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Old 11-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #211
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Yay for power! We have another Nor'Easter coming tonight with heavy wet snow, so I expect to lose our power before this is over
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #212
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YEA FOR POWER!!!

What a neat school project! Looks like they all had fun
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #213
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So glad you have you're power back! David's presentation and outfit looked great. Our girls both did a similar thing with a wide range of historical figures in 5th grade. such a cool way to get kids involved in the nation's history.

We're at the 3 week mark!!!!! Can you smell Disney yet?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #214
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Yay!! So glad your power is back on!!!

Thanks... I am too...

Aww...what a great idea to make a Presidential Wax Museum!! A very creative project and so much fun for the kids!!
It was cool... and actually fun to help him with...

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Yay for power! We have another Nor'Easter coming tonight with heavy wet snow, so I expect to lose our power before this is over
I am delirious with joy that we finally got our power back and I will seriously never take it for granted again...

OH no... I hope that you didn't... lose your power ... it looked like Connecticut took the brunt... and those poor people in New York got about 4 inches too...like they needed it...


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YEA FOR POWER!!!

I was feeling quite bouncy about it...lol

What a neat school project! Looks like they all had fun


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So glad you have you're power back! David's presentation and outfit looked great. Our girls both did a similar thing with a wide range of historical figures in 5th grade. such a cool way to get kids involved in the nation's history.

Power =

I actually learned a lot while looking over David's project...Eisenhower was really an impressive figure... I thought the military outfit was a good way to make him stand out... since the military was such an important part of Eisenhower's life and directly responsible for his path to the Presidency...

We're at the 3 week mark!!!!! Can you smell Disney yet?
I can smell it, I can feel it, I can see it, I can hear it and I can taste it... well ok maybe not taste it... but you get the idea...
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #215
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Yay for getting power back!!!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #217
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19 Days till Our Trip... woo hoot...


Day 4- This is the most uncertain day since there are Fantasyland ???s

Sun, December 2nd – Magic Kingdom Day

(new Fantasy Land officially opens on the 6th... based on previews...please be open...)


-Breakfast at Kona Cafe
get there early enough to check out the Polynesian's holiday decorations...
- Monorail to MK
- Be a rope drop (hopefully)
- Head to Fantasyland

I am really hoping that it will be in soft previews...

- Enchanted Tales with Belle
- Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
- Dumbo NextGen Queue Tent/Dual Dumbo Spinners

- if there are problems ...Peter Pan, Pooh, Teacups, IASW...)

- Fantasyland Station – ride train to Frontierland Station

- Splash Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
-Haunted Mansion -a couple of times
- Pirates of the Caribbean

- Lunch...Head to Be our Guest CS/Gaston's-which opens on 11/18 so we can do counter service & get photos

- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain

(Head over to check out Holiday Decorations on Monorail Hotel Loop...Contemporary and GF)


- Dinner at Yachtsman...

- Downtown Disney-Shopping...


In continuing our trip countdown...




Our 6th film in the series of 8 featuring Disney Trios...



This week's film is Pinocchio




and the trio is

Pinocchio, Figaro and Cleo...






They were all Gepetto's charges, his "children" if you will... (Ok this trio is a little loose... I was also considering Bambi, Thumper and Flower... but Pinocchio won)

This movie is so lovely... the animation is gorgeous, it features, the Blue Fairy and Jiminy Cricket and the song "When You Wish Upon a Star"...

Since Pinocchio is an Italian character, I made pasta for dinner (sadly no photo), we had a little pre dinner limoncello and I got tiramisu from Trader Joe's and it was pretty good...not homemade good but good nonetheless..(I like a stronger coffee taste-this was very mild)...






We learned a little Italian (Italian is such a pretty melodic language...)





In addition to being a great Disney classic, Pinocchio was written in Florence by Carlo Collodi in 1883. Which is a great sequeway into some exciting news for us...


During Spring Break in March, we're going to be going to Italy... 4 days in Florence and 5 days in Rome. (Eric and I went to Italy once before years ago... to Venice and Florence.)

This trip is a big part of our holiday gifts and We're planning on renting apartments since they're very family friendly and we need to watch our food budget but...

I am extremely excited..., the Sistine Chapel, the Colisseum, pasta, pizza, gelato and cappuccino... the Leaning Tower of Pisa (yes it is touristy but I really want to see it), the green hills of Tuscany...

Next year is going to be a great travel year... with the Spring trip and the Summer Road Trip... and we'll all be together... until Ems goes to college next Fall...

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #218
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Yay for getting power back!!!!
Yep when I think about what I was doing a week ago... I can't believe how lucky I am today...

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YAY for power and Presidents! That is absolutely adorable, Eric would eat something like that up!

Yes for both... the Presidents thing really was pretty awesome... it honestly warmed my own history geek heart ...
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #219
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Woo Hoo for 19 days!

Even more so - double woo hoo for Italy over Spring Break. So jealous!

I love your plans and I can't wait to see what you thing of Be Our Guest CS and Yachtsman. I am actually thinking of doing both of those this summer. Yachtsman is the only signature I haven't eaten at. Not sure whether to do it in June or wait for October.

Is Em good about doing all her applications or do you have to give her reminders? Right before the Maryland application was due I warned Nick that if the power went out and it wasn't done I was disowning him. I also just learned that Nick's verbal SAT was 10 points too low for being exempt from English 101 at Maryland. Of course, he could care less.

Lemoncello. Yum. Did I spell that right? Love that you are still doing the movie nights. So cool.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #220
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Ahhhh...9 days in Italy. Florence and Rome.

Sigh. How lovely! It won't be terribly warm then but you won't have crowds either which will be magical. Jeff and I had our belated honeymoon there in early April of 06. Dying to go back.

We had Pizza, at Pisa. Just cuz it's fun to say!

Love the Pinocchio/Italy update!
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:29 AM   #221
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Hurray for power being back on!!!

David as Eisenhower is great!!!

I love anything Italian! One day we will make it over there to visit the real thing!
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:41 AM   #222
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I am definitely a fan of any movie night that includes Limoncello in the theme!!! Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #223
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Woo Hoo for 19 days!


I know and today is 18 days... Woo Hoo Hoo...

Even more so - double woo hoo for Italy over Spring Break. So jealous!

I'm pretty darn excited...

I love your plans and I can't wait to see what you thing of Be Our Guest CS and Yachtsman. I am actually thinking of doing both of those this summer. Yachtsman is the only signature I haven't eaten at. Not sure whether to do it in June or wait for October.

I can't wait to see the inside of BOG... I'm guessing it will be really lovely... I'm really curious about Yachtsman... that and Citricos are the two Signatures I haven't eaten at... and we might try Citricos next summer...I'm planning on including lots of food porn in my trip and actually review and show food pictures this time around...

Is Em good about doing all her applications or do you have to give her reminders? Right before the Maryland application was due I warned Nick that if the power went out and it wasn't done I was disowning him. I also just learned that Nick's verbal SAT was 10 points too low for being exempt from English 101 at Maryland. Of course, he could care less.

She's pretty good about doing her apps on time -she applied ED to the "School that must not be Named" -which I promised to respect... the app was due on November 1 and she she was finishing up her app on October 29 before Sandy hit (she was paying attention to the weather forecast) and she submitted everything about 2 pm and we lost power at 7....and we know how that went...0 Em is actually a nerd... in the best sense of that word...(she's a bit like the older Hermione Granger...)

That stinks about being 10 points away from English 101... and it seems like every school has its own rules...


Lemoncello. Yum. Did I spell that right? Love that you are still doing the movie nights. So cool.
Limon...Lemon... it tastes good either way... It's also a good/festive cocktail if you put a shot in a glass of prosecco...and if you want it to look prettty but in a lemon peel... you can do the same with grand marnier and prosecco......

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Sigh. How lovely! It won't be terribly warm then but you won't have crowds either which will be magical. Jeff and I had our belated honeymoon there in early April of 06. Dying to go back.

Yes its a trade between temp and crowds... Tuscany will still be that gorgeous Olive green color though... we have to watch though cause we'll be getting close to Easter...but we should be out by 4-5 days before...It will be a little different that your belated honeymoon...with Ems and David along...


We had Pizza, at Pisa. Just cuz it's fun to say!

I want some pizza in Pisa in the piazza...

Love the Pinocchio/Italy update!
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Hurray for power being back on!!!

You have no idea... well actually yes you do...

David as Eisenhower is great!!!

Yes he took his role quite seriously...

I love anything Italian! One day we will make it over there to visit the real thing!
Yes it's hard not to admire a culture that produced such great works of art and architecture had had time to create pizza, pasta and gelato as well...


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I am definitely a fan of any movie night that includes Limoncello in the theme!!! Sounds like a lot of fun!
Hmmm... now that's an interesting challenge... creating an appropriate adult beverage for all the Disney Movies...
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"The school that must not be named" I love that! Nick has a reach school like that which I have only revealed to a few DISers, but none of my local friends

You are so lucky to have a girl, hence far less reminders and nail biting than with a boy! I will be so glad when every single one of those apps are done. Right now I am always on edge. The rest need to be done by the end of the month.
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Hey there Patricia!
I just spent the better part of an hour getting all caught up~
So sorry you spent all of that time with no power. I can't imagine. I go nuts after a half an hour...

I've had students on the spectrum before and they always seem to have such great insight. There was one boy in particular, every time his hand came up I couldn't call on him fast enough. He was such a deep thinker. Also had a very sweet, kind nature.
We have his sister now, while she is quite bright, she's a bit of a stinker....

Did David choose Eisenhower? He was president when I was born and he also lived in Kansas.
I love this quote from him...
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Cheers for your Italy trip. I would be so excited to be heading over to visit the real thing. For me, it's only been the pavilion in WS.

You do have lots of excitement coming your way next year.
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