Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Disney World 2.2

So I bet you all thought that I was done with Disney documenting. Not so! Just way behind. Life has been absolutely nuts since November and now I am getting a breather so there is going to be a lot of updating in the next couple of days. Hopefully.
So the conclusion of the Disney World saga:
Friday, January 25, 2013

We started the day at the Magic Kingdom in Fantasyland. We did the new Little Mermaid ride which may be Aurora’s favorite. We got breakfast at one of the new little places that was “Beauty and the Beast” themed. They had frozen apple cider with marshmellow cream that they called “LaFou’s Brew” and it was super weird. It was interesting though to try something new.

After breakfast we went on the Little Mermaid again and then got to meet Ariel. Aurora was actually a little puzzled by her I think because she had fins. Then we saw the Princesses again - Princesses Rapunzel, Aurora and Cinderella. Cinderella is definitely her favorite. Aurora liked comparing shoes with her. 
We then went over to Adventureland and did the Tiki Room and Pirates of the Caribbean which Aurora actually liked the second time. She kept saying she wanted to do it again so we figured we would try. And it was successful. We did the Flying Carpets ride which I seriously don’t think Nick and I would have ever done on our own, but Aurora really likes the spinning rides. I think she always wants to go on those because she can see them. Everything else we have to get in some line for or go in some building but those she can actually see.

And then miracle of miracles the Peter Pan ride had a reasonable line so we we actually went on it. Usually the wait is 60min or more. I will never understand why.

After Aurora took a terrible nap we went to Epcot. Nick went on the Sun of All Thrills while Aurora and I went on the Nemo ride 3 times. We saw the shark statues afterwards and she seemed to not mind them – she actually thought they were kind of funny. I keep telling her they are friendly sharks and she seems to be slowly warming up to them. I had a Mama Bear moment when a little kid came up out of nowhere and shoved Aurora. Really?!?!?!?! And then he tried to do it again but I grabbed her before he could. The parents didn’t do anything about it. Seriously people – parent your children. Pushing is not OK. Ugh, my blood still boils thinking about it. I just can’t believe what some parents let their kids get away with. I almost cried because Aurora didn’t react immediately, but her lower lip stuck out and then after a few minutes she started to cry. I know it didn’t hurt her, but it hurt her feeling and that makes me so sad. She is very sensitive. 

Aurora had a blast playing in the phone booths in “England.” So in to them – who knew that would be such entertainment?  We had teriyaki chicken in “Japan” for dinner and then saw Mickey, Pluto, and Minnie. Aurora starting showing Minnie all her parts – nose, mouth, shoes, knees. Minnie was very sweet and very patient. Then we got super yummy ice cream and watched a water show.  

Saturday, January 26, 2013 

Ugh, now it is a month later and I’m trying to remember the rest of our trip. I’ve got to say I got such great documenting done while Aurora was napping.

We started our day at the Magic Kingdom. Aurora got her second official haircut (once again done at the Harmony Barber shop on Main Street). It was really quick and it’s amazing how well she sits for other people. She got some Pixie Dust too and looked like a real princess so we went to see the Princesses and Mickey since we were right there anyway. Then we spent a little time in Tomorrowland and did the People Mover (Aurora was so not a fan) and the Buzz Lightyear ride. Nick got to go on Space Mountain. I didn’t. Oh well. We also got to watch the little parade they do – a dance party thing. Aurora loved it and loved watching the characters. They even let the kids go out and dance with the characters so of course Aurora got as close to Donald as she could. They weren’t in the giving hugs mode though so I think she was a little disappointed.


After Aurora’s nap we went to Hollywood Studios. They don’t have a ton for little kids to do there, but they did have a really cool little playground. It was “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” themed and had giant bugs and spider webs and stuff. It was like you were an ant outside or something. Aurora had a lot of fun climbing and going on the slides. Then we saw the Ariel show twice in a row. Aurora got her Disney tattoo – she chose Duck Tales this time. And fortunately the park closed at a reasonable time so Aurora got to bed at a decent hour. Hooray!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

We started the day at Animal Kingdom. We got to see lots of animals. Aurora was just really into pushing Mickey in her stroller. She is getting very independent and I am constantly hearing “Rora do it.” We went on the Safari ride, which we did not brave with her last time and she did pretty well. It was a tad long for her, but she had fun seeing the animals. And of course we went to see characters. And we saw the Bug’s Life show. Which, I’m sorry, I love Disney, but that show is terrible. Terrible.

We did the Magic Kingdom after Aurora’s nap. Our last hurrah – our final park visit. We spent most of our time in Fantasyland going on rides and seeing characters. We got to see Daisy, Minnie, Goofy and Donald which was very exciting. We went on the Dumbo ride, Ariel ride, Merry go Round, It’s a Small World and a bunch of others. Of course we had to do the Tiki Room too. And Winnie the Pooh. I don’t know if Aurora could tell that this was her last day, but she definitely was acting like it. She would get hysterical about how she wanted to stay on a ride the second she got off. She just wanted more of everything and was so sad each time something was over. We ended the night once again running through the park as the firework show went on, covering Aurora’s ears as she buried her head. She really did not like the loud noises. But the second they were over she wanted more. Again. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Time to say good-bye. It is always sad to leave Disney. I’m thankful for the time we had and I feel like it was the perfect amount – we got to do everything we wanted to. But it is still sad to leave. We spent a little bit of the morning walking around the Caribbean Beach Resort and having breakfast. It is beautiful! I will say that we could have easily spent more time just at the resort, but oh, well. After that we went to Downtown Disney for the rest of the day until our flight left.

Downtown Disney is always fun. We played at the Lego store for over an hour – Aurora discovered Duplo and they had little play stations for the kids so we literally stood there for an hour while she built things. We have since pulled out the legos at home and I’ve got to say – not the same. I get maybe 15 minutes of entertainment out of them here… Unfortunate. But she had fun. We went in a lot of different stores. We went in to a sock store and Aurora got a bag, put socks in it, took it up to the register and tried to pay by trading Nick’s sunglasses. Adorable. We had lunch at the Dinosaur restaurant. I don’t remember exactly what it was called but it’s the Dino version of Rainforest CafĂ©. It was really cool and fun to look at. They originally seated us in a room right next to some moving dinosaurs, but Aurora was afraid of them so they moved us to the colorful room with fishies. Much better. The best part was that they had a Build A Dino Workshop (just like Build a Bear). So cute!
Our flight home was fairly miserable. It left after Aurora’s bedtime and she was exhausted. She fought sleep the entire first flight and only gave in to sleep halfway into the second. She screamed most of the car ride home and then passed out once she got to her crib. I think it was like 2AM or something terrible. You would have thought she would have slept until noon the next day but she got up at 9. At least it gave us some sleep in time.

And that's the end of our Disney Story for now :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Just for Fun...

Less than 24 hours to cast your vote! We had our ultrasound today and I am proud to say that Nick and I did not cheat! We dropped our envelope off at Cold Stone and they are making our cake. We find out tomorrow if we are having a boy or girl!

Now, I did all the old wives tales with Aurora and I wanted to do it again for this one. They were wrong with Aurora, but I thought it's still fun :) Enjoy!

1) Are you carrying high (girl) or low (boy)? I'm going with high since I'm carrying the same as I did with Aurora... GIRL

2) Hold a gold ring from a string over your tummy to see which way it swings (back and forth for a boy, circular motion for a girl): Don't have the patience for this...

3) If the hair on your legs grows faster its a boy, slower girl: It's the same I think...

4) Salty cravings = boy, sweet = girl: BOY

5) Pee bright colored = boy, light colored = girl: BOY. But I know all this is based on is how much water I drink and I know I'm not getting enough...

6) Pee mixed with Draino (bluish yellow, brownish, brown, black or blue = boy) (greenish brown, green, or doesn't change at all = girl): so not going to try this - sorry to disappoint everyone

7) Fetal heart rate above 140 = girl: Last check was 168, GIRL

8) Nick's weight gain (if any = girl): BOY

9) Round face for me = girl: GIRL

10) Larger left boob = girl, larger right boob = boy: BOY

11) Acne=girl: BOY

12) In a study, mom's guessed right 71% of the time. What do I think? I really have no idea... But if I had to guess I would say GIRL

13) Moody = girl: GIRL

14) Can't tell I'm pregnant from behind = boy: GIRL

15) Chinese calendar method: I didn't check this time...

16) Age at conception = 28, month of conception = 9. If they are both even or odd, its a girl: One even, the other odd = BOY

17) Ask the mom-to-be to pick a number. Match the number with the corresponding letter of the alphabet (A=1, B=2 etc). Then ask her to choose a name beginning with that letter. If she chooses a boys name, it will be a boy. If she chooses a girls name, it will be a girl: I don't think this one can work anymore since I know that's what it's asking for...

18)What side does the mom-to-be lay on while she's resting? If she lies on her left, it's a boy; on her right, it's a girl: GIRL

19) If young boys (pre-school age) show interest in you while you're pregnant, it will be a girl. If they ignore you, expect a boy: GIRL

20) Ask the mom-to-be to show you her hands. If she shows them palms up, it's a girl; palms down, a boy: GIRL

21) If you dream of girls, you will have a boy. If you dream of boys, you will have a girl: I've dreamt both...

22) Pick up a key - if you pick it up by the thinner end you are having a girl by the round part a boy: Unfortunately I read the whole thing before I could do that, so now I feel biased...

23) If the mom-to-be was the more aggressive partner when the baby was conceived, it will be a boy. If the father was the more aggressive, the baby will be a girl: Haha! I thought that was funny.

So the tally is:
BOY: 6

For whatever it's worth :)