What Means "Ay, Caramba?"--Famous for Family of the Day, a Sept 13 TR "We're happy amigos No matter where he goes The one, two, and three goes We're always together" Hola, amigos! And welcome to our third family TR! And who might we be? Besides me, there's my husband and our Three Caballeros...er, Kiddos. We are back again with all our chaos, fun, and plenty of pixie dust, and this year we literally had the best trip anyone could ever imagine. Ever. I'll give you a moment to think of your wildest Disney dreams..... ...yeah, we probably did that. New this year: *Tours! (Multiple.) *Parties! (Several.) *Surprises! (Shocking.) *Meeting with Friends! (Fun.) *A new touring style! (Awesome.) *And that time we became famous for a day...(Epic.) I hope you'll join us for TEN NIGHTS of our most memorable trip yet! And now, some introductions, because that's pretty mandatory for one of these reports, I find. Let's start with me. My name is Jennifer, and I'm in charge. I'm a stay-at-home mom to my three darling children, and I am the resident Disney planner. When I'm not doing all things Disney, I spend my free time (three kids...what's free time??) reading, watching bad tv from the eighties on Netflix, and sleeping as much as possible. Obviously I'm a thrill a minute! This is my husband, Brandon. He's a Civil Designer by day, and a photographer at all times. On this trip, he started a career ball rolling that has led to some really great things, but more on that later. He discovered a love for video on our last trip, and he promises to make a video of this trip that blows that one away! And I hope so, since we had three different cameras with video capability this time, all higher quality, plus his usual huge cameras and lenses. (If you haven't seen our video, it's in my signature.) In addition, Brandon also enjoys bad eighties tv as much as I do. We are a match made it Heaven. Our oldest daughter is Julia. She's in second grade and in truth shares a lot of the planning with me. She's an avid ballet and Irish dancer, reader, researcher, rock collector, and aspiring director. The resort choice was all up to her this year, and of course she had to be at the place that fit her passion for movies! Julia is super smart and creative. She is very helpful and sometimes very bossy; both come with being the oldest, I think. She loves to stick to a plan, read a map, give directions, and tell you when you've broken a rule. In short, she's my mini-me. Brynn is our middle child, and she just started kindergarten. She is just as smart and creative as her sister, but much more free-spirited! She will talk your ears off, and she starts almost all her conversations with, "Well, you know what?" And then she schools you. Because it affects how we tour, I'll let you know that Brynn has been diagnosed with Aspergers, and most of her problems are with sensory issues, social cues, and self-regulation. She has definitely changed people's understanding of what being on the Spectrum means--yes, she talks, and yes, she's brilliant! She's just quirky. In addition, Brynn has dystonia that affects her legs and ankles. It means her muscles fight against each other, and in her case it causes them to twist her feet and ankles. She wears leg braces to correct her gait and to hold them as straight as possible during her spells, and they have a sea creature design since she LOVES sea creatures. She also loves "it's a small world." A LOT. And finally, our "baby" is Sawyer, but he's suddenly turned into a big boy! He carries on hilarious conversations now and is potty trained! That means that this is the first trip we have ever taken to WDW without diapers. (I told you this trip was epic!) I have to say that he's a constant source of entertainment, famous for his funny faces, and he loves to tell jokes that make no sense. Full disclosure: he can throw the biggest tantrums I've ever seen, and that totally happened this trip. It's the age. It's to be expected. Our trip was from September 12-22, 2013, and we stayed at All Star Movies Resort. So, if all that sounds fun to you, please join in, enjoy the journey, and shout, "Ay, caramba!" any time you feel it's necessary! (What means "Ay, Caramba?" Oh, yes. I don't know.) CHAPTER LINKS Tuesday-Thursday, September 10-12, 2013 1. Getting There Friday, September 13, 2013 1. Taking Care of Business, and Fueling up! 2. DTD with VERY Special Guests!...And a special tech-geek report from my darling husband. 3. All Star Movies Resort Room: Let the Organization Begin 4. Ay, Caramba! Epcot! 5. Ending an Evening in Epcot Saturday, September 14, 2013 1. A Magic Kingdom Morning 2. A Magic Kingdom Morning, Continued 3. Be Our Guest...And a moment with the ladies. 4. Big Tops, Barber Shops, and Bakeries 5. Tomorrowland and Tony's 6. I heard you SCREAAAMMM!! Sunday, September 15, 2013 1. Laid back touring exists?? 2. Behind the Seeds Tour 3. Future World Friends 4. Cape May, Hoo-ray! An IG Evening Watch our TRIP VIDEO!!!