After a while, we figured we'd better go find Brad, who should be done with orientation by now. So after dragging the kids away, we headed back. But, hey, the carousel is running! We had to stop for a ride or two...
Fully wheelchair accessible of course...
The carousel turned out to be Noah's absolute favorite thing to do at GKTW. We have been working on teaching him a bit of sign language, and he began signing "more" on the carousel. By the end of the week, he would sign "more" throughout the entire ride.
We finally find Brad again, who's been missing out on all the fun. He got all our tickets and Noah's special magic button (more about that later), so we are set! Now we haven't eaten enough yet today, so it is off to the Gingerbread house for some dinner.
Everything in the gingerbread house is made for the kids. The chairs and tables are all kid size. And if you look closely at the tabletop you can see that they are all made up of candies!
And who did we run into on our way out of the Gingerbread House?? The mascots of GKTW...Mayor Clayton and Miss Merry!
By this point, we were all beginning to feel the lack of sleep. But there is a party going on at the theatre. It is Family Fun Night and a magician is getting ready to perform. So we can't leave without checking it out...
We are only there a few minutes, but the kids are all starting to droop in their seats, even with all the sugar in their systems!! So we decide to skip the magician tonight, say goodbye to Mary, and head back to the villa for some zzzzzzzz's.
One more suprise was in store for us...as we are getting ready for bed, Macntosh showed up at the door. (He is another friend I had met on the wish boards who was there with his family that same week). He had 20 trading pins for our family, donated by Mousepinsonline. For those of you who have not heard of Disney Pin Trading, it is this whole other world inside Disney, and it can be quite addicting and expensive! Kailyn & Joshua had gotten a taste of it during our Disneyland trip and were hooked. So we were all SO excited to have more pins for trading. Thank you Mousepinsonline for the pixie dust!! And thank you Macntosh for delivering them to us!
Finally, we get Noah's TPN hooked up and then it's off to bed. It has been an incredibly long, amazing day.