Friday, August 15, 2008

Wish Trip - Day Six

We woke day six, Saturday, after a great night of sleep. We had gotten these shirts at Universal, so had to wear them today. :)

We had originally thought about going to Gatorland today since it's a place we've always seen signs for, have never gone to, and was free while we were here. Sounded great, BUT we were exhausted. Instead, we opted for a day at the Village, spending time with the kids. :) We went to breakfast at the Gingerbread House, played in the Castle of Miracles, played at Amberville train station, ate lunch at the Ice Cream Parlor, then Grandma and Grandpa took the boys back to the villa to watch tv and hang out, while Olivia and I went to Julie's Safari Theater to watch Agency Cody Banks. We'd never seen it and it sounded like something she'd like.

Another amazing place at gktw. They are free, obviously, but also have a free concession stand which has: pop, popcorn, icees, soft pretzels, nachos, churros, and those tube things that you fill with powdered candy! We saw those all over the theme parks, and they're so expensive! I thought about getting one just to say I did, but didn't. Olivia chose to get popcorn and Sprite, and I had a White Cherry Icee! So fun! We were the only ones there for the first part, then a family of four joined us.

After the movie we went back to the villa for NAPTIME! Something we hadn't done all week! :) The kids and Grandma all fell asleep pretty quickly, so I thought I'd head to an outlet mall by myself for a bit and Grandpa said to go for it. :) I was going to go to the one labeled the biggest in Orlando, but after 45 minutes of driving to a place that SHOULD have taken 15-20, and I still wasn't there, I turned around and went to a small one near gktw. I only went to two stores, but got some GREAT deals at the second. I bought my friend J's 3 girls matching denim skirts for $1.99 each! And bought some things for the kids for next year. :)

When I returned the others had just left for the pool so I caught up with them there. Liam loved the frogs lining the outside of the pool and had fun putting his head in the stream of water spraying from his mouth! :)

We then went back to change and then to the Gingerbread House for dinner. After dinner was a big surprise party for Mayor Clayton! :) Another great activity for the kids. They had superheroes out this time, gave away comics, had tshirts the kids could color, had snow cones and cotton candy and of course cake, face painting, dancing was rampant and Olivia went on the stage for one of them, and we yelled "Surprise" as Mayor Clayton made his appearance. Olivia still tells people that this party was her favorite part of the whole week! :)

Another wondeful and fun-filled day!!! And bed without a peep! :)


Oh my goodness! Someone has to make me those "thing shirts" ... Thing 1-9! LOL! Those are GREAT!!!! I wonder if they sell them online ?

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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