Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Trip Reports > Pre-Trip Reports and Plans
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2009, 12:46 PM   #676
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

Quote:
Originally Posted by brookelizabeth View Post
I love those pictures the kids drew!!!!! So, so sweet!

The crowds right now at WDW are AWESOME. We walked onto so many rides, we hardly needed FPs! It was wonderful! I hope the same for you!!

Keep us posted on that week between Christmas and New Years! Airfare is outrageous though, we still haven't bought ours....ick.
Hi Brook!
Thanks, aren't those pics too cute?!! They worked really hard on them!!

Oh, so glad to hear the crowds were low! Was it free dining while you were there? I'm a bit worried it will be nutty because of that when we're there!!

Will do,I think we're just dreaming about Christmastime, but never say never, right?!! I didn't think in my wildest dreams I'd be going again and here I am....5 more days!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by joelp View Post
One week to go for ya!!!

And you can't go back in December!

Why? - cuz we're not going!! (unless I become a "Disney Mom" that is ... in which case you'll have to go in early-December so we can't meet up in WDW yet again ...)

Don't worry too much about da kid ... Now that the novelty of the first few days of school has worn off, he probably realizes school = "work" ... so he just does the same thing I do every morning before dragging my butt to the car ...

Our daughter had a "fit" yesterday after school because 2 of her friends came over to play (they only had half days) - but Danielle and her Mom had to do homework first, so the DW sent them away ... She calmed down after being "grounded" for a bit, did her homework, and was back to her usual self ...

They just need to get used to the new routine ...
SOOO true! That would be pretty rude of me to go again without you and not see you again!!

Thanks for your thoughts on Ethan, ohhh, the last two days have been SO rough one him (and me!!!), he's really having a difficult time with things. And of course, I'm having TREMENDOUS Mommy guilt going to Disney World on Monday and leaving him during this adjustment period. It's so hard!!! But you're so right, they just need to get into the groove of things and get into a routine....hope DD is doing well!!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 01:03 PM   #677
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

5 more day!!!!

I'm so sorry that I haven't update lately, I'm feeling VERY overwhelmed, I can't believe my trip is in 5 more days, I haven't packed, I feel like things here are nutty and my Mommy guilt is in FULL force.

Ethan has been having a REALLY hard time with school since Friday, the last three days I've been sending him to school hysterically crying upset and begging me to keep him home. Although I know he's fine once he's there, it's killing me to send him, but I know I'm doing the right thing. It is just painful to send my heart on that bus with him every morning. This is just so unlike him. SO that leads to my serious Mommy guilt, no sooner am I getting him into the groove of things, I'm leaving for Disney World in 5 days!!! I feel like the worst Mother on the planet!!

I haven't packed a thing, well, that's not entirely true, there is our tshirts I bought for everyone in there, some Crystal light and my VB bag, but that's it! Every afternoon when Cole goes down for his nap, I say I'm going to pack but never do! What's wrong with me!!? I should be SO excited!!

Sorry to be such a downer....

Onto some better news...I'm getting lots and lots of emails from Disney reminding me of my trip. Today's was on online check in. Any thoughts on this of those who have done it? I did request 50's buidling, 1st floor, should I just check in when I get there to be sure I get those? Or give it a whirl??

I bought (shh...) some more shoes! Fit flops! Has anyone tried these? Supposively they give you a work out while wearing them but there is lots of support and I've been wearing them for a week straight now and just LOVE them!! They will be perfect for the parks!! Here is a pic, I got them in suede chocolate and black. Aren't they cute?!



Mom and Jodi are doing well and getting ready. Mom is packed and now trying to weed out some of the outfits she packed, she packed too much she says. Jodi has picked up some water for the room, we'll ice it overnight and bring it to the parks with us. She is also picking up some peanut butter, bagels and oatmeal for breakfast in the room.

Todd & the boys will have a FULL schedule next week and it should keep them out of trouble. I laugh because Todd keeps telling me about all the projects he plans on getting done while I'm gone,I keep reminding him that he will have all the boys with him and good luck! It will be interesting to get his input on how that went when I get back!!! LOL!!

Other than that, I have exciting news for you, I signed up with my friend, Leighan from DIS, to run my 2nd 5K! We're running together in Boston on 11/8! I can't wait and we've both started training. I may have go and get fitted for new sneaks when I get home, in hopes to avoid any more shin splints but have been running the last couple of weeks and doing pretty well. THere is a store nearby that will watch you run and fit you and since I really want to get into this, it may be the way to go.

I guess that's all for now. I'll do my best to update these next few days...I can't believe this is THE week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you're all well!!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-09-2009, 01:22 PM   #678
Lady Lallie
DIS Veteran
 
Lady Lallie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 18,576

I'm sorry you are experiencing Mommy Guilt.

Everything will be just fine while you are gone, I promise!

I really want to try the fit flops, I've heard nothing but good things about them.
Lady Lallie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #679
SoonerGirl
DIS Veteran
 
SoonerGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,849

I'm so sorry that Ethan is having such a hard time adjusting to all day school. Have you spoken to his teacher to see if he's okay once he gets there?
__________________
SoonerGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #680
Dylan_&_Blake's_mom
DIS Veteran
 
Dylan_&_Blake's_mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,328

Hey Kristen,

So sorry to hear of your mommy guilt. I know how hard that is to deal with. It just means that you are a great mommy though. I know and I'm sure you do too, that they will be just fine while you are gone. Just look forward to those wonderful smiles and hugs from them when you return. The fit flops look really cute. Are they pretty comfy? I still need to find some comfy flip flops to wear all day walking while at the parks. I can't believe you leave on MondayThat is so exciting. Once you get on the road the excitement will really hit you. I hope it all goes great for you with the last minute touches. Can't wait to hear more.

Oh, and CONGRATS on signing up for another 5k. You go girl You are my inspiration.
__________________
Me DH DS13 DS11 DS4


I'm too excited to wait, a preTR for Sept. 09'http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2064791
My first TR!! November 07'http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1750935
Dylan_&_Blake's_mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 12:42 AM   #681
lazydoxy66
Live, love, and laugh!
 
lazydoxy66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Central Indiana, rural home
Posts: 1,731

Woo Hoo, Kristen!!!

It does get crazier as you get closer. Did I read that you weren't packed yet?



I am very ready. Thanks for asking. I have packed and repacked.

Be careful with the fit flops if you haven't worn them before. A friend bought some of them and was told to only wear them for a certain number of hours until she got used to them. They must work very well.

I am so sorry about poor Ethan. That would be heartbreaking. I hope he does OK while you are gone.

My anniversary is Saturday and I have a lot going on. Just in case I don't make it back before you leave...


__________________
Kristel---

lazydoxy66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:06 PM   #682
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

O.M.G! 4 more days!

Wow!! How did this happen? It's almost time!!! You'll be happy to know that I've officially started packing today! I have some laundry to do, but in pretty good shape,I think, I hope!! And it's crazy, I'm bringing a full size suitcase just for me, but with all the shoes, two outfits a day and misc. "stuff" that I'm bringing, I need it. Plus, that will leave a bit of room for things I may want to bring home. Cause you know, I will want to bring *something* back for everyone...I have the boys sweatshirts I ordered beforehand and will be here waiting for them,but I will want to get them something small just because. And Todd, he's not a Mickey wearing kinda guy, but will bring him something...not sure what, but something small for letting me go and doing this for me.

The next few days are going to be a blur here....tonight is Ethan's open house for school, I'm really hoping that his teacher tells me he is just fine all day long to put my mind at ease with things. Today he walked across the street onto the bus himself, that was huge, he was still REALLY upset and crying, but he did it himself, so that's big to me. Little steps, right? I just pray he'll be fine next week with DH and it won't upset him more.....

Tomorrow Lucas starts preschool again!! He's looking forward to it, it's just orientation day, so we'll go together while Todd stays home with Cole and visit for an hour. He officially starts Monday.

Saturday is full of eye brow waxes, birthday parties, soccer practice, and hopefully a pedicure for me!!! Sunday Mom will come up late morning, we'll have lunch as a family and head to Boston mid afternoon sometime to get an early dinner and go to bed early! We have a 7 a.m flight out of Logan to catch Monday morning!!! I really can't beleive it's almost time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heard some news about bounceback...anyone done this before? Any idea one what it entails?!! Inquiring minds want to know......

Also, what is everyones thoughts about this online check in??!

Hope you're all well!!!! Will write again soon!!! 4 more days, 4 more days, 4 more days!!!!!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:13 PM   #683
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Lallie View Post
I'm sorry you are experiencing Mommy Guilt.

Everything will be just fine while you are gone, I promise!

I really want to try the fit flops, I've heard nothing but good things about them.
Thanks LL, I hope you're right!!!

LOVE my fit flops, they are the best!! No breaking in required here, they are heavenly and what the heck, if they work me out while walking,I'm all for it!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SoonerGirl View Post
I'm so sorry that Ethan is having such a hard time adjusting to all day school. Have you spoken to his teacher to see if he's okay once he gets there?
Thanks!! We have his open house tonight, so hoping to get some more info there. I did talk to her the other morning, she said he was upset when he gets there but she talks to him and then he is fine. The 1st few days though he wasn't eating lunch, it's just not like him.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylan_&_Blake's_mom View Post
Hey Kristen,

So sorry to hear of your mommy guilt. I know how hard that is to deal with. It just means that you are a great mommy though. I know and I'm sure you do too, that they will be just fine while you are gone. Just look forward to those wonderful smiles and hugs from them when you return. The fit flops look really cute. Are they pretty comfy? I still need to find some comfy flip flops to wear all day walking while at the parks. I can't believe you leave on MondayThat is so exciting. Once you get on the road the excitement will really hit you. I hope it all goes great for you with the last minute touches. Can't wait to hear more.

Oh, and CONGRATS on signing up for another 5k. You go girl You are my inspiration.
Thanks Tracy! I so hope you're right!! That Mommy guilt is the WORST!! Thanks for understanding though. And you're right, we're goingto have a GREAT trip, have some nice downtime and I'm sure I will be SO ready for those baby boy hugs and kisses waiting for me when I get home!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by lazydoxy66 View Post
Woo Hoo, Kristen!!!

It does get crazier as you get closer. Did I read that you weren't packed yet?



I am very ready. Thanks for asking. I have packed and repacked.

Be careful with the fit flops if you haven't worn them before. A friend bought some of them and was told to only wear them for a certain number of hours until she got used to them. They must work very well.

I am so sorry about poor Ethan. That would be heartbreaking. I hope he does OK while you are gone.

My anniversary is Saturday and I have a lot going on. Just in case I don't make it back before you leave...


You'll be happy to know that I started packing today!!I guess since it's just me that I'm packing for, I didn't feel the need to start too early but it's time now!! LOL!!

Happy Anniversary!!!! And thanks for wishing me a great trip....I hope it is!!! You too if I dont talk to you before you go!!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #684
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

My top 10....

So, I thought I would list my top 10 things I"m looking forward to most this trip:

1) spending uninterupted time with Mom & Jodi for the 1st time in about 10 years and being able to finish a conversation with them!

2) the look on Mom and Jodi's faces when they ride Soarin' for the 1st time!

3) Eating at new places but especially O'hana's!

4) not sharing a meal with anyone.....lol!!

5) drinks around the world!

6) fireworks on the beach at Poly

7) recreating memories with my Mom and being a kid again with my sister

8) our photoshoot at GF

9) seeing the castle for the 1st time on this trip...although I'm sure I will tear up realizing I"m there without my family!

10) coming home a new refreshed Mommy!! and the kisses and hugs that will be waiting for me when I get home!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:21 PM   #685
If U Had Wings
DIS Veteran
 
If U Had Wings's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,222

So sorry about the mommy guilt. I'm sure everything is going to be fine while your away. It's good to hear your going to have a little pampering before your trip!
__________________
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start" - John "the Penguin" Bingham

Hockety Pockety Wockety Wack a Tale of a Trip from the Back of the Pack

Ferb, I Know What We're Going to Do Today! 12/5-12/1213.1 Before I hit 40 - A New PTR
If U Had Wings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:37 PM   #686
Gabrielsbigtrip
Mouseketeer
 
Gabrielsbigtrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 467

Quote:
Originally Posted by princess&her4princes View Post
So, I thought I would list my top 10 things I"m looking forward to most this trip:

1) spending uninterupted time with Mom & Jodi for the 1st time in about 10 years and being able to finish a conversation with them!

2) the look on Mom and Jodi's faces when they ride Soarin' for the 1st time!MY FAVORITE RIDE

3) Eating at new places but especially O'hana's!SO MUCH FOOD but so goooooood!

4) not sharing a meal with anyone.....lol!!

5) drinks around the world!Wish I could join you!

6) fireworks on the beach at Poly

7) recreating memories with my Mom and being a kid again with my sister

8) our photoshoot at GF

9) seeing the castle for the 1st time on this trip...although I'm sure I will tear up realizing I"m there without my family!

10) coming home a new refreshed Mommy!! and the kisses and hugs that will be waiting for me when I get home!!

So, I am back and should be working but I'm still running on Pixie Time I guess

I am so sorry to hear Ethan is having a tough time. That is the worst feeling in the world to send your child away upset. I hope he snaps out of it....don't they usually

I noticed you asked about Bounce Back. They had it in the rooms for Value and Moderate. It was something like $60 per person per day for value and $75 per person per day for moderate and it included free dining. It seemed like a great deal but I think I will push for WL fall/winter visit for the next trip. I will explain all about it in my upcoming TR but POP was not the resort for us. I am not sure if it was just our room location or what but the flushing of the toilets kept us up at night. Needless to say, we weren't very well rested for our adventures each day. Peter was not a happy camper

Crowds were very manageable and while waiting to be seated at Le Cellier (our first time and it was AWESOME) someone came out and said they were seated after a 15 min wait with no ADR!

Well, back to work and hopefully I will be able to start a TR this weekend

__________________


May 2007 ~ WL
May 2008 ~ SSR/CSR
September 2009 ~ POP

My Very 1st Pre Trip Report

Curse YOU indoor plumbing!! ~ Sept 2009 Trip Report ~
Gabrielsbigtrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 05:24 AM   #687
joelp
DIS Veteran
 
joelp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NJ (Physically ...) Mentally?
Posts: 1,117

Three days to go for ya!!

Our DD's fine going to school in the morning - it's getting to do her homework that's the problem with us!!

She supposedly "forgot" to bring her homework (and her lunch bag) home with her last night ... (smart kid? ... ... so my DW tried to have her work on writing some letters last night anyway ... )

It's driving my DW crazy!!

Next up: bribery (since the threat of punishment didn't work!!)

Nice Top 10 list ... will #5 degenerate to "stumble around the world"??

and #10 - "refreshed" after a trip to WDW? We'll see ...

Have a great weekend (and don't forget to pack!!)
__________________
Me DW-Vicki DD-Danielle and DP Ranger and our new DP Sunshine

Off site - 8/76, 10/90, 10/94; POFQ - 5/07; AKL - 12/08; AKL - 9/09; Off site - 6/10; AS Movies - 3/11;
AKV-Kidani - 11/12; AKV-Jambo - 11/13 ; AKV-Jambo - 12/14


Dec 2008 Trip report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post29702539
Sep 2009 Trip Report at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....9#post34156519
Sep 2009 TR continued (but never finished) at http://www.disboards.com/showthread....7#post36403597
March 2011 PTR at http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2643038
joelp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:23 AM   #688
MeMom
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 15,021

Quote:
Originally Posted by princess&her4princes View Post


1) spending uninterupted time with Mom & Jodi for the 1st time in about 10 years and being able to finish a conversation with them!

2) the look on Mom and Jodi's faces when they ride Soarin' for the 1st time!

7) recreating memories with my Mom and being a kid again with my sister

10) coming home a new refreshed Mommy!! and the kisses and hugs that will be waiting for me when I get home!!
All of them sound wonderful, but these sound especially cool to me.

Have a rockin' awesome incredible time!
__________________
So Much to Celebrate http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3066162
I Don't Know, I Don't Speak Wind http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2962147
All I want for Christmas http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2860915
Mingos in da Watah! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2758143
Geen Yight: She's Out of Sight! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2677011
My Name is NOT Broccoli www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2611094
From Pop to the Top www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2495977
Mother, May I? Yes, You May www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2448482
Ringing in 2010 www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2356794
Brooklynn Takes Bella to Meet Cinderella www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2209387
A Two Short, Too Different Spring Break Trip www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2122295
Over the river and through the FUN! http://www.disboards.com/showthread....1#post29060069
A Ten Day Ride on a Magic Camel www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1869591
Baby and the Tramp...and a Pop Half Century www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1470678


We've stayed at Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, All Star Music, French Quarter, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, Beach Club, Vero Beach, Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs - many trips, and many wonderful, magical memories made.
MeMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:52 AM   #689
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

I'm on the way out the door this a.m for Lucas' 1st day of preschool, I will update later....for now I just wanted to say I am remembering the people that we lost on this day 8 years ago today and my thoughts and prayers are going out to their families. May God Bless America Always!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 11:43 AM   #690
princess&her4princes
DIS Veteran
 
princess&her4princes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Plymouth, MA
Posts: 4,034

3 more days!

3 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!! Holy cow!!

I have SO much to do, doing laundry as we speak to get the last minute outfits figured out. I haven't even checked the weather but I'm packing for Summer, assuming it's still hot there? Beleive it or not, it's been low 60's here this week! I've been freezing at night..it's like now that school has started Fall has officially started too, in New England, anyways!!

I have to look into directions to the hotel in Boston today, figure out online check in (or maybe not...maybe I"ll just do it like I normally do at this point), figure out if I have to pay for my luggage to be carried on the plane or not (Delta anyone?), check in for the flight....and make sure everyone and everything is okay here before I go!!

We had Ethan's open house last night and met his teacher, she was very nice and assured me that he was fine after a bit at school. I guess it's just the transition of never really being gone all day. Poor little thing....I can only hope things go well next week for Todd and him.

Today was Lucas' 1st day of preschool so I thought I'd share just a few pics.....enjoy!!

He was VERY excited and did great!!


Cole and Lucas


All of the boys


and last but not least, me and my boys


The school year is officially underway here!!

Well, I hope eveyrone is having a great day today! I will check in one last time tomorrow (in between the million things we have going on here) before leaving on Sunday to Boston! WOW.....I'm really going to Disney World in just 3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!
princess&her4princes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.