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Mom2mitokids
04-01-2011, 10:54 PM
My name is Kris and I have 5 kiddos. I have been married for 21 years to a wonderful guy named Scott. Kids are...Kerri-19, Korissa-17, Kyra 15, Steven-11, and Kylee-7 1/2. Kylee and Korissa both have a disease called Mitochondrial Disease. Since we have the maternally inherited form all the kids and myself have it, but it's Korissa and Kylee that have it the worse and unfortunately..Kylee got the worse out of all of us.


What is Mitochondrial Disease
Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail, and the life of the person in whom this is happening is severely compromised. The disease primarily affects children, but adult onset is becoming more and more common.

Diseases of the mitochondria appear to cause the most damage to cells of the brain, heart, liver, skeletal muscles, kidney and the endocrine and respiratory systems.

Depending on which cells are affected, symptoms may include loss of motor control, muscle weakness and pain, gastro-intestinal disorders and swallowing difficulties, poor growth, cardiac disease, liver disease, diabetes, respiratory complications, seizures, visual/hearing problems, lactic acidosis, developmental delays and susceptibility to infections


As of right now..theirs is no cure...

Korissa was born on Oct.27, 1993. She was born at 39weeks, but was really small. She weighed 6lbs 1 oz. She was always a sleepy baby and had a weak suck. Ped couldn't find anything wrong with her. At her 6 month checkup I brought her in because she had an upper respiratory infection and an ear infection. This is the time the Ped found a heart murmur. We were referred to a Cardiologist. This is were we found out she had an Atrial Septial defeat. He told us with this type of defeat..Korissa wouldn't see any side effect. This wasn't true. She was always had blue tinge lips and slept a lot. She would wake up at 8am...take a 4 hour nap, and then be ready for bed at 7pm. She was hospitalized many time due too upper respiratory infection/pneumonias. She also has had many medical procedures and surgeries through her years. Her biggest surgery was when she was 2. She finally had her open heart surgery to close her hole in her heart. The Cardio thought the hole was a size of a dime, but it turned out to be a size of a Quarter. Korissa had some complication and had to go back to the OR and redo the patch...which met going back on the heart lung bypass. She spent 2 weeks in the hospital. From age 2 too now she has had a lot of issues she has been dealing with GERD,Ptosis, developmental delays, Fatigue issues, heat/cold intolerance and is sick at least once a month with high fevers and colds. Next post will tell how we found out about Mito...

Here's a family picture..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1020113-1.jpg

Kerri was unable to go with us(collage), so Korissa and Kyra's friend Ashlee came along.

Mom2mitokids
04-01-2011, 10:55 PM
How we came to Mito.
Kylee was born 6-18-03. From the moment she was born we knew she had problems. They had to take her straight to the nursery due to junky lungs. They tested her blood sugars and found it to be 21. They immediately gave her a bottle of formula to bring it up. Four hours later I finally got to see her. I tried breast feed her, but she was still throwing up formula she had 4 hours prior. The nurses took her back to the nursery to keep an eye out on her. They gave her some soy formula but she threw that up too. I had my tubes tied the next day and while I was in surgery Scott noticed that she would do these little jerky movements, but he just thought she was cold. We were discharged 48 hours after delivery. She developed jaundice and so she was under photo therapy for 5 days. We kept seeing these jerky movements, but thought they were just baby movements. When she was 3 weeks old she had this long movement and I really couldn't wake her. I called the Ped who immediately admitted her. They ran a lot of test(mostly for her reflux). it was confirmed she had severe reflux. The next day we were released from hospital so we can go see a Neuro(we don't have a Ped Neuro in town. They did an EEG and it was confirmed she was having seizures. She was put on Phenobarbital(sp). After about 20 seizures..she had stopped having them at 2 months.

Also at birth I noticed she had a droopy eyelid. For her first 23 months was nothing but hospitals and medical procedures. She wasn't gaining weight, still had her reflux, and many more issues going on. At age 23 months she had a G- tube put in and a Toupet FUNDO done. In total she has had 12 surgeries and countless medical procedures. Her last surgery was last April and she had a Roux-En-y. This is a separate J tube.

No one could figure out what was wrong with her. She was seeing Neuro,GI, ENT, eye specialist, urology, Ped. It came to my attention to look into Mitochondrial Disease. I asked her GI about this and she was on the same page. First we did a MtDNA and that came back normal. The next step was to do a muscle biopsy. This is were we were told she had defects in complexes III and IV. She was 5 years old. It took 8 long months but we finally were able to see a Geneticist(Mito specialist). It was here we discovered that she has a maternally inherent form of Mito. I have had issues all my life. I was always fatigued and sickly. I also had developmental delays. In Jan.09 I started having heart issues and in July 09 I had a pacemaker put in. Than this year I'm starting to have lung issues and is on 02 at night. Here's a run down on all of us...

Korissa....GERD
Heart issues-Atrial Septial defeat-Brady
Asthma
Double Ptosis
fatigues easily
Can't tolerate the heat
chronic high fevers and
Developmental delays
Muscle weakness
dysautonomia(sp)
Neurological...abnormal EEG
hypotonia
restless leg syndrome
Surgeries... 3 ear tubes, ASD repair,and 4 Endoscopies

Kylee... Severe motility issues
Pseudo- Obstruction
FTT (she weighs 37 lbs now)
Severe constipation issues
Fatigue issues..muscle weakness
Can't tolerate heat/cold-she has to wear a cooling vest at anything above 80 degrees
Ptosis (surgery to fix in 07, but still droops when fatigue)
dysautonomia(sp)
Neurological issues...abnormal EEG and MRI
Microcepley(small head)
main nutrition is through her J tube(Roux-en_Y)
Hypotonia
Surgeries... Toupet FUNDO, G Tube placement, 2 Ear tubes, Ptosis (eye) surgery, Pylorplasty, Muscle Biopsy, 5 Endoscopies, and Roux En Y (separate J tube)..and countless other medical procedures.

Kerri- Thankfully only a couple minor things
scoliosis
abnormal ribs
Asthma

Kyra- again...thankfully minor
muscle pains
migraines

Steven..... ADD or ADHD
developmental delays
scoliosis
very tight knee and ankle hamstrings

Me.... Chronic fatigue
Tachy- Brady syndrome (pacemaker- meds for tachy)
02 drops to 85, so on 02 at night
Muscle weakness
Can't tolerate cold
reflux
Severe restless leg syndrome
low blood pressure's(70s over 40s) on meds for that

I guess that's our crazy story......

Mom2mitokids
04-01-2011, 10:56 PM
Sunday..March 13, 2011
Day 1...Getting to Florida!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40565450&postcount=4)
Day 1 continued..Meeting our GKTW Greeter and heading to GKTW!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40565807&postcount=5)

Monday...March 14, 2011
Did we make our Orientation???..Heading to DHS (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40603231&postcount=28)
Day 2 continued.. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40603410&postcount=30)
Day 2 continued.. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40603487&postcount=31)
Jedi Steven!!..The end of our day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40615939&postcount=42)
Disney Hollywood Studios photo passport pictures. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40616266&postcount=44)

Tuesday...March 15, 2011
Disney World Day..Will we have a disaster???? (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40791655&postcount=84)
Will Kylee be a Princess...Why yes of Course. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40791999&postcount=85)
Enjoying the rest of the day at Disney World.. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40792420&postcount=86)
Continuing our day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40796353&postcount=92)
Our last part of the day:( (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40796418&postcount=93)
Photo Passport...BBB (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40798876&postcount=98)
Photo Passport pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40798973&postcount=100)

Wednesday...March 16th, 2011
Epcot day!! Feeling like VIPs.. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40886598&postcount=120)
Yep...we were VIPs:) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40886609&postcount=121)
Getting to meet 2 very special people. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40889090&postcount=125)
Meeting the Fairies..off to the World Showcase (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40889650&postcount=131)
Pick A Pearl...The rest of our day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40899458&postcount=139)
Passport pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40900058&postcount=140)

Thursday...March 17, 2011
Sea World Day!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40975959&postcount=175)
Shamu's ~Believe~ Show (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40977986&postcount=176)
The rest of our stay at Sea World (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40978480&postcount=177)
Christmas at GKTW (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40987375&postcount=184)
The Star is shining bright (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40987723&postcount=185)
Professional pictures taken while feeding the Dolphins at Sea World (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40988057&postcount=187)

March 18th, 2011
Busch Garden day!!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40994809&postcount=191)
Tiger and Giraffes..oh my (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41032018&postcount=220)
Elephants and more rides..oh my (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41032258&postcount=221)
Our last part of our day at Busch Gardens:( (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41032285&postcount=222)

March 19th, 2011
Our last breakfast at GKTW and pictures inside of our Villa (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41091839&postcount=237)
Korissa's star and saying our goodbyes to GKTW :( (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41092223&postcount=238)
Arriving at Island of Adventure (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41092586&postcount=240)
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41131251&postcount=251)
The rest of our day at IOA (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41132255&postcount=252)
Our new home for our rest of our trip in Florida (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41132969&postcount=253)

March 20th, 2011
Beach day!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41133611&postcount=254)
Fun in the sun (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41133975&postcount=255)
More...Fun in the Sun (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41134456&postcount=256)

March 21st, 2011
Universal Studios Day!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41296501&postcount=273)
The rest of the day at US!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41296844&postcount=274)


March 22nd, 2011
Discovery Cove Day!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41321246&postcount=283)
Having fun swimming (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41321713&postcount=285)
Sting Rays and Fish oh my:eek: (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41329176&postcount=293)
Wishes does come true...thanks to our ANGEL (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41367523&postcount=306)
Doing tricks with the Dolphins is fun (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41367628&postcount=307)
Discovery Cove professional pictures (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41367748&postcount=308)
Family pictures with the Dolphin (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41367842&postcount=309)
Last part of our wonderful day (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41368038&postcount=311)

March 23rd, 2011

The Orange Juice that could be an explosive and the end of our 10 day MAW adventure. (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=41368717&postcount=313)


Non trip pictures..
Mitochondrial Disease Video made by Kyra and Kerri (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40967063&postcount=168)
The wonderful special gift from Lynn (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40928065&postcount=159)

Mom2mitokids
04-02-2011, 12:16 AM
Our day started out early. We had to get up at 5:00am. It wasn't hard to get the kids up though. I had kept a secret for 5 months that a Limo was picking us up..or I had thought I did. I guess I left a text message open and Korissa saw it. She didn't see it until the last week, but we kept talking about a Shuttle, so she wasn't a 100% sure. The limo was suppose to be at the house at 6:30am, but we got a call at 6:10am that he was here. We weren't quit ready yet so he just waited outside. Steven looked outside and saw the limo. Can I say we had some very excited kids. They were all hoping we would get one.

Picture of family by the limo...MAW shirt were made by Chiara(disname..cegero)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000173.jpg

Kids with John..our limo driver.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000174.jpg

We left the house at 6:40am headed to LAX. Our flight took off at 10:30am for a long 4 1/2 hour flight.

Kids in the limo...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000175.jpg

The kids set in for a 1 1/2 hour drive to LAX
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000178.jpg

We actually got to LAX in record time. I guess most people are asleep at 7-8am on a Sunday morning. We got to the airport at 8:25am and we unloaded all of our luggage(9 carry-ons..1 check in, and a big stroller) and headed to security. This was my biggest concern. We had 2 suitcases full of medical supplies...Kylee wearing her feeding backpack, and my pacemaker. Thankfully everything went pretty smoothly. I went through the body scanner and Kylee got a complete pat down. She took it in stride. They had to swab down her feeding backpack and then she was cleared. What was a pain in the butt was they took out every formula boxes(Neocate Splash), Pedialyte, and Prune juice out and swabbed everyone. I had 45 formula boxes, 12 Pedialye juice boxes, and 12 Prune juice bottle(the little Gerber ones). Thankfully they did it quickly, but than we were left to put everything back in suitcase. We finally got to our terminal at 9:15...just in time to grab some Mc Ds breakfast.

Waiting at our terminal eating a lite breakfast
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000181.jpg

Kylee had an OJ for breakfast. This OJ will come back to story at the end..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000182.jpg

Steven waiting for the plane to arrive..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000185.jpg

Kylee waiting..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000186.jpg

Korissa waiting..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000187.jpg

Finally at 10:00am the plane shows up..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000189.jpg

We all boarded the plane at 10:20.

Scott and Steven sat together
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000190.jpg

Kyra and Ashlee sat together...Korissa wanted to sit with me..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000192.jpg

Kylee and Korissa with me..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000193.jpg

At 10:35am we finally started backing up..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000194.jpg

Kylee making sure she knows what to do in an emergency
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000197.jpg

Kyra's reaction on take off..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000206.jpg

Views on take off..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000209.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000217.jpg

The Long Beach Ports. You can see the Queen Mary. I had no clue I even took this.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000220.jpg

Florida!!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000248.jpg

Landing!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000250.jpg

Next post..we meet our GKTW Greeter..

Mom2mitokids
04-02-2011, 01:38 AM
So last post we had just landed in Florida. We landed at 6:15pm. Not too far off our suppose to be 6:06pm landing. Oh...I forgot to mention that they checked in all our carry on luggage for free(first pixie dust). I guess they saw how many we had at LAX and they asked if we wanted to just check them in. We said yes so we didn't have to fit them all on the overhead on the plane. That was a huge relief for us. I also forgot to say we got our second pixie dust on the plane just before we landed. The Flight attendant saw we were on a MAW trip and asked if we wanted some snacks for our days at the parks. I said sure and thank you. She comes back with 2 huge bags full of Peanuts, cookies, candies, and pretzels. She than asked if we like wine. I said sometimes. She went back and got Scott and I a bottle of white wine. Unfortunately..we didn't have time to drink it, so we left it at our second place we stayed at. We just couldn't fit it in our luggage. The snack came in handy for all the parks.

Back to the story.. We get off the plane and head to the restroom. After that we make our way to the Monorail to get us to our GKTW Greeter and luggage. We get out of the Monorail walk a little bit and there he was..our GKTW Greeter. This is were I'm bad. I didn't write down his name...ugh.

Our wonderful Greeter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/blockedname.jpg

He took us to get all our luggage and then took us to our rental Company..Third pixie dust...MAW paid for our extra days of our rental.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000260.jpg

While I was waiting for Scott to do the rental agreement this Squirrel came right up to me. I though it was going to jump on me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000258.jpg

Kids waiting to get the van..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000261.jpg

Finally..we were on our way to GKTW. Now.. they give you direction to the village, but Scott brought the GPS with us and had already put in the address. What he did forgot was to change the no toll road settings. It actually took us a shorter route and we didn't have to pay a cent. We got to GKTW 7 min. before we were suppose too.

This is what we saw.. Sorry a little blurry
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000262.jpg

We are here!!!! Eight months in the making
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000264.jpg

We parked and went in the House of Hearts. They were all ready for us. They handed Korissa a Mickey Mouse and the other kids got a Shamu.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000265.jpg

Kylee had me take a picture of her on the rocking horse. She remembered this from her MAW trip and just loved riding this.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000266.jpg

It was time to go see our Villa. Steven, Kylee, and Korissa went with the volunteer(again...didn't write down her name) in the golf cart as the rest of us follow in the van.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000267.jpg

The family in front of our Villa. We were in the new part. We saw them building these during Kylee's Wish Trip.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/blocked2.jpg

We go in and saw this..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000271.jpg

We unloaded our stuff and head to Katie's kitchen. By this time it was 9:00pm and we were all starving. We were standing by Katie's kitchen and saw this...so sad
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000272.jpg

It was a little chilly out so we went in the ice cream place and ate dinner.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000273.jpg

After dinner we of course had to have some ice cream
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v54/fourgirls1boy4me/P1000275.jpg

We finished up dinner and our dessert and headed back to our villa. We get everyone situated and showers a going. After my shower..I started my nightly ironing for our clothes for the next day. We all get to bed at 12am.

Next post... alarm clock didn't go off...Did we make it to Orientation???

blessedmom4
04-02-2011, 03:06 AM
Oh my gosh, I LOVE all of the pictures!!! You have been a busy lady and everyone looks SO happy!!!! I can't believe I am the first one to sign...that NEVER happens!!!!

kayrosek
04-02-2011, 03:34 AM
Wonderful pics so excited :yay::yay::yay: you started your TR.

p00h4me
04-02-2011, 08:01 AM
Yeah Kris! I found your trip report! Great start and all the pixie dust you got even before getting to GKTW! Love all the pictures and details.

Oh no! Such a late night before bed and time change too! Hope you wake up in time for the orientation!

petals
04-02-2011, 08:33 AM
Great start. What fab pixie dust on the plane that was so nice of the flight attendant to give loads of snacks :)

21hearts
04-02-2011, 08:56 AM
Wonderful pictures & it sounds like a great start for the trip. Can't wait to read the rest.

tinytreasures
04-02-2011, 08:57 AM
:yay:You started :yay:
I can't believe how long it took you to get there :eek: That was a long day. Love the pictures :cloud9:

ChattaAlley
04-02-2011, 09:26 AM
Your kids have melted my heart. I am so glad yall got 2 MAW trips. I have a friend whose son has this diagnosis also and I told her to check into contacting their social worker to get a MAW trip. I hope she will do it.

miprender
04-02-2011, 09:35 AM
:cool1: Yeah you started. Great pics.:goodvibes

brookerene
04-02-2011, 09:59 AM
What a great start to your TR, can't wait to read more!!!!

mommy2girlswv
04-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Can't wait to read more..:banana:

hisgrl
04-02-2011, 12:38 PM
I am totally enjoying your story so far! We are a MAW family and your pics bring back so many good memories! I can't wait to hear more!:thumbsup2

MitoDadMO
04-02-2011, 08:42 PM
you started!!! so excited to read about your trip. love the Jett Travolta picture, that brick means a lot to epilepsy families like ours.

angeque143
04-02-2011, 09:18 PM
Goodness you have to write more!!!! popcorn::popcorn:: Fantastic trip so far!!! :woohoo: WE WANT MORE!!! LOL

Mom2mitokids
04-03-2011, 01:31 AM
Oh my gosh, I LOVE all of the pictures!!! You have been a busy lady and everyone looks SO happy!!!! I can't believe I am the first one to sign...that NEVER happens!!!!
Congrats Judy on being first..lol.
I had a little engery spirt and wanted to get this TR started.
Wonderful pics so excited :yay::yay::yay: you started your TR.
Thank you Krystal:hug:
Yeah Kris! I found your trip report! Great start and all the pixie dust you got even before getting to GKTW! Love all the pictures and details.

Oh no! Such a late night before bed and time change too! Hope you wake up in time for the orientation!
Thank you Gail:hug: The daylight change was really hard. If I had known the day we were to leave was daylight savings..I would of left on the 14th. Some reason the calendar I was using didn't show it:confused3.
Great start. What fab pixie dust on the plane that was so nice of the flight attendant to give loads of snacks :)
Thank you Emma :hug:
Wonderful pictures & it sounds like a great start for the trip. Can't wait to read the rest.
Thank you Melissa:hug:
:yay:You started :yay:
I can't believe how long it took you to get there :eek: That was a long day. Love the pictures :cloud9:

Thank you Kathleen:hug: It was a long day. This is why I wanted to try a red eye so we could have our first day to enjoy GKTW, but I was out voted on it. The kids were afraid to fly at night:rolleyes1.

Mom2mitokids
04-03-2011, 01:39 AM
Your kids have melted my heart. I am so glad yall got 2 MAW trips. I have a friend whose son has this diagnosis also and I told her to check into contacting their social worker to get a MAW trip. I hope she will do it.
Thank you for coming by:hug:. Thank you for your sweet words. Your friend should apply. Any of his doctor should do it. Please keep me updated on him.
:cool1: Yeah you started. Great pics.:goodvibes
Thank you Michelle:hug:
What a great start to your TR, can't wait to read more!!!!
Thank you Brooke:hug:. This is just the tip of the iceburg of my TR. Get ready for tons of pictures:laughing:
Can't wait to read more..:banana:

Thank you April:hug: more to come soon.

Mom2mitokids
04-03-2011, 01:46 AM
I am totally enjoying your story so far! We are a MAW family and your pics bring back so many good memories! I can't wait to hear more!:thumbsup2
Thank you for coming by:hug: Do you have a TR?
you started!!! so excited to read about your trip. love the Jett Travolta picture, that brick means a lot to epilepsy families like ours.
Thank you Josh. I'm loving your TR. The boys just melt my heart. I cried the day I heard Jett passed away. I just love John Travolta. Kylee had 20 seizures when she was a baby and nothing since, but we were told that it can show it's ugly butt anytime...especially she has some brain involvement.
Goodness you have to write more!!!! popcorn::popcorn:: Fantastic trip so far!!! :woohoo: WE WANT MORE!!! LOL

Thank you Angie:hug: Keep the popcorn:: as more is too come.

LVMom23
04-03-2011, 01:46 AM
Sure, leave us hanging right at the beginning!!

I'm so glad you took so many pictures. I feel like I'm going along this with you! I can't wait to hear more :)

Darkfirewolfe
04-03-2011, 09:39 AM
Subscribing!! popcorn::

blessedmom4
04-03-2011, 03:43 PM
I think you are off to a GRAND start and I will be here ready to read more popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: when you have time!! :hug::grouphug::hug:

fulseasmama
04-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Great start to your TR...can't wait to read more! You were up until 12 AM :scared1:. I don't know how you did it...I did not make it up past 10PM the entire trip.;) Loving all the pictures!

Mom2mitokids
04-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Sure, leave us hanging right at the beginning!!
Shouldn't be hanging on too long
I'm so glad you took so many pictures. I feel like I'm going along this with you! I can't wait to hear more :)

Subscribing!! popcorn::
Thank you:hug:
I think you are off to a GRAND start and I will be here ready to read more popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:: when you have time!! :hug::grouphug::hug:
Thank you Judy. I'm hoping to have some more report tonight. Kyra is taking over my computer right now doing a report. I'm on my laptop right now that doesn't have my pictures on it.
Great start to your TR...can't wait to read more! You were up until 12 AM :scared1:. I don't know how you did it...I did not make it up past 10PM the entire trip.;) Loving all the pictures!

We stayed up till 12-1am almost everynight and got up between 7-7:30am most mornings. Can you say exhaustion? That's why a couple of parks we switched so we can sleep in till at least 8:30.

chelleydi77
04-04-2011, 09:36 PM
LOVE it! I love the pics and can't wait to read more!!! You can't leave us hanging! lol!

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 12:33 AM
I left off that we went to bed at midnight, but before I went to bed I set the alarm for 7:30am. Scott had to be at the 9am orientation and I wanted to take Steven and Kylee around the village and to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Kyra woke us up at 8:34am!:scared1: Scott and I both jump up. I looked at the alarm clock and it was set for pm:headache:. I didn't even notice this when I set the clock. For those going on a trip...make sure the clocks are set right:rolleyes1.
Scott jumped up and hurried and got dressed. Thankfully he didn't need to shave this morning. He left the Villa at 8:50. I never seen him get dressed so fast. My plans though were shot. I can't get dressed that fast..plus all meds that I need too do. We all got done at 9:35(fast for me) and I still didn't hear from Scott ,so we started to walk to the gingerbread house for breakfast. The Gingerbread house closes at 10, so we had to hurry. The only thing I didn't like that GKTW changed was we all had to go in to have breakfast or dinner at the same time or the person without you don't get to eat. You get a card that they swipe and once it's swipe..the other person can't use it. We had just started walking and Scott called to say he was done. I told him that we had left and we would be there in a few. We get almost there and a golf cart volunteer stopped to give us a ride. We literally had about 50 yards left. Why couldn't we of gotten a ride like 10 min prior;). We get to the Gingerbread house at 9:50..just in time for some breakfast.

The girls in line to get some yummy food.

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Our first breakfast at GKTW. I loved the biscuit and gray and the Strawberry waffles.

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After breakfast we all piled in the van and head to DHS. I was hoping we weren't too late to sign Steven up for the Jedi Training. This is what we saw going to DHS..

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Then this... opps..sign got cut off. I told Scott to back up so I can get it all in, but the other cars in back of us didn't move:rotfl::rotfl:

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I think it was about 11am when we finally saw this..

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We hurried over to the Jedi Training Academy to see if Steven can do this. On our way over we stopped for a second to watch the Disney Channel Rocks.

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We got to the Jedi Training and they were mobbed. I really didn't think we would get Steven in. One of the CM saw us and we asked if their was anymore spaces and he told us they had one spot left at 4:20 show.. Perfect. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the day.
We started walking to see what we come to first. We see the backlot( i think that's what it's called)

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Then I see the restaurant I wanted to go to. After seeing Tim's TR and seeing pictures of the yummy food, but they were all booked for this night:sad2:.

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Our first ride was this..

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They got us right on...matter of fact, we were the only ones on this tram. Kind of cool. Here are some scenes from the tour.

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This was Walt Disney's airplane

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After the ride we were left off at where the have some characters wearing costumes. We didn't have a lot of time to see everything as we were off to see the Lights , Motor, Action show.

Continued in next post...

Sammy Cat
04-05-2011, 01:17 AM
Great report so far with a lot of wonderful pics. I am looking forward to seeing more! :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 01:20 AM
My last post we had just gotten off the Backlot Tour and was heading to the Lights, Motor, Action show, but first I got this picture.

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We finally get over to here..

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This is an awesome show. This was on our must do list.

The crew waiting for the show to start.

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Pictures from the show

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This was Kylee most of the show

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After the show we went to go see Mike and Sully. One of my favorite characters. Unfortunately Sully wasn't there:sad2:.

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After seeing Mike..we were all thirsty, so we went to get some drinks.

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We were finally refreshed so it was time to go on Toy Story Mania:cool1:.

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Kyra took a picture of me and my awesome bag. (thank you Wendy)

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My score is in red and Steven is in blue.

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Continued in next post...

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 01:57 AM
Once we got done with Toy Story Mania..it was time to eat some lunch. For the life of me..I forgot where we ate. I know it was near Toy Story Ride. After lunch the kids wanted to go on Rock 'n' Roller coaster...I know...what a ride to go on after lunch..:rotfl:. Kylee and I sat this one out.

A couple of pictures of Kylee while we waited

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Next up was this ride..

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Now Kylee shocked me when she said she wanted to go on this ride. Steven didn't even want to go on. I really though this was a mistake, but she said she liked it. I think it jarred her up a little as she kept swallowing and coughing after wards. The next thing on our list was the Beauty and the Beast live Show. We didn't see this the last time.

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After the show it was time to head on back to the Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy. We got there just a tad early and the kids wanted a snack. Tim, Melody, and Juliana(disname..that's nice) gave us a gift card to get some Mickey ice cream. Thank you!! It was a wonderful treat for the kids.

Kylee in her own world eating her Mickey ice cream. She was sooo tired.
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Korissa and Ashlee also had the Mickey Ice cream, but Kyra had the frozen banana. Steven had already ate his and was at the Jedi Training(they had to be there 15min before the show).

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Next post..Jedi Steven..

21hearts
04-05-2011, 06:48 AM
Oh no for the alarm clock! :(

It sounds like a great day at DHS so far. Isn't Toy Story Mania amazing? I can totally see why people rave about that ride.

blessedmom4
04-05-2011, 07:03 AM
I LOVE all of the photos!!!Beauty and the Beast show is my favorite (Probably because it is LISA'S favorite)! Part of her Wish is to spend time with Belle and Beast and to dance with the prince ON THE STAGE at the Beauty and the Beast show at MGM at the End...She doesn't want much does she?:rotfl2::lmao:

THANK YOU for a picture heavy post, I KNOW what an incredible amount of time that takes to do!!! :flower3::goodvibes:flower3:

tinytreasures
04-05-2011, 08:17 AM
Thanks for posting last night. I couldn't sleep and it was a great read at 3 am. I figured I better not post then or you make wake up to some weird post by me :rotfl:

p00h4me
04-05-2011, 08:24 AM
I love all the pictures from your day at DHS!

So glad that Scott made it to orientation and everyone got breakfast together.

That's great that you got to see and do so much and your day isn't even over yet. Beauty and the Beast show is so good and glad that you all made it in to see it.

Whew :thumbsup2 on just getting Steven into the Jedi training show! Can't wait to see how much he enjoyed that experience!

brookerene
04-05-2011, 04:33 PM
WOw these are some great shots ... some I haven't seen before!!! Are they from the new camera that p00h4me gave you?

kayrosek
04-05-2011, 07:01 PM
sounds like a great day at DHS. I love all the pics especially since you did alot of the things weren't able to fit in when we went. It's nice to see pics of everything.

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 07:13 PM
Oh no for the alarm clock! :(

It sounds like a great day at DHS so far. Isn't Toy Story Mania amazing? I can totally see why people rave about that ride.
I'm just glad Kyra woke up or we couldn't of went to DHS this day. We LOVE toy Story Mania. We went on it twice. I would of done it more if the lines weren't so bad. Even the fast pass line.
I LOVE all of the photos!!!Beauty and the Beast show is my favorite (Probably because it is LISA'S favorite)! Part of her Wish is to spend time with Belle and Beast and to dance with the prince ON THE STAGE at the Beauty and the Beast show at MGM at the End...She doesn't want much does she?:rotfl2::lmao:

THANK YOU for a picture heavy post, I KNOW what an incredible amount of time that takes to do!!! :flower3::goodvibes:flower3:
I love Beauty and the Beast. Not sure how we missed it the last time.
I sure hope Lisa gets her wish to dance on stage with the Prince. Even if MAW says its not possible..go up to a CM or Guest relation on your park day and ask.
I wish I can post more pictures:rotfl:, but you are limited on the post:confused3.
Thanks for posting last night. I couldn't sleep and it was a great read at 3 am. I figured I better not post then or you make wake up to some weird post by me :rotfl:
I would of asked why you were up so early. Sorry you had a bad night. Glad my TR kept you entertained;).
I love all the pictures from your day at DHS!

So glad that Scott made it to orientation and everyone got breakfast together.

That's great that you got to see and do so much and your day isn't even over yet. Beauty and the Beast show is so good and glad that you all made it in to see it.

Whew :thumbsup2 on just getting Steven into the Jedi training show! Can't wait to see how much he enjoyed that experience!
Thank you Gail:hug:
WOw these are some great shots ... some I haven't seen before!!! Are they from the new camera that p00h4me gave you?

This was from my camera. Korissa had the one from Gail. The only parks she took her camera too was Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Discovery Cove.

petals
04-05-2011, 07:29 PM
love your updates. :)

billwendy
04-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Cool!! Kris - its so cool to see the bag with you actually at WDW!!!!!! Ahhh, I REALLY want to go back!!!!!!! Im glad you could use it!

Your little man is just so cute - he always has a GREAT smile on his face!! Cant wait to see the Jedi!!

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 08:16 PM
love your updates. :)
Thank you:hug:
Cool!! Kris - its so cool to see the bag with you actually at WDW!!!!!! Ahhh, I REALLY want to go back!!!!!!! Im glad you could use it!

Your little man is just so cute - he always has a GREAT smile on his face!! Cant wait to see the Jedi!!

Wendy...I loved this bag. It came in handy at all the parks. I got so many compliments on it. lots of.."Where did you get that bag"..I will be using this bag everytime we go somewhere I need to store lots of things. Thank you:hug:

Steven is such a ham;)

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 08:48 PM
While the girls finished up their ice cream..I went over and saved Scott and I a spot to see the Jedi training. The sun was blaring down at this time. It was a long 15min standing in the sun. Scott came over and the show started. Not much to post, so i will just post pictures.

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Steven is on the left side..
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Waiting to fight(is that what's it called..not a Star Wars fan...lol) with Darth Vader..
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Steven's turn
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I'm so glad Steven got to experience this. I really had no clue if he'd enjoy doing this. He had a blast and is still talking about. They loved his shirt too.

After we got done with this we went back to Pixar section. We all get pictures taken with Cars. The pictures are on the photopass port that I will post at the end. Next was to go see Woody and Buzz. We were going to go on the ride again first, but something told me to go see Buzz and Woody first. Glad we did, because after we were done Buzz left for the day. I would of been so mad if we missed him.

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We than went on the ride again. I didn't take any more pictures of this day. I know the kids went on TOT again and then we had dinner. We left the park at 10pm. We get back to the Villa about 10:20 and we all started our showers for the night. Again..after mine..I did my nightly ironing for our clothes the next day. I also did laundry nightly. All the clothes we wore went in the wash everynight..beside whites. We did the one load of whites on our last night in florida. We again went to bed at 12am.

Tuesday...Disney World and Kylee's BBB appt. Can anything go wrong on this day???

Up next..all the photo passport that was taken this day.

tinytreasures
04-05-2011, 09:07 PM
So glad Steven got to fight Vader. That was the highlight of Jason's trip. They have really changed it since we were there. :thumbsup2

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 09:08 PM
Disney Hollywood Studios photo passport pictures.

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The class
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Steven getting his diploma
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Perrinsmommy
04-05-2011, 09:16 PM
Great pictures! Jedi experience looks SOOOO fun! I hope my little one can do it when we go:thumbsup2

billwendy
04-05-2011, 09:18 PM
What a fun day - I loved Ky holding Buzz's hand - so CUTE!!!

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 09:20 PM
sounds like a great day at DHS. I love all the pics especially since you did alot of the things weren't able to fit in when we went. It's nice to see pics of everything.

Thank you Krystal:hug:

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 09:23 PM
Great pictures! Jedi experience looks SOOOO fun! I hope my little one can do it when we go:thumbsup2

Thank you:hug: Just try to get there early. I'm sure they will do a MAW family.

Mom2mitokids
04-05-2011, 09:29 PM
So glad Steven got to fight Vader. That was the highlight of Jason's trip. They have really changed it since we were there. :thumbsup2
Will Jason be doing it again?
What a fun day - I loved Ky holding Buzz's hand - so CUTE!!!

Thank you Wendy. I loved that picture too.

tinytreasures
04-05-2011, 09:53 PM
If we can get signed up I will sign up Christian. I will see about signing Jason up if they have room.

p00h4me
04-05-2011, 11:32 PM
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Great picture of Jedi Steven! Good to hear he enjoyed his experience at the Jedi training.

Love all your group pictures throughout the day!

Hum, oh no, did something go wrong the next day? :eek: Guess I'll have to wait to find out! popcorn::

21hearts
04-06-2011, 10:15 AM
The rest of the day sounded great! I'm so glad Steven got to do the Jedi training!

miprender
04-06-2011, 07:23 PM
:cool1: Love all the pictures.

DH keeps trying to get DS5 to do the Jedi training since our last few trips. But DS5 just saw the pictures and says he wants to try it now since he saw Darth Maul.:lmao:

Too bad about missing Sully. He was so fluffy:rotfl:

Mom2mitokids
04-06-2011, 09:58 PM
:cool1: Love all the pictures.

DH keeps trying to get DS5 to do the Jedi training since our last few trips. But DS5 just saw the pictures and says he wants to try it now since he saw Darth Maul.:lmao:

Too bad about missing Sully. He was so fluffy:rotfl:

Hopefully he will change his mind. Tell him Steven had so much fun doing it.

Mom2mitokids
04-06-2011, 10:01 PM
Kylee is admitted to the hospital, so my TR will be on hold... Unless I can get on my laptop. The last time I had issues.

tinytreasures
04-06-2011, 10:26 PM
Prayers for Kylee

kayrosek
04-06-2011, 11:10 PM
Praying for your family and especially Kylee that she can come home soon.

angeque143
04-06-2011, 11:19 PM
Loved reading the report. Great pictures!! I am so sorry that Kylee is in the hospital...Prayers for a quick recovery and hope you are home very soon!

fulseasmama
04-07-2011, 02:15 AM
Thinking of Kylee...I hope she does not have to stay in the hospital too long.:hug:

Loving your TR...so glad Steven had a chance to do the Jedi training. Looks like everyone had an awesome day. Can't wait to hear more...no pressure however...just take care of Kylee.

p00h4me
04-07-2011, 09:27 AM
Praying for you and Kylee! Hope the doctor can figure out what to do to help Kylee. I know its no fun for you both to stay so long away from the rest of the family when you are in the hospital. Hopefully this stay will be a short one! :grouphug:

Tinkergurl20
04-07-2011, 10:14 AM
Praying for your whole family...especially Kylee!!! I hope she is feeling better soon!!! I just caught up in your TR so I will be patiently waiting for more!!!
Steven looked so excited during Jedi training...how young can kids do this??

that's nice
04-07-2011, 10:43 AM
I hope Kylee is out of the hospital quickly. :grouphug:




Yea, my DIS time has been limited the last few weeks so I am catching up here!

I love the pixie dust on the plane and at the rental car... amazing!

I can't believe you slept in on your first day! :scared1:

I got 2 shout outs already! :banana: :banana: ;)

You all looked like you were having a great time in the Studios! I'm jealous that Steven got to do the Jedi training.. I wanna do that! :lmao:

I love all your pictures... and I can't wait to read more. (when you have time :goodvibes)

kaileighbug
04-07-2011, 12:50 PM
pixiedust:Hopefully Kaylee gets out of the hospital soon.

Loving your trip report so far especially all the pictures.

I have to agree with Kyra...the bananas are really good. I like those more than the mickey bars....don't flog me....:rotfl:

wishin' on a star
04-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Kris, I'm all caught up and ready for more!! :cool1: Everyone looks like they are having a blast. :goodvibes

I hope everything is going okay for Kylee. :hug:

brookerene
04-08-2011, 12:37 PM
I sure hope Kylee will be released soon! I I received your BG package... Will be opening this afternoon!

mommy2mrb
04-10-2011, 10:06 PM
just got caught up...

hope Kylee is doing better and home soon :goodvibes keeping her in our prayers!

the photos from the Starlight gala were amazing on your ptr, looks like a very special evening was had by you all!

love all your photos and reports so far!

p00h4me
04-11-2011, 08:23 AM
Just checking in to say Hi and hoping that Kylee is out of the hospital soon!

Mom2mitokids
04-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Hi everyone,

Sorry for the lack of updates. This has been a hard and stressful stay. I will go more when we get home. Kylee is in surgery right now get a Port A Cath( central line). She just doesn't have any vein acess anymore. I am hoping we will be home tomorrow. I'm am going to rest over the weekend and on Monday I will get back to our TR.

Gail... Sorry I haven't PMed you back. Very hard to do on my phone.

mommy2mrb
04-14-2011, 01:58 PM
Keeping Kylee in our prayers...hope all goes great and you get your girl home tomorrow!

you don't need to apologize, family always comes first! we can wait for updates, its more important to get home and everyone healthy and rested!

Mom2mitokids
04-14-2011, 04:06 PM
Keeping Kylee in our prayers...hope all goes great and you get your girl home tomorrow!

you don't need to apologize, family always comes first! we can wait for updates, its more important to get home and everyone healthy and rested!

Thank you Lisa(( hugs)). BTW.. I have started reading your TR and loving it. Thank you for starting it.

Mom2mitokids
04-14-2011, 04:09 PM
Kylee is out of surgery and back in room. She is in some pain and hopefully tonight we will restart her feeds and get to come home tomorrow. Here's a picture of her new Port.

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angeque143
04-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Sweet Kylee she looks like she is not having fun!! I am so sorry that you came home from Disney and she is gioing thru this. Keeping her in my prayers for a pain free night!

p00h4me
04-14-2011, 04:21 PM
Hi Kris,
No apology needed! We all understand where you are that your first concern is Kylee.

Thanks for letting us know that Kylee's surgery went well and that you both get to go home tomorrow! :cool1:

Wish they could have put the port in earlier in your stay so Kylee wouldn't have had to endure so many pokes.

Say Hi to Kylee from me and tell her she is very brave and give her a big hug too!

mommy2mrb
04-14-2011, 07:37 PM
poor little sweetie BIG :hug: from us!
hope they can keep her comfortable and home tomorrow where she and you can both get some much needed rest and snuggles from the rest of the family!


I don't know how to send the fancy photos, but here's some to cheer up your girl

:flower3: for princess:Kylee
pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust:pixiedust: for getting home and feeling better
:wave: Hi from Megan
and a happy :sunny: day from me!

tinytreasures
04-14-2011, 09:00 PM
I am so happy they were able to get her in today. I know you were worried about being sent home. Praying this helps her from now on.

miprender
04-14-2011, 09:04 PM
:grouphug: Poor Kylee... I hope she feels better and you get her home soon.

fulseasmama
04-14-2011, 09:08 PM
Kris...I am so sorry this has been such a hard hospital stay on Kylee. I have been thinking of you guys often and hope you get to come home soon. Poor sweet Kylee. Hoping she just keeps feeling better.:hug:

mommy2mrb
04-15-2011, 08:21 PM
just checking in to see if you got Kylee home....sending lots of pixiedust and
:hug:

angeque143
04-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Looking for an update!!!

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Emilyswish
04-15-2011, 10:39 PM
Wonderful report so far!!

That's awesome your son got to do the Jedi training! I still feel bad we didn't have time for Drew to do it, but reading your TR it seems we probably would've been too late to sign him up anyway since we didn't get to DHS til 3pm the day we went! It'll be a priority next trip . . .

Hope Kylee is feeling better!

Mom2mitokids
04-15-2011, 11:14 PM
[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Blue"]Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We are home. It was a long 9 days, but in the end..Kylee got a Port and she won't have to be poked again.

I can't wait to get back to my TR. I just need this weekend to catch up on some sleep:goodvibes

p00h4me
04-16-2011, 06:36 AM
Hi Kris,
Good to hear that you and Kylee at home at last!:yay: Get some rest and catch back up on your sleep.

mommy2mrb
04-16-2011, 10:29 AM
So happy she is finally home :woohoo: have a nice, relaxing weekend at home! sounds like some naps need to be in order!

:hug:

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 02:04 PM
Today was our Disney World Day and Kylee's BBB appt at 10:25am. This is the day we were all looking forward too. Nothing can go wrong on this day...or can it?

We all get up at 7am so we can be on the road by 8:45 to head to Disney world. We all get done at 8:00am and we open the door to head to the Gingerbread house for breakfast and we see a raccoon running from the grass to across the street. The kids were bummed they didn't get to see it, but I did get this...

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Before we all pile in the van..We got a family picture by our Villa.

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We all get in the van and head to the Gingerbread house for some yummy breakfast. after we were finished the balloon lady came and did balloon animals for the kids. I was kind of panicking on time, but the kids were having a blast with her.

Korissa with her hummingbird

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Kylee with her dog

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Steven with his Bee

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Kyra with her giraffe

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The balloon lady making Ashlee's. For some reason I didn't take a picture of Ashlee with her balloon, but she also got a Hummingbird.

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It was now 8:50am and time to head to Disney World and Kylee's BBB appt at 10:25. We all again pile in the van and headed on out. We get down the road and we had to stop for the red light by Walmart(for those that have been to GKTW) to make our left turn and Kylee yells that she is leaking from her back pack. now..she has her beautiful Cinderella dress on that Nini made and her princess backpack on that Ellen made ready for her BBB. I'm freaking out as I couldn't do anything as we were stuck at this light. Can I say...Florida has some of the longest lights ever. The light finally changed and we go straight into a Burger King parking lot and her feeding bag totally busted open. All 20oz of formula and prune juice was sitting on the bottom of her backpack pouring out. I was crying at this time. The back pack was ruined for the day, but the dress was spared...will it did have formula on it, but wasn't too bad. Now I'm freaking out on time. It was now 9:10 and we had to go back to GKTW to get a new backpack and feeding bag. Why I didn't already have it...I have no clue. I always bring an extra backpack, feeding bag, formula, and clothes...just in case, but this day I did not. Lets just say...after this day..I always had spare of everything.

We get back to GKTW and did what we needed to do and headed out again. Now it's 9:40am. I knew we would be late now. I just could not believe this was happening. I have had this appt for 4 months and knew they were booked solid for the day and now I wasn't sure we will be able to do the BBB now. It was about 10:00 when we saw this..

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and about 10:10 when we got to see this...

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We park and I thought maybe we will make it...will a few minutes late, but still in an ok time, but then we get to the monorail. OMG.. the line was outrages. I thought maybe our special button will work, but nope..we had to wait. We get on the monorail at 10:35. Now we are 10 min late and we still had a few to go before we were in the park. too make a long story(opps..it's already long) we get in the park and Scott and kids go get a locker and Kylee and I run to the Castle(I was doing the running as she was in the stroller). It was kind of funny because as I was running I'm taking these pictures.

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We get to BBB and there was 4 people ahead of us waiting to sign in. At this point..I'm just praying we can just get this done.

Picture of Kylee as we are waiting to sign in.

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Up next...Will Kylee be a Princess???

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 02:26 PM
We finally made it to check in. They didn't say anything. I did tell them what happened, but I think they were so busy they didn't care. Kylee got her pamphlet to pick out a hair style.

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While we were waiting, Scott and kids came in. He gave me the GC and then him and kiddos went to go ride Space Mountain. I told him to be back in a hour. The next few pictures are of Kylee transforming into a Princess. I had tears watching this. We were suppose to do this on her Wish trip, but she was not feeling good and was exhausted, so we had to skip this. One of the reason I made an early appt time.

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My Princess Kylee!!!

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At the Photo Shoot...Cinderellas Pink dress
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I will be posting the Photo shoot from the Photo Passport at the end

Up next... Enjoying Disney World

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 02:55 PM
After the photo Shoot Kylee had to use the restroom. I called Scott to tell him were we were going. I also need to change her dress as she had more formula on her than I thought and she didn't want to go around stinking like formula all day( I was so upset by all this). It took forever to find the restroom, but we did find it. We did our business and then Scott called to see where we were. I told him to stay by the Castle and that we will be there. Kylee was so excited to show everyone that she was a Princess. Daddy just loved seeing her Princess all done up.
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Next the kids wanted to see if they could pull the sword out.
Kyra trying....nope
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Steven...nope
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Kylee...nope
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Korissa and Ashlee didn't want to try.

Next up was the Snow White ride.

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Korissa and I rode this together
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Scott and Steven
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Snow White herself..Getting the poison apple
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And getting a kiss from the Prince
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After the ride we saw Pooh and Tigger

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After getting pictures with Pooh and Tigger we had to go on the ride

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My 4 girls
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Steven..
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Tigger bouncing..
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Next ride was Dumbo.. Scott and I sat this one out.
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While we were waiting..we saw a parachutes
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Next up...Continued day at Disney World

mommy2mrb
04-19-2011, 04:42 PM
well after a bumpy start it looks like a very magical day for all!

Kylee looks so pretty all princess'fied!! so happy she was able to finally get it done!

you took some great photos even while running :worship:

Hope Kylee is feeling better and you are getting rest and some down time!

angeque143
04-19-2011, 05:14 PM
Awesome story!! I have to laugh at you running and taking great pictures!!! You are one talented mommy!!! :cool1::cool1: I got teary tooo looking at Kylee all done up!! She looked BEAUTIFUL!!!

that's nice
04-19-2011, 05:24 PM
What a stressful start to the day...

I am so glad Kylee made it to the BB in time! (kinda ;)) She looks beautiful!

You guys look like you were having a BLAST! :)

I can't wait to see what else you guys have in store!




Glad you are back Kris! I am so happy Kylee received a port.:goodvibes
Did they tell you you had to go to the hospital if she gets a fever? Juliana always ended up with fevers at 1, 2, 3am. Those night drives and stays at CCMC were never fun. :sad2:

ellenbenny
04-19-2011, 05:43 PM
What a fun day. So sorry it started out so stressful, but at least you made it, and Kylee looked so beautiful all princess-y! Looks like everyone was having fun. Love the running and picture taking too. I know it didn't start out like you were hoping but I am so glad it all worked out!

petals
04-19-2011, 06:21 PM
Sounds like you had a fun day dispite the stressful start. Kylee makes a very pretty Princess :)

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 07:59 PM
[SIZE="4"]After Dumbo we rode Peter Pan. One of the best rides.

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Next was It's a Small World

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It was 1:30 when we got on
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It was 1:45 when we got off
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We were done in Fantasyland so we headed to Liberty Square. We first hit the Haunted Mansion.

Can you say someone is a little scared?? She went on tower of terror, but didn't want to go on this ride..too bad..mommy wanted to go.

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She was mad for me taking a picture.

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Next up...to see Jasmine and Aladdin

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After pictures and signing we were starved. By this time it was almost 3 and we were hot, hungry, and thirsty. I really wanted to go to the Wish Lounge, but the thought of walking back to Fantasyland in this heat and crowd wasn't feasible. We didn't want to eat big since dinner was around the corner, so we settled on eggs rolls and a drink from a cart.

After our quick snack the kids wanted to go on Splash Mountain. Kylee and I sat this one out.

Kylee waiting
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Next up was the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. again...kylee was having a cow, but made her go on. You can see her a little in this picture

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After the ride we found Ariel and Prince(for the life of me...I forgot his name). Ariel is Kyra's Favorite Princess. This was the one place somebody complained about was cutting to the front of the line.

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Next up..Finally seeing Cinderella, Belle, and Sleeping Beauty. Kylee had a blast showing off her dress..which had pictures of them all.

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Up next was to find Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. They weren't too far, but we had to wait 15 min for them to come back. Again loved to show Princess Tiana her dress.

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It was almost 5:30 and we were all starved so we headed for Mainstreet to look for some dinner. We ended up at The Plaza Restaurant. The food was good..either that we were just so hungry any food would of been good.

Steven with his dessert..
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Up next... The last part of our day.[COLOR="Blue"]

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 08:03 PM
After dinner we headed to Tommorowland. Just before dinner Kyra started with a stomachache. It was getting worse, so we did Monster Inc. We bought her some Tums hoping it'll work. We had never did Monster Inc before and really enjoyed it. After the show we went on Transit Authority(Peoplemover)

Going up to the ride
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Thankfully after the ride Kyra started to feel better. Next ride was Buzz Lightyear. We get on the ride and we get stuck where it's spinning. It was a good 3 minute before we started again. Talk about getting sick:sick:...ugh. I do like Disneyland buzz lightyear better... no spinning:rolleyes1

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After being in the spinning and feeling sick..my score wasn't that great
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Our last ride of the night was Tomorrowland Speedway....which they rode twice.

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We were all exhausted. It was 9pm so we decided to head on out. We first stopped for some Ice Cream. We were in the ice cream parlor and the electrical parade was starting. We walked out heading on out..watching the parade. Oh..before heading to get our ice cream I took a few pictures of the castle at night.

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When we were boarding the monorail the Wishes fireworks was starting. I was sad we couldn't stay for it, but bed was sounding so good.

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We get back to the Villa at almost 11pm. Did our routine for the night and in bed at 12;30am. Can you say an exhausting but fun day. Our plan for Wednesday was to go to Busch Gardens, but that would of meant another early morning, so we decided to do Epcot and get up at 8:30am:).

Up next..Pictures from the Passport.

Wednesday..we head to Epcot..I got to meet a Special person:lovestruc.

tinytreasures
04-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Love the update and the princess. Sorry it was a crazy morning before hand :eek:

Tim, I was never told to take jason in for fevers and he had his port for 7 yrs :confused3

kayrosek
04-19-2011, 09:38 PM
Wow looks like you guys had a great MK day. I'm sorry to hear that anyone complained about you guys getting front of the line access.

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 09:41 PM
well after a bumpy start it looks like a very magical day for all!

Kylee looks so pretty all princess'fied!! so happy she was able to finally get it done!

you took some great photos even while running :worship:

Hope Kylee is feeling better and you are getting rest and some down time!
Thank you Lisa:hug:.
Kylee is doing good. she went back to school yesterday. Her teachers are keeping a close eye on her...maybe too much;)
Awesome story!! I have to laugh at you running and taking great pictures!!! You are one talented mommy!!! :cool1::cool1: I got teary tooo looking at Kylee all done up!! She looked BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you Angie:hug: The pictures don't look like it, but I was really running. Never stopped to take the pictures.
What a stressful start to the day...

I am so glad Kylee made it to the BB in time! (kinda ;)) She looks beautiful!

You guys look like you were having a BLAST! :)

I can't wait to see what else you guys have in store!




Glad you are back Kris! I am so happy Kylee received a port.:goodvibes
Did they tell you you had to go to the hospital if she gets a fever? Juliana always ended up with fevers at 1, 2, 3am. Those night drives and stays at CCMC were never fun. :sad2:
Thank you Tim:hug:

I was told about the fevers(anything over 38c). Did Juliana have fevers even when the Port wasn't in use?? We won't be using Kylee's Port except for the monthly flushes and when she is admitted to the hospital. Do they normally have monthly blood draws too? The home health nurse will be out on the 28th to do her Chem 14 panels. Not sure if we have to do this monthly too.
What a fun day. So sorry it started out so stressful, but at least you made it, and Kylee looked so beautiful all princess-y! Looks like everyone was having fun. Love the running and picture taking too. I know it didn't start out like you were hoping but I am so glad it all worked out!

Thank you Ellen:hug: I was really really upset about her Princess back pack, but thankfully you made more than one;)..though Pooh didn't look as good as her Princess one would of.

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 09:52 PM
Sounds like you had a fun day dispite the stressful start. Kylee makes a very pretty Princess :)
Thank you Emma:hug:
Love the update and the princess. Sorry it was a crazy morning before hand :eek:

Tim, I was never told to take jason in for fevers and he had his port for 7 yrs :confused3
Thank you Kathleen:hug:
I'm really surprised they didn't tell you about the fevers. Glad that you didn't have a problem though and it last 7 years. I'm so hoping we don't have issues either. The Port is so scary.
Wow looks like you guys had a great MK day. I'm sorry to hear that anyone complained about you guys getting front of the line access.

Thank you Krystal:hug:
Really if I saw someone just sqeezing in I may say something too(though now I know better). The lines for the characters all were 60-90 min wait and it was really hot and someone taking a cut just means waiting that much longer. The CM told the lady and I think she was fine with it.

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 10:28 PM
These are the pictures that was taken with our photo passport. The first will be the BBB and second page will be the rest.

Before...
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The photo shoot
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I'm so glad Kylee got to do this once in a lifetime experience. lots of memories.

angeque143
04-19-2011, 10:30 PM
So adorable!! Great pictures of her!!!

Mom2mitokids
04-19-2011, 10:37 PM
[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Blue"]This is the second part of our photo passport pictures.

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chelleydi77
04-20-2011, 12:23 AM
I am loving your TR!!! Kylee makes a beautiful princess!

p00h4me
04-20-2011, 12:31 AM
Hi Kris,
Wonderful 2nd day pictures at the Magic Kingdom! Sorry about the stressful morning. Can't believe you got those great pictures of the castle while you were running! So glad that everything worked out OK and that Kylee finally got the BBB experience this time since she wasn't able to on her wish trip. Love the photopass pictures of her! Such a lovely princess!

Even with your late start, you all got a lot of rides and character meets done. The park looked pretty crowded in your pictures. A great fun filled day!

jon03015
04-20-2011, 01:25 AM
I have just read about your family. You are all amazing! We are from the LA area as well, glad to see a fellow LAian on here. Your trip looks amazing! So happy for your family, you guys deserved this trip.:cool1:

blessedmom4
04-20-2011, 04:24 AM
Dear Kris,

I LOVED the photos and seeing how your day unfolds. I was SO sorry to hear about the rough start; however, like the resourceful Mom you are, you managed to get it all accomplished and everyone has WONDERFUL smiles to show the great time you had! It sounds VERY crowded though :scared1: Kylee looks BEAUTIFUL and it is evident Korissa is having a VERY magical trip, Praise God! THANK YOU for all of the pictures, I know what a LOT of hard work that is!!!

that's nice
04-20-2011, 08:14 AM
I think I am exhausted just from reading the rest of your day :lmao:.. wow, you guys were busy! The pictures really do tell the story- everyone has big smiles (well, except Kylee on the HM! LOL)

Too bad you couldn't stay for Wishes.. I think it started at 10 while you were there? That is late and you did miss the mass exodus out of the park. :thumbsup2






[COLOR="red"]Thank you Tim:hug:

I was told about the fevers(anything over 38c). Did Juliana have fevers even when the Port wasn't in use?? We won't be using Kylee's Port except for the monthly flushes and when she is admitted to the hospital. Do they normally have monthly blood draws too? The home health nurse will be out on the 28th to do her Chem 14 panels. Not sure if we have to do this monthly too.

I think we had to bring her to the hospital 7 (?) times over her 5 months on treatment for fevers. They always pumped her full of antibiotics. Reason being is that port is a line directly to the heart. If there is any bacteria in that line, it would get pumped thought the body= NOT GOOD! So she also had to get the port accessed to run full labs as well. Loads of fun in the middle of the night with a tired 1yr old. :sad2:

She only had the port while on chemo so it was being accessed weekly. She had the port placed on April 2nd and her port was removed on Sept. 13th- one month after her final chemo.

tinytreasures
04-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Funny you both were told to worry about Fevers. We were never told that. I didn't play with him at all if he was running a fever I brought him in and they treated him. They did jump fast when he got a blood clot in it. They found it on thur and he had it out on Tue.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the smiles on your girls faces as Cinderella is signing their book :cloud9:

mommy2mrb
04-20-2011, 01:13 PM
wow, what a fun filled day! love all the photo! so happy everyone got to ride and see their favorites!

happy to hear Kylee is back to school and feeling good :goodvibes!

hope you all have a blessed Easter!

Mom2mitokids
04-20-2011, 01:50 PM
I am loving your TR!!! Kylee makes a beautiful princess!
Thank you Michelle:hug:
Hi Kris,
Wonderful 2nd day pictures at the Magic Kingdom! Sorry about the stressful morning. Can't believe you got those great pictures of the castle while you were running! So glad that everything worked out OK and that Kylee finally got the BBB experience this time since she wasn't able to on her wish trip. Love the photopass pictures of her! Such a lovely princess!

Even with your late start, you all got a lot of rides and character meets done. The park looked pretty crowded in your pictures. A great fun filled day!
Thank you Gail:hug: It was so crowded on Mainstreet and running was fun..not...lol. We got to do a lot. Still a few things we weren't able too. Even with the button..we had to wait 30min for a lot of rides. We had to skip the Jungle Cruise ride and we never did see Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck.I believe they were at the front and since we had to run through that...we didn't see them.
I have just read about your family. You are all amazing! We are from the LA area as well, glad to see a fellow LAian on here. Your trip looks amazing! So happy for your family, you guys deserved this trip.:cool1:
Thank you:hug:. Where in So Cal are you? Does Austin go to CHLA? I just read your story and boy...Austin sure has been through alot in the last year. I sure hope MAW gets back to you real soon. I will be following your PTR.
Dear Kris,

I LOVED the photos and seeing how your day unfolds. I was SO sorry to hear about the rough start; however, like the resourceful Mom you are, you managed to get it all accomplished and everyone has WONDERFUL smiles to show the great time you had! It sounds VERY crowded though :scared1: Kylee looks BEAUTIFUL and it is evident Korissa is having a VERY magical trip, Praise God! THANK YOU for all of the pictures, I know what a LOT of hard work that is!!!
Thank you Judy:hug:. We did end up having a Magical day. The magic button did help. Doing a TR is hard work, but really..I'm having a blast doing it. I'm not the best writer(part of my mito and my brain doesn't work well), but love putting our trip in writing. Just medical life does get in the way;) I'm not sure how people can't sit down and do a TR. I owe it to all the Big Givers that worked so hard making our customs and all the Pixie Dust. Like showing Tim..his GC went to the yummy Mickey Head Ice Cream. We would of never bought these. The GC that we got from the Laxton family that paid for Kylee's BBB. One of the Visa GC that we got from Cheryl(i forgot Disname..I know it's WDW something) that the girls got to do the Pick a Pearl made into beautiful rings), how the backpacks that Lynn made came in handy..ect. Not to mention.. our awesome day at Discovery Cove....though that's our last full day in Florida, so that will be a few before I will get to that.
I think I am exhausted just from reading the rest of your day :lmao:.. wow, you guys were busy! The pictures really do tell the story- everyone has big smiles (well, except Kylee on the HM! LOL)

Too bad you couldn't stay for Wishes.. I think it started at 10 while you were there? That is late and you did miss the mass exodus out of the park. :thumbsup2


yes...Wishes started at 10pm. If you didn't have a spot by 7pm..you were out of luck. Mainstreet was packed. They had the Electrical parade at about 9 and then after that was the memories on the Castle then Wishes. I should of taken a picture what mainstreet looked like:scared1:. and DW closed at 1am.. 10pm was late for us. When Korissa said she was done...she was done. Poor kid couldn't even walk anymore.




I think we had to bring her to the hospital 7 (?) times over her 5 months on treatment for fevers. They always pumped her full of antibiotics. Reason being is that port is a line directly to the heart. If there is any bacteria in that line, it would get pumped thought the body= NOT GOOD! So she also had to get the port accessed to run full labs as well. Loads of fun in the middle of the night with a tired 1yr old. :sad2:

She only had the port while on chemo so it was being accessed weekly. She had the port placed on April 2nd and her port was removed on Sept. 13th- one month after her final chemo.

How scary. I'm hoping since we will be only using it while in hospital and monthly flushes...we won't get an infection. This was such a hard decision to make, but I just can't stand seeing her go through 10IVs and 7 blood draws pokes everytime she is inpatient. They need more than 1 IR doctor for our very busy Childrens Hospital.

Mom2mitokids
04-20-2011, 01:57 PM
Funny you both were told to worry about Fevers. We were never told that. I didn't play with him at all if he was running a fever I brought him in and they treated him. They did jump fast when he got a blood clot in it. They found it on thur and he had it out on Tue.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the smiles on your girls faces as Cinderella is signing their book :cloud9:
I'm really shocked they didn't say anything too you. I just know what to look for since i know what a central line can do. Unfortunately..I have had too many friends losing their kids from line infections. Though they were using it everyday and were very sick with Mito.
wow, what a fun filled day! love all the photo! so happy everyone got to ride and see their favorites!

happy to hear Kylee is back to school and feeling good :goodvibes!

hope you all have a blessed Easter!

Thank you Lisa:hug:

I hope you and Megan have a blessed Easter too:hug:.

petals
04-20-2011, 05:42 PM
Luvin the update. The pic of Kylee on HM is funny but I don't blame the kiddie for being scared of it. I won't go on any of those rides so she's braver than me though :)

The photopass pics are brill. They all look so happy meeting the princesses

miprender
04-20-2011, 08:04 PM
:woohoo: Loving all the updates. Looks like you were able to meet alot of characters.

And the prince is Prince Eric with Ariel.:goodvibes

Love the BBB pics. I am so glad that you were still able to do it. I think they run behind because we had to wait quite a while when we went.

kaileighbug
04-21-2011, 03:14 PM
Kaylee makes such a beautiful princess. How wonderful she got to do BBB. Korissa looks like she is having so much fun.

mommy2mrb
04-21-2011, 11:14 PM
how is everyone feeling today?? hope everyone is well and happy :goodvibes

blessedmom4
04-22-2011, 06:45 AM
Praying you have a truly BLESSED
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I pray everyone is WELL!!!

Tinkergurl20
04-23-2011, 12:51 PM
I love all of your updates!!! Hope everything is going well!!!

blessedmom4
04-24-2011, 12:20 AM
Dear Kris, Stopping by to let you know I am thinking of you and wish your sweet family a truly
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p00h4me
04-24-2011, 09:01 AM
To Kris and Crew,

Wishing you all a blessed Easter!

Can't wait for another update! popcorn::

tinytreasures
04-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 02:31 PM
I love all of your updates!!! Hope everything is going well!!!
Thank you for coming by and reading our TR:hug:
Dear Kris, Stopping by to let you know I am thinking of you and wish your sweet family a truly
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Thank you Judy:hug:
To Kris and Crew,

Wishing you all a blessed Easter!

Can't wait for another update! popcorn::
Thank you Gail:hug:. Update is coming soon.
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Thank you Kathleen:hug:

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 03:26 PM
So today was suppose to be our Busch Gardens day, but we just needed a morning we didn't have to wake up so early. We decided to change things around and go to Epcot. I was kind of sad because that meant we did all our Disney days in a roll and no more Disney:sad2:, but it was for the best. It also turned out great we switched(more on why later...great surprise) We set the alarm clock for 8:30am.

We all were ready and out the door at 9:40 and we all get in the van and head to the Gingerbread house for some Breakfast. Again..yummy food. We ate kind of quickly so we could head for Epcot. This was a new park for us. We didn't come here on Kylee's Wish Trip.

We finally saw this...

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We get in the park and saw this...

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This thing is huge. We got to go to Epcot during the Flower and Garden festival. So glad we did. Epcot was just so beautiful and the smell was just amazing. We stopped and took a few pictures

Buzz and Woody

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Lots so...I have to admit. I had no clue who he was until Kylee and I watched the movie while she was in the hospital. I thought he was kind of mean. Not sure I would of taken his picture;)

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Before we got to far from the Make A Wish VIP Lounge we decided to go check it out. I heard many wonderful thing from TR and they were right

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Kyra is Shhhhhing everyone because it was a top secret room. Going up the elevator.

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This little computer was so cool. You touch the color and the floor changes color. Each kids had to pick their favorite color and stand on the floor.

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Korissa.. Yellow
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Kylee..
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Kyra...pink
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Steven...orange
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Ashlee...green
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This is the all you can drink soda, coffee, and water. Shhhhh..I took 4 vanilla creamers so I could have some good coffee in the morning. It was too darn hot to have coffee then.

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They have this funny mirror that Kylee and Steven had too do.

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Kylee practicing for when she goes to Discovery Cove..:lmao:
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More in next post

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 03:27 PM
After being in the VIP room for about 45min.. we got to go through a special door that leads you right onto Spaceship Earth.

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I had no clue they took you picture, so the pic I got was this..
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Kyra and Kylee

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Korissa and Ashlee

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After the ride we explored a little and then it was time to go back upstairs where we had to leave the stroller. Of course the other kids(minus Korissa..she needed to sit. Big kid Scott had to do it too...lol) had to do the magic mirror.

Kyra
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Ashlee
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Scott

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I think total we were in the VIP room for 90 min:scared1:

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mommy2mrb
04-26-2011, 03:41 PM
looks like you had a fun time in the VIP lounge....we had met up with Elliot and his family and went into Spaceship Earth too...unfortunately we got to the lounge after it was closed....I think they were going to try another day to go into it!

anyways...we went on the ride with them and hung out for awhile as the kids played around...the ride was alot of fun....I will post some of our photos when I get to that day!

weren't all the F & G topiaries beautiful! I didn't see the Lotso one though...but we did get to meet him....

waiting for more...

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 04:18 PM
looks like you had a fun time in the VIP lounge....we had met up with Elliot and his family and went into Spaceship Earth too...unfortunately we got to the lounge after it was closed....I think they were going to try another day to go into it!

anyways...we went on the ride with them and hung out for awhile as the kids played around...the ride was alot of fun....I will post some of our photos when I get to that day!

weren't all the F & G topiaries beautiful! I didn't see the Lotso one though...but we did get to meet him....

waiting for more...
Kristy was lucky to get too meet you and Megan. Spaceship Earth was a cool ride. The F&G topiaries were all just amazing. I think I took the most pictures here. Lotso was at the enterence of the park. Where was the character Lotso located? We didn't see him:confused3.

mommy2mrb
04-26-2011, 04:31 PM
Kristy was lucky to get too meet you and Megan. Spaceship Earth was a cool ride. The F&G topiaries were all just amazing. I think I took the most pictures here. Lotso was at the enterence of the park. Where was the character Lotso located? We didn't see him:confused3.

we were the lucky one! hey someday we will get to meet too....hope to get to DLR next year!
huh, I didn't see his topiary and we went to EP 3 times! his M & G was in the Animators Academy with Scorcer Mickey at DHS...we lucked out and were 2nd in line for both of them!

How are the kids doing? hope everyone is feeling good!

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 06:22 PM
We finally left the VIP lounge and I decided to look on Facebook for a few while Scott and kids were looking at some pins. I happen to see a post from Brooke(she commented on my wall that we were heading to Epcot)and she said that Mary(Maroo) and Lauren were here too. I hurried and went on Mary's FB page and sure enough..she was at Epcot. I texted her and asked were she was at. They were just going into the Land Pavilion for some lunch. Since it was about 1:30 and we still haven't eaten...we decided to go over there to eat. The biggest was to meet Mary and Lauren. On our way over there we stopped to take a few pictures.

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We finally made it to The Land Pavilion. The place was packed. I tried to call Mary a few times, but she never answered(very loud in that place). I got my meal and told Scott I would go look for a table and look for Mary. I finally found her, but no tables to be found next to them. I go up to her and we hugged each other. Scott and kids came by to say hi, but went off to look for a table. It was a quick meet, but so glad I got to see them. Lauren is such a sweetie pie.

Me, Kylee, Mary, Lauren, Jessica, and for the life of me..I forgot the other ladies name(sorry Mary)

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I finally found Scott and we ate quickly. Half the day was almost over with and we really haven't done anything yet. After lunch we went on Living with the Land ride. This was a really cool ride.

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Next up was Soarin. I really wanted to go this, but I also have a fear of heights. I told myself before going on the trip that I was going to be brave and go on more extreme rides. Even with the button..we waited 30min. We get up to being next and Kylee decides to tell me she had to go pee:headache:. I asked her if she can wait, but nope. The CM was nice and told me to just come back to the front of the line. The girls moved out of the way and just waited. Can I say what a long walk out? Kylee does her business and off we go back and we get on the very next ride. I'm so glad I went on. The ride was amazing... ok..I closed my eyes a few times, but Wow!
We left the The Land Pavilion and headed to the Butterfly exhibit.

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Up next...Meeting the Fairies [COLOR]

p00h4me
04-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Hi Kris,

Good start on your day at Epcot! Looks like the VIP lounge there was a big hit with the family! Love everyone's fun interaction with the magic mirror and choosing their favorite color for the floor.

Can't wait to read about your surprise!
Gail

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 06:37 PM
we were the lucky one! hey someday we will get to meet too....hope to get to DLR next year!
huh, I didn't see his topiary and we went to EP 3 times! his M & G was in the Animators Academy with Scorcer Mickey at DHS...we lucked out and were 2nd in line for both of them!

How are the kids doing? hope everyone is feeling good!

I would of loved to meet all of you. You are right. We will meet one day. Kids are doing good. Kylee is being a butt today though. The last 2 nights she has been going to bed at 8pm and I think she is now over tired. Korissa's ENT appt was kind of a waste. He wants to see her when she is sick so he can see if it's tonsillitis we are dealing with before he will take them out. Frustrating because we keep getting she needs them out to ..no she doesn't. He said they are large for age, but she was breathing normal at the appt. If only he can hear her breathing when she is all congested....wait...maybe you can..lol. I just hope they can get her in right away when she does get sick.

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Hi Kris,

Good start on your day at Epcot! Looks like the VIP lounge there was a big hit with the family! Love everyone's fun interaction with the magic mirror and choosing their favorite color for the floor.

Can't wait to read about your surprise!
Gail

Don't have to wait long...lol

mommy2mrb
04-26-2011, 06:56 PM
so happy you got to meet up with Mary and Lauren and their crew!

yay, you are a brave mama...see Soarin' not so bad! we love it and also the boat ride (we went on it twice this trip)

happy to hear Kylee is feeling better, except for her attitude :lmao: hope they an get Korissa's tonsils issue figured out soon!

kayrosek
04-26-2011, 06:57 PM
Great update. I love all the pics in the wish lounge, Tim's is the only other TR I have seen this one in, and all the pics from the flower and garden festival. Epcot was a favorite park of ours.

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Next up was meeting the Fairies. The first 2 Fairies was Rosetta and Vidia.

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and then Terence and Tinker Bell

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after the meeting we walked out and saw all the fairies tapestries.

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Next up was Test Track. This was another ride I wasn't going to be scared of. Another ride I was glad I went on. We actually rode this 4 times.

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Korissa texting while waiting
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Ashlee making sure her breath was good going on the ride...getting an Altoids(sp)
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Another beautiful shot of Epcot
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Finally...we are heading to the World Showcase and to do their passports.

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Canada..
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next was the United Kingdom

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Next was Italy
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Morocco..
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And finally Japan. This is were the girls are going to do their Pick A Pearl.

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Up next...Pick A Pearl. This is the one big thing the girls wanted to do.

mommy2mrb
04-26-2011, 07:15 PM
this is almost like looking through my photos:lmao: we have so many of the same shots, esp of the topiaries!! unfortunately we didn't see the fairies, line was always to long!

so isn't Test Track the BEST!!! except for what it does to your hair :lmao:

tinytreasures
04-26-2011, 08:29 PM
Wow the VIP center looks so cool. Mary is so sweet I am glad you got to meet her. She made me ride test track with her. :lmao::thumbsup2
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures they are beautiful :love:

that's nice
04-26-2011, 08:47 PM
What a great day (so far) at Epcot!!! Isn't it nice to be able to relax at Base21? I think we were there for 30 minutes or so.

Being in Epcot during the F&G festival is amazing isn't it? All the flowers and topiaries are so beautiful! :flower3:

How cool you got to meet up with Mary, even if just to say hi! :thumbsup2

I'm glad you faced your fears and took the ride on Soarin'. :)

TT 4 times?????? :lmao::lmao:

p00h4me
04-26-2011, 08:50 PM
You did meet up with Mary and Lauren! Great group photo of you all!

I'm enjoying seeing all the scenery around Epcot as you travel to the different countries.

How did Korissa like visiting Japan? Did you have any sushi while you were there? Can't wait to see the pearls from the oysters that the girls picked out!

blessedmom4
04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Kris, AMAZING UPDATES!!!! I am thrilled to see all of the phots, simply full of fun and pretty children! I have to say again, I am IN LOVE with Kylee's dress...Epcot is one of our favorites and that dress is PERFECT!!! :love::love:

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 11:14 PM
so happy you got to meet up with Mary and Lauren and their crew!

yay, you are a brave mama...see Soarin' not so bad! we love it and also the boat ride (we went on it twice this trip)

happy to hear Kylee is feeling better, except for her attitude :lmao: hope they an get Korissa's tonsils issue figured out soon!
When you have height issues..it's bad:lmao: but glad I did it. I actually wanted to fo on it again, but we didn't have time. I'm so glad our day was changed so we could meet up with Mary and Lauren.
Boy did Kylee have an attitude today. Glad she is in bed now. I could of had this day done with, but now have to finish tomorrow. I'm exhausted.
Great update. I love all the pics in the wish lounge, Tim's is the only other TR I have seen this one in, and all the pics from the flower and garden festival. Epcot was a favorite park of ours.
I wish I took pictures of the bathroom:laughing:. It was amazing. I would love to go back to Epcot one day and see the stuff we didn't get to see.
this is almost like looking through my photos:lmao: we have so many of the same shots, esp of the topiaries!! unfortunately we didn't see the fairies, line was always to long!

so isn't Test Track the BEST!!! except for what it does to your hair :lmao:
:lmao: The line was huge to see the Fairies. If it wasn't for the special button..we would of stipped seeing them. Test Track is awesome. Kylee went on it once and didn't like it, so Scott and I had to take turns watching her.
Wow the VIP center looks so cool. Mary is so sweet I am glad you got to meet her. She made me ride test track with her. :lmao::thumbsup2
Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures they are beautiful :love:
Mary is so sweet. How cool you got to go on a ride with her and test track at that.
What a great day (so far) at Epcot!!! Isn't it nice to be able to relax at Base21? I think we were there for 30 minutes or so.

Being in Epcot during the F&G festival is amazing isn't it? All the flowers and topiaries are so beautiful! :flower3:

How cool you got to meet up with Mary, even if just to say hi! :thumbsup2

I'm glad you faced your fears and took the ride on Soarin'. :)

TT 4 times?????? :lmao::lmao:
I think we could of spent our whole time there...lol..just kinding. We did stay longer than I thought we would.

I conquered a lot of my fears during this trip:cool1:. Once I got the ok from Cardio to go on these rides I told myself I will not be afraid and I will go on rides.
You did meet up with Mary and Lauren! Great group photo of you all!

I'm enjoying seeing all the scenery around Epcot as you travel to the different countries.

How did Korissa like visiting Japan? Did you have any sushi while you were there? Can't wait to see the pearls from the oysters that the girls picked out!

We did get to meet them:thumbsup2. I skipped a few Countries or this trip report would never end...lol.

Korissa loved Japan. I on the other hand had to deal with a little crabby pants at this time. We ended up having dinner at the Tokyo Dining...so yes, she got her sushi;). I will get the rest of the day up tomorrow.

Mom2mitokids
04-26-2011, 11:17 PM
Kris, AMAZING UPDATES!!!! I am thrilled to see all of the phots, simply full of fun and pretty children! I have to say again, I am IN LOVE with Kylee's dress...Epcot is one of our favorites and that dress is PERFECT!!! :love::love:

Thank you Judy. Maybe you will get a dress like this for your trip;).

Mom2mitokids
04-27-2011, 01:40 PM
We finally made it to Japan to do the Pick A Pearl. The girls were so excited all day to do this. This was their one big thing they got to do. We go in and Kylee started right in with the fits. She was crying and flopping on the floor that she wanted to do the Pick A Pearl too. She had her big thing and she was too young to do this(ok..maybe not too young, but what is she going to do with a Pearl). I'm trying to listen to what the ladies that do the Pearl were saying, but than I had a kid hanging on my leg crying and having everyone looking at us. BTW...she had an attude all day. I knew she was way overtired, so I was trying to be patient with her, but enough was enough. I had to take her outside and gave her a stern talk. If this was her Wish trip we would of left and went back to GKTW, but this was Korissa's trip and she wanted to finish with Epcot...even though she was exhausted too. Anyways...Kylee finally calmed down and we watched the girls pick their Pearls.

The oyster tank

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I told the girls to pick the smallest and hairiest Oyster...Per what I read on here. Korissa was first..

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Than Kyra..and Ashlee

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Korissa's oyster is on the left..Kyra in middle, and then Ashlee's is on the right

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Opening up Korissa's..Not only did she get one, but 2 Pearls. It's Twins!!!!!

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Opening up Kyra's Oyster..

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Only one Pearl but it was a very pretty pink color.

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Ashlee's

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After the ceremony was done the girls went to go pick out their rings. They told us it would be done in a hour. We decided since it was 6:00pm to eat in Japan. I thought maybe the rest will help with Miss Crabby pants. She was still whinny and caring on. We ate at the Japan Dining. Scott and Korissa had sushi, I had the terikai chicken and beef, Steven, Scott, and Kyra had the Curry Udon soup, and Ashlee had just the Beef Udon soup. All was yummy. After dinner we picked up the rings.

Kyra's...I did take these pictures last night. I don't have a picture of Ashlee's
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Korissa's Twins..modeled by Kyra's hand...lol

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We left Japan and headed to the next World.

Kids being funny

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After this picture the kids went up to a CM to look at his Pins and he started to talk with us. He was very nice. He wanted to know what Korissa was dealing with. We told him that Korissa and Kylee had Mitochondrial Diease and it affects the way they produce energy. He told us to hang on and he will be right back. He comes out with 2 icees for Korissa and Kylee. I thought that was really nice of him, but I did have 3 other kids. If you are going to do something for 2 than please do something for all, because now I had Steven and Kyra say...that's not fair and was upset that they were left out. We did tell him thank you and we moved on..and since Kylee took 2 sips and was done...Kyra and Steven shared the rest.

It started to get dark fast..
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We finished up the Worlds and the kids wanted to do Test Track one more time so we headed over there.

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Scott and kids on ride

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The kids actually went on it twice. Once with me and the other with Scott since one of us had to sit out with Kylee. We were all exhausted and poor Korissa couldn't even walk anymore so we started to head out. I did catch a little bit of the fireworks.

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We got back at the Villa by 10:00pm and again did our nightly routine of taking turns showering and me doing the nightly ironing for the next day and the load of laundry. I think we all crawled in bed at 11:30.

Up next....Sea World Day!!!

Passport pictures!!!

Mom2mitokids
04-27-2011, 02:21 PM
Passport Pictures from our day at Epcot

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First time on Test Track...see the hidden Mickey;)
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Kylee not liking it much

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Our second time on it..Kids told me if I was cool..than I would keep my hands up...lol
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Can you spot the crabby pants...lol
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The photogragher got her to smile..lol
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Fourth time on TT

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Leaving:sad2:
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cajunfan
04-27-2011, 02:58 PM
I am enjoying the report! LOVE all the pictures...

Kylee should be getting a package in the mail today...it was quick...let me know about fit and things...

Lynn

mommy2girlswv
04-27-2011, 03:11 PM
I love reading your TR!!! I was thinking about letting January pick a pearl and make something for me.. We will on our trip Mother's Day weekend!! I love all your dd rings...

mommy2mrb
04-27-2011, 04:54 PM
wow twin pearls, how special is that....
sorry you had a crabby girl, that doesn't make for a fun day!

looks like someone learned to love TT...Way to go mom!!!

love all the photos, esp the one where you all are holding Kylee!!

brookerene
04-27-2011, 06:37 PM
Awesoem so far...!!! Keep up the great photos!

jj0plin
04-27-2011, 07:20 PM
All caught up!! Love all the pictures!

miprender
04-27-2011, 08:38 PM
All caught up. Looks like a great day at Epcot.:goodvibes We have gone in April the last 2 years so it was sad not to be there this April to see the all the flowers.

We did the Pick a Pearl in December and before we went I purchased some Carriage necklaces that hold the pearls. It was a neat experience and I had one for DD7, my mom and of course me.:goodvibes

fulseasmama
04-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Looks like your day at Epcot was great...how fun to meet Mary!

Love the Pearls too. I got to do this in high school and I still have and love my ring. Glad your girls enjoyed it and sorry Kylee was not having any of it. Our kids are so close in age they tend to crash at the same time. Having such teens and younger ones must be a challenge sometimes.

Loving your TR...so fun to see your families trip after watching you plan it all!:cool1::cool1:

p00h4me
04-27-2011, 10:10 PM
That's fantastic that Korissa got twins in her oyster! Love both pictures of the pearl rings. Those will be keepsakes as a reminder of this wonderful wish trip!

Sorry that Kylee was being cranky and tired! That was great that the photopass photographer got her to smile. Love that picture of you all holding her!

That's great you went on Soarin' and Test Track! Epcot is a lot of walking and Korissa did pretty good to keep up until you left. Glad you got to see some of the fireworks on your way out!

petals
04-27-2011, 10:54 PM
sounds like you had a great day in Epcot! Luvin the Lotso Topairy

Mom2mitokids
04-27-2011, 11:39 PM
I am enjoying the report! LOVE all the pictures...

Kylee should be getting a package in the mail today...it was quick...let me know about fit and things...

Lynn

Thank you Lynn:hug: We got everything today. OMG!! I just love everything. Big surprise on the 2 different surgical hats and pillowcase, The ladybug pattern is sooooo cute:love:. Came in perfect timing too. Tomorrow Kylee is getting blood drawn and flushing on her port. She will wear her hat to keep the hair away. I did take pictures, but going to take another one tomorrow of her wearing it while getting her port done than I will post them on here.

Mom2mitokids
04-28-2011, 12:04 AM
I love reading your TR!!! I was thinking about letting January pick a pearl and make something for me.. We will on our trip Mother's Day weekend!! I love all your dd rings...
That would be so sweet. Before our trip we had already told the kids they get to do one big thing and that was it. They all wanted to stay the extra 4 days, so we had to be good on the money. Kylee wanted to do the BBB. The older girls the Pick A Pearl and Steven wanted to do Ridemakerz...though he changed his mind and got a HP wand. Thanks to the Big Give they also got little things too.
wow twin pearls, how special is that....
sorry you had a crabby girl, that doesn't make for a fun day!

looks like someone learned to love TT...Way to go mom!!!

love all the photos, esp the one where you all are holding Kylee!!
I love TT. I want to go on it right now.
Awesoem so far...!!! Keep up the great photos!
Thank you Brooke:hug:
All caught up!! Love all the pictures!
Thank you Kristy. I just noticed you updated your Tr. I will be reading it tomorrow. I can't wait to see your first day.
All caught up. Looks like a great day at Epcot.:goodvibes We have gone in April the last 2 years so it was sad not to be there this April to see the all the flowers.

We did the Pick a Pearl in December and before we went I purchased some Carriage necklaces that hold the pearls. It was a neat experience and I had one for DD7, my mom and of course me.:goodvibes
Epcot was so Amazing. So glad we went when we did. Sorry you missed this year. I was thinking of buying some carriages off of Ebay, but the fun is also picking out the jewelry
Looks like your day at Epcot was great...how fun to meet Mary!

Love the Pearls too. I got to do this in high school and I still have and love my ring. Glad your girls enjoyed it and sorry Kylee was not having any of it. Our kids are so close in age they tend to crash at the same time. Having such teens and younger ones must be a challenge sometimes.

Loving your TR...so fun to see your families trip after watching you plan it all!:cool1::cool1:
Thank you Erika:hug: It was great to see Mary and Lauren. It's a big challenge having kids so wide apart, but it does have it's pros too. built in babysitters.
That's fantastic that Korissa got twins in her oyster! Love both pictures of the pearl rings. Those will be keepsakes as a reminder of this wonderful wish trip!

Sorry that Kylee was being cranky and tired! That was great that the photopass photographer got her to smile. Love that picture of you all holding her!

That's great you went on Soarin' and Test Track! Epcot is a lot of walking and Korissa did pretty good to keep up until you left. Glad you got to see some of the fireworks on your way out!
Korissa doesn't want to wear it fearing something will happen to it or will get lost. So gald they got to do this.

Glad I went on these rides too. I guess I'm getting braver in my older years...lol
sounds like you had a great day in Epcot! Luvin the Lotso Topairy

Wish we got to see the Character Lotso...or watched Toy story 3 before we left.

cajunfan
04-28-2011, 07:47 AM
Thank you Lynn:hug: We got everything today. OMG!! I just love everything. Big surprise on the 2 different surgical hats and pillowcase, The ladybug pattern is sooooo cute:love:. Came in perfect timing too. Tomorrow Kylee is getting blood drawn and flushing on her port. She will wear her hat to keep the hair away. I did take pictures, but going to take another one tomorrow of her wearing it while getting her port done than I will post them on here.

Glad to do it...I am hitting Joann's this weekend and will be on the look out for some butterfly or elephant fabric on sale...is the fit okay? If the elastic is too big on that hat, there is a small opening that you can pull the elastic out and knot some more.

Lynn

maroo
04-28-2011, 08:27 PM
Wow!!

I have missed a TON over here!!!!!!!

You have done an AWESOME job on this TR...I am going to use some of this stuff and tag it on the wish trippers thread - great pics of all the VIP lounges and all of that!

It was so fun meeting you guys!

The other lady in the group pic of all of us was Lisa - that is Lauren's Momma. :) She is probably TOTALLY fine that you forgot her name because she was about to KILL me when she found out that picture was for the DIS. :laughing::laughing:

It was so crazy busy that day at The Land! I feel so bad that I was so distracted and we could not really hang out for a while!

Your TR is great! I love reading it all - the good stuff and the not so good stuff! That is what trips are about...some good, some bad...but overall a great time!!

Keep it up! I promise I will try to keep up a lot better than I have been so far! :faint:

angeque143
04-28-2011, 08:39 PM
Love all the pictures....Sorry you had a crabby girl...I hope we dont get that with the little ones! You never know though! ;) Cant wait to read MORE!!!

Mom2mitokids
04-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Glad to do it...I am hitting Joann's this weekend and will be on the look out for some butterfly or elephant fabric on sale...is the fit okay? If the elastic is too big on that hat, there is a small opening that you can pull the elastic out and knot some more.

Lynn
Thank you Lynn:hug: They all fit perfectly. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take a picture yesterday. Accessing the Port turned out to be a nightmare. She did have the round hat on, but she wouldn't let go of me to take a picture. Screaming the entire time. They couldn't draw back blood as the nurse said...the HHC sent the wrong needle gauges. She was poked twice. It was just a mess. Now we get to go to Quest Labs to do it in the arm. I'm sorry. I really wanted you to see it on while she was getting it done. I will try next time. Posting the other picture in a few.
Love all the pictures....Sorry you had a crabby girl...I hope we dont get that with the little ones! You never know though! ;) Cant wait to read MORE!!!

Thank you Angie:hug:

Mom2mitokids
04-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Wow!!

I have missed a TON over here!!!!!!!

You have done an AWESOME job on this TR...I am going to use some of this stuff and tag it on the wish trippers thread - great pics of all the VIP lounges and all of that!

It was so fun meeting you guys!

The other lady in the group pic of all of us was Lisa - that is Lauren's Momma. :) She is probably TOTALLY fine that you forgot her name because she was about to KILL me when she found out that picture was for the DIS. :laughing::laughing:

It was so crazy busy that day at The Land! I feel so bad that I was so distracted and we could not really hang out for a while!

Your TR is great! I love reading it all - the good stuff and the not so good stuff! That is what trips are about...some good, some bad...but overall a great time!!

Keep it up! I promise I will try to keep up a lot better than I have been so far! :faint:

Thank you Mary:hug: Thank you for letting me know what Laurens' mom name was. How could I forget that:rolleyes1. I just had to post that picture. That was the highlight of our Epcot day. It was a crazy day. We didn't get to half what we wanted to do.

Glad some of my pictures are helpful. Stay tuned as Busch Gardens day is coming up after Sea World. I also took pictures of the Townhouse we rented for cheap;) and of course the big Discovery Cove day.

cajunfan
04-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Poor thing! Don't worry about the pictures...I am just glad she liked them! I was at the dentis office today and was "eyeing" their masks:lmao:...may have to try one of those too! ;)

lynn

Mom2mitokids
04-29-2011, 02:35 PM
Poor thing! Don't worry about the pictures...I am just glad she liked them! I was at the dentis office today and was "eyeing" their masks:lmao:...may have to try one of those too! ;)

lynn

Oh..those would be cool. I know our hospital only has these huge mask and Kylee hates them. They don't fit peds...which is funny because its a Childrens hospital. I will have to see if I have a picture with one on her.

Mom2mitokids
04-29-2011, 02:54 PM
On Wednesday Kylee got a very special package from Lynn (disname Cajunfan). She sent her 2 types of a surgical hats and a pillowcase cover for her mini pillow that she got at GKTW. Kylee loved the Ladybug design. Kylee sleeps with her pillow everynight and brought it to the hospital. Now we can switch off and have a spare. Trust me..hospital are dirty. I want to thank Lynn for taking the time making these. Kylee got her first useage of the round hat yesterday while accessing her Port. Now her hair is out of the way.

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Thank you Lynn:hug:

mommy2mrb
04-29-2011, 03:51 PM
what a sweet gift!

sorry Kylee had such a rough time with her port yesterday...hope she is doing better today :goodvibes

Mom2mitokids
04-29-2011, 07:08 PM
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brookerene
04-29-2011, 07:24 PM
What a wonderful gift.....

petals
04-29-2011, 07:31 PM
Wish we got to see the Character Lotso...or watched Toy story 3 before we left.

I saw Lotso in September. He was HUGE! :rotfl: love him though even if he is evil he just looks so cuddly :)

cantwaittoseemickey
05-02-2011, 06:19 PM
I am all caught up on your TR:banana: I absolutely love the BBB pictures of Kylee. Sorry she was having a rough time for a bit at Epcot. I love seeing the girls pearls!

I'm sorry to hear Kylie had trouble with the port access. She is such a trooper.

Totally loving your TR!

Mom2mitokids
05-02-2011, 08:22 PM
I am all caught up on your TR:banana: I absolutely love the BBB pictures of Kylee. Sorry she was having a rough time for a bit at Epcot. I love seeing the girls pearls!

I'm sorry to hear Kylie had trouble with the port access. She is such a trooper.

Totally loving your TR!

Thank you Tonya:hug:
All these kids are amazing for what they go through. They are my heroes.

Mom2mitokids
05-02-2011, 08:26 PM
what a sweet gift!

sorry Kylee had such a rough time with her port yesterday...hope she is doing better today :goodvibes

Thank you Lisa. She is all better now. She finally had her blood test today by her arm. Only a small scream..:)

mommy2mrb
05-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Thank you Lisa. She is all better now. She finally had her blood test today by her arm. Only a small scream..:)

that's good to hear! such a brave girl :goodvibes

Mom2mitokids
05-02-2011, 08:33 PM
This is a video Kyra made about Mitochondrial Disease. This was a class project about her(in the beginning is all her friends and what she likes) and a Disease. I thought she and Kerri(she did all the editing) did an awesome job. Just a few mistakes that I caught, but couldn't change it and pronunciations. I even have a hard time saying some of these...lol





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p00h4me
05-02-2011, 09:05 PM
Hi Kris,
Tell Kyra that she did a fantastic job in explaining what Mitochondrial Disease is and how it has affected your family! Did she get an A?

Mom2mitokids
05-02-2011, 10:53 PM
Hi Kris,
Tell Kyra that she did a fantastic job in explaining what Mitochondrial Disease is and how it has affected your family! Did she get an A?

Thank you Gail:hug:. I will tell her. Not sure on grade yet, but she did received a standing ovation(sp) and her teacher had tears in her eyes. The students also said to give her extra credits:laughing:. She was the only one that did a video. Everyone else did power points..what ever that is...lol.

How is your visit with your mom and sister going?

blessedmom4
05-03-2011, 12:15 AM
Kris, I was going to bed and had to stop by to see what was going on...then I HAD to watch the video and comment. The girls did an AMAZING job showcasing your family's health story (I say it that way because there is SO MUCH MORE to your family than illness. You make sure they enjoy life as well. :goodvibes) LOVED the pick a pearls and all of the amazing photos if I haven't said it. THANK YOU for sharing your family with us and spreading awareness about Mitochondrial disorder! :flower3::flower3:

mommy2mrb
05-03-2011, 01:42 AM
just one word....WOW!

Kyra did an amazing job...you must be so proud of her! I hope it will help spread the word on Mitochondrial!

p00h4me
05-03-2011, 07:52 AM
How is your visit with your mom and sister going?

It's been a nice relaxing visit until I put them to work for a little bit in the morning yesterday. :rotfl: We went outside to do some yard work raking and picking up the pine cones and large rocks so my husband could mow the grass/weeds.

My sister went with Billy to go see our oldest granddaughter play Tigger in Winnie-the-Pooh on Sunday. Mom didn't want to go so I stayed home with her. They had a nice time. Our daughter told us that she and her husband fell asleep during the second half of the play! :rotfl2:

Waiting for your next day at Busch Gardens! popcorn:: popcorn:: My sister and I went there a long, long looong time ago. Can't wait to see what it looks like now!

Mom2mitokids
05-03-2011, 01:46 PM
Kris, I was going to bed and had to stop by to see what was going on...then I HAD to watch the video and comment. The girls did an AMAZING job showcasing your family's health story (I say it that way because there is SO MUCH MORE to your family than illness. You make sure they enjoy life as well. :goodvibes) LOVED the pick a pearls and all of the amazing photos if I haven't said it. THANK YOU for sharing your family with us and spreading awareness about Mitochondrial disorder! :flower3::flower3:
Thank you so much Judy. That means a lot to me. I am proud of Kyra. She worked so hard on this project.
just one word....WOW!

Kyra did an amazing job...you must be so proud of her! I hope it will help spread the word on Mitochondrial!
Thank you Lisa. I am so proud of her. I too hope it'll spread awareness for Mito.
It's been a nice relaxing visit until I put them to work for a little bit in the morning yesterday. :rotfl: We went outside to do some yard work raking and picking up the pine cones and large rocks so my husband could mow the grass/weeds.

My sister went with Billy to go see our oldest granddaughter play Tigger in Winnie-the-Pooh on Sunday. Mom didn't want to go so I stayed home with her. They had a nice time. Our daughter told us that she and her husband fell asleep during the second half of the play! :rotfl2:

Waiting for your next day at Busch Gardens! popcorn:: popcorn:: My sister and I went there a long, long looong time ago. Can't wait to see what it looks like now!

I'm so glad you are enjoying your Mom and Sisters stay. Glad you are putting them to work:rotfl: I bet the play was really cute. Wow on being Tigger...how cool.
I am now going to do our Sea World day than it'll be Busch Gardens. Sorry this is taking so long. Half of me doesn't want this to end;).

Mom2mitokids
05-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Today starts our Sea World day. I made sure everyone heard me that this was going to be a short day at Sea World. I wanted to be back for the Christmas Party at GKTW. We had a few things we had to do and that was Feeding the Dolphins, see the Shamu Show, The Dolphin Show, Sea More and Clyde show, and the kids must ride the Roller coaster. Can we do all these thing and be out by 5pm????

We all(minus one) get up at 8am to start are day. I finished up getting dressed and started to get Kylee's back pack ready and I'm trying to wake her up. If you know my kid..she wakes up to a dime dropping. I can't even open her door to check her because she would pop up. If you have been at GKTW..she and Steven both slept on the pull out couch. We are all walking and talking and this is her...

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Not even saying we are seeing Shamu today would get her up. I finally got her up and dressed and we were all out of the door by 9:20. First stop was the Gingerbread House for yummy breakfast. I had some good coffee this morning with my vanilla creamer I took the day before at Epcot:rotfl: This is also the morning we saw Taylor and family. I first spotted Taylor and Sami in the food line. They are a sweet family, but somehow we didn't take pictures though:sad2:.

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After breakfast we head to Sea World. I don't think we were on the freeway but 5 min. and this was Kylee and Korissa(though Kyra cut off Korissa somehow)..

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Kylee and Korissa were both asleep..

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Going to theme parks makes you tired.

We finally made it to Sea World

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We parked and who did we see again..Taylor and family. They too just got to Sea World. We get in and took a few pictures.

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First stop was seeing the Flamingos

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Our next priority stop was feeding the Dolphins. We came at a great time. Pictures of us feeding the Dolphins. I gave my fish tray to Korissa.

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More coming up...

Mom2mitokids
05-03-2011, 05:07 PM
Next up was touching the sting rays.

Korissa touching the sting rays

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Next up was riding the Journey to Atlantis. Kylee and I sat this one out.

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Them coming down

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Next up was the Shamu show~Believe~, but first we all needed something cold to drink. It was so hot out. We got a frozen lemonade at the Happy Harbor then we go in to the Shamu show. I couldn't believe how many people came in their bathing suits. One lady really stuck out. She must of been in her 30s with a girl about 10 and she had the smallest bikini on. You can see her whole booty. I just thought it was really not appropriate for a family park. Steven even turned his head fast when she bent over to pick something up. They did quickly leave to look for a spot in the soak zone.

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More coming up...

Mom2mitokids
05-03-2011, 05:46 PM
Next up was the Pets Ahoy show. We loved this the last time and loved it this time too. All the animals are so cute.

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After the show we got to see a dog up close. Boy was he huge:scared1:

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After the pet show the kids wanted to go on the Manta ride. Steven, Kylee and I sat this one out. Once the ride was over with we stopped in the Antarctic Market to have a small lunch. We didn't want to eat a lot since we were going to have an early dinner. After we ate we when into the Penguin Encounter

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We left there and headed to the Shark Encounter

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This was outside...
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Next was to ride Kraken..again Kylee and I sat this one out. I'm trying to be daring, but not that daring

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Next show was Seamore and Clyde Show. This is a fun show to see.

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It is now 5pm and I wanted to leave, but the kids begged to go on Manta one more time. What can I say...

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This is them on the ride...can anyone see them...lol

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After the ride...Kyra came running to me. I thought something happen to Steven as it was his first time riding the Manta. I guess Ashlees cell phone fell out of her pocket on the loop. I thought it was gone forever. It just so happens a worker was right there and saw it fall. Unfortunately...it fell on the cement. Broke the camera and dented it pretty bad but it still worked....though it did eventually die at home.

Now it's past 5:30, but we are on our way back to GKTW. This time I took a picture of Ashlee asleep on the way home, Korissa and Kylee were out too.

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Up next...Christmas at GKTW

petals
05-03-2011, 05:50 PM
I love Seaworld your pics are fab!

That video Kyra made is excellent! Hope she gets top marks for it

p00h4me
05-03-2011, 06:14 PM
OK, I'll have to wait on the Busch Garden pictures! I guess I got what day was next :confused3 but loved all your pictures at Sea World! You seemed to do everything you planned on. You had a tired bunch on the drive back to GKTW though! Hopefully you all will be able to get to bed earlier that night after the Christmas party!

mommy2mrb
05-04-2011, 12:00 AM
looks like a great day at Sea World and a very tired crew at the end of the day!

never been to SeaWorld in FL, but we loved it when we took Megan in 03 in San Diego!

tinytreasures
05-04-2011, 09:40 AM
What a wonderful video it explains what it is but more importantly it gives faces to it.

Your day looked like a lot of fun.

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 12:51 PM
I love Seaworld your pics are fab!

That video Kyra made is excellent! Hope she gets top marks for it
Thank you Emma:hug:( I am saying your name right.....right...lol)
OK, I'll have to wait on the Busch Garden pictures! I guess I got what day was next :confused3 but loved all your pictures at Sea World! You seemed to do everything you planned on. You had a tired bunch on the drive back to GKTW though! Hopefully you all will be able to get to bed earlier that night after the Christmas party!
Thank you Gail:hug:. I'm hoping to start Busch Garden day today.
looks like a great day at Sea World and a very tired crew at the end of the day!

never been to SeaWorld in FL, but we loved it when we took Megan in 03 in San Diego!

Thank you Lisa:hug: The kids love the Sea World in Florida better because it has 2 roller coasters:rolleyes1.

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 12:54 PM
What a wonderful video it explains what it is but more importantly it gives faces to it.

Your day looked like a lot of fun.

Thank you Kathleen:hug:

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 01:53 PM
We finally made it back at GKTW at about 6pm. This is our first day picture of this sign..

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We went back to the Villa to get cleaned up and this was right by our door.

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We all get freshed up and head on out to the van...yes we drove to the Gingerbread house. I couldn't think of walking anymore. We decided to go see Santa first since nobody was really there yet. There was one couple ahead of us and who would that be... Kade's family(mitoDadMO). I saw Annettes bag and knew who made that...lol. I didn't say anything at that time as they were getting off the stage and then it was our turn, but we do meet later.

Us meeting Santa

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After seeing Santa we were instructed to follow the path to pick out a toy.

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We then head to the Gingerbread house to have our first and only dinner there. Picture while walking over to the Gingerbread house.

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The yummy Ice Cream Palace

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Inside the Gingerbread house we meet with Mrs Claus

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We get our food and Kylee started to complain of stomach pains...Ugh. She really didn't look good. I was just hoping she can enjoy our time at GKTW. Ms. Mary came by and made sure everyone was eating carrots. BTW...Today was St. Patty's Day and yes..we all had some kind of green on.

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This is the time I again saw Kade's family sitting eating dinner so I went over there and introduced myself. We talked for a few...mostly about Mito. Again...no pictures. I wanted to get back because Kylee wasn't feeling good and knew she needed me.

Kylee laying on my lap while we eat.

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After dinner we saw the carousal. Kylee has been asking to ride this since getting there. She told me she wanted to go on it and said she didn't care if her tummy hurt.

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After 2 spins..Kylee started to perk back up again. I think she didn't want this night to hold her back. We next get on the carriage for a ride around the village.

Posting these in next post...I'm at my limit.

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 02:19 PM
We were on the carriage waiting to go around the village and the parade started. I took some pictures but they really didn't come out so not posting them.
Finally started our ride

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Next we go in the Castle of Miracles. The first thing I had to do was find Kylee's star...which wasn't hard to find. We went right too it. Talk about tears falling. I just had to stand there and stare at it. I really didn't think we would ever see it again. I just thought how much worse off she is now then when we went on her trip. Just a hard time.

Pole is pointing to her star

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Then I had to watch my other daughter make a star

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Next up was doing something fun. mommy couldn't handle the sad stuff any longer. Time to make some pillows

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Yep...Kylee is still holding her tummy

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The kids thought the floor was cool that it was made with all buttons

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The pillow tree maker..I'm sure he has a name

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Time to play a little

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Kylee with Mr. Snowman

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We were here on St. Patty's Day

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Of course the night wouldn't be the same without some ice cream

Korissas

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Kyras

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mine

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We decided to call it night and hopefully get in bed early...which we did...if you call 11pm early...lol

Next up...Busch Gardens Day!!!

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Oh...I forgot in the beginning of story..when we were waiting to boarding our airplane in the tunnel thing at LAX we meant a gentle man. He saw our shirts and asked where we were going. We told him and he said he too was going to Florida for a business meeting. He worked for Holiday Inn. Guess who we saw at GKTW... The gentle man we meant at the airport. We talked a bit again. Their company is a huge sponsor for GKTW and they came to help out on Christmas night. I just thought that was cool. I wished we took a picture with him.

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Pictures that was taken at Sea World while we were feeding the Dolphins. Just ecuse the crazy lady with the camera:lmao:

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petals
05-04-2011, 04:54 PM
Thank you Emma:hug:( I am saying your name right.....right...lol)


Yup you are saying it right!

Glad Kylee made it through the night despite tummy pains. Poor Kiddie.

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 07:50 PM
Yup you are saying it right!

Glad Kylee made it through the night despite tummy pains. Poor Kiddie.

I thought so from FB, then I got to thinking maybe I got the wrong person... Lol. Your TR doesn't give name.. At least I didn't see any.

p00h4me
05-04-2011, 08:24 PM
Great pictures of the Christmas party at GKTW! Sorry that Kylee's tummy was starting to hurt but she was a trooper to ride the carousel and enjoy some of the activites there. Love seeing Kylee's star on the ceiling too!

Nice pictures from Sea world with the dolphins!

Mom2mitokids
05-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Today was our Busch Gardens day finally. We have all been wanting to come here since our last visit to Florida, but GKTW didn't offer tickets back then. We told the House of Hearts at GKTW on Monday we wanted to go and all they did was fax over our request to Busch Gardens. What we were scared of was..we were told not to expect any special front of line passes, but they(Busch Gardens employees) could be nice and say we can, so unknown was hard. My kids can't stand in the heat for very long and it was a very hot day. I can say... we got the special treatment there too. It's just like Sea World where you go in the Quick Queue line.

On too the story. We get up at 7am, so we can be out the door by 8am...which we did. We first made a stop at the Gingerbread house for a Quick breakfast. We all get done by 8:30 and we were finally off to Tampa. The drive was like 90min(we had a couple of pit stops). This was our first sign we saw...

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Parking was a nut. All the handicap parking was taken as it was already almost 11am. We finally found a spot in the priority parking, but I wouldn't say it was a priority parking...lol. Next stop was Guest relations to pick up our passes. This was a 30min wait. We finally get in, but had to go to the other guest relations to get Kylee's SN stroller as a wheelchair pass. That was another huge wait. I think we finally started walking at 12pm.

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Our first ride was the Gwazi Roller coaster. Kylee and I sat this one out as we sat out a lot of rides here.

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Couple of picture I took after walking to the next stop.

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We headed to Walkabout Way to see some Kangaroos

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First we saw some birds

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Not sure what kind of bird these were, but they sure were colorful

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On too the Kangaroos.

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This is what I wanted too do...lol

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Next we saw some Flamingos

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Butterfly flower topiaries

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Next stop was the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area. We rode Air Grover coaster. This was the only ride we rode on in this kiddie area.

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By this time it was after 1:30 and we were all hungry so we decided to eat lunch at Zambie Smoke House. I highly recommend this place. It was yummy. After lunch the kids went on SheiKra roller Coaster.

If you want to get soaked just stand next to the ride.

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After this ride it was the Stanley Fall Flume log ride. I really wanted to go on, but Kylee wouldn't have anything to do with it, so I sat this one too. Scott was going to stay with her, but I told him to just go.

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Scott, Ashlee, and Kyra coming down

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Steven and Korissa coming down

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More coming up...

that's nice
05-05-2011, 12:34 AM
Hey Kris! I'm all caught up!!!

Your SW days looks like it was a lot of fun!!! I can't believe the girls passed out on the way TO SW!

I guess Manta was a big hit with the kids!! :thumbsup2

Loved all your Christmas pics at GKTW! So sorry Kylee wasn't feeling all too well. It looks like all you guys were living it up! :santa:

mommy2mrb
05-05-2011, 10:56 AM
wow you were busy with your updates!
love your Christmas photos, how cool you got to meet Kade and his family...oh and Taylor's and her family (forgot to mention that earlier) and to see the man you met at the airport, how nice!

seeing Kylee's star must of been hard for you...it brought tears to my eyes and seeing Korissa doing her's too :hug:

boy the dolphins really loved you guys!

so happy you got to Busch Gardens, it is very fun isn't it? boy it must of been hot that day if the kangaroos were laying down in the shade!
Jim took me back in 1994 when we were living in West Palm Beach! but we did some more grown up stuff there...did the Bud tour! Jim was :banana: since he was a Bud Boy!!! hope to get back there on our next trip!

Mom2mitokids
05-05-2011, 01:31 PM
Hey Kris! I'm all caught up!!!

Your SW days looks like it was a lot of fun!!! I can't believe the girls passed out on the way TO SW!

I guess Manta was a big hit with the kids!! :thumbsup2

Loved all your Christmas pics at GKTW! So sorry Kylee wasn't feeling all too well. It looks like all you guys were living it up! :santa:
Thank you Tim. They were exhausted. I forgot the part that Ashlees cell phone fell out of her pocket on Manta. Just went back and edited it in:scared1:.
wow you were busy with your updates!
love your Christmas photos, how cool you got to meet Kade and his family...oh and Taylor's and her family (forgot to mention that earlier) and to see the man you met at the airport, how nice!

seeing Kylee's star must of been hard for you...it brought tears to my eyes and seeing Korissa doing her's too :hug:

boy the dolphins really loved you guys!

so happy you got to Busch Gardens, it is very fun isn't it? boy it must of been hot that day if the kangaroos were laying down in the shade!
Jim took me back in 1994 when we were living in West Palm Beach! but we did some more grown up stuff there...did the Bud tour! Jim was :banana: since he was a Bud Boy!!! hope to get back there on our next trip!

I have been busy with my TR and I haven't been able to get to everyone TR now:rolleyes1 I promise I will read and comment when I get home later today. This week has me going.

I can't tell you how emotional I was. I was just so thankful that we got to see her star again.

I'm trying to hurry up on my TR and I know Gail has been looking forward to our BG day. It was really hot that day. I think it was 86 or 87. We use to have a Busch Gardens here in So Cal when I was little and it was at the Bud factory, but they took it down. I think you and Megan would love Busch Gardens.

p00h4me
05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Went back to read about Ashlee's phone. Glad she was able to get it back but sorry to hear it died when you got back home. Hopefully it's insured!

You started on your Busch Garden day! You don't have to rush into this day on my account. I just had mixed up what day you were doing next.:confused:My bad!

That was nice of them to give you some pixie dust so you could get through the line faster! Hope everyone enjoyed the rides they were looking forward to at BG! The older I get the less appealing those fast rides are to me any more!

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the day but don't rush on my account!:)

miprender
05-05-2011, 10:02 PM
WOW what a wonderful day at Seaworld.:goodvibes

Can't wait to read more about Busch Gardens. This is the 1st trip report where someone went there and can't wait to see more pics.:goodvibes

tinytreasures
05-05-2011, 10:54 PM
Bummer about the phone but I have to say your posts are getting me more and more excited about our trip. I can't wait to go back to sea world.


On another note your link was very informative. I think I am going to call and ask for the test.

jessica52877
05-05-2011, 11:21 PM
I need to catch up with your TR! I only scrolled through and it looks like you have so many beautiful pictures of your family and wrote a wonderful report! I'll be back to read it all!

Mom2mitokids
05-05-2011, 11:28 PM
Went back to read about Ashlee's phone. Glad she was able to get it back but sorry to hear it died when you got back home. Hopefully it's insured!

You started on your Busch Garden day! You don't have to rush into this day on my account. I just had mixed up what day you were doing next.:confused:My bad!

That was nice of them to give you some pixie dust so you could get through the line faster! Hope everyone enjoyed the rides they were looking forward to at BG! The older I get the less appealing those fast rides are to me any more!

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the day but don't rush on my account!:)

I'm not rushing this day because you. I want you to know how this day went because we were there because of you. I'm excited to share this with you. I really want to do my Discovery Cove day, but that's the last day. I just don't want to end my TR, because that's it... no more trip:sad2: . I hope this all makes since...long day. Tomorrow Kylee has her post OP appt and gets to redo her blood test that Quest missed up on.

Mom2mitokids
05-05-2011, 11:35 PM
WOW what a wonderful day at Seaworld.:goodvibes

Can't wait to read more about Busch Gardens. This is the 1st trip report where someone went there and can't wait to see more pics.:goodvibes
Thank you Michelle:hug: I'm hoping to finish the day tomorrow after Kylees doctors appt.
Bummer about the phone but I have to say your posts are getting me more and more excited about our trip. I can't wait to go back to sea world.


On another note your link was very informative. I think I am going to call and ask for the test.
Thank you Kathleen. Please do and ask his doctor. It was great chatting with you on FB.
I need to catch up with your TR! I only scrolled through and it looks like you have so many beautiful pictures of your family and wrote a wonderful report! I'll be back to read it all!

Thank you. Please do come back and read;)

p00h4me
05-06-2011, 08:16 AM
Kris, I'm glad to see that the pass to Busch Garden worked out well for your day there. It's really nice that you have this chance to relive your trip through this trip report. It will be sad to see it come to a finish one day but you'll still be around for other PTRs and TRs to come! The newbies that make their way here will need the advice of pass wish trippers still.

Praying that Kylee's appointment goes well!

mommy2mrb
05-06-2011, 10:21 AM
hope Kylee's appt goes well today and you get to relax over the weekend!

brookerene
05-06-2011, 11:41 AM
I love all the photos.... everything looked great! Thank you for sharing!

mommy2mrb
05-06-2011, 02:56 PM
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Mom2mitokids
05-07-2011, 01:53 AM
As you can see...I didn't get a chance to finish up my Busch Gardens day. I just had a wonderful day....not

We left at 9am for Kylee's Post OP appt. at 10:30. We get there and waited over an hour to go back. The Surgical resident came in and I told her about how the home nurse couldn't draw blood. She leaves and then comes back stating the doctor that does the accesses of the Port is in surgery and will be down in 15 min(turned out to be 90min). Then Kylees surgeon comes in and did his business and left. I then get a phone call from the kids school. Steven had fallen and was in the office crying his wrist was hurting. She needed someone to pick him up and get his wrist xrayed. One problem...we were both a hour plus away. I called my dad and he picked him up from school and took him to there house and put ice on it. Long story short...Kylee's appt was over 3 hours long. We were so hungry. By now it's after 1:30, so we just ate at McDs. I swear I would never eat there as that's all I eat when Kylee is inpatient. Get to my parents house at 3:30. Steven is in pain.. ugh. Drop Kylee off at home with the girls and we head to the ER. Steven has a wrist fracture in 2 places. They put him in a Simi full arm mobilizer. Monday he has to go to the Orthopedist and get a full cast on. Got home at 10pm. Can you say I'm all fun out. Yes...I know that didn't make since. Can't I have 1 week without any excitments. I don't even have time to read PTR or TR. I'm just going to laying in bed all tomorrow and just doing that.

Mom2mitokids
05-07-2011, 01:54 AM
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Thank you Lisa. You made my day.

mommy2mrb
05-07-2011, 02:04 AM
oh honey, I'm so sorry about today....hope Steven is sleeping well tonight and you get some well needed and deserved sleep too!

I say make tomorrow and PJ day!! take it easy, watch movies and eat junk food! you all deserve a lazy, down day!

why are you here.....GO TO BED NOW!!!!

p00h4me
05-07-2011, 07:07 AM
Oh Kris! I'm sorry to hear that you had such a long day waiting on the doctors for Kylee and then the ER for Steven's wrist!:hug: So glad that your dad was able to go pick Steven up and put some ice on it until you could get home. Ugh on the fractures which means more doctor appointments! Oh well, that's next week!

You need a Mother's Day weekend! I'm claiming the next two days as Mommy's Days so she can do whatever she wants! Honestly, don't worry about being on here. Just get some rest and relax this weekend to recharge your mommy batteries.

Happy Mother's Days! :woohoo::rotfl::woohoo:

Mom2mitokids
05-07-2011, 01:32 PM
oh honey, I'm so sorry about today....hope Steven is sleeping well tonight and you get some well needed and deserved sleep too!

I say make tomorrow and PJ day!! take it easy, watch movies and eat junk food! you all deserve a lazy, down day!

why are you here.....GO TO BED NOW!!!!

Thank you Lisa:hug: I'm not even stepping out of the house today or get dressed. My head and neck is killing me.
I was waiting for my meds to kick in and looking on a big computer screen is so much better than a cell phone.

Mom2mitokids
05-07-2011, 01:45 PM
Oh Kris! I'm sorry to hear that you had such a long day waiting on the doctors for Kylee and then the ER for Steven's wrist!:hug: So glad that your dad was able to go pick Steven up and put some ice on it until you could get home. Ugh on the fractures which means more doctor appointments! Oh well, that's next week!

You need a Mother's Day weekend! I'm claiming the next two days as Mommy's Days so she can do whatever she wants! Honestly, don't worry about being on here. Just get some rest and relax this weekend to recharge your mommy batteries.

Happy Mother's Days! :woohoo::rotfl::woohoo:

Thank you Gail for always being here for me:hug: Today is just going to be a quiet day. Going in my room soon..shutting the door and chill out. Tomorrow we may have to go to the Peds since they are open tomorrow and not today. I need the Ped to get him an appointment on Monday so he can get his cast on. Love and ((HUGS))

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angeque143
05-07-2011, 05:09 PM
As you can see...I didn't get a chance to finish up my Busch Gardens day. I just had a wonderful day....not

We left at 9am for Kylee's Post OP appt. at 10:30. We get there and waited over an hour to go back. The Surgical resident came in and I told her about how the home nurse couldn't draw blood. She leaves and then comes back stating the doctor that does the accesses of the Port is in surgery and will be down in 15 min(turned out to be 90min). Then Kylees surgeon comes in and did his business and left. I then get a phone call from the kids school. Steven had fallen and was in the office crying his wrist was hurting. She needed someone to pick him up and get his wrist xrayed. One problem...we were both a hour plus away. I called my dad and he picked him up from school and took him to there house and put ice on it. Long story short...Kylee's appt was over 3 hours long. We were so hungry. By now it's after 1:30, so we just ate at McDs. I swear I would never eat there as that's all I eat when Kylee is inpatient. Get to my parents house at 3:30. Steven is in pain.. ugh. Drop Kylee off at home with the girls and we head to the ER. Steven has a wrist fracture in 2 places. They put him in a Simi full arm mobilizer. Monday he has to go to the Orthopedist and get a full cast on. Got home at 10pm. Can you say I'm all fun out. Yes...I know that didn't make since. Can't I have 1 week without any excitments. I don't even have time to read PTR or TR. I'm just going to laying in bed all tomorrow and just doing that.



I am so so sorry that you have had so much going on...I swear I think kids like to tag team us moms just to keep us on our toes. I hope you get some much deserved rest this weekend!!

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05-07-2011, 09:27 PM
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05-08-2011, 01:28 AM
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Happy Mothers Day!!!!

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05-08-2011, 07:32 AM
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blessedmom4
05-08-2011, 07:44 AM
As you can see...I didn't get a chance to finish up my Busch Gardens day. I just had a wonderful day....not

We left at 9am for Kylee's Post OP appt. at 10:30. We get there and waited over an hour to go back. The Surgical resident came in and I told her about how the home nurse couldn't draw blood. She leaves and then comes back stating the doctor that does the accesses of the Port is in surgery and will be down in 15 min(turned out to be 90min). Then Kylees surgeon comes in and did his business and left. I then get a phone call from the kids school. Steven had fallen and was in the office crying his wrist was hurting. She needed someone to pick him up and get his wrist xrayed. One problem...we were both a hour plus away. I called my dad and he picked him up from school and took him to there house and put ice on it. Long story short...Kylee's appt was over 3 hours long. We were so hungry. By now it's after 1:30, so we just ate at McDs. I swear I would never eat there as that's all I eat when Kylee is inpatient. Get to my parents house at 3:30. Steven is in pain.. ugh. Drop Kylee off at home with the girls and we head to the ER. Steven has a wrist fracture in 2 places. They put him in a Simi full arm mobilizer. Monday he has to go to the Orthopedist and get a full cast on. Got home at 10pm. Can you say I'm all fun out. Yes...I know that didn't make since. Can't I have 1 week without any excitments. I don't even have time to read PTR or TR. I'm just going to laying in bed all tomorrow and just doing that.



How about one DAY without any excitement Kris (I know there are MANY things you don't say. more :grouphug::grouphug:)...I am SO SORRY that this happened, I truly do feel for you and I am praying so hard!!! :hug::hug::grouphug::grouphug::hug::hug:

miprender
05-08-2011, 08:16 AM
:grouphug: I hope you have a very uneventful week ahead. Poor Steve I hope he heals fast. How long will he be in the cast?



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Perrinsmommy
05-08-2011, 10:24 AM
I hope everything has calmed down and you can enjoy your mothers day!

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Mom2mitokids
05-08-2011, 12:54 PM
:grouphug: I hope you have a very uneventful week ahead. Poor Steve I hope he heals fast. How long will he be in the cast?



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Mom2mitokids
05-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Michelle..
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I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Mom2mitokids
05-08-2011, 02:37 PM
After the Flume Log ride we went to go see the Tigers.

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The next ride the kids wanted to go on was the Congo River Rapids. Scott, Kylee, Kyra, and I sat this one out. It was already 4 and cooling off and we didn't want to be wet the rest of the evening. While waiting for their raft come by...Kylee lost her tooth that she had been trying to get out for days.

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Finally we saw the kids on the raft.

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The next Roller Coaster they wanted to go on was Kumba.

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The next thing we did was go on the train that takes you through the Safari.

Waiting for the train.

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Some of the animals we saw on the train.

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Another train passing us.

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Mom2mitokids
05-08-2011, 03:09 PM
After the train ride we were all thirsty, so while Scott was in line to get some water..Steven and Kylee played on some Hippo.

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We all get refreshed and headed to Rino Rally Ride. This is a jeep ride that takes you to see more animals. It was also very bumpy ride.

Steven waiting in line

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This was taken after the ride.

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We then go see Kylee's Ellie's.

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We finally found where Timbuktu was.. ha ha

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In Timbuktu the kids rode the Scorpion roller Coaster

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This was them going up

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Coming by me

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On the loop

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Next was the spinner ride.

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Finally Kylee could go on a ride. While Kylee did the Airplane ride they went on the Sand Serpent ride.

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Thats my limit for this post...more coming up

Mom2mitokids
05-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Next ride was the Montu roller coaster.

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Scott and kids going up

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Kylee in training

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Kylee then tried to get out and fell out. Hurt her hand..ugh. She then got in her stroller and fell asleep

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Kids on the Montu during a cork screw

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It is now 7pm and we still needed to eat dinner and knew we had a long drive back so we left. We stopped at Cracker Barrel for dinner. I just love this place. We didn't get back to the Villa until 11pm. What a great day. I'm so glad we went to Busch Gardens. Even though it's more of an older kid park...we all enjoyed looking at the animals and doing something different. Thank you Gail for getting Scott the season pass. I just wish we can go back and use it again.

Up next...leaving GKTW:sad2:, Going to our new place and heading to Island of Adventure.

jon03015
05-09-2011, 01:35 AM
Wow that looks awesome! I hope you all can go back too. Great pictures, love your report. Happy Mothers day!!!

angeque143
05-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Awesome photography!!! LOVE the giraffe pic!! (Giraffes are MY fav!) Looks like a lot of fun...Poor Kylee..she really had a time of it!!

p00h4me
05-09-2011, 07:37 AM
Hi Kris,

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and that the family spoiled you big time!

Loved the rest of your Busch Garden day and seeing all the animal pictures! The older children looked like they had a blast going on the rides there! Ouch about Kylee falling off the training seat though. Those long days in the parks really tires Kylee out. I would probably look like her too! :rotfl:

I'm glad that the season pass helped with the entrance for Scott. Too bad there isn't one in California so you could use it again. That's great that you got to go to Cracker Barrel again on this trip!

Emilyswish
05-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Still following along! Looks like Busch Gardens was fun, especially for the big kids! :)

chelleydi77
05-09-2011, 06:49 PM
Kyra did an amazing job on her video! Many kudos to her! Love all the pics from BG and Sea World!!

miprender
05-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Wow I never realized how cool Bush Gardens was. I have gone to the one in Virginia many..many.. years ago:rolleyes1 but never thought of the one in Tampa. Looks like you all have a great time.:goodvibes

petals
05-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Luvin your Busch Gardens update. Seems like all the older kids had a blast on all the rides

mommy2mrb
05-09-2011, 11:01 PM
just checking in to see how the dr went today...hope Steven's wrist will heal quicky!

Mom2mitokids
05-09-2011, 11:19 PM
Steven sporting his new cast. We left
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I'm on my phone so I can't multiple quote so I will do that tomorrow. Been a long day. Left my house at 9:30 am and we are still out. I had my Neuro appt at 10:30 and Stevens appt wasn't until 4:30pm so we just stayed in the Valley since we are a hour plus from home. Didn't get out of his appt until 6:30pm. Ate dinner now on way home. Another long day.

miprender
05-10-2011, 07:02 AM
Cool cast.:thumbsup2 How long does he have to wear it for? Especially with summer coming up:confused:

p00h4me
05-10-2011, 08:48 AM
Glad you were able to get Steven's cast but feel for you about your long day! Hope he doesn't have to have it on for very long!

mommy2mrb
05-10-2011, 10:36 AM
glad he was able to get casted, that has to make it feel better!
sorry for the long day, hope today will be better :hug:

Mom2mitokids
05-10-2011, 12:55 PM
He has to wear the cast for 6 weeks. Thankfully they put on a water proof cast on.

Mom2mitokids
05-11-2011, 01:09 PM
Still following along! Looks like Busch Gardens was fun, especially for the big kids! :)
Thank you for still following along.
Kyra did an amazing job on her video! Many kudos to her! Love all the pics from BG and Sea World!!
Thank you for the comment on Kyras video.
Wow I never realized how cool Bush Gardens was. I have gone to the one in Virginia many..many.. years ago:rolleyes1 but never thought of the one in Tampa. Looks like you all have a great time.:goodvibes
I thought Kylee and I would be really bored, but we actually had a great time. Now...i think if we had to wait long time for the kids to go on the roller coasters..I think it would of been pretty boring, but just waiting 10-15 min wasn't too bad. Busch Gardens was up Korissa's alley...animals and roller coasters.
Luvin your Busch Gardens update. Seems like all the older kids had a blast on all the rides

It was a really fun day. So glad we had the opportunity to go.

Mom2mitokids
05-12-2011, 10:08 PM
Today was our last day at GKTW. I could not believe how fast that week went. It was a very sad day, but we knew we had another park to go to. We slept in until 8:30. We all got ready and then headed for our last breakfast at the Gingerbread house.

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Some pictures I took in the Gingerbread house..

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As you can see...we were the last to leave the Gingerbread house. After breakfast we went back to the villa to load up the van. Pictures of our Villa. Excuse the mess and unmade beds.

Kitchen

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Living room

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Master bedroom

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Looking down the hall

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Second bathroom(parents)

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Kids bedroom

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Kids bathroom

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Wishing I had time to use this Jacuzzi bath tub.

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The porch

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The front

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Right across the street

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More to come...

Mom2mitokids
05-12-2011, 10:49 PM
We all get in the van and head to the House of hearts to check out. We got our wonderful surprise and then headed to the Castle of Miracles to find Korissa's star.

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We found Korissa's star with the help of a worker. if you look closely...you can see Kades and taylors star.

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The wall

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Right above slide/play area

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Another close up...her star though is more on the left side. It was hard to see with camera.

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This is where you do the star

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More stars on ceiling. You can just go in and stare at these star all day.

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After this we went to the Amberville train station to do the claw. Some pictures of us walking to it.

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We made it to Amberville

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Inside of train station

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The Claw!!

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Kyra working so hard she had to stick her tongue out...lol
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Lets just say... after 15 min trying and nothing... The volunteer just opened up the machine and let them pick something out. I think Korissa was the only one that got something with the claw.

Up next... Off to IOA

mommy2mrb
05-12-2011, 11:13 PM
I still tear up every time I see the star photos....so many children...how sweet that Korissa's, Taylor's, and Kade's stars are together :goodvibes


wow the villa's are huge....um what mess :confused3 beds look better than mine usually does :lmao:

looks like you enjoyed GKTW until the last possible moment, such a special place :lovestruc


how is everyone feeling today? hope Steven's wrist is doing better today with the cast!

Mom2mitokids
05-12-2011, 11:33 PM
After doing the Claw...it was time to leave. We said our goodbyes and headed to Island of Adventure. I think it was almost 12pm when we got in.

The long walk going into IOA
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Finally in the park

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We first head to Seuss Landing.

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Our first ride... They got us on so fast that I didn't even get a chance to get my camera out of the bag.

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Next was this ride...

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After the ride

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Next ride was this one...

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Our next ride...

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After the ride we were all hungry for lunch ,so we ate at the Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous. We also bought the meal deal for everyone(minus Kylee since she doesn't eat)..since we knew we would be eating dinner there too.

After our lunch we meet with The Cat in the Hat

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One of my favorite pictures

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Meeting the Grinch. He didn't like us wearing Cat in the Hat shirts, but loved Steven shirt.

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Leaving Seuss Landing

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Up next...more of our day at IOA

Mom2mitokids
05-12-2011, 11:56 PM
I still tear up every time I see the star photos....so many children...how sweet that Korissa's, Taylor's, and Kade's stars are together :goodvibes


wow the villa's are huge....um what mess :confused3 beds look better than mine usually does :lmao:

looks like you enjoyed GKTW until the last possible moment, such a special place :lovestruc


how is everyone feeling today? hope Steven's wrist is doing better today with the cast!

I cried everytime we had to go in the Castle. You can just stare at that ceiling for hours and wonder.
I did pull the sheets for the pictures;). I wanted to take picture when we got there, but we were so tired.
We just tried to soak up all the sight before leaving.
Everyone is doing pretty good. Kerri and Kyra had a cold and now is passing it to Korissa. The ENT wants to see her sick, but now we are coming onto a weekend. Never fails. Steven is doing great. I think he likes the cast:rolleyes1 He got everyone in his class to sign it. We go next Tuesday for a Xray to make sure everything is ok and then we don't have to go back for 5 weeks.

mommy2mrb
05-13-2011, 09:15 AM
Sorry about the colds....hope everyone feels better soon! can the ENT see Korissa today?
that's good new's about Steven's wrist! I'm sure he's liking the attention!
hope you can have a good weekend and get everyone feeling better!!


Just in case you miss it on my TR....I think we will be coming to DLR on pres day weekend...Megan has a 5 day weekend, so we will have plently of time to fit in a visit too! was hoping to get down there before then, but I can't deal with the summer heat in CA and our trip to Modesto before xmas wouldn't give us enough time!

p00h4me
05-13-2011, 05:27 PM
Love all the pictures you posted on your last morning at GKTW and especially seeing Korissa's star along with Kade's and Taylor's! Glad you all had a chance to wander around the village one last time before heading to IOA. I like the picture of all three girls in their "Thing" shirts and everyone with Dr Seuss. Your description of the Grinch's reaction to your shirts is a hoot! At least he liked Steven's shirt! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your day!

petals
05-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Luvin all the pics. GKTW looks like a fab place to stay and I love Seuss landing. The Claw machines are so tricky but how nice they got to pic something anyway :)

mommy2mrb
05-13-2011, 05:54 PM
love all the pictures at IOA!!!
Suess land looks like a lot of fun!
cute photo of Kylee hugging Cat in the Hat!
poor Mr. Grinch :lmao:

petals
05-13-2011, 07:17 PM
poor Mr. Grinch :lmao:

The Grinch is funny in IOA... When I was there the child in front of me was about 11 and had a disney autograph book the Grinch made spitting noises and threw the book on the ground... Don't think the child really knew what to do but it was funny watching it.

Mom2mitokids
05-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Sorry about the colds....hope everyone feels better soon! can the ENT see Korissa today?
that's good new's about Steven's wrist! I'm sure he's liking the attention!
hope you can have a good weekend and get everyone feeling better!!


Just in case you miss it on my TR....I think we will be coming to DLR on pres day weekend...Megan has a 5 day weekend, so we will have plently of time to fit in a visit too! was hoping to get down there before then, but I can't deal with the summer heat in CA and our trip to Modesto before xmas wouldn't give us enough time!
I did read it on your TR. I just haven't had time to write. Maybe we can save some money and can meet you in Disney. I would actually would love to go to California Adventure and check out all the new rides they are doing. It's a big if, but if not we can meet at DTD or something. Boy...I can't wait.
Love all the pictures you posted on your last morning at GKTW and especially seeing Korissa's star along with Kade's and Taylor's! Glad you all had a chance to wander around the village one last time before heading to IOA. I like the picture of all three girls in their "Thing" shirts and everyone with Dr Seuss. Your description of the Grinch's reaction to your shirts is a hoot! At least he liked Steven's shirt! Can't wait to hear about the rest of your day!
Thank you Gail. The Grinch was funny.
Luvin all the pics. GKTW looks like a fab place to stay and I love Seuss landing. The Claw machines are so tricky but how nice they got to pic something anyway :)
The claw was set up to keep going until the child gets a toy. It just wouldn't pick one up.
love all the pictures at IOA!!!
Suess land looks like a lot of fun!
cute photo of Kylee hugging Cat in the Hat!
poor Mr. Grinch :lmao:
Yep..the Grinch wasn't happy.
The Grinch is funny in IOA... When I was there the child in front of me was about 11 and had a disney autograph book the Grinch made spitting noises and threw the book on the ground... Don't think the child really knew what to do but it was funny watching it.

He kept pointing his hand and shaking his head no. He was a funny Grinch. That's too funny what he did to that boy.

mommy2mrb
05-13-2011, 09:24 PM
[QUOTE=Mom2mitokids;41102095]I did read it on your TR. I just haven't had time to write. Maybe we can save some money and can meet you in Disney. I would actually would love to go to California Adventure and check out all the new rides they are doing. It's a big if, but if not we can meet at DTD or something. Boy...I can't wait.
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we will figure something out!! we love hanging out in DTD on the weekend night with all the music! I tried to get a quote today, Disney site only going to 1/1/12 right now :confused3, guess I have to wait to start to plan :sad2:

miprender
05-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Loving all the pictures of GTKTW and IOA.:goodvibes

tinytreasures
05-14-2011, 02:02 PM
I know how sad it is to leave GKTW. We are so excited to be able to go back.
Steven cast is a cool color.
Your pictures are getting me more and more excited.