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Old 01-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #46
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Oh my gosh.....look at all that snow! I seriously don't know that I could deal with that every Winter. But, I guess if it were where I had lived all of my life, I wouldn't know any different.

Uggh, I hate that you weren't feeling well on the days leading up to the trip and during the flight. Being sick like that can zap the energy right out of you.

The girls are such cutie pies! I'm loving all of the pictures of them. Especially the ones in the new Little Mermaid rooms.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #47
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What a bummer that you started the trip not feeling well.

But your flight and ME trip seemed to go pretty well. I don't have kids myself but will be traveling with a 8, 6 and 2 year old next January so it should be an interesting change.

Love the pictures of AOA. I must stay there someday!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #48
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I'm in! I read your last TR and loved it
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #49
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Okay... Claudia is so cute! I miss my girls being that small!!! I would be completely happy with a TR of cute baby shots! That really stinks that you were not feeling well at all... I think every Dec TR involves illnesses this year! Just out of curiosity we want to go In Jan- when did the crowds thin out?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #50
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Glad you were finally feeling a little better once you were close to WDW. Love all the pictures!!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #51
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Subbing! We leave in 18 days for our first trip with baby (7 months). It has been a sick month in our house, too. I am hoping to benefit from your mishaps. Sorry! We are also travelling with a 5 year old with a broken collarbone , so we need the baby part to go smoothly! One question... Did you use an infant seat stroller or a sitting up type stroller? Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #52
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Great start Mel, sorry you were feeling so lousy though.


Adorable pics of the girls on the bed

Your room looks nice! We had a quick look around AoA on our last trip and it looks awesome!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:50 PM   #53
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I am sorry you were feeling so crummy even before your trip. Having had the stomach flu last week, I know it is not pleasant and I probably wouldn't have had any excitement if we were leaving on a trip either.

The baby cuteness is just too much....your daughter is absolutely beautiful and I just want to very carefully pinch her cheeks.

Sorry you had to wait for awhile during check-in...especially not feeling well. But your room was ready. And what a cute room (I don't do value resorts, but I promised Mark one night at the AOA for his business trip in April). Cute towel animals.

Can't wait to hear where you went to eat and how you were feeling.
The only thing that would have made it worse is if it had been the stomach flu. That's what I was afraid of the most! I'm sorry you were sick, even at home it sucks.

LOL. I'll very carefully pinch her cheeks for you.

Obviously the rooms at AoA are small, but they are the most beautifully Disney themed of all the resorts. I'm glad you are giving it a try! Plus, they have family suites if you prefer.


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Oh my gosh.....look at all that snow! I seriously don't know that I could deal with that every Winter. But, I guess if it were where I had lived all of my life, I wouldn't know any different.

Uggh, I hate that you weren't feeling well on the days leading up to the trip and during the flight. Being sick like that can zap the energy right out of you.

The girls are such cutie pies! I'm loving all of the pictures of them. Especially the ones in the new Little Mermaid rooms.
Well that was one of the worse snowstorm we've had in years. I had seen that much snow before, but not many times. I may be used to the snow, but I still hate it and would move down south in a second if it were possible and if it didn't mean being so far away from the rest of my family.

That's exactly it. Being sick zapped all my energy, both physically and emotionally.

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What a bummer that you started the trip not feeling well.

But your flight and ME trip seemed to go pretty well. I don't have kids myself but will be traveling with a 8, 6 and 2 year old next January so it should be an interesting change.

Love the pictures of AOA. I must stay there someday!
It sucked to feel sick and not be excited about the trip. I'm so glad the flight and ME went well, it helped make me feel better. That should be fun for you, to see WDW through the eyes of children.

Oh yes, you must stay at AoA. It's wonderful!!! The pics do not do it justice.


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Okay... Claudia is so cute! I miss my girls being that small!!! I would be completely happy with a TR of cute baby shots! That really stinks that you were not feeling well at all... I think every Dec TR involves illnesses this year! Just out of curiosity we want to go In Jan- when did the crowds thin out?
Thank you! Well, most babies don't stay as small as Claudia for very long. She's special. I know what you mean though. You're in luck, there will be lots of cute baby shots. I know, everyone seems to be getting sick this year! Whether it's in TRs or on Facebook, that's all I hear about.

I had done research about the crowds and both people who had gone before during that time as well as Touring Plans' crowd calendar said that the crowds would thin out starting on the 2nd. That was not the case. I think because the 1st was a Tuesday lots of schools did not go back until the following Monday. Also, Disney had a discount starting on the 2nd. My theory is that those two things are the main reason why the crowds did not thin out until the weekend (Jan 5 & 6).


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Glad you were finally feeling a little better once you were close to WDW. Love all the pictures!!!
It was nice to finally be getting excited about Disney.


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Subbing! We leave in 18 days for our first trip with baby (7 months). It has been a sick month in our house, too. I am hoping to benefit from your mishaps. Sorry! We are also travelling with a 5 year old with a broken collarbone , so we need the baby part to go smoothly! One question... Did you use an infant seat stroller or a sitting up type stroller? Thanks!


Oh man! I feel bad for you, what with the sickness and broken collarbone. I won't have time to write many updates before you leave, so it won't help you much. You should send me a PM (private message) and I'll try to help you as best as I can. As for the stroller, check out this post from my PTR. It shows what stroller we brought. We bought it specifically for the trip. She had never been in it before, but we loved it! You can't really use one with an infant seat, because you need to fold it every time you take the bus and it would be a hassle. An umbrella stroller is the way to go, unless you want to rent one (we almost did that).


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Great start Mel, sorry you were feeling so lousy though.


Adorable pics of the girls on the bed

Your room looks nice! We had a quick look around AoA on our last trip and it looks awesome!
Thanks. After feeling so bad and having it almost ruin our trip, I'm never skipping the flu shot again!

AoA is amazing! It's is so well themed and totally Disney. We loved it!

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Old 01-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #54
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Ugh I'm sorry you guys were both sick before your trip! Especially you though, still not feeling well while traveling, that's the worst!

Glad to hear Claudia did a good job flying! She's so cute! Love the pics of her on the Little Mermaid bed! Isn't that room so adorable?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #55
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Hi! I just found your trip report and I'd love to hear about your trip with a little one! We took our daughter when she was almost 2 and it was kind of a disaster. We went when she was almost 3 and it was awesome. Now she's 4 and we have an infant, but want to go back! While we're deciding, I'm reading trip reports to get my Disney fix.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #56
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Definitely NOT the way to start a trip . I'm so sorry that you guys had to be sick!

WHOA. Now that's some snow! I've only seen that much snow once in my life when there was a freak blizzard here in GA. Everything shut down for two weeks!

Otaku likes the thumbs up, I see. All the kids at Julia's school are favoring the peace sign these days. Kids crack me up...but I guess she's a young lady, really!

Those Claudia pictures are just for me, right? Such a cutie pie! Can never tire of seeing that sweet face!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #57
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Oh man, that darn flu! It has been an awful winter for illness so far! I am bummed to hear you had to take it to Disney with you!
I am glad to hear your flight went well though! Uneventful flights are the best! And changing poo diapers on a plane....... I hear ya there LOL!!!

Claudia has sent us into cuteness overload! What a sweetie pie, I know this report is going to be full of sweet pictures! Otaku seems like a wonderful big sister! Love AoA too!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #58
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Mel I'm so sorry that you were feeling so poorly. (I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who gets too excited to sleep the night before a trip though).

I was sooo confused about where to pick up the stroller the first time we flew with Maddie. I went all the way up, then tried to go back down and security stopped me. OOPS!

Oh those pictures of Claudia are just precious! I'm with Kathy-I'd love to *safely* pinch those little cheeks, and probably *safely* eat up her little hands and squish her little legs too.

Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #59
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We did stay at two wonderful resorts! I'll probably start my TR by doing a review on both, as I wait for the photopass CD to arrive.
Awesome! Sounds great!!! This is my first time reading one of your TRs so im very excited!

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:14 AM   #60
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Hi Mel

I'm back along for the ride. Sorry to hear things didnt start off too well, your flu sounds awful.

Claudia seems to have grown so much - she is gorgeous. Love the photo on the bed.

Hope you are all doing okay and looking forward to keeping up.
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