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Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by lovethattink, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. lovethattink

    lovethattink DIS Veteran

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    Thanks! He's quite a character.

    The Giggle Gang was a cute, funny show about cooperation and working together.

    The marshmellows were speaking to me. I was seriously thinking of getting a reeses's pieces covered marshmello, but I was sure it was held together by chocolate so went with the cinnamon roll.

    The menu at Gaston's changed a bit. They now have chocolate croissants too.

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    He didn't improvise like that at any of the rehearsals or dress rehearsals. He did it for the first time the night OF the performance.

    I'm sure John will enjoy it. :rotfl2: It's good old fashioned slap stick humor.
     
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  3. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    How funny with JJ and telling the clowns they weren't funny. Then them tickling his funny bone. It looks like he had fun!

    Yummy hummus and chips!
     
  4. WDWRids

    WDWRids Ready to go back!!

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    The Giggle Gang is so cool!! I can't wait to see the new areas. Sneak peak at the mine was really neat. From all I hear about the ride - it should be really good when finished.

    The play pics were wonderful! JJ sure has found his niche. So glad he understands that he is funny and is having fun with it. Hip Hop should be interesting - at least it does have an element of individualization so he can add his freestyle moves in.

    So sorry to hear bedtime is not a happy time for JJ. But glad to hear the new meds are helping and he is getting the seizure free rest he needs.

    Working from home today on my certification work. We have winter mix coming our way so was glad it was already planned to be my day at home. Mostly sleet and ice which is far worse than snow. DH works in inclement weather so not sure if I will see him till in the am. How's the weather in FL?
     
  5. lovethattink

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    We have to be careful with his outbursts. Today at Olive Garden as soon as he walked in the door he let everyone now how bad he thought it smelled in there. I think it was the aroma of the salad dressing because he said it got stronger when we got our salad.

    I like hummus and chips too. Yum.

    All of the New Fantasyland has been fabulous.

    We are glad he's found his niche too. Hiphop starts in February. Looks like I can take the class too. Free for him, not for me. Might help with the weight loss. I did Zumba years ago and lost weight and toned really quickly.

    I hope your work from home day went well. Winter mix doesn't sound too pleasant though. Praying for safe travel for your husband in that wintry mix.

    It's THE perfect park day today. Highs in the 70's. Couldn't ask for better weather.
     
  6. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    :rotfl: I am sorry but that tickled me. I would have been embarrassed if one of my kids had done it. I bet it was the dressing, sometimes I think that the vinegar doesn't blend well with the spices.
     
  7. lovethattink

    lovethattink DIS Veteran

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    I'm glad I made you smile today. Didn't expect you to post after the day you've had. I was embarrassed. We ignored it until we were seated and then we had a quiet discussion.
     
  8. kaoden39

    kaoden39 <font color=peach>Prayers and pixie dust from your

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    Scotty was playing video games so I wanted to come on the boards real quick.
     
  9. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    JJ looks absolutely adorable in his play. What a cutie! I would love to have seen him with the giggle gang! The food pics made me want to eat...but it is 2 in the AM, so I better go to bed instead! Good Night! :goodvibes
     
  10. WDWRids

    WDWRids Ready to go back!!

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    Good Sunday morning to you! Hope you've had a great weekend. I'm jealous of the temps you are having! Head to the parks any this weekend? Finally seeing sun today and the ice is melting. Streets were good yesterday so we got out for a bite to eat but have mostly stayed in and warm. Working outdoors in the ice Friday did a number on DH so he has been on his meds and sleeping in the recliner. Gotta do some organizing today.....my new years resolution. Today is my makeup drawer......yikes!

    Have a great day!
     
  11. lovethattink

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    I'm glad you took the time to stop by!

    2AM?! You are such a night owl.

    Thanks. Oh, he really enjoyed them.

    I always want to eat.

    Good morning, right back at ya.

    Hurray for some sun! Always nice to get out for a bite to eat. Did you go somewhere special? Have you seen the WW online guides to eating out?

    I hope dh feels better today. Did you hear anymore back from the review of his case? I know you said MRI showed worsening. (Sorry about that.) But what about the insurance company? Did they give the ok for surgery?

    Good luck with the organizing. Today I'm on the hunt for JJ's music folder. We haven't seen it since before Christmas.

    No parks this weekend. We did go out and see Legally Blonde the musical again last night. It was a fantastic performance. The lead is a performer at Disney too. JJ enjoyed watching his two teachers perform again. A few of the crew came up to him before and after the show to say hello to him. Actually the girl you see above in the white hugging him in the skit, is part of the crew and she came running up to him and picked him up in a hug. He certainly can't say he isn't loved and he's definately been accepted there.
     
  12. WDWRids

    WDWRids Ready to go back!!

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    Yes, the WW eating out guides are great! Helps me plan what to eat and what to stay away from at our favorite places. No, we just ran out for a quick bite - nothing special. My usual chicken.

    Find the music folder?

    The musical sounds great - it is nice to see how JJ gets lots of attention. I am sure that keeps his interest in the theater. When is the next play?

    DH is doing better today but stayed medicated most all the weekend. I'm exhausted - I never sleep well when he is not in the bed with me and he spent two nights in the recliner. Since the 18th, his case has been under review/appeal again with the insurance company. Each time I check I get "its under review" and that they have a rush on it. But doesn't seem like much of a rush to me. Sorry I'm venting. Just so frustruated and tired of seeing my honey is so much pain. It is really wearing on him mentally as well. I just don't see how they can deny it again given the last report. We are self insured and Med Cost administers the plan. Believe me when I say I have all my documentation and already started a letter to the Pres of our company with how nuts this is! and we are a healthcare company!!! Ok, sorry, I'll get off my soap box this morning.

    Hope you have a fantastic day! Looks like some good weather. JJ doing okay?
     
  13. lovethattink

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    His next showcase for the homeschool theater group is in April, the next play for the special needs troupe is in May. Hopefully, he'll get cast in the Aristocats and that's in June.

    I'll be sending you a pm sometime today about the wait game. My Bible study homework was on just that this morning.

    The music folder is his sheet music for voice. It disappeared over Christmas break. We found it! Needless to say he forgot many of the words.

    JJ is still not back to himself. He's had ALOT of myoclonic twitching. Last night was the least, either that or we were so tired we only heard him once.

    During the day he has his moments. He is more easily frustrated and seems to have less self control. When he's not having those moments he is happy and singing.

    We went to the MK yesterday for a few hours to enjoy the beautiful weather. That update is coming.
     
  14. lovethattink

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    Yesterday at sunset I got the perfect picture of the Beast's Castle. Here is a sneak peak to the upcoming update.


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  15. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    sounds like a fun weekend getting to see the show and I love the photo of Beasts castle!!!
    hope JJ is doing better today!
     
  16. Lilfoot93

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    I love looking at all your pics! The girls love the mickey treats :) I hope JJ is doing better!

    Jackie
     
  17. lovethattink

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    It was fun. I brought zoom lens. Thanks, I just love this picture. Been trying to get a decent night shot for a while. This one is the ONE.

    Thanks! I have more pictures coming. They are being downloaded now. Photobucket hasn't been working that great for me recently.

    Glad the girls are enjoying them too. How's Trevor?
     
  18. lovethattink

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    Yesterday we went to the MK for a few hours to see how the construction was progressing. I was also hoping to catch a glimpse of where the new interactive pirate attraction will be.

    The park was open until 8 and we arrived some time around 4pm.

    There was some new SOTMK merchandise. It also looks like they booster packs are now readily available for purchase. They were inside the Emporium in the part of the store that has a bit of a ramp to it. Shirts were also found at Sir Mickey.

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    We found more construction walls up and cranes located where we didn't notice them last week.

    This is the area between Sir Mickey's and the Cinderella's Castle.

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    This is the construction at the old Scary Adventures of Snow White, where the princess area will be.

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    In this picture the princess building is to the right and straight ahead is the constuction for the mine ride.

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    Looking through a different peak hole than last week's at the mine ride.

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    More mine ride construction

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    We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was beautiful, high 70's. While JJ was playing SOTMK, I grabbed fast passes for Under the Sea. The FP machine was located at Philharmagic. Our return time was for 5:50 - 6:50.

    We had time before our return time so we headed to Gaston's for a snack. We ordered to share 3 LeFou's Brew, a Cinnamon Roll, apples and caramel, and for the first time we ordered a Pork Shank. This snack set us back over $35. Too many points so it ended up my supper.


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    We sat in the smaller of the two rooms. This was the first time of all the times we've stopped here where there was available seating. In fact, most of the time we were there, these 2 tables were empty.

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    We still had time before our FP return time. So we went searching to see if we could see if any construction started on the pirate thing. It there was any, it's hidden. We did find some constrution at Splash Mt.

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    We headed back to New Fantasyland to ride Under the Sea. They didn't have most of the standy-by line opened. You could tell park attendance wasn't very high. The w/c queue was an additional wait, but it was only an extra 5 minutes. We were the 2nd family.

    The sun was starting to set when we got off the ride. Seeing the sun going down put JJ into panic mode. He was ready to go home so he could go to bed. The parade at 7pm was soon to start.

    Do you remember back when we went to MNSSHP and didn't get to see Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen? Our timing was off each time we went to see them. This evening, our timing was almost off. The rope had the line shut off, but the cm had just opened it for a family so we asked if we could go too. She said yes! We were the last family.

    He got a Tiana's Hot Sauce card in his SOTMK pack so he had Tiana sign that. This was one of those M&G that went above and beyond what a typical M&G does. Remember the Cinderella and Prince Charming M&G where they learned about the force? Well this was a reversal. They got him engaged into their movie. And it was frog themed. They remarked about his hopping. He told them about his acting and how he seems to always be an animal. A bear, a dog, now a frog. This sparked a whole new conversation about what animals he could practice being. They certainly spent some great quality time with him. It was a fantastic first meeting of Prince Naveen!

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    The parade was soon to start, but we made it out of the park before it did. The monorail was closed, both the resort and the express. We had to take the fairy. Our timing was perfect. We just made it and they closed the gate behind us. The whole time we traveled to the TTC both the resort monorail and the Express sat on the track nearly side by side.

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    I wonder if they were working by the time the park closed at 8?












     
  19. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Joining in and catching up.

    I love the limited time character things that I've been seeing pics of.
    That chocolate scoop looks yummy. I need disney food.
    I loled at the bit about Anakin's play where he lifted his leg to act like a dog love it :thumbsup2
    Love the Giggle gang pics and those yummies from Storybook circus tent. I need one of each please.
    Luvin the fantasyland pics. Can't wait to see it when it's all finished.
     
  20. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    wow still so much construction...know it won't be all finished when we are there in Nov :sad: but at least a good chunk will be :thumbsup2

    yay for more pixie dust with Tiana and Naveen! love the photo with the guys being frogs, so cute!
     
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