Tasty Planning Time with ZeBrook! A 2 for 1 PTR - 12/24 - All our bags are packed

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by brookelizabeth, May 14, 2009.

  1. shebaxric

    shebaxric Disaholic Since 1980!!!

    Feb 18, 2009
    So now your are in the teens and under two weeks!!! I can imagine how pumped you, Joe, and adorable Henry are! The rest of us who aren't going for three months:rolleyes1 are eagerly anticipating your trip and the return filled with trip report goodness! I cannot wait!:banana:
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  3. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    Nope-never done an opening show! I know, shame, shame! ;) We've always slept in/had lazy mornings since they don't happen too often in normal world. But, I think this trip will be different - all the parks open at 9:00 am and usually we are up and going by then.

    I've had a few foot set backs this week, the big boot came back out. :sad2: But, hopefully it will be gone again soon!

    If we make the RD's, I'll be sure to take lots of pics!

    :yay: I can't believe I'll be starting a TR in 3 weeks! :eek:

    Thanks Jen! It is SUCH a fun age - everything is new and fresh to him, it's neat to see him be "daring" and want to ride something and then just love it and want more and more! Back in January he was still frightened by quite a few things, I think this trip will be much different!

    I love small town festivals too-when the whole town comes out to enjoy, little carnival rides, random booths, you run into half your friends and relatives walking around-ahhh! So fun!

    Thank you! :goodvibes It's really fun to look back at "old" pictures of him and see him grow up. We have taken a picture of him sitting on our love seat every month, I am going to put those pics together at some point-I'll probably share it here too!

    Thanks GB!! Grilled corn is fab, isn't it?? Our State Fair sells it too. Yummmmmm, it's a MUST HAVE for me each year. Now, the deep friend chocolate covered bacon I can probably do without. :rolleyes:

    The timing works out wonderfully with Henry's birthday-I wish he would remember all the details of his birthday celebration at WDW - but I'm guessing we'll end up doing it more than just this year! :goodvibes And, another free giant cookies? Yes please! ;) We'll see if Henry will make it 3/3!

    I hope your trip to NYC was GREAT! Ah, I miss NYC so much. Out of the entire time I lived there I never went to see a Disney Broadway show or even went to the Disney store! I very rarely went to that part of the City (where the store is). I guess my Disney World love didn't truly start (or re-start, I was a HUGE Mickey fan when I was young) until our Disneymoon though---then the sickness took over. :laughing:

    Before I know it I bet H will be starting kindergarten...:sad2: Ugh-I can't even imagine. We bought him size 7 shoes the other day and my heart nearly broke! I'm such a sap! :laughing:

    We are down to TWO WEEKS now, 14 days - I'm almost hitting that panic mode.... I told Joe this morning that 16 days seemed like an eternity, but 14 seems REALLY close!
  4. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    Yes, they do! In ways I love him growing up, but in other ways I miss the wee little baby!

    It is magical! They go from helpless to independent overnight it seems! Children really are miracles. :lovestruc

    Oooh, I love me some pumpkin/apple festivals as well. Pumpkin pie, hot apple cider - yumm! I am looking forward to that this fall, but am very much not ready to say good-bye to summer yet.

    Packed. Hmmm...no! :rotfl2: I have a few bags pulled out - and today I wrapped all of Henry's Dollar Store Plane Distraction Toys. They are in a bag with the glow sticks and other various items. I need to work on the packing list. And ya, the wash...:rolleyes1

    Yes, they are sneaking up! I love it! :laughing:
    It was a blast doing all the rides with Henry-I'm so proud of my little guy doing the cars on his own!

    :rotfl2: That would ROCK if you came to the Corn Carnival! Really, MN isn't that far from you! :laughing: It's in Cokato, MN. There is 1 stop light in the town!

    Oooh-you already took Aaron on it! Are you by any chance going to get to that part in your TR before Sept 2nd? :rolleyes: Did he cry? :sad1: I showed H it on YouTube and he nodded at it the entire time-he seemed to like it...when he was safe in Mommy's arms at home in the living room! :laughing:

    He is really starting to look like a little boy, more and more each day.
  5. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    I LOVE being in the teens! :yay: The apple festival sounds so great. In my Mom's small town they have "Johnny Appleseed Days" and everything there is made from apples too. You can't go wrong with apple pie and apple cider!

    I loved those car rides too when I was little. My favorite was the motorcycles that went up the ramps and "flew" through the air. Man, my imagination was going when I was riding those! :rotfl:

    :woohoo: Don't you just love Mickey Mail!!! YAY!

    I agree!! There are some major life changes-but it is all for the GOOD!

    You already got some for December?! I jealous...:laughing:

    This past week did-that's for sure! I have so many little things to do in the next two weeks, so hopefully the speed will just keep right up. :thumbsup2

    :woohoo: Mickey Mail all over the place! I should go check my mail box just for kicks.

    Tower of Terror!

    Just kidding! Hmmmm...perhaps no screaming during 3D movies in December? :confused3:goodvibes

    Wow-clams, lobsters and blueberries - that is so different than the midwest! I love hearing about other town's festivals/traditions too. It's amazing how different things are depending on where you live. Here it's corn, apples and pumpkins. The closest we get to anything fish are the Friday Night Fish Fry's at all the local restaurants. :laughing:

    He was LOVING that slide - he practically bounded off our laps asking for more! It was so fun!
  6. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    Thank you for the pixie dust! I really do need it - this week was rough. I'm doing pretty good today though. I bought some Icy Hot, will be bringing the small boot-and perhaps even the big boot - I haven't decided...

    The Corn Carnival was a great time. I look forward to it every year!

    I believe the height requirement for Barnstormer is 35 inches, Henry was 34 at 20 months, so I'm thinking he should be just over 35 by now. We put him up to a stick at the Mall of America for 36 inches and he was close to that...so hopefully!

    Oh, the Indy Speedway! Did I forget that on my "Must Ride" list? JOE has been eager to take Henry on that, so I don't think we can avoid it...! I'll just take pictures. :laughing: Hopefully we can hit it early in the AM so we don't have such a long wait.

    Are you feeling better?

    TWO weeks now! :yay:

    I can't wait either! And I really do look forward to writing the TR-and devoting research time to the December trip. But, I hope this trip creeeeeeps by slowly. (Right, like it ever does when you are in Disney! ;))
  7. SoonerGirl

    SoonerGirl DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2006
    Wait until you start buying him adult size shoes! Even my baby is almost there (he has huge feet!) he's in a youth 6 right now, I'm sure I've only got about another year/year & a half before he's in men's sizes like his brother. Oh how I miss those little baby feet! :lovestruc
  8. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    I apologize about my week long disappearance!

    We were gone Friday night - Sunday night, in a town about 3 hours away for a wedding of two close friends.

    Our first hotel had a jacuzzi tub - Henry thought it was pretty neat!

    He was SO noisy during the wedding. Thankfully it was a pretty relaxed atmosphere. And they were happy noises!

    The beautiful, happy couple!

    Their ceremony was right along the river-just beautiful...

    Stealin' a kiss

    The first time on a swing by himself! :scared1: He liked it for about a minute, then decided he wanted Da Da on the swing with him.

    My boys!

    We switched hotels that night - and took advantage of their pool. In the past Henry has been a bit slow to warm up to the pool - this time he got RIGHT into it.

    Outside the hotel

    Henry was distracted by a motorcycle (or "ba mo") :laughing:

    It was a fun little getaway weekend - good times with old friends that I don't see very often and spending quality time with my boys.

    On the Disney Front:
    Our Netflix queue lately has been some Classic Disney movies. The other night we watched Swiss Family Robinson. Neither one of us had ever seen it (at least from what we could remember). We loved it! Such a great movie!! We will most likely be taking in the Tree House in September. :thumbsup2

    Onto packing...we have decided to attempt to pack all of our clothing and gear into 3 carry-ons and 3 personal bags. We are going to try not to check anything. Should be a good challenge, huh?

    The suitcase is upstairs and open. All of Henry's Dollar Store Plane Distraction Gifts have been wrapped and are in a bag. But, that's as far as I've gotten. Gotta write up the list yet...so much to do!

    Oh-I also have to buy ponchos and a clip on fan. Must-NOT-Forget these!!

    Two weeks from today, we'll be... (i can't believe I can say TWO WEEKS!)
    Animal Kingdom closed 45 minutes ago, so we are off to AKV for exploring! I am very excited to see Kidani-not only because it's our home resort, but also for planning purposes. ::yes:: This night we might eat at The Mara, or head over to MK for Spectro/Wishes. Perhaps Corn Dog Nuggets will be on the menu. :rolleyes1 :yay:
  9. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

    Sep 8, 2006
    Two weeks! That's really nearly like you would leave tomorrow!! Lovely pictures of the wedding. Bride and groom look very happy! And I love your dress, great colours! :thumbsup2

    Henry really looks like a two year old, so grown up with his hat and polo shirt! But still incredibly cute. :goodvibes

    And I guess for the Indy Speedway those touringplans might come in handy...
  10. jordanyosh

    jordanyosh DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2003
    Let me know how the packing goes. I may try one carry on suitcase and a small backpack myself...

    On FB just had a mini reunion of sorts with some old co-workers! Fun to catch up with old friends.

    I can't believe you're leaving soon!
  11. MeMom

    MeMom DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2007
    Very cute pictures - all of them!

    I think you'll like the Treehouse. It's interesting. Lots of steps, so sometime little ones get stepped over or around, if it's crowded. Just be a little aware of that, but usually not crowded, at least when we've been there.

    Hope you can get your packing done in three bags like you want. :thumbsup2

    The Kidani waterplay area is so cool. We saw it in March.

    Aah, The Mara, home of zebra domes! :love:
  12. tiggrbaby

    tiggrbaby <font color=deeppink><marquee>We must work harder

    Jun 26, 2004
    Lovely pics! I can't believe it's getting so close for you!
  13. IBelieveInTheMagic

    IBelieveInTheMagic DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2009
    Less than 2 weeks now!!! :cool1: YAHOO!!!

    I wish you much luck and success getting everything into the personal items and carry-on's! I hope it works for you guys! Keep us posted :rotfl:

    Hang in there, you guys are almost there!

  14. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

    Sep 16, 2008
    TWO WEEKS only TWO WEEKS!! How exciting for you Brook!! I can't wait to hear and see all about your happy adventures at Disney!!

    Once again Henry is just the cutest little guy ever!! I love that he is enjoying the pool that should make for some fun times at Disney!!!

    Hmmm...corn dog nuggets...oh yes you must get some of those!!
  15. mickeysmyboy

    mickeysmyboy <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Feb 15, 2008
    I love the picture of you stealing a kiss for cutie little Henry!!!

    2 weeks!? You guys must be so excited! Good luck with the packing!!
  16. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2008
    Only two weeks??? :eek: Wow!

    Great pictures from the wedding!!!

    I need to watch Swiss Family Robinson -- I think Connor would really like it!
  17. princess&her4princes

    princess&her4princes DIS Veteran

    Mar 16, 2008
    Love all the get away pic, Brook! Too cute, the only of your boys and the one of Henry in his hat are the cutest!!!:cutie: Oh and the one of you and Henry down by the water is great, too, love your dress, very chic!!:goodvibes

    I can't believe you're down to 2 weeks...WOW....that means two weeks later I'll be there!! That's some Disney math for you....heehee!:lmao: Time is flying....
  18. thewesterberg

    thewesterberg DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2007
    You guys look great at the wedding! (love your dress by the way!!! Way cute!)

    Swiss Family Robinson is a favorite movie... we used to watch it all the time as kids. My favorite part was all the traps they set for the pirates. Oh, and the animal races!! And seeing all the cool things in their house! Okay, I just love the movie all around!!

    It's fun to think you'll be where we're at in a short amount of time. But unfortunately we'll be gone by then. :( So close, so close!!

    Gotta run... there's some zebra domes waiting in the fridge, calling my name!!
  19. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2008
    Look how adorable!!!
  20. IluvXU

    IluvXU DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2005
    So soon! So exciting! Can't wait to see what unfolds for you all this trip!
  21. brookelizabeth

    brookelizabeth <font color=red>Jambo Wildbunch Gang<br><font colo

    Jul 20, 2006
    Thank you! I bought that dress on my birthday weekend with Joe-we got a gift card for a store with our room, so the dress was almost completely free! It's that nice material that doesn't wrinkle too, so light and airy, and comfy.

    I really have to get back to touringplans.com and print my plans! I've ran them a few times and reviewed, but haven't printed them yet. They changed a few of the "best/worst days" I noticed due to EMH's changing again.

    I will post how the packing goes - perhaps a whole update about the challenge! I hope it works...

    I love Facebook for meeting up with old friends-I've reconnected with some from high school even.

    Good advice on the Treehouse, thank you! I will keep that in mind, if the park seems busy, to avoid it during peak hours.

    I am super excited to see the water area at Kidani! I think H is gonna really enjoy it - and so will we! ;) Are you guys going to to a split stay again in October or December?

    And YES, Zebra Domes...yum. I've only ever had one. Even if we don't eat at The Mara, I'm thinkin' we might be picking up a box to go!

    Thanks! YES, it's getting very close! Before I know it we'll be single-digit dancing!

    Thanks! I will post an update on how the packing goes. I have to figure out exactly what bags we are going to be using, and from there I think I can make a good plan.

    I'm looking forward to taking Henry in the pool at CSR! I think he'll like the spitting fountains and the waterfall on the pyramid too.

    Thank you for such sweet words about my little guy!! :goodvibes I'm SO looking forward to those corn dog nuggets!!!

    Thanks!! It's one of my favorites from the trip too. I love his little grin in that shot.

    We are VERY excited. It seems a bit unreal yet - but I can feel the panic mode starting to creep up when I let myself think about it all.

    And your trip is coming up quickly too! :yay:

    I think Connor would enjoy Swiss Family Robinson, there are some really funny moments, and also lots of "boy stuff" when they are planning their attack against the pirates and then when they are setting off all the traps.

    Thank you! I like your Disney Math! ::yes:: :thumbsup2

    HEY! You are DISing while in WDW! :woohoo: Any 'live updates'? Zebra Domes waiting in the fridge....oooh!!!! :hyper: I loved the animal races part too :lmao: the riding the ostrich is just hilarious!

    Thank you!!! :goodvibes

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