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Old 01-25-2013, 07:07 AM   #136
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OMG!!! Loved the Drizella video! Priceless - no wonder V loves her so much now! Your mom did an amazing job on the dresses! I had to LOL at Drizella - she was so surprised that the doll did a "wardrobe change" ROFL.

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Erin, thanks so much for the personal heads up on your video. That was AWESOME! Looks like you guys had a ball. I'm behind here, but looked through all your PF photos. What a wonderful evening. And the cake is gorgeous!

Tell your mom great job on the doll dresses! And next time, Elizabeth needs to go as lady T!
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Erin, thanks so much for the personal heads up on your video. That was AWESOME! Looks like you guys had a ball. I'm behind here, but looked through all your PF photos. What a wonderful evening. And the cake is gorgeous!

Tell your mom great job on the doll dresses! And next time, Elizabeth needs to go as lady T!
Ha ha, well next time Elizabeth will be home. But who knows There is a slim chance Elizabeth may have a new friend go as Drizella.
Maybe..... If she does I'll have to blame D for it! I might get in trouble
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #139
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Wait I read you're not sure if you are going and then I see a ticker? lol
Well, there's always hope DS will change his mind! And, if so, that is when we'll go. Never say never!

So, yes there's a ticker.... Karen
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Those stepsisters are so funny! Loved the video! Looks like V had enjoyed herself and what a lovely cake! Glad you were pleased with the cake.

Can't wait to read more! Karen
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Hi Erin!

Can't believe I didn't notice that you had a TR going! I'm all caught up now though.

Awesome trip so far! V is absolutely adorable too! Love her outfits so far. The step sisters are hilarious, but I don't think I'll be able to convince DH and DS to do that. DS was still into characters on our last trip but he has "grown up" so much in the last few months we'll have to wait and see how he is on our next trip.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip and see more of V's outfits!
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I love the video.. I love how Victoria is like I'll have my doll back now thanks just in case you get any funny ideas about taking her lol
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AMAZING! Thank you for posting the video, such a fantastic interaction. I really can't wait to eat at 1900 Park Fare; I think it will be a total riot.
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AHhh I missed so much, I didn't realize you had started your TR. Love it so far. Looks like you guys had a great start Can't wait to hear more.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #145
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Followed you to your TR from Janet's TR earlier today and have spent the last couple hours reading. I have enjoyed reading about your trip so far. Victoria is a cutie, it looks like you are having a great trip so far, can't wait to hear about the rest.
Thanks for joining us! V is the cutest kid ever!

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OMG!!! Loved the Drizella video! Priceless - no wonder V loves her so much now! Your mom did an amazing job on the dresses! I had to LOL at Drizella - she was so surprised that the doll did a "wardrobe change" ROFL.

Great update Erin!

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Ha Drizella was a hoot. I knew by doing the doll dress that we were setting up for a good interaction but she suceeded my expectations.

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Erin, thanks so much for the personal heads up on your video. That was AWESOME! Looks like you guys had a ball. I'm behind here, but looked through all your PF photos. What a wonderful evening. And the cake is gorgeous!

Tell your mom great job on the doll dresses! And next time, Elizabeth needs to go as lady T!
Thanks Janet, they will never live up to yours but mom did a good job. Still no idea what to do about our upcoming trip.

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Those stepsisters are so funny! Loved the video! Looks like V had enjoyed herself and what a lovely cake! Glad you were pleased with the cake.

Can't wait to read more! Karen
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Hi Erin!

Can't believe I didn't notice that you had a TR going! I'm all caught up now though.

Awesome trip so far! V is absolutely adorable too! Love her outfits so far. The step sisters are hilarious, but I don't think I'll be able to convince DH and DS to do that. DS was still into characters on our last trip but he has "grown up" so much in the last few months we'll have to wait and see how he is on our next trip.

Can't wait to hear more about your trip and see more of V's outfits!
Ahh IDK park fare is hillarious. Your fam would have a blast. The stepsisters will get some good flirting going on.

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I love the video.. I love how Victoria is like I'll have my doll back now thanks just in case you get any funny ideas about taking her lol
I know wasn't that funny. The look on Anastasias face was priceless.

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AMAZING! Thank you for posting the video, such a fantastic interaction. I really can't wait to eat at 1900 Park Fare; I think it will be a total riot.
It was the best. I won't lie tho Food was BLAH but characters were fab.

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AHhh I missed so much, I didn't realize you had started your TR. Love it so far. Looks like you guys had a great start Can't wait to hear more.
Hey Glad you made it! We had a blast more to come very soon.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #146
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Day 3
Part One: Itís a Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boo kind of day! (Also known as the day of the epic meltdown)


When we last left off, we were on Day 2. Weíd been to Animal Kingdom and an awesome dinner at Park Fare with Drizella as our new favourite. I forgot to add when I put V to bed the night before (and it took forever for her to fall asleep) she said next time we came to Disney, she wanted a dress just like Drizella! (if you missed this be sure to go back and catch up and watch the video)

My alarm went off early, far too early; but V had an 8 am appointment with her very own Fairy Godmother! My aim was to catch the 7:15 bus. I woke at 630 and got ready super fast. I showered the night before so it was easier. I woke V at 645 and laid out her tiara and her invite to the BBB one of the lovely Disigners had made for her. She was excited at first and then got pretty quiet when I told her I had her dress already.

If you were reading my very short/limited this was a decision I agonized over. I love surprises, but I like to be able to choose things and I was worried that V would feel the same. She might have her heart set on a certain princess and by pre-buying a dress.... well you know.

I ended up deciding to just buy the dress from the Disney Store. It was Rapunzels' Wedding Dress and it was so pretty and comfy and not itchy at all. (well it didnít look it and V certainly never complained on that day! ) I wanted a dress that was a little more unique and at that point it had only been out for a few months so I didnít think Iíd see too many little Rapunzels in that dress around the park.

Yes it turns out V had her heart set on another dress. She wanted the Aurora dress. It was pink and pink was her favorite color. I knew this was a possibility and since I wanted to make this trip special for her I decided ahead of time that if she was disappointed I would just buy her the aurora dress for another day.

V was super excited that Cinderella herself had invited V to the BBB and despite the momentary disappointment that she could not pick out her own dress; V was excited and ready to go!

We were of course running behind schedule. I got V dressed and lathered in sunscreen and then we were off. I made a quick stop at the front desk to see if my package had arrived yet. It hadnít. I was so ticked off. It was supposed to have arrived 2 days before!!!

We missed the 7:15 bus and ended up on the 7:30 ish one. I got V to snack on some dry cereal on the bus. I knew we would make it but we still werenít as early as I wanted to be. We rushed into the Magic Kingdom and headed straight back. It was nearly 8 am, but we stopped for some photo pass pics in front of the castle of course. There was a lot more people than I was expecting!





We checked in and I passed the FGIT the bag with Vís dress so she could hang it up in the dressing room. Soon we were on our way back and Bibbiddi Bobbiddi Boo! The dress was revealed. V liked it. It really is a gorgeous glittery dress. She was super happy to get dressed and then we were off to meet our FGIT.

V got situated in the chair and I took a seat on the bench and got the camera ready. I was curious at first because there were too FGIT with V then I realized that one was in training. I didnít think much of it, everyone has to train; but as Vís appointment progressed I was a bit disappointed. Vís FGIT didnít really talk or engage her as much as the one last year or the ones with other girls. V is quiet by nature so it does take a bit to get her out of her shell. Aside from the very beginning when they were just getting started the FGIT didnít talk to her much at all. We had an amazing FGIT last year so it was just a little disappointing but oh well.



The FGIT showed V her choices for hair and my throat did a little gasp when V picked the Diva or the Pop princess style. Her FGIT caught on and commented on how pretty V would look with the fairy tale one. I really wanted V to pick but I could not picture V in a Rapunzel wedding dress with pink hair! V did pink the fairy tale one and I promised myself that if we ever did it again she could pick whichever one she wanted. (Iím going to likely regret this but I will keep my promise!)





Some More Photos from the BBB






She picked pink nail polish, big surprise!










The Big Reveal!






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(cont)

After we paid we headed over to Castle Couture for a photo shoot. As we went outside and grabbed the stroller V was acting a little.... odd she was very sullen and quiet. I figured she was just upset about the aurora dress. She was a sad little girl when we started our session, BUT we had a fantastic photo pass photographer named Meliss who got V going. For some reason we ended up with these cheesy teeth grins but oh well.












After Vs session we headed to the desk and I asked if they could find Vs pics from the Alice Tea Party 2 days before and put them on our photo pass card since we hadnt done it yet. The CM didnt know how to find them, but not a big deal. We made sure the BBB and Photo session pics were on there and we headed out of the store. As we got out into the sun V went from happy to meltdown in .5 seconds. At the session shed been coughing a little and asking for water, but I didnt want to do anything until after the pictures so she only had a couple minutes to wait which she could do. Out into the sunshine the coughing started and she started crying and wanting water and I was completely thrown for a loop.

One thing to know, V does not melt down! She does not have tantrums. And this wasn't even a big meltdown/tantrum or anything by any standards but for her... it was! At 5 shed had maybe 3 little ones in her entire life! She kept saying that something was in her throat and making these coughing/gagging noises. I gave her water but to no avail she kept telling me that something was wrong and in her throat. I was confused, was something really wrong? Was this because she was upset over the aurora dress and deflecting her disappointment? I didnt have a clue all I could reason was that maybe somehow she inhaled a bug or god forbid hairspray at the BBB. During all this the Castle Couture CM came out, shed found our Alice pics and I handed off my photo pass card so she could put them on. V was still crying and completely ruining her make up so I did what any good nanny would do (sarcasm inserted) I resorted to bribery. Yes Im awful I bribed. I just didnt want our whole day to be ruined. I felt awful about the aurora dress and she was disappointed. I told her if she could stop crying and just be happy we would get the aurora dress for another day. I knew ahead of time I might be buying it anyways so the bribery wasnt a stretch and it was unusual behavior for her anyways.

(What I didnt anticipate was that a week after we came back from Disney the throat thing would start up again and she refused to eat. 2 trips to the doctor, lots of bread and chocolate pudding and about 6 weeks later it finally ended and she was eating normally again)

So after my bribery and getting my photo pass card back we were off to meet our first princess of the day.


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Old 01-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #148
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August 2013 Disney Schedule Comments? Suggestions?

I am really struggling with the mid day breaks thing and feel like I am wasting time. I am also struggling with the Early/Evening Magic Hours and wondering if I should rearrange our schedule to try and give them a go on some days.


We are arriving Tuesday August 20th and leaving Tues aug 27.

Tues Aug 20 -- Arrive and late breakfast at Ohana, Check into POR and then head to Typhoon lagoon for the afternoon/early evening. In Bed by 8pm

Wed Aug 21 -- Magic Kingdom Arrive for 8 am BBB appointment. We will likely stay the day and not break. We will eat at CRT this day and possibly BOG but I'm not sure on if we will do a lunch BOG or a dinner or CRT for dinner and BOG another day. (if we can even get reservations!) This day crowd levels are a 4.2 MK is a neutral Park, AK is 1.1 at best park then HS at 3.6

Thurs Aug 22 -- Animal Kingdom Rope drop and we'll just go for however long we last; probably until 5 or 6 or so. no later than 6! AK is listed as Best park with 1.4 crowd levels

Fri Aug 23 -- Hollywood Studios I don't know if we'll take a break or not this day or just power through. We missed a lot last time and we took a 2 hour midday break, but crowd levels were a lot higher then. HS is a neutral Park with a rating of 1.5. Epcot & AK are best parks with 4.4 & 1.1


Sat Aug 24 -- Resort Day, POR in the AM then we'll head to DTD for a little mid day for lunch and a teeny bit of shopping then the boat to French Quarter for their pool Dinner at Park Fare I think

Sun Aug 25 -- Magic Kingdom I think we'll take a break this day especially if we try for Family of the day. I think we probably will mid afternoon and then head back after. Not sure if we will stay for Wishes since we will have already seen it. Might choose this time to do rides. I'd love to ride Dumbo in the dark!

Mon Aug 26 -- Epcot Again not sure if we will take a mid day break or not I think we won't as I anticipate not arriving at the park until a little later since we will be up the night before. We may not make rope drop. I think we won't break because it is our only Epcot day and there is SO MUCh to do in Epcot. I'd really like to explore the countries and we must meet the Beast. I'm betting I'll have to rent a stroller for V this day. I am SO NERVOUS about hher walking this trip. She is NOT a walker! but heck, I did it when I was 6 (well almost 7!) Epcot is a best Park with a rating of 3.2 If we stay for illuminations we'll be doing it at the front! I've always let V do a late night swim on our last night so.... we'll have to see but we might do it this time.

Tues Aug 27 -- Departure Day. We will spend it at Magic Kingdom! It a best park at 2.5. We may have breakfast at Grand Floridian or Crystal Palace. I'd like to do Grand Floridian we loved it last year but I also want to do a Crystal Palace Breakfast (I want to try the Poohs stuffed french toast!) so we'll see what V thinks.
If we want to try for Family of the Day on our previous MK day, I might book a Crystal Palace Breakfast for 8 or 8:30 or so on that day and if we end up getting Family of the Day (ya right!) we'll just get charged the $20.

I was hoping we might fit a Chef Mickey breakfast in our schedule but I doubt it.

I like Chef Mickeys dinner so I am hoping to book an early dinner and then meet V's parents at POR or have them pick us up at The Contemporary early evening. V will head to Bradenton with her parents and I will most likely transfer myself to POP or AoA for 1 night. (I can't justify staying at POR for one night by myself!) and then the next morning I'll take the ME to the airport and fly home on the midday flight. The flight times from Orlando to Toronto suck. 8 am 130 pm or 8 PM it's a 3 hour flight and then getting someone to pick me up. I think we will all be better off if I just stay one more night. I didn't want to loose our full last day at MK. Maybe someone will want to meet for breakfast!


Hoping to meet up with D and her girls on our Epcot Day, it's the only time our schedules match but we'll be at the same resort unless something changes so I'm sure we'll meet up again at some point during the trip! Hoping to meet with anyone else there at that time.
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Luvin the update. Hope V perked up for the rest of the day.
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V looked beautiful and I LOVED her dress! The videos are great. Rachel's FGMIT was less than interactive and she is also quiet, so we weren't as happy the second go round. They really need folks who can carry on a conversation.

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