the family lane was definitely helpful.

Even though it was a bit early, I made the command decision to purchase lunch for HRH at McDonald's. He requested chicken nuggets and french fries, and ate a good bit before we got on the plane.

Now Mom and Nana pre-board since Nana has a lot of difficulty with her hip and walking in general and she does need some extra time. So the game plan was for Mom to take the car seat with her, while I negotiated HRH and folding up the stroller for gate check. We were boarding in A group anyway, so this worked very well.

Now, I don't remember why, or how, but for some reason, HRH got really worked up really fast over seemingly nothing. And in his fervor to express whatever it was that was troubling him, he jumped up and down, somehow connecting his chin with the back of the seat in front of him.

And then there was blood.

Lots and lots of blood.

(Do any of you remember how we knew there wouldn't be any dull moments on this trip? :::sigh::: )

But basically, he bit his lip, so it wasn't anything serious. But if you're familiar with that kind of injury, you know that it can be the tiniest little thing, but the mouth just bleeds profusely. So there I am, HRH in tears, me holding his mouth to prevent the blood from going everywhere, and my mother very calmly getting the wipes out. My mother also asked the people in front of us to get ice from the flight attendant.

So shortly after all the excitement we were doing okay, and apologizing to and thanking the people in front of us. They were very gracious, a mother with two older daughters. The mother was a nurse. So she got the whole worry over the mouth bit.

I was just glad he didn't knock out a tooth.

That excitement over, we were ready to get underway. HRH was exhausted, but it's very, very difficult for him to fall asleep on the plane in his car seat. It's just not comfortable, you know? So I pulled out a little surprise.

He was so excited.

I told him I had a NEW DVD. Would he like to watch it?

"Yes, MAMA!"

So out comes the brand new Spongebob DVD for HRH, and he was just in heaven. He was very, very good about turning on and off the DVD player at the appropriate times, I was so proud of him. Now, I had a bazillion snacks with us, right? And the lunch, which he ate most of.

Who wants to guess whether or not HRH had any of the snacks?

Ever.

On the whole trip.

But that's for later.

We landed without incident and headed to meet Mr. Transportation, and for the first time I felt that beautiful Florida air.

Say it with me...

"Ahhhhhhhh......."

When we landed it was somewhere between 75-78 degrees.

Heaven compared to the 20 degree weather we left in New England a few short hours ago.


Up Next - Can we make it to MGM in time for our Brown Derby ressie?
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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I love your new title!

I can't believe you had a first aid emergency on the plane! How scary. I am glad it was nothing major and kudos to your Mom for helping so efficiently!

I am extremely jealous of the Florida Temp when you landed. It's frigid here this morning!
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Yay - you started!

ackk for blood on the plane ... hooray for spongebob!

I, too, love the title - and always admire your creativity for such things as I am severely lacking in that department...

Can't wait for more...
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I love your new title!
Thanks.

I had Batman on the brain this morning.

No idea why. It's not like we have tons of stuff around the house or anything.

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Mom was really calm. I was trying to be, but I was freaking out on the inside and trying not to let it show so it wouldn't make HRH even more upset.

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It felt so nice. I wish I could live there.

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We are nothing if not entertaining, that's for sure.

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Can't wait for more...
Thanks. Like I said, for some reason, all I could think of was Batman and the Riddler this morning. Go figure.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:58 PM   #7
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Oh no, not a head injury! The worst kind. And I KNOW I'm going to overpack for our trip next month- times four! LOL
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Oh no, not a head injury! The worst kind. And I KNOW I'm going to overpack for our trip next month- times four! LOL
The best advice I could give you, having had a colder day and some colder nights while we were down there is to make sure you have layers, but don't go crazy. For the most part, even when it was warmer, I had HRH in long sleeve tees, and when it got really chilly, we layerd his hooded sweatshirt over that, and covered him up really well in his stroller with a blanket.

For myself, I had some three quarters sleeve tops or tees during the day, and then DH's nice big fleece, which worked well at night. Now at some points I was still cold.

If you want any more advice about going in...are you going in January again, or February, I can't remember...January, I've been then, and I could take a look at my old photos and see what we're wearing.
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January in Flordia is unpredictable, so don't bother looking at old pics, TK.

Hi, I am Marita, I left a brief note on Zzubs blog that I was lurking on your TR, so here I am to say HI, and I enjoy your report.
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Gosh, I'm kind of scared to get on a plane now. Between HRH's blood and Heidi fainting, yikes! Hopefully that was the only medical drama you had. No !
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Marita!

Wow, you were lurking and you're de-lurking, I feel so honored. Thanks for coming on over and the nice compliment.

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I'm fairly certain that was the only medical issue we had.

Thinking back...yeah, I think that's pretty much it.
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I'm so glad that it HRH's accident was too Major, and that your mom was there to help out.

Can't wait to hear all about the trip!
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I'm hoping to post a big ole chapter with lots of pictures shortly.
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If you want any more advice about going in...are you going in January again, or February, I can't remember...January, I've been then, and I could take a look at my old photos and see what we're wearing.
What're you trying to say, I've changed my dates too many times to remember?! We're going January 30-February 8 - I need to work on getting the little girls more layering pieces. I've invested in enough Disney t-shirts for now.
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