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Old 10-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #196
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Another GREAT update!!!!

We are thinking late Sept for our trip...just saying!

We have never eaten at PVH..hmmmm, might have to try!

Oh, the picture of Julia coming down the slide, when I scrolled down it actually looked like she was moving (that or it was the vicodin that I took for my foot!)
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #197
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I already commented on it on Facebook, but the picture that Julia took is so beautiful. I can't believe she not only took it herself, but managed to play with it with photoshop to make it look even better! Me thinks someone will take after their Daddy...

Speaking of amazing photography, that picture of Julia coming out of the slide with everything blurry around is wonderful!

I like It's a Small World. Yes, the ride AND the song. Brynn and I would get along just fine.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:35 PM   #198
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Had to come out of lurkdom to congratulate Julia on her awesome photo! that girl's got some skills!
While I'm at it thank you for sharing all the details about WDW with Brynn. As a teacher of students with special needs, many of whom are on the Autism spectrum, I enjoy seeing a family's real life experiences and point of view ( if that makes sense). And I'm not just saying that because I am an IASW fan! I will definitely have to share about the benefits of the GAC with the parents of one of my students for their trip this spring!
As for the "gift" from Sawyer I just had to laugh because, yeah, been there before.....the glamorous life of a mom!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #199
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The Dumbo play area looks awesome! I can't wait to see that whole area done-I love it!

Once again-gorgeous photos. And how great is Julia's photo? She rocks!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:46 AM   #200
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I am in love with the pics in your report! Julia did a great job. Good luck to her. I'm starting to get so excited to get down there and see all the new stuff for myself.
Looking forward to the first hair cut update as we'll be doing that for Connor in December!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #201
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I love Julia's photo, amazing! We will get to see the new Dumbo in less than 2 months. I can't wait to see it all. Your husband's pictures of it are incredible. I'm glad Brynn finally got to her favorite ride. She and Sawyer look completely mesmerized.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #202
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Hold up...you're allowed to skip the little play area at Dumbo?? Clearly we were not told of that! (and considering we are both fully grown adults, and the play area is for up to 12....you think they would've told us)

The new dumbo really is amazing! So beautiful at night too! IASW is a classic, you can't get through a trip without doing it. I love the shot of the 4 of you on the ride, they're great!!

Ah! PVH! I'm excited to hear what you have to say about the flat breads!
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #203
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You know, I was just wondering today if you had started this TR yet. Low and behold, you have...and I am late! lol
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #204
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Another great update!! Can't wait to hear about PVH since we've never eaten there, and I'm so anxious to see how the haircut went!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #205
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yay dumbo! That play area is both a blessing and a curse! Kids seem to love it, and mine loved it so much that he wouldn't get on the ride. I also really wished that the toddler area had a gate, to keep the kiddos corralled. Those big kid slides are just too tempting, and I agree that are is like a black hole! DS keep wanted to go over there, and I was really worried he get lost or stuck and there was no way my 7 months preggo butt was climbing up there to get him!

So glad everyone enjoyed the ride!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #206
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The new Dumbo area looks absolutely AMAZING! And how cool is that play area inside?! It looks like the kids had a blast!

I how much your kids LOVE It's a Small World! It holds a special place in our hearts as well and we're another family that rides it OVER & OVER!

Can't wait to read more!

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #207
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Great update! We love IASW too...keep the pics coming! It is quite relaxing and I always leave with a smile on my face.

The new Dumbo area is just gorgeous. I was in complete awe when I saw it!
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:47 PM   #208
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I already saw it on FB but I'm SO happy for Julia! That photo really is awesome and she deserved a big ol' ribbon. Hopefully she does well in the county contest!

DUMBO! Can you believe I've never been on this in my life? I mean, I'm sure when we have kids we will but yeah. Part of me wants to go on it next trip just because it seems like the quintessential ride to go on. PLUS, that queue from your photos is BEAUTIFUL!

I know my dorko husband think he'll look creepy going on it saying WHEEE in his manly voice , but we might just have to do it.

Bahaha, I love how Sawyer is holding onto those gummies for his dear life. So cute.

I love that photo of Julia coming down the slide; super cute! All of your photos from the Dumbo area/ride are fabulous.

That's awesome the GAC worked out so well for you guys and Brynn. And you can just see how enchanted the kids are with the IASW! I love that ride so much, even though my brother was terrified when we were little kids.

OOOH! I'm excited to see your thoughts on PVH and the new food. I wouldn't be surprised if we pop in there during our trip at least once.

And I'm SUPER excited for Sawyer's first haircut! Hopefully there aren't any tears!
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #209
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Your kids are beautiful I have been lurking for a day and a half trying to get caught up and I have finally caught up!!! I love the face paints on your girls, I have never rode IASW or Dumbo and have always wanted to. (So many Disney trips and have never ridden those rides )The pictures are amazing, I can't wait until my next Disney trip. Finally, I can't wait to read more updates from your trip.
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Oy! I'm so sorry it's taken so long for me to reply to the comments. Things have been so busy around here, but in all honesty they aren't looking to slow down any time soon, so I thought I'd best find time!

Originally Posted by marDgreen88 View Post
I agree with you on the new Dumbo. It's just amazingly beautiful, and the indoor queue is so well done! I love it.

I love how much yall love small world.

HAHAHA. That exact CM and his puppet will appear in my TR later too!
WEIRD! Hmmm...wonder if there's a story there!

Originally Posted by GrimGrinningStitch View Post
First of all, I love the pictures in this update. They're all fantastic! Especially Julia's! That's seriously impressive, and seriously better than anything I could ever even hope to do.

You know, I don't know if I've ever been on Dumbo. I'm sure I went when I was little, but I can't remember it for the life of me. Part of me is tempted to try going on it now, but something tells me a 6'5" bearded man riding Dumbo without kids might come across as....creepy. (Deep voice)"Wheeeeeeeee."

I have to admit, I love IASW. So much. I just think it's fantastic across the board, and I love the song, theming, smell, everything. I really don't get the people who find it annoying. Last year we didn't go on it until 4-5 days into our trip, and that was WAAAAYYY too late for me. This year, it's a day one "must-do."

Looking forward to hearing your review of PVH! I love going there, but last year wasn't too impressed by the pizza they had available.
Yeah, come to think of it, that *is* a little creepy! One day you'll have kids...perhaps you should save Dumbo for that time.
I am so with you on IASW! When people hear about Brynn's obsession, they always joke that we must be so annoyed by it. NOPE! Doesn't get on our nerves at all! I think it's fun and unique!

Originally Posted by Stringbean&Wingnut View Post
The Dumbo play area looks really cool!!! I'm surprised about the unmanned play area door, that doesn't seem like a great idea!!!

I love how much your family loves IASW! It really is such a cute classic ride!
Definitely something they overlooked, and hopefully it was a fluke or will be corrected.
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Originally Posted by inkedupmomma View Post
I'm glad I read from my phone! I'm trying not to spoil the new areas so I have not looked at any pics Disney or disers have posted!! It's so hard! I did read what you wrote and I can't wait!!

I'm with brynn, I LOVE iasw!! My fav section is the hula girls! Does she have one fav scene?
She LOVES the hula girls, too! Her other favorite is the platypuses, because she always cracks up and yells, "WHY ARE THEY THROWING THEIR EGGS!?!?!?!" Classic.

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Good for Julia and her Photography Win!

The redo of Dumbo really is very lovely...... unattended open doors not so much...

IASW is such a classic and I love all the Mary Blair art/illustration in there... just so happy... It really is a great song too ... it's just easy to get it stuck in your head...

It is also a really nice floating rest spot on a hot day...
Brynn likes all Mary Blair artwork. In fact, her grandmother has already purchased her a collection of Mary Blair's Golden Books for Christmas. She is going to be so excited!! (Okay, me, too, truth be told.)

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Loving your updates and all of your amazing photos !! Yay for your daughter's art award. I am inspired to give my kids their own camera now and see what they come up with. I think it is very important to be creative.
I love seeing what they come up with! We try to give them a number of creative outlets each day, from art, to video cameras and cameras, to blank books, to computer cartoon makers...they just keep surprising us!

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That is so awesome Julia’s picture got second place and is going to compete with other schools!

Double Dumbo is just gorgeous. I have like 100 pictures of it.

I have to say, I was singing along with it’s a small world during this update. I have no shame.
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Originally Posted by IheartDDuck View Post
Wow, congratulations Julia! That picture did turn out pretty amazing.

That play area looks so cool! And it's indoors, that's definitely a bonus.

LOL, comfort gummies. I wish that I could just treat naughty food as comfort food that if I held it I would feel better.

Yay, the IASW happy place. Nothing better than that.
BWAHAHAHAHA!!! That's such a good point! Maybe that's why he's so skinny and tall!

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Love this update! So funny...my kids tell me no disco dancing on all the rides with that sign. Even since we have been back, they have seen that picture (of course I took a photo of one!) from our last trip, and still tell me, "mom, look, no dancing!" Love it!

The pic of Julia coming off of the slide is awesome!! And Brynn's face while you were on IASW is priceless. She looks mesmerized and totally in awe!

Looking forward to the next! I am so loving your TR!
But here's the real question--do you do a little disco dancing just to embarrass them and break the rules? Cause that would be what any good mom would do.

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Oh yeah, and Julia's picture is awesome! Congrats to her on the 2nd place win!!
Thanks! I'll pass that along to her!
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