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Old 07-24-2011, 03:41 PM   #46
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Hello....not that you need any tips, but I thought I would share with you (and others) what we have done or will be doing (next trip this October).

We make "travel bags" for my kids. The kids get these bags when we hit the road. This trip will be a personalized disney shoulder bag. We put things like books, workbooks, crayons, markers, pens, travel book, candy, chips, drinks in them. Keeps them occupied for the 8 hour drive.
Thanks for the ideas! We have a DVD player in our van and it is the ONLY time she's allowed to use it, so that keeps her occupied pretty well. Thankfully DD is really good in the car - usually some books, some suckers, and her MagnaDoodle, plus the Veggie Tales CD and we're good for hours at a time


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Great job. I hope she enjoys Disney half as much as you have enjoyed planning this for her.
My Grandma keeps asking what I'm going to do if she doesn't enjoy it, but I don't really see that happening. She loved it at 8 months, so I can't imagine her hating it now that she knows all the characters. She is a really well-behaved kid and not given to many tantrums, so I'm sure she'll do great!
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #47
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Added to our Gift Card page - We got two more free cards in the mail yesterday! Hope everyone's summer is going well. It has been SUPER hot here. We just got our roof replaced, and our insurance covered (most of) it, so that was a huge relief! We are almost to the 2 month part of our trip Plane tickets continue to go down, so maybe we will be flying instead of driving
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #48
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You're getting so close! Is Paisley getting excited?
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #49
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You're getting so close! Is Paisley getting excited?
She tells EVERYONE that we are going to Disney World. She told the nurse at the Drs. office this morning. Then she tells them she's getting her haircut, she lists people that she's going to hug, etc. To say she's excited is an understatement. However, I don't think anyone is as excited as me!
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #50
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AK Shirts

Hobby Lobby is having a great sale right now - their plain shirts are half off, so I decided to attempt to make us some AK shirts.

I am going to use the animal print patterns to cut out Mickey heads and sew them to the shirts - at least that's what I'm going to attempt

If it works out, I'll put the pic up.

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:07 PM   #51
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I'm glad she's so excited! I can't wait to read your TR to see all of her reactions to things! I hope the shirts turn out well! I was going to try to make some using iron-ons, but never got around to it...maybe next trip!
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:11 AM   #52
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Just had to throw this in: Thing3 and I are watching Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC and there is a little girl named Paisley! In my opinion, your Paisley is much cuter!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:11 AM   #53
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Added to our Gift Card page - We got two more free cards in the mail yesterday! Hope everyone's summer is going well. It has been SUPER hot here. We just got our roof replaced, and our insurance covered (most of) it, so that was a huge relief! We are almost to the 2 month part of our trip Plane tickets continue to go down, so maybe we will be flying instead of driving

Keep watching those flights, we LOVE flying and never drive to the world. If you can get a direct flight it is only two hours and you arrive fresh and not worn out from the long drive.

Seems like half my neighborhood has had their roof replaced. We had ours inspected and no damage from the hail storms. Guess we are lucky, though our house is 10 years old and my DH was hoping to get a new roof!

Can't wait to see how your trip goes.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #54
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Keep watching those flights, we LOVE flying and never drive to the world. If you can get a direct flight it is only two hours and you arrive fresh and not worn out from the long drive.
This is very true, although trying to keep Paisley contained for 2 hours on an airplane gives me a small panic attack I guess if we just explain it's like a car and she has to stay buckled up maybe she'll be ok. If we only had to pay for 2 of us, flying would be significantly cheaper, but since we have to pay for her too, it makes it really expensive.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:28 AM   #55
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Just had to throw this in: Thing3 and I are watching Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC and there is a little girl named Paisley! In my opinion, your Paisley is much cuter!
I saw that too - I hate hearing her name so much now. There is a Disney show (the ANT Farm) with a Paisley too. I really hope her name doesn't become popular.

Oh, and I think my Paisley is cuter too
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AK Shirts

I got the shirts finished! Here is the cost breakdown...

Shirts (50% Off at Hobby Lobby) - $5.75
Handkerchiefs - $1.98
Thread - $1.00

So, 3 shirts for under $9.00.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:58 AM   #57
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I am in-I am also doing a pre-trip but we are going for the next big Holiday-Thanksgiving!

I also have a "P" princess but mine is Phoebe. I think the name Paisley is very cute. I think especially after you have taught it is even trickier to find a good name, LOL.

We drove down with our DD when she was almost 3 and we LOVED the freedom of having a car while there. I have done the same thing with getting little trinkets here and there to save us $$$ while in the parks.

My friends have made fun of me b/c I coordinate our outfits but I have a 9yo son so he is not so much into Disney shirts so I usually do colors vs. Disney themes. I think it makes the pictures come out better.

I hope you are able to get another daycare family in so you are not so stressed before you go
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #58
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Love the AK shirts! So cute!!
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #59
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I think especially after you have taught it is even trickier to find a good name, LOL.
You are so right! There are SO many names that are off-limits because I have taught kids with those names. I did have a Pheobe in my daycare, and she was a delight, so I still enjoy that name too
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So sorry I keep posting random things, but I just had to share this! My dad uses a website called restaurant.com to buy gift certificates for going out to eat! I was messing around on the site just now and you can buy a $25 gift certificate for $10 for Garden Grove!! There are a couple of other Disney restaurants with gift certificates for sale, but I just wanted to share!! Again, sorry for posting random comments.
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