Sunday, October 19, 2008

Make A Wish Disney World Trip 2008

Give Kids The World
This is where we stayed during our week. These were all locations within Give Kids The World. It was absolutely awesome!
Fishing spot

Castle of Miracles

Amberville (games of all kinds)

The Ice Cream Palace

The Gingerbread House Restaurant

Wow! We are home! I can't believe the week has come and gone. Just like that. We had the time of our lives. Words cannot describe all that we did and all that we felt. We tried to keep the memories alive by taking pictures, but even after all the picture taking it's still not the same. So I'm going to start by putting some pictures that tell a little of what we did through out the week.

One of the first things Matt and Hannah wanted to do was miniature golf. They would have done this every day if we would have let them

There was a pond in the middle of Give the Kids the World. There were several fishing poles at the House of Hearts for the kids to use. I do not think it is expected that fish will be caught but we decided to go fishing our fist morning (for about half an hour while we waited for our rental van to arrive). Others told us on our way there that turtles were the only thing being caught. Well..... Hannah caught this bass after about 2 minutes of fishing. She would have nothing to do with it, Matthew and McKay were loving it, and for the most part John was determined that he did not want to handle it (how was he going to get the hook out without getting fishy!). So this here is Matthew proudly holding Hannah's fish. (I got most of it on camera. This is one of the most classic family moments where we will be laughing for years to come. See the video below)

We think McKay liked the quiet mood fishing with the family

Here we are enjoying our all you can eat ice cream and cookies and soda pop

This was so great.... When the Grinch saw McKay- and saw that he was with "Make-A-Wish" They took us back behind the building and gave McKay a little surprise. The whole Doctor Seuss gang. Talk about FUN!! They were so dang cute with all the kids. I even felt like a kid again!

The kids love Shamu so much. The minute we walked into Sea World Shamu welcomed us in.

This was a fun ride at the Magic Kingdom the whole family could go on. McKay went on it 2 times. Because he was a make-A-Wish child they even let him go around twice. He just leaned against his dad and enjoyed the ride.

I know Hannah was excited to meet the princesses because she's always talking about them. But when the moment finally came when she actually got to meet them she didn't have much to say. She never really said anything the whole time we were with them. I'm sure she was just soaking it all in.

I think Mickey and Minnie are the cutest characters ever created. Up close they're even cuter! We were escorted right up to the front- which was so nice because the line was so long. I would have died if we had to wait in that line. There is no way we would have made it- no way! See that little badge on McKay's head rest on the left. yea... that there is the magical button. absolutely Awesome. For our family to do all we did- in the amount of time we had-was amazing. Make-A-Wish made the impossible- POSSIBLE

Every morning at the place where we stayed (Give Kids The World) we could go meet different characters. Quite often music would be playing and we'd even get to dance with them.


Hannah said Chip and Dale are her Favorite!

Here I am pretending to be Cinderella kissing the most Handsome prince ever!!

On our last day at Disney World we saw the two parades. McKay's little button was able to get us a nice shady front row spot.

Such a MAGICAL place!!

Buzz to the rescue!

Our Disney world adventure ended Saturday night with a bang. It was an awesome display of fireworks that we will never forget!!!

Hannah catches her first fish!!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sports events

Hannah throws the ball in and joins her teammate Riley in taking the ball down the field. Hannah eventually gets the ball in the goal. We are not sure but we think she gave a good body check to one of the opposing players on the way down the field (By the way Matthew is videoing this game). Matthew scores his first touchdown of the year on Mountain Crest's home field! He said he could hear the player directly behind him and was worried about being tackled but just gave his all.