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Old 03-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #91
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It looks GREAT!!!

I miss the themed clothing part of the trip but I've been told by DH and DD14 that it won't be happening this time. LOL.
Thanks! That's too bad. I know DH will never go for matching outfits, but I can't wait until we have another baby so I can dress the kids alike.

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Adorable shirt! Did one of the DisDesigners design it?
Thanks! No, I just did an Etsy search and looked through them until I found what I was looking for. I totally forgot about the DISdesigners.
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The shirt looks GREAT!!!

Check ebay for plaid pants. I think Target had some a few months ago, but not there anymore. I am sure they are out there somewhere!
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:42 AM   #93
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The shirt looks GREAT!!!

Check ebay for plaid pants. I think Target had some a few months ago, but not there anymore. I am sure they are out there somewhere!
Thanks for the tip! Don't you love how Target always seems to have what we "need?" I swear that bullseye is hypnotic.
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Very cute shirt! And a wonderful little momento to hold onto to remember his trip! Good luck finding shorts! I'm not around many boys (I've only have female baby relatives) so I had no idea how difficult it is to find a variety of colors. I guess clothes lines want to keep it neutral for the boys.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:05 AM   #95
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Very cute shirt! And a wonderful little momento to hold onto to remember his trip! Good luck finding shorts! I'm not around many boys (I've only have female baby relatives) so I had no idea how difficult it is to find a variety of colors. I guess clothes lines want to keep it neutral for the boys.
Thanks! I was in Target the other day and actually found some cute red plaid shorts ... for baby boys! So I think we're set now. Target for the WIN!
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #96
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Changed our resort :)

I made a change to our reservation this morning. We are now staying at...


Port Orleans French Quarter!

POFQ is my absolute favorite resort, and I couldn't resist any longer. It's a bit more than what we were paying at CSR, which is what kept me from making the change for so long, but I know it will be worth it.

I love the intimate feel of French Quarter (no building is a bad building, in my opinion), and the more I read about Coronado Springs, the more I read about it being spread out. When we stayed at Caribbean Beach a few years ago, I hated how far away we were from everything, and on this -- our first family vacation -- I want everything to be perfect (or as perfect as it can be). So that's one less thing for me to worry about!

Another reason I want to stay at POFQ: running along the Sassagoula River. After a couple of months of following Couch to 5K, I ran my first 5K last night, and now I am hooked on running. See how happy I am?!



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YAY on your first 5K!! Your time was good too hey??? Tell me all about it - how did it go for you?? My first will be on May 5th for the EE Challenge at AK park so I'm dying to know how your first time was.

I love Port Orleans FQ too Of course it IS the only Disney resort we've actually stayed at b/c we were downtown disney hotel folks and off property folks after that and it was SOooo long ago that we stayed there that it was just called Port Orleans and the other part was called Dixie Landing. LOL - it's been a long time!!!
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Yay for POFQ!!! I've heard that it's feels more homey and that you don't feel as crowded because it's a smaller resort. And I agree, since it's your first official family vacation, you should stay somewhere you love!
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Hi!

We will be staying at POFQ 5/1-5/9. I switched earlier in the week from POP. POFQ was the first resort DD4 and myself stayed at back in 2010 and I fell in love. I have been wanting to go back, but cost has been a factor. This will be our first family trip also and since DBF isn't a real Disney fan and is doing this trip more for us I want him to feel comfortable. We are foregoing breakfast character meals, but it's well worth the upgrade.

The stroller fan you are looking it is one I have had for 4 years now (since my oldest DD was little). It absolutely serves it's purpose. I use regular Duracell or Energizer batteries (whatever is on sale ) and they last the entire week.

Maybe we will see you at the resort!
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YAY on your first 5K!! Your time was good too hey??? Tell me all about it - how did it go for you?? My first will be on May 5th for the EE Challenge at AK park so I'm dying to know how your first time was.

I love Port Orleans FQ too Of course it IS the only Disney resort we've actually stayed at b/c we were downtown disney hotel folks and off property folks after that and it was SOooo long ago that we stayed there that it was just called Port Orleans and the other part was called Dixie Landing. LOL - it's been a long time!!!
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Thanks! I was pretty slow (I ran at my training pace) but I ran the whole way, which was my goal. I usually run first thing in the morning and this was a twilight race, so everything felt "off" ... but that just means it felt extra amazing to cross the finish line. Good luck on the EE 5K! I know you will rock it.

I remember when the Port Orleans resorts were separate, too! I even have a Dixie Landings mug from when we stayed there and the refillable mugs were unique to each resort (those were the days).

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Yay for POFQ!!! I've heard that it's feels more homey and that you don't feel as crowded because it's a smaller resort. And I agree, since it's your first official family vacation, you should stay somewhere you love!
Yes, it has a MUCH different feel from the other moderates, even Riverside. I can't wait to be back!

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Hi!

We will be staying at POFQ 5/1-5/9. I switched earlier in the week from POP. POFQ was the first resort DD4 and myself stayed at back in 2010 and I fell in love. I have been wanting to go back, but cost has been a factor. This will be our first family trip also and since DBF isn't a real Disney fan and is doing this trip more for us I want him to feel comfortable. We are foregoing breakfast character meals, but it's well worth the upgrade.

The stroller fan you are looking it is one I have had for 4 years now (since my oldest DD was little). It absolutely serves it's purpose. I use regular Duracell or Energizer batteries (whatever is on sale ) and they last the entire week.

Maybe we will see you at the resort!
Yay for you for making the switch! I agree that it's totally worth the upgrade. Maybe we will see each other!

That's great to hear about the stroller fan. Thanks for letting me know!
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Congrats on the 5K!!! That is great!

I was wanting to stay at POFQ, but dd8 nixed that idea as soon as she saw the masks.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #102
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Congrats on the 5K!!! That is great!

I was wanting to stay at POFQ, but dd8 nixed that idea as soon as she saw the masks.

Maybe next time!
Thanks!

Has your DD ever seen the clown at the Boardwalk pool? Now that's scary!
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Hi there! Joining in and enjoying it! We're taking our 14/15 month old in October or November and considering POFQ, so I'm looking forward to reading how your trip goes! What a CUTE shirt you got for Andrew. I'll have to remember to get one for my munchkin when the time comes.

Your trip is coming up very soon! How exciting!! Does your son know about the trip or are you surprising him? (Sorry if I missed that info along the way.) Or would he even understand at that age? I'm a new mom so I'm not sure what to expect as far as understanding things like WDW at any given age.
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Hi there! Joining in and enjoying it! We're taking our 14/15 month old in October or November and considering POFQ, so I'm looking forward to reading how your trip goes! What a CUTE shirt you got for Andrew. I'll have to remember to get one for my munchkin when the time comes.

Your trip is coming up very soon! How exciting!! Does your son know about the trip or are you surprising him? (Sorry if I missed that info along the way.) Or would he even understand at that age? I'm a new mom so I'm not sure what to expect as far as understanding things like WDW at any given age.
And welcome to the First-Time Mom Club!

I tell Andrew every day that we're going to Disney World or "going to Mickey's house," but I don't think he really gets it. We listen to music from the parks on the way to daycare and sometimes I'll pull up attraction videos on YouTube and show them to him, but right now he has such a short attention span that we don't get very far.

I can't wait to see how the trip goes, too. It will definitely be different from any trip DH and I have taken, which we are totally fine with; we just can't wait to watch DS take it all in. I'm planning for lots of down time in and outside of the parks, but otherwise it's kind of a crap shoot.

You will have to let me know what y'all decide!

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Last night I dreamed that I woke up one morning and realized it was Departure Day, so I had to run around frantically packing everything so we could get on the road. When I told DH about it this morning, his reaction was "As if you could forget about our trip." He knows me too well.
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I can see why you changed resorts. I still would suggest giving CSR a try in the future. I love that resort!

You are sooooooooooooooooooooo close to your trip now!! I can't wait for this to turn in to a TRIP REPORT and see pics!
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