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Old 03-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #61
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It did. In fact, he still plays with his thomas train table we bought him shortly after her came to live with us. We werent sure if we started it by buying him the trains or if it was inevitable. We did use Thomas to teach some social skills. Where are the star wars social stories? Would love those. I love how you call it passion, sounds better than obsession. Luke is also very passionate. In fact, when he was adopted at 5, he picked his new name Luke after Luke Skywalker of course.
How cool is that?! Getting to pick your own name! I will send you a pm of some social stories.

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I bow down to your husband and Anakin!! My son's a Lego fan in general but he does have a few of the Star Wars sets. I've learned that I generally stink at Legos. My biggest accomplishment was helping with a Star Wars ship (can't remember which one) that was 43 steps long. I told him that's my limit!!
I'm with you. I end up building them backwards, and ds has to take them apart and reassemble them. I am getting better at them now.
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We have to keep a good attitude! It would be easy to become defeated and depressed. It takes alot of work daily. Some days we wouldn't make it through without our faith! We believe that everything happens for a reason. Even the bad moments, while nasty at the time, have served their purpose and helped to shape us into who we are today. So we will make the best of it, celebrating every good moment and achievement no matter how big or small!

Sounds like you are celebrating an acheivement as well!
Well. we're getting there! DS10 (also ASD) is more of a chameleon, so he does a little better than his big brother. But DS18 is starting to come along nicely.

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We have to keep a good attitude! It would be easy to become defeated and depressed. It takes alot of work daily. Some days we wouldn't make it through without our faith! We believe that everything happens for a reason. Even the bad moments, while nasty at the time, have served their purpose and helped to shape us into who we are today. So we will make the best of it, celebrating every good moment and achievement no matter how big or small!
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How did you get to page FIVE without me realizing your TR was started??? You didn't waste any time!@ I KNOW I am going to miss saying something I wanted to , but first I LOVE your pictures and the resort is SO beautiful! Simply amazing. Your family is so precious and Anakin reminds me of David when he was younger... IM therapy helped David so much and I still brush Rachel and do compressions. Your trip sounds like just what you needed for a relaxing ( well, probably not relaxing but definitely FUN filled)!

I SOOOOO agree with the words you wrote above, God is leading you in all things and making you stronger in the process. I am so happy to have read that!

My mind is a BLANK as I try to think of all the things I WANTED to say, I should have taken notes! I am definitely subbing (although for some reason my email notifications haven't been working and they aren't in my spam box). I will just make sure to get here to see the latest news, I am so excited you are doing this. I loved the photos of everything, especially the parade and seeing more of universal...and the pool...and the legos...I loved it ALL!


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How did you get to page FIVE without me realizing your TR was started??? You didn't waste any time!@ I KNOW I am going to miss saying something I wanted to , but first I LOVE your pictures and the resort is SO beautiful! Simply amazing. Your family is so precious and Anakin reminds me of David when he was younger... IM therapy helped David so much and I still brush Rachel and do compressions. Your trip sounds like just what you needed for a relaxing ( well, probably not relaxing but definitely FUN filled)!

I SOOOOO agree with the words you wrote above, God is leading you in all things and making you stronger in the process. I am so happy to have read that!

My mind is a BLANK as I try to think of all the things I WANTED to say, I should have taken notes! I am definitely subbing (although for some reason my email notifications haven't been working and they aren't in my spam box). I will just make sure to get here to see the latest news, I am so excited you are doing this. I loved the photos of everything, especially the parade and seeing more of universal...and the pool...and the legos...I loved it ALL!
Glad to have you aboard! I was beginning to get concerned about Lisa since her counts were high and you hadn't posted in a couple days. Glad it was just a computer glitch of not getting notifications. Whew!!

Sometime I'd like to talk with you about the similarities between David and Anakin, since you have been there and we are new to this all.
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After swimming, we went to the Pepper Market to meet up with friends! You'll never guess what we got to eat?! I was the only one who ordered differently. Everybody else got the same thing, right down to the garlic bread with pizza! I decided to order the chicken quesadilla. That amazing guacamole was still calling me. And as I sit here in my kitchen, it still beckons me. I just might have to go to the Pepper Market for a meal sometime soon. That is one of the benefits to living in Central Florida!!!

I forgot to address the mug situation at the resort. I did mention how when we checked in, Cafe Rix had the old mugs and the Pepper Market had the new ones. The rule at Cafe Rix is that they may not set out new mugs until the old ones are completely sold. By Saturday night the old ones were sold out and they were beginning to sell the new ones. By Sunday night, the only new ones they had left were the yellow mugs. And they would not put out additional colors until all the yellow mugs were sold out. So if you are going to stay at CSR, your best bet for buying mugs may be the Pepper Market. There are only 3 colors of mugs, yellow, pink and blue.

I was going to post pictures here, but someone hacked my photobucket account and I cannot log into it! I am not a happy camper at the moment.
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After swimming, we went to the Pepper Market to meet up with friends! You'll never guess what we got to eat?! I was the only one who ordered differently. Everybody else got the same thing, right down to the garlic bread with pizza! I decided to order the chicken quesadilla. That amazing guacamole was still calling me. And as I sit here in my kitchen, it still beckons me. I just might have to go to the Pepper Market for a meal sometime soon. That is one of the benefits to living in Central Florida!!!

I forgot to address the mug situation at the resort. I did mention how when we checked in, Cafe Rix had the old mugs and the Pepper Market had the new ones. The rule at Cafe Rix is that they may not set out new mugs until the old ones are completely sold. By Saturday night the old ones were sold out and they were beginning to sell the new ones. By Sunday night, the only new ones they had left were the yellow mugs. And they would not put out additional colors until all the yellow mugs were sold out. So if you are going to stay at CSR, your best bet for buying mugs may be the Pepper Market. There are only 3 colors of mugs, yellow, pink and blue.

I was going to post pictures here, but someone hacked my photobucket account and I cannot log into it! I am not a happy camper at the moment.
You have me looking forward to this guacomole now.

Glad to see you got your photobucket account back. I hope it was nothing serious.
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Our last meal at the Pepper Market was not amazing. It was ok. Not because we were getting tired of the same foods. But because it was a different chef, and the food was GREASY!! Some of the chicken must have been put on the grill half frozen. The outside was burnt and inside was pink. The onions and peppers were a greasy, mushy mess. I picked out my chicken and it became a cheese quesadilla, that was pretty darn good! Adding in my guacamole and sourcream and it was amazing. So glad this wasn't our first experience at the Pepper Market.

After dinner, we showed our friends around the resort. They headed home and we went back to our room. This was our last night in our room.




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We've come to the part of the tale where it's time to check out. We've had a great time. We were NOT ready to head home. Goofy worked middle shift, so we weren't in too big of a hurry to head home.

While doing our research for our trip, I had come across a forum about CSR which was most helpful. Between KatMarks CSR thread here and that forum, I was well informed about CSR. I had read about Italian coffee served at CSR, instead of the Nescafe stuff served elsewhere at WDW and had to go investigate. I thought I had seen flavor bottles for coffee. So we set out for Cafe Rix, for coffee for me and gelato for the boys.

Of course, our room location had us passing by the Dig Site first. With Anakin in tow, there was no just passing by here. We stopped for a bit to allow him to play. It was much warmer this day. We had to take pictures and video of him swinging and using the play ground equipment. I really wish I had before and after pictures and video. 7 months ago, he could not coordinate swinging and now he was swinging high!! And climbing!! And going down the spin pole!! Hurray for CSR for having an awesome playground to make those acheivements!!

These pics were posted before, but these were all taken on our last day, on our way out of the Dig Site.
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Here is the grand finale! As we walked to and from Cafe Rix out to the car, I took a bunch of pics. Many of the pics I took the last day were dispersed throughout this trip report. Take note to the parking lot. Not sure what was happening, but each day 8A lost more and more parking spaces. The day we checked out, there were more spaces blocked and some bench chairs added to the lot. I also took pics of the wildlife we encountered. Keep in mind, these are all the critters I saw just in that one walk from the dig site, to Cafe Rix, to the car.

There was also a moment of divine intervention. We forgot our son's bed side. As we were heading to the car, a CM was carrying it in front of us. Talk about synchronicity!!

Ok, here goes....this is the end of this trip. But not the end of our Disney visits, as we head to a park once a week.


























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We headed back to the car with Grumpy's teeth chattering that whole way. It was pretty cold out! The rest of us were toasty with our winter coats on!

Anakin wanted to put his legos into place once he discovered that mousekeeping will not come in our room while we are sleeping. So I let him do that before getting him ready for bed.



Goofy, Grumpy, and Anakin gave me my birthday cards. And we put them up with the Star Wars stuff too. My birthday wasn't until Sunday, but it was nice to see those cards the whole time.

Goofy got me a musical Tink card that played "I can Fly"! And a box of red hots. Doug Live use to be one of my favorite shows at MGM Studios. Miss it, and loved how Doug and Patty would share red hots. Remember that show, anyone? It starts with a circle, and then draw a line, the line's the horizon, the circle the sun, and maybe some squiggles that look like a hill, the hill we drove over on the way to Bluffington. Maybe I don't have the words all right, it's been a while, sure miss that show!!
I dooo! We used to watch it on TV all the time and then it was my older DD's favorite thing when we went to Disney. (well one of her favorite things)

I'm confused though. I just got caught up and I swear I read you were on day Sat and you checked on on Monday, but I didn't see anything written about Sunday? Maybe I have the dates messed up.

Yoo got some awesome shots of CSR there. It's so pretty from what I have seen in pictures. It would be nice to try it out someday.
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