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Old 07-30-2010, 09:57 AM   #76
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Enjoying your TR. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:17 AM   #77
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I have been reading and loving all your updates and pictures! I am so glad you had a good trip!
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Great job on your TR!!!! I am so glad that Ty smiled for the princesses!!! AND I think that picture of Sierra and Tink is priceless!! My daughter was reading with me and she thinks that Sierra would make an awesome Tink!

Happy to see you guys had such a wonderful time!
I was amazed that he did. I think the fairy's warmed him up Or else he just didn't want the Princesses to give him grief like the fairy's did Please tell your daughter thank you and you too! I would much rather her be Tink then an animal cop but I guess I will lose that one so I won't even try lol.We did have a great time. This trip has left a lasting impression on us.I plan on posting a bit about it on the last day

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Wow! When you said you needed to hurry up, you weren't kidding. I can't believe that you fit Animal Kingdom and Disney Studios in the same day. I love the Pixie Dust that allowed you to stay during extra magic hours! Your Sea World day looked like lots of fun too! I can see that Ty likes the adventurous rides! I am so glad that your trip has turned out so good!
lol We only just touched DHS and Dh and I were talking last night. Since Ty has the passport and can use it at Kennedy Space Center we might try to take a trip there maybe next year and go to DHS so we can see the rest of it but that would be the only Disney Park we could do. And NO way would we go in the summer. Absolutely NO way lol. Yes Ty has gotten very adventurous. Too adventurous for me

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again love the TR update and awesome pics curious to the airport thing tho lol
Thank you Coming up soon!

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I can't believe you lost the post you were working on!!! That's happened to me too.

It's happened 3 times now frustrating. The last one said fatal error? but somehow I got the post back thank goodness lol.

I thought Sierra looked a lot like Tink in the profile shot. Very cute.

thank you I will have to tell her what everyone thinks when she wakes up. She will love it

I don't think Woody Woodpecker is at AK. It looks like a US shot to me....

OOPS! you are so right. He is definately not a disney character I didn't think of that. Oh welll I'll leave him in there since he is cute

Phew! The bus didn't ditch you miles from your car! I think it would be eerie to be there all alone though.

As we were walking to our car something stirred in the bushes and Sierra jumps. We had a little fun with her and said "um we ARE in Animal Kingdom. Maybe one of the animals got out Well it didn't help me any either so we really picked up the pace

I laughed that you guys had problems getting back into GKTW. I was so confused the first night, after I left for WalMart by myself! They have the card readers sitting there by the booth, but they don't work. At least not for the room cards we got. They told me, after the second night we got confused, that you just call every time you come home after the person in the booth is gone.

That's what they told us to do too but the second night dh got a bright idea of going through the other side and found the card reader didnt work with our card(I think they ended up saying it needed to be the meal card) Then we went through the orginal side the next night since the lady in the booth flagged us over. It was after that lol. Then they told us we could use either one again well that didn't work out because that's when we got stuck between the gates. Probably tired operator error

The penguins stood still for you??? They were havin' a party when we saw them.

LOL!! Yep they looked so stiff. Thank goodness too because I was standing back a little bit with Ty's w/c trying to get pics and this lady came up in front of me and took my spot as I was trying to manuever it in. She proceded to stand there and look to the side and make a phone call all while I am getting furious and shaking my head at her. Finally I had to say excuse me can I just get in to take a picture!!??? We ran into that alot in the parks with people shoving their way in front of the chair.

I love that you got to stay late at DHS!!! Total pixie dust!
We were so thankful that CM did that for us. He loved TOT We just liked Animal Kingdom too much and stayed too late.


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I loved reading about Disney day. I loved Tys shirt. We had a huge meltdown at Disney World. Kylee wasn't having a great day and we finally got to see her Princesses. We only saw Belle and Aurura. She was so tired, but she we along with the pictures. I asked were was the blue Princess(Cinderella) and they said she wasn't making a an appearence that day. I told them how she was Kylees favorite Princess. The next thing I knew...they went to get her. By this time Kylee didn't want anything to do with pictures. She was crying the whole time. I was mortified. Here they went and got her and she ws screaming.
aww bless your hearts!That had to be hard. But I'm sure they understand. I kind of wish we would have seen Mickey and Minnie at the Village but I think it was the day I switched my park days which messed alot of things up I hope she will get her picture taken with Cinderella this trip

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Thank you. Ty got this outfit from the BIG GIVE. His and Sierra's outfit match. The work they do is amazing!

Today they are starting on my porch finally! It was supposed to be put in back in May but with the rain they were so far behind. I am so excited because I will have a little flower bed in the front to put some flowers. Just in time for fall to get here for some mums. Then after that they will put in a new driveway since ours is so busted up(broke my arm on it a few years ago). Ty cannot wait to sit outside and watch lol.The guy is going to let him put a 2010 penny in it when they pour the cement. We will go pick out railing next week. I am so glad its finally happening. I have wanted a front porch for so long!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:05 PM   #78
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I am enjoying your TR. I am so glad the outfits fit! Can't wait to hear about the airport adventure. Sounds interesting.

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Old 07-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #79
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Last Day at GKTW and off we go!

Friday July 16th Our last day at GKTW

Today is the last day and I was once again up early so I decided to get what little packing I needed to do done. I was gathering our things and noticed I couldn't find Ty's glasses. He got up not too long after I did so I asked him and he said he left them on a table at the pool last night. I had to go check in for the airline too so I called and asked if they had found them. They said to come look as they had ALOT of glasses lol. So off I went and I didn't get lost this time! As I took my slow stroll through the village I took in a few thoughts. I will save them for the bottom of this post b/c I want to tell you what my sweet sweet boy said to me the day after we got back.

They had his glasses thankfully and I turned in the fishing pole. I was going to order a few t-shirts but they told me I could do it online at home. I got home and they are redoing the online shop but I am anxious to order! I want to get them for Christmas presents for the family.

Then I came back to the villa and everyone was getting ready to go have "Ice Cream for Breakfast". They had all kinds of games set up and a place to get our ice cream. Tim, Ty and Sierra all got some ice cream. Since my stomache was a little nervous with the plane ride coming I decided against it. The kids didn't want to play any games (they were camera shy as there was news man there I believe) so we headed back to the villa. We got all of our things together and put them in the van and went and parked up front as we needed to be out by 11am. We walked around a bit until lunch time and grabbed some Katies Kitchen. Sierra and Tim then went swimming and swam up until it was almost time to leave. Me and Ty headed for the air conditioning at Amberville. He loved it in there. He played with the boats for hours. He had wanted to ride the train all week but it was down. Finally they said he could ride and he was all smiles! I was so ready to grab some zzz's. I was just warn out from the week. I tried to relax in there on the couch but couldn't doze off. At 3:30 we headed to the pool to get dh and Sierra. We headed for the shipping place around the corner from GKTW since there was no way we had room for our Ridemakerz cars on the plane. I also packed 2 boxes and a duffel bag of things.

I knew I couldn't ship it all out and have it there in a week or two that would have been cheaper but Ty could not have stood that. And the cars would get bumped around more the longer it took . So I had them arrive on Tuesday which was 4 days after we got home. The price??? $220.00 But it was worth it

After that we headed to the airport since we needed to be there at 6pm for our flight. We didn't even get lost getting there even though we didn't go the way the gps wanted us to go. We followed GKTW directions like we should have! We arrived at the airport in plenty of time. We did have a little bit of trouble figuring out where to go once we were ready to get on the elevator. Couldnt figure out which floor to get on but finally asked someone and off we went. The security guy told me happy Birthday since my birthday was a few days away. I thought that was sweet

We get a seat and start talking and relaxing. We had to get a seat away from our gate b/c it was full from the flight getting ready to leave to Atlanta. So they call them up to board so Sierra and I go get a seat. Then we look outside and the sky is turning really dark. Right after we all got situated in our seats it began to pour and thunder and lightening. Ty was NOT a happy camper b/c his headphones were packed in the checked luggage He kept wanting me to go get them and I had to keep telling him I couldn't. We just kept talking to him showing him the rain coming down the top of the airport window louvers in the ceiling. We thought it was pretty. Then they came on and said NO FLIGHTS were allowed to leave that the airport was shut down due to the thunder and lightening. Um not good. This was about 6:45 and the Atlanta flight was supposed to leave at 6:40. They moved our gate to another one but there was no seats so we stayed where we were at and they said they had Ty situated with his chair no worries. As I still hadnt got a tag for it. So finally a little after 7 or so they let them board. But said the weather in Atlanta was pretty bad. The storm had let up but it was still raining and they kept saying if it didn't thunder or lightening for the next few minutes they would go. Well lets just say that we were boarding and took off before they ever left the ground. We have no idea how long they had to sit there in that plane.Apparently it was still storming in Atlanta. I couldn't imagine. When it came time for the guy to wheel Ty down the ramp I asked about the tag for his chair and he had to walk back up and get one.We left a little bit after 8 and had a great flight. We saw lightening down below us. Sierra took some pictures when we were getting near our airport. I have to say the music (Disney Radio) really helped alot!

We had the same limo driver as we did when we left. That guy was a hoot! He said he had to pick up another family there just before ours and drive them home then come all the way back to get us. Apparently there was a traffic jam on the highway so he went down the median A semi pulled in front of him and parked so he had to get out and ask him to move so he could go get a little boy and his family that had just went to FL on a Make A Wish Trip He didn't even have time to get gas so we had to stop on the way home. We didn't mind at all lol. Tim was going to get out and get a pop but decided he was too tired. I sat back and relaxed while he worried about his driving (it was an older man). Then when we got near my best friends house I called her and told them we were coming in front of it and they all ran out at 11 at night yelling and screaming when we went by They were leaving for a two week florida trip 3 days after we got back so they were all excited.

We got home and my parents were here and had brought us some food to eat and had the fridge stocked with Mountain Dew for me

The day after we got home on our way to the grocery we were talking and Ty said told us "I left a piece of my soal at GKTW" Then he goes on to tell us that he wants his son to go there someday if he has special needs like him. Me and dh both had tears in our eyes. So I would venture to say Ty had the trip of his life and I am so greatful to everyone at MAW, GKTW and here on this forum that walked through this awsome journey with us.

From the little talking trash can that Ty didn't want to leave (both of them) to the Ridemakerz people, to the swimming pool that Sierra and Tim could have stayed at forever to each of the parks that we got to enjoy this trip has brought us closer as a family.
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aw Tonya it sounds like you guys had an amazing trip and I'm so so glad!!!!!!
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Just finished reading everything! I had been keeping up, but never actually posted..... oops. Great trip and super fast posting of the whole TR! This was great!!! I felt like you were writing it just for me because every time I checked the dis, you had a new installment!! And you finished too! Is this a record or something?!?!

Seems like a great trip with memories of a lifetime!! So happy for you!!!
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Thank you Jen It got a little hectic at the airport for a bit but we made it without too much of Ty getting out of sorts.

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We did have a great trip. I still can't believe we didn't get to meet up I should have gotten your number so we could. I was so hoping for Christmas night but it really ended up being a flop with the rain and all. I felt bad for those people on the carraige ride getting drinched!
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Just finished reading everything! I had been keeping up, but never actually posted..... oops. Great trip and super fast posting of the whole TR! This was great!!! I felt like you were writing it just for me because every time I checked the dis, you had a new installment!! And you finished too! Is this a record or something?!?!

Seems like a great trip with memories of a lifetime!! So happy for you!!!
lol thank you I was so afraid my computer would crash before I got it done.



Ok so even though I have the TR done doesn't mean you all have to leave me I will post updates on Ty and us off and on here unless it gets totally deserted We are also planning a Non Disney trip in October for a weekend hopefully so I will add it here too. I also just found out my sil is wanting to sell her Disney Collectables and well who better to buy them from her then me?? If they aren't too much. I have decided to turn my family room into a Disney room so I will be working on that this winter.

Ty has quite a few apts coming up in the next two weeks. Gi, urology and a few tests too. Back to the grind we go. Then school starts after that. I am not ready for them to go back. I love them being home and keeping me company
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oh wow and tears in my eyes at what your son said. I;m so glad you guys had a wonderful trip, I have really enjoyed the TR and love your writing style, How scary at the storms , If I am to have a melt down that will be it.. on the plane LOL but seriously, Thanks so much for sharing that with us, and YAY so exciting
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Wow! What a great end to your trip report. You son is wise beyond his years. I am so glad that your family is closer now. Thank you for allowing me to read along on your trip report. I enjoyed every moment of it.
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What a great last day, except for the airport part. Yikes. Glad your flight wasn't bad. I hope you do stick around and keep us updated on your family and Ty. If the report goes too long without any posts the moderators might "close" it, but you can always post to the MAW thread. Great trip! Great report!
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oh wow and tears in my eyes at what your son said. I;m so glad you guys had a wonderful trip, I have really enjoyed the TR and love your writing style, How scary at the storms , If I am to have a melt down that will be it.. on the plane LOL but seriously, Thanks so much for sharing that with us, and YAY so exciting
I'm not so sure I mentioned this but Ty has a favorite motto that a kind diser put on a Tshirt for him. If you look at the bottom of my post it is in green. Last night I asked if going on all of these rides as something to do with that song/fraze. He said yep that he says it before he gets on each on

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Wow! What a great end to your trip report. You son is wise beyond his years. I am so glad that your family is closer now. Thank you for allowing me to read along on your trip report. I enjoyed every moment of it.
Im not really sad but more crying because I am so proud of him. He is my hero. Here I dread things for him and goes through them like nothing. Never even sheds a tear before. I had alot of things done when I was little (I was a preemie) but not to the degree he has but I sure cryed when they poked me or even mention poking me. I have to say now I do the same thing as Ty. He can do it I can do it! I am still strong on the outside for him but the inside is where I have the most trouble and that helps me get through it.

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What a great last day, except for the airport part. Yikes. Glad your flight wasn't bad. I hope you do stick around and keep us updated on your family and Ty. If the report goes too long without any posts the moderators might "close" it, but you can always post to the MAW thread. Great trip! Great report!
Thank you Melissa for the tip. I do plan to stay around as you all feel like family to me. Maybe we can make an "Wishfamily Update Thread"? that would be neat. Oh I am on FB if anyone wants me to add them. Just pm me your info
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Wow! It sounds like you truly had the trip of a lifetime! I am so happy that it brought your family closer together! I truly enjoyed reading your enitre PTR andTR. Thank you so much for sharing your family and your trip!

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Wow! It sounds like you truly had the trip of a lifetime! I am so happy that it brought your family closer together! I truly enjoyed reading your enitre PTR andTR. Thank you so much for sharing your family and your trip!

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I definately will be here

Ty went for his afo casting today. I was really hopeful he could go into the shorter braces but unfortunately he tried him without them on and still toewalked. I kind of doubted he would anyways because if he isn't toe walking he's crouching. He keeps his body so much straighter in them but as he is getting older he is really giving me a tough time with putting them on. I was so happy to hear him say that it is was ok to give him breaks out of them while we are home because I have been anyways. Today he chose the Camoflauge pattern. At least it isnt some really "out there" color like he has been getting He has a yellow sun pattern on right now but the pair before this was called "tornado" and had red, blue and I think yellow? all swirled on them. I think Camo will match his clothes just a bit better I guess if it has to be at least he can pick "cool" colors. Of course we go pick them up a week after school starts.

He has been plastered in front of the door watching the guys work on the porch and driveway. He has his chair, pillow and blanky all set so he can sit all day and watch. His sleep has been crap. And today it is catching up with him. His body is just tanked and aching. The ped is pulling one of his meds to see if it will help.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!
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Nice TR and glad you enjoyed the whole trip. I'm dreading the inevitable meltdowns, and can only hope that when it's my turn for one I don't embarrass myself too much!
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