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. brookelizabeth

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

    Jul 20, 2006
    Not a whole lot to report today, but I have to shout it...we are at 10 DAYS!!!! Tomorrow we will be single digit dancing! :banana:

    A couple small changes to the Park Touring schedule:

    • I forgot to put Cinderella's Carousel on the list. Henry likes it, I like it, and it holds a lot of people, meaning quick line. :thumbsup2
    • As SoonerGirl and wdwgirl03 mentioned, the Riverboat is now just for the Princess Tiana show. While I think the show looks great, I know Joe won't care for it, and my FIL probably won't either. My MIL and KK are more neutral. So....if we run into it, we most likely will stop and watch, but we aren't going to make it a "must do". So scratch that one from the list.
    Heading over to weather.com I tried to get the 10 day forecast for Lake Buena Vista, FL; however, their 10 day forecast includes today, so my plans were foiled. (I just had to use that word!) Between today and the 25th, it seems to be in the 60s, but warming up to the 70s on the 25th. Hopefully THAT is the start of a heat wave! ::yes::

    And a new Mickey.

    We were Christmas shopping on Monday, we stopped at Macy's to get a gift card for DJ and B, and what do they have next to the cashier?

    Yep. That new sailor Mickey in celebration of the new cruise ships. I had seen him already at Macy's and here on the DIS (did someone here send me a link? Or was that on another TR?), but I had resisted. But this time...Henry had been in his stroller all day, had been SUCH a good boy...ya...

    From this morning...


    Isn't he cute? And he talks, which just thrills Henry! This morning he wanted both his "big Mickey" and his "baby Mickey" (one we got him in November 2008 from WDW). He thinks the little Mickey should talk too, when I told him it didn't, he said "No Baby Mickey" and threw him back in the crib. :rotfl: Sorry Little Mickey, a new guy has come to town!!

    He was only $15, and came with a little clock. Pretty good deal I thought!

    Until I walked into the Disney Store, which is right next to Macy's at the Mall of America...I was greeted warmly and told their plushes and pajamas were BOGO. And you could combine them.

    Being me, I had to find a similar size Mickey and check out the price tag. $16.50. For $1.50 more I could have had a pair of pajamas too! :headache:

    I justified it with, this Mickey is limited edition, a tad bigger AND he talks! :laughing:

    Henry got a new suitcase for his birthday this past September. I am thinking it will be filled with stuffed animals and blankets! :rotfl:
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  3. BrooklynnsMommy

    BrooklynnsMommy DIS Veteran

    Sep 12, 2006
    Brooklynn took our Sailor Mickey to school today for show and tell!
  4. Lady Lallie

    Lady Lallie DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2008
    Oh, Sailor Mickey is super cute! Henry is too funny throwing baby mickey back in the crib. :laughing:
  5. wdwgirl03

    wdwgirl03 <font color=red>I'm just a big Disney Freak! :-)<b

    Jan 8, 2004
    Aww, cute Mickey! As soon as I saw your updated title I immediately thought of Macy's and that sailor Mickey. haha!
  6. gellybean

    gellybean DIS Veteran

    Jun 22, 2008
    You may already know this but accuweather .com has a 15 day forecast!! Don't know how ..... ACCUrate it may or may not be! :lmao: But it's worth a looksy!

    That sailor Mickey is too cute!! All this new cruise ship buzz on the Disboards is making me wanna check out a cruise for next year!! :rolleyes1 MUST resist!!! DH is wanting to go to Vegas next year, now that Jack-Jack is old enough to stay with my mom for a few nights!! I'm not thinking I'm gonna be able to convince him that a Disney cruise is just as good as Vegas. :rotfl: (Better, imho but convincing him is the hard part!)
  7. PopArtGal

    PopArtGal Mushu's Best Gal Pal

    Apr 14, 2006
    I so want that Mickey!

    But we don't have Macy's here hehe

    Henry's the cutest for not wanting baby mick since he doesn't talk.
  8. tiggrbaby

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

    Jun 26, 2004
    You can get the Mickey at Macy's dot com. I got them for my grandniece and grandnephew (and one for me!)
  9. Charleston Princess

    Charleston Princess DIS Veteran

    Jan 28, 2008
    You are single digit dancing this morning!!! :banana:

    Sailor Mickey is adorable!!! Henry looks like he is completely in love with him! :lovestruc
  10. mickeysmyboy

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

    Feb 15, 2008
    Sailor Mickey is sooo cute!!!! Did you have to buy sometihng else to get him?! You know, one of those spend $50 and get Sailor Mickey for $15 kinda deals.

    I'd love to get him for Ryan as a christmas gift but I don't need anything else at Macy's so if I have to buy something else he's a no go!

    I love the buy one get one offer at the Disney Store! I wonder if they have it at the Disney Outlet too! My kiddos could always use one more pair of jammies!!

    :cool1::banana::dance3::yay::woohoo: Happy single digit dancing!!! How excited are you?!

    I keep thinking that the day after christmas is our 2 week mark! :lmao: I know, I'm warped! All the things I could be thinking about the holidays and that's what I come up with!
  11. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

    Sep 16, 2008
    Love Sailor Mickey!! How cute is the outfit he is wearing!!! Glad Henry has found a new pal...YAY today we get to single digit dance WOOT!
  12. jenjolt

    jenjolt Loves All Things Disney!

    Sep 16, 2008
    :cool1::banana: Forgot to dance above LOL!!!! :cool1::banana:
  13. DWGal210

    DWGal210 DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2008
    I love that Sailor Mickey - he is just precious!!!

    And get on your dancing shoes, sister....time for some single-digit dancing!! :cool1: :banana: :woohoo: :cool1: :banana: :woohoo:
  14. brookelizabeth

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

    Jul 20, 2006
    I'm beginning to think I have things under control as well...which is dangerous, makes me relax! :rotfl:

    We were able to meet McQueen & Mater in September...coming up to that in my TR. It was SO FUN - gotta do it again!!! I'm looking forward to your encounter with them too! :goodvibes

    Oh Jill! I'm sorry to hear about all that going on...but you have two very good excuses - PLUS you work full time. I have no idea how you keep going, I would collapse into a ball of tears!

    I hope everything with the in-laws is enjoyable, if I recall correctly, you don't exactly have "fun" at their home. :hug:

    :lmao: I have NYC on my weather widget as well, it's 31 there today! So nice. It is 19 here though, feels like a heat wave out there!

    I'm trying to be. :rotfl: I think it has helped that I have time during the day while Henry is napping to tick things off the To Do list. Hopefully I can avoid the last minute scramble!

    Excellent advice! Love it! I have copied it down and it will be going into the Passporter! I likee that they have coupons....! :thumbsup2

    I should send you a commission check for the money you are saving us. :laughing: I will be in Chicago this coming summer, perhaps we can meet up and I'll buy you dinner!

    How long are they doing the Princess Tiana show? I kinda hope to run into it, but even when I mentioned it to Joe last night he looked at me funny, "Ah, no...." :rotfl:

    They do have a big exhibit for the movie in NOLA right now, it would be awesome to see it! I'm not sure of our exact plans - so we'll see....

    I am so hoping for an 80 degree temperature difference. :laughing: It can be 80 there and 0 here. ::yes::

    Aw! I'm sure all the kids will love his sayings!

    Isn't he adorable? I figured if they sold that in the parks it would cost double what Macy's is charging too!

    Starting yesterday evening, Henry requests that I talk for Baby Mickey when he squeezes his hand. :goodvibes

    You are good!!! He was just too cute to resist!

    A 15 day!!!!!!!!!!


    Well, that has us all in the low 60's and so far on weather.com they have us in the mid-70s for December 26. I'm hoping accuweather is wrong. :rotfl: (but despite me hoping that, I'll be checking daily...:rolleyes1)

    Vegas Schmagas! Disney Cruise, Disney Cruise!!!

    Oh that stinks! No Macy's!! Could you try to order online?

    Well there we go! :laughing: You can order online!! :thumbsup2

    Yes, yes I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Henry and I did a jig this morning!

    Henry is lovin' that Mickey! It's very sweet.
  15. brookelizabeth

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

    Jul 20, 2006
    Nope! You didn't have to buy anything to get it for $15 - that is the normal price! Quite a good deal I think.

    I am VERY VERY excited about Single Digit Dancing! My FIL came over for lunch because he was in town, and I couldn't stop talking about it. :rotfl: I was also able to get some stuff done while he played with Henry. :thumbsup2

    That is hilarious about thinking about your 2 week mark! I would be the same....!

    I know it, I love his little shirt and hat!! It's so cute!

    LOL :yay::yay:

    They are ON and I've been jigging through the house all day! I'm so excited and can't believe it!!!
  16. brookelizabeth

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

    Jul 20, 2006
    As several of you have already noted, we are SINGLE DIGIT DANCING today! I can't hardly believe how time has flown...but I did expect that with the holidays and all.

    And because today marks 9 DAYS, I was finally able to see our first day on weather.com - and it has us at 75 degrees. LOVE IT. :yay:

    gellybean noted that accuweather.com has a 15 day forecast, so I had to check that one out too...it has us at 61 degrees on the 26th. :sad2: So, I'm hoping weather.com is more accurate. ;)

    I am so excited about the WDW portion of our trip I failed to even think about checking New Orlean's weather. I just kinda expected it to be similar....

    Boy was I wrong!

    December 26 is logged at 55 degrees. :eek: Brrrr! Definitely bringing the winter jackets.

    And an update on the To Do list that I have to post to keep my sanity.


    1. Wrap Christmas gifts
    2. Clean house week before we leave
    3. Finish September Trip Report!!!!
    4. Return library books - DONE
    5. Send Christmas cards - DONE
    6. Finish Christmas shopping - DONE! :yay::dance3::yay:
    7. Write Christmas letter - DONE! WRITTEN, FOLDED, PRINTED!!
    8. Stop mail - DONE!

    1. Get DIS meet info organized and into PassPorter
    2. Pack - I've pulled a bunch of shirts for Henry and have an idea of what I'm bringing...
    3. Buy a bunch of non-perishable items, send box to resort
    4. Clean out stroller and car seat
    5. Charge electronics
    6. Make the inevitable 838 trips to Target for last minute things - I think I've made about 831 so far. ;)
    7. Reserve parking spot at Park N Fly - Joe's to do list, I just have to make sure he does it! - DONE
    8. Figure out how much and get cash for tips - DONE
    9. Organize travel toiletries - DONE
    10. Print basic trip plan for in-laws (written, but not printed, having printer issues!) and fill in Passporter - DONE
    11. Get basic touring plan done for parks, "must do's" - DONE
    12. Research scooters for Poppa - DONE
    13. In-laws need to buy tickets - DONE
    14. Plan in-room meals - DONE
    15. Set up details of NYE meet with MeMom - DONE
    16. But Passporter inserts - DONE
    17. Make grocery list - DONE
    18. Put in WeGoShop order - DONE
    19. Get countdown calendar ready with stickers for Henry - DONE
    20. Make budget so I have a clue what we can expect to spend while there - DONE

    1. Go back to early pages of this PTR and re-read all NOLA advice given, take notes, commit to memory! ;)
    2. Buy wedding present for the happy couple! - DONE
    3. Research cheap/free things to do - DONE
    4. Try to find a cheaper hotel - DONE :dance3:
    5. Get a basic map of the area, walking map? - DONE

    Okay, so not a lot got done the past two days, but one of them was the Christmas Cards, and that is a project! I'm so relieved to have that done.

    Today's goals are:

    • get the DIS Meet info organized and into the PassPorter
    • put together shipping box and load with what I have on hand
    • finish wrapping presents

    And, not trip related, but such a good deal, I'm going to tell you about it...:rotfl: If you click HERE you can print off a coupon for $5.00 off a $5.00 purchase (or more) at any Hallmark Gold Crown store. I was able to pick up three cards and a holiday gift bag (it was on sale) for a whopping 84 cents. :thumbsup2 The coupon expires 12/24.
  17. tiggrbaby

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

    Jun 26, 2004
    What a great coupon! Thanks for sharing!
  18. jordanyosh

    jordanyosh DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2003


    I find weather.com to be more accurate than accuweather.com
  19. GreatBiscuit

    GreatBiscuit Golden but never flaky

    Aug 20, 1999
    :cool1: Congrats on the singles! ! ! ! ! :cool1:
  20. A.Mickey

    A.Mickey Meeska Moouska

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wow! It is coming fast! :yay::yay::yay:
  21. Spoogle

    Spoogle Earning My Ears

    Dec 5, 2009

    I've been lurking for a while, but I had to post about the New Orleans weather! Don't feel too down about the projected forecast because that WILL change! Make sure you bring your winter coat, shorts, swim suit and umbrella because you will experience every season in a 24 hour period in South Louisiana! You'll love it! :lmao:

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