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Old 04-14-2012, 09:11 AM   #151
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Kudos to you for getting on a plane that early in the morning. I won't do it unless I'm forced to. I'd be ready to drop once we got to Disney.

I think we're going to check out Raglan Road this trip too. Not for dinner but maybe apps and drinks. I've heard great things about it and I love Irish pubs!

Day 1 sounds great!
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #152
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Kudos to you for getting on a plane that early in the morning. I won't do it unless I'm forced to. I'd be ready to drop once we got to Disney.

I think we're going to check out Raglan Road this trip too. Not for dinner but maybe apps and drinks. I've heard great things about it and I love Irish pubs!

Day 1 sounds great!
I grew up getting up early for plane rides, so it's like second nature to me. Besides, I LOVE having a full day that first day. I've actually never been tired that first day. I guess I'm just happy to be at WDW that it energizes me.

I cannot wait for Raglan Road! The menu looks great.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #153
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Sounds like an amazing first day to me! There's something about going to Disney that gives you the energy to wake up ridiculously early without being tired!
Aww, hope Cole loves the shows at AK! I feel like they provide so much for a baby to look at!
Raglan Road looks soooo good! Ever since they changed the menu at Rose & Crown, Raglan Road has jumped to the top of our list for that type of food for our next trip.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #154
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Awesome first day! I love POFQ and Raglan Road! Will you be 'requesting' a certain building?

Will Cole sleep in a stroller or will you be needing to let him sleep in the room? I love a nice cool nap in the room
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #155
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That is going to be such a early morning! Will you even make it to bed the night before?
I love having a full 1st day, so it's going to be so worth it to make it to WDW still in the morning.
You will definitely need that nap after your visit to AK!!!
I can't wait to see how your meal at Ragland Road is, it does look like a neat restaurant!
I'm exited to go by boat to DTD! We will be doing that one night also!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #156
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Sounds like an amazing first day to me! There's something about going to Disney that gives you the energy to wake up ridiculously early without being tired!
Aww, hope Cole loves the shows at AK! I feel like they provide so much for a baby to look at!
Raglan Road looks soooo good! Ever since they changed the menu at Rose & Crown, Raglan Road has jumped to the top of our list for that type of food for our next trip.
I spring out of bed on the morning we leave for Disney!

I think Cole will love both of the shows at AK. They are both so great!

I love looking at the Disney menus, especially for places we've never been before. Raglan Road looks amazing!

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Awesome first day! I love POFQ and Raglan Road! Will you be 'requesting' a certain building?

Will Cole sleep in a stroller or will you be needing to let him sleep in the room? I love a nice cool nap in the room
Thanks! I've requested buildings 2,3,4 or 5. Those are the closest to either the pool, main building or bus stop. I know that POFQ is a compact resort, but I'd really like to stay in one of those "central" buildings. We have a garden view which is great. No parking lots!

Cole does fall asleep pretty much anywhere, but we've gotten into the habit to going back to the resort midday. On our last Sept trip, there were a few days we didn't go back, but for the most part we do. I love taking a nap in the a/c while Tony and Maddie nap. I don't mind staying in the room with Cole for some rest.

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That is going to be such a early morning! Will you even make it to bed the night before?
I love having a full 1st day, so it's going to be so worth it to make it to WDW still in the morning.
You will definitely need that nap after your visit to AK!!!
I can't wait to see how your meal at Ragland Road is, it does look like a neat restaurant!
I'm exited to go by boat to DTD! We will be doing that one night also!
Hahaha....I always try to go to bed early the night before Disney, but I'm always too excited to sleep!

A full first day is amazing. We won't have any time to do anything really on our depature day which is really bumming me out, so we have to make the most of every single day.

I didn't take a nap on our last Sept trip and I believe our flight was at 6:30am. We just powered through!!

I'm really looking forward to our first night. DTD and Raglan Road will be a great first night!

The boat looks like a great way to get around. Can't wait!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #157
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Going by boat to DTD is so much fun. The drivers mention trivia facts and point out weird and wonderful things.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your meal at Raglan Road, I'm excited and I'm not even going!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #158
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Going by boat to DTD is so much fun. The drivers mention trivia facts and point out weird and wonderful things.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your meal at Raglan Road, I'm excited and I'm not even going!
In case you can't tell, I'm super excited about the boat ride!

I just love everything about Raglan Road and I've never been there yet! The atmosphere, the dancers, the food...yay!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #159
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Shopping Addiction

Ok, so I might need to go to "Shoppers Annonymous" but it's for Disney! Anyways....I placed on order online with Old Navy awhile ago and I finally got my stuff on Monday. I ordered a dress (which I returned today....it was too long), a halter top, sandals for Cole and pj's for Cole. Then, I went to ON today for Stuff and Save (30% off..yay!). Here's some pics!


Shirt on the left is what I ordered online and shirt on the right I bought today. Both are super comfy and nice and lightweight


Onesies for Cole (not for Disney). He has a hat that says the same thing as the yellow onesie. Love it!


Shirt for Maddie...bought it today


Shirt on the left is from ON and was an Easter gift for Maddie. Shirt on the right is from JCPenney's...it was only $6!

Today I also bought a flag hat for Cole, denim shorts for me, and a flag tee, denim capris & gray shorts for Maddie. It was a successful shopping trip!
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Cute stuff! I just love shopping too!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #161
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ok, you're making me want to go out shopping looking at all of your post!

I love your black & white top. The onesies for Cole are just too cute! I bet he will look so adorable in the yellow one with the matching hat!!!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:12 PM   #163
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Cute stuff! I just love shopping too!!!!!!!!!
I have loved shopping ever since I was a little girl. Too bad Madison didn't get that gene!

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ok, you're making me want to go out shopping looking at all of your post!

I love your black & white top. The onesies for Cole are just too cute! I bet he will look so adorable in the yellow one with the matching hat!!!
What are you waiting for....get shopping! I love that top too. Super comfy and it's not low cut. Too many tops are just too low for bending over and picking up a little guy. Cole wears his "surfer dude" hat all the time. I love it!

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:51 PM   #164
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Meghan! I am here...finally! I've been away from the boards except very limited. No Disney trip planned this year so it's been sad. But I don't care anymore, I need the boards to get my fix! So I am here!

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Tony and Madison really want to go to MNSSHP again, so I have to change up our plans a little bit. I'd like to go too, but it's a very late night for our little guy.
I took Landon to MNSSHP when he was just 10 months. We stayed nearly until it closed and I probably did push him just to his limit. Only towards the end did he get fussy, and then he fell asleep. I don't know how Cole is but Landon can sleep ANYWHERE. He has fallen asleep on a Kilamanjaro Safari, on Spaceship Earth, multiple buses, on the benches at restaurants, etc. So I think that you just need to know your son and take his clues. If there is no way you think you would get your money's worth before he crashed, then don't. If he is adaptable and goes with the flow, can sleep various places, etc. I would say go for it!

Are you planning on returning to the room for naps? I have never done that with Landon and he always just sleeps when he is tired. It's good that you already have the stoller fan! I would also do something like bring a light colored towel to put under him since most strollers are dark and thus attract more heat.

Can't believe he is growing up so fast! I'm very excited for his first trip!

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Our plane leaves Buffalo bright and early at 6:10am. We'll probably get to the airport around 4:30am or so. There is NO ONE there that early! We'll most likely grab some breakfast on our way to the airport or once we're there. Never traveled this early in the morning with a little one, so any advice is great!
My advice for this would be to just ease him awake, make sure he has a few things he needs to keep him happy, like a snack/bottle/whatever, but not to overstimulate him! Getting him up early could GREATLY work in your favor. If he is tired, he can just sleep the entire plane ride! One time, I think on our second trip, Landon was half tired/half excited by all the new sights and sounds of a plane. I kept telling him in a gentle voice to keep his eyes closed so he wouldn't keep looking around. I would watch closely and have him close them again if he tried to peek. It took maybe 10 minutes, but eventually he did keep his eyes closed for me and then couldn't fight off his tiredness any more! He slept (and I did too! ) and when we woke up, we were starting to descend! It was great.

Can't wait for more updates!!
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Joining in - and taking notes as I catch up!

1. We'll be down the same(ish) time! Sept 15-22 at Art of Animation!
2. I am SO glad you posted about the flights! Just tonight I was asking DH if there was a penalty or rule against flying down on one carrier and home on another... so glad to hear I can do this!
3. SO excited for MNSSHP, I think we're going to go twice!
4. I love when ADRs fall right into place! Makes for a magical start to a trip in the making!
5. LOVE all the goodies you've found on your shopping trips!
6. Day one looks GREAT!
7. Advice on flying with a little one: the liquids rule does not apply. Feel free to pack him applesauce, juice, milk, etc. for that early morning.
8. I love JCP's prices and quality for their girls clothes!

Can't wait to hear more as it evolves!
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