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Old 08-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #1981
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Another great update. Em looks so cute with Ariel. So adorable.

We have a picture of my brother standing up with his head on the coffee table fast asleep. It's hilarious! I think he has a cookie in his hand too.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:55 AM   #1982
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I have LOVED reading your trip report!

I think you have possibly the cutest family I've ever seen on the DiS!!

So many wonderful pictures of your holiday - but I think my favourite so far has to be Luke on the bench with Roy and Minnie - the way he's looking over at them is priceless!

We are going back to WDW next year - but my little girls will be 14 and 16! I'm sure they'll find the experience just as magical as your gorgeous girls!

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:39 AM   #1983
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Girl, you are amazing, 3 little ones at home and your scrapping gorgeous birthday invites, I am totally envious I used to scrap all the time when Jasmine was little and now it seems I don't have any time for good stuff like that. I always say, "That's my winter project"....yeah.....well the last 5 or so winters hasn't happened

They are gorgeous - you are one creative lady
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:09 PM   #1984
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LOVE the picture of Luke with Minnie and Roy too!!! What a moment that you captured!
And, I have that shirt that you wore to DHS. We have great taste!!
Your invites are adorable. Don't you find it hard to scrapbook and paper craft when you have little ones? I tell myself that I'm going to make time, but then it never happens, and my kids are big!
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #1985
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SUCH great pictures of everyone with the characters at CP and of the girls with ariel. sounds like a great morning aside from peter pan being down. oh, and that picture of you on the astro orbiters is so cute!
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #1986
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Great update Laura! I love the one of Luke with Roy and Minnie! I LOVE the girls dresses! the pictures with Ariel are SO CUTE, especially Emily, she looks like she was telling Ariel that she was on her dress! Glad Hannah got to do a few rides with Grandma and Grandpa! the invitations are so cute, I LOVE them!
Em pointed out to anyone who was on her dress, like they could not see. I am glad that my parents kept Hannah, I think next trip we will be more able to break apart, and will because there are things different people enjoy.


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I love all your pictures - as always! Your kids are so sweet with all those characters. I'm glad to read you enjoyed CP-we have it for 8:25 am in September.

You can see Em beaming in those pics with Ariel, so cute!

And Mommy got a Disney nap?!?!??! That deserves a dancing banana!

LOVE the invites - you are so creative, and they are beautiful! Henry is turning two soon....his invites are from Target.
A Disney nap is a good nap, I was watching General Hospital... and then I woke up and it was over...heavenly!

I have never made their invites like this. Last year Hannah's were on the computer, I did want to give it a try though this year.

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Loved the birthday invites! We have a 1 year birthday coming up next Sunday, my poor Megan is so stressed that it will all be perfect...
I expect you will post pics- right?

I am stressing about cakes. I want both to have something of their own, whether it be a jumbo cupcake (there is a bakery I am in love with that I found last week) or small cakes. But I need something for everyone to have as dessert, I just can't decide.

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I'm a little behind so:

Love the water pictures from DTD. I know your girls love to do that. I don't know why anyone would let their child walk around in their underwear? Oh well, at least the CM handled it.

Your husband really got some great pictures of him with the kids this trip! In fact, you really don't have a "bad" picture. All of them have turned out so great so far.

I can feel the heat looking at your pictures, but it seems like your kids did really well considering how hot it was.

We love CP! The food is always good and the characters are always great there.

for a Disney Nap for you! That is so nice!!

Love the invites!! Did you buy the cutouts or do you have a machine?

I'm back in the scrapbooking sweatshop...err..desk too. I'm just waiting for my pictures to arrive.
It was terribly hot everyday. At DTD that night it was cooler. I have never been that hot before, and the kids never complained. Hannah said about it afterwards- who cares if it is hot, I love to be at Disney. Good thinking kid!

CP was great, I am not sure if I can pass that by again. At least while I have kids that enjoy characters.

Yes my husband has tons of pics with kids. Me, not so much. I took most of them. I think part of it relates to the extra lbs I need/want to lose.

I have a cricuit, and the cartridge was a gift for Christmas that I was not sure how much I would use (not one I wanted), but I thought it made cute things for invites.

I promised myself I would be done with the scrapbooking stuff this week and put it away, we will see. Done meaning caught up!

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HOW do you have time for the kids, the DIS, all the mom stuff and then the scrapbooking/crafty stuff???? I really need to take time management lessons from you. Seriously, the invites are really cute, as are all of your pictures. CP is one of the few restaurants that I know everyone in our party of 16 will actually agree on in June - hard to go wrong with the breakfast buffet. It looks like you had a really great morning, except for Peter Pan. Looking forward to seeing your evening...I don't know that I'll ever get to LeCellier!
First of all, I stay up too late (and really don't require a lot of sleep). Secondly I only scrapbook a ton during the summer. Once it is out I work hard to get the pages done once the kids go to bed. I also love to finish things, so I work hard to get things off my to do list (scrapbooking, Trip report). My house is well, not the cleanest, and I always have laundry to do.

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Love the dresses... and the pix of Ariel and Em!!

You look like you're having fun, too! No mommy melt-downs today!!

I love the CP breakfast, too. We're doing it again this year!! (Thanks for reminding me to ask for the bill right away.)


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It was another good day... I had no high expectations and would not subject anyone to seeing Tink and that mess again.

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I love those invites! Where did you find the super cute patterned paper?

And, please tell Luke to slow down his growing. He can't possibly be almost one!!
I got the birthday paper at Archivers... I loved it and made it work with the cricut cutouts.

I know I cannot believe he is almost one. It will be hard for me ... he has gotten big quick especially the last few months.

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The birthday invites are sooo cute!!! Great job on them!

Luke is too cute fast asleep in his high chair. Connor used to fall asleep in the strangest places -- we have a picture where he fell asleep in his chair eating a cookie on Christmas (I guess the early morning was just too much for him )!
Luke seemed back to normal today, he had a rough day or two of sleeping and stuff. Who knows what is going on.

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What a wonderful meeting with Ariel....those pictures are PRICELESS!!!

I love the invite too!!! Great Job!
Thanks Jen.

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Awesome birthday invites!!
Thanks.. they are ready for the mail tomorrow.

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Another great update. Em looks so cute with Ariel. So adorable.

We have a picture of my brother standing up with his head on the coffee table fast asleep. It's hilarious! I think he has a cookie in his hand too.
He was just drifting away... the first day of it was better because he had food all over his face. He awoke before I could capture it on the camera.

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I have LOVED reading your trip report!

I think you have possibly the cutest family I've ever seen on the DiS!!

So many wonderful pictures of your holiday - but I think my favourite so far has to be Luke on the bench with Roy and Minnie - the way he's looking over at them is priceless!

We are going back to WDW next year - but my little girls will be 14 and 16! I'm sure they'll find the experience just as magical as your gorgeous girls!

Shari xx
Thank you too much for the kind words on the kids, we think they are pretty cute too, but I am a bit biased.

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Girl, you are amazing, 3 little ones at home and your scrapping gorgeous birthday invites, I am totally envious I used to scrap all the time when Jasmine was little and now it seems I don't have any time for good stuff like that. I always say, "That's my winter project"....yeah.....well the last 5 or so winters hasn't happened

They are gorgeous - you are one creative lady
I am terrible at scrapping in winter, I would rather watch the regular season tv shows, and school work interferes too. I try to get a bit done then, but not the bulk of it.


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LOVE the picture of Luke with Minnie and Roy too!!! What a moment that you captured!
And, I have that shirt that you wore to DHS. We have great taste!!
Your invites are adorable. Don't you find it hard to scrapbook and paper craft when you have little ones? I tell myself that I'm going to make time, but then it never happens, and my kids are big!
It is my me time, I go to the basement, turn on something on the tv and work. No one comes down and bothers me because they are asleep.... and DH typically has work to do on his laptop at night.

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SUCH great pictures of everyone with the characters at CP and of the girls with ariel. sounds like a great morning aside from peter pan being down. oh, and that picture of you on the astro orbiters is so cute!
It was a good morning, not that crowded but getting hot!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:10 AM   #1987
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BTW - my DH is a big Star Wars fan and I showed him your DH's Fabbie 'Luke I am your Father!' T-shirt! Brilliant!
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:52 PM   #1988
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We were off to EPCOT and LeCellier, can it get any better.

I took some pics while everyone finished getting ready.



He did not want to leave on his ears...









at the bus stop



We had a quick wait and were off to EPCOT.



Once we arrived it was already 5:30 and so we headed straight to LeCellier. Emily had once again fallen asleep... yikes about her string of dinner naps. As I checked us in the kind CM said we had a both table, so sleeping Emily found her spot on the bench. She slept through much of dinner, but awoke just in time to eat her hotdog-- how exciting right?

We had the most handsome waiter, and sat almost at the same table as last time we ate there, very close to the bathroom, in that corner. I got a smoothie that night as my drink, as did the girls- yea dining plan. Everyone ordered the filet, and I think we all got the mashed potatoes as a substitute. It was once again a fantastic meal, the breads were wonderful, desserts fantastic and we left there stuffed. This was again the best meal hands down agreed by all our group.

Afterwards DH and my dad wanted to see the "new" Canada movie, so we separated. My mom and I took the kids back to the Living Seas. We rode Nemo again- and then we walked right into Crush. I think that pavillion is often times pretty slow after dinner. I am so glad the girls got to see this again, both loved it and my mom thought it was super cute.

Someday I won't travel like this....


We then met back up with my dh and dad and decided to do one last ride- yes back to Mexico and another boat trip with Donald.



The crowds were gathering for Fantasmic, it was almost 8:30!



It was once again a beautiful night. I so love all the parks at night, but fighting the crowds after Illuminations was just not what I wanted to do. Someday we will get to see Illuminations again, no worries.

As we headed out we talked about Tuesday's plans. My parents were planning to come back to EPCOT in the morning, we were planning to just relax at the hotel before going to HS that night. I was considering changing our ADR, but we had a Fantasmic Dinner package, so we could not do it without a charge, so we stuck with Mama Melrose.

We had a few minute wait for a bus, Illuminations had started, but we still got a seat and all. We got back to our room, and the girls and my mom and I headed to the main building to do a bit of souvenir shopping for my sister in law and I got myself the Spectromagic CD. Then we went back and got ready for another fun day.... a free day!

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Old 08-03-2009, 02:01 PM   #1989
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What a fantastic night!!! I love LeCellier........and will miss it this year, but know that I will be back again another time to feast on all its' goodness!!!

SO enjoyed our conversation today!!!! Enjoy this sunshine....I hope it isn't chased away by clouds and rain tomorrow!!!!
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Yum!! We love LeCellier!

One day you will be footloose and fancy free...then long for the days when the kids were young.

Can't wait to hear about your free day and the TOUR!
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Le Cellier....just saying it puts a smile on my face one of our favorite restaurants, I love how it feels like we're home when we're there. Last year the young man that brought our food to our table lived 2 streets away from us at home....small world

I too, longed for the days of no strollers, diaper bags, missing soothers and on and on....now I worry because she drives and has a boyfriend.. I remember an elderly neighbour saying to me "Little people little problems, big people bigger problems" how right she was. You don't sleep when there little cause they don't and you don't sleep when there older cause their never home

Another great review, I am really enjoying your report
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:06 PM   #1992
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Oh Le Cellier.

Yummmmmmmmmm.

I could totally go for some of their mashed potatoes right now!

I love the Luke pictures with his mousears, very cute!
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Once again the girls look adorable in their dresses, and Luke is a cutie in his Mickey ears and shirt. The picture of Hannah and her hand pose in front of the EPCOT ball was great. The hands were posed differently this time more Snow White.

I am glad to hear that you can sub. mash potatoes at Le Cellier, that sounds great with the filet. I was wondering if I could sub.
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[QUOTE=IluvXU;33000975][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]We were off to EPCOT and LeCellier, can it get any better.

I took some pics while everyone finished getting ready.




This picture is sooooo cute! Hannah just looks adorable! Luke seems intent on checking out those ears....

Glad to hear you had such great luck at Le Cellier, we just love it there! I'm having mashed with my filet next time!
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No, someday they will all be running around, beating on each other, and hard to keep in one spot...well, that's been my experience anyway. You will find yourself missing the days when you could just strap them into the stroller.

I laughed at the photos of Hannah trying to get Luke's ears on, and then the picture of DH holding Luke's arm to keep him from taking them off. Luke is so handsome in his first Mickey ears!
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