It's been such a long time since I've posted anything. We've been so busy running every where that I just haven't had time. Brylee is doing wonderful. She's finally back to her bouncy little self. We are starting another round of chemo tomorrow. I'm praying my guts out that she handles it better than last time. I really don't want another hospital stay.
We went on our Make A Wish trip to Disney World at the beginning of July. It was amazing and I wish we could live in that fantasy life 24/7. The kids enjoyed the airplane ride. I was shocked because I was expecting terror and tears the entire 7 hour flight! Give Kids The World did not have room for us so we stayed at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort. It was beautiful and gigantic! Our room had a patio that over looked the lake with a perfect view of Cinderella's castle. We watched the 4th of July fireworks almost every night from our room. The first day we went to the Animal Kingdom. We quickly discovered the kids were too short for most if the rides so we could only do the safari rides. We went and looked at all their animal exhibits and tracked down a lot of characters. The characters was Bree's favorite part. She loved getting their autographs and hugs. At first Bree was really shy and wouldn't let me put her down. But by the time we saw Pocahontas she was golden! I loved our medical make a wish pass. We did not have to stand in a single line. All we had to do was walk down the exit, show our pass, and the employees would put everything on hold and let just us in. The second day we did Magic Kingdom. This park is gigantic and there was no way we could make it all the way thru in one day. We saw almost all the princesses and buzz lightyear. By this day Brylee could not contain her excitement about seeing all the characters. She would run up and give them hugs and kisses. She couldn't keep her hands off them! And they were so loving back. Most of them would just hold her and non stop kiss her chubby little cheeks. I've never seen Bree so happy. She never stopped smiling. The characters would take so much more time with us then the other guests. There were some that were sentimental even though we couldn't see there faces. Minnie Mouse made me cry and Cinderella started tearing up. Cinderella loved the fact that she was Bree's favorite and that we had planted "Cinderella flowers." We stayed in the park for the electrical parade and fireworks on night number 2. Oh how Brylee's eyes lit up at each float! I wish I could have them in my front room everyday!! On day 3 we did Hollywood Studios for a few hours then went back to Magic Kingdom. I swear we saw Minnie Mouse 4 times and everyone else at least twice! That girl could not get enough of her princesses!
On day 4 we went to Sea World. We watched the Shamu show and half the dolphin show. The kids could not handle sitting for that long. We got to feed the dolphins which they totally loved! We walked thru the shark tunnel. Bryker wants one in his bedroom! But the best part was the pearl pool. We got to pick our own oyster and our personal diver would dive down and get it. They would then crack it open and we got to keep whatever pearl was in the oyster. Brylee chose an oyster and when they cracked it open there were twin pearls! The lady said this is very rare and only happens 3% of the time. My husband and I both looked at each other with knowing looks. Brylee is our very special girl with a very rare tumor. There is such a small percentage that she'll survive 4 years. How fitting it is that she picked that rare oyster. Needless to say I got one of those pearls set in a pendant so I can always have her close to my heart on a necklace.
On days number 5 and 6 we went to universal studios. We got to see Dora and Diego the first day (and many others but these two were the favorites). We also got a personal meet and greet with all the super heroes. We were waiting to see Spider-Man when, Charly the entertainment guy, noticed our make a wish badge. He said that he would set up a personal meet and greet just for us. So we went to the place he told us to go and we got to meet Spider-Man, captain America, wolverine, range, storm, and cyclops. It was so much fun! The last day at Universal they set up a special meet and greet with all the Dr. Suess characters. We watched their performance while waiting for the meet and greet. When the Lorax came on stage Brylee almost ran up there! I had to stop her but she was so excited (the Lorax is a favorite)! When we finally got to meet them Brylee would not leave the Lorax's side! We got to meet Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Lorax, the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and Sam I Am. It was so much fun.
We then rushed to the airport where Brylee proceeded to cry saying she didn't want to come home. The only way I could convince her to get on the plane was to promise we'd go back. She followed that up with "I want to come back on my 4th birthday Mama. I want to see Lorax and Cinderella." I cried on the plane when I realized we were coming out of Fantasyland and back into reality. I hope that I'll be able to take Brylee back for her birthday. It truly is the happiest place on earth.