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Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by IluvXU, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

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    Another great update. Em looks so cute with Ariel. So adorable. :cloud9:

    We have a picture of my brother standing up with his head on the coffee table fast asleep. It's hilarious! I think he has a cookie in his hand too. :rotfl2:
     
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  3. mamaboogie

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    I have LOVED :lovestruc reading your trip report!

    I think you have possibly the cutest family I've ever seen on the DiS!!

    So many wonderful pictures of your holiday - but I think my favourite so far has to be Luke on the bench with Roy and Minnie - the way he's looking over at them is priceless!

    We are going back to WDW next year - but my little girls will be 14 and 16! I'm sure they'll find the experience just as magical as your gorgeous girls!

    Shari xx
     
  4. Queenofallthings

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    Girl, you are amazing, 3 little ones at home and your scrapping gorgeous birthday invites, I am totally envious:lmao: I used to scrap all the time when Jasmine was little and now it seems I don't have any time for good stuff like that. I always say, "That's my winter project"....yeah.....well the last 5 or so winters hasn't happened:lmao:

    They are gorgeous - you are one creative lady;)
     
  5. lmillercrew

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    LOVE the picture of Luke with Minnie and Roy too!!! What a moment that you captured!
    And, I have that shirt that you wore to DHS. We have great taste!!
    Your invites are adorable. Don't you find it hard to scrapbook and paper craft when you have little ones? I tell myself that I'm going to make time, but then it never happens, and my kids are big!
     
  6. punkin413

    punkin413 feel the magic, dang it!

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    SUCH great pictures of everyone with the characters at CP and of the girls with ariel. sounds like a great morning aside from peter pan being down. oh, and that picture of you on the astro orbiters is so cute!
     
  7. IluvXU

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    Em pointed out to anyone who was on her dress, like they could not see. I am glad that my parents kept Hannah, I think next trip we will be more able to break apart, and will because there are things different people enjoy.


    A Disney nap is a good nap, I was watching General Hospital... and then I woke up and it was over...heavenly!

    I have never made their invites like this. Last year Hannah's were on the computer, I did want to give it a try though this year.

    I expect you will post pics- right?

    I am stressing about cakes. I want both to have something of their own, whether it be a jumbo cupcake (there is a bakery I am in love with that I found last week) or small cakes. But I need something for everyone to have as dessert, I just can't decide.

    It was terribly hot everyday. At DTD that night it was cooler. I have never been that hot before, and the kids never complained. Hannah said about it afterwards- who cares if it is hot, I love to be at Disney. Good thinking kid!

    CP was great, I am not sure if I can pass that by again. At least while I have kids that enjoy characters.

    Yes my husband has tons of pics with kids. Me, not so much. I took most of them. I think part of it relates to the extra lbs I need/want to lose.

    I have a cricuit, and the cartridge was a gift for Christmas that I was not sure how much I would use (not one I wanted), but I thought it made cute things for invites.

    I promised myself I would be done with the scrapbooking stuff this week and put it away, we will see. Done meaning caught up!

    First of all, I stay up too late (and really don't require a lot of sleep). Secondly I only scrapbook a ton during the summer. Once it is out I work hard to get the pages done once the kids go to bed. I also love to finish things, so I work hard to get things off my to do list (scrapbooking, Trip report). My house is well, not the cleanest, and I always have laundry to do.

    It was another good day... I had no high expectations and would not subject anyone to seeing Tink and that mess again.

    I got the birthday paper at Archivers... I loved it and made it work with the cricut cutouts.

    I know I cannot believe he is almost one. It will be hard for me ... he has gotten big quick especially the last few months.

    Luke seemed back to normal today, he had a rough day or two of sleeping and stuff. Who knows what is going on.

    Thanks Jen.

    Thanks.. they are ready for the mail tomorrow.

    He was just drifting away... the first day of it was better because he had food all over his face. He awoke before I could capture it on the camera.

    Thank you too much for the kind words on the kids, we think they are pretty cute too, but I am a bit biased.

    I am terrible at scrapping in winter, I would rather watch the regular season tv shows, and school work interferes too. I try to get a bit done then, but not the bulk of it.


    It is my me time, I go to the basement, turn on something on the tv and work. No one comes down and bothers me because they are asleep.... and DH typically has work to do on his laptop at night.

    It was a good morning, not that crowded but getting hot!
     
  8. mamaboogie

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    BTW - my DH is a big Star Wars fan and I showed him your DH's Fabbie 'Luke I am your Father!' T-shirt! Brilliant!:thumbsup2
     
  9. IluvXU

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    We were off to EPCOT and LeCellier, can it get any better.

    I took some pics while everyone finished getting ready.

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    He did not want to leave on his ears...

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    at the bus stop

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    We had a quick wait and were off to EPCOT.

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    Once we arrived it was already 5:30 and so we headed straight to LeCellier. Emily had once again fallen asleep... yikes about her string of dinner naps. As I checked us in the kind CM said we had a both table, so sleeping Emily found her spot on the bench. She slept through much of dinner, but awoke just in time to eat her hotdog-- how exciting right?

    We had the most handsome waiter, and sat almost at the same table as last time we ate there, very close to the bathroom, in that corner. I got a smoothie that night as my drink, as did the girls- yea dining plan. Everyone ordered the filet, and I think we all got the mashed potatoes as a substitute. It was once again a fantastic meal, the breads were wonderful, desserts fantastic and we left there stuffed. This was again the best meal hands down agreed by all our group.

    Afterwards DH and my dad wanted to see the "new" Canada movie, so we separated. My mom and I took the kids back to the Living Seas. We rode Nemo again- and then we walked right into Crush. I think that pavillion is often times pretty slow after dinner. I am so glad the girls got to see this again, both loved it and my mom thought it was super cute.

    Someday I won't travel like this....
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    We then met back up with my dh and dad and decided to do one last ride- yes back to Mexico and another boat trip with Donald.

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    The crowds were gathering for Fantasmic, it was almost 8:30!

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    It was once again a beautiful night. I so love all the parks at night, but fighting the crowds after Illuminations was just not what I wanted to do. Someday we will get to see Illuminations again, no worries.

    As we headed out we talked about Tuesday's plans. My parents were planning to come back to EPCOT in the morning, we were planning to just relax at the hotel before going to HS that night. I was considering changing our ADR, but we had a Fantasmic Dinner package, so we could not do it without a charge, so we stuck with Mama Melrose.

    We had a few minute wait for a bus, Illuminations had started, but we still got a seat and all. We got back to our room, and the girls and my mom and I headed to the main building to do a bit of souvenir shopping for my sister in law and I got myself the Spectromagic CD. Then we went back and got ready for another fun day.... a free day!

    Up next: "Let's Just Take the Tour"
     
  10. MegansMom

    MegansMom Always Ready to Go Back with my "Minnie" Megan Mou

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    What a fantastic night!!! I love LeCellier........and will miss it this year, but know that I will be back again another time to feast on all its' goodness!!!

    SO enjoyed our conversation today!!!! Enjoy this sunshine....I hope it isn't chased away by clouds and rain tomorrow!!!!
     
  11. DreaGirl

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    Yum!! We love LeCellier!

    One day you will be footloose and fancy free...then long for the days when the kids were young. :)

    Can't wait to hear about your free day and the TOUR!
     
  12. Queenofallthings

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    Le Cellier....just saying it puts a smile on my face;) one of our favorite restaurants, I love how it feels like we're home when we're there. Last year the young man that brought our food to our table lived 2 streets away from us at home....small world:thumbsup2

    I too, longed for the days of no strollers, diaper bags, missing soothers and on and on....now I worry because she drives and has a boyfriend..:confused3 I remember an elderly neighbour saying to me "Little people little problems, big people bigger problems" how right she was. You don't sleep when there little cause they don't and you don't sleep when there older cause their never home;)

    Another great review, I am really enjoying your report:banana:
     
  13. Lady Lallie

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    Oh Le Cellier.

    Yummmmmmmmmm.

    I could totally go for some of their mashed potatoes right now!

    I love the Luke pictures with his mousears, very cute!
     
  14. micandminforever

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    Once again the girls look adorable in their dresses, and Luke is a cutie in his Mickey ears and shirt. The picture of Hannah and her hand pose in front of the EPCOT ball was great. The hands were posed differently this time more Snow White.

    I am glad to hear that you can sub. mash potatoes at Le Cellier, that sounds great with the filet. I was wondering if I could sub.
     
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  16. Charleston Princess

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    No, someday they will all be running around, beating on each other, and hard to keep in one spot...well, that's been my experience anyway. :laughing: You will find yourself missing the days when you could just strap them into the stroller. ;)

    I laughed at the photos of Hannah trying to get Luke's ears on, and then the picture of DH holding Luke's arm to keep him from taking them off. Luke is so handsome in his first Mickey ears!
     
  17. wigdoutdismom

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    Hannah is cracking me up with her heart ring....
     
  18. lmillercrew

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    Lovin Luke with his little Mickey ears! Don't blame you for not wanting to fight the crowds. I hate fighting them with a single stroller, let alone a double AND a single. Just too close for comfort for me.
    I wonder what tour you'll be taking???
     
  19. cjackearl

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    Glad you had a nice meal at LeCelier. Yummy steak!

    I love Luke's Mickey t-shirt and ears. What a cute little Mouseketeer.:goodvibes

    Ahh..relaxing resort days.:thumbsup2 Hmm.. wonder which tour you're refering to.;)
     
  20. IluvXU

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    The shirt is a big hit here too.

    Ahh... the rain today drove me to school. I am getting things done though!

    I really just don't want multiple big bags. I am excited to travel without bottles, baby food and formula. Soon, very soon!

    I am in no hurry for that either! Just less stuff to tour with!

    Those mash potatoes are spectacular!

    I like that picture it shows the smile minus the tooth... the smile now is crazy- she has no top teeth now!


     
  21. FairyGodmotherJen

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    My older DS had the same issue Em had on our 2007 trip - he kept falling asleep at dinner! We have a great pic of Donald trying to wake him up at Chef Mickey's (what an expression on his face when he woke up to Donald two inches from his nose!!) and he even slept through most of the entertainment at 'Ohanas! They just go until they can't anymore, I guess!

    Great Epcot day - lots of fun. We will have to try the Donald boat ride in Mexico next summer. I think the kids will like it. We ran out of time last fall. Can't wait to hear about the tour! :cool1:
     

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