How Many Sleeps Until Disney Mommy?! August 2009 PTR **WE'RE BACK!!!**

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  1. Mickey_Mom

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  3. Mickey_Mom

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    The Beach Party sing along did have both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach in it but there were too many singing and dancing kids blocking the view! :rotfl:

    It showed the surfing and shark reef at TL and I think it was the kids section of BB -- it looks like a lot of fun. Demetri said he was going to do it all, all by himself! Since Minnie slid down one of the slides I'm going to assume parents can go with their kids. I think I do need to you-tube it. :laughing:

    I haven't seen that video in soooooo long it was funny to see the other places they filmed some of the songs in. I could see the Contemporary and the Polynesian and the Grand Floridian...... And to cap it off, I found on my laptop a video we'd made last trip of Wishes.

    I want to be there RIGHT NOW.
     
  4. JPFamilyMom

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    Yeah, I love the sing-a-longs where they show all the parks, those are my favorites and my kids favorites. And yes it's that beach party one, that is the one my DH wants to throw out, :rotfl2: I think it's great fun, Joey even waves his hands for pearly shells (imagine a one year old boy moving his hands up and down for a hula dance:rotfl:)
     
  5. KathyRN137

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    Tracy, I just love the idea of a special Mother-Daughter princess breakfast! I know you'll have lots of pixiedust: there!

    Still plugging away... I'm almost "caught up!"

    Kathy
     
  6. Mickey_Mom

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    :rolleyes1 Pearrrrrly shells, from the ocean, shining in the sun, covering the shore....
    When I see them... my heart tells me that I love you... more than allll the little pearly shells! :rolleyes1


    That's my favorite from Beach Party... that and Slicin' Sand!

    Thanks, I really am looking forward to that :lovestruc



    Happy 4th of July to you all!
     
  7. cjackearl

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    Hello, I'm here and going back to catch up.:thumbsup2
     
  8. Mickey_Mom

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    :welcome: I'm enjoying your's too! :thumbsup2 We're just one big happy family here aren't we? :cool1:
     
  9. Mickey_Mom

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    My plans for Day 6 ended hopefully with ice cream and a kiss goodnight from the castle. If we’re successful in sticking around to this point, it will be 1:30 am on Day 7. :scared1: Yikes! I don’t know about that but we’ll see how it goes.

    Being of the family that likes to sleep in, our Day 7 starts whenever we want it to……

    Day 7 !!

    After breakfast at the Pop, we will be off to our second full day at Epcot. :yay: Anything that we missed on our first day at this park we will definitely take care of on this day. I’ve added so many things to my list of things to do by reading other PTRs and TRs that we’ll need both days to do them all!

    I’ve also decided today that I need a “collection”. Others are collecting pictures of light fixtures and manpris and signs and I’ve had so much fun reading about them I want one too. :rotfl: But I haven’t yet figured out what my subject should be? I’m going to put a little thought into it and see what I come up with. Suggestions are welcome!!! :banana:

    On our last trip we sort of had a themed series of pictures…. Ariana fell in love with a plushie collection of baby Disney characters wrapped in leaves. They were adorable! We let her get one and she chose Baby Simba. :simba: Baby Simba came with us everywhere for the rest of our trip and every time we met up with a character, she would hand off Baby Simba for his very own picture. Each character was marvelous about taking their picture with Baby Simba and most of them took the obligatory pose of holding him high in the air like Rafiki when he’s presenting Simba to all of the herd at the start of the Lion King. :laughing: .

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    Another running theme we had with the kids in pictures is the thumbs up. :thumbsup2 Whenever we ask Ariana to smile for a picture or “say cheese!” she tends to bare her teeth and throw her chin in the air. Not one of her better angles. :lmao: So to go for a more natural pose, one time I asked her to give me a “thumbs up”. She immediately relaxed, smiled and gave me the thumbs up. It worked for Demetri too on his more hot and tired moments, so we went with it and I started getting many more great pictures that Ariana was in :cloud9:

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    Then they started getting creative with their poses. :laughing:


    So back to the plans for today. I’m really looking forward to our dinner ADR – Le Cellier. :dance3: We’ve been there once before and loved it. We probably won’t deviate too much from what we got last year but this year I’m looking forward to just relaxing there. Last year we rushed off to do more things in the park, but this year will be different! :wizard:

    And now, just for fun, more pics of previous visits to Epcot.

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    Donald broke out into a dance while we were visiting him and got Demetri to join in!

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    Very cool and different.

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    The traditional photo with Bruce. :laughing:

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    Continued in the next post.....
     
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    Some more character visits....

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    Demetri was a little afraid of the Beast but agreed to a high five in the safety of Daddy's arms. :lovestruc

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    He really liked Jasmine. :rotfl:

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    This was our first time seeing Mulan and Mushu!


    And of course.... Illuminations!

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    Thanks for letting me share! Next up.... A Day of Rest.
     
  11. MinnieNurse

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    Great update. Loved all the pics.
     
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    Wow! Great pictures!! Where is the rose from Beauty and the Beast?

    Maybe your picture thing should be hidden mickeys, aren't you finding them throughout the park? Or something going along with your special tips (take pictures of all those things that are "known" to the regular traveler)

    At church today there was a lady with a shirt that had circles all over it. And I swore there were mickeys on it, I almost went up to her and asked if it was a mickey shirt, but then at second glance noticed it was just circles:rotfl:, outside the DIS world I think this girl would have thought I was crazy :confused3:lmao:
     
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    Good luck with finding your "thing". Light fixtures totally came to me while I was down there in September. :rotfl:

    I love all the pictures, super cute!
     
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    Ok, I'm only part way through, but wanted to comment on what I've read so far. First, I have a George too! I was wondering if yours is Greek, not only because of your children's beautiful names, but because most of the George's I've met have been Greek.:rotfl:

    You'll have a ball at the water parks. Have you picked one, or will you be trying both?

    I love your picture itinerary. What a great visual for Ariana.:thumbsup2

    Your ADRs look good. Le Celier was new for us this trip and we revisited Chef Mickeys and Sci Fi. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of Teppan Edo. I've seen some great reviews.

    You've taken some magnificent pictures. One of my favorites of the ones I've seen so far is Prince Charming and Ariana. Truly sweet.:lovestruc

    Was Pluto on the ground on purpose in the picture with Demitri or was he knocked down? Something similar happened on our trip but with a different character:rolleyes1

    Ok, back to catching up. I'm really enjoying reading about your plans.:thumbsup2
     
  15. Angies1274

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    Another great update as usual!!:thumbsup2 Good luck on finding a collection to take pics of.:) hmmm....I'm not sure what to suggest but I'll keep thinking.

    Cute picture of Pooh and Baby Simba with your son looking on and I love the thumbs up:thumbsup2 pics!!!

    Le Cellier sounds yummy!! We haven't gotten the chance to eat there yet-but it's definitely high on our must-do list!!

    YAY!! Illumination pictures!!:yay::yay: Can't wait to see it in August!!!
     
  16. Mickey_Mom

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    Thanks! :goodvibes

    Isn't it beautiful? It's from Belle's library in the World Showcase in France.

    I thought about both of those ideas and am still mulling it over. I have my hubby thinking of things now too and my son is back tomorrow so I'll ask for his suggestions too.

    :lmao::rotfl2: I know!! I do that all the time too! I'm constantly looking for hidden mickey's in everything!

    Thanks! We may end up doing that too, just seeing something a little different and then start finding more.

    Me too on yours :thumbsup2

     
  17. KathyRN137

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    I'm laughing because we also get a big ole toothy grin from Billy when we tell him to "say Cheese!" :teeth: The smile is good, but he opens his eyes up real wide and it looks a bit creepy. I think I'll try the "thumbs up trick" and see what happens!! :thumbsup2

    Love the characters and Baby Simba!! :lovestruc

    Kathy
     
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    Lol, yes its always been interesting waiting for school pictures to come home and see what she did when the photographer says to "smile!" Several have been beautiful but others have been downright funny! :laughing:

    Let me know if it works for you :thumbsup2
     
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    Holy Moly I'm behind LOL!!!

    First of all...insipired to ride a certain ride at midnight...:rolleyes1 Hmmm nothing sounds better to me LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haunted Mansion here you come!!!

    Your Day 6 plans sound lovely!!!!

    OOOH...I loved all the pictures that you shared!! They are just gorgeous and your kids are just amazing, those pictures were a hoot!!!

    I have no idea where to help you begin looking for something to collect but I hope you are inspired LOL!!!!

    Can't wait to hear more and YUMMY to Le Cellier!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks! :goodvibes

    We've tossed around a few funny ideas ... we'll figure it out! :thumbsup2

    I'm going to try for another update later tonite.

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    Just checking in to say Hello and see if I missed anything.:wave2:
     

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