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Old 03-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Red face "Of course you're excited... It's Disney" TR 4/6

Hello Hello and welcome to my first trip report!!!
And our first FAMILY vacation!! We had an amazing time with memories to spare

So lets start with the cast...

First off is ME. Name is Alden. I'm 24.. stay at home mom... Lead Key Spouse for my husbands squadron (call deployed spouses to make sure they are okay... create spouse events... spread information... etc) This was my first time back to Disney since I was 5 1/2. Better late than never!

disclaimer about photo.. normally i smile promise... but this is right after carl set my dSLR on top of the stroller to which Rylei pulled down the canopy and sent it flying about 3 feet!

Next is DH, Carl. He is in the Air Force, he just hit 6 years and is a Staff Sergent. He's a jet engine mechanic and a gym nut... Seriously... It can be a problem at times hah


Thirdly is DD Rylei who is 3 1/2 and a bottle of energy. Child is a diva too. She is in ballet and currently her favorite princess is Cinderella. She can go from girly girl to tom boy in no time.
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Lastly is DD Olivia who just turned 1 in December. Olivia has a great set of lungs... the child can SCREAM lol But most of the time shes a total princess and has a smile that will melt your heart. She has Urticaria Pigmentosa which is a form of Mastocytosis.. Its a mast cell disease. You may notice the hive like spots on her skin in pictures and thats it. SHes pretty lucky as it seems she only reacts to friction... Some masto kids react to foods, smells, chemicals, heat, cold, pretty much anything... Theres no known cause or cure yet but we are looking :-)
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First PreTrip Report

"Of Course You're Excited, It's Disney" TR

June 1994- Of Site (just little me)
Feb 2012- Shades of Green (DH, me, DD3, DD1)

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Intro

D-day! Day 1
Day 2-- Pt 1-- Feb 29
Day 2-- Pt 2
Day 3 Pt 1-- March 1
Day 3-- Pt 2
Day 3-- Pt 3
Day 3-- Part 4
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Feb 2012- Shades of Green (DH, me, DD3, DD1)

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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It's D-Day!! Day 1

The day had finally come!! We got up around 8am to finish the last minute packing and cleaning that needed to be done. We got all the bags finalized and ready to load into my good friend DeAnn's van.



And of course I had to get a picture of the girls in their travel clothes with the bags.



It took a little longer than expected due to a few wrong turns but we made it to the air port and had no trouble with TSA thankfully... We headed down to Terminal A and waited.



The flight went as well as can be expected with a 1 year old. But the landing was .. eh kinda rough. As my jet engine hubby informed me the "TR over revved and " blah blah blah. He was not happy about it though lol He isn't a fan of flying because he goes over everything that could go wrong. But we made it to MCO in one piece :-) And where on the mini monorail in a jiffy!



Tony was there to pick us up. He was so very friendly and helpful. He had the girls carseats hooked up nicely which I'm always nervous about. He stopped by Publix for me and in less than 30 mins and about $50 bucks we where soon seeing this ...



We all got pretty excited... I'm pretty sure Carl giggled. Carl has never been on a family vacation. His family never could do them... And he and I did a mini vacation before Rylei was born but we where pretty broke and didn't do much.

We got to Shades of Green and signed in. Process wasn't too bad. When I saw our room location I was kind of bummed though... we where in the VERY back... Room 366. But I wasn't going to complain. Once we trekked to the back we where super happy with the room. Very spacious!



Nice queen beds. I had requested bed rails and they wheren't there so we decided just to wait it out and see if we needed them.



Here's the view from our balcony

and too the right
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Ry LOVED that we where by the pool. All she wanted to know is if we could go swimming lol
We walked over to the Poly since we had just missed the bus to DTD. We just made their bus heh. We started our debate over where to eat... Wolfgang Puck Express or Earl of Sandwich. We picked Wolfgang because Carl wasn't digging the thought of sandwiches. So he ordered Chicken Strips
,
I ordered a Cesar Salad
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and we got the Macaroni and Cheese for the girls
.
We split it all between us and everyone enjoyed
. Did you know WPE does a 10% military discount? Also the server gave us a 15% card. Score :-)
After we ate it was SHOPPING TIME! WOO HOO!! We headed to the BEST STORE EVER.

Oh yes... My HEAVEN. Ry was in awe. First things first. Ears. At first she grabbed the one with Cinderella's slipper on it. I was like "ew.... how about one of THESE" lol She found the Princess one with the veil and wanted that one. I was fine with that. I also picked out a headband set of ears. Then we had to find her a wand for her Cinderella dress. We found the princess room *squee* and got her wand. Then we grabbed an autograph book. I grabbed a lanyard for myself and a thing to put our tickets, key, and fastpasses in. We where in the baby(?) section and I saw the Princess infant ears which Ry agreed was perfect for Livi.



DTD was pretty packed and the girls where cranky. We decided to head back to Shades of Green, but couldn't find the bus stop? So there was the Poly bus waiting... So thats what we rode. Liv fell asleep on the way back.

Ry got her wish of swimming. Since Liv was asleep only Carl and Ry went but Liv of course woke up so we walked down.
She had SO much fun

The girls both passed out easily.


Turns out we DID need to bed rails... Liv fell out of bed but wasn't hurt. She finished the night in our bed. It took me forever to fall asleep but eventually I did... Excited for the next day.
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Great start! Sounds like a great first day. Ya'll look so cute in your ears!!
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I'm here! Loving your intros! Sorry that the little one fell out of bed. I hope you were able to get the rails you requested!

Looking forward to more!
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Great start! Sounds like a great first day. Ya'll look so cute in your ears!!
thanks so much!! Love our ears!

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I'm here! Loving your intros! Sorry that the little one fell out of bed. I hope you were able to get the rails you requested!

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She was fine. Luckily we had put all the extra pillows right next to the bed lol
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Your family is so cute. Love your pictures, the one of Carl playing in the pool with Rylie. They were having SO much fun.

Looking forward to your next day!

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Cute pictures! The hotel room looks huge.
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Your family is so cute. Love your pictures, the one of Carl playing in the pool with Rylie. They were having SO much fun.

Looking forward to your next day!

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She LOVES the pool. Poor thing asked to swim every day haha!

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Cute pictures! The hotel room looks huge.
It was! When I told my husband we where staying at a military resort he was like oh GREAT its going to be crappy. His jaw nearly hit the floor when he saw it though. Very nice :-)
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I'm in! I love reading tr's with little kids in them!
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Your daughters are adorable and I love the ears picture! The Shades of Green looks amazing. It sounds like you had a great beginning to your trip. I'm looking forward to hearing more!
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Just stumbled across your TR and love it so far!! We are also a military fam, army though. Shades of Green looks awesome! I'll have to remember that for later trips for sure! Your girls are so cute!! I'm really looking forward to the rest of your TR. We will also be traveling with our 2 little ones, so I'm excited to see how your trip goes. This is going to seem random but, I think I fell in love with your stroller lol. What kind is it? I'm subscribed! Can't wait for the next chapter. Love your purple Mickey ears BTW, never seen those before.
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Your family is adorable, I love the ears photo!
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I'm in! I love reading tr's with little kids in them!
Well this one is kid heavy for sure

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Your daughters are adorable and I love the ears picture! The Shades of Green looks amazing. It sounds like you had a great beginning to your trip. I'm looking forward to hearing more!
Very amazing :-)

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Just stumbled across your TR and love it so far!! We are also a military fam, army though. Shades of Green looks awesome! I'll have to remember that for later trips for sure! Your girls are so cute!! I'm really looking forward to the rest of your TR. We will also be traveling with our 2 little ones, so I'm excited to see how your trip goes. This is going to seem random but, I think I fell in love with your stroller lol. What kind is it? I'm subscribed! Can't wait for the next chapter. Love your purple Mickey ears BTW, never seen those before.
Yay for more military disney addicts!! SoG really was great. We never ate there but no complaints from us! And stroller is a CityJogger Micro Double. If I had to buy again I'd pick the Mini though... But its a great stroller! Mini just looks more comfortable. But boy did that sucker get dirty haha

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I'm here! We are headed to Disney in a couple of weeks with our little girls too! Can't wait to read about your park days!
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