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Off to see Mickey MEOWS and Snow WIPE again!! A Nov 2012 PTR! W/Pictures

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by reyasmommy, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Off to see Mickey MEOWS and Snow WIPE again! Another Anderson family Adventure! Nov 2012 PTR

    Words cannot even begin to explain how excited and happy I am to be here on the Dis-boards again. :hyper: It’s been a REALLY long time! I hope to see a lot of old friends and meet even more new ones!:

    Since I’m here that means I have OFFICALLY received the GREEN LIGHT from my husband to start planning our Disney Trip!!::yes:: I did however have to agree that I would get myself in shape and would stick to a very tight budget up until the time we leave. I think these two requests are very reasonable and I am more than happy to oblige.


    Me: (Deanna) 33 years Old. Stay at home Mom. This will be my 8th visit to WDW if my calculations are correct. The first time was for my high school graduation gift back in 1996 and the last time was back in February of 2010. DH and I also got married at the POLY back in 2001. As a matter of fact tomorrow June 14th is our 11 year anniversary!!!! :hug: Happy Anniversary Honey… I LOVE YOU!!!!!:love2:


    ((Sorry No recemt pictures of me for the time being))

    DH: (Will) 36 years old. Investment Broker/loving husband and father. Loves Disney as much as I do, but will never admit it to his buddies. As far as they are concerned it’s all about Football, Red Meat, and Cars!:rolleyes2 Grrrrrrrrr!

    DD: (Reya) 6 years old. Sweetest little girl you’ll ever meet. princess: She wears her heart on her sleeve and will befriend anybody! This can be both a good and a bad thing. She just graduated from kindergarten a few weeks ago and is excited to start 1st grade at a new school this August. This will be her 3rd visit to WDW.


    DS: (Jayden) 2 years old: Hmmmmm, how to describe Jayden??? :scratchin He’s a loud, obnoxious, exhausting, rambunctious little boy to say the least. :duck: I love him to death, but he’s going to be the death of me, I just know it. Trying to keep up with him, keep him out of trouble, and keeping him safe is a FULL TIME Job. This will be his second visit to WDW… The first time he was only 3 months old. ((Wow, I miss those days when I could place him somewhere and he’d just stay)) Most moms can’t wait for their kids to start walking, NOT me! :confused3 He has recently fallen in love with Mickey Meows and anything to do with Cars.



    Up Next…….. What,Where,When,Why andHOW!

    Ohhhhh, I forgot to mention…. I LOVE posting Pictures! Please be prepared for tons of past Disney Photos. I love to post them during my PTR’s so I can reminisce. Hope nobody has a problem with that. :confused3
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  3. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member


    November 10th-24th
    November 10th- Drive (Stop in St. Louis for the night)
    November 11th- Drive (Stop in Atlanta for the night)
    November 12th,13th,14th- Disney
    November 15th,16th,17th- Disney Cruise on the DREAM
    November 18th,19th,20th,21st – Disney
    November 22nd- Drive home (Stop in ? )
    November 23- Drive home (stop in ?)
    November 24th- Home

    Some might think we’re crazy for driving 1800 miles to Orlando, but we’re used to it by now.:car: Almost every trip we take involves a Road Trip. We just bought a fully loaded minivan a couple of months ago, so hopefully the ride will be smooth and the kids will behave most of the way with the built in DVD player??

    ((One of my favorite Road Trip Pictures… how cute are they?))
    And this is why we normally Road Trip it… I pack WAYYYYY to much!



    This will also be the first time that we’re doing strictly DISNEY!! :woohoo: Normally we add a few days and visit Universal Studios and Seaworld. I’m a little bummed that we’ll be missing the new Harry Potter area at IOA,:sad: but it was between spending extra days at other parks or taking a mini cruise. For me it was pretty much a no-brainer. DH and I cruised on the wonder 11 years ago for our Honeymoon, so I’m super excited to see the new Dream!

    I’ve bought 6 day base Park Tickets. Since it’s November I don’t see us doing a lot of park hopping?

    Up Next: Where did we get reservations. ((Fyi, I’ve stayed off site the last 3 visits))

  4. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    HEY! You finally started a PTR! Now I can come visit you, too! :wave2:

    What a beautiful family, and such cute kids! You must be so proud - they are adorable! I personally love photos, so I say post away. ;)

    Let me be the first to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :flower3:

    I'll be following along. popcorn::
  5. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Thank you so much, that's very kind of you! :goodvibes Hubby is at a Rockies Game right now and I'm at home with the kiddos... YAY! Happy anniversary to me!! :rolleyes1 That's okay though we had a few hours to ourselves last weekend and got to have a lovely Dinner and Movie Date. I'm hoping one day to renew our vows right where we did 11 years ago. Just going to have to plan a 2nd trip I guess. :idea:

    I am very proud :goodvibes Except when they fight 20 times a day. :headache:

    Thanks for stopping by. :) By the way I'm down a total of 9 lbs now!! :banana:
  6. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    Well I'm glad you two got to celebrate last weekend - what movie did you see?

    Down 9 pounds already?!? Do tell! Congrats, that is fantastic!
  7. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    We saw Snow White and the Huntsman... Was pretty good. :thumbsup2 I could watch Chris Hemsworth alllllllll day long!! :rolleyes1

    Well that's 9 lbs in about a months time. I have however gone over 72 hours now without a soda. That might seem like nothing to most people but that's a HUGE deal to me. I'm pretty much addicted to the stuff. I drank about 5 sodas a day. The last three days have been filled with major caffienee (sp) withdrawl headaches. I'm hoping that will pass soon and that I won't slip. ;)
  8. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    So proud of you! 9 pounds in a month is great!

    I had caffeine withdrawl when I quit, doo. Hang in there, this too shall pass, promise. ;)
  9. starbound25

    starbound25 Member

    Hi there!!! Came by to check out your PTR! :cool1:

    Your family is adorable!!!! I can relate to the fighting my older to DD's fight non stop, like non stop haha black/white, up/down etc etc cant we all just get along :confused3 haha

    Happy to watch your journey since we are going the same week! and the trip I took w/ the girls and my sister last year was like your trip this year, park then the disney dream, it was wonderful!!

  10. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Thank you!!! I know, I know ;) I give myself a pat on the back every hour that goes by. I've never gone this long without a soda.. By now I would say "One won't hurt,... It's better then 5... Right?" So 4 days now! :banana:

    Welcome... So glad you are here. :goodvibes It'll be nice to see how each others plans unfold? Maybe we'll be at some of the same parks at the same time? I don't remember you saying exact dates you'll be there? Did you mention it?
  11. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member


    It’s been many years since we’ve stayed on property while visiting WDW. We’ve stayed in some pretty beautiful and large condos the last 3 visits and I really don’t regret it. I just thought I would rather spend my money on a place with lots of room for the kids to roam around than on a small room on property at Disney. I admit the MAGIC just isn’t the same and I miss being encompassed by all things Disney. With that in mind we’ve decided the kids deserve to know what that feels like so we’ve decided to suck up being in a smaller room and made reservations at ……..

    I of course would love to stay in one of the suites but can’t justify the price with just the four of us. Reya is going to be so excited to stay in the Little Mermaid Room. Actually I’m pretty excited too!! I’m so happy about this new resort and can hardly stand the wait.


  12. starbound25

    starbound25 Member

    Oh you are staying in the little mermaid room! I cant wait to see your pics from that haha in your post trip report! :banana:
    The dates we'll be there are Nov10-17the :banana::banana:
  13. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    We will be there at the same times for a few days anyway. ;) 12th, 13th, and 14th.

    Do you plan on taking your girls to BBB while you're there? I'm still debating about taking Reya. We took her in November when we went to Disneyland and she LOVED it. We brought our own dress and we just paid for the hair and makeup. She felt like such a princess and got so many compliments all day long. I think she looked like a cotton Candy princess because she was ALLLL PINK! Obviously that's her favorite color and that's what she wanted so that's what we let her do. I'll post some pictures for you later tonight.

    I'm going to hit the redbox and pick up some movies to watch tonight while I do some dis'ing. Sounds like a great night. So I should have some pictures and entries put up this evening.
  14. starbound25

    starbound25 Member

    It was funny I didnt even know about BBB till we got there and once my oldest (the most girly) saw the girls with their hair all fancy we asked about it and got the info on BBB so we went over and asked to try to get in and they were like "oh you have to make reservations" haha
    so we bought her a full on sleeping beauty outfit from the BBB shop and they sprinkled her hair with glitter so it was close enough ;)

    I have learned how to do tons of really cute hairstyles on them all from youtube videos ;) so now I can actually do the high bun hairstyle like they do at the shop for free! so I'll give her a little makeup next time and do her hair and then get her sprinkled for free, much wiser then $50 per girl because I think my youngest will want that done too, my middle girl isnt into the princess thing :thumbsup2
    oh and I found one of those small princess tiaras that come on a hair comb at disney store last week so I bought it now (cheaper than in the park!) to bring with us :)
  15. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    I hear ya... When we took her to WDW in 2010 she wore a pink cinderella dress my grandma bought her, my sister in law did her hair, and I bought a little crown at Claires for 8.00. People were commenting all day on how cute she looked and how much we spent at BBB, they were surprised when we said we didn't go there.

    Last year at DLR we spent $50.00 for them to just do her hair and makeup. :scared1: However I guess it was worth it just for the experience, she LOVED being pampered and loved that it was all about her for a little while. Let me download the pictures and I'll post them.
  16. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Reya in her Princess attire in 2010



    Reya at BBB in DLR 2011




  17. starbound25

    starbound25 Member

    oh the little princess! she looks so cute and super happy :thumbsup2
    I love the face shields they have for the spray and glitter, I need to get me one of those, every time I bring out the hairspray they freak out :rotfl:
  18. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    She's adorable! What a cutie! :cutie:
  19. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Just google mapped driving directions from my home to Disney World.

    1,864 Miles
    30 hours

    Wow, that’s a long drive. :scared1: Not anything DH and I aren’t used to, but this will be Jaydens first time driving out there. I’m not so worried about Reya, however it’s hard to keep Jayden still for more then 5 minutes.
    When we took him in 2010 he was only 3 months old and such a GOOD baby.:littleangel: I also had lots of help from my sister in law and nieces.

    Jayden and the girls waiting for our plane to take us to Disney.

    Talking to Daddy on our long flight

    Sleeping on mommy’s lap

    Reya was such a good girl too. I was surprised she wasn’t the least bit scared of flying.


    So today I need to:

    1. Decide where we’re going to stay our first 2 nights. It’s going to be difficult deciding how to divide up our driving time.
    2. Put a list of movies together to keep the kids occupied
    3. Find some fun games to do while driving
    4. Find creative ways to keep the kids happy and behaved while driving
    5. Call AAA to ask why I haven’t received my card yet?

    Any suggestions would be very appreciated. :flower3:

  20. megan511

    megan511 Member

    I wanted to pop over and say hello!

    How fun that you are staying in a Little Mermaid room! I'm sure your DD will love it. Your children are adorable! Happy belated Anniversary!
  21. reyasmommy

    reyasmommy Active Member

    Thank you and Thank you. :goodvibes Glad you're here. I am beyond excited to stay in the little mermaid room! Think we'll bring a small air mattress with us as well for DD or DS so we don't have to be too smushed on the beds. We can store it during the day. ((Another reason I like driving)) I can bring as much stuff with me as I want.

    Thanks... I think so too. I'm hoping she doesn't grow out of the princess thing too soon? I'm almost thinking she only as a few years to go.. Right now she believes when she sees Cinderella and Snow White that it is actually them and not someone is costume.

    I know, it's pretty cool huh! ;) Looking at the picture from WDW and the one from DLR i can't believe how much shes grown in only 2 years time. Where does the time go?

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