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Old 02-18-2010, 01:58 PM   #31
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Stroller anyone?

Here's a question...Mackenzie is 5 1/2, she is pretty good at walking, but I think this is going to be a lot of walking to expect from her. What are other parents of the 4-6 year old group doing? Can they still fit in those umbrella stollers?
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:24 PM   #32
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3 weeks 3 days

So today I have two kids home sick. It's NOT H1N1. I know b/c we all got the flu shot and the H1N1 vacs this year. Now I'm thinking, with two out of 6 sick, and me not feeling so great, what a waste of time and money those darn shots were!
My youngest daughter was reffered to an ENT this week because of "speech problems". We just got back from that and the Dr wants her to have her tonsills and adnoids removed, and tubes put in her ears. AHHHH for the days when that would have upset me. Now I'm like "Yeah, I'll jump right on that....eventually" Thank goodness we had a good doc who was very okay with us waiting until late summer to have that done. Seriously, I have put the kids on notice, no more illness or mommy's going for a long drive...a LONG LONG drive.
Though Mackenzie did make me laugh today at the Dr office. We were talking about Jonah and the whale and how Jonah tried to hide from God, but God is everywhere and can see you all the time and she said "Soooo God is like Santa...." and I'm thinking maybe I need to be reading the Bible to her a little more...when she finishes with "...and can see me pick my butt" which I guess is the worst sin she's commited. Yeah, I decide...more Bible time.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:46 PM   #33
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How funny.. Sounds like something my daughter would say. She has bible twice a week at PreK and comes up with the funniest stuff.

I see your trip is coming up fast. Your better than me.. I would be screaming at the Dr. for a diagnosis.. I think I posted somewhere I wouldn't handle not knowing well

Yeah for your Trip.. Can't wait to hear ALL the details.
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:48 PM   #34
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Just hadto comment.. I have gained about 50 pounds since Ash was born. Our Hospital in Dallas has Awesome food and I'm a stress eater ;( Nothing else to do in the hospital right?
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #35
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PRT Calandar

******** src="http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=alaskanabbott%40yahoo.com&ctz=America/Anchorage" style="border: 0" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Our tentitive schedule
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #36
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******** src="http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=alaskanabbott%40yahoo.com&ctz=America/Anchorage" style="border: 0" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:13 PM   #37
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[QUOTE=Mtopher4;35491245
I would be screaming at the Dr. for a diagnosis.. I think I posted somewhere I wouldn't handle not knowing well

Yeah for your Trip.. Can't wait to hear ALL the details.[/QUOTE]

Oh we pester, but as of right now my child is a SWAN..syndrom with a name...we are suppose to be going to Childrens Hospital in Philadelphia when we get back, but after months at Seattle, I don't think Philly is going to come up with anything new. Still, we're going to hope, or else that's just a very expensive trip for more un-answers.

I'm an emotional eater too. I'm doing Weight Watchers right now trying to drop 10lbs for the trip, but I make too many poor food choices, ie cookies, muffins, cakes etc for the kids (yeah, right, kids!) and it's pretty unlikely I'm going to loose weight. Even if I do, I'm planning on eating my way through the trip, so I'll just regain..I was the first one to say "Whoot Whoot... Sundaes for Breakfast!"
You know what? Kids like a mom with some roundness and softness...who wants to cuddle a skinny mom!
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #38
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Here's a question...Mackenzie is 5 1/2, she is pretty good at walking, but I think this is going to be a lot of walking to expect from her. What are other parents of the 4-6 year old group doing? Can they still fit in those umbrella stollers?
Just wanted to say you will get a free rental stroller at the parks. I hear there not very comfy though, dont recline but it may be an option. Or you can rent a really nice one from Orlando stroller rental and they have the special needs stroller that fits up to 100lbs. I believe it is.

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So today I have two kids home sick. It's NOT H1N1. I know b/c we all got the flu shot and the H1N1 vacs this year. Now I'm thinking, with two out of 6 sick, and me not feeling so great, what a waste of time and money those darn shots were!
My youngest daughter was reffered to an ENT this week because of "speech problems". We just got back from that and the Dr wants her to have her tonsills and adnoids removed, and tubes put in her ears. AHHHH for the days when that would have upset me. Now I'm like "Yeah, I'll jump right on that....eventually" Thank goodness we had a good doc who was very okay with us waiting until late summer to have that done. Seriously, I have put the kids on notice, no more illness or mommy's going for a long drive...a LONG LONG drive.
Though Mackenzie did make me laugh today at the Dr office. We were talking about Jonah and the whale and how Jonah tried to hide from God, but God is everywhere and can see you all the time and she said "Soooo God is like Santa...." and I'm thinking maybe I need to be reading the Bible to her a little more...when she finishes with "...and can see me pick my butt" which I guess is the worst sin she's commited. Yeah, I decide...more Bible time.
Oh I sorry the kids are sick.Hope their feeling better soon and you dont end up with it. Gavin had the whole tonsils, adnoids and tubes when he was younger and it did help with his speech and sleeping patterns. I so understand the wanting to put it off though. What a cutie Mackenzie is. Kids say the darndest things.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:24 PM   #39
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Just wanted to say you will get a free rental stroller at the parks. I hear there not very comfy though, dont recline but it may be an option. Or you can rent a really nice one from Orlando stroller rental and they have the special needs stroller that fits up to 100lbs. I believe it is.
Will GKTW direct us to them or do we need to figure that out before we leave?
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OP, You guys are all gorgeous!!! I love the way your other kids all pitch in, great family!
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I know lots of people complain about the strollers in the parks but my kids don't have any trouble with them..............and even fall asleep!

IMO they also work well for holding stuff!! Even if you only have one child in a stroller you can get a double with your voucher from GKTW (they'll just ask if you need a single or double..............there are plenty so no need to think you'll be taking from someone else) and it's nice to have a place to put bags, souvenirs etc.

If you want to rent from the other company you will need to arrange for . You can look up their website.............just google it

I can see where, coming from Alaska, you will not be making lots of trips to WDW after this. I can only imagine what the airfare is! Our Spring trip was already in place when the Wish trip came to be. Our December one will be an 'anniversary Wish trip"..................but we'll be taking the autotrain
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My kids love the strollers in the park too!! Brigge will have her wheelchair, and we'll still get a double for the older kids. The 3 of them will squeeze in!! Except, I know Brigitte is going to want to ride in that!! So, one of the big kids will end up in her chair!

Your little one will definitely need it. My kids nap in it too, just like Pamelas!!
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My kids love the strollers in the park too!! Brigge will have her wheelchair, and we'll still get a double for the older kids. The 3 of them will squeeze in!! Except, I know Brigitte is going to want to ride in that!! So, one of the big kids will end up in her chair!

Your little one will definitely need it. My kids nap in it too, just like Pamelas!!
thanks guys, I am deff. going to get the stroller!
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The Troopers are at the Door!

Well last night during dinner the Alaska Troopers showed up at our house. Wanting to have some fun for a change, they are helping with James' wish. This is double cool, because our oldest boy Dakota is planning on becoming a Trooper and, even though he is only a Junior in HS, has just started his first college course in Criminal Justice. So the Troopers knock and the the kids are beside themselves. James knew they were coming and asked to have his NG tube removed for it. This is one of those heart wrenching times. James is almost 13, he doesn't want to look sick for these Hero's. So he bravely has us remove the tube. If you have ever done the NG tube you know it's not the taking out, it's the putting in...but James is no dummy, he knows once it's out, it's gotta go back So we agree to an NG change. He was so happy being tubeless I think he was hoping they'd be a little late , but nope, they are TROOPERS and arrive on time, with a bag full of goodies for James and his sibs. Dakota is impressed (well as impressed as 17 yr olds get) and actually talks a little, WOW, it's a miracle. So then James asks for a picture and decides he wants one of him STANDING! Ok, well James can walk a bit, but he is usually too weak to do much, and standing isn't very comfortable. So he waits for me to get in position he gets up, drops his blanket to his feet and has me take a picture. Then gets his blankie and lays down again. But at least in his mind, in that picture, he doesn't "Seem" sick.
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What amazing gentlemen they were. The bag of goodies kept James happy all night, and he slept with the badge.

Other good news? James is getting his perm. feeding tube on the 26th...which means last night was the LAST NG change ever

One the planning front, so far everything is good EXCEPT we still don't know how we are getting to the airport. It's a three hour drive to Anchorage, and our car only holds 7, not all 8 of us. I called about a rental and they want a $200 drop off fee! uh, NO....so then I thought, ok, maybe we can get a Limo, and just suck it up and pay..that's $450....there, which means another $450 back so no sucking it up...I'm stll not sure what we're going to do, but I'm tired of dealing with it today.
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Awwwww, I'm welling up here. What a 'trooper' your boy is (no pun intended).

That is a picture to treasure.

Matty had an ng tube very briefly as an infant.............I was against it from the start and ended up pulling it after 48 hours. I can't imagine having to deal with it day in and day out. So glad to hear he'll be getting something more permanent and won't have to deal with that.

YIKES on the cost to get to the airport!!!! MAW isn't helping you with that? It's odd how different they all can be with regards to that especially given the fact that it could almost qualify as a 'hardship'.................you all getting there. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Sorry. I'm no help
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