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Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #76
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Wow! I am loving your trip report. Your entire family is adorable. I give you lots of credit for going to Disney with 2 broken arms and smiling in every picture. I can't wait to hear more.
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Your trip report is great!! The family is adorable! Can't wait for more!! I'm interested on how you did all of this with two broken arms!!
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:18 PM   #78
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Great trip report! Can't wait for the next installment and your daughters are adorable!
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You're not complaining, every picture you're in you have a smile on your face....wow! I am so impressed with your positive attitude! You're even in the pool with your girls!


Way to go mom!!!!!!
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Catching up and subbing! your family is adorable. so sorry about your broken arms!!
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Great updates! Except now I have the Hustle in my head and want some tie dye cheesecake!!
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Your trip report is great!! The family is adorable! Can't wait for more!! I'm interested on how you did all of this with two broken arms!!
Thanks for your kind words.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:24 AM   #79
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That cheese cake looks good. I am looking forward to having some when we go in December. Glad you were able to go in the pool with your adorable girls.
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:18 PM   #80
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I'm expecting my photopass cd today!! Will post next installment this afternoon after it arrives.


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That cheese cake looks good. I am looking forward to having some when we go in December. Glad you were able to go in the pool with your adorable girls.
Yes the cheese cake is pretty good. We want to do a December trip next year. That time of year looks like so much fun.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #81
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Let's Go Soarin!

So the next morning I woke up sooooper early. It was somewhere between 4-5 a.m. which at home would be 2-3 a.m. I am the type of insomnia sufferer in that I can usually go to sleep okay but if I wake up in the middle of the night it is very difficult for me to fall back asleep even though I am tired. I tried to fall back asleep. (BTW I had ear plugs in my ears to try to keep the noise down. Especially those monster toilets. I think it is sooo rude for people to flush their toilets in the middle of the night knowing how loud they are.) Anyway, a little about 5:30 I went ahead and got up. Now if I wasn't a cripple I would have started packing everything, done my hair, got dressed, you know.... normal stuff. Instead I think I read UG Disney book for a while, then I made a list of everything we needed to remember for our trip to EPCOT. And then I will never forget what I did next. I tried to put on all my own makeup. Ladies, have you ever tried to put on eye liner w/o an opposable thumb on your non-dominant hand? VERY difficult. By a little after 6 I was pretty ansy and wanted somebody to wake up. Of course everyone slept (which is good) until Mickey called at 7 a.m. It plays music at first but after you say hello a couple times Mickey and Stitch give you a wake up. The girls loved this. In fact by the end DD4 refused to get up w/o the call from Mickey.

We had ordered a delivery from garden grocer mainly for breakfast items but it would not be coming in for a couple hours. So we got ready and went by Classic Hall to grab a couple to-go breakfast items. We are not sit down breakfast people unless it's for character dining. The girls each chose an extremely big and messy chocolate muffin. We took them to the bus line and a bus came for Epcot right away. We were one the last family let on. A very nice lady put her daughter on her lap so the our girls could share the seat beside her. I love nice people.

It was a good thing they got a seat because they were trying to eat their ginormous muffins.

(Yes, we always break the "no food on the bus" rule). This time I felt bad because there were tons of crumbs when they got up. I tried best I could to brush up the mess as we walked out.

We arrived just a little before 9 and our precious Hope has never yet seen rope drop. As we were passing the bus stop ques she kept saying "is that the rope?, is that the rope?. She really just wanted to see "the rope". Well, it wasn't meant for that day. We first had to go pay for our double stroller. We knew the price had almost doubled since last year. As much as I hated to we forked over the money. It is just too convenient and great for moving around the park quickly w/ two more sets of short legs. We did inform DD7 that this would be the last year she gets to ride.

So we missed seeing rope drop by a couple minutes but it was early and there were VERY few people in the park. Upon arrival the sign said there was a 20 minute wait for Test Track so DH went that way to FP while the girls and I made it toward Soarin.

There is no way TT had a 20 min. wait. Nothing had a wait all day there. The girls and I waited outside The Land for DH to arrive. It was sooo humid. I'd never seen it quite that humid. The glass doors were completely fogged and soak and wet just from humidity. So, DH arrived a little hot and tired on his poor waste of a trip to FP . We were off to Soarin.

This year Faith was over 40 inches so there was SOO much more we could do as a family. So it was Faith's first time. We walked all the way to the front and were lined up waiting for the doors to open. There were so few people that they didn't even have enough to fill all the front row. Now here's a funny phenomenon we can't quite explain. DD7 is very extroverted but a little of a scaredy cat, while DD4 is more on the timid side but a thrill seeker.
So of course DD7 starts to freak out over Soarin and wants to leave. DH convinces her to stay but they go back to a row behind us because she does not want to be in front. Faith and I stayed in front and enjoyed our ride. She pointed out something I had not noticed last time. The scents change with the scenery. That is so neat.

When we left Soarin we found this extremely tiny frog in our stroller. I didn't even know frogs that tiny existed. How cute.


Next we were off to the The Seas w/ Nemo and Friends. We love this ride.


Then we went to go to Turtle Talk w/ Crush. We asked how much longer and the nice ladies said about 10 minutes. We knew that there would be plenty of room so we decided to walk around and look at the exhibits for 10 minutes.



Nice CM took this picture for us. I love how leisurely everything was. It was like this all day.



The girls got to sit front an center. DH and I were in the front row of benches. Non of us got called out by Crush though. We enjoyed it and got some good laughs.

Next we went to Spaceship Earth. This ride was closed for the updates last year so DH and I had not been on it since childhood. We were excited to see it with the girls. DD7 was upset because her face was not on the little video show at the end. That was a riot. I wish I had thought to record ours (DD4 and I). DH did take a couple pictures of his.



Next we went off to TT to use our FPs we didn't need. It did give us a shorter walk I guess. DD7 was VERY nervous about riding this ride. Non of did this ride last year.



We have photopass pictures of this ride that I will share when photopass CD arrives. We all loved it. As we were exiting the attraction a man started laughing at me and said, "you're not a good promotion for that ride coming off all bandaged up. I laughed with him and told him it really messed me up, he better stay away.


Epcot photopass pics

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Old 10-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #82
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My photopass CD came UPS. Here are some pictures from our morning in Epcot so far.






DD7 and I both had frumpy hairstyles this day. That really took the most patience for me. I wanted so badly to fix both of our hair but I couldn't. I had brought a clip for DH to clip my hair up but he couldn't figure it out. Keep watching however because you will notice he greatly improves as the week goes by.

Up Next: Poisoned in Mexico

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Old 10-03-2008, 04:47 PM   #83
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Great pics . The toilets are loud I too think its rude people flushing during the night. I find it even ruder when they let there kids run and yell outside of other peoples rooms. I have two DS's 8 & 2 and I would never let them do that. My 8yr od gets so mad even . I'll be here for the rest .
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You look great in the pics--hair and all! I love going when the crowds are low, it really is so nice. I think the casts with all the humidity would have driven me crazy!! you are a real trooper!!
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Great pics . The toilets are loud I too think its rude people flushing during the night. I find it even ruder when they let there kids run and yell outside of other peoples rooms. I have two DS's 8 & 2 and I would never let them do that. My 8yr od gets so mad even . I'll be here for the rest .
Glad I'm not the only one. And yes, I'm with you on the running and yelling children too.

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Ah thanks. The crowds especially for our first two days were unreal. Amazing.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:17 PM   #86
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Love the pictures and the report.....your hair looks fine, just like everyone elses with the humidity, I'm sure!! Btw, love the princess ears....I have three sons so I think they are SO cute!!!! Can't wait to see the other photopass pics...you are all so photogenic!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:37 PM   #87
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your kids are too cute! and i'm so impressed that you actually got up and finished the triathlon with two broken arms!
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Lovin' your TR... can't wait for more!
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Poisoned in Mexico

Alright so after our great morning in Future World we decide to check out World Showcase. I was very excited for this because last year we spent the whole day in Future World and never made it the WS. I hadn't been there since childhood. This year we had two days scheduled for Epcot so I was sure we'd get most everything in. We started off in Mexico. We saw a very short line for Donald and got in our very first character line.


We brought a sharpie for special characters to sign my cast. So Donald was first to sign my cast.


We then decided it was time for lunch. We went to have lunch at the Cantina del Sangel Inn. We (especially I) love Mexican food. The girls and I found a (almost) shaded table by the lake while DH ordered and brought our food. We usually had two trays so he'd have to make two trips. The girls and I enjoyed watching the birds while waiting.



DH and I each got the wet burrito. The girls shared the nachos (didn't eat much). It was a lot of food and I especially enjoyed it. Here Faith is eating a Churro.




Now if you've read my title, you're wondering where the poisoning comes in. Let's just say it took a couple hours and that part will probably be in my next installment. This was the only thing DH and I ate the same all day and our sudden sickness came on at the same time with the exact same effects. STAY AWAY from CS in Mexico.

Well we still felt fine at the time so we headed to check out Mexico.



We had gotten each of the girls a passport to have stamped as we went to each country. DD7 was also going to be presenting this and things she learned around the world for an independent study. Here are the lovely ladies from Mexico.


We rode the little boat ride which was nice and moved on toward Norway. Oh, but first DH got a nice cold beverage first.


On the way to Norway.


The girls had to finish some slush drinks they were drinking before getting in line for Maelstrom so DD7 was watching the boats come to the cliff from the outside. She got a little nervous because she could hear screams. She braved it and it was just a small drop. It is so strange how they trap you all waiting outside the door for the 5 min. video with nowhere else to go. We were lucky because the doors opened right as our boat arrived. There were lots of people wating for those doors to open, especially considering how empty the park was. When the doors opened most people walked straight through and didn't stay for the video. Including us. And of course you can't forget to get your postcard stamped!


Here's a tip. Take the time to explore this shop before riding Maelstrom. We did this and it was very uncrowded. Great time to take a picture with the troll. You have to exit through this shop when exiting the ride but then it is pretty crowded.


Next up : Faith(DD4) rediscovers Snow White

Next was China. As we were arriving they were starting to set up for the acrobats to arrive in about 20 minutes. So we went to see Reflections of China first. I enjoyed the video and the 360 degree screens. When the girls had there passports stamped and signed the nice lady told us the DD7 was born in "the year of the dragon" and DD4 was born in the "year of the monkey". DH thought that was funny and said, "Oh that explains it then". We like to call her monkey now.


Perfect timing, we were out in just the right time to get a good spot for the acrobats. DH got annoyed during the presentation because people would just come stand right in front of us and stay there blocking our view. Most people who arrived early stood towards the back to allow the path to stay open. However, during the presentation that space was filled with last minute people who didn't care. I didn't let that bother me. The girls had good views sitting up front. The young acrobats are pretty impresive. I was glad we got to see this.







Next up, Faith rediscovers Snow White.

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Great installment..sorry to hear that you were poisoned!! Note to self...stay away from Mexico!! Love the norweigen hats on the girls in front of the troll...too cute!!!!! How'd the girls like the World Showcase? Other than Mexico last year, we didn't do any of it, we felt like the kids wouldn't appreciate it...do you recommend it for young ones....we're going with 6 kids under the age of 6 in December....thanks!!
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