You can take the girl out of Disney, BUT………

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  1. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Why do men think they are funny doing that?

    I am hoping to catch up on your TR tomorrow. things are a bit crazy around here and I am mostly catchng a few threads here and there on my crappy laptop on the kitchen counter as I walk by or while I'm cooking. it's been extra slow today.

    you should stop and watch them. I used to never watch the afternoon ones in years past, but now we really do enjoy them. We don't do it every time, but we still like to see them.

    I should do that. maybe Claire would be more careful. I get screamed at everyday when I do my once over. She says I am pulling her eyeballs out. I didn't know hair was connected to the eyes. :confused:
     
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  3. englishrose47

    englishrose47 DIS Veteran

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    Great pix of the parade !! As for why men do the things they do ??? That is an unanswerable question:rotfl2:
     
  4. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Love the pics. I loled at your photo thinking Chip was calling you a loser.. I have a video clip similar to that with Mickey mouse he points at the video then it looks like he's sticking up two fingers and not in the polite "peace" way either :/ :rotfl:
     
  5. MEK

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    I'm not sure if I have commented on your TR since I got home, but I think I'm caught up.

    I love all of the pictures of Claire with the princesses! Her dress is adorable! I'm glad you got your MK fix. Looks like a great day!
     
  6. annmarieda

    annmarieda DIS Veteran

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    All I can say is your pictures are beautiful! I just love them. I know you have a good camera... but you also have such a good eye. You know just how to capture good pictures!!!!:worship:
     
  7. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :lmao: You are so right.

    Too funny. I have no idea what Chip was doing, but the first thing that came to mind was "he's taunting us and calling us losers"

    Welcome back! I've been slow with the updates lately. Early morning seems to be my best time to hop on the computer...and then I can only do so much.
    I really lover her dress too. She really felt special wearing it.

    Thanks.....sometimes I think it's luck. Sometimes I look at a picture I took and think....why did I take this....Or was I standing on my head when I took it? :rotfl:
     
  8. mom2rtk

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    I had to give up on it for a while. We were just fighting too much over her hair. She fussd and fumed every time I brushed it for her. She just couldn't buy into the fact that keeping it brushed out made it easier...... to keep it brushed out! :rotfl:

    More than anything, I think she just matured out of it. She decided it was fun to curl her own hair at night and style it on her own. Of course, that's hard to do with "Fred" residing there! :lmao:
     
  9. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL.. I did tell her today that i was naming her rat Fredrica and she was mad at me. :rotfl:
     
  10. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    Bwaaahhhhhaaaa! That means it's working! The idea is for her to get so annoyed that it's just easier to brush the dang thing out. When you see it, just give it a sweet little pat and say "Oh, I see Fredrica is joining us today"......
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    :stir::stir:
     
  12. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk DIS Veteran

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    Who......... moi? :teeth:
     
  13. wilma-bride

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    Woah, I was waaaay behind on this. Where have I been? I felt like I entered the Twilight Zone because, when I left off, you were leaving Universal and Claire wasn't tired and when I came back you were still trying to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. Still, I eventually caught up on your adventures in between. Great pictures (as always) and I love Claire's Disney dress. I did laugh at your comment about Skip's new 'hop' too :rotfl2:
     
  14. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I am so behind again on a lot of things, so I understand. I'm trying to get the house clean and just keep up with other things. I really need to get this TR going and finished so I can concentrate on the next triep.
     
  15. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    We headed back towards Fantasyland along the side of the castle. . My guess is that Skip wanted to stop for another smoke.

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    Claire wanted to try her luck at pulling out the sword. We had to wait for a few families. A couple tried to jump right in, but we all put a stop to that. Finally the family in front of us went and people kept walking in front of her. It was so obvious she was taking pictures…but people just don’t look sometimes. I understand it happens, but people were pushing through that area to get through, and it was almost like they were knocking into her to get through, couldn’t they see her holding a camera…and couldn’t they go around her backside? We laughed about it and she made some comments, like “I guess me and this camera are invisible”. That is stuff I would do…or my famous line is “Excuse YOU!”

    Claire gave it a try too.

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    Dad came in to help.

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    Seriously Dad….that’s all the harder you are going to try?

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    I can do better than that!

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    This is how you do it!

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    Sadly we weren’t lucky and it did not pull out.

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    We headed off and I think Skip stopped to get a drink and I took a picture of the treats and made a mental note to be sure to get a Mickey bar later.

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    I think this is when we rode Peter Pan. I didn’t take a picture of our FP’s and can’t remember our return time, but I can’t imagine where we fit it in later…If I remember, I’ll correct it.

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    OK…we are NOW going to ride pirates if it is the last thing we do!

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    But of course I have to take pictures on the way.

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    Hey…I’m over here! LOL…… Look how crowded it is.

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    Crowded? That's REALLY crowded! :rotfl2:

    Those people cutting in front of others taking a photo are sooooooo annoying. Those and the ones who park their stroller all over an entrance (okay, off my soapbox). You have no idea HOW many photos we have of people's heads in a perfect shot! :laughing:

    I love how leisurely Skip tries to help Claire! :lmao:

    And again - lots of wonderful photos Jen! :thumbsup2
     
  17. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    Kadence just took over and scrolled down and looked at all the pictures while I was fixing her lunch. All I could hear her say was, "Pull it out Claire!":lmao:

    I haven't taken a picture of Kadence doing that since 2009!

    I hate when people walk though like that. They can see, they just chose to do it.I like when others in line gang up and stop that kind of thing.

    That did look very crowded! Were that wait bad?
     
  18. Beth D

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    Poor Claire & Frederica! Does she get bad tangles? I have a very sensitive scalp, and naturally curly hair, so i HATE combing my hair! My solution is that I only comb it with a wide tooth comb when I have conditioner in it in the shower, and then only once again when it's wet. No rats or snarls! Might be another idea to banish Frederica?...
     
  19. annmarieda

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    Great pictures!

    I have not had dd try and pull the sword out. Looks like Claire had fun trying. I wish she had been successful. What happens if they do? I does come out on occasion, right?
     
  20. MEK

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    Great castle pictures! You do what I do - try to shot above all the heads and get the tops of the buildings.

    I so wish Claire had gotten the sword to pull out. That would have been awesome! :goodvibes
     
  21. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It was incredibly crowded that day...we had to just suck it up and go with the flow.
    Yeah, Skip sure didn't help put any muscle into it. I think he was trying to get a feel of it and see how it actually released.

    Maybe someday we'll be the lucky one and get it out. She may keep trying till she's 20. She's determined.

    We are really laughing about Frederica now. She' mention "her" every so often since I brought it up. She was happy that Frederica brushed out very easily yesterday.
    She just has very fine hair and she must just rub her head on her pillw while she sleeps just right because there is always a ball at the back of her head. :rolleyes:
    WE have some good conditioner and even some good leave in spray when needed. ( I can buy stuff at the supply house for hlaf price because of my license). But some days Frederica is REALLY determined to stay...even after a hair wash. :)

    Claire has tried a few times over the years...and since last year she is becoming very determined to have it pull out for her. I think they used to have a small little ceremony for those who did, but I'm not sure exactly what happens now. I forget, but I know I read how Brook's son Henry did it and Tim's (that nice) DD, Juliana has done it as well. ( I should be able to meet up with Tim and family in Nov too! :cool1:)
     

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