Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wish Trip - Day Three

Our third day, Wednesday, came quickly.

This day we had grandpa along as well and had made reservations for all of us to start the day with a character breakfast at Seaworld with the Sesame Street characters. Liam, again, not so crazy about them. :) But did light up upon seeing Elmo! :)

After breakfast we headed into the park and had a lot of fun. If it wasn't so darn hot, I could see the kids loving all the things we didn't quite get to (they LOVE animals!), but we did quite a lot! :) We saw sharks, rode kiddie rides (with no wait!), ate ice cream (more discounts from amazing workers), and watched a wonderful Shamo show called Believe.

Then we headed toward a ride for Olivia and I while grandpa waited toward the front of the park and grandma took the boys to see the penguins. Olivia and I rode Atlantis (similar to Splash Mountain) and LOVED it! We went twice, and were SOAKED!!!

After, we went to feed Stingrays (they gave us a free tray of food for each child!). Braeden fed one ray, he and I jumped a million feet in the air as another came at us from the front! and that was that for the feeding! :) Olivia and Liam wanted nothing to do with it, and Braeden was done. Olivia asked me if she could give her tray to another child, so I had her give all three away and she was on cloud nine. She is a great giver!

Then we went to feed the dolphins. We got one free tray of food here which was three large fish. Each child fed one fish, but they were all so quick I got pics right after each one. :)

We came back to the villa shortly after and changed clothes! That night we took advantage of the discounts and took the kids to the Pirate Dinner Adventure. It's similar to Medieval Times if you know what that is. We have MT here, and I've been to it as have my parents, the kids haven't. So I thought the Pirate one would be perfect. It was! Even Liam who wouldn't watch Ariel, watched the whole thing. Olivia got to go up on the ship, and Braeden was mesmerized. It was great! The funniest was that we had small candles on the tables. The one in front of Brae and I he wanted to blow out from the time we sat down. I told him that after the show he could. I told him that each of the approximately 10 times he asked during the night! Right at the end they shoot off things and have a "storm" and the "wind" BLEW OUT THE CANDLE!!! I was laughing so hard. My mom gave us her candle and he blew that one out! :)

After arriving at the villa, we saw today's Village Voice and another gift left behind. This time, a pile of about 6 DVDs! Couldn't believe it! Then, we had the kids get into PJs and come into the living room with one of the new movies. Another fun thing at gktw is Mayor Clayton. Mayor Clayton and his wife Miss Merry are rabbits who often appear at meals and different things around the Village. You can also sign up for Mayor Clayton to do a "tuck in" with your children one night while you're there. This was our night. :)

Mayor Clayton came and Olivia was excited and loving toward him, Braeden was off the wall and hiding from him, and Liam was loving every minute of it. He LOVED those bunnies!!! :)
We then went to bed, late, tired, and after a great day!


Brandi said...

HOW FUN!!! Those pictures are so fun. . next time around, we are doing those parks TOGETHER! So, how did the kids actually do with the bunny tuck in? Any nightmares about giant rabbits?


Kellie said...

I'm just loving all these photos. What a great time!

Melinda said...

Lisa, it looks like you guys had so much fun! I am enjoying reading about your trip.

Julie said...


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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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