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Old 06-29-2009, 11:35 PM   #1516
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Off to the pool....

Our first Mickey sighting...


Of course my brave soul did the slide. Hannah, Doug and Em all headed up to the top... and all loved it!

It was super nice to be in warm pool water, it had not gotten warm here at home yet, so our swimming had been in cold water!

The slide was fun, fast, and there was almost no line. We found the shady spot and camped out. There were always plenty of seats poolside, which was nice. I also thought the pool had tons of lifeguards, way more than CSR. It was funny because it got deeper towards the middle, so Hannah would all the sudden not be able to touch.

There was a lot of area around the pool being rehabbed. It was not so pretty, but I am super excited to see the final results: a water playground. Interesting... there also was no baby pool, but my kids did not care.



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Along the way I chatted with another family that had been moved from CSR. They were moved for one night too, refunded one night, but were unhappy about the time they lost.... I think I would have thought twice for a one night move too. They also had two rooms traveling together, and at first put them way apart at the Contemporary, but they quickly resolved that. I think that the resort had lots of rooms...

Luke swam for a bit before taking a nap





We were at the pool for about two hours before we decided to head back to the room, get ready and go to DTD>

And some pretty flowers on the way back.




Up next: Our first night at WDW!
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:45 PM   #1517
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great pictures of the girls--they sure looked like the enjoyed themselves
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:40 AM   #1518
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I knew she would do it, what a brave little girl! The girls have grown so much since last year, Hannah looks so tall. Wow, that pool looks fabulous, I'm glad you had some time to spend there and enjoy it! It's a great nap inducer....
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:47 AM   #1519
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I love the updates...how great to get a free stay at Contemporary!!! The girls look like they had a wonderful time at the pool...I CAN'T wait for our trip! I look forward to reading more.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:59 AM   #1520
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Looks like a great time at the pool! Glad to see Luke napped too. Love the pics of the girls in front of the spraying water.

I didn't realize they were building a splash park! That is really great to hear. They had it under construction when we visited in January, but it was not evident what was going on. I'm really glad they are expanding the area-it seemed like a very simple pool for a Deluxe when compared to AKL or WL.

I'm really glad to read your positive review of the CR, it just makes me want to stay there even more!!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:36 AM   #1521
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I'm all caught up!! WOW Laura! Your upgrade is wonderful! I've never heard of them upgrading to a totally different resort--what a surprise! That kid sign-in book is adorable!! Your girls look like they are having a ton of fun and your room looks super-nice!! Can't wait to read more!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:54 AM   #1522
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I think the slide was a hit! Such cute pictures of everyone!! Can't wait to hear about DTD.

The Contemporary rooms look so nice! Not generally my style but as others have said would love to try - especially if I'm not paying!
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:08 AM   #1523
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What a fun time had by all at the pool! The girls looked like they were having a blast!! YAY for Luke taking a nap poolside after enjoying the pool for the bit!!

Can't wait to hear about your DTD night!
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Luke swam for a bit before taking a nap

Look at that sweet, sleeping baby, and those long, long eyelashes!!!

The girls look like they had a blast swimming and sliding!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:22 AM   #1525
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Luke swam for a bit before taking a nap




That pictures of the girls brought tears to my eyes. Look how happy they are! I love it!

What Luke is doing - that will be Bella. She is a good sleeper, thank heavens, so hopefully it won't be too much of a hassle for Jill and not too hard on Bella.

Looking forward to DTD pictures!
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What a fun afternoon! That pool looks like great fun. You are certainly selling me on staying there in the near future!

You kids are so adorable. It looks like they lived it up at the pool!
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Oh my goodness! I can't get over how much older Hannah looks compared to last years pictures. Wow!

So glad the pool was a hit! The slide looks fun.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:07 AM   #1528
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Now that looks like a fun pool. Your girls are so brave! I hope A. attempts the slides this year too!

Luke looks so sweet sleeping in his stroller. What a cutie!!

I would have had to think about moving for a one night stay. That would be a headache for sure.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:32 AM   #1529
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Looks like you had a great time at the pool! The slide looks like so much fun! Luke looks so cute taking a little rest.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:45 AM   #1530
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The pool looks like so much fun! I love the pictures of the girls with the water spraying up behind them...really neat the way it looks! Luke is just so precious sleeping in his stroller.
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