Friday, February 25, 2011

A Tale of Two Tourists

We are about 40 hours away from taking off for our vacation in sunny Florida.  Not that I'm counting or anything.  I am both excited and anxious for this trip.  I think that Audrey will love it, but we haven't traveled anywhere in such a long time and I'm sure there will be some ups and downs.

We don't have the trip all hammered out to the nth degree, which is fine by me.  We know that we are going to the Magic Kingdom for at least one day, and perhaps Epcot and/or Sea World on the others.  We know that we are meeting up with the Big Daddy clan.  Put these knowns together and it's safe to assume that someone will more than likely be vomiting at some point.  Everything else is up in the air.  Actually, the vomit probably will be too.

This is a mother-daughter trip with Audrey and I traveling with BFF Grace Anne and her mother Aimee.  This will be a big test of our travel-compatibility.  Our little foursome has been spending some of our recent days off together as sort of a warm-up for the main event, and I can tell you that there are some definite differences between the girls.

Grace Anne likes pretend play, dress up, and more interactive, educational exhibits.  Audrey, not so much.

I'm just gonna take a nap here and
let Grace Anne do all the work.
Wait, I'm supposed to crouch
down and wave this puppet around
so that you can see it but I can't?
And this is fun for me...how?

























Grace Anne smiles and poses for pictures.  Audrey does not.

It doesn't help when you wear a
brown shirt to Glow Golf.
You'd better work!






















Grace Anne is full of energy and constantly about a 1/2 mile ahead of us when we're walking.  Audrey sashays about a 1/2 mile behind us.  Something tells me that Aimee and I will be doing a lot of texting each other with our 10-20.  That's texting talk, right?

Grace Anne likes to troll the gift shops and buy stuffed animals for her collection.  Audrey is not interested unless the animals are stuffed with edibles.  Or there is an ice cream freezer in the gift shop.

The last time Grace Anne was at Disney World she dressed down the "cast members" playing Cinderella's evil stepsisters for their nasty ways.  Totally cute and appropriate, right?  Audrey can't wait to give Minnie Mouse a piece of her mind for reasons that we have never been able to figure out.

Grace Anne is afraid of dark and scary rides, as well as big roller coasters and thrill rides.  Audrey probably will be as well.  Hurray!  Common ground!

Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot of this.

31 comments:

  1. Looks like I'll be spending most of my time with Audrey. Laggina behind and foraging for food.

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  2. I meant "lagging." No idea what a "laggina" is. Rough day today.

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  3. ROFLMAO!!! Laggina!!!!

    Have good trip!! and YAY for BFF hugs!!!

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  4. They are absolutely adorable. Have a blast!

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  5. We've taken them to every park, zoo, patch, museum and inflatable bacteria zone in the Chicagoland area, and not so much as a bicker. We've never lost either one of them.....well, we never came home without them anyway. And we will be surrounded by the ultimate motivators! We've got it made!
    Barfing? bring it.

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  6. You are so brave! Have a wonderful time.

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  7. Audrey is an absolute doll!! Grace Ann will balance her out. That last picture of the hug is so cute. Do you think you and BD could do one just like that and post it here?! ;)

    Have a wonderful and safe trip.

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  8. Man oh Man....first phone calls with BD where he imagines child birth.....now Laggina!? Freud would be having a field day!
    Last holiday we took Louis on was our honeymoon. I spent the whole week watching a single episode of Wonder Pets and slept each night squashed in a single bed with a wailing child. But hey! Have a good one!

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  9. Have a very, very nice trip! I'm sure you're going to have a ton of new stories for your blog!

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  10. Cool. We vomit a lot too.

    You're going to have a great trip! Just take it as it comes! My Jack also lags behind, while Sam runs ahead. But maybe if I give him a phone so I can text him my, what was it? 10-20? I think that might actually be CB talk.

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  11. What a fun trip you have planned!

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  12. Maybe you can finally figure out what the Chow Spy ordeal was all about from Minnie.

    I CAN NOT WAIT for the posts that follow this trip!

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  13. Oh, my WORD!! Laggina?! Seriously, could you have not set yourself up for a better nickname?! When the kids have had all they can take at Disney, head on over to Epcot. Much quieter. And alcohol. Need I say more?

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  14. Have fun! I can't wait to see pictures.

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  15. The girls sound like good compliments for each other, a nice balance. And if you have survived this many adventures without a fight or a lost child you are ready for the big time!! Have fun, remember that NO ONE has a perfect trip to Disney, and collect awesome stories to share! I think Disney should be put on High Alert though, just in case :)

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  16. I'm very excited for you. You've talked about the differences between the girls. How about the two moms? My friend and I are taking our daughters on our 2nd annual girl trip to Disneyland next month. Thank goodness the four of us are completely compatible. I can't wait to hear all about your trip from you and Big Daddy both!

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  17. All I can say is...POST PICS! It will be awesome for all of you. Hard work, sure, but awesome, nonetheless.

    What a great adventure!

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  18. I really hope Audrey has a great time!!! Does Grace have Autism, too?

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  19. I'm sure you will all have a lovely time. And if all Hell breaks loose, will be priceless blog fodder. Win. Win.

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  20. That last picture is adorable.

    Have fun!!

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  21. Have an absolute blast in the Happiest Place on Earth! And remember to take some video of when Audrey gets to meet Minnie face to face!

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  22. Audrey may surprise you and adore the scary rides! The scarier the better for some of our kids!!

    Enjoy your trip, I hope all goes well.

    xx Jazzy

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  23. Have so much fun!! I totally recommend Sea World! They'll love it! =)

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  24. A big trip will do Audrey a world of good. And the best part is when you get back home: she'll be happier for having had a holiday, and she'll talk about it non-stop!

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  25. i hope you had a nice trip.

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  26. hope you have a lovely time !!
    loved the stories and pics as always
    R - felt Minnie boob and I actually have a picture of it !!

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  27. I hope you guys are having an amazing time! Can't wait to read (and laugh) all about it :-)

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