What we are most excited for: Epcot

Here we go again! Here is what we are looking most forward to while at Epcot. If you haven’t already done so check out: our most excited for, Magic Kingdom and the original  What we are most excited for post!

  1. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall: We did this on our Honeymoon, had a great experience, and did it again during our gender reveal and had an iffy dinner experience. We managed to get a lunch reservation this time, which for us meeting the princesses with Alice was 100% worth it. (Can you guess who Alice is going to be dressed up as when we go?)
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  2. Food and Wine Festival: We will be there during the Food and Wine Festival which we have never done before and are extremely excited to be trying a bunch of new foods while we are there.
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  3. Taking Alice on Spaceship Earth: Another one of those rides we are beyond excited to take Alice on. This is a ride a close friend of ours worked at while doing the College Program and it means a lot to take her on.
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  4. Exposing Alice to different cultures: We are big on giving Alice the opportunity to experience other cultures. Epcot is a great way to do that, yes she is only one but this is going to be a chance for her to experience new foods, and entertainment from each of the locations.
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  5. Biergarten Restaurant: We haven’t eaten her before and we have always wanted to, with live entertainment, and community tables, we are really looking forward to experiencing this restaurant.
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  6. Meeting Joy and Sadness: Alice has a love for Inside Out, so having the opportunity to meet Joy and Sadness has us really excited. As long as Jangles the clown isn’t there…Alice is terrified of Jangles. I mean who wouldn’t be? He is a little creepy..
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That is all for today! Only three more days!

Until next time remember: The best is yet to come!

What we are most excited for: Magic Kingdom

For this post we are focusing on what we are most excited for at Magic Kingdom. This includes, rides, meet and greets, events, and dining. If you missed our What we are most excited for original Blog I will link it here: Here

  1. Taking Alice on Dumbo for the first time: We are so excited to take her on this classic ride. First, they have created an awesome cue for this ride. You get a buzzer, in long line situations, and they have a playground inside for the kids to play at. When your buzzer goes off, it is your turn to go to the outside cue. Second, Dumbo is a favorite of one of Alice’s Aunts. This is a huge moment that we will be recording just for the Aunt.
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  2. Be Our Guest Restaurant: We have been to Be Our Guest everytime we have gone as a couple. We got the opportunity to take Alice and we jumped at the chance to share this experience with her. We are not sure how she will react to the Beast, but it will be memorable nonetheless.
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  3. Her first Dole Whip: Dole Whip, the amazing wonderful pineapple ice cream treat. You can get just the ice cream or a float. We had Dole whip last year for the first time when Sammie was pregnant. It was amazing and we are excited to give Alice her first ever taste.
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  4. Meeting the Princesses: We got Fastpasses for Cinderella, Elena (who she loves), Rapunzel, and Tiana. She enjoys and loves watching their movies and shows. Elena is one of her all time favorites though. So we are super excited to have gotten Fastpasses to meet them. We also personally love these meet and greets, they are so interactive and the moment is really special.
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  5. Meeting Tinkerbell: This is going to be a special moment for Sammie. Tinkerbell is Sammie’s all time favorite, and having Alice meet Tinkerbell for the first time is going to be a magical moment.
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  6. Trying Casey’s Corner: We have said time and time again we are going to try Casey’s Corner on Main Street. We still haven’t this time we made sure to make time to try. That Mac and Cheese Hot Dog sounds AMAZING!
  7. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: This will be a first for us all! This will also be Alice’s First trick or treating ever! A magical moment for all, we are going to be: THE LITTLE MERMAID! Chris: Eric, Sammie: Ariel, Alice: Flounder. We are super excited to experience this event!
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  8. Peter Pan’s Flight: The last fastpass we got was Peter Pan’s Flight, another amazing ride that we are excited to see how she likes it. Flying over Neverland in your own pirate ship, amazing!

 

Of course there is a lot we are excited for but these are the things we are MOST excited for.

Until next time: The best is yet to come!

What we are most excited for

This is a different kind of post. When we started this blog we wanted to help people with vacation planning and with our Disney Trip quickly approaching we have focused and given a lot of information on that. The next few blogs are going to be our own opinions on some of the stuff we are going to be doing while at Disney and what we are looking forward to at each park. We are going to be experiencing this all with Alice for the first time and we are so excited to see her reaction to things. This post is about what we are most excited for overall while we are at Disney.

  1. Meeting Mickey and Minnie: Alice has a love for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We are so excited to be meeting Mickey and Minnie! Although we have no clue how she is going to react to the big characters we are excited to see her reaction good or bad.
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  2. Meeting the Princesses: We were able to snag reservations at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall on our first day, so meeting up to 5 princesses is going to be amazing. Alice loves all the Princesses, and will sit and watch them for hours. We have Fastpasses at Magic Kingdom as well to meet the princesses and this is a reaction we can’t wait to film and get tons of pictures of.  (Hint for the Not So scary Halloween family costume theme is below)
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  3. Unplugging for the weekend: Other than on Instagram, we will be unplugged for the weekend. We have never done this before and we are looking forward to it. No texting, no Facebook, no emails, and sorry everyone no blog. We may do a small update if we get a chance but we have decided to leave the laptop at home. We are going to be spending this time as a family, if you want to see updates please add us on Instagram: Wethebaughers3. Why are we updating Instagram and nothing else? Job purposes, and we will leave it at that.
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  4. Her first rides: Other than at Hershey and on the Merry Go Round Alice has never been on a real ride before. She loved the Hershey Chocolate tour so we are thinking she will love the rides. These are moments even though she is only one, we are excited to see her reaction to now, and then again next year when we go with family.
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  5. Trying all sorts of new foods: This goes for all three, we have plans to try lots of new restaurants and food kiosks while we are there. We are going to be at Disney for the Food and Wine festival but after much research we have found some amazing foods, we still haven’t tried and are on a must try list. We will post a blog later of our Top 10 must try foods another day.10849871_406825156138846_2761363229180746251_n
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  6. Spending time as a family: With both of our jobs, and the way the schedules work out, weekends are generally the only time we have as a family. With that though comes lots of housework, and your basic to do list. We are looking forward to having sometime together away from all that and also reconnecting as a family. We feel at times we have lost touch and this is going to be a great chance to reconnect.
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That is all for today! We are super excited we are 6 days away! Stay tuned for more to come before we leave!

Until next time remember: The best is yet to come!

Top 5 Rainy Day Activities

Let’s take a break from Disney, since that is not the only thing we started this blog for. We have have had a lot of rainy days her in Maryland lately and we figured why not post our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities?

#1 Movie Day: Now we know there are lots of feelings about letting your kids watch a lot of Television. We find that rainy days are an exception to limiting screen time. It is gloomy outside no one wants to do anything but sit around. Movies are a great way to get some extra snuggles in with your younger kids too. Now when we say movie day we mean an at home movie day. If you are brave enough to take your kids out, you are better than we are. We find that when it rains everyone had the same idea and heads to the movie theater or indoor playgrounds. We love doing at home movie days. We choose our favorite movies, make some of our favorite snacks, and cuddle up for a great day.

#2 Arts and Crafts: We love looking into doing arts and crafts on a rainy day. This can be as simple as breaking out the coloring book and crayons. We have also made telescopes out of paper towel rolls, painted using fruit, and made bird feeders out of old milk cartons. Now we didn’t do these crafts with just Alice, we also did them with friends’ kids who absolutely loved them. With toddlers a great way to let them explore without the mess is putting pain in a Zip-top bag and taping it to the table. They can squish it around without creating a huge mess. Just make sure your bag is closed.

#3 Dance Party: Rainy days leads to lots of built up energy even in a toddler. We love putting on music and letting Alice dance to the music. Pandora’s Raffi for kids is our favorite channel to listen too. A great way to get energy out for toddlers and honestly it can be be a great workout for the parents too.

#4 Playing in the Rain: Alice loves the rain and loves to play in it even more. As long as it isn’t thundering and lighting out we love playing in the rain. Throw those bathing suits on and go out and have a splash! Find your inner child and jump in a few puddles with the kids!

#5 Indoor Camping: Out family loves to camp in general so this one is a lot of fun for us. We use chairs to create a tent, we make camp food for dinner, and for dessert S’mores! You can put on some nature sounds, grab some flashlights and pretend you are in the great outdoors. This is a great one especially if the power goes out, taking what is scary for some kids and turning it into something fun and exciting will make for a great time. A great way to create a pretend fire is with some paper towel rolls and some red, orange, and yellow construction paper. cut paper to look like fire and glue to the paper towel rolls and just like that you have a fire safe for kids!

Those are our Top 5 Rainy Day Activities, we hope you enjoyed them and we look forward to sharing more ideas with you. If you have anything you are interested in us posting make sure to comment down below or shoot us an email!

Until next time have a great day and remember: The best is yet to come!

10 Facts About The Baughers

Hello!!! We are The Baughers Three; Chris, Sammie, and Alice! As a family we love to travel, explore, and make everyday a new adventure. We know there are a lot of other families out there that love to do the same things and we decided we wanted to share our experiences, tips, and tricks, with others. Thus, We The Baughers Three was born!

As a start to this Family blog we are going to do 10 Facts about us!

  1. How long have we been together? We have been together as a couple for 8 years and married for 3 years.
  2. How old is our daughter? Alice is one year old; born in July of 2016
  3. Where are we from? Both of us are from upstate NY, but we currently reside in Maryland.
  4. What are your favorite movies?
    Chris: Man From Earth/ Aladdin
    Sammie: Ratatouille
    Alice: Moana
  5.  Do you have any Pets? Yes; we have two dogs, a Black Lab and a Corgi.
  6. What is your favorite vacation spot?
    Chris: A beach by some ocean
    Sammie: Walt Disney World
    Alice: Grammie’s House
  7. What are your hobbies?
    Chris: Video Gaming/ Wood Working
    Sammie: Photography/ Writing
    Alice: Chasing the Dogs
  8. What are your favorite colors?
    Chris: Forest Green
    Sammie: Purple
    Alice: Blue (We determined this because she is more drawn to blue objects at the moment.)
  9. What are your favorite food/beverages?
    Chris: Garbage plate or Philly Cheesesteak and Mountain Dew
    Sammie: Buffalo Wing Dip and Black Cherry Soda
    Alice: Mac and Cheese with Chocolate Almond Milk
  10. What is your favorite amusement park ride?
    Chris: Ride of Steel at Darien Lake
    Sammie: Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    Alice: To Be Determined

That is all for today, stay tuned for the next post where we will be making an exciting announcement! Until then remember the best is yet to come!