Lukes MAW trip:To all lizzards,squirrels,dolphins beware., we are stalking you!

Discussion in 'Pre-Trip Reports and Plans' started by Threeboysandachickie, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Heres the schedule the kids came up with on the fly last night. Subject to much change and argument!!!!!

    Make a wish schedule

    2 nov Friday
    Depart cr at 6am
    Hollywood studios
    Pirate princess party GKTW

    3 nov Saturday
    Horseback riding GKTW
    Islands of adventure
    splash bash BBQ GKTW

    4 nov Sunday
    Magical kingdom
    candyland game GKTW

    5 nov Monday
    Mickey picture gktw
    Epcot food and wine
    animal kingdom animal face paint!
    Halloween GKTW party

    6 nov Tuesday
    Nickelodeon character picture gktw
    Sea world
    Birthday party GKTW

    7 nov Wednesday
    Horseback riding GKTW
    Universal studios
    Village idol (kids night out?) GKTW

    8 nov Thursday
    legoland/space shuttle split
    Extended night


    9 nov Friday
    Extended day
    leave
     
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  3. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    We won't be back soon either! I think we will just stay one extra day so the big boys can choose their special activities. Luke won't be able handle much more. We will be lucky he manages what we have planned. Lots of breaks with lots of swimming is our strategy!
     
  4. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Thanks for reading! We have the same touring strategy! Go early and take afternoon swim/nap breaks. We are not late night peeps and don't handle crowds well, so we are not even attempting the ticketed events. We will take it slow and focus on Luke, the other kids have been to universal many times before. It's Disney we are a bit nervous about! Dd wants to see it all. I have told her when she's older we can talk about a special Disney trip if she doesn't get it all done, but this trip is about Luke! we are very disappointed that we will be missing the Christmas party at gktw. We come in on Friday and the party is thursday night. That's a bummer!
     
  5. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    YA!!!
    :cool1:
    I wanted to let you know that the weather in Nov will be warm during the day and chilly at night - in the low 60's- so pack accordingly.
     
  6. Moodyzblu

    Moodyzblu DIS Veteran

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    Your plans look great ! I think extending helps make the trip seem not so rushed. I know it was wonderful for us to be able to take our time and relax a bit.
    On most nights we were back at GKTW fairly early .. it really worked out great for us.
    Your kids are just adorable ! :lovestruc

    Looking forward to reading more !
     
  7. aym4Him

    aym4Him DIS Veteran

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    Never feel like you need to apologize for sharing your heart (kids). Everyone here has walked (and will continue to walk) some sad paths in life. You didn't bum me out at all and your kids are SO ADORABLE!!

    Congratulations on your dates! Sorry your initial meeting wasn't as magical as you'd hoped. I think everyone's experience is different, in that regard.

    Happy planning!! :cool1:
     
  8. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    I am stressed out with Luke's trip this week. We were approved to take a third adult along to help with the trip. Unfortunately, the dates didn't fit into dh's sisters work schedule, so she can't come. Long story short, we have asked over five people to come along and no one can make it work. I really do not want to change our dates, our next dates would probably be december or January. I am frustrated, we are offering up a free vacation, but our son is hard to chase, so we have age and experience requirements. College students are out because it's an exam week, and it's not a paid nursing position so I can't offer a salary. I will have to call my maw chapter on Monday and see if they have any advice.
     
  9. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    We are definitely hoping for warm weather!mwe are a family of major swimmers, three of the kids Are :beach::beach:on swim club back home. They will be upset if they see a pool,and cannot climb into it. :beach:
     
  10. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Thanks., sometimes I become self conscious after I post and feel like I need to make it more PC so I dont offend anyone. To usnour son s perfect andwe love him, we just explain its how he is,without fancy terms and flowerly outlooks. Many times this causes offence in others. I am highly educated, (you would not know it with my stupid ipad typing skills!!!) but I am crass, and I tell it like i know even though it can be offensive. I will reign in my inner crazy and be very polite and accommodating here on out...I hope!

    Hope things are going well in your family. November is coming up on us quickly!
     
  11. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Thanks for joining in! I loved following your trip report. My kids love Harry potter, and islands of adventure will be one of our first parks! Your boys are very sweet, the have tat same twinkle in their eyes that mine do! Best of luckin Disneyland!!
     
  12. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Normal update now! No more grumpy mommy. We had lukie bear Home from school today with a nose infection. He gets these a lot and they are starting to turn into herpes. We are tracking them so that we can take him foot the university doctor to see if he has an auto immune disorder since he gets them so often. This is his third infection in four months. Does not look pretty right now but we love him anyway!! He received an anabiotic and antiviral med so hopefully he will be back to school on Monday. Now let the disinfection begin.

    On trip news we got some very exciting news for Make-A-Wish this week. Luke's wish was adopted by a local foundation the Maxwell Meiborg fund. Every year the family hosts a golf tournament and the funds raised from the golf tournament fund the wish of the chosen Make-A-Wish child. We are very honored that Luke was chosen to be the face of the Maxwell Meiborg tournament this year. It was very exciting for our family that we were one that was able to be adopted. If you're interested in learning more about the foundation please visit the following website www.maxwellmeiborgfund.com. The foundations story is truly inspiring.

    This is homecoming week at our high school so we've been very busy this week with extra activities. Last night are kids got to ride in the floats in the homecoming parade. Rebekah was a cheerleader on the volleyball float. Noah was a football player on his fourth-grade tackle football float, Isaac didn't get to participate on the homecoming activities because he had swimming practice, I stayed home with Luke because he was contagious.

    We're hoping that our trip get straightened out soon because we are really counting down the days to November I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend
     
  13. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    We went to our MAW sponser golf tournament on Friday. We had so much fun. We met over a hundred Fifty golfers. We received two wonderful gift baskets full of things for the kids and full of gift cards for our trip. There was a halloween themed basket also with a warm blanket, plates, bowls and napkins. even bag of candy.The foundation that paired up with us, is just wonderful. There are no words to describe them, luke was treated like royalty! Someone took him their golf cart to bomb around on. Luke did a great job being the center of attention, waved to his fans, and payed on his ipad. It was Such an amazing experience to be part of. Thank you Maxwell Meiborg Foundation Family!
     
  14. onceagain1

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    That's so nice to read. So glad your family was treated so well. You deserve it and it always makes me feel so happy to read when nice things happen to people who more than deserve it :)
     
  15. Lilfoot93

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    That sounds amazing. Glad your family had a great time!

    Jackie
     
  16. blessedmom4

    blessedmom4 WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES! ~~Nearly twice as many chi

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    Wish Mom Alumni here...when I had time (eons ago) I always posted happy pics for all. Taking time to do that this morning for my fellow Wish Families...it WILL be the most magical trip!

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  17. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Thank you Judy! We are crazy around here. We met with our wish team for our sendoff last night. We leave tomorrow after school. Trying to fit Halloween parties into insane cleaning and last minute packing!
     
  18. angel's momma

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    You have a beautiful family. :) So sorry that Luke, and your family, has been through so much. So glad that Luke got his wish.

    How exciting about the Maxwell Meiborg golf tournament - glad your family had a great time.

    I hope you had a wonderful trip - can't wait to read about it.
     
  19. Threeboysandachickie

    Threeboysandachickie Make a Wish trip mommy

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    Luke's trip overview

    2 nov Friday
    Arrive give kids the world 5:00
    Pirate princess party GKTW


    3 nov Saturday
    5k parade including nickelodeon characters at GKTW
    Islands of adventure
    Lunch Dino discovery center
    Rides, cat in hat, one fish two fish, trolley train, hippogriff, forbidden journey, Jurassic park river adventure, Spider-Man, storm force accelerator, the hulk, despicable me
    Dinner st finnegans irish pub
    Splash bash BBQ GKTW


    4 nov Sunday
    Animal kingdom
    Bbq Pork pita at lunch stand, pizza at pizzeria stand for kids
    Rides, expedition everest, kilimanjaro-safari, DINOSAUR, Primeval Whirl, TriceraTop Spin,
    Holly wood studios
    Rides rock-n-roller-coaster, twilight-zone-tower-of-terror,
    candyland game GKTW


    5 nov Monday
    Mickey picture gktw
    Epcot food and wine
    Rode mission: space Phinneas and ferb/ perry game through Mexico,
    food in Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, Caribbean, Japan, South Africa,
    Halloween GKTW party


    6 nov Tuesday
    Nickelodeon character picture gktw
    Sea world
    Rode manta, journey to atlantis, kraken, Clyde and Seymour's show, one ocean (shamu)
    Behind the scenes tour
    Dinner pizza pasta buffet
    Downtown Disney ! Lego shopping and bippity boppity boutique


    7 nov Wednesday
    Magic kingdom
    Aladdins carpets, pirates of Caribbean, big thunder mountain, haunted mansion, it's a small world, Peter pans flight, under the sea, journey of the little mermaid, enchanted tales with belle, people mover, space mountain, buzz light year space spin, tomorroeland speedway
    Lunch pesos bills
    kids night out GKTW


    8 November Thursday check out gktw
    Univerdal studio
    Lunch Turkey legs
    Rides ET, men in black. Simpsons, revenge of mummy, woody woodpecker roller coaster (tried rip rocket but broke down while in line)
    Check into nickelodeon hotel
    Dinner pat o'briens city walk


    9 November travel home!



    Characters met:
    Cat in hat
    Betty boop
    Spider man
    Woody woodpecker
    Minions
    MIB agents T&M
    Shaggy
    Scooby
    Homer
    Bart
    Shrek
    Spongebob
    Mickey mouse
    Chip
    Dale
    Donald duck
    Baboo
    Minnie mouse
    Pocahontas
    Goofy
    Pluto
    Penelope
    Wreck it Ralph
    Mr incredible
    Frozone
    Handy manny
    Shamu
    Rapunzel
    Princess aurora
    Cinderella
    Marie
    Tinkerbelle
    Periwinkle
    Jessie
    Woody
    Ariel
    Merida
    Belle
    Mary poppins
    Snow white
    Alice in wonderland
    Fairy godmother in training
     
  20. angel's momma

    angel's momma DIS Veteran

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    Wow - I'm tired just reading it. ;)
     
  21. angel's momma

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    We hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
     

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