Thursday, December 24, 2009

Disney World Trip!!!

We all had an amazing trip to Disney World, but it was especially special for little Mary! There were so many amazing things she was able to do and I think she made memories that will last a lifetime! A special thanks goes out to Make-a-Wish of Hudson Valley and to Give Kids the World Village! These two organizations made our trip and our stay extra special. There are so many things to tell about . . . , Mary got to meet all of the Disney Characters, most importantly, her favorite; Tigger! She even got to have a private Tea Party with him!!
We took over 1200 pictures, so it would take a while to post them all (and view them for that matter) so I'm going to break them up a little:

Here are some of our favorites from the trip:
Just click on the link below the photo to see the rest of the album:
From Cropped Photos

Here are some pictures from Sea World. . . absolutely amazing, Mary instantly fell in love with Shamu and got to feed and pet the Dolphins:
From Sea World

The Animal Kingdom, Mary had all of her relatives come with us this day, including, Grandma and Grandma W, her cousin Billy, aunts and uncles, Bill, Amo, Angie, and Jason, and her Great Aunt Nellie!
From Animal Kingdom

Here is a link to Mary's extra special "Tea Party with Tigger!" This absolutely made her trip! Mary was smiles all day!
From Tea with Tigger

The same day as the tea party, Mary also got to meet all of the Pixie Fairies, AND all of the Disney Princesses!
From Magic Kingdom

Lastly, Mary had an amazing time at the Give Kids the World Village! Mary loved riding the trains there and doing all of the other fully accessible activities. This place it absolutely amazing!! Mary even got to go fishing and catch her first fish... a large mouth Bass!!-- That was fun for Dad too!!!
From GKTW Village

We need to upload some video as well. And maybe Kate can post about our RV adventure on the way back!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Countdown to Disney World!!!

As some of you may know, Mary was recently granted a Make-a-Wish. Make-a-Wish is an amazing foundation that grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Well, they came out to the house a few months ago, and after some careful thought, Mary decided that she wanted to go meet Tigger at Disney World!

Last Saturday, Susan and Anthony from our local Make-a-Wish chapter came back out to tell Mary about her trip. Mary is SO excited!! Here are some pictures from the visit:

Mary looking at the HUGE Tigger in the Wish basket from Make-a-Wish:

Mary posing with Susan and Anthony from Make-a-Wish, she is still in her PJ's since she had been under the weather and decided to sleep in.

It was SO cute, Mary had been sick and unwilling to come off of Bipap for more than a few minutes all week, but with they showed up, she came off of Bipap and said, "I am feeling much better, I think I am ready to go to Disney World!"

Mary in awe of all her new Tigger friends:

My FAVORITE picture, that smile says it all:

Mary eating dinner with her "Big Tigger" later that night (yes, she is still in her PJ's, or what she like to call her "Elmo Pa-Jammies".

Well, we leave on Saturday and a driving down to Florida in a 30 foot RV!! We will try to keep to all posted on the progress of the trip and post lots of photos from Disney! Please pray that everyone remains healthy for the trip!