When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
We returned last week from Spencer's Wish Trip to Disney World. I will never again doubt the power of the Magic Kingdom! It was a wonderful week of fun and happiness together! We spent nine days in Florida and enjoyed every minute. I will be sharing more detailed posts soon, but for now here is our own Top Ten List of our favorite moments from our very special vacation!
10. Holding the critters at Gatorland
We all held everything but the scorpion. Claire made me laugh--no fear, that girl!
9. Spending an afternoon in Hogsmeade
Complete with a walk through Hogwarts and a quidditch match with Gryffindor, followed up with a refreshing pint of butter beer.
8. Character Encounters
These are just a few of the many characters we met. We all fell madly in love with Merida. Ariel was a close second. I wanted to go home with Mary Poppins and Matt wanted to go home with the five princesses! :)
7. Swimming pools in January
I kept trying to tell the kids, "We have swimming pools in Utah!" But they were so excited to swim so we made sure to give them a few opportunities. The daytime pictures are of the pool at Give Kids the World where we stayed for the first seven days. The night time pictures are from the 13th floor balcony of our hotel room where we stayed our last two nights.
6. Ice Cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a bedtime snack
That title is no exaggeration! The ice cream parlor at GKTW was a favorite stop for all of us several times a day.
5. Petting the stingrays and feeding the dolphins at Sea World
This was one of Spencer's favorite things about the whole trip. It was so fun!
4. Chasing waves at Cocoa Beach
We took a drive one afternoon to let the kids see the ocean. The pictures speak for themselves how much they loved this!
3. Thunder Mountain Roller Coaster Fireworks Show
Our last night at Magic Kingdom we rode the Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster. As the ride began and we came out of the tunnel the fireworks show was just beginning right over Cinderella's castle. It was AWESOME!! Best roller coaster ride EVER!
The week was full of them! :)
1. Cinderella's Kiss
This was our very last moment on our very last day at Disney World. We met Cinderella and she was truly magical! We were all awestruck meeting her and talking to her. Just before saying goodbye she gave Spencer a hug and then knelt down beside him. She told him to look at the camera and then she stole a kiss! If we had continued to take pictures you would see him vigorously wiping away the lipstick mark she left and scowling at his sisters and me as we all oohed and aahed and melted over his kiss from Cinderella! Yep. Definitely our favorite moment!
What wonderful memories we all made! Thank you Make-a-Wish and Give Kids the World for the trip of a lifetime!