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Old 10-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #91
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Great start. I am here now at Pop and Thursday we move to AofA.

Funny about Parkers response to the surprise.

Will read more when I get home next week.
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You have a very cute family. I am looking forward to following along.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #93
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Fun surprises! I think maybe Parker was afraid to believe it was really Disney, in case he was wrong and would be disappointed. What a cute guy he is!

I love Candi's toe wiggling! How fun you got to surprise her with such a special stay! Everyone looks appropriately excited during the transportation part. Looking forward to more!
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Great start cant wait to read the rest the kis are so cute
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I like the treasure hunt idea. I am going to have to steal it for the future!
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #96
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Joining in for the fun! You did a great job keeping everything a surprise for so long!! Looking forward to hearing about AoA!
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Man, with all that tension building with the surprises for the trip, I'm surprised you got a good nights sleep! I would have been tossing and turning myself.

Crafty Parker acting like he didn't know what it said. LOL.

Nice that the surprise for Candi went exactly as you had anticipated. That must have felt awesome.

Nice Super DAD being able to maneuver so much luggage! Very nicely done.
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Subbing in... We are surprising the kids this year with a trip, so I am excited to hear how your trip went...
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Finally here and all caught up.

Love the surprise and the video of Candi brought tears to my eyes.

So much to look at over at AoA. I took a ton pf pictures too.
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Holy cats, that's a lotta luggage for one person to manage. Super Sherpa powers!!!!

I'm so glad Candi has the reaction you were hoping for, and Parker seemed to get it once it sunk in.

Love the picture of Noelle manhandling Parker, that's a riot!
its the super parent power that we all posses that comes out when needed.

he really did, didnt have the suprise reaction that we were expecting but still was beyond thrilled with everything when ithappened.

she does that alot, she can handle herself thats for sure.




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I remember your Hawaii trip and juggling all that luggage and it was just the three of you and no Noelle. You did awesome yet again with the juggling act.

Sometimes the surprise is anticlimatic after all the planning, but Parker sure looks excited on the bus before you hit the airport. And Candi looks surprised too.

Can't wait for the next update.
i even had a medium luggage inside one of the big ones to have more room for the way home for souveniours

it wasnt the reaction that we were expecting, but sometimes they just handle it differently.


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Sorry surprise was anti climatic, but kids are so hit and miss

Glad he was excited once he believe you guys and glad Candi was so excited

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it was, but like you said his excitment level for everything as we were experiencing it was very high.


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Yay!!!! So glad your surprises went off well.

My friend Anna (same Anna I referred to before) had the same anticlimatic response from her little guy when they surprised him with a Disney trip once. I think he was not quite 4 at the time. They waited until the night before they were leaving and told him they had a surprise for him. Then they sat him down in front of the computer and played videos of pirate stuff at Disney (they were going to the Pirate & Princess Party). They were like, "Do you know what that is???" He rolled his eyes and said, "Disney World." Then they told him they were going the next day. And he got really quiet and then said, "That's not a surprise!" I think in his head he was thinking a material thing. But of course once it was real and they got there, he was thrilled. You never know what to expect with kids!
yeah they think a suprise has to be a physical item, and not a desitination or maybe an activity.
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What an exciting day! The surprises went off without a glitch, plane ride seemed pretty smooth which is good for you and Candi. I can't wait to hear all about the hotel and to see the pictures.
thanks, the plane ride was one of the biggest stresses as you never know how the little ones will take, luckily parker is older and good to go, noelle we thought would sleep since it was nap time was wide awake and still did great being bottled up and not allowed to run around and no crying which we were thrilled for.
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Great start. I am here now at Pop and Thursday we move to AofA.

Funny about Parkers response to the surprise.

Will read more when I get home next week.
hope yo uhave one of those burritos, we went there for lunch one day and loved it...would eat that again in a heart beat.

hope you enjoy your time at AoA...the make your own pasta station was really good we enjoyed that a few times. and of course the grounds were amazing.




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thanks for finding us and reading along.

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Fun surprises! I think maybe Parker was afraid to believe it was really Disney, in case he was wrong and would be disappointed. What a cute guy he is!

I love Candi's toe wiggling! How fun you got to surprise her with such a special stay! Everyone looks appropriately excited during the transportation part. Looking forward to more!
well that and i think with us telling him for the last 6 months when he was asking to go that we had to wait till noelle was alot bigger and maybe after christmas etc...had his mind thinking that no we were not going.

she had no idea that she was doing that when i pointed it out to her later.



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feel free to steal away, he loved the map, since he is so into pirates and maps and treasure now.
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thanks,

the AoA still will start in the next chapter. i will see if i have time later today to work on it.


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Man, with all that tension building with the surprises for the trip, I'm surprised you got a good nights sleep! I would have been tossing and turning myself.

Crafty Parker acting like he didn't know what it said. LOL.

Nice that the surprise for Candi went exactly as you had anticipated. That must have felt awesome.

Nice Super DAD being able to maneuver so much luggage! Very nicely done.
not sure why we slept so good, normally we are toss and turners the night before a big trip.

he can be a stinker thats for sure.

it felt great, and her reaction was priceless to me.

you do sort of feel like you have a few superpowers, and when other people in the airport point out how well you are doing because of it.
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Love the surprise and the video of Candi brought tears to my eyes.

So much to look at over at AoA. I took a ton pf pictures too.
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i remember when you were there early this summer marv had sent me a picture you took there, to show me some progress...

it is a place where you can use up a memory stick.
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Nice job with the surprise! Sorry you didn't get the reaction you wanted from the kids, but you could console yourselves by traveling to Disney World.

So glad you were able to surprise your wife. That looks like it went over really well. Nice work!
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Nice job with the surprise! Sorry you didn't get the reaction you wanted from the kids, but you could console yourselves by traveling to Disney World.

So glad you were able to surprise your wife. That looks like it went over really well. Nice work!
very true, any remorse over the surprise was soon pushed to the side since the happy place was just a mear plan hop away.

yes, it went over very good with the wife she really enjoyed it.

happy tears are always good.
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