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Jesse's Birthday 1996
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This was our first birthday in our Florida home. We had been in the house less than a year. Thomas and Jesse had been good friends since last July, and would hang out together for the next five years until Thomas had to move away. This was a great birthday year.

Lyn had a terrible year. She had hurt her back in fall, requiring surgery on her spine to repair a damaged disc. Jesse had been a great helper and Dave had to be both the mom and dad for the last few months. By May, Lyn was up and around, swimming every day and walking a bit. She had already gone to WDW using the handicapped electric cart that she used when shopping.

The Disney annual passes from Jesse's eighth birthday were about to expire. Obviously, we were going to Disney World.

A couple weeks previously, Disney offered a promotional "Florida Resident" pass. For the next month, Florida residents could purchase a special one-day "park hopper" not normally available. The annual pass let us go to all three parks on any one day, and the promotional ticket meant we could do the same thing with his friends on his birthday.

This was the first party for these four, then three musketeers. Kenny, the oldest participated the next couple years. Andy was a good freind until he had to move out of the neighborhood. Thomas was with us for the next five years.

We had a ball, and a lifetime memory. Note the special whistles in case you wandered off from the group. Jesse started the morning by barfing in the 7-11 parking lot one mile from our house, but recovered after a little juice. Lunch was Taco Bell, and we did get our money's worth on those one day passes. Our annual passes expired later in the week and this would be our last Disney visit for the next three years.

We left before sunrise and arrived at park as it opened. We visited all three parks, then returned to the Kingdom for one last set of rides. We stayed for the midnight fireworks and returned home at 2am. We put the van seats down and parents had to identify and carry their sleeping kids to bed.

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Easter 1997

Jesse Birthday 1997

Halloween 1997

Christmas 1997

Week-end Trips 1997

Easter 1996

Jesse Birthday 1996

Halloween 1996

Christmas 1996

Week-end Trips 1996

Easter 1995

Jesse Birthday 1995

Halloween 1995

Christmas 1995

Week-end Trips 1995




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