That evening, we checked into our new place. We divided our time between Shades of Green and a cabin at Fort Wilderness. We had ordered groceries from Gardengrocer.com and they were waiting in our cabin when we got there. That was awesome!
Once checked in, we changed and headed out to Downtown Disney where we planned to have dinner at Rainforest Cafe and then spend some time at the World of Disney store and Legoland. I called ahead to Rainforest Cafe, but they weren't taking reservations so we headed over. We waited awhile, but finally got in. We had A nice (but expensive) dinner.
We had given each of the kids some money to use for lunches, snacks, and souvenirs for the whole trip. They don't often have money, so they were pretty excited to have some say over what they wanted. It was exciting to see them shopping so carefully in World of Disney(the hugest Disney store anywhere) for their perfect thing and we didn't hear any begging or crying for things the entire trip. It's amazing to see what they are willing to go without when it is their own money. Alex bought an expensive lunch the first day. After he realized how much money he spent, he saved half of his lunch for the next day and carried it around all day in order to make it last for two meals. It was a good experience and they each found just what they wanted for the right price.
At Legoland, the kids were so excited to see all the legos. We got there when it was almost ready to close, but Alex had only purchased a small souvenir and had saved his money for legos. He was so excited (and Alex doesn't get excited often) about all the Star Wars lego sets they had that he had never seen before. He found a rare one that he bought, and the girls went in together to split a "girl" set that made two little houses. Jarem bought a Lego alarm clock, and a 3-pack of guys. We got out just as they closed at 11pm. We were very tired!