Surprising the Littles, DxDP, CBR and MNSSHP!! A Late Sept/Early Oct 2012 PTR

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  1. disprincessesmom1012

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    Hello! Thanks for joinging me. This is my first PTR for our second trip to Disney. We have all been there once before, though DD2 was still in the womb. :cool1:

    So here is a little bit about each of us going, maybe those seasoned veterans can give some input on things we may like...


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    I am 28y and a stay at home mom. I spend most of my day taking care of the house, kids, and watching Disney movies. There is almost always one running in the background. I love photography, crafting, and will soon take on homeschooling. My favorite park is Magic Kingdom as I love anything princess and girly.

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    DBF is also 28y. He's a musician and a web designer. He's a complete goof ball and loves Disney. His favorite park is Epcot. He loves, food, wine, and almost every kind of music.

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    Aaralynn is 4 1/2yrs old. She's a very energetic bouncing off the walls kind of girl. She loves animals and girly things. She's an anything goes type kid. She is a dancer and loves dressing up. She still talks about our last trip to Disney where she was 2 1/2yrs old.

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    Piper is 19 months old and recently potty trained. She is a very mellow easy going kind of girl. She loves dress up and following her big sister around. She was technically at Disney with us in 2010 as I was 3 months pregnant with her. I found out about 2 weeks after booking our last trip that I was pregnant. She loves to watch movies and especially loves Tangled.

    Subscribe to my thread, I will be posting about some of the stuff I have made for us for the trip and also some of my planning for packing, the plane, ADRs and plans for our days in the MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH.:dance3::banana::banana::banana::yay:
     
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  3. disprincessesmom1012

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    This will be our second trip (except the baby) and I am SOOOO excited! :yay::yay::yay::yay: DBF is happy to be going back but not nearly as excited as me. :woohoo:

    So here's the biggest detail: THE KIDS DONT KNOW!!!! :rotfl2::rotfl::yay::dance3: I have the big surprise all planned out. I havent been able to STOP thinking about it. :rotfl: So this PTR will be the countdown to the big reveal with the clues along the way. Possibly video if I can figure that out. :rolleyes1

    So you have met the cast and now on to the when and where...

    We will be arriving in Orlando at 11:17am on Sept 29th and staying until Oct 4th.
    We will be staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort (CBR). This will be our first time at this resort, and also at a moderate. When we were in Disney in 2010 we stayed at All Stars Music.

    I have alot already figured out so make sure to subscribe to my thread to stay up to date on all of my crazy fun.
     
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    If your just joining me, be sure to read the other posts to get the details and meet the cast.

    I decided to make autograph books for my girls. We bought the cheapest one Disney sells on our last trip. At that time I didnt know about autographs or the DISboards. So this morning I completed the last detail of their main autograph books.

    Front covers of their books along with their extras. :rolleyes1 I made too many pages and had to take out the pages for characters less likely to be found in the parks. We will take them along in our stroller bag just in case. :cool1:
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    Inside their bags that I made. These have just enough room to carry their sunglasses and a marker.
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    These were actually pretty simple to make, just very time consuming. :laughing:
    I decided to have them printed on photo paper at Costco. They never give me any trouble about printing something that may have a copyright. Partly because I'm a photographer so they know I do alot of photoshop but also because my DBF works there and they all know me. :littleangel: I used coupons that come in the usb sticks and memory cards and got almost all of my 300 and some prints for free. I then modge podged them to pastel color cardstock and cut them out. Hole punched and a ring and they were just about done. But I needed something pretty for the cover. I'm such a princess:princess:. :rotfl: So I bought 5x7 canvas panels and modge podged sparkly cardstock to the front and back covers then decorated. The castles are little wooden pieces from Joann's that were already painted. I added glue to add sparkles. :rolleyes: The crowns I got a long time ago and are for scrapbooking. Then I glued on stars, added the "Dream" sticker, and carefully wrote their names in glue to add on more glitter. :dance3: The ribbons were added last and they are Princess ribbon.

    Stay tuned for even more crafty fun and more details about our trip...
     
  5. disprincessesmom1012

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    Ok so these have been planned for a bit. Honestly almost everything is planned and made or planned for what will be made. :lmao::cool1::lmao:

    I made all my ADRs at 180 days. We booked our trip as soon as I heard about the free dining plan being offered. We went in April last visit and used the % discount. We were excited to hear free dining being offered and after some math we realized that we would save alot if we went this year. Originally we planned to wait till 2014 so our youngest would be tall enough for almost all of the rides. BUT with free dining that changed everything! And if I can get DBF to say yes now, I can try again in 2014. :rolleyes1 This year DD2 will turn 2y on Oct 19th which means she has to have a seat on the plane. Thats $250 round trip right now. Also in 2014 she will need park tickets and need to be on the dining plan. So by going this year we save on a plane ticket, park tickets, and dining plan + we get our dining free (well sort of). On our first visit we got the basic dining plan and really enjoyed it. We used up the last of our snack credits on the day we left. This year with two littles we decided to upgrade to deluxe dining for even more flexability and extra character meals credits. When I did the math, an upgrade from QS dining plan free with a value resort was the same price (ish) as upgrading with a moderate. DBF wanted to stay in something fancier and it is his money so who am I to question. :rotfl::rotfl:

    So with deluxe dining I knew I wanted to get as many character meals as possible. So here is the list of places we plan to eat...

    Cinderella's Royal Table
    Ohana's*
    Tusker House
    1900 Park Fare*
    Via Napoli*
    Rose & Crown Pub*
    The Plaza*
    Liberty Tree Inn

    Some I have learned (thanks DIS) are not great values with the Dining Plan. I'm not too concerned. We only paid $400 to upgrade and would have stayed at a moderate this time anyway. I think thats a good deal for 4 people (Piper eats as much as her sister) to eat everyday, 3 meals and 2 snacks plus get the refillable mugs.

    My girls tend to stay up late and can nap anywhere so I have a feeling that this trip we will take advantage of late extra magic hours and will probably need to grab an extra meal or two. Considering how much food you get at Disney it should help us not to waste much and not have any leftover credits. Not to mention its Food & Wine Fest! :love:

    Some QS places we plan to try out:
    Flame Tree BBQ*
    Sleepy Hollow* (yummy waffles with nutella and fruit! yes please)
    Liberty Inn
    Min & Bills*
    Studios Catering

    *new places for us


    I still have some planning to do. Ive limited to scheduling one TS each day for the most part so we have some freedom but I may schedule a few more. As long as they aren't credit card guarantee places we can cancel the day of if we are not close to or not in the mood to eat or sit down.

    Stay tuned...Day plans and more crafty fun to come!:woohoo::woohoo:
     
  6. disprincessesmom1012

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    So today marks 121 days until we leave.:banana::banana::banana::banana: I've been working hard on planning and spending ALOT of time on DIS.:thumbsup2

    I still have alot to do. I have to work on planning the days in the parks. I'm leaving it very flexible as the girls are still so young but I want to have a general idea of what when and where. I have an outline for each day and outfits planned. I will be posting about each day as it gets closer to the BIG DAY!

    I decided that it would be pretty cool to watch a movie a day until the BD and show the girls all the extra Disney magic. We own alot of dvds and vhs (yes my kids actually know what those are. :laughing:)And the video store we go to has alot of free movies for kids and they have a few Disney ones. I'm going to get a list of every Disney movie and try to scratch off as many as I can before the trip. I will post the list tomorrow and post daily what video we will be watching that night.

    Follow along with us and hope I can keep the secret!
     
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    So I found a complete list of Disney movies. If there are any titles missing or if something is on it that is NOT Disney, please let me know and I will change it. I had no idea there were so many...I numbered them and put an asterisk next to the ones I own and will hopefully find enough of the other movies to fill the next 120 days. :love: so without further ado...
    1.Mars Needs Moms
    2. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    3. *Cars 2
    4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
    5. Prom
    6. Winnie the Pooh
    7. Lemonade Mouth
    8. Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
    9. Suite Life Movie, The
    10. Once Upon A Warrior (Anaganaga O Dheerudu)
    11. Muppets, The
    12. Spooky Buddies
    13. Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
    14. Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas
    15. Geek Charming
    16. Alice In Wonderland (remake)
    17. Prince of Persia : Sands of Time
    18. *Toy Story 3
    19. Star Struck
    20. Sorcerers Apprentice
    21. TRON Legacy
    22. Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
    23. *Tangled
    24. Secretariat
    25. Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
    26. Den Brother
    27. Avalon High
    28. Search for Santa Paws, The
    29. Race to Witch Mountain (remake)
    30. Hannah Montana: The Movie
    31. *Up
    32. Space Buddies
    33. G-Force
    34. Dadnapped
    35. Hatching Pete
    36. Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
    37. Princess and the Frog, The
    38. Ponyo
    39. Princess Protection Program
    40. Old Dogs
    41. *Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
    42. Christmas Carol, A
    43. Santa Buddies
    44. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
    45. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    46. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
    47. Wall E
    48. College Road Trip
    49. Beverly Hills Chihuahua
    50. Minutemen
    51. Camp Rock
    52. *Bolt
    53. *Tinker Bell
    54. Little Mermaid III - Ariel's Beginning
    55. Bedtime Stories
    56. Cheetah Girls, The: One World
    57. Snow Buddies
    58. Meet the Robinsons
    59. Jump In!
    60. Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
    61. Bridge to Terabithia
    62. *Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
    63. Underdog
    64. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    65. *Ratatouille
    66. Game Plan, The
    67. *Enchanted
    68. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
    69. High School Musical 2
    70. Twitches Too
    71. My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas
    72. Secret of the Magic Gourd, The
    73. Shaggy Dog, The
    74. *Eight Below
    75. Wild, The
    76. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    77. Invincible
    78. Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
    79. *Cars
    80. Bambi II
    81. Glory Road
    82. *Fox and the Hound 2, The
    83. Brother Bear 2
    84. High School Musical
    85. Return to Halloweentown
    86. Cheetah Girls 2, The
    87. Cow Belles
    88. Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
    89. Read It And Weep
    90. Air Buddies
    91. Herbie Fully Loaded
    92. Chicken Little
    93. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
    94. Buffalo Dreams
    95. Now You See It
    96. Kronk's New Groove
    97. Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie
    98. Sky High
    99. Ice Princess
    100. Pacifier, The
    101. Pooh's Heffalump Movie
    102. Lilo and Stitch 2: Stich Has a Glitch
    103. Twitches
    104. Proud Family Movie, The
    105. Life is Ruff
    106. Go Figure
    107. Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
    108. Once Upon a Mattress
    109. Valiant
    110. Greatest Game Ever Played, The
    111. Emperor's New Groove 2: Kronk's New Groove
    112. Incredibles, The
    113. *Lion King 1 1/2, The
    114. *Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
    115. National Treasure
    116. Mulan II
    117. Howl's Moving Castle
    118. Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
    119. Three Musketeers, The (Animated)
    120. Around the World in 80 Days
    121. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
    122. Home on the Range
    123. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
    124. Miracle
    125. Teacher's Pet
    126. Stuck in the Suburbs
    127. Tiger Cruise
    128. Halloweentown High
    129. Zenon: Z3
    130. Pixel Perfect
    131. Going to the Mat
    132. *Finding Nemo
    133. Young Black Stallion, The
    134. Haunted Mansion, The
    135. George of the Jungle 2
    136. *Freaky Friday (remake)
    137. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    138. Lizzie McGuire Movie
    139. Atlantis: Milo's Return
    140. Holes
    141. Piglet's Big Movie
    142. Inspector Gadget 2
    143. Jungle Book 2, The
    144. *101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure
    145. *Brother Bear
    146. You Wish!
    147. Right On Track
    148. Even Stevens Movie, The
    149. Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off
    150. Cheetah Girls, The
    151. Full-Court Miracle
    152. Air Bud Spikes Back
    153. Rookie, The
    154. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Christmas
    155. Treasure Planet
    156. Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause
    157. Tuck Everlasting
    158. Country Bears, The
    159. Lilo & Stitch
    160. Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
    161. Return to Never Land
    162. *Snow Dogs
    163. Double Teamed
    164. Cadet Kelly
    165. Tru Confessions
    166. Get a Clue
    167. Gotta Kick It Up!
    168. Ring of Endless Light, A
    169. Scream Team, The
    170. Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
    171. Monsters, Inc
    172. Max Keeble's Big Move
    173. Princess Diaries, The
    174. Spirited Away
    175. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    176. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
    177. Recess: School's Out
    178. Motocrossed
    179. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
    180. Zenon: The Zequel
    181. Luck of the Irish
    182. Hounded
    183. Jennie Project, The
    184. Jumping Ship
    185. Poof Point, The
    186. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge
    187. Twas the Night
    188. Other Side of Heaven, The
    189. Emperor's New Groove, The
    190. *102 Dalmatians
    200. Remember the Titans
    201. Little Mermaid II, The: Return to the Sea
    202. Kid, The
    203. Dinosaur
    204. Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
    205. Extremely Goofy Movie, An
    206. Geppetto
    207. Mail to the Chief
    208. Air Bud 3: World Pup
    209. Angels In The Infield
    210. Up, Up, and Away
    211. Color of Friendship, The
    212. Alley Cats Strike
    213. Rip Girls 2000
    214. Miracle in Lane 2
    215. Stepsister From Planet Weird
    216. Ready to Run
    217. Quints 2000
    218. Other Me, The
    219. Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire
    220. Phantom of the Megaplex
    221. Ultimate Christmas Present, The
    222. *Toy Story 2
    223. Fantasia 2000
    224. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
    225. H-E Double Hockey Sticks
    226. Inspector Gadget
    227. Tarzan
    228. Straight Story, The
    229. Doug's 1st Movie
    230. My Favorite Martian
    231. Endurance
    232. Smart House
    233. Horse Sense
    234. *Bugs Life, A
    235. *Lion King II: Simbas Pride, The
    236. Mighty Joe Young
    237. I'll Be Home for Christmas
    238. Air Bud: Golden Receiver
    239. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
    240. Parent Trap, The (remake)
    241. *Mulan
    242. Meet the Deedles
    243. Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, The
    244. Knight In Camelot, A
    245. Brink!
    246. Mr. Magoo
    247. Flubber
    248. *Hercules
    249. George of the Jungle
    250. Darn Cat, That (remake)
    251. *Air Bud
    252. Angels in the Endzone
    253. Northern Lights
    254. Under Wraps
    255. Rocket Man
    256. Jungle 2 Jungle
    257. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
    258. Muppet Treasure Island
    259. 101 Dalmatians (live version w/ glenn close)
    260. Hunchback of Notre Dame, The
    261. D3: The Mighty Ducks
    262. Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco
    263. James and the Giant Peach
    264. First Kid
    265. *Toy Story
    266. Tom and Huck
    267. Big Green, The
    268. Kid in King Arthur's Court, A
    269. Operation Dumbo Drop
    270. *Pocahontas
    271. Goofy Movie, A
    272. Heavy Weights
    273. Man of the House
    274. Tall Tale
    275. *Lion King, The
    276. Santa Clause, The
    277. Angels in the Outfield
    278. D2: The Mighty Ducks
    279. White Fang 2
    280. Iron Will
    281. Blank Check
    282. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
    283. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
    284. Adventures of Huck Finn, The
    285. Cool Runnings
    286. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
    287. Three Musketeers, The
    288. Hocus Pocus
    289. Far Off Place, A
    290. *Aladdin
    291. Newsies
    292. Mighty Ducks, The
    293. Muppet Christmas Carol, The
    294. Honey I Blew Up the Kid
    295. *Beauty and the Beast
    296. White Fang
    297. Rocketeer
    298. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
    299. Rescuers Down Under, The
    300. DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp
    301. Shipwrecked
    302. *Little Mermaid, The
    303. Cheetah
    304. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    305. *Oliver and Company
    306. Return to Snowy River
    307. Brave Little Toaster, The
    308. Benji the Hunted
    309. Flight of the Navigator
    310. Basil - The Great Mouse Detective
    311. One Magic Christmas
    312. Journey of Natty Gann, The
    313. Black Cauldron, The
    314. Return to Oz
    315. Where the Toys Come From
    316. Love Leads the Way
    317. Never Cry Wolf
    318. Tiger Town
    319. Trenchcoat
    320. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    321. Tron
    322. Night Crossing
    323. Tex
    324. *Fox and the Hound, The
    325. Condorman
    326. Devil and Max Devlin, The
    327. Amy
    328. Dragonslayer
    329. Herbie Goes Bananas
    330. Last Flight of Noah's Ark. The
    331. Popeye
    332. Midnight Madness
    333. Watcher in the Woods, The
    334. Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
    335. Black Hole, The
    336. North Avenue Irregulars, The
    337. Unidentified Flying Oddball
    338. Cat from Outer Space, The
    339. Return from Witch Mountain
    340. Hot Lead and Cold Feet
    341. Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
    342. Petes Dragon
    343. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The
    344. Tale of Two Critters, A
    345. Rescuers, The
    346. Candleshoe
    347. Gus
    348. Shaggy D.A., The
    349. Freaky Friday (original)
    350. No Deposit, No Return
    351. Treasure of Matecumbe
    352. Escape From The Dark (The Littlest Horse Thieves)
    353. Apple Dumpling Gang, The
    354. Strongest Man in the World, The
    355. Escape to Witch Mountain (original)
    356. One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing
    357. Boy Who Talked to Badgers, The
    358. Ride A Wild Pony
    359. Herbie Rides Again
    360. Bears and I, The
    361. Castaway Cowboy
    362. Island at the Top of the World, The
    363. Robin Hood
    364. Superdad
    365. Mustang
    366. One Little Indian
    367. Charley and the Angel
    368. World's Greatest Athlete, The
    369. Now You See Him, Now You Don't
    370. Biscuit Eater, The
    371. Snowball Express
    372. Napoleon and Samantha
    373. Run, Cougar, Run
    374. Chandar, the Black Leopard of Ceylon
    375. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    376. Million Dollar Duck, The
    377. Barefoot Executive, The
    378. Scandalous John
    379. AristoCats, The
    380. Smoke
    381. Boatniks, The
    382. King of the Grizzlies
    383. Wild Country, The
    384. Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The
    385. Smith!
    386. Rascal
    387. Love Bug, The
    388. Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The
    389. One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, The
    390. Blackbeard's Ghost
    391. Never A Dull Moment
    392. Jungle Book, The
    393. Monkeys, Go Home!
    394. Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
    395. Gnome-Mobile
    396. Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
    397. Happiest Millionaire
    398. Ugly Dachshund
    399. Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
    400. Fighting Prince of Donegal
    401. Follow Me, Boys!
    402. Darn Cat, That (original)c
    403. Those Calloways
    404. Monkey's Uncle
    405. *Mary Poppins
    406. Emil and the Detectives
    407. Moon Spinners
    408. Three Lives of Thomasina
    409. Misadventures of Merlin Jones
    410. Tiger Walks, A
    411. Sword in the Stone
    412. Incredible Journey
    413. Summer Magic
    414. Miracle of the White Stallions
    415. Savage Sam
    416. Son of Flubber
    417. Bon Voyage!
    418. Big Red
    419. Moon Pilot
    420. In Search of Castaways
    421. Almost Angels
    422. Legend of Lobo
    423. *101 Dalmatians (Animated)
    424. Absent-Minded Professor
    425. Parent Trap (original)
    426. Babes in Toyland
    427. Greyfriars Bobby
    428. Swiss Family Robinson
    429. Toby Tyler
    430. Pollyanna
    431. Kidnapped
    432. Ten Who Dared
    433. Sign of Zorro
    434. *Sleeping Beauty
    435. Shaggy Dog
    436. Darby O'Gill and the Little People
    437. Third Man on the Mountain
    438. Tonka
    439. Light in the Forest
    440. Old Yeller
    441. Johnny Tremain
    442. Great Locomotive Chase
    443. Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
    444. Westward Ho, The Wagons!
    445. *Lady and the Tramp
    446. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
    447. Littlest Outlaw
    448. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    449. *Peter Pan
    450. Sword and the Rose
    451. Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
    452. Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
    453. *Alice in Wonderland
    454. Cinderella
    455. Treasure Island
    456. Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
    457. Melody Time
    458. So Dear to My Heart
    459. Fun & Fancy Free
    460. Song of the South
    461. Make Mine Music
    462. Three Caballeros
    463. Saludos Amigos
    464. Victory Through Air Power
    465. *Bambi
    466. *Dumbo
    467. Reluctant Dragon
    468. Fantasia
    469. *Pinocchio
    470. *Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    These are listed up to the ones I knew to be out on dvd already. Its newest to oldest and I put whether its original or remake.

    Tomorrow's video will be Air Bud as we have it on vhs and the girls havent watched it yet.
     
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    Have I mentioned yet that I am addicted to DIS?:scared1: I absolutely love it!:love::love::love:I've been looking at the CreativeDIS and am AMAZED at the DISigners. I just went through and requested some personalized things for our window and door at CBR. I'm not so good with photoshop (though I'm the photographer DBF always did my edits and he's busy with a deadline to get into a festival for this summer), so hopefully the DISigner will have time to help me out on that. I just reconfigured our clothing for each day because I loved so much of the stuff!

    Tonight's movie is supposed to be Air Bud but at the moment my oldest is watching Mulan. :yay:I love this movie. I'm not sure there's a Disney movie we own that I dont love. oh wait yes, Cars 2. I just dont like the meanness of it.

    I'm driving myself crazy about how to pack. I know I have months to go but I am so nervous about the airport. Last trip we overpacked, took a carseat that weighed 22lbs, a stroller, plus a 2yr old. It was STRESSFUL! I'm trying to go lightly this time but I really wanna do my own version of a Mickey's Grand Welcome too. Maybe if I stay off DIS for a bit I wont find a bunch more stuff to make and do? :rotfl2:
     
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    I'm here!! :yay: You're kids are too cute and I can't wait to hear more about the surprise!!
     
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    yay!! thank you. they are pretty cute. haha
     
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    It's been a few days since I updated. We have been busy. We went to fly the girls princess kite from Easter and then went bowling. They love to bowl. Yesterday we went to the zoo and spent the whole day there. So much to see and do and learn. We go often thanks to our membership. We did finally watch Air Bud, followed by 101 Dalmations and Peter Pan the next day. Last night we chose to watch Mary Poppins and Aaralynn wanted to watch it again this morning so its playing now. :)

    I thought today I would post the dining autograph books I made my girls. When I made their main books I realized that they were too thick so I made separate dining books. They still ended up being too thick but I'll just pack the extras just in case. :rotfl:
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    Front covers
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    Back Covers

    I'm not posting inside because I didnt design the pages and since I didnt write down who they were its not fair to not give them credit. The DISigners on these boards are AMAZING!

    Tonight's movie will probably be Ratatoille is we get time. The next few days will be crazy and I may not get to post much. Tomorrow Aaralynn has dance rehearsal for her recital on Sat. My mom and brother are coming in from Pittsburgh to see it and will be here all weekend so we will be at the beach and such. On the 29th we will be giving the girls their first clues and telling them about A trip. Stay tuned for that!
     
  12. disprincessesmom1012

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    Ok so I'm gonna make this a little short... Tomorrow my oldest has her dance recital and my mom and brother are coming in from PA to see it and visit. Today I have to clean from top to bottom and get Aaralynn to practice. Its not easy, the little wants held all day and wont leave me alone and they both keep asking for things or bugging me about something. UGH!

    So on to the plans...

    I recently got an email that they changed our departure time to 730am. Great that we get to Disney an hour earlier but it sucks for getting up at 3am to get ready and drive the hour to the airport.

    So our day should look like this:
    Sat Sept 29th
    wake up get dressed (I still have to figure out when to get up and reveal the surprise)
    In the car by 430
    Airport by 530
    Take off 730
    Arrive MCO 10am
    Arrive at resort around 12?
    Quick lunch for Daddy and kids at the resort while I run to decorate the room
    Find the awesomely decorated room and change clothes
    Head to MK by 130
    Explore Mk until 530
    Head to BBB for oldest (I made a princess sash for the younger one and will buy a tiara for her)
    Right after BBB walk across to CRT!! (We ate at CRT on the first day of our last trip and it was so special)
    Explore MK until close @ 10p
    Go to bed after getting back as we have an early day planned on Sun

    I will be posting our shirts for this day soon as I get them made! Stay tuned...

    I'm off to go scrub floors...Maybe I'll pretend I'm Cinderella to feel better about it??....
     
  13. disprincessesmom1012

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    So it's been a crazy last few days. Aaralynn did fantastic on her recital. My family was here and we had a great time with them. We had an emergency on Sat with one of our rabbits who we found a big gash on and had to rush to the vet. Like I really needed that added to the day? :confused3 So far she is doing better but may need surgery, looks like it may be a tumor and not a gash.

    I ordered a bunch of free samples and they are starting to come in and being added to my stash of things to mail to the resort. I'd like to have as little as possible to get through security faster. I'll post more about it when its time to mail out.


    So on to Day 2's Plans...

    We have an early morning breakfast ressie at 1900 Park Fare @ 830
    Then its off to DHS until about 4pm (sooner if we get done, we didnt really care for this park but there are some autographs to get and a couple shows to see)
    at 4pm we will make a quick stop at the resort for....

    SURPRISE! A letter from Mickey inviting us to MNSSHP,as well as new costumes, glowsticks, autograph books, and ToT bags.

    Then we will be in the park until midnight enjoying that.

    Whenever we get back we will go to sleep, if the kids are not already asleep.

    I planned a slow day for day 3 so we wont have to wake early. STay tuned for those plans coming in the next few days....
     
  14. BearcatsFan

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    I made it all the way through! Can I just say first how *adorable* your girls are? And I love their names - so pretty!

    I am also totally loving that this is a surprise ... and all the crafts ... and the surprise invite from Mickey to MNSSHP is probably the coolest thing I've heard of in a long time. Kudos to you for making this even more fun for them! :thumbsup2

    Can't wait to read more details about the surprise ... the crafts ... plans ... etc.! Carry on popcorn::
     
  15. disprincessesmom1012

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    :yay:Another reader!! Thanks for joining me! I never got to go to Disney as a kid, we just never could afford it and my mom doesnt like to travel, like seriously at all. Its a big event when she drives the 300 miles to come see me in Detroit from Pittsburgh, let alone go to Orlando. lol. DBF also never got to go. Our first ever trip was together with our oldest. Since he's footing the bill (and happily upgrading everything) and I have recently become DIS obsessed :rotfl2: I just knew I had to make it special for them. Neither will understand the wait so a surprise will save me from saying "no not today" a million times. :rotfl:

    I'm gonna be working on shirts soon. DBF agreed to wear matching shirts!!
     
  16. disprincessesmom1012

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    Ok so last night I decided to rewrite the chart for the park hours and mark which park for which day. Now I have had these planned since the second day we booked this vacation, months ago! But after looking at them I realized that Day 2 i planned to take the bus to MK to take the monorail to Grand Floridian to then take a bus to HS then bus back to our resort to change and bus back to MK for MNSSHP. Seems like way too much time in transit.
    Day 3 was a a sleep in day and then all day at MK for EMH till midnight with a possible park hop but nothing set in stone. Since its in the middle of the trip its our most relaxed day.

    Well all that time on a bus just doesnt work for me. I have MAJOR anxiety issues when I'm not driving that causes me to get physically ill thanks to another medical condition. So I changed the plans a bit.

    Day 2 will now look like this..
    Wake early for breakfast at 1900 Park Fare @ 825am
    We may take a taxi straight to it or take the bus and try to get a picture inside the gates without anyone there. Park opens at 9am so I'm not sure how it will work if we arrive at MK at 8am??
    After breakfast we will take the monorail back to MK for the whole day


    I havent decided if we will go back to the resort to change into our costumes or if we will just pack them in our bags. I'd hate to waste time on the bus. I havent posted about our costumes yet but they have been decided on. I just have to make them. My goal is that they will be super cute and unique and get us into the parade. Or at the very least ALOT of extra attention. I really want this trip to be super special for my girls. We have had a tough year trying to find a house (heck make that 2 years, and we still havent bought one). We have been crammed into a small apartment. The girls have been fighting, theres way too much yelling, back talking, and all around not listening. We all desperately need a break or we are going to break.

    Planning this trip has been my outlet. Now if only my kids would nap so I could work on making more stuff that they CAN NOT see. Even the baby has decided she's too big for naps now. Ugh!

    Coming up...Packing plans (which will prob change, again)
     
  17. cbeeindisney

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    Joining in! :goodvibes

    Love the surprise trip for the girls! Looking forward to reading more!
     
  18. reyasmommy

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    Hello,
    You got a couple of cute kiddos there! I’m so jealous that your little one is potty trained already. We’re having a HUGE problem with my son, he’s terrified of his training toilet and I don’t know what to do about it? Everyone says he’ll give me clues when he’s ready and to be patient… I think he’s ready, but I can’t get him past his fear… I really, really need him potty trained before we go on our trip in November. I guess he won’t be allowed in the pools on the Dream and won’t be able to go into the kids clubs if he’s still in diapers. We’re having a hard time transitioning him into a regular bed too … he’s just one big pain in the tush, it’s a good thing he’s so cute.

    I love your autograph books, very cute. My daughter LOVES getting autographs from the characters, it’s one of her favorite things to do when on our Disney vacations. Sometimes I think she enjoys that more than the rides.
    You’ll love CBR … We stayed there for our honeymoon and our 2 year anniversary. I loved the sandy beach and the hammocks. I remember laying out on those at night with my hubby and just staring at the stars reminiscing about our day at the park.. I’d really like to stay there again someday but wanted something different for our upcoming trip. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
     
  19. disprincessesmom1012

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    Welcome! Thanks for joining me!!
    Thanks for joining me! I potty trained my youngest a little younger than her sister so we would have enough time of being out of diapers for the trip. :thumbsup2 My oldest potty trained at 20 months. It helped having an older sister using the potty. For both of my girls, I went the straight to undies route. Let them run naked for a week and reward with loud cheers and dancing when anything gets in the potty. Took my oldest a week before she started letting us know she had to go but only took the babe 3 days. I started shortly after she turned 18 months and shes been in big girl pants since. We didnt use a little potty for either one but I did use one of those little seats that attach to the big seat. She was nervous about falling in without it. I have heard that boys can be more tricky. Good luck!
     
  20. disprincessesmom1012

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    Ok so as I said, I revised day 2's plans. Arrival day is all set in stone and nothing needs changed on that. The flight will leave in the morning and my first stop will always be Magic Kingdom! :cool1:

    So after realizing that park hopping on the same day as an early breakfast at a resort and also doing MNSSHP, I changed Sun the 30th's plans to spend all day at MK with a QS lunch and QS dinner. I may decide to park hop to Epcot mid day for lunch since it is DBF fave park and I only planned one day there. Granted it is a full day of more than 12 hours there. Its not my fave park, can you tell?:rotfl:

    So day 3 will now be....

    Hollywood Studios!!!

    Mon Oct 1st
    I am planning for us to sleep in a little. We dont have an early breakfast scheduled this day. We will prob grab some breakfast at the resort before heading over to HS. Since I changed HS to day 3 I can schedule a sit down lunch, so I chose...Hollywood & Vine. Yep another character meal for the girls. I am hoping that since there isnt much that we have to do other than some autographs at HS that we will get it all done and be able to leave at 530p without needing to come back another day. Then its off to MK for a dinner ressie at 645 at Liberty Tree and enjoy EMH until 12p.

    Hopefully this wont all need to be changed yet again. :rotfl2:
     
  21. disprincessesmom1012

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    And since my day plans dont have much fun and no pictures I thought I would post the pictures of our cute Disney toes...:)

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    Aaralynn's toes. She wanted hers to be Mickey. I attempted to draw a mickey head in the corner but its didnt turn out right. :guilty:

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    Piper didnt pick Minnie but she was the first ones I did and I wanted to try Minnie ones. :rolleyes: She has whote dots on four toes and a black bow on her big toes.

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    Mine are a french manicure style with minnie dots and a small bow on each toe.

    I'm really happy with how they turned out and may have to try other disney characters. :rotfl2::rotfl2:
     

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