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Old 06-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #91
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Can't wait to hear how you liked Toy Story 3. I'm hoping to get out and take my boys either this week or next. They are very excited to see it.

Hope you get some rest after those crazy hours!
I'm sure your boys will like it. It is a great movie.

I have been able to get some more rest. The other day I slept the whole day just to try to catch up. I work 3rd shift and with them splitting my hours, it has really messed up my schedule. But the week after next, I am back to two days in a row off so hopefully it will stay that way and I can get back to normal.
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More stuff for the Kids' Train Bags

This is probably the last of the little goodies I will be adding to the girls' bags. The only things I really have left to get are 1 DS game each and/or books to read. I haven't decided on which or both yet. It really depends on prices I find for the DS games. They will definitely be getting a book each. So here are the newest purchases. All are from the Target $1 bins:

Haylee's (Sleep Mask, Lotion, Lip Gloss, Hand Soap and Nail Polish):


Alleyah's (Sleep Mask, Lotion, Lip Gloss, Hand Soap and Nail Polish):
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:18 PM   #93
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Love the countdown calendar, it came out so cute, even better becuase you and your girls made it together.




Thanks for reading along.

Did you try Cape May for dinner or breakfast? I have heard a lot of people going there for breakfast but not so much for dinner. It was a must for us because of the crab legs.


We went to Cape May for dinner. Love the crab legs, and so many choices. I know even my picky boys will find something they like.
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Love the countdown calendar, it came out so cute, even better becuase you and your girls made it together.

We went to Cape May for dinner. Love the crab legs, and so many choices. I know even my picky boys will find something they like.
Thanks so much. We had so much fun making it. It was more fun than we've had in a while. It makes me want to do more little projects like that with them.

That's good to hear that picky eaters like Cape May, too. Alleyah can sometimes be very picky when it comes to food. She is starting to like crab legs because her sister and I do. But sometimes she wants something else. Thanks for the info about it.
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As I told you, last night we created our Countdown Calendar. I wanted to create it at 100 days. However, with AJ's unsure future regarding her schoolwork, we decided it would be better to wait. That way she could focus on getting her work done and we could celebrate better once we knew that everything was good. So now that it is, we decided to start our Countdown Celebration at 54 days to go (Now 53). So as you know, yesterday we went to see Toy Story 3 which we loved . After the movie, we created our Countdown Calendar. And here's what we came up with. I warn you, it is not a very neat calendar but it was made with heart by me and my girls :







We tried to make Mickey heads as our pull offs but we weren't having much success with that so I cut out squares and the girls drew Mickey heads on them. Haylee got the odd numbers and AJ got the evens. To make things fair, the girls get to pull off their own squares instead of fighting over who gets a turn. Also, you can't see it yet but under various days, there are random character stickers just to make the countdown a little more fun.

In just a little bit, I have to take Haylee to her first day of Middle School band camp . After I get back, I will post our Day 4 Plans along with some pics of some stuff I got for the kids train bags and a possible trip Mascot.
You are such a cool mom for doing this with your girls! It looks awesome. I bet the girls are getting more excited now. I can see how the making of and then the use of really adds to the excitement of going to WDW.

Makes me want to do one too.
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You are such a cool mom for doing this with your girls! It looks awesome. I bet the girls are getting more excited now. I can see how the making of and then the use of really adds to the excitement of going to WDW.

Makes me want to do one too.
Thanks! They are definitely getting more excited. Plus it is mood lifter to come home from a busy night at work and see it on the wall.
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I was hoping to get in my Day 4 Plans Update yesterday but with everything going on I wasn't able to. However, I will be posting it this afternoon/evening. Plus a personal update that I am excited to share with you. Hope everyone is having a good day!
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Quick Update

I thought about waiting to post this later on this evening but I have a little bit of time so I'll go ahead and post it now. So on my last trip, I had a trip Mascot like some you've seen in other TRs where this little stuffed animal, doll, or figurine appear in photos. Mine was a little stuffed duck I had. It was cute and we had some great photos but we didn't keep up with it. I decided to try again on this trip and thought I had found the perfect Mascot but now I'm not so sure. Here are the pics:





I picked him because of this Pixar special we saw over the holidays. It had several different Mater adventures. So I thought he was the perfect choice for our WDW adventure. However, now I am thinking he might not be a good choice because of the whole redneck thing. We live in the south but are definitely far from being rednecks. So I have a few other choices:

1. My stuffed Mickey I got on the last trip (Sorry no pics)

2. Stuffed Toy Story Alien (This is limited because they only really oooohh and ahhhh, Can't find the pic now)

3. My stuffed Tinkerbell I got on the last trip (Sorry no pics)

4. Random Stuffed Animal that belongs to the girls

or Mater

So please let me know what you guys think.

Later this afternoon/evening, I will post my Day 4 Plans.
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I picked him because of this Pixar special we saw over the holidays. It had several different Mater adventures. So I thought he was the perfect choice for our WDW adventure. However, now I am thinking he might not be a good choice because of the whole redneck thing. We live in the south but are definitely far from being rednecks. So I have a few other choices:

1. My stuffed Mickey I got on the last trip (Sorry no pics)

2. Stuffed Toy Story Alien (This is limited because they only really oooohh and ahhhh, Can't find the pic now)

3. My stuffed Tinkerbell I got on the last trip (Sorry no pics)

4. Random Stuffed Animal that belongs to the girls

or Mater

So please let me know what you guys think.

Later this afternoon/evening, I will post my Day 4 Plans.
Tough choice, sounds like you have some great possibilities. I love the little aliens from Toy Story, I actually just bought one of my sons a little plush to give to him once we get to WDW (DS #2 picked out Wheezy from Toy Story). I have to admit though I have a soft spot for Mater. My boys got me hooked on Cars and I just love Mater. I love the little short cartoons they made with him too.

So Mater would be my choice, followed by a close second with the Toy Story alien.
Good luck choosing!!
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I agree with Vikki on Mater...then alien.
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Tough choice, sounds like you have some great possibilities. I love the little aliens from Toy Story, I actually just bought one of my sons a little plush to give to him once we get to WDW (DS #2 picked out Wheezy from Toy Story). I have to admit though I have a soft spot for Mater. My boys got me hooked on Cars and I just love Mater. I love the little short cartoons they made with him too.

So Mater would be my choice, followed by a close second with the Toy Story alien.
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Thanks for your help in choosing. I think I'll stick with Mater since I already have him. I'd have to order the alien. Maybe the alien can join in mid-trip since I intend on buying one at WDW.
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Day 4 Plans

As I promised, here are my Day 4 Plans -

This will be our 1st day at Epcot. I love Epcot and always have, even when I was a child. Though I have to admit it is hard for me to plan exactly what we will do there. I am more a fan of World Showcase than the rest of the park. Now don't get me wrong, I appreciate and enjoy the rest of the park but there has always been something special about World Showcase that draws me in. So we will probably go for trying to make park opening or slightly there after since the park opens at 9am and we want to get fastpasses for Soarin'. I can truly say Soarin' is one of my new favorite things at Epcot. Also, I am hoping to learn more about Epcot this trip and find some new faves with the girls and DFi. I am hoping to be able to ride Spaceship Earth first since it is the thing that represents Epcot the most. After that we will probably check out the Land and hopefully it will be close to time for our fastpasses for Soarin'. We will then check out wait times for Nemo & Friends and Honey I Shrunk the Audience. After that we will make our way to World Showcase to begin our adventure. If it is still early we will probably do a Kim Possible Mission. After that, it will probably be getting close to our ADR time for our Le Cellier lunch and we will make our way to Canada. After lunch, depending on the weather and how we feel, we may head back to POP for a nap and some pool time. After getting rested, we will make our way back to Epcot and continue our World Showcase adventure and ride a few more rides. In between we will grab dinner within World Showcase or go to Sunshine Seasons. I am hoping to stay til closing at midnight since there are late EMHs but depending on how everyone is feeling, we may head back a little earlier. We want to be nice and rested for our first day at DHS.

Our must do attractions:

World Showcase (touring the countries)
Soarin'
Spaceship Earth
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Test Track
Maelstrom
Honey I Shrunk the Audience
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Innoventions
Kim Possible Mission
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Mission Space (The Easier Side, Last time I rode the other side, I felt very sick for at least an hour after)
Dragon Legend Acrobats
Turtle Talk with Crush (This one is truly a must. After seeing the WDW special on tv, this all the girls can talk about)

Coming soon, a personal update and later in the week, Day 5 plans...

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How exciting is day four! I agree with you about world showcase. I love it. It is probably among the top reasons I love WDW. Question for you... Dragon Legend Acrobats... I have never seen this. I assume it is a street performance in China? To be honest, we never stop to watch any street performers. (well, except the candy making lady in Japan) What have we missed?
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How exciting is day four! I agree with you about world showcase. I love it. It is probably among the top reasons I love WDW. Question for you... Dragon Legend Acrobats... I have never seen this. I assume it is a street performance in China? To be honest, we never stop to watch any street performers. (well, except the candy making lady in Japan) What have we missed?
I have not seen the acrobats before either but had read about them on other PTRs and TRs. Apparently there are random performers at several different countries within World Showcase. I saw the candy lady before but none of the others. If you look on the Epcot page for the main WDW site and check under entertainment, there is a list of the different street performers. I have seen pics of the acrobats and thought my kids and DFi would get a kick out of it. I saw a Cirque de Soleil type show at Myrtle Beach and loved it. However, La Nouba is a bit out of our price range.
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I have not seen the acrobats before either but had read about them on other PTRs and TRs. Apparently there are random performers at several different countries within World Showcase. I saw the candy lady before but none of the others. If you look on the Epcot page for the main WDW site and check under entertainment, there is a list of the different street performers. I have seen pics of the acrobats and thought my kids and DFi would get a kick out of it. I saw a Cirque de Soleil type show at Myrtle Beach and loved it. However, La Nouba is a bit out of our price range.

I will have to check out the site and see what there is. I want to try and see as much as possible.

I hear ya on the cost of La Nouba...out of our range as well.
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