Jack peed the bed today! I think he probably has done this once before in the bus, but it’s super unusual. And a big pain; but it sure makes me soo thankful for our washer/dryer right in the bus! He was so cold after I showered him off he got in the bed to snuggle and warm up with us. When Ted and Max got up to start our day I lay in bed with Jack and then got this text from Mom:
First off, let me say, your father is ok. So, it’s 6:10a. I’m sleeping soundly. Without a sound, all of a sudden, all my covers are completely jerked off of me! I yell “Jan!” And turn on my light. There he sits on the floor like a lump wrapped in all the covers with just his head sticking up above the bed. He says, I was fighting this guy who’d been kidnapping children and I stepped off the sidewalk into a pothole that didn’t have a bottom! Needless to say, it was hard to go back to sleep because we were laughing so hard! Poor old thing!
I read the whole thing to everybody and we all had a good laugh too.
I made chicken salad sandwiches for lunch, and Ted fried fries to accompany them. We should have just had fries, cause they’re so awesome! We used the homemade mayo to make mayoketchup. One we mixed mayo/ketchup/garlic powder, one was mayo/sofrito, and one was store bought mayo/ketchup. There was a definite difference with the store bought, but I’m not sure it was enough to always make homemade mayo. Though it is super easy to make the mayo.
Max gave his Minecraft report for the second time today and did much better. Yesterday he talked for 3.5 minutes, today it was just over 5 minutes, which is about how long it should have been. He was still nervous, but he did well. He made eye contact with both of us (yesterday it was mostly me), had shorter notes, and just generally did better. He hates having to do this, but it’s just a part of growing up!
On the way to the parks we went to the office and reserved our spot here for this winter! I’m so excited!! I’m excited that we’ll get to see Bill and Lucy and Mike and Linda again! Woot! And of course I’ll be excited to go to Disney again, and maybe even to Universal and a few other things around here. Woot!
Today was Magic Kingdom day; we were so surprised at getting to park in Jafar, though. We’d never parked so close; we could easily walk into the park from our spot! I talked to the tram guy and he said it was just a low attendance day. We couldn’t tell that in the park, though; it just seemed normal to us.
We went straight to the silhouette people and got our silhouette made. I think this is the first time we’ve gotten one of Jack. Jan cut our profiles out and it was so interesting to watch her work. I’m amazed at what she could do! And how quickly!
We went to Splash Mountain after that; it was a good little ride where we got a little wet and cooled off some. We got a DAS for it right after we got off the ride; we’ll probably need to cool down again then. Space Mountain was our next stop but it was closed, so we went to have some desserts while we figured out what to do. We got 2 frozen lemonades and they were tart and awesome. Next we got a Dole Whip and a Dole Whip upside pineapple cake, and that was the best!
We headed over to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to use our universal fast pass we got from Space Mountain being closed, but it wasn’t accepted there! We headed to Thunder Mountain and rode that, and then we stood in line for Splash Mountain to use our DAS, but the line wasn’t moving and Ted saw that Space Mountain was open, so we headed over there. There was a parade coming through just then, so we stopped and watched for a few minutes.
We rode Space Mountain and then decided to skip Splash Mountain and head straight home. Of course then we saw that Astro Orbiter had a short wait time so we changed our minds and went there. I laughed and told the boys the story of when I was a kid and begged and begged to do this ride and finally Mom told Kelly to take me on it. Once we got on the ride and it started moving I was huddled in the bottom begging Kelly not to let it go up! What a baby! Heh. I sent the sisters and parents a picture today and told them I rode it without crying!
Ted had wanted to do the People Mover too, and its line was short so we got onboard. When we were almost at the top of the conveyer belt ramp the belt stopped abruptly; the ride shut down! Then it did it several more times. We figured out that they were stopping and starting to give people assistance on and off. It never stopped once we actually sat down on the ride, though. When we were finished we headed to pick up our silhouette and buy my monorail bag and then we were out of there. When we went in the Emporium, though, there was no bag! I asked a woman, Lizzie, for help finding it, and while she looked the boys headed out for the parking lot. Lizzie finally said they didn’t have any more of those bags. She even looked online, but all they had was a bigger monorail bag. Ugh. That’s such a bummer. I asked where I could search for it online and she said shop the park app. We’ll see how that goes. When I met up with the boys Ted had already been looking online for the bag and saw a few on eBay. He’s sure people around here buy them up and then sell them for a small profit. I don’t know what I want to do now; I guess I’ll ask the people at Downtown Disney when we go there next Tuesday for another movie. On our way home Ted stopped at the Disney gas station and got gas; it was a little cheaper there than it was off property.
We dropped the boys off at the playground and went home for Ted to make us another Alton Brown: roasted broccoli sandwiches. They were awesome! He mixed bread and butter pickles with chili sauce and ginger and that marinated all day. Tonight he roasted a pound of broccoli, put that on mayo sub bread with the pickles and it was a little bit of heaven! Even Max thought they were great! It’s not at all what I expected from a broccoli sandwich, and I love broccoli. We’ll definitely be having this again, lots.
Oh, I knew I was forgetting something yesterday when I wrote out our schedule; Ted’s been reminding us to play games more, and we’ve been doing that more and more. Sometimes we play with a boy while the other boy showers, sometimes all 3 boys play while I wash dishes, but mostly we all 4 play. Jack is really good at UNO, and is learning Skip Bo pretty well. He can play pretty good, but he never says he’s finished his turn.