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Old 11-24-2009, 02:19 PM   #196
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The photos are all so good Cass, but I like these two.
Those were two of my favorites as well. Sooo cute!
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Hey Guys

Thanks for all the birthday wishes for Kira!

She had a great day and she is looking forward to her party on Sunday! I will try to get an update soon but I have so many things to do before Sunday, not sure if I will have time.

Good news is that my legs are almost back to normal. I don't get to see the Neurologist until February so hopefully I don't get that pain back again, ever!!
Wishing you a great birthday party on Sunday

Glad to hear your legs are feeling better
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:44 PM   #198
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Wow! Those photopass pics are terrific!
Too hard to just buy a few of those! You have to have them all!

But what is Kira doing to Pluto's nose?
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Great updates!!! You have the most precious photos! What great memories for you!!

Wow, I have to say, you did score on all the characters! Awesome! Kira is just too cute with them! I can't even pick my favorite pic!

Happy Belated Birthday to Kira!

Hope your legs are feeling better! I'll pray for you!
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So sweeet!!!!!!
Thanks Mel

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The photos are all so good Cass, but I like these two.
I think my fave is that last one!

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Those were two of my favorites as well. Sooo cute!
Hard to believe Halloween parties are the only time all of the dwarfs are together!

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Wishing you a great birthday party on Sunday

Glad to hear your legs are feeling better
Thanks Rose and Happy Birthday to you lovely lady!

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Wow! Those photopass pics are terrific!
Too hard to just buy a few of those! You have to have them all!

But what is Kira doing to Pluto's nose?
She's kissing it

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Great updates!!! You have the most precious photos! What great memories for you!!

Wow, I have to say, you did score on all the characters! Awesome! Kira is just too cute with them! I can't even pick my favorite pic!

Happy Belated Birthday to Kira!

Hope your legs are feeling better! I'll pray for you!
Awww that is so sweet, thanks!
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Happy Birthday Kira

Have a great party. Are you having a princess party? Great Photopass pictures. Wow!! How can you choose which is the best. They are all great.
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Day 9 Part 1

October 23rd - Packing up and driving to Port Canaveral



We didn't do too much on this day. We wanted Kira to sleep in, which she did. I think she woke up sometime between 9:30-10:00 am so she got a decent sleep.

Rob woke up and got ready and then him and Kira went to Waffle House for breakfast. Rob loves Waffle House so he really wanted to make sure he took Kira at least once on this trip. I wasn't in the mood for breakfast at a restaurant and so I stayed at the condo and got laundry done and started to pack up. There used to be a Waffle House really close to Windsor Hills on the 192 but we noticed it was closed, so they ended up going to the one we passed on the 192 down near the Walmart we went to.

I thought he took some pics but I can't seem to find them right now?

So I spent a couple of hours cleaning and packing. Man, we sure had a lot of crap to pack up! For some reason we ran out of dryer sheets so before we could finish, we had to hit a store.

Rob and Kira got back from breakfast and we decided to go to the Target that we saw the other day while looking for the Waffle House. It is about 5-6 minutes west on the 192, very close actually!







It looked like a brand new Target and it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!


It was HUGE and super clean and had everything we needed including my hairspray which I can only buy in a salon here in Calgary!

Just before we left for this trip, I had bought Kira some Dora fruit snacks for the first time. Well, it ended up that she LOVED these! I packed 3 boxes of these for the trip and they worked out great for quick snacks.

Well, when we were at Walmart, I had found the same kind of fruit snacks but they were Mickey Mouse and Princess themed!!! Well, she loved these ones even more than the Dora ones!

So while we were at Target, I loaded up on both the Mickey ones and the Disney Princess ones. I had intended to bring them all home but she ended up eating most of them on the ship (more about that later).

So after the shopping we headed back to the condo to let Kira nap while we finished doing laundry. We had already separated the twin beds in her room so she had her nap in our nice big King bed, she sure liked sleeping in Mommy and Daddy's bed


I think she slept for over 2 hours, which was long for her and then we packed up the rest of our stuff.

We actually had the condo until Saturday morning but I didn't want to drive to the Port in the morning. This worked out well because they ask you to at least throw in a load of towels into the washer before you leave so we were able to do ALL of the laundry that we left and put everything back where it was.

There was no way we could have done that AND get packed up AND loaded the van AND be gone by 10am, so I am glad we left a day early!





To be continued.....
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Day 9 Part 2

October 23rd - Packing up and driving to Port Canaveral


I was starving by this point and was looking forward to lunch at Earl Of Sandwich so we drove to Downtown Disney for lunch and shopping.

This was the hottest and most humid day of all!! I was sooooo glad that we weren't doing a park because I would have been Miss Cranky Pants if I was stuck in that heat and humidity all day!

We parked the van and got Kira out and settled and then Rob had some problems with the alarm on the van. It wouldn't lock when he hit the button so I found some shade for Kira and I while he tried to fix it. It wasn't working so Rob had to lock the van with the key.




We brought Kira's balloon with us because we told her that we couldn't take it on the ship with us so we were going to try to find a little girl to give it to. She was actually really good about this and was really sweet about the whole thing.

Just as we were about to cross the road from the parking lot, I stopped because behind us was a little girl in a stroller, not much older than Kira.

I asked the parents if their girl would enjoy having a balloon and they said yes so we untied it and let Kira pass it to the girl. I was so proud of my girl, she didn't freak out or say no, she passed her the balloon and said "Here you go!"


The funny thing was that we found out that the little girl, who was the proud new owner of a Mickey balloon, was also named Kira.

Off we went to EOS. Rob and Kira got a table while I got us our lunch. I looked over at Rob and noticed that he was totally stressed. I guess she was acting up and after the week in WDW, he was at the edge of insanity by now



It took awhile for lunch to be ready and I thought she was melting down because she was hungry but even after she started eating she was difficult at best!




So we rushed through lunch and hit the Toy Store!



I went in search of some Princess stuff for my girls while Rob took Kira to look at toys and to play with Mr. Potato Head.

I was a little disappointed this trip in the stuff they had for sale. They had the typical princess dresses and high-heeled shoes (what is up with heels and toddlers?????? ) but they didn't have too much else. They had tons of Fairy stuff but the girls aren't into them just yet. I did find a couple of things for them but mostly, I came out disappointed. They hardly had any clothes for toddlers, I found one cool Princess shirt but it had stuff on the front of it that I don't think would last past 2 or 3 washes.

When I found Rob, Kira was playing with a monorail We did end up buying her a little monorail but now that she's home, she never plays with it

Go figure.

Kira was rather grumpy by now so we figured it was time to go.

We had a one-hour trip to the port but it felt like 3 hours because Kira was acting up. I think she just hated being in the car seat. She never was a kid to just sit in a car and be happy to take a drive somewhere.

Rob and I had never been so darn happy to go over those cool bridges and see the port

We found the Residence Inn and I stayed with Kira while Rob checked-in, lucky duck!

Waiting for Rob...


Wow, I was so stressed by the time he came back! I tried every trick in the book to end this meltdown but nothing worked!


Rob came back and he started to tell me about our room but we couldn't hear anything over Kira screaming so we got out of the van and just shut the doors and talked outside.

We could see her and still hear her but we both just needed to get out of that environment, even just for 5 minutes. It was so bad that we both just had to laugh about it! It was our little princess at her worst! We had never seen her like this before

So after figuring out where the room was and the best way there, we (gulp!) got back into the van and parked. She was thrilled to come out of the car seat and once I handed her her Tink bag, all was right in the world again!




We lugged all our crap through the lobby and found our room on the first floor, as requested. Walked in the room and was happy to find a gorgeous room!

We originally were booked at the Radisson for $156 in a mini-suite, as they call it, but a few months before we left there were some security issues with their system and some people who had booked with them had their credit card info stolen and charges were made to them. The CC I had used for booking was now expired but I didn't feel comfortable with the whole thing so I ended up cancelling with them and booking at the Residence Inn.

This was a fabulous decision as I loved everything about this hotel! We got a similar type suite for less ($125) AND it included a nice breakfast, which was not included at the Radisson. It was right next door, even closer to the port and I liked the layout MUCH better than the Radisson. The Radisson is huge and the last time we stayed there our room was way at the back and it was so far away from the lobby and pool! Here's some room pics....





















This room was perfect for us! Kira loved exploring the room and was much happier now!

Just as we were opening up a suitcase to find our swimsuits, Nancy texted me to see if we had arrived yet.

We were meeting up with Nancy, Chuck, Tony, Stacy, Mike & Robin at the pool


To be continued...

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It looked like a brand new Target and it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!


It was HUGE and super clean and had everything we needed including my hairspray which I can only buy in a salon here in Calgary!
What was it near Cass? Rick loves finding new Targets and Walmarts
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Day 9 Part 2

October 23rd - Packing up and driving to Port Canaveral


We lugged all our crap through the lobby and found our room on the first floor, as requested. Walked in the room and was happy to find a gorgeous room!

We originally were booked at the Radisson for $156 in a mini-suite, as they call it, but a few months before we left there were some security issues with their system and some people who had booked with them had their credit card info stolen and charges were made to them. The CC I had used for booking was now expired but I didn't feel comfortable with the whole thing so I ended up cancelling with them and booking at the Residence Inn.

This was a fabulous decision as I loved everything about this hotel! We got a similar type suite for less ($125) AND it included a nice breakfast, which was not included at the Radisson. It was right next door, even closer to the port and I liked the layout MUCH better than the Radisson. The Radisson is huge and the last time we stayed there our room was way at the back and it was so far away from the lobby and pool! Here's some room pics....








This room was perfect for us! Kira loved exploring the room and was much happier now!

Just as we were opening up a suitcase to find our swimsuits, Nancy texted me to see if we had arrived yet.

We were meeting up with Nancy, Chuck, Tony, Stacy, Mike & Robin at the pool


To be continued...
Our room was awful at the Radisson, which we had moved too.
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What was it near Cass? Rick loves finding new Targets and Walmarts
If I remember correctly, it was across from the Publix just past the Days Inn.
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Our room was awful at the Radisson, which we had moved too.
I wasnt impressed when we stayed there in 07. Next time we'll either stay at disney or looks like the residence inn. That looks very nice.
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What was it near Cass? Rick loves finding new Targets and Walmarts
It was down past the Publix (which is on the right, Target is on the left) and apparently there is a brand new Walmart just around the corner from Target on the US 27


New Walmart:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...ida+34714&z=17


Here is the new Target that we went to:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...8&z=15&iwloc=A
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Day 9 Part 3

October 23rd - Packing up and driving to Port Canaveral

We changed into our swimsuits and headed down to the pool. We found the whole gang there and joined them. Kira wanted to swim so her and I had a little pool time. She got cold quickly so we wrapped her up in towels and she sat with Chuck.



We chatted for a bit, it was really great to see everyone again

Kira wanted to go back into the pool so Chuck was sweet enough to take her in this time. I was glad that Kira felt comfortable enough with him because she really needs more male interaction in her life. They walked over to the hot tub but I can't remember if they went in or not but they did do a few laps around the pool while we chatted.




It was really sweet to see them together. Nancy and Chuck sure are going to make fabulous grandparents!!!!




Way too quickly, our time together was over as they were heading over to the Radisson to meet up with some BOBers. Kira was done for the night so we just went back to the room.

Rob was a sweetie and went to the RaceTrac store for me for some Coke Zero and he also picked up some ice for me at the front desk. If I remember correctly he said there was no ice machine because each room had a fridge with an ice maker but ours only had about 8 cubes in it and it was taking forever to make more!

Kira was excited about getting her bed ready!



I think Rob gave her a bath and then we got into jammies and I layed with her for awhile.



She was asleep in less than 5 minutes

We ate the rest of our lunch from Earl of Sandwich (we wrapped up half our sandwiches and left because Kira was flipping out) and they were even better as leftovers! Plus I also got a brownie there too and it was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! Made me wish I had gotten two

It was nice having our own room with a door we wouldn't wake up Kira. We snacked and watched a movie until we were just too tired to stay awake.

The bed was wonderful as were the pillows

Normally I don't sleep well the night before the cruise but I slept like a baby.

From now on when we cruise, we will always stay at the Residence Inn.
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