Monday, December 15, 2008

Our Trip

What a wonderful vacation. We were so sad to see it end!!! The boys had so much fun in Florida as did us older kids (big grin).

Gavie saw HIS Mickey and Minnie! He is so in love with Minnie. He said she is his new girlfriend. Although he would have little to do with any of the other characters. He would say hi as long as you held him but no hugging or kissing was going to happen lol.

We also got to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour take off from our condo. What a neat and wonderful experience! Gavie was so amazed by the light in the sky! It is not everyday you get to see something like that so it was really nice to be a part of history.

The people at Give Kids the World were beyond AMAZING. Words cannot describe their generosity. We were treated like royalty. Honestly once you go there you will NEVER want to leave. And the families. We will keep all of the special families in our hearts and prayers. It was so nice to see a place where you DON'T see a child's disability but their smile. Gav and Nic were showered with gifts everyday we were there. Also everyday was ice cream day! The ice cream shop was so adorable!

Sea World was so much fun. The boys got to touch an actual stingray! Remarkably they are so soft and not slimy! The coolest thing was the Sharks! All of the different kinds of Sharks swimming above our heads was awesome. The boys really liked this and were amazed by these unique fish. Gavie managed to snag a stuffed Big Bird from here as well.

DisneyWorld was awesome. As I mentioned before Gabs loves Mickey and Minnie! As for the rides Gabs wanted nothing to do with them. He did love to sit in the stroller though and look around. And he loved Mickey's House. Of course the ultimate was meeting Mickey and Minnie. He wanted to bring them home with us!!! What was so wonderful was that they saw that Gabs was a Make A Wish child and gave him more time with Mickey then usual per child. I almost cried at the way they made over him. Mickey and Minnie were hugging and kissing him. There was only one other family in the room with us and I even saw that Mom close to tears as she watched them interact with Gabs.

All in all it was more then we could ever ask for. We miss being there every day since we have been home. Florida is a wonderful place to visit and I know we will defiantly be returning!

1 comment:

Marla said...

I'm so glad to finally hear about your trip Jodie! I'm so glad y'all got to go, I can't think of a more deserving family!