Friday, January 18, 2008

Here is the sign outside our Villa at GKTW

Here is Dad sitting at the kitchen in the Villa

Here is where I liked to hang out in the Villa, in bed.

The sea lions at SeaWorld

They were yelling at us for fish, it was very funny.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

We are home

We are back to snow and freezing temps. The trip home was rough. I slept a little on the big plane, and then we dashed through the Mpls airport to get to our gate, to have our flight delayed by 2 hours. I am at school today, but I'm very tired. I'll put more pictures on later.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Final day in Florida

Well, its over now but the flying. I got up late, ate some breakfast, and took another nap. We went to Sea World around 2. What a great place. We saw lots of birds, dolphins, that we got to feed, penguins, sea lions and sea otters, sharks, and lots of fish. We got to see a show with some really smart sea lions. The weather was fine for it with my blanket and my coat. The internet is terrible here, so I will wait to put some pictures on til tomorrow, maybe in the airport. (Are there hackers there?) Oh, and we fed the sea lions too, and a bird attacked Jacob and the Sea World lady had to get it away from us. That was hilarious. I was really tired again, but we came back and had some Target salads and ordered pizza. Did I tell you that we can order pizza here and its free? Its pretty good too, lots of cheese. Nice people deliver it to your door. My Mom and Jacob went over and played the Dino Putt, they said it was cool. I guess we missed out on some stuff here, and forgot that Sponge Bob was here tonight. Oh well, its so hard to fit it all in. My Mom can't wait to see Molly, but doesn't want it to be cold. Thanks for all of your comments, its been so fun having you be a part of my trip.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The Animal Kingdom

Birds at the Animal Kingdom
Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy

The horse named Cody

Alice from Wonderland

The nice dog named Charlotte

The life sized Candyland

Wow, a full day and I'm tired and not being very nice. We got up late this morning and its chilly, but covered up in the wheelchair and headed over to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. When we turned the corner, there they were with Pluto and Goofy and Alice from Wonderland. They were all very nice to me. Alice held my hand and talked to me in her British accent. She is very pretty. We went in for the formal pics, and then wheeled over to the Korral. I left my pajamas on all day. I had my fleece on and my new Tinkerbell Blanket on my legs. At the Korral there were 2 horses and a pony. I got to ride the horse named Cody for about 5 minutes. The people were very nice, and the lady that owned the horses had on her winter coat. These Florida people are silly. We came back to the Villa and woke Jacob up again (at 11) so we could go to the Animal Kingdom. There are so many animals. We rode the Safari Ride, saw some acrobats and African musicians, and went to the Bug 3-D movie. By then I was way too tired, so we came back for a nap. I want to go to Skate West. My parents can't believe it, but I do. My Mom is going to get a massage and a pedicure after we get home. I'm not sure about my Dad, and Jacob is going to go back to Iowa City so he can sleep when he wants to. We are eating lots of the free ice cream and scrambled eggs. We'll see how tomorrow goes, it might be kinda chilly again.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A kinda long day

Hi, Mom is too pooped too put any pictures in today. I got up late, took a nap, and have been pretty crabby all day. We were going to go to Sea World, but right before we turned into the drive it started to pour rain and thunder and lightening. We figured that they wouldn't let us near water in those conditions, so we turned around and went to the Outlet Mall. We shopped for while, and I got tired again, so we went back to the Villa and I took a nap. About 6:30 I had about a 20 minute seizure. I got up ok, and we went to the Candyland party. Before we got there we saw a man who had come with a service dog named Charlotte. She was so sweet. She had been a dog for an old lady and he inherited her. She gave me kisses. We went into the Candyland party and it was very loud and crazy. There were some volunteers from Japan that played with me. Then we had a dance party. We did the Chicken Dance, the Fast Food Dance, the Cha Cha Slide, and guess what, the Cotton Eye Joe! Oh yeah, and we did the limbo too. My helper was so nice to me. She had a hard time remembering my name. I couldn't tell you her name, it starts with an H. She is here to work at Epcot until October. There are volunteers here from all over, and Charlotte kissed a little boy from Montreal. They spoke French. Well, I'm tired again, so we hope to have fun tomorrow.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Our Day at Universal

I am so tired. I didn't get my nap today, but wow, what a day. Mom got up about 8:15, and everyone else was still asleep. The GKTW people called not long after to check in, and she told them we were still asleep, but they didn't seem to care. Anyway, after breakfast and everyone's showers, we went to Universal. We went straight to the Barney show. We only had to wait about 10 minutes. A guy named Peek a Boo came out first, he was here yesterday at GKTW. He's kinda like Professer Tinkerpot, but I like him better. He remembered me from yesterday, and said I was Barney's Number 1 fan. It was so exciting to go into the show. The lights got really dark and then, pow, bright lights and there was Barney! I was so excited. We were only about 10 feet from the whole show. I knew all of the songs and sang along. I wanted to stand the whole time, but they wouldn't let me. "We're on our Way to Grandpa's Farm," "If All the Raindrops," "Hey Mr. Knickerbocker," "If You're Happy and You Know It," and of course "I Love You." After the show all the kids left but me and and neat kid named Ben who loves Barney too. I got the longest hug, Barney rubbed my arm. I didn't want to ever let go. Ben needed a turn, so I did let go. Then we got to go into Barney's Backyard and play with some stuff and then have another picture with Barney. Jacob wouldn't be in any of the pictures with Barney. We also saw Scooby Doo, Woody Woodpecker, Curious George, The Man with the Yellow Hat, Dora, and Sponge Bob Squarepants. We ate lunch at the NBA City so Jacob could watch the Kentucky game. We walked around Universal, it is a very cool place, and saw a big shark and some guys on stilts that looked like King Tut.

Friday, January 11, 2008

I Saw Ariel!!

Hi, We just got back from the Magic Kingdom. We saw the most amazing fireworks show in the whole world. My mom videoed the whole thing, so some day you'll have to watch it with me. When we got there, we went to the Wish Lounge, which is very nice. They gave us some water bottles. Then we went to Ariel's Grotto and got to see her. She was so nice to me, she gave me a kiss and asked me if I was going swimming. She likes to swim. We went to find Snow White, but she isn't around much, they told us, so we are going to ask the nice people here to hook us up with a Snow White siting. Tomorrow we are going to Universal for the Barney show and another meeting. Jacob and Mom rode on the Space Mountain Ride. They said it was fun, especially cause they didn't have to wait in line. We love this first class service. I wanted to buy a watch, so maybe tomorrow I will get one. The weather was perfect for me today.


Oh my goodness. This morning I met Barney and BJ and Baby Bob!! They were at the GKTW this morning, and I stayed the whole time to see them. I got to see them first, and then watched the other kids meet him, and then got to see him again. I even got a group hug from all 3. I can't wait to see him again tomorrow. Mom's usb cord isn't working with the camera, so while she and I take a nap, Dad and Jacob are going to run to the Walmart and get a new one so I can put some pictures on here.

The trip yesterday was very long. We left in the dark and we arrived in the dark. Everyone at GKTW is so nice. There are so many volunteers here from all over, young and old, its really amazing. We saw a parade last night (no candy) and Santa and Mrs Claus. They had brought gifts to my villa, some movies, candy, some small cars I'm going to save for Tommy, its really something else. There are lots of kids here, and I think I heard someone with an Irish accent!
The weather is beautiful today, but I already need a nap, so I'll write more later.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

We leave today!!!

Wow, its going to be early. I'm still asleep, but Mom is clean, and Dad is in the shower. I can't believe today has finally come. I packed my suitcase and have some stuff to take on the plane. This is going to be GREAT!! I'll let you know when we get to Florida!!! If you read this, say a prayer for all of us.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Grandma and Grandpa K.

January 6

Today is my Grandma K's birthday. We went to HyVee for Breakfast, but I'm too tired to get to the party. I do need my nap. I may get to go see the birds at Mary's house tonight, I am excited for that. I really want to pack my bags, but my Mom said that she has to do the laundry. Shelly from Make A Wish came over on Thursday, the night of the big Caucus, and brought me some more nice gifts. Now I have a back pack, a hat, a t-shirt and a travel doodle to take, as well as a couple of cameras. She even brought a t-shirt for each one of my family! I can hardly wait to see Barney, and he is going to come to the Give Kids a World Village where we are staying, so I'll get to see him twice!!! I think my mom will cry, cause she's excited too. I can also ride a horse and go fishing there, its going to be great!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2 part 2

I had a long day, lots of sleeping. Ashley came over to see me and her Mom and Dad brought their dog Sarah to meet me. Sarah likes to sit on my lap. We also found out about out flights today, and I leave next week on Thursday at 9 in the morning. My plane will be silver, I made my Mom find out the color. I can't wait. Barney will jump up and down when he sees me.

January 2

I got to go the the skating rink yesterday and do the Hokey Pokey with Roller Roo! It was so fun! I also did the YMCA. Now, I don't put skates on, but my friend Katie lets me come because she works there and the announcer named Rick plays my favorite songs when I am there. We also did the YMCA.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008

Hi everyone. Happy New Year. I started off the New Year with a cold and a seizure. My mom and I heard fireworks last night, but we couldn't see them in the sky. I love fireworks. I really want to see Barney. I looked at the clock, and it said 10 to 12, and I thought it meant 10, and so I think its time to go. We go to Florida on the 10th, so my Mom had to explain to me that we don't leave at 10, but on the 10th. We have been marking off the calendar, but that is really slow. I want to take lots of puzzles and books and movies to Florida, cause I love to stay in a hotel and hold everyone captive. My Mom told me that we will be doing lots of things and asked me if I wanted to pack my swimsuit. I said no. I used to love to swim. Maybe when I see the pool at Give Kids the World Village I will want to swim. You all have a great 2008.