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Pre-trip countdown

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Dawn, Jul 27, 2010.

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    Look at my countdown. :mental:

    So....

    Each day now I'm just going to stick a few pre-trip thoughts down, with a few planning details just to make everyone a bit more :mental:

    Tuesday 27th July

    Firstly some good news. Did I tell you all that Auntie Jo (Adrian's sister) hurt her back a few weeks back? Anyway a prolapsed disc is no fun and for a long time we thought she wouldn't be able to make the trip. Well she has responded really well and is coming!!!! :mental: She'll be bringing lots of diazapam and taking it easy with the big rides but she is definitely coming.

    Steven is a bit worried that Cinderella will remember that he smooshed a bit of brocolli into her face when he was a baby but we've reassured him that lots of babies do that and she won't recognise him now.

    Steven has 13 pins on his trading lanyard now. No one has mentioned squished pennies yet. :thumbsup:

    I had my holiday haircut yesterday. Whilst I was having the colour put in no less than 4 children from school walked past and saw me sat there with my hair full of bits of foil. :point:

    Steven is having his hair cut this morning when we can be bothered to get dressed. After that we are going to the post office to change his savings into dollars. The boy has amassed £130 spending money by saving every penny given to him over the last year. Seriously he even got given £30 for his birthday and put it straight into his money box. He also has $150 in Disney dollars thanks to some special people here and a $10 Disney gift card ( :hug2: to daveann for that one).

    I've stopped watching all air disaster programmes now. I'm fascinated by Air Crash Investigation but thought I'd better give it a miss until we get home now.

    The boy is in the garden practising with his nunchucks. He is not taking them with us. :eek:
     
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    Probably a good idea to leave the nunchukkas behind! :eek: :lol:

    We've had one tropical storm... :unsure: Maybe that will clear the air?

    Steven won't know what to do with all that money! :mental:
     
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    Steven now has $190 to go with his Disney dollars and gift card making a grand total of $350 spending money.

    And he has a haircut that Adrian will flip over when he sees it. :evil:
     
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    Flip in a good way, or in one of those I AM YOUR FAHTHA Darth Vader way? :lipwobble:
     
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    Flip in a "ohmygodwhathaveyouletthemdotohishair" way. :rotfl:

    When we arrived at the barbers, one of Steven's classmates was in there while his older brother was having his hair cut and Steven asked for the same as what the older brother was having. I consented only because it is the long summer break and will grow out before he goes back to school. Come on, you're only 7 once. :thumbsup:
     
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    Here you go.

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    I think its great - can see why dad will freak though! :lol:
     
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    Just been looking at the BBC weather forecast for Orlando.

    32 and rain everyday sinking to a mere 26 at night. :thud:
     
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    Fab haircut!!!!

    Let us know how Adrian react!
     
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    Great haircut. :thumbsup: If it's growing out by the time you go he could get it trimmed at the MK barber. :yes:
     
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    lol that is a fun summer haircut!
     
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    It was actually cheaper than his regular cut because it's all done with clippers instead of scissors. :lol:
     
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    Wow! Love that haircut, so cool! Way to go Steven!
     
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    A lot can change in 17 days though :fingers:
    I admit to being weary of the rain too for our trip nearly as much as the heat! When we usually go in December, we very rarely see rain.
     
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    Wednesday 28th July

    TINK!!!!!

    Weather!!!! Come on girl, sort it out. :mental:

    Anyway Adrian didn't completely flip over Steven's hair. :lol:

    Last night I repacked Steven's hand luggage for the second (and definitely not last) time. He has colouring stuff, a few little maths toys :geekon: his DS, his lanyard and pins, and his camera. He'll get a new game for his DS at the airport as a surprise but Daddy needs to sort that out.

    We still haven't got the bags down from the attic (have we Adrian) so still have random things sitting in an open suitcase on the dining room floor. Auntie Jo doesn't even have a bag or case yet. :mental:

    Steven is off to a friend's house shortly so I might rearrange all these things and then repack his hand luggage. Oh and need to order a couple of extra SD cards - 2 cameras and 2 video cameras.

    Toy Story 3 on sunday. :D
     
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    Sounds like your well organised Dawn.

    Am so jealous, got ages before our trip back :(
     
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    Auntie Jo phoned earlier to ask me how big the hand luggage could be. I think she was actually stood in a shop with a measuring tape but I didn't like to ask. :rotfl:
     
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    Friday 30th july

    Two weeks today we'll be leaving for the Gatwick Travelodge. :mental:

    I had cake for breakfast today. :D

    Adrian has been ordered to get up into the loft and get the bags down tomorrow.

    Steven has his first senior karate class tonight with his nunchucks. :unsure:
     
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    Great to talk to you mate!

    Just a thought though...are pins allowed in hand luggage?

    We didn't risk it last year just in case but would hate for them to be confiscated :(
     
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    Sounds like you are well organized Dawn. My goodness that is a lot of money that Steven has. I don't think I normally have that much. LOL.

    The next couple of weeks will just fly by for you.
     

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