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Old 01-30-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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Super Sixth Birthday Surprise Pre Trip

On a high from our first trip in June 2010 we were desperate to book as soon as we got home. We already had a summer holiday planned and figured it would just stretch us too much to go again before Christmas, then a stroke of genius hit ..... let's do a surprise trip in Feb 2011 for dd's birthday!! Thanks to 40% off two days later we were booked up again for 14th-18th Feb '11 at HNY. I really wanted to try another Disney hotel but loved the HNY so much I couldn't resist.

So the Cast as before is me 29 (I will tell anyone who'll listen I am 29 whilst I still can) Disney convert mum 62 Disney grandma secret Stitch chaser and dd 5 princess mad birthday girl

Mum and I were super excited, I couldn't wait to make a new ticker but Feb'11 seemed so far off so we had to get back to reality and throw ourselves into real life booooooo!

With summer out of the way and Halloween around the corner it made February feel a bit more real at last. We started to think about our trip and throw some ideas around, mum and I would be huddled over the laptop or found whispering in the kitchen. As Christmas drew nearer we were getting so excited all we could talk of was Disney and we started making mistakes all over the place somehow we always managed to recover from slip ups to dd and keep the secret. I really haven't a clue how we've managed it

Dd got a huge Stitch for Christmas and mum could be found at times having a sneaky cuddle when she didn't think we'd seen A few more princess dresses have been added to the collection and a new Minnie was needed!

Christmas passed and dd started talking non stop about her birthday, I have perfected the art of question dodging and commiting like a politician Her birthday is on the 16th Feb whilst we are away and for some crazy reason I have a fancy dress party planned for her on 13th Feb ... we fly out at 06:15am on the 14th

As a double surprise her dad is now getting in on the action, he lives in London and dd doesn't see much of him at all so he is getting the Eurostar for her actual birthday on 16th Feb. I keep having to remind myself 'I'm doing this for dd, I can't uninvite him'

So far I have booked Walt's for a late lunch on Day 1, Auberge for 12pm Day 2, Cafe Mickey with birthday cake 6:30pm Day 3. We didn't do Walt's last time so really looking forward to this and probably going to do Annettes on Day 4 .... I 'need' my veggie burger
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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lol @ the veggie burger! just finished your last TR!

your dd is going to have a brilliant time!!
maybe get as much packing as possible done on the 12th and be as organised as you can so that you can enjoy her dress up party and not have any big things to get sorted after the long and undoubtedly stressful party day. DD had a 4th birthday party and it was an experience!! im sworn off for a few years!

hope you have a great time and theres lovely big stitch slippers in the village shop your mum might just like
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It's sounds like a great trip! I bet your DD will love it!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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lol @ the veggie burger! just finished your last TR!

your dd is going to have a brilliant time!!
maybe get as much packing as possible done on the 12th and be as organised as you can so that you can enjoy her dress up party and not have any big things to get sorted after the long and undoubtedly stressful party day. DD had a 4th birthday party and it was an experience!! im sworn off for a few years!

hope you have a great time and theres lovely big stitch slippers in the village shop your mum might just like
Thanks, I can't wait now. I am just planning how to break the surprise. Unfortunately the parties when they're at school seem to get bigger this one is a share with some friends so there will be the full 35 kids eeek! I am off work on Friday 11th so am planning to pack then stash the suitcases in the cellar
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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Yay sounds like it is going to be another magical trip! You are so brave having the party the day before you go....but then again its probably a nice way to distract yourself! Like Kizzabell says get as much as you can organised before the party, hopefully your dd will be tired after party and go to bed early!

Nearly there now!
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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Think I've finished the shopping off for the trip, ordered some of the 'little hotties' from ebay and can't wait to try them out!

Having a little panic about the party, I've got most of the bits needed for the kids party bags (except for the bags themselves), dd has picked out which cake she wants and has decided she's going to be Rapunzel at the party, I am just trying to talk her out of wearing the wig ... really don't fancy brushing that through after 35 kids have pawed it.

Mum has been in 'training' going for extra long walks in prep for the non stop Disney marathon and speed walking olympics
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:35 AM   #7
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Loved your last trip report. Have a great time again. We arrive on your last day - suddenly getting very excited!
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #8
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Need to let off a little excitement ... it's 6 sleeps until we go ... 5 if I don't count Sunday when I will probably not sleep at all

I've wrapped dd's birthday gifts that are coming to DLP, I've found out a few friends and family have put euros in dd's birthday cards so I may end up borrowing money off her by the time we're done ... 2 x birthday cakes at DLP = 50 euros .... I am trying not to think about it too much

My friend's coming over on Thursday and we're going to get the party bags done for the party on Sunday. The day's are just going so slow x
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Well after a couple of day's feeling dramatic with dd ill things are looking up Dd seems to be on the mend ... phew!

With 2 days to go I think I have everything we need, I've still not told dd yet so can't pack with her about. I've been stashing everything in the drawers and wardrobe in the spare bedroom and done my best to keep dd out of there.

The big party is tomorrow All the party bags are made up, food all ready except need to ice/decorate fairy cakes. Also need to clean the house but right now I can't be bothered so am doing anything except for what I actually need to do

I am currently pretending to do some work whilst trawling the Dis and designing some luggage tags
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Good luck with the party tomorrow and with the rest of the secret packing lol - You are almost there we still have more than a week and I can barely contain myself so can't imagine how you feel with just 2 days!!!
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Good to hear your DD is on the mend :-) I hope the party goes smoothly tomorrow!

I love doing the important bits like designing luggage tags and making Autograph Book covers they are very important jobs!!

If you don't get a chance to pop back on here before you go - have a great trip!
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:12 AM   #12
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Ohh I will be here, I need somewhere to let off steam! Still not told dd am thinking it's going to be such a rush in the morning will just give her a letter when I wake her up at 3am.

It's nearly party time, dd looks really pale, she was recovering quite well from the dreaded virus until this morning she decided to try her hand at flying I heard an almighty crash and found her rolling around on the floor, she was apparently balancing along the end of her bed frame Dd has a bad reaction to blood so totally whited out on me ..... kids arghhhhhh

Anyways the cases are provisionally packed and waiting in the cellar, I can't check in on line and after trying for over 12 hours Fly Be have now told me I can't hmmmm thanks for the heads up Fly Be. Taxi booked for 3:30am ..... we're off to Disney in the morning
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have a wonderful magical time!!!!!!
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Hope the party was a success and your DD didn't have any more hair-raising moments!! (Ever since my DD watched Tink & Great Fairy Rescue she keeps trying to fly off the sofa )

Fingers crossed you get some sleep - YOU'RE GOING TO DISNEY IN THE MORNING!!!
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Oh My Gosh you are going tomorrow Have a brilliant time I hope the weather is good for you and you don't need those Little Hotties.

I look forward to hearing all about it when you get back
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