9/12 great article ! Who am I to say no to going to WDW?

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

  1. AussieAngel

    AussieAngel DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,290
    What a fun breakfast you had! So many happy smiles! :)

    Also, I love your shoes!! :thumbsup2
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,148
    Yes, the shoes, super cute, details please!
     
  4. ladybugmom

    ladybugmom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,785
    What a fabulous update!! Your pictures are wonderful!! I especially love the ones at the Poly (I LOVE it there so I'm a little partial). You got some great family pics at O'hana!! Your kids are so photogenic--so sweet!!
     
  5. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21,556
    Great update! I just love your early morning pictures around the Contemporary! What a peaceful and relaxing way to start the day -- gazing at the Castle! :cloud9: Luke looks like he had a great time with you that morning!

    What bliss to be a monorail ride away from your breakfast ressie! Poor Luke, though, in that picture with Stitch. He looks like he is barely holding it together! :laughing:

    Love all the family pictures -- you are all just adorable and clearly enjoying yourselves!

    What a pain about the dining plan, though! I wonder if the Contemporary could have fixed that for you?
     
  6. 2xcited2sleep

    2xcited2sleep DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    7,356
    First of all, congratulations for purchasing DVC!!! I am SO excited for you!! And a little teeny bit jealous.

    What a nice relaxing morning at the Contemporary. The more I see the more I want to stay there!

    Your kids are just beautiful. As others have said, every single picture is just adorable. Breakfast looked great. Glad Em warmed up to Mickey! :)
     
  7. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    18,583
    Oh my goodness, your kids are the cutest! Luke looks like he was really enjoying himself even though he was a little unsure about Stitch.

    The 'Ohana breakfast looks like a lot of fun, I hope to make that one someday!
     
  8. stace208

    stace208 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,218
    I love your update! Your pictures are fantastic!! What a great first morning!
     
  9. Happy Elf

    Happy Elf DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,501
    Great updates! I loved your pictures from strolling around and from breakfast. You have some great pictures from breakfast. We enjoyed that breakfast as well.
     
  10. moparop

    moparop DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,214
    The morning walk around the Contemporary looks awesome! Suxh a fun time for you and Luke to share together.

    How cool to be right there on the monorail to zip over to the Poly! It looks like you guys really enjoyed the breakfast and Luke seemed to like characters! Did Emily start warming upo later in the trip?

    What a pain on the tickets/dining! I hope it got straightened out without a trip over to CSR! That would really be a bummer for a rope drop morning!
     
  11. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    8,160
    Awww...what a gorgeous morning you guys had!! You were able to explore the resort with Luke...and what a happy baby he is and you were able to have a great breakfast at Ohana's!!

    Sorry about the ticket situation but I'm sure you were able to get it all fixed!!!!!

    Can't wait for more!
     
  12. ampc3

    ampc3 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,610
    wow I step away for a few days... and then find out you all bought DVC!!! soo cool!! Your kids as always are just to cute, love that little luke :) looks like you had a great day.. I've always wanted to try that breakfast too. Not sure when we will make it back as a whole family... how was it traveling with LUke??
     
  13. MeMom

    MeMom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15,033
    My two favorites from this batch. They are great!
    And what a great experience, too!

    We had a great time at 'Ohana last summer, and we thought about going again this time, but we're trying to do some new ones each trip. Your pictures reminded me that if we don't get to it before, we'll have to have a redo by next summer for sure!
     
  14. DreaGirl

    DreaGirl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    3,041
    I just realized that Luke isn't in the Maclaren. Did you change your mind about bringing it?
     
  15. MEK

    MEK DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    19,488
    I'm not completely up to date on your TR, but I love your most recent installmets. Your children are so cute and your pictures are great. Your breakfast at Ohana looks so perfect. Congrats on the DVC purchase! Now you have years and years of vacations to plan!
     
  16. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    3,472

    The leis were fun and our O' Hana's pic was good, we even bought it.

    It was so peaceful. We saw one jogger but that was it. I loved just being able to sit outside and relax. Luke was not a sleeper at WDW, so the patio was missed come CSR.


    He was a bit squirrely while I showered I will admit. But the girls slept through it.... I hurried!

    I felt like MeMom... but it was so fun and calm... no hectic hurries.


    It was a fantastic breakfast.... we all agreed. I wish my parents could have been there, we will go back for sure.


    He was a bit taken aback by Stitch... he is kinda scary. There is no forcing Emily to do anything, nor talking her out of anything either. She is a force to be reckoned with.

    The food thing does get resolved easily... the tickets though oh my!

    Thanks for the compliments. The matching shirts were funny. DH wished Luke had one, oh well. Hannah has gotten big, I agree!

    The backpack is in a retired pattern. I got it last year from the Vera Bradley outlet sale, I think it was Mesa Red. I loved that pattern, my Hipster is in it. I cracked up a few times when I realized DH was hauling it on his back, we used two bags on park days, a regular backpack and that one.

    Resort to resort moving is hard.. it took us forever later in the trip to get from CSR to the Contemporary!

    Land End... they are super comfy, but our "wet" day coming up they ended up with some blisters...


    Lands End, this summer, they are good shoes, good support. It took me a day or two to break in!


    Your girls are too cute! I would love to stay at the Poly, but I doubt that happens now that we have DVC... although we probably will try out the pool since we can pool hop!

    You know I never asked them. We figured it out when my parents arrived that Dad and DH would take the car over and check in that morning at CSR. Then we would meet at EPCOT!

    It was a great breakfast. I understand the jealous too...

    It is a must try!

    Such a relaxing morning.

    Thanks... glad it was a hit for you all too!


    Em turned the corner... and turned on her charm!

    I will try to upload pics tomorrow and get this day done.

    Luke was a trooper. I had visions of him being hard, because he is demanding. He was not a good sleeper at night, but he was fantastic despite the heat and hectic days. He never was bad, unless he saw the bottle being made and we did not get it to him quick enough!

    It was fun, but I totally see wanting to try new ones. I would like to try Cape May, which you are doing right?

    That came in the car with my parents. I figured it took less car space, plus I would have been mad if the airlines broke it. However the big stroller did go to the parks somedays... he could recline and sleep easier in it.

    Planning is the fun part. We got our password for the site today, but not our packet yet... I am waiting, not so patiently!
     
  17. MeMom

    MeMom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15,033
    Yes, your picture was SO good!

    Morning walks anywhere in Disney - YAY!
    I can't wait to be doing that again very soon.

    Yes, we are doing Cape May on the 30th at brunch time - about 10:30, I think. Jill did all the ADR planning, but it is somewhere in that area. I am excited to get to see the characters in their beachwear, and of course I can't wait to see Brooklynn and Bella lovin' on their Disney beach buddies. :)
     
  18. cjackearl

    cjackearl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,909
    Great pictures of the whole family.:thumbsup2 I love the one of Em next to the Tiki and Hannah looking at her like, "Are you sure you should be standing that close?":rotfl:
     
  19. wigdoutdismom

    wigdoutdismom DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,148
    Laura, I'm searching for the shoes, I think I found them, are they the Mary Jane Trekkers? How do they run size wise?
    Anita
     
  20. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    3,472
    Cape May is on the list for the next trip. If things work out I can see the gang in their beach gear. I can't wait for the preview from you all!


    They had many moments when Hannah gave Em that look!

    Ah... those are pretty cute, I might end up with a pair of those too.
     
  21. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    3,472
    Wednesday, June 17th

    After we reunited in our room we quickly got our swimsuits on and headed to the pool. Once again plenty of poolside seats, but we headed back in the shady corner. Everyone took a dip, and then Luke started the eye rubbing, which lead to this

    [​IMG]

    and he was quickly asleep in his stroller again.

    Our plans for the day included:

    3-3:30 Temporary Tatoos

    3:30-4:00 Giant Jenga

    4:30-5:00 Pool Basketball

    5:00-6:00 So you think you know Disney Trivia?

    8:00 Campfire on the Beach

    8:30 Movie under the stars

    10:00 Electrical Water Pageant /Wishes


    So we swam from probably 12:30 to around 2:45. The kids kept the slide busy,

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and then we headed inside for a snack/ late lunch.

    Emily and Hannah split the nuggets kids and I got a salad. DH had some of my salad, and the girls fought about the darn chocolate pudding ordered by DH....

    we must have missed the tatoos, which was fine because quickly the kids got involved in the Jenga

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    taking some quick dips to stay cool! They also shot a few baskets too.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    We were super ready for trivia, and got started on the game... but then the rain started, slow with my kids still swimming, but then the lightening and thunder started, so the pool area was closed. They had some awesome prizes, but we got a few rubber ducks for playing...

    So we headed back to our room to regroup, pack and check in again with my parents. They thought they would be at the Contemporary around 7, so we decided to get dressed... and head to the main building.

    Once there we decided we had time for a trip around on the monorail. We planned to eat dinner with them. So we took our twenty minute ride...

    and went back to the counter service place. DH and the girls ordered dinner.... I was still stuffed from lunch , and thinking now I never ate dinner that night?


    My parents arrived, grabbed food and we ate with them, heading out to the beach around 8 for the campfire, but sadly the rain had ruined it for the night.

    [​IMG]

    But the movie was on, and we headed to get swim suits on the girls...

    and they swam, explored the beach and were disappointed again (technical difficulties... the movie, Pinocchio never started). Part of me was now thinking they were preparing me for leaving tomorrow, since the last three activities we had planned on doing fell apart!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    So around 9:30 we all separated. DH and EM headed to the patio to see Wishes... grr, Luke and I walked to get him tired, and at 10:15 Hannah and my parents made a beeline to the lake to catch the water Pageant.

    Finally around 10:30 everyone pass out, we were packed up and ready to head to EPCOT the next morning. My mom and I were taking the monorail with the kids, and DH and my dad were headed to CSR to check in. They were going to catch a bus from there and meet us at EPCOT!
     

Share This Page