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Old 04-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #421
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The One With Easter and a Shopping Spree!

For this week's life update, I don't have much sewing to share-I just did one pair of PJ pants for Maddie (and Carissa of course). I do, however, have Easter pictures to share!

Maddie's Easter Basket (yes, she's a little spoiled, but she's an only child )

Checking things out with Cooper at her side

Wreck it Ralph! A new favorite

Sophia the first nightgown (Cooper approved)

Brown haired Rapunzel in wedding dress

Some Lego Friends sets

Disney Fairy chapter books

And the best part was the Aurora dress (with short sleeves) that she'd been wanting 'forever'!

Which she immediately put on to hunt for Easter eggs

The Eater Bunny hid 92 eggs in our house (because that's how many we had in the Easter colored Rubbermaid container in the basement) and boy did we have fun hunting for them!

We found some in the kitchen

Some by the hot tub

A few in the princess castle

And even some way up there

After breakfast we got into our Easter finery and went to spend the afternoon with Bryan's family where Maddie got 2 more Easter baskets and hunted for even more eggs

And, on Monday Maddie and I took advantage of her last day of spring break and went on a shopping spree to get her clothes for summer and spring! I've learned that's it's pointless to buy clothes for her without her input (she simply doesn't wear things she doesn't like) so we had a girls day which included a huge treat--lunch at the food court

And all week I've had to find creative ways to make her new summer clothes work in the 40 degree weather. Fabulous new clothes just couldn't languish in the closet.

Luckily today she had PE class. We have a standing agreement that she'll wear jeans on PE day (it's the only time she agrees to do so), so we just put on a new Ariel t-shirt with them.

Have a great week everyone! I'll be back next Thursday with the result of this round of the Guess My ADR Game! and with our plans for Day 3!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:02 AM   #422
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Oooh, where did you get that cute maxi dress? So cute! I have to do the same thing with my girl - take her shopping with me. She definitely knows her mind when it comes to clothes and the more dresses and skirts, the better. We have also been trying to finagle ways to wear summer dresses in the cold weather here.

Also, before I forget, if you are trying to hit up Characterpalooza, you may need to do a bit more research. It is no longer in the Animation building and I hear it can get a bit hectic. It was so nice and calm and lowkey in the building, that I don't know if I'd like fighting for a pic in the Streets.

I am trying to tone down the character M&Gs for this upcoming trip. we'll see how that goes. It would be a lot easier if someone was willing to try adult rides.....

We have Lego Friends all over our living room. I am running out of table space for them. Ack!
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:09 AM   #423
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Originally Posted by shan23877 View Post

You know, you kept Citricos from getting a clean sweep!
Just doing my part and being as stubborn as possible...

My picks this week

Wolfgang Puck - I loved WPE, so I'd like to try the dining room, and I guess I'll make sure to vote against Narcoossee's to stay with my anti-GF voting trend.

Hoop De Doo - This is one that I really want to do sometime.

Whispering Canyon - This is an 11??? Really???? I actually like Sci-Fi so I had to think about it a little bit, but not for long.

Landscape of Flavors - We looked at the menu at EoS and it just didn't really appeal to us, at least not enough to make us choose it over WPE. I think I'd rather eat at Landscape and see the AoA resort.

Maddie really had a great Easter weekend, between the Easter baskets and all her new clothes. I'm starting to think she might have more Disney and princess clothes than most Disney Stores.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:28 AM   #424
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Here are my votes for the next round:

Signature/Celebrity Chef Category

Character/Dinner Show
Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Table Service
Sci-Fi Dine In

Counter Service
Earl of Sandwich

I had to go with the 6 seed for all of them since they all happen to be ones that we plan on eating at on our trip

Wow, it looks like Maddie had a great Easter! Thanks for sharing all of the pics! And love your Fiestaware which I spotted in one of the pics - I have built up quite a collection over the years - a mix of new and vintage pieces. I love mixing all of the bright colors!

Mommy-Daughter shopping days are so much fun!! Looks like Maddie will be all set for the warm weather
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #425
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Maddie is adorable in all the shots, but these are my two faves:

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So cute!
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #427
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I confused myself. I read that afwdwfan was the one who kept Citrico's from getting a clean sweep, and I was like, "HUH? I totally voted for Monsieur Paul!"
Except, no. It seems I didn't vote at all. I made the decisions in my head an apparently never posted them ?! I'm awesome like that.

Anyhoodle, I am really voting for this week. Here's my choices:

In the Signature/Celebrity Chef Category

Narcoossees--That seafood looks nummy!

The Character/Dinner Show region

Hoop Dee Doo Revue--I am definitely taking my kids and their bad jokes here soon .

The Table Service battle

Whispering Canyon Cafe--Wild dinners are the norm around our house, so I think we'd fit right in.

and the Counter Service Region

Landscape of Flavors--Because we're staying at AoA in September and OMG I CAN'T WAIT to eat here!

Love Maddie's Easter basket(s)! I know you say she's spoiled because she's an only child, but all three of my kids pretty much had baskets like that ! They're just spoiled cause Mommy can't quit shopping!
I'm pretty stoked about the no-sleeves Aurora dress, too. That's not the one Brynn's requesting now (of course, now that they FINALLY came out with it), but I'm thinking of buying it anyway for when she swings back over to Aurora fan-dom.
We watched Wreck It Ralph for the first time a few days ago. Isn't it great!?
And kind of off-topic, I LOVE your hot tub area! How cool!
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Oh my gosh, last spring character lines were CRAZY! That week was so weird, we were walking on to all the rides, but waiting over an hour to see characters, thank god Tanessa was with me or Tyler would’ve killed me, bahaha!!

I would do Narcooses, seems classier, it’s something I haven’t tried, lol.

Hoop De Doo! Hands down! I’ve always had something go wrong or just take FOREVER at 1900 for breakfast, and the hoop is SO worth the money, plus, I mean, all the beer/sangria/wine you can drink plus all the food PLUS A SHOW?! WHAT, WHAT?! It wins. You also might get a little tipsy and then run into someone awesome at the Poly…just saying…

Now, I would pick WCC between the two, BUT if you do Hoop, I find that they have a similar style of food, so I’d want to go with Sci Fi….hmmm….I’m gonna go SCI FI! It has a really cool interior and vanilla/cherry cokes and cute little videos playing.

Landscape of Flavours. There’s no question here. It’s beautiful in there, they’ve got so many different options with a little different specialty to each of the meals, and some of the CMs in there are just wonderful!!

I SEE PERIWINKLE!!!!! Man, I need to get myself one of those!

Nice hot tub…..so jealous…

Maddie’s so adorable in her aurora dress! Love that one! Honestly, the dresses at the Disney store right now are WAY superior to the ones in the parks! Oh my gosh that Ariel outfit is the cutest thing ever, I want one. Man I wish I could get away with that! Lol.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #429
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Landscape of Flavors--Because we're staying at AoA in September and OMG I CAN'T WAIT to eat here!

When in Sept are you going?!?! I know our trips have always seemed to overlap a day or two, and would love to maybe get a chance for a quick hello!!
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Ooh, Maddie's maxi dress is so pretty! What a great model she is!

Here are my guesses:

Narcoossees -- People seem to love this place. I've never been to a signature before, and when I do go, there are others I'd like to hit up first, but Narcoossees does look good.

Hoop Dee Doo Revue -- I definitely want to go here someday.

Sci-Fi Dine In -- Lots of fun!

Earl of Sandwich -- I'm a sandwich girl and these are great!

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Every time I've seen Aurora in the park I think she looks weird. Maddie is the best looking Aurora ever! I love how the dress is such a vibrant pink.

I've never had an easter basket in my life. All we would get for Easter was chocolate, lots of chocolate. This whole concept is all new to me. I don't know yet if I'll start this tradition with Peanut. One thing I've never done but will do for sure though, is the egg hunt. It looks like so much fun! Your kitchen looks so clean, pretty, and the counters are clutter free. How do you keep it like that? You have a hot tub INSIDE your house. Dying of jealousy right here. Seriously, your new house (well, not so new anymore) looks amazing.

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My very first signature dining experience, and my very first filet mignon ever (which sparked a whole new love! )

Character/Dinner Show
1900 Park Fare (breakfast)

Neither of these appeal to me all that much, but Hoop Dee Doo even less.

Table Service
Whispering Canyon Cafe

I don't really care about the food at either one, but the atmosphere seems more fun there.

Counter Service
Landscape of Flavors

I don't care much for sandwiches in general. Plus, LoF has such great variety and quality!
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Voting for Narcoosees, Hoop de do Revue, Sci-Fi, and Landscape of Flavors.
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Absolutely adore the Easter photos!! You definitely have a future model on your hands! Maybe she will be a famous fashion designer
My DD Ava had her first Easter egg hunts this year, yes 3, one inside at home, one outside at home set up by Grammy and Papa and then a 3rd outside at an Aunts house, by the 3rd she was a pro

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Narcoossees, I just think it sounds great, I would really like to eat here someday and I love the GF!

1900 Park Fare, HDDR gets some great reviews but I really like the Step Sisters and Lady Tremaine. I think this is more for our liking!

Sci Fi, I am picking Sci Fi bc it is a little tradition for my brothers and I. I love the atmosphere and the old movie clips and even though I think the all you can eat skillet sounds awesome, I'm going with SF

Earl of Sandwich, simply bc the sandwiches rock lol!
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My votes are for:

1900 Park Fare breakfast because I've actually eaten there!
Whispering Canyon Cafe cause we have an ADR there in Sept!
And Landscape of Flavors

Maddie got an awesome Easter basket! We were always spoiled on holidays so I approve lmao. I love that she put the Aurora dress on to egg hunt.

Wow 92 eggs?! What an ambitious Easter bunny! Your house is so gorgeous!!

I love Maddie's shopping choices. It's so funny to me how girls mature so much faster than boys. My little brother is 10 and couldn't careless what he wears but the little girls are so into their clothes! They were already picking out dresses to the valentines day dance in October.

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Good Morning!

Ok wow!!! The Easter Bunny was especially nice to Maddie Did she love the dress or what??! The Easter Egg hunt in the house is a very cute idea. Stephen still gets a basket, too. But, unfortunately he is now at the age that he doesn't "believe" anymore. Going to be sad when the other two don't either.

Love Maddie's new summer attire Very stylish. And I totally understand how you feel about getting her "input" on clothes. We have the same problem. It's funny how they know at such a young age what they prefer wearing

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