I Don't Know, I Don't Speak Wind!!
Welcome to our newest adventure! It was 9 days (13 for two lucky members of our traveling party) at our home away from home, Pop Century! It was wet some days and it was hot some days, but we of course we had a fabulous time. It was our last trip with just two little girls, in 75 days we will be headed back down for some fall fun with 3 sweet girls and some friends.
Let's meet the crazy crew for those of you just joining us and for those of you who have been with us for awhile some updated pictures.
First the stars of all our adventures, Brooklynn and Bella!
Brooklynn will be 6 in just a few weeks. This was her 18th trip. She loves animals and wants to be a vet at Animal Kingdom when she grows up. She is a daredevil and loves the roller coasters. If it goes fast she wants to ride it. She conquered Expedition Everest this trip and loved it. She is a great big sister and quite dramatic especially when tired.
Bella is 3. She is my Tinkerbell, pixie sized and feisty. If she is awake she is on the move. She is a girly girl and loves purses, sparkles, princesses and accessories. She conquered Barnstormer this trip, but still loves "her" horsies and has officially gotten over her character hesitation. This was her 10th trip.
The rest of the crew is not as cute or exciting.
I'm Jill, mommy to those two wonderful little girls who will soon be joined by the newest addition Sophie Kate. I was 29 weeks pregnant on this trip so no big rides for me. I love watching my girls immersed in all the magic and happiness on our trips.
John, my engineer husband. Likes Disney and really enjoyed riding all the big rides with Brooklynn this trip. He also really enjoys all the food we get to eat on our trips.
MeMom, my mom. She is the driving force behind our many trips. She loves going to Disney and is a giant kid when we are there. Any pictures of her our usually seen as a reflection in a window or a shadow on the ground.
So that's the crew. We better get this report going since we will be back in just a little over 2 months for another adventure!
We're going to Disney!
We're here time to swim and shop
Checking out a new resort across the lake
Time to eat and MeMom's Toy Story classroom
Headed to Hollywood
One Man's Dream
Breakfast and Toy Story Mania
Tower of Terror
We shop and there is a preggo on the floor
Headed under the sea and then to lunch
Braving the rain to eat with royalty
Visiting the fish
Happy 6th Birthday, Brooklynn!
Soarin' and Figment and wandering the world
Sophie Kate is finally here
Life got crazy but it's okay now so back to Epcot
Meeting Aladdin and Jasmine
Swimmimg and Magic Kingdom fun
Bella and her horsies
Part of Storybook Circus is open
Fireworks with no crowds
Rafiki's Planet Watch
A new place for lunch
Family Fun in Nashville
Wandering around Magic Kingdom
Time Outs still exist on vacation
Breakfast across the Lake and heading to Beach Club
Swimming at Stormalong Bay
Yay! New report! Great intro. Love the pics!
Yay, I'm so excited you started! Hoping to keep up with this adventure!
Hoping to keep up on this one
Can't wait to read about yall's trip! I hope I can keep up and post more. Life just stays so busy. The girls are so precious!!
I'm in! Can't wait to hear all about your latest adventures!! :)
I can't wait to follow along with you!!!
I'm in! Those girls are so cute!
Jill in CO
Ready to read and see all the pictures!
Hello, everyone! :wave2:
This was another wonderful trip. We have never had one that wasn't wonderful, actually.
The first 2-3 days were a little rough, because it rained and rained and rained. I thought the title of the trip report would probably be And the Rain, Rain Rain Came Down, Down, Down, like in Winnie-the-Pooh, but it finally dried up and stayed dried up except for one other night, which was July 4th.
I am in the midst of a bunch of housework this morning, so when I finish that, we'll get started. I want to get all of that behind me so I can sit down and concentrate on the pictures and report without something pulling at me to get done.
This report will be a good diversion for me when school gets nuts, since it is time to get back into my academic atmosphere. After yesterday's Math workshop, I made my first trip of this school year to the Parent-Teacher Store. It was a busy place. ::yes:: I got a few things for my walls and a couple of center games. Those games are so expensive, though, and sometimes I end up making games of my own and laminating them. A couple of Matchbox cars or assorted game pieces, some dice, and themed stickers on posterboard can make for a much cheaper game, and I can make the question cards skill-specific to what I need.
Thanks for being here with us. We appreciate all of you and value your friendships. We got to meet more DIS friends this summer, and more meets are coming in October. We have plans for a DIS meet in East TN next summer, so if you are anywhere near there or feel like taking a Gatlinburg vacation just because...we hope to meet you there!
Anyway, let me go finish laundry and floors, and I will be back with pictures.
Page 3 - arrival, Magical Express video
Pages 7/8 - pool time and lots of shopping
Page 11 - Art of Animation
Page 13 - Pop, King Cupcake, my Toy Story classroom
Pages 15/17 - evening in Hollywood, lots of shopping, One Man's Dream
Page 21 - Pop breakfast, Toy Story Midway Mania
Page 22 - Tower of Terror
Page 25 - shopping in Hollywood
Page 30 - Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Studio Catering lunch
Pages 33/35 - rainy Epcot, Akershus, The Seas
Page 40 - Brooklynn's Animal Kingdom birthday party
Page 42 - Soarin'
Pages 44/46/47 - Sophie's arrival
Pages 64/65 - Aladdin & Jasmine, Morocco
Page 68 - France
Page 69 - kiddie pool, pin traders at MK bus stop, wet Adventureland, Pirates
Page 71 - HM t-shirts, Yankee Trader, Bella on Carrousel
Page 73 - new Dumbo, Casey Jr. splash area
Page 75 - fireworks, Teacups, Magic, Memories, and You
Page 76 - Pangani Trail
Page 77 - Kilimanjaro Safari, giraffe close up
Page 80 - Rafiki's Planet Watch
Page 81 - Pepper Market at Coronado Springs
Page 82 - Rainforest Cafe, Nashville
Page 83 - Coronado Springs
Page 85 - pins, Splash Mountain area
Page 87 - random Magic Kingdom wandering, Pop kiddie pool
Page 88 - Art of Animation breakfast, Beach Club
Page 99 - new Fantasyland on 'Unofficial Opening Day'
Page 101 - Yehaa Bob and a DIS meet at POR
Page 102 - shopping at POR
Page 107 - Magic Kingdom, Winnie the Pooh, Storybook Circus
Page 108 - Stacy & family, mosaics in castle tunnel
Page 109 - Merida, Fairy Godmother
Page 110 - The 'Steps', Small World
Page 111 - Carrousel and Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Parade
Page 113 - Castle show, AoA, Pizza Planet
Page 114 - Muppets
Page 115 - Great Movie Ride
Page 116 - Fantasmic, empty streets of Hollywood
Page 118 - Pop Century in the morning
Page 119 - Pop breakfast, Animal Kingdom
Pages 120/121 - Animal Kingdom - Dinoland
Page 122 - Dinoland, Maharajah Trail
Page 123 - It's Tough to be a Bug
Page 124 - Jammin' Jungle Parade
Page 126 - Jungle Cruise, Tinkerbell meet & greet
Page 128 - Magic Carpets, Tiki Room, Sunshine Tree Terrace, Philharmagic
Page 129 - Move It/Shake It/Celebrate It, meeting back home friends at MK
Page 131 - Move It/Shake It/Celebrate It, Main Street Bakery
Page 133 - Magic Kingdom (buttons, signs), Art of Animation
Page 134 - Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land
Page 136 - Dumbo, Magic Kingdom
Page 138 - Magic Kingdom, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
Page 139 - Pop Century, Art of Animation breakfast, Jill leaves
Page 141 - Innoventions, Mexico
Page 142 - Norway
Page 143 - Brooklynn in Flag Retreat Ceremony at Magic Kingdom
Page 145 - Christmas, Carousel of Progress, TTA, Tomorrowland merchandise
Page 146 - DIS meet in MK, Tiki Room, Aladdin's Carpets
Page 147 - DIS kids, Jungle Cruise, stuck on Splash Mountain, Main Street Electrical Parade
Page 149 - Downtown Disney, Mae-a-Tee, Art of Disney, Goofy's Candy Company
Page 150 - DTD, Pin Traders, Once Upon a Toy
Page 151 - Walking off Splash Mountain
Page 152/153 - Old Key West
Page 155 - Old Key West to Wilderness Lodge, lots of WL and merchandise pictures
Page 157 - Wilderness Lidge boat ride to Magic Kingdom, MK bus to Pop
Page 158 - Pop Century shadow boxes, late night swim
Page 159 - Art of Animation
Page 160 - Animal Kingdom Lodge
Page 163 - Caribbean Beach Resort
Page 165 - CBR and night time at Pop Century
Page 167 - Fort Wilderness
Page 168 - 4th of July golf cart parade
Page 171 - Horse Barn, Fort Wilderness merchandise
Pages 174/177 - Polynesian, lots of merchandise
Page 179 - Pop hair braiding, Beach Club, Stormalong Bay DIS meet, beach fun, Boardwalk dancing
Page 181 - Boardwalk back to Beach Club, fireworks, DIS meet
Page 183 - Inside Beach Club, Pop Century fridge
You know I am here! I can't wait to join you on your trip :)
So excited to be here before this thing hits 17 pages, lol!
Looking forward to hearing about your latest adventures. The girls are as adorable as ever!
I'm here!!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! :goodvibes
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