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Old 06-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Day 1: Part 2

My Dad was exploring GKTW while Scott took the kids to the pool and I was getting ready after my rest/nap... Sleep really never came. I was too excited about being here! I did get enough rest though to make it through the rest of the day. My Dad finally joined us in the pool too. We played in the splash park as well.

We then went to Katie's Kitchen and had lunch... Mmmm. Boston Market supplies the food to Katie's Kitchen. I was SO excited when I found this out as they left our area years ago and I LOVED their food when they were out here. I of course had to get their yummy mac n cheese. It tasted as good as I remembered it... The kids did not think the same as I did though We had BBQ chicken sandwiches and apples also.

After lunch we had ice cream... You will see a theme here... Ice cream is one of the food groups, right!?! We headed off to Mathew's Boundless Playground. This playground is HUGE!! We seen some more lizards and of course the kids tried to catch them. We played for about an hour then explored some more. We rode the carrousel then headed back to our villa. I told the kids they had to rest for 30 minutes then we could go back out and explore. (Remember these kids have slept no more than 2 hours since waking up the day before!) Of course they then had a MAJOR meltdown. It lasted about 10 minutes then they agreed they would lay in bed for 30 minutes then get up and play... Within 5 minutes the kids were asleep and so was Scott!





While the kids were sleeping my Dad and I went to Walmart to pick up some much needed water bottles and snacks for the park. We bought 4 cases of water!! I caved in and bought the squeezable applesauce. The kids have always wanted them but I could never justify the cost until now! We bought fruit and bread and pb for sandwiches. Once back at our villa we put our stuff away and everyone was still sound asleep so my Dad and I explored some more. We got ice cream again! When we got back I tried waking the kids and they were SO tired they would not wake up. FINALLY I had grandpa go in the room and wake them... Surprisingly they woke up for him.. that would be the theme of the week... Grandpa can get them to do anything!

Once they were awake we decided to do Trevor's star. The kids also got their magic pillow! It was amazing in their with all the stars of all the wish kids who have spent time at the village. Trev loved doing his star and all 3 loved getting their magic pillows. The girls still wonder how the pillows got in the tree After doing this the girls got their nails done. They were super excited! Then off to ride the carousel again! It had started to rain while we and since it was dinner time we decided to walk to the Gingerbread House. It started off light then it started pouring! Then came the thunder and lightning! I was not worried that it would not stop as everyone has warned us that it would last for about 30 minutes than be over. Boy were we in for a HUGE surprise for the rest of our trip! The kids LOVED dinner! Chicken nuggets, corn on the cob, tator tots, hot dogs, grilled cheese, chocolate milk, juice! What is a kid not to LOVE about this place!















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Old 06-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #17
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Oh gosh I hope you'll be able to wait for the next surgery! I'll throw some your way! Thankfully, my sister is doing well, thank you for asking!

GKTW village is like a separate vacation in itself! Ah the ice cream parlor! We definitely made a lot of trips there!

It's so cute that they listened to grandpa!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:32 PM   #18
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Checking in to see how everything went!
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #19
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love seeing the cute photos from GKTW!

we had so much fun with you and the kids at the zoo and dinner on Tuesday!

hope you have a great time in Idaho!
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #20
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It's been a while!!

I haven't been able to get on here in forever (I still need to do E's trip report and we went in NOVEMBER!)!!

I've missed all of you and it's going to take me sooooo long to catch up!

Your pix from GKTW brought happy tears to my eyes. My, how we miss that place.

I wanted to stop by and tell you that Ethan has fallen HEAD OVER HEELS with Star Wars!!!!!! I mean, crazy! He already has so many Star Wars facts, lines from the movies, etc in his little 4 year old brain that it's almost impossible for me to get him to stuff anything educational in there

I think if we could do it all over again, we would have waited one more year to do his trip and wished for Star Wars Weekends. While he did get to meet Darth Vader on his Wish Trip, he was still too nervous to fully enjoy it all.

I can not wait to hear more about Trevor's Wish trip!!!!!

We are thinking of going back this fall (maybe Nov again). It's just a matter of figuring out how to afford going, not renting a car and being able to get back to GKTW for a visit (b/c all he's talked about is "Dinosaur Miniature Golf" and ice cream and the Gingerbread House and meeting all the characters!! Ha!!!!
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:02 PM   #21
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Guess who went to the dollar store for pool noodles today??

Yeah, 20 light sabers to make!

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Old 06-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #22
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Between swimming and the flight, you sure had some tired family members.

How nice that you got some Boston Market and it tasted just like you remembered. What kind of Mac and Cheese do your kids like? Grumpy has always been partial to Kraft or Velveeta, but JJ has NEVER liked pasta.

I'm liking that icecream theme. Yum!

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That storm was from Barbara wasn't it? The one that started in the Pacific and went across the gulf? Or was it all from Andrea?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #23
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I think that was all from Andrea. That old broad blew in on 6-2 (our departure day) and caused a MAJOR headache for the entire Orlando/Lake Buena Vista area.
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I think that was all from Andrea. That old broad blew in on 6-2 (our departure day) and caused a MAJOR headache for the entire Orlando/Lake Buena Vista area.
All our storms are starting to merge together, lol. Yes, Andrea was very wet. We got a whopping of a storm today. And more rain again in the forcast for Monday into Tues. We are stuck at home this weekend, but I really feel for those here on vacation. It's going to be a wet next few days.
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Wow, what a nice start to your magical trip. I am glad to hear how magical GKTW was for you!! I was just showing my DD the pics of the village to help her choose where to give a birthday "gift" to (we pick a children's organization each year at her birthday) --last year she had chosen Make a Wish but she thought the GKTW village looks so cool so she chose that...And then I just happened to come across your trip report!
Excited to read more! Your kids are all so adorable! Love how your dad came along and your kids all listen to him.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #26
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Welcome to everyone who has recently joined in! I will update some more in a couple days. We just got back from a road trip to Idaho for a wedding and while there we found out a friend had taken his life. We are all devastated by his passing. Give me a couple days and I will be back on to finish my TR. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

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Welcome to everyone who has recently joined in! I will update some more in a couple days. We just got back from a road trip to Idaho for a wedding and while there we found out a friend had taken his life. We are all devastated by his passing. Give me a couple days and I will be back on to finish my TR. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!

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Jackie, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. So many hurting people in the world, not knowing help is just a request away.

Thanks for popping by our PTR, you know I will be here as much as I can.

I wanted to wish your family a relaxing, healing holiday.




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hope you have a fun 4th!
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