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Old 12-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1036
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Have you decided how you are telling them on Christmas day? I can't wait to hear how excited, I'm sure they will be. Heck, if someone did that for me on Christmas, I would be.
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We are going to have a balloon in a box with a note attached to the ribbon and (hopefully!) it will pop up when they open it. I do need to figure out how to get a helium filled balloon on Christmas Eve... We are also including a countdown chain in the box a well so they will know exactly how many more sleeps! I am so excited I can't stand it! I know my DH will be thrilled when they know so I'll have someone else to talk to about it!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #1037
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #1038
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I do need to figure out how to get a helium filled balloon on Christmas Eve...
Party supply stores sell miniature disposable helium tanks that are just intended to fill a small number of balloons, not very expensive at all. You might even be able to find them at Target/Walmart.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #1039
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I am getting so excited!! 37 days!! Got most of the ADRs we wanted-trying a few new places this trip-Raglan Road, CRT, Tusker house dinner, and still trying to get a late morning breakfast to Chef mickeys on our departure day. If I knew what park the kids would want to goto that morning, I'd just make a breakfast ADR there, but my inner freak-planner is going to try not to stress about it. maybe one will open up, or we can find one that week.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #1040
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Party supply stores sell miniature disposable helium tanks that are just intended to fill a small number of balloons, not very expensive at all. You might even be able to find them at Target/Walmart.
That's what I was thinking. I don't know about Target, but I have seen the small ones at Wal Mart. Then you could have a Mickey one and green and red ones.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #1041
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I know we are all counting down the days now. YAY!! Im so excited for our trip and for everyone that is about to embark on magical adventures of your own! I wanted to ask a question if I may. My family has only taken 1 vacation before. We drove for 27 hours to MA when DH came home from Afghanistan last time. Packing was eh. lol I only had 3 kids, it was still pretty warm so summer clothes were small and in full swing. Ive begun packing but man am I overwhelmed! We have another baby now and while his clothes are small, he comes with so much stuff!

My question is, do any of you have a system for this? Oh and I should mention this trip is a surprise so packing has to be in secret......which makes things harder.
How exciting! What a great surprise for the kids. I admit that I am an over-packer but on our last trip I really planned what the kids would be wearing each day and put everything they needed in a big zip lock bag, including socks and underwear. It helped me fit everything in and not pack too many extra clothes. It also made it easier for the kids to get themselves dressed in the morning. Doing laundry is always on option so pack quarters and some travel size thing of laundry soap.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:40 PM   #1042
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Can I join? I will be at pop Jan. 19-28 with my dd for her 10th birthday.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #1043
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What a fund birthday surprise!! How are y'all going to tell her?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #1045
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What a fund birthday surprise!! How are y'all going to tell her?
I have no idea, suggestions are welcome.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #1046
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FYI I just posted a ton of adrs over on the cancellation page yesterday. If anyone has a trip planned and is trying to get adrs for jan 2-11th it may be worth checking out.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #1047
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That's what I was thinking. I don't know about Target, but I have seen the small ones at Wal Mart. Then you could have a Mickey one and green and red ones.
Thanks! We will check that out! We have a couple of the Mickey shaped balloons from a while back, so we may try those, or get a couple mylars since I know those usually stay floating in my ceiling for weeks....

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #1048
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I have no idea, suggestions are welcome.
It'll depend on how soon you want to tell her. You could do like EpcotIsMyFave and put balloons in a box with a note attached to it that says you are going to Disney World. If you did it on Christmas, you could also do like she is and add a countdown chain. When we were going to go on our oldest DS's birthday, we were going to wait until we were headed to the airport. We were going to act like we were taking the DSs to a doctor apt and then give my DS a birthday card. It was going to be from Mickey inviting him to spend his birthday at Disney World. You could try that, if you wanted to wait until the last minute. You could even have her open several birthday presents that are all things she could use on a WDW trip.
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