family trip in May (done!)

Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by bumbershoot, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    (the next two paragraphs mean nothing since I changed my title, and continue to change my title. Ignore them)

    First off, my deepest apologies for using the highly obnoxious word "trippie". I want to cringe too, but I have not been able to get that "word" out of my head since I first started reading trip reports here.

    Editing to add...I added the "big small world" to the title b/c DS was singing that just now. Had to remind him that it's close for cleaning. He was shocked that it's taking them a year to clean, when it only takes us a half hour to vacuum the apartment!.

    Back to the pre-report.

    It's late March. We find the Bumbershoots lazing about, having been sick for ages (it seems), planning a family trip in late May. What's the occasion? What could possibly get the little bumber excited about Disneyland again, after being dragged to and fro by his evil mama last December*? Why, the wee bairn is turning 4, that's what!

    When I took my solo trip in January**, the main purpose of it was...well there were two reasons.

    One, I hadn't been away from DS since he arrived, and had never felt the need to be away. But after our December trip, including the 9 days we spent after DLR at my brother's place, I felt the need. Although I blame most of his behaviour on my misguided touring plans, thinking he would like the time at his uncle's luxurious house, and some of the food I let him eat (wasn't quite vigilant enough about the corn syrup products that turn him into a beast), that wasn't keeping me from having some negativity. When we got back from San Diego, I was more exhausted than ever, and was having some serious sleep issues (go back and check how late some of my posts were, I dare ya). That was one reason.

    The second reason was that I knew I had done wrong in December, the boys, er, men, er males in my family made that pretty obvious without being mean about it. I had them up too early, out too late, nowhere near enough sleep, and we did too much. My fault. But one of the problems of being single until you are almost 34 is that you are very used to being on your own and not having to think of others. And it's HARD to suddenly become 100% selfLESS, even if for a really good cause (especially if you have been selfless while meeting your little one's needs in every OTHER way (anyone who knows that DS is an extended nurser can understand how, um, drained I must be by now!)). I needed some time on my own to tour in my own way, with no one to worry about but myself. I did a little bit of that in December the night it rained, when the menfolk went back to the hotel and I stayed and played in DCA.

    Luckily my hubby showed a surprising amount of understanding, and suggested that we find a way to go. I went, it was great, DS spent his first night without me and did very well (though they had to fall asleep in the living room on a sleeping bag, LOL). I thought, and I still mainly think, I got it out of my system. :)

    So I think it's time for me to test that, with a trip specifically for the boy's day!

    Although the Entertainment Rate doesn't show for all of our days now, I booked Hojo in time, and I got that terrific rate. I think that the big pool will be closed for renovation during that time (checking in May 25th), but we can use the quiet pool. And yes, I promise we will take breaks. I promise!

    We're starting and ending our trip visiting my brother, and he's letting us borrow his car (or rather, since she picked it out, his wife is letting us borrow her SUV...don't all families of two have three cars?:upsidedow ) for DLR. They may or may not join us one of our days in Anaheim. I hope they do!

    Woah. I just realized that, even though the walk to/from HoJo is very easy for us, we *could* drive if we felt like it. Of course if I did that I'd feel the strong need to upgrade my AP to a premium...

    Speaking of that, should we get blockout tickets for the 25th? We have never seen Fantasmic, the guys have never seen the Electrical Parade! But...$120 to get us in on that day? Really? :scared: We could simply do some shopping in DTD, or even go to the outlet in Fullerton, get DS some fun little presents for his day... but...but....Fantasmic! Electrical Parade!

    Decisions decisions.

    I think I need a new post. :)

  2. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Quick thoughts. That's all I have time for in my brain, b/c our former landlady just called and offered us a space AND a deal in a biiiiig apartment with half a month of free rent. Our minds are whirling b/c we had told her "no" the other day thinking of paying almost double-rent for a month (the free half month's rent takes care of that problem).

    OK so thoughts.

    Post over on the main forum just might have swayed me into doing the Pat E Cake b'day party. Sure, 15.99 per person is scary. And we'd either have to keep Eamon from eating that cake and frosting completely (corn syrup issues, and I know the frosting from the decorating-cookies at xmastime surely had c.s. and high fructose c.s.), or while we're in San Diego I'd have to make a little cake and some colored frostings to substitute...and I don't know how much they'd love me for that. :upsidedow

    Must get b'day button; perhaps when making a PS at Ariel's I can arrange for them to have one...or maybe we could stop in at GCH on the way to the Ariel's breakfast.

    OK no room in my brain. Very late. Can't think. :)
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  4. darren123

    darren123 Mouseketeer

    Oct 10, 2007
    We are not far behind you, we check into the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate for 15 days starting the the 24th of may only 58 days to go.
    Really looking forward to this trip have not been to Disneyland since 2002 long time between visits just the wife and I this trip as our kids are older. I will be easy to spot I have the name Dorothy and Jascha in Disney font tattooed on my left arm so say Hello, Looking forward to seeing other DIS folks there in May
  5. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Very cool! Welcome!

    I still have a very full brain, b/c I'm trying to do and think of too many things at once. The thing about housing...we rent and are happy to rent. We've watched most of our family members have bad things happen with their homes in the last few years, and those are the same friends who have insisted that one MUST own a home no matter what...and their whole lives have been turned upside down with the problems, and they've lost 10s of thousands of dollars, if not more, b/c they own rather than rent. We like renting. :) And our move last May was supposed to be it for awhile. But then we realized we'd chosen poorly; the whole space is too small, the kitchen is MUCH smaller than it appears, and it's hard to cook from scratch as much as I want to, when I'm elbowing things aside. And DS absolutely hates it here, says very freaky things about the bad guys in the rooms, he hates the shadows, the sounds, the everything.

    So we were trying to figure out what to do at lease-end, and had just decided to stay put...then our former landlady called to ask about apt pricing in the area, as she owns a condo across the street from us... She's a great landlady and we have known her for a few years. She is the manager of the big complex we rented at for 3 years, then she is the owner of the townhouse we rented for a MIL moved into the big complex after we moved out of the townhouse...she knows we're responsible, we will call her as soon as a problem happens, we pay rent on time, blah blah blah. We are all a known entity to each other.

    And now it looks like we might be getting into that space... We'd have access May 15th. We leave for CA on the 22nd. :scared: Then the plan is to come back on the last Friday of the month, meaning we'd have less than 2 days to finish up, clean this place, and get everything switched over. Not the best timing in the universe!

    Lots to think about.

    time for a different post.
  6. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    May 22
    fly, hang out with family, have a nice day!

    May 23
    seaworld with family?

    May 24
    wander around town with family? visit la jolla b/c it's pretty and hubby didn't see it before?

    May 25
    drive up to anaheim.
    pay for 3 block-out tickets b/c we only have deluxe APs, if we wish to enter the parks.
    since it's Sunday we *could* be part of the noon meetup of another site, or at least wander by. :)
    If we don't want to go into the parks, go to the disney outlet for presents for the about-to-be 4 year old? Wander DTD, hang at the Lego store since we, er, I didn't have the patience for that in September?

    May 26
    (as of tomorrow I get to make reservations for the) Eamon-requested breakfast with princesses at Ariel's. :wizard:
    do the Pat E Cake birthday thing?
    ***yikes, expensive day!***
    E's day...he'll probably want to go on Star Tours, POTC (yay!).
    Ooh I bet that would be a good day to try for the Jedi Academy (I personally wonder if E is too young, but the hubster is absolutely beyond excited to watch his boy fight one of the Darths...the two of them have been practicing for months now, LOL)...I'd better read Hound's page on that.
    Probably need to go to ToonTown, as DS loves Goofy's house.
    Man oh man, what else???

    27, 28, 29...
    Whatever we want to do. :)

    Where is my brain? I am just too scattered.
  7. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Just made the PS for breakfast with princesses.

    Woo is that an expensive meal! :eek:

    Must also remember to find Captain Jack on that day.
  8. MommyWithDreams

    MommyWithDreams <font color=deeppink>What has the Dis done to me?

    Jan 10, 2007
    Sounds like it will be a fun trip. Looking forward to reading more...I love your TR's.
  9. Casey's Mommie

    Casey's Mommie Nothing makes a Mommy happier than hearing her bab

    Jul 16, 2007
    We are going right before you! I will be sure to forewarn Captain Jack of your upcoming visit!!! ;)
  10. Monkey Monkey

    Monkey Monkey DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2008
    How fun! You're going to have a great time!

    We rent too. We owned our home in San Diego and fortunately were able to sell last May. But we only had a 4-week escrow, and our house had to be tented for termites, and we had to wait until the contingencies were lifted to sign a we had less than a week to find a house to rent and start moving in!!!

    And then DS's 2nd birthday was the following weeked!

    So I def. feel your stress, and want you to know that while it sucks, it's doable. I'm like the laziest person in the world and still pulled it off. ;)
  11. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm just hoping I can find my brain before writing the actual trip report!

    Excellent. And let the tall deep-voiced pirate know that his friend the "recessive-gene lad" is on his way. The guy always comments on Eamon's red hair. :) (and other kids' red hair as well, I've heard him say it, not just E)

    Do they tent houses for termites in other states than CA? I swear I've never seen it anywhere but CA! And it soooo obvious. There should be some sort of privacy law for houses with termites...I always thought "ooh, glad I don't live there" when I'd see a tented house. (note: the house I grew up in had termites for several years, took a long time to get rid of them, I hate termites b/c when they swarm in your bedroom and you have to sleep on the couch for a few days until they die and your mom cleans every corner of your room...well, it scars a girl mentally...shudder)

    I haven't thought of any other plans yet! My brain has leaks in it, I swear.
  12. Monkey Monkey

    Monkey Monkey DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2008
    I've never seen it anywhere else either! Our realtors at first suggested we tent before we got an offer...the house was right on a pretty busy corner and prospective buyers drove by it every day!
  13. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Remembered something to do!

    On E's birthday go on the tortilla factory tour. It's something he and DH haven't yet done, and with the birthday button he'll get a pack of tortillas!

    Not that we'll want them, after Ariel's, but might as well get 'em for later!

    Monkey, I'm just picturing that tent, buyers driving by....
  14. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

    Nov 28, 2007
    I'm going to treck over to the tortilla factory on our trip too. We haven't done it, and I'll have my birthday button. I can't say no to free tortillas. ;)
  15. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Mmm, tortillas... :)

    Booked airfare at last. Trying Jet Blue this time!

    We're starting off at my brother's place on the 22nd, going to seaworld, and heading down on the 25th. We're trying to figure out the carseat issue...Eamon is just about ready for the next step, which *was* going to be a Regent (5 point harness to 80 pounds!) but then the Nautilus came out and it is so much less throne-like. It only harnesses to 65, but I figure once he gets to that point we can see what's on the market and re-evaluate. Anyway, he's coming up on the need for a new seat rapidly, and we're trying to figure out if we should buy one for our car, bring it on the plane or gate check it, and then leave it at my brother's before we go (to have it there for future trips), then buy another for our car when we get back, OR if we should buy, bring, take back home.

    Decisions decisions. :upsidedow

    I do think we're also going to have to get a Volo. I wanted a Triumph, but they both go to the same weight, and you can't deny that 99-115 is cheaper than 175. :upsidedow As I've said a million times before, I'm generally rather anti-stroller, but when it comes to Disney (corrupting influence, I tell you!), we use 'em. I'm sure it'll just be parked most of the day, but when we need it it will be there.

    Figuring out schedules, food thoughts, and things to do on Monday. Sure, I could go easy on myself and just let him figure it all out, but I like having a list of "things E wants to do that day and things I think he'll like but didn't say when I asked" to refer to. What a goof.

    I mentioned DEP only playing on Sunday to the hubster, and that got him when Fantasmic didn't. He's now willing to look into ways to easily pay the $120 for blockout tickets on that Sunday. :yay: He was going to do it anyway, he just didn't know it yet, and now he has almost 2 months to get used to the idea...:cool2: :flower3:

    OK, off to go look at menus. DH is on his way home from work ("my baby takes the morning", and afternoon, "train" to and from Seattle!) and DS is having a snack while taking a break from painting (watercolor, not house) to watch The Incredibles...
  16. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Food that sounds good.


    House Salad
    Garden greens, Roma tomatoes, topped with shredded cheese and our house made
    croutons with you choice of Italian, blue cheese, ranch or oil & vinegar

    Pizzeta Salad
    Romaine hearts, Roma tomatoes, (smoked bacon), crumbled blue cheese, Kalamata
    olives with a creamy Italian dressing served on a warm pizzeta crust

    Tuscan Salad
    Hearty salad of white beans, beets, black olives, red bell pepper, celery, Roma
    tomatoes, (salami), mixed garden greens, mozzarella and our house made croutons.
    Served with your choice of Italian, blue cheese, ranch or oil & vinegar

    * Vegetarian style available upon request.

    Caprese Sandwich served with pasta salad
    Fresh Mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, marinated artichokes, capers, drizzled with red wine
    vinaigrette on savory pretzel bread

    Vegetable Lasagna
    Roasted zucchini, red bell peppers, eggplant, Italian cheese
    with a basil garlic marinara sauce

    "Perfecto" Pasta including kid's drink $6.99
    Tender pasta noodles with marinara sauce. Served with seasonal fresh fruit

    The Grilled "Tratt" Cheese Sandwich including kid's drink $6.99
    Melted American cheese toasted slices of white bread. Served with seasonal fresh fruit.

    Bountiful Valley Farmers Market

    Farmers Market Fries
    with choice of one of our dipping sauces

    Caesar Salad only

    Fantasy Funnel Cake
    with strawberry, chocolate brownie or powdered sugar topping

    Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

    "Fajita Style" Tacos
    Tortillas made fresh daily in the Mission Tortilla Factory
    Served with refried beans and Mexican Rice
    Sauteed Vegetables may be substituted for Rice or Beans

    ...Vegetable - topped with Cheese and served in Flour Tortillas. $9.49

    "Fajita Style" Burritos
    Served with refried beans and Mexican Rice
    Sauteed Vegetables may be substituted for Rice or Beans

    ...Vegetable - with Refried Beans and Cheese, wrapped in a Flour Tortilla and topped with traditional Guajillo sauce. $9.99

    Bean and Cheese Burrito

    Kid's meals served with rice, fruit cup a fun straw and choice of low-fat milk,
    low-fat chocolate milk, juice or a small bottled water.

    Pacific Wharf Café

    Egg and Bacon Boule
    Scrambled eggs served in our traditional bread boule,
    served with (two slices of bacon and) fruit

    Breakfast Croissant Sandwich
    Freshly baked croissant with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese (and bacon)

    Vallejo Vegetarian Chili
    Medley of tomato, bell peppers, onion, carrots, zucchini, pinto and black beans,
    simmered in a rich tomato broth, with just a hint of Jalapeno and Chile pepper
    Café Orleans

    Pommes Frites
    Traditional Parisian-style potatoes, lightly fried and
    tossed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley,
    served with a Cajun spice aioli

    La Salade de Maison
    Our Cafe Orleans signature house salad, featuring
    tossed baby greens in a raspberry vinaigrette, topped
    with cherry tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese
    and caramelized pecans. C'est bon!

    Have got to find out if this is truly still on the menu!!!

    Creole Ratatouille - A N'awlins twist on a French favorite! Savory vegetable ragout, with tomato, eggplant, red onion, bell pepper, squash, zucchini, and fresh garlic - seasoned to perfection and served with corn cakes topped with grana padano cheese. $13.99

    “Mickey" shaped Beignets
    Topped with powdered sugar and served with raspberry
    coulis and vanilla crème anglaise

    Chocolate Crepe Soufflés
    Flour less chocolate indulgence! Raspberries wrapped in crepes
    and baked to perfection, served with raspberry coulis
    and whipped cream

    I don't want the drink, but I want the cup and clip!

    Pirate Punch
    Minute Maid light raspberry lemonade served in a "pirate" cup.
    Includes lighted clip-on figurine: Tinkerbell Bell or Captain Hook (subject to availability)


    Rancho del Zocalo

    Red Chile Enchilada Platter
    Four cheese enchiladas with red chili sauce.

    Burrito Sonora
    "Fajita Style" ... vegetables and refried beans wrapped
    in a flour tortilla and topped with a traditional Guajilolo sauce

    Soft Tacos Monterrey
    Choice of "Fajita Style" ... vegetables, served in flour tortillas

    All the above platters include refried beans and Mexican Rice.

    The above platters also very good for sharing.

    Bean and Cheese Burrito

    Kid's meals served with rice, fruit cup, a fun straw and choice of low-fat milk,
    low-fat chocolate milk, juice or a small water.

    love the kid's burrito.

    Tomorrowland Terrace we found these to be VERY good value.

    Breakfast Menu
    (only during busy seasons)
    served until 10:30 AM

    French Toast Sticks
    Dusted with powdered sugar and served with syrup, fresh fruit
    (and a choice of sausage or bacon) and a beverage

    Croissant Sandwich
    Scrambled eggs (with bacon,) topped with cheese on a croissant,
    served with breakfast potatoes and a choice of beverage

    Sunrise Breakfast
    Scrambled eggs with (choice of bacon or sausage,) breakfast
    potatoes, muffin and choice of beverage


    Star Command Cuisine

    #5 Veggie Burger
    With French fries

    Flight Command Cuisine

    Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
    With red bell peppers, zucchini, lettuce, tomato, Provolone cheese,
    guacamole, and tomato pesto mayonnaise, served with coleslaw

    Bengal Barbecue

    Outback Vegetable Skewer
    Skewer of fresh vegetables

    Royal Street Veranda

    Vegetarian Gumbo

    A Trio of New Orleans Fritters
    served with fruit dipping sauce

    Golden Horseshoe

    Mile High Chocolate Cake - Moist layers of chocolate cake. $5.49

    River Belle Terrace

    Breakfast as of 12/07

    Mickey Mouse Pancakes - Our original Mickey Mouse shaped Pancakes... for the Child in all of us. $6.99

    Mark Twain - Scrambled Eggs, Country Style Potatoes, (& Choice of Bacon or Sausage) and a biscuit. $7.99

    Steamboat - Three Fluffy Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs(, Choice of Bacon or Sausage). $7.99

    Becky Thatcher's Fresh Fruit Plate - Refreshing Assortment of Fresh Fruit... Everything but the Huckleberry. $7.99

    A la Carte

    Fresh Fruit - $2.99
    Cinnamon Roll $3.49
    Three Fluffy Pancakes $5.29
    Country Style Potatoes $2.59

    I think we're going to avoid the Pizza Port this time. I've grown tired of huge, not-very-tasty, slices of cheese pizza. :upsidedow
  17. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

    Nov 28, 2007
    That was funny about your son painting with water colors, not the house. Lol. That made me laugh. :rotfl:

    The caprese sandwhich sounds fantastic. I'm not a veggie, but I lean towards it than towards meat (fish is a different story). I don't have the appetite for meat or chicken or pork or any kind of animal (again except fish) anymore. It depends on what it is and how I'm feeling. But about 80% of the time, meat turns me totally off. Ick..

    So usually when we go out and eat I look at the veggie options.

    I'm thinking of going totally veggie. But DBF's family is Mexican (Mexican = a lot ALOT of meat) and I eat over there pretty often and I would be starving. But when his dad cooks tri tip and everything, I don't eat it. Only in like tacos or something. But still.

    My Mom rolls her eyes at me :rolleyes: when I tell her I don't want to eat what she cooks because it has meat in it.. Or I just eat everything around it but the meat itself..

    Haha, okay I'm done ranting..
  18. TXAng

    TXAng Mouseketeer

    Nov 14, 2006
    Am I the only person who didn't know about the free tortillas with a birthday button? Hmm, sounds like I need to plan a birthday trip....

    Loving your "pre-trippie" so far! Sounds like it's going to be a fun trip. :)
  19. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    Hi to both of you!

    prettyprincessbelle, that's a hard culture to be vegetarian around. So is hubby's mom's side, she is Korean. But I rarely see her (she is mean to me so I've washed my hands of her) so that's something hubby has to deal with instead of me. I went to my friend's wedding a year or so after I went veggie. They had a HUGE rehearsal dinner meal, everything Mexican and BBQ (friend's now-husband is Mexican on all sides of the family) and the item they made specially for the vegetarian was salmon. Um..... :confused3 Oh well, I was new to being veggie and I ate it. Was very sick afterwards (had never had salmon before, and it turns out it is far too heavy for my stomach...I will now eat fish and chips every once in a blue moon, so I can handle the white sort of fish, but yowza NOT salmon) but I ate it. Nothing else there was OK for me to eat, everything had meat. So I feel for you! :)

    TXAng I learned about the tortillas on the Dis, we all learn new things every day around here. :) It's weird how good those things are. Like I mentioned (here or elsewhere) we eat Mission brand tortillas almost every day in our house and they are perfectly fine, but having them FRESH was just incredible.


    Today I asked DS what he was going to eat at Disneyland..."Mickey Mouse pancakes" was what he said. Oh yeah...River Belle Terrace here we come. :)
  20. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    2 days into my "new regime" of eating and exercising, and things are going well. Pilates one day, big walk and just generally being outside the next day. Since I was sick for what seemed like well over 2 months, that's saying something! I wasn't sick that whole time, but the process of being sick then getting my lungs healthy (they are my weak link), and then getting sick again (and each time DS was sick first, so that adds time) and the very very LONG process of getting my lungs healthy again so that I felt safe going out (even grocery shopping was getting me out of breath and wanting to take a nap, and I am NOT a napper) was just very very long.

    I feel like there should be more planning on my part, but I think I have most things figured out. Monday is the only day we're planning anything. I have hubby convinced to go on Sunday (ka-ching, say the registers, for those blockout passes) so we'll just need to make sure everyone is well rested and we can actually stay to see DEP and F!.

    Since we're moving in mid-May (starting the process...we have from the 15th to the end of the month where we have both places) I really should be thinking more about that, and even packing, but packing ahead of time really freaks out the poor kiddo. We've been talking about all the things we're taking, and he was just amazed that we're taking the TV. I wanted to say "um, yeah, we're taking that, we just got it for Yule, we're not going to just leave several hundred dollars up on the mantle!" :) But I didn't, I was nice and non-sarcastic about it, just like I should be. :goodvibes

    But we have to remind him that everything is going, but the cabinets and sinks and all of that, including me, hubby, and him, b/c last year around this time he finally let me know that he thought hubby and I were moving, and leaving him behind. I *had* said, repeatedly, that we were ALL going, but it just didn't stick, and I didn't realize it until he asked if I would visit him. :sad1: Then he moved on to wondering if hubby was just moving over there. I know he's a year older, but we're still making sure. :upsidedow

    So that's coming in front of our trip, and my planning loyalties are divided!

    Saw pretzel bread at the store tonight, looked just like the caprese sandwich at Trattoria. Yum. Got hubby all psyched for going there.

    And tonight we watched the Samantha Brown show, I love her. She can take a tiny plane to the jungles of Costa Rica and love it, she can go to Switzerland and stay in a hotel costing 1K a night and love it, and she can love Disney, too. My kinda girl (except that jungles have relatively large creatures that skitter and build webs and such, and I am waiting for a creature-free jungle before I go, LOL) (and I can't quite imagine ever throwing 1k a night at a hotel owner).

    But adding the sites and imagined smells of Disneyland as she walked through (and helpful sights of WDW) to the heightened emotions I'm going through (my extended nursing-boy seems to have weaned all of a sudden and it is FREAKING me out...I feel like I was just fired* with no warning or explanation! and weaning can cause hormonal changes which I think we all know can cause emotions) was really hard on me. I started whimpering "I wanna be in new orleans square" and was actually rooting for the pineapple spear to win out but she chose the pickle instead, from the fruit cart near Indy. Gawd I'm weird. But like I said, sudden weaning (it was my job for almost 4 years!) can do that to a girl. Girl? Hmm. Whatever.

    DS said that he wants to go on Splash mountain and get wet like papa and his uncle last Sept.

    You can't tell me that little kids don't remember (so many of R's friends refuse to take their kids until they are something like 10, b/c otherwise they won't remember), if he remembers such a random moment as that! :)

    OK I gotta get some sleep.

    *editing a couple days my "job" back, LOL. I was getting worried about the ghost of my mother haunting me, along with her still living LLL friends, since I myself got mama milk until I was 4, and all of my mom's friends write me letters every so often making sure I haven't weaned him, LOL. Though I'll admit that a day later I had sort of gotten used to the idea, especially since so many extended nursing women hold onto extra pounds that melt off after the kiddo is done.

    Ok Ok I'll get back to Disney planning!
  21. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    One previously-purchased cool light-up keychain light saber found, 2 to go!

    I need to bring all the "old" souvenirs that I can, so there are minimal new purchases. I know it's a bit silly, but this kid has some toys, that he still plays with, from when he was 6 months old. He hangs on to things and still loves them! So bringing the light-up stuff will be good for everyone. :goodvibes

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