Sunday, March 29, 2009

Miss Kelsi

I have a few updates to give about Kelsi... Kelsi had a check up with Cardiology about a week and a half ago. Everything still looks really good. Whew! Daddy took her so I don't really have to many details to give.
She is missing her two front teeth. She looks adorable with them missing. My next post will have pictures of her without her teeth. She has lost 4 teeth now. Top front two and bottom front two. The bottom two teeth are in now. Aw the days of finding money under your pillow. So exciting!
She is doing really well in school. She's reading at a C level right now. Kindergartners should be at a C level by the end of the year. I'm so proud! She brings a new book home to read almost everyday. She loves to read them to Cohen. Such a cute bonding time for them. Maybe I should have her read the bedtime stories!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Our trip to Florida

Kelsi was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her wish was to meet the princesses in Disney World. So we (including Kelsi's Aunt) went to Florida February 8th-February 14th and had an amazing time. We went to Disney World- Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom; Seaworld, Islands of Adventure, and Universal Studios. Kelsi was given a button which helped us skip to the front of every line. We were able to ride every ride we wanted to ride and meet every Character Kelsi wanted to meet. In 5 days (7 total but 2 were travel days) we did everything you'd hope to do but would take more than a week to do it.
We had breakfast with the princesses, fed and pet the dolphins, and rode the same rides over and over again. Kelsi's favorite ride was Journey to Atlantis at SeaWorld and she loved every roller coaster we went on (and we went on everyone she was tall enough for!) Cohen's favorite ride was the teacups at Magic Kingdom. Poor Cohen felt sick the 2nd day there and barely had an appetite the whole week. He never spiked a fever but if he did it would've made our trip harder because we still have to call the doctor when he has fevers and take him to the hospital if it's high. We definitely dodged a bullet there. SeaWorld was everyone's favorite place. Feeding the dolphins was amazing. An instructor helped Kelsi out and had one dolphin lay on the ledge so Kelsi could pet her. We also fed the seals.
We stayed at a place called Give Kids the World Village. Give Kids a World is also a charitable organization. They only house children with life threatening medical issues. We stayed in our own 2 bedroom 2 bath villa; with a kitchen, family room and laundry room. The village has an icecream parlor that is open first thing in the morning to bedtime. We ate breakfast and dinner in the Gingerbread House. We had room service from Boston Market and a Pizzaria. There is a marry-go-round, movie theatre, playground themed as candy land, and a pool. In the Castle of Miracles Kelsi wrote her name on a star and they hung it on a pilar where it will stay forever. Everyday we would come home to a gift bag full of presents. We went swimming a couple of times and Cohen, who's never been in a pool before, loved every minute of it. Make-A-Wish and Give Kids the World made us fill like royalty. It was so nice to get away from the real world and just live a fantasy life.
It has taken me so long to post this because of all of the pictures we took. So I decided to do slide show and group the pictures. Enjoy; we sure did!


Disney World/Universal Studios:


I'll post pictures from Give Kids the World village another time. It's taken a long time to download all of the pictures so far. :o)

Thank you to Make-A-Wish Foundation and to Give Kids the World! It was truly an amazing experience and one we will never forget.

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