Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Vacation Part 1

When we first found out we were going on vacation Lauren made this sign and hung it on the side of the refrigerator. It was a race every day to see who could change the number first!

The van is all packed and we are ready to go!!

The kids in front of our villa and by the welcome sign in our yard at Give Kids the World Village.

One of our favorite things to do was to ride the carosel which was open first thing in the morning until around 9 pm. It was right by the Gingerbread house resteraunt and we had to stop and ride before we could go in and eat. ~ Troy and Travis~

Me and Alex


GKTW ( Give Kids the World) is one of the most amazing places you could ever imagine! They have it decorated just for kids. There was; the Gingerbread house which served us breakfast and supper, The Ice Cream Parlor which was open from 7:30am until 9:30pm so you could eat ice cream all day long, the Ice Cream Parlor also served sandwiches and chips for lunch, Miss Merry's pizza parlor was open from 4:30pm until 9:30pm and we could call from our villa anytime and have pizza and soda delivered to our front door, there is a castle that is a huge building with every toy and craft stuff imaginable, a chapel that would make you cry, a huge building called Amberville that had one of the biggest train sets I have ever seen, all kinds of games to play, A putt, putt golf and I could keep on going!! Our villa was right behind all of these buildings so we were able to walk anywhere we wanted to go which made it really nice!
This is the Theatre.

The kids in front of Amberville

The 2nd night we were there Ms Merry ( "Mayor Clayton's" wife ) came by and tucked all of the kids in bed. Since Lauren and Andrea were sleeping in the living room on the sofa bed, she just tucked them all in here. It was one of the things they will always remeber. She tickled them and played with them and we all had a great time laughing!
This is just the beginning but I have to leave in a few minutes to take Andrea up to St Louis for her chemo treatment. Hopefully I can work on it some more this evening. I would love to join in on the days of Christmas with some of you ....I'll have to see what I can do!


Melissa said...

It looks like you all had a great time, I am so glad you were able to go. I just love the giant popcorn cup in frot of the theater. Can't wait to hear and see more.

Grandmagene said...

I am so glad you all had a great time and that you were able to go. I love all the pictures you have posted so far, and hope you can post many more plus want to hear about your trip. Hey I updated my blog if you care or have the time to check it out.

Amy said...

The pictures show how good this trip was for all of you!! I am so happy for you.

Lisa said...

Looks like you all had a good time!
Love your hair Jennifer...looks great on ya!

June Robinson said...

Wow what an unforgettable trip. I am so glad you have some rays of sunshine amongst the clouds. You all are an amazing family.