Cruisin into Spring Training-VWL & 4 Nt Dream 3/22-28/13 COMPLETE! 8/11

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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Ok- so 2 years ago, I was able to surprise Tyler with a trip to Disney. I was already bringing Timmy for 3 nights, but Pods was ADAMENT that Tyler could not go because he would miss baseball practice (silly Pods!). TWO DAYS before we left, I got on the phone with my baseball "sisters"- end result, we spoke to the coach (from the other team who was supposed to run the practices over break while our coach was on vacay) and he said, "That's ridiculous! Tell Kenny (Pods) to call me! It's middle school- it doesn't matter-go while you can!"

    Funny thing- that coach is now Timmy's coach, and when he found out Timmy would be on a cruise over break instead of at the scrimmages- he said, "So- I hear you'll be taking away my boy on a cruise" and I said, "Yea- I heard it's middle school and it doesn't matter!" :rotfl::rotfl:

    Anyway, I thought it might be fun to look at what TYLER'S reaction was at 13 to his surprise. He thought we were going to Physical Therapy, he had a shoulder injury ( yet ANOTHER reason why missing practice was not so important). Funny, how cool HE was at 13, too. And- not to be missed- what 11 year old Timmy's long gone little boy voice had to say from the back seat....

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    I love that Timmy is raggin on Tyler for not showing any excitement- LMAO!!! Where was the 11 year old in our back seat when we were going to the Yankees game?? :rotfl2:

     
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  3. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    Loving this already!! :cool1:

    Firstly let me say that Wilderness Lodge is our absolute favourite resort and we have 10 glorious nights at the Villas booked for December :goodvibes

    It's wonderful that you lined up such an awesome suprise - you must be the coolest mom right now!

    Can't wait to read about the rest of you trip :thumbsup2
     
  4. KristiMc

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    Love the video. We are surprising the boys on the last day of school with our trip to WDW. We will leave the next day. Matt turns 12 next week and I hope he still will be excited - I think he will :). I know Shawn who is 9 will be bouncing off the walls.
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Thanks Cheryl! Day 3 we get on the ship- so you will not have long to wait. :goodvibes

    Thank you! I was very excited- I was BURSTING, actually- and you can hear it in my voice when I am asking him where we are going and what we will do there- I was just like, "C'MON TIM!!! ANSWER THE STUPID QUESTIONS SO I CAN TELL YOU!!! I hope you can work it out with Beth-:cutie:

    Thank you!! I had no idea! :blush: I enjoy yours, too!

    Have a great trip!!:wave2:

    LMAO- I just posted the video of Tyler because you said that! :rotfl: UBER-Coolness is definitely a trait of 13 year old boys! :rotfl2:

    And I PM'd you this morning- :goodvibes See you in the Ditch!! :hyper:


    YEAH BUDDY!!!! :hyper:
     
  6. tammy

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    Awww...so so sweet!! I have 1 child (who is an adult now) and he still loves to spend time with his momma. I absolutely love it and treasure every moment. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. jedijill

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    Another priceless reaction.. ;)

    Jill in CO
     
  8. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    EXACTLY what he is doing- trying to stay cool- he has a very hard time, though- he is one of those naturally smiley types (can't IMAGINE where he gets it from....:rolleyes:). You should see his big s eatin grin when he makes a good play or has a big hit in baseball. :teeth:

    I was totally out of my mind excited about the seats- of course, I bought them before half the Yankees went on the DL. :sad2: I spent half the gae asking tim who the players were- of course, he knew them all. :thumbsup2

    Thank you!!! :cool1: I did feel pretty super-mom-ish! :rotfl:
     
  9. JKSWonder

    JKSWonder Twelve plus trips and counting

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    Awww...great video! Best Mom award....definitely.
     
  10. Princess Bette

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    Hi Ellen! :) Finally chiming in - better late than never! ;) As usual - great report so far! Love that the title is "Mommy and me..." - I can't wait to take my little one on a mommy and me cruise!
    Okay...gotta say that the Yankee surprise was so over the top! I love that you captured his reaction on video - he's trying to be so cool but you can tell he is just dying with excitement inside! My sisters family are such huge Yankee fans! Can't wait to tell them about this! They will be so jealous!
    My next trip to WDW will include some of the wonderful food you have photographed or spoke about! Some of the ones I want to try are those Mickey waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, the Tonga Toast or Pancakes, the duck breast...okay everything but the sushi!! :rolleyes1 Not a fan. :sad2:
    That rain was everything I think! I know it caused our plane on Saturday to be delayed quite a while.
    Looking forward to more! ;)

    Bette
     
  11. DMMarla07860

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    well I'm working on one for my back-2-back on the Fantasy:)
     
  12. kalel29

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    nice job with the surprise! :thumbsup2
     
  13. rndmr2

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    Wow, just started yesterday and already up to page 4?!

    Looking forward to it!

    Going back to read now...

    ETA- I'm back--

    Awesome first night's dinner, Kona Cafe is on my list of places I want to try (a lot of places are LOL) for both Breakfast and dinner. I really want to try those Macadamia nut pancakes and the Tonga toast.

    Love the surprise reveal video! He reminds me of my Nephew, I guess all boys that age probably are the same, so contained in their excitement LOL

    I remember the one with Tyler's surprise, too, can't believe that was 2 years ago! where does the time do?
     
  14. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

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    you definitely deserve supermom!!!!!!!!!!!

    And you are making me really want to do a mom and me trip with each boy.

    The funniest part for me was when he ripped the tag off of the T shirt without even looking at it first. Classic!

    Love the fact he already had a Yankees shirt on.

    The videos are priceless.

    And...backtracking as I read the first update on my phone and never posted...

    That sushi looked SO good

    I love WL but the villas themselves, largely as I am a view junkie, aren't my favorite but I do adore the entire vibe there.


    Great job pulling off the surprise, I love it!
     
  15. MomToPrincePhillip

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    Well, silly, silly me! I didn't even think that we could order both and share them! Good idea! But thanks for the heads up on the sweetness of the Tonga Toast, I think that breakfast might be to early for too sweet for me.
    We are going to be there the morning of the 3rd, :headache: a day too early. Maybe we'll run into you gals somewhere else...
     
  16. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    10 nights in December? That must be the absolute BEST time to be there! I am very envious. :thumbsup2 I am also envious of your cruise in a little over a month- can't wait to do that one day!

    That is SO EXCITING!!!!! :cheer2: And I am sure your 12 year old will be thrilled- just remember, even if he isn't showing it on the outside, he is :jumping1: on the inside. :rotfl:

    That's wonderful- I truly hope I am that fortunate when my boys are grown. :grouphug:
     
  17. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Yea- Timmy is at a baseball tournament out on Long Island this weekend, but when he gets home I will be playing both of those for him for SURE! :rotfl2:

    Thank you!! :blush:

    Hi Bette! :hug: Thanks for coming to read! I hope you do put Kona on your must do list next time- especially for breakfast- it's a really good experience!

    The weather was so weird on this vacation, wasn't it? I was not complaining, I was happy to be there irregardless, but it was a little wild at times, that's for sure! :scared1:


    I know- I started reading it last night!

    Thank you! It was SOOO much fun for me! :goodvibes
     
  18. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I don't know- time is flying by- Tyler is half way done with high school- and I feel like I was lining up at preschool waiting for him to come out about 5 minutes ago. So sad. You really need to treasure every moment. ::yes::

    So last nite I was trying to catch up on your thread- and I got to the part about Denny and freaked! So glad he is ok! I was texting with ME last night, I felt so bad because we had texted while she was away in HHI, and I was so busy laughing about the message she sent me, (Dottie who works there said hello and tell Ellen to get her a$$ back down here :rotfl:)- meanwhile there was all this going on! Terrible! I need to find more time to DIS- I am missing EVERYTHING!

    Super duper sweet, that Tonga Toast. Hope you do run into us- we'll be the ones laughing constantly, hard to miss! :rotfl2:
     
  19. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    So...back at Tiger Stadium, the BP was winding down...

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    And the game started-

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    Kevin Youkilis- man, does he have a crazy swing! I bet growing up there must have been coach after coach who tried to change it- but SOMEBODY must have said leave it alone! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Because he really connects with that ball-

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    The dugout-

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    Well, our favorite boys of summer got their clocks cleaned that day, but we still had fun- and Timmy thought it was AWESOME!!!!

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    So glad I got to do that with my baby boy! :love:

     
  20. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    I just played both videos for Tyler- we both had a good laugh over 1. Tim's voice and 2. The fact that 13 year old boys are just so stupid! :rotfl2: Seriously- Tyler said, "What's wrong with me?" LMAO-

    Anywho....so 40 minutes later, we were

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    back to WDW, and headed to VWL to drop off some stuff before we headed over to Epcot for a quick ride on the new Test Track-

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    The flowers at WL were gorgeous- I adore foxgloves, so beautiful!

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    Again- more foxgloves on the way back to the car-

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    Our sweet $67 ride...

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    Up next- EPCOT, baby! The abridged version! :rotfl:

     
  21. MomToPrincePhillip

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    Great shots of all the baseball action, you must have a had a good spot. I love your smiling faces, we can tell from your photos what a special time the two of you are having.
     

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