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Old 04-10-2013, 02:34 PM   #3796
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4 days til we hit the road, 5 days til we arrive.

I was checking easywdw yesterday and Josh said that the crowds have thinned. Yay!

With being in the state of limbo for the last few months, we put our dog down yesterday, and I should be packing now.
So sorry about your pup. I remember how much less stressed out we were after we had to put each of our old girls down. Heartbroken, but a certain relief as well. Here is a book we found extremely helpful - for the kids and grownups alike. It is a beautiful book (even if it makes me cry just thinking about it) http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Heaven-Cyn.../dp/0590417010

On a happier note - vacation is almost here! Hooray for thinning crowds.
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So, I have all my laundry done! (except the random box I found that didn't get unpacked when we moved, but we're going to pretend it doesn't exist for the time being....)

I managed to fit all mine and DS's clothes AND a twin size air mattress into a single suitcase, and it's weighing in at 39#. Now I just have to decide which other suitcase I want to bring along. I might wait until DH finishes his packing tonight, because if he has lots of extra space, then we might not need a third for the rest of the stuff I have to pack and for souvenirs on the way back.
We get free bags, so we won't pay more either way.

I'm also trying to decide about diapers. Originally I was planning on just buying some while we have the rental car. I was planning on a grocery stop anyways, so I figured I could pick up diapers too. I'm worried that we'll have to pack the leftovers on the way back, so it may end up being pointless to not just go ahead and pack what we'll need now, especially since we have the space.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #3798
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So, I have all my laundry done! (except the random box I found that didn't get unpacked when we moved, but we're going to pretend it doesn't exist for the time being....)

I managed to fit all mine and DS's clothes AND a twin size air mattress into a single suitcase, and it's weighing in at 39#. Now I just have to decide which other suitcase I want to bring along. I might wait until DH finishes his packing tonight, because if he has lots of extra space, then we might not need a third for the rest of the stuff I have to pack and for souvenirs on the way back.
We get free bags, so we won't pay more either way.

I'm also trying to decide about diapers. Originally I was planning on just buying some while we have the rental car. I was planning on a grocery stop anyways, so I figured I could pick up diapers too. I'm worried that we'll have to pack the leftovers on the way back, so it may end up being pointless to not just go ahead and pack what we'll need now, especially since we have the space.
Ugh, diapers. It just occurred to me this morning that I'm going to need to pack quite a few. For some reason, that wasn't included in my mental picture of what our suitcases would be like. I was trying to calculate how many, and realized I don't have a good idea of how many DS goes through in a day... which is strange because I'm always the one who changes him, loL! I just don't really think about it. Guess I need to pay attention for the next few days. They will probably fill up most of a small suitcase, but I suppose that will give us plenty of room for souvenirs coming home.
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4 days til we hit the road, 5 days til we arrive.

I was checking easywdw yesterday and Josh said that the crowds have thinned. Yay!

EMH CHANGE FOR AK

Josh also said the morning EMH for AK on the 22nd has been canceled and will be on the 21st instead. So anyone planning to go for the special activities on the 22nd, just be aware that there is no EMH that day now. I based all my morning plans on which park has EMH but I'm not going to change anything at this point. I'll still go to AK. The TA calendar is not showing this change but I do see it when I go to My Disney Experience.

With being in the state of limbo for the last few months, we put our dog down yesterday, and I should be packing now. I couldn't let myself pack as long as I still felt the trip could be canceled, but now we are for sure going, and I am having a hard time gathering my thoughts and my stuff to begin the packing process. I am "Miss Organization" and right now you would never know it!
So sorry about your puppy. We had to put our dog down a couple of months before our trip in 2007. It was so hard but Disney is good therapy.
Have a safe trip driving. We leave 3 am Saturday! Woohoo!!
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Just 10 days now until our 5 day trip without the kids Who knew 10 days could feel like such a long time??
Oh my the last few days seem to have stalled. We only have 3....and it feels like we will never get there. Wow, Disney with no kids....someday. For now, we take the kids, then when we get back we are going away for the weekend the next week to recover
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #3802
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Ugh, diapers. It just occurred to me this morning that I'm going to need to pack quite a few. For some reason, that wasn't included in my mental picture of what our suitcases would be like. I was trying to calculate how many, and realized I don't have a good idea of how many DS goes through in a day... which is strange because I'm always the one who changes him, loL! I just don't really think about it. Guess I need to pay attention for the next few days. They will probably fill up most of a small suitcase, but I suppose that will give us plenty of room for souvenirs coming home.
Yeah...I'm kind of in the same position. I SHOULD know how many he goes through, but I don't. I'm thinking 1 at night and 3-4 during the day, but I also have to take into consideration any pool time we may have, because we'll probably put a fresh diaper on him after either way.
Then there may be times when we change him because it's convenient (ie when everyone else is headed to the restroom) even though his diaper isn't as "full" as we would normally let him get to.

Usually I pack a whole sleeve (half a box) of diapers when we travel, and we go through a little over half in a week, so I'm thinking 40 diapers should cover 8 days. I'm planning on looking at the packages on my "final" shopping trip tonight, which should help me make my decision. I have it in my head that the smallest package is like 36 diapers, so if I pack 10 for the trip down, we'd have 46 total after our shopping trip, which would be almost 6 per day. So 1 for the night (he almost never needs changed in the middle of the night) and 1 every 2-3 hours during the day.
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Yeah...I'm kind of in the same position. I SHOULD know how many he goes through, but I don't. I'm thinking 1 at night and 3-4 during the day, but I also have to take into consideration any pool time we may have, because we'll probably put a fresh diaper on him after either way.
Then there may be times when we change him because it's convenient (ie when everyone else is headed to the restroom) even though his diaper isn't as "full" as we would normally let him get to.

Usually I pack a whole sleeve (half a box) of diapers when we travel, and we go through a little over half in a week, so I'm thinking 40 diapers should cover 8 days. I'm planning on looking at the packages on my "final" shopping trip tonight, which should help me make my decision. I have it in my head that the smallest package is like 36 diapers, so if I pack 10 for the trip down, we'd have 46 total after our shopping trip, which would be almost 6 per day. So 1 for the night (he almost never needs changed in the middle of the night) and 1 every 2-3 hours during the day.
This is funny Bc I am a stay at home mom and also the only one who changes my son and I don't know a number off the top of my head for diapers.
He is a size 4 and I planned on just bringing one whole sleeve which is half a box. Should be more then enough.
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First day, went to Magic Kingdom once we checked in. Little bit crowded near thunder and splash mtns, but overall, we didnt wait more than 15 min. Got fast passes for the three mountains. We are wiped!! Character dinner at Crystal Palace...highly recommended! Left before the parade started at 9 and on the shuttle to AoA to make sure our luggage got to the room :-)
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First day, went to Magic Kingdom once we checked in. Little bit crowded near thunder and splash mtns, but overall, we didnt wait more than 15 min. Got fast passes for the three mountains. We are wiped!! Character dinner at Crystal Palace...highly recommended! Left before the parade started at 9 and on the shuttle to AoA to make sure our luggage got to the room :-)
So good to know! We're doing Crystal Palace our first full day, too.

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Just finished packing! Two sleeps and we are headed to "mickeyville!"

Gross here...35 and freezing drizzle...85 will be awesome on Friday.
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10 days for us too with no kids or grandkids. Celebrating 35 yrs!!. It is taking too long to count down the days.
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Two more work days, then we're heading down to party with Mickey!!!

Question about Magical Express and the luggage. Will they automatically deliver our luggage to our room or do we need to be there to receive it?
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This is funny Bc I am a stay at home mom and also the only one who changes my son and I don't know a number off the top of my head for diapers.
He is a size 4 and I planned on just bringing one whole sleeve which is half a box. Should be more then enough.
My issue is that I want to do a grocery run, while we have the rental car, so I don't want to pack too many. There are other things I'm planning on getting, but at some point it stops making sense to make the trip, if we can bring almost everything with us. (the main issue is milk and juice - maybe instead of a stop at a grocery store, I should just plan a trip to the Hess station).
I found out that the smallest package of diapers in size 4 has 31 in it, which is almost too few.
Oh well...it will work out...I'd probably be stressed towards the end if I got down to the last 5 diapers, even if that's probably all he needs.
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