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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #2701
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All caught up, sounds like JJ is really enjoying acting and you guys had a great trip. Bummer about the eggs benedict and wear and tear on the mural. It was almost eerie how deserted the pool was. Wow.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #2702
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All caught up, sounds like JJ is really enjoying acting and you guys had a great trip. Bummer about the eggs benedict and wear and tear on the mural. It was almost eerie how deserted the pool was. Wow.
Missed you! Hope things are going well at school and with your health?

While I was kind of sad about my favorite item not on the buffet, there was plenty of other fabulous foods to choose from! I'm sure we'll go back again sometime.

It's great having a pool to yourself. I think everyone swimming was in the Hippy Dippy Pool, it was packed over there!

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He hoards the soaps and shampoos. If you use the shampoo, it does take a good amount of it to wash your hair, especially if it's long. I used almost half a bottle on my hair alone.

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Great pics at the resorts;love the look on Anakin's face when he got mail
Thanks! He jumped up and down and was so excited to get a package! He was shocked it wasn't from his grandparents.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:53 AM   #2703
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I'm not sure what the "Magic Number" is before a thread gets locked. Maybe somebody else knows.

Well, how much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? I wanna know what part Anakin got in the play!
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #2704
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As I mentioned last update. After DTD we came back to the room. I took some pictures as the sun was nearly set.













I did buy one other thing for myself at TrenD, this ring. I think it was around $6. It came in this pink, DIS green, and purple.



Tuesday morning arrived all to quickly. We had to leave early enough to check out, drop us and all the stuff at home and get dh to work. It was a scramble, but it all worked out perfectly!

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #2705
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I love that giant yo yo!! That is great!!


Your ring is very cute. AoA looks so great!!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #2706
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I'm not sure what the "Magic Number" is before a thread gets locked. Maybe somebody else knows.

Well, how much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? I wanna know what part Anakin got in the play!
He got the part of Max the Grinch's dog!!

As a dog, he has no speaking lines. He is not on stage the first scene, but every scene after that he is on stage!! I don't have to worry about him getting lost or wondering off and out one of the doors!

His favorite helper is the Grinch, so he is thrilled!

JJ knows nothing about dogs since he is scared to death of them. He just recently discovered that you can snuggle an animal. So I'm going to have to find videos and movies for him to watch. Maybe hotel for dogs? And the 2 Grinch movies we have. Beverly Hills Chiuaua.

They are not doing a musical though they do have a few songs. JJ is disappointed that he won't be able to sing or dance, until the play is over and they sing a song all together.

Since it's a non-profit, they can't charge admission, it's solely run on donations. The community has been so supportive of this group. Funding has been supplied and volunteers have stepped up. They have their own costumer who will make sure everyone is provided with a costume at no charge to the actors. They all get a t-shirt with the group's name and name of the play!

Last night they did a read through of the script. JJ began to panic because he can't read that fast to follow along. I moved him over to one of the helpers and she kept him on the right page. This helper is one of the teens in his homeschool acting class! Last night was her first night helping. The teens get community service hours that they need for state scholarships for college for volunteering.
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I love that giant yo yo!! That is great!!


Your ring is very cute. AoA looks so great!!
Thanks! Oh good, I have room to go!

Huge icons at POP! Bowling pins and Yo-Yo's are the 50's icons.

I'm not much of a ring wearer, but I was drawn to it's gawdy cuteness!

AoA is such an impressive resort. You can see the money poured into it reflected in the quality of it.

Same with the New Fantasyland!
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He got the part of Max the Grinch's dog!!

As a dog, he has no speaking lines. He is not on stage the first scene, but every scene after that he is on stage!! I don't have to worry about him getting lost or wondering off and out one of the doors!

His favorite helper is the Grinch, so he is thrilled!

JJ knows nothing about dogs since he is scared to death of them. He just recently discovered that you can snuggle an animal. So I'm going to have to find videos and movies for him to watch. Maybe hotel for dogs? And the 2 Grinch movies we have. Beverly Hills Chiuaua.

They are not doing a musical though they do have a few songs. JJ is disappointed that he won't be able to sing or dance, until the play is over and they sing a song all together.

Since it's a non-profit, they can't charge admission, it's solely run on donations. The community has been so supportive of this group. Funding has been supplied and volunteers have stepped up. They have their own costumer who will make sure everyone is provided with a costume at no charge to the actors. They all get a t-shirt with the group's name and name of the play!

Last night they did a read through of the script. JJ began to panic because he can't read that fast to follow along. I moved him over to one of the helpers and she kept him on the right page. This helper is one of the teens in his homeschool acting class! Last night was her first night helping. The teens get community service hours that they need for state scholarships for college for volunteering.
I'm sure that JJ will be an amazing Max the Dog! Do you have the Homeward Bound movies? Those have dogs and cats in them and they aren't scary. I'm sure that he'll learn the maneurisms of the dogs quickly by watching the movies and with the help of the volunteers.

It sounds like the theater group is made up of a wonderful group of volunteers who are great at working with the special needs children. So, they are pretty set on their funding or do they have fundraisers throughout the year?

Lacey has done volunteering every since she was 15 and Hunter's starting to do community service as well. Lacey worked two Summer camps for children with Autism and helped run and organize a softball team for special needs children and teens. She said that it was some of the most rewarding work she has ever done and preferred it over working at the shelters in Atlanta.
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I'm sure that JJ will be an amazing Max the Dog! Do you have the Homeward Bound movies? Those have dogs and cats in them and they aren't scary. I'm sure that he'll learn the maneurisms of the dogs quickly by watching the movies and with the help of the volunteers.

It sounds like the theater group is made up of a wonderful group of volunteers who are great at working with the special needs children. So, they are pretty set on their funding or do they have fundraisers throughout the year?

Lacey has done volunteering every since she was 15 and Hunter's starting to do community service as well. Lacey worked two Summer camps for children with Autism and helped run and organize a softball team for special needs children and teens. She said that it was some of the most rewarding work she has ever done and preferred it over working at the shelters in Atlanta.
Those are good movies too, thanks!

The volunteers are great!

No the funds are not set. They are set for this production only. They will accept donations the night of the play and are always accepting donations for this group.

That's great that Lacey and Hunter volunteer! I think the volunteer gets as much out of it as the people they are helping.

Grumpy and I volunteered at a homeless shelter. He helped with the food on the men's side. And I helped with the women and children, mentoring a woman for 18 months there. After reading Same Kind of Different as Me, I couldn't help but begin volunteering with the homeless. And that book opened up my eyes to stick with it until the person I was mentoring was back on her feet. Unfortunately that was around the time that JJ started his seizures, so I had to stop helping and we lost contact. She completed the program and is on her own. I would love to know where and see her and her son from time to time, but that's only going to happen if it's in God's plan.
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Those are good movies too, thanks!

The volunteers are great!

No the funds are not set. They are set for this production only. They will accept donations the night of the play and are always accepting donations for this group.

That's great that Lacey and Hunter volunteer! I think the volunteer gets as much out of it as the people they are helping.

Grumpy and I volunteered at a homeless shelter. He helped with the food on the men's side. And I helped with the women and children, mentoring a woman for 18 months there. After reading Same Kind of Different as Me, I couldn't help but begin volunteering with the homeless. And that book opened up my eyes to stick with it until the person I was mentoring was back on her feet. Unfortunately that was around the time that JJ started his seizures, so I had to stop helping and we lost contact. She completed the program and is on her own. I would love to know where and see her and her son from time to time, but that's only going to happen if it's in God's plan.
Oh I wish that you'd hear from the person you were mentoring. Even if it was just to tell you how she is doing. But, like you said, if it's God's plan, it'll happen.
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MAX!!!! How great!!! Once he watches the movies and gets the hang of "being a dog" he will have the perfect facial expressions - alot like Max in the movie. He's a star!!! Please be sure to take lots pics for us!! Maybe this will help ease his fear of dogs.

You have convinced me through your descriptions and pictures to stay at POP. I was very hesitate to even really look at booking there - because we don't have kids and thought it was more geared to kids, etc. But I love the way it looks and all the bright colors. We love kids so having them all around us is not an issue - plus - at WDW we are all kids anyway!! I plan on heading over to check out POP in person when we are there in March. DH mentioned last night he is ready to go back - could see his eyes sparkle in excitement.
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Oh I wish that you'd hear from the person you were mentoring. Even if it was just to tell you how she is doing. But, like you said, if it's God's plan, it'll happen.
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MAX!!!! How great!!! Once he watches the movies and gets the hang of "being a dog" he will have the perfect facial expressions - alot like Max in the movie. He's a star!!! Please be sure to take lots pics for us!! Maybe this will help ease his fear of dogs.

You have convinced me through your descriptions and pictures to stay at POP. I was very hesitate to even really look at booking there - because we don't have kids and thought it was more geared to kids, etc. But I love the way it looks and all the bright colors. We love kids so having them all around us is not an issue - plus - at WDW we are all kids anyway!! I plan on heading over to check out POP in person when we are there in March. DH mentioned last night he is ready to go back - could see his eyes sparkle in excitement.
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The walls at Pop do seem thinner than at the deluxe resorts. We had no issues with noises in building 3.

Hurray for the sparkle in his eyes!
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Anakin a.k.a. JJ had cluster seizures last night and he is resting. While I keep an eye on him and let him rest, I am downloading pics and expect to crank out lots of updates.
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Don't leave home without an ADR or a solid lunch plan, a refurbishment detour

We ate lunch for breakfast late. Anakin did his school work. Grumpy was at school. We decided to head to Disney with no plan, but a hungry belly. I guess you can call our meal lupper, as it was a late lunch/early supper.

We were heading to the MK to pick up our MNSSHP for Sept 30th. At the TTC we decided on lupper at the Grand Floridian Cafe. That place is rarely crowded and often takes walk ins. We figured as a back up plan we'd go to their "food court".

We arrived off the monorail and the lobby was filled with a lovely melody from the baby grand.

We arrived at the podium to an empty restaurant. They had just opened for dinner. I asked if they were taking walk ins and they said no. So we headed outside to walk around to the "food court".

I have not been following and refurbishment posts or threads and I was shocked at all the construction walls at the GF!! Even the "food court" was closed for refurbishment!!











Headed back into the lobby to hop the monorail to the MK. This time the orchestra was playing!





Arriving at the MK, Anakin was soooooo hungry he was starting to cry. The closest place to get food was the Main St. Bakery. I got us all turkey sandwiches. Actually this is a slice of a very full turkey sandwich. Highly over priced. A container of mixed fruit and a container of grapes. For dessert the guys shared an icecream sandwich on chocolate chip cookies and I had a seasonal cupcake.







While we were in there the Move it, shake it, celebrate it! came by. Afterwards, the place got packed!

We rode one attraction, the TTA/people mover.



It was almost parade time and we decided since we were going to MNSSHP we would watch the parade and figure out how to take night time parade pics with the new camera.

Anakin got the 2nd last spot in the handicap section. Another little boy got the last. They quickly became friends. The other little boy, his name is Max, has a heart condition. His parents decided to take him on vacation before he had his upcoming surgery. The mom was a Nikon user and she helped me out with my camera. The cm said we could use flash as long as it wasn't a continuous stream of light.

While figuring out what settings to use, I took these. Most of the pics before this, you couldn't see the numbers on the face of the clock, just a white blob of light there.







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Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. Praying.
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