Saturday, 14 August 2010

Make A Wish DAY 1

As I sit down to begin the daunting task of trying to write about something that is so dear to my heart I feel overwhelmed. I know if I wait any longer to post about our Make A Wish Trip that it won't happen and I want to have this memory written down for Millie to look back on and to share with all of the others out there that helped make this happen. Brady and I decided that the best thing to do would be to blog one day at a time, so here is DAY 1
It was a LONG day of traveling. We had to wake the kids up around 4:30 am to be at the airport. They did alright on our 1st flight, but we had a layover in Denver and the second flight wasn't quite as smooth. Austin was DONE with being restrained. We made it though and there was a volunteer from Give Kids The World waiting for us with a HUGE smile on her face. She took us to our rental car, gave us directions to the village and sent us on our way. We were starting to get a glimpse of how great this trip would be. The employee at National Car Rental was so cute with Millie and asked for her autograph, and then let Millie pick which minivan we would take. Millie felt so special right from the beginning.

We arrived around dinner time so after being showed around the village by another volunteer, Victor, we unpacked a little and got some food. This place is AMAZING. They really make sure that there is no stress on the parents. They have 2 different locations for breakfast and dinner and then we were provided with money to eat lunch away from the Village since most people are at the parks. Millie's favorite part was the carousel that runs morning and night. She rode it over and over again. The village really is completely geared towards children. It was a blast.

We had to ride the carousel the 1st night (from then on she always wanted to ride the unicorn, which she at first named Rose, but within a day or two, it was Rosabella) and eat ice cream! Millie was so excited to be there she just wanted to play, but we had a BIG day ahead of us, so we headed back to our villa for bed!
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Heidi said...

I am so excited to read about this experience your family had. It sounds amazing and you all totally deserve it!

Danalisa said...

That's a great way to break up the blogs. Looking forward to Day 2! Who is in the green shirt with the buggy?

McCall said...

what a special experience for all of you. i can't wait to see all of your posts!

Chelsea said...

YAY! I've been waiting for a make a wish post! It looks like an absolute dream! I love the pic of the kids asleep. I can't wait to read about the rest of the week.

Thanks SO much for coming yesterday. It meant a lot to us all. Cami keeps telling people "I'm bald now like Millie" -Hugs to you all.

lindsay Roscoe said...

I Liked that post alot!