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Redwavess
11-22-2010, 02:54 PM
Pre-Trip and Trip Highlights...
Think of this as your Table of Contents
You can click on one of these underlined links or find the post by going to the page it is on and scrolling down to the post number in the parentheses I hope that helps make looking around easier!!!

Medical Info (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39044606&postcount=10) :sick: (pg. 1 Post #10)
Mallory's Detailed Medical Info Carepage :sick:http://www.carepages.com/carepages/MalloryAddison
Santa Update (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39206114&postcount=28) :santa: (pg. 2 Post #28)
I Wish For... Rudolph!?! :confused: Mallory's MAW Wish Story (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39255233&postcount=46) (pg. 4 Post # 46)
Announcing the over planned... trip plans:scared1: (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39352180&postcount=76) (pg. 6 Post # 76)
We Got Mail... The Big Give :love: (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39397519&postcount=96) (pg. 7 Post #96)
Rudolph Returns...More Big Give :wizard: (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39424998&postcount=108) (pg. 8 Post # 108)
Our 1st Disney Family Movie Night... And The Big Give Once Again (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39490674&postcount=120) (pg. 8 Post # 120)
Disney Movie Night Round 2... And the Big Give Strikes Again!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39600423&postcount=133) (pg. 9 Post #133)
Double Big Gives...And The Countdown Calendar (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39630188&postcount=143) (pg. 10 Post #143)
A BIG GIVE to Be Treasured Forever!! :love: (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39643569&postcount=149) (pg. 10 Post #149).
Make a Wish Makes a Call And a Family Big Give (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39696101&postcount=165) (pg 11 Post #165)
A Whale of a Big Give (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39725534&postcount=175) (pg. 12 Post # 175)
A Brother and Sister BIG GIVE (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39738784&postcount=179) (pg. 12 Post #179)
Another BIG GIVE for the kids!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39751198&postcount=189) (pg. 13 Post #189)
It's Raining BIG GIVES!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39777545&postcount=196) (pg. 14 Post #196)
A Bunch of Big Gives!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39808669&postcount=212) (pg. 15 Post # 212)
Another Big Day of Big Gives!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39823302&postcount=227) (pg. 16 Post # 227)
A Double Dose of Big Gives!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39848616&postcount=238) (pg 16. Post # 238)
10 Days to Go... And More From the Big Give!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39896933&postcount=245) (pg. 17 Post # 245)
A Final BIG GIVE And It's AMAZING!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39995277&postcount=258) (pg. 18 Post # 258)
The Send Off Party & Counting Down the Last Hours!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40007939&postcount=270) (pg. 18 Post # 270)
I wish for New Orleans!?! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40013548&postcount=278) (pg. 19 Post 278)
We're Back!!! :-( (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40137843&postcount=291) (pg. 20 Post 291)
Day 1 -- Trip Plans Revisited & Day 1 -- I Wish for... New Orleans (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40217080&postcount=308) (pg. 21 Post 308)
Day 2 -- Still on our way to Orlando & Arriving at Give Kids the World!!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40232548&postcount=318) (pg. 22 Post# 318)
Day 2 -- Animal Kingdom :-) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40261857&postcount=340) (pg. 23 Post #340)
Day 2 -- Candy Land Carnival!! :-) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40352484&postcount=357) (pg. 24 Post #357)
Day 3 -- Lines? What Lines?!? -- Universal Studios (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40379791&postcount=362) (pg. 25 Post # 362)
Day 3 -- Kids Night Out... Mallory out and about on her OWN!!! :-0!! (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40401246&postcount=370) (pg. 25 Post # 370)
Day 4 -- Part I Disney's HolllyWood Studios... Rides, Shows, and Tie Dye FUN! ;-) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40846245&postcount=384http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=40846245&postcount=384) (pg. 26 post # 384)
Day 4 -- Part II Finally ~EPCOT~ Is Mallory Tall enough to ride Soarin' (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45209078&postcount=399)(pg. 27 post # 399)
Day 5 -- Mallory at the Magic Kingdom... Just simply MAGIC!!! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45276543&postcount=403) (pg. 27 post # 403)
Day 5 -- CONTINUED Mallory at the Magic Kingdom... Just Simply Magic (BBB) (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45276689&postcount=404) (pg. 27 post # 404)
We interrupt this regularly scheduled update to bring you... Pictures of the Kids Today :-) (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45277454&postcount=407) (pg. 28 post # 407)
Day 6 -- Sea World -- A Ton of Fun!! :-) (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45323061&postcount=408) (pg. 28 post 408)
Day 6 -- More Sea World -- A whale of a time was had by all!! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45323069&postcount=409) (pg. 28 post 409)
Day 6 -- An Evening at Give Kids the World... Swimming, Christmas, and Special Visitor Comes to our Villa!! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45342791&postcount=411) (pg. 28 Post 411)
Day 7 -- Fun, Fun, Fun, At Island of Adventure!! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45418322&postcount=414) (pg. 28 Post 414)
Day 7 -- Island of Adventure Part II (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45418347&postcount=415) (pg. 28 Post 415)
Day 7 -- Time to have fun at the Princess and Pirate Party!! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45478674&postcount=417) (pg. 28 Post 417)
Day 8 -- Having fun at Give Kids the World Updated 7/21/12 (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45561060&postcount=419) (pg. 28 Post 419)
Day 8 -- More Fun at Give Kids the World and time to go home Updated 7/21/12 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45561064&postcount=420) (pg. 28 Post 420)
Day 8 -- Part III Heading Home and a look Back at Mallory's Magical Make a Wish Trip Updated 7/21/12 (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45561085&postcount=421) (pg. 29 Post 421)
RECENT PICTURES Cars Land, Pop Corn, The Waiting Game and fun... A Day trip to Disneyland! (http://www.www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=45636899&postcount=438) (pg 30 Post 438)

Hi all!

I've been reading through the posts for some time and I am excited to introduce myself and my family to all of you. :banana: I am thrilled to join this wonderful family like group you have here. :grouphug: I have already gotten some great ideas from reading, :surfweb: like having Disney family movie nights to get us ready to go.

On to the introductions (For Medical Info See Post #10)...

My family :love:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/FamilyChristmasCard.jpg

Family Vacation 2008 Cruise to Mexico!! Husband Jason, Me Madeline, Michael 13 & Mallory 3!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_2018.jpg

Another photo of the family - dad :thumbsup2 + grandma :hippie: This is at Disneyland outside the Monsters Inc Ride.

Our wonderful wish child princess:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory.jpg

We are doing a happy dance :dance3: now that we know Mallory's wish to go to DisneyWorld has been granted. We are going in February during President's Week. :cheer2: We have no plans so far and will need some help to make the most of our trip. :confused:

Mallory qualifies for a wish based on her congenital heart defects. She was born with a series of serious heart conditions that have so far required 3 heart surgeries. :sick: She is such a trooper you would never know by looking at her all that she has been through. :scared1: She is a happy, smart, funny, kindergartener that is the star of our family. :wizard:

Thanks for being such a great group for wish families to come to and share. :worship: I look forward to hearing from you.

Talk to you soon!

Madeline

dizneeat
11-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Hi!
Your wish child is beautiful! What a cute little princess!

We will be there the same time you are, so building up the excitement will be a lot of fun! :goodvibes

Redwavess
11-22-2010, 03:13 PM
Here is a couple more of our favorite Disney Pictures:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Christmas20064.jpg

This was our family Christmas Card in 2006.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/DisneylandMom.jpg

Riding down Main Street with Mom! :cloud9: Mallory's princess: birthday trip to Disneyland for her 2nd BIRTHDAY!! :woohoo:


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/41DaddyandMallorywithGoofy.jpg

Mallory, Daddy, and Goofy!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorydadmichaelandMICKEY.jpg

Mallory princess:, Michael :cool2: & Dad :thumbsup2 with Mickey Mouse!! :grouphug:

We love DISNEY!! I could fill pages with Disney pictures but I won't bore you!! LOL :rotfl: We have been to Disneyland many times, but never to DisneyWorld, so this will be especially, special!! :banana::dance3::woohoo::cheer2:

Redwavess
11-22-2010, 03:21 PM
Thanks dizneeat!! Yes excitement is building. :dance3:

It looks like you have been there many times. This will be our 1st time (unless you count when I was toddler). Do you have any tips for us? :confused:

I will check out your food reviews!! popcorn:: They look interesting!! :surfweb: I am a fellow food lover myself!! :woohoo:

Thanks for the reply!

Happy Vacationing!!

Madeline

dizneeat
11-22-2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks dizneeat!! Yes excitement is building. :dance3:

It looks like you have been there many times. This will be our 1st time (unless you count when I was toddler). Do you have any tips for us? :confused:

I will check out your food reviews!! popcorn:: They look interesting!! :surfweb: I am a fellow food lover myself!! :woohoo:

Thanks for the reply!

Happy Vacationing!!

Madeline

We love to go to WDW! We fell in love with Disneyland on my first trip to the USA (we are Austrian) in 1992. After we had travelled to WDW we were caught in its "spell" and have to go back year after year. ;)
Since we have to travel from Europe we usually stay for a month during the summer.
As for tips .......... make good use of Fastpass and get your ADRs as soon as possible! Many of the character restaurants fill up fast.
Don't miss Crystal Palace for breakfast in the MK. If you get an early ADR you can enter the park before the general public and you get Main Street and the castle mainly to yourself.
Have you thought about getting photopass? There is a pre-purchase offer, which is $99,- instead of $149,- if you purchase after you travel. We love getting lots of photos of the two of us together and you can puts a LOT of borders around the photos.

If you have any questions .......... just ask! ;) I would love to help you plan your trip!

Redwavess
11-23-2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks Disneeat! :worship: You are awesome!! :woohoo: I really appreciate the tips. Crystal Palace sounds great for breakfast and getting into the park early will be EXCELLENT!! :banana: The photopass sounds like a GREAT idea too!!

I really appreciate the help with planning!! :yay:

What about for lunch? Are there any must do lunch spots? The 50's diner at MGM sounds fun. Have you been there?

Thanks again, so much!! :dance3:

Cheers,

Madeline

my2girlsrock
11-23-2010, 11:40 AM
Hi there.....

I am relatively new to the board as well, we have a "wish child", Taylor who is 9, & her wish was just granted by Make A Wish. :wizard: We will be going to WDW in March 2011 :woohoo:

I just wanted to subscribe to your thread & I to tell you all the people on here are wonderful :)!!!! They are always helpful & try to give so much help with everything!!!

Good Luck planning!!!!

Redwavess
11-23-2010, 06:01 PM
My2girlsrock,

Thanks for the reply. :surfweb: You all must be so excited, just as we are! :yay: We will have to check in on each other and share the tips we learn!! :banana:

Cheers,

Madeline

smileycrissy
11-23-2010, 06:23 PM
Hi :wave: joining in.

Congrats on the MAW trip. You have an adorable family. I love the Christmas photo shot.

I honestly have to put a vote in for Whispering Canyon Cafe over in the Fort Wilderness Lodge. The staff is hysterical!! Check you tube for some videos on what they do. I think your kids will get a kick out of that place.

Redwavess
11-23-2010, 07:39 PM
Here is info on the medical stuff for anyone interested:

Our daughter Mallory was born on New Year's Eve (2004-2005).:love: Everything seemed perfect until the next day. She stopped breathing in the nursery and was flown to Loma Linda University Children's hospital where she was diagnosed with a set of heart defects; Transposition of the Great Arteries, VSD, Double-Outlet Left Ventricle, and pulmonary atresia. She had BT shunt heart surgery at five days old, and came home at 10 days old to grow and get ready for her complete repair (the Rastelli procedure).

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/24Almosttimetogohome605.jpg

Yeah! :woohoo: Time to go home!! :dance3:

Next, Mallory had her Glenn surgery down at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in December of 2006. This surgery turned her heart into a single ventricle. We were hoping that she would be able to have a complete repair and that is why we traveled to another hospital, but as our initial surgeon stated, a complete repair, the Rastelli was not possible with her anatomy. Not only was she unable to have the Rastelli, but she also had some complications that kept us in the hospital for 22 days. Her complications included both diaphragms being paralyzed (for which she had an additional surgery), a chylothorax, and pleural effusion (fluid on her lungs). It was very scary at times, but we pulled through with God's strength and the support of our families and friends.


http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/49MalloryKennedy2.jpg

Going home after the 2nd surgery. Home is such a wonderful word after a scary :scared1: hospital stay.

Finally, we went back at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital with Dr. Bailey, and had her 3rd surgery the Fontan on May 29th 2007. We were anxious, but also excited to finish the last of the three-step surgeries.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/HospitalMalloryandDr.jpg

Getting ready for her 3rd surgery.

Although the heart stuff has been scary, and overwhelming at times, we love being Mallory's parents and wouldn't change it for the world, so if this the price of admission we are happy (most of the time :-) to pay it!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/mallory1stDayKinder.jpg

Mallory princess: now!! Her 1st day of kindergarten. :yay:

Redwavess
11-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Thanks so much for joining in Smileycrissy!! :)

Thanks for the compliment on the Christmas photo. There is a funny story behind that picture. We went to a picture studio took tons of pictures, but none of them just right. So I called my sister we got a white sheet and some lights and took more pictures at home. We gave Mallory that ornament because she was getting tired or taking pictures and it ended up so cute in the picture. :lovestruc

Thanks for the Whispering Canyon Cafe suggestions. I went to Youtube:surfweb: and that looks like so much fun! :banana: I will have to make sure someone in my family asks for ketchup. LOL :rotfl:

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup2 I appreciate the help SO much! :worship:

Cheers,

Madeline

Redwavess
11-24-2010, 09:14 PM
Okay so I'm reading through some PTRs and I noticed people planning what they will do on certain days. :surfweb: Do we make the plans ourselves or does GKTW or MAW? Does everyone receive the same number or days and tickets? :confused3

So far we do not have any details from MAW yet. We have been told our dates are confirmed and we sent in the waivers. :woohoo: What happens next?? :confused:

Thanks!!

smileycrissy
11-24-2010, 11:18 PM
You're very welcome! I hope you guys have a lot of fun when you go to Whispering Canyon.

I think you decide what days you want to go where. I don't know the details 100% but you could probably ask one of the parents of the other WISH kids PTR's and they should be able to answer. Everyone is really helpful. :)

SnoWhiteRabbit
11-25-2010, 09:51 PM
Have a great time planning this special trip. Your family is beautiful. I look forward to hearing your plans....

my2girlsrock
11-26-2010, 07:44 AM
Okay so I'm reading through some PTRs and I noticed people planning what they will do on certain days. :surfweb: Do we make the plans ourselves or does GKTW or MAW? Does everyone receive the same number or days and tickets? :confused3

So far we do not have any details from MAW yet. We have been told our dates are confirmed and we sent in the waivers. :woohoo: What happens next?? :confused:

Thanks!!

Ok don't quote me on any of this but I will try to answer your questions based on what is going on with our MAW trip :)
You make all the plans as far as what you want to do on each day on your own, I got good advice from another parent on here ~ they said to figure out what you didn't want to miss each night & plan according to that. For example if you wanted to see a certain night parade at a certain park then plan on going the day they had the night parade or if there is something that GKTW has on a certain night that you want to be there for plan around that. Does that make sense to you :confused3.... as I am typing it I think it makes sense but when I reread it I am not sure :lmao:.
I believe everyone receives the same tickets ~ 3 day Disney park hopper, 2 day IOA/US park hopper & 1 day SeaWorld. Do u have everything as far as dates/flight info?
I hope this helps you somewhat.....:)

Redwavess
11-26-2010, 08:01 PM
Do u have everything as far as dates/flight info?
I hope this helps you somewhat.....:)

Thanks for all your help with my questions. :worship: I really appreciate it!! :woohoo: You totally made sense!! :)

No we do not have flight info yet. We have confirmed dates (President's Week in February) and we just sent back the releases so I'm hoping more info is coming soon!! :banana:

Thanks again!! :yay:

Redwavess
11-26-2010, 08:03 PM
Have a great time planning this special trip. Your family is beautiful. I look forward to hearing your plans....

Thanks for the reply!! :thumbsup2

my2girlsrock
11-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Thanks for all your help with my questions. :worship: I really appreciate it!! :woohoo: You totally made sense!! :)

No we do not have flight info yet. We have confirmed dates (President's Week in February) and we just sent back the releases so I'm hoping more info is coming soon!! :banana:

Thanks again!! :yay:

No problem.... I actually got the info from everyone on here, they are all so helpful!!!! :thumbsup2

Redwavess
12-11-2010, 08:44 AM
Hi all,

I have some great news to share. :banana: Mallory went to see her cardiologist this week and he says everything looks GREAT!! I was worried that we were going to get some bad news, I just want her wish trip to be perfect... I don't want her heart defect to get in her way. Sure enough we have a green light for fun. :yay: So we are doing the happy dance at my house this weekend!! :cool1:

So it is back to the planning and preparing for fun we go!! :dance3:

Keep the suggestions coming. I am loving all the great tips I'm getting!! :surfweb: Thanks so much!!

Madeline

dizneeat
12-11-2010, 10:21 AM
Hi all,

I have some great news to share. :banana: Mallory went to see her cardiologist this week and he says everything looks GREAT!! I was worried that we were going to get some bad news, I just want her wish trip to be perfect... I don't want her heart defect to get in her way. Sure enough we have a green light for fun. :yay: So we are doing the happy dance at my house this weekend!! :cool1:

So it is back to the planning and preparing for fun we go!! :dance3:

Keep the suggestions coming. I am loving all the great tips I'm getting!! :surfweb: Thanks so much!!

Madeline

Hi Madeline!

Sorry, I haven't posted here much, but I have been reading along! :goodvibes

Your news today is the best news ever! :woohoo: A green light for fun!!!
Congratulations and happy planning! :yay:

smileycrissy
12-11-2010, 10:58 AM
Woo-hoo!! So glad she is all clear to have some fun (which she is going to have plenty!!!).

kayrosek
12-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Joining in. So glad Mallorys cleared for her trip. Can't wait to hear more about your plans. I have followed several MAW reports and it is always so wonderful to see a child get there wish. As for the photopass I'm no expert so you might want to check with some people on the wish board (Maroo perhaps) but I'm almost positive you can get a photopass for free through GKTW.

Emilyswish
12-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Hi and welcome!

Congrats on getting a wish for Mallory, she is just beautiful!!! And extra congrats for getting such good news from the cardiologist!

We are leaving for my daughter's wish trip on 12/27 so I can try to help with questions too. :)

GKTW has specific nights that they have certain parties, so if you want to attend those you have to plan around that. (We are planning to go to the Christmas party - which is every Thursday, and the Pirates and Princesses Party - every Friday) As far as the parks, you pick which days you want to go.

Redwavess
12-11-2010, 07:27 PM
Your news today is the best news ever! :woohoo: A green light for fun!!!
Congratulations and happy planning! :yay:

Dizneeat, thanks for the well wishes and thanks for visiting again. :thumbsup2 I have so much planning to do which is half the fun. :banana: I can't wait to get more info from MAW!! :yay:

Talk to you later!! :surfweb:

Thanks again,

Madeline

Redwavess
12-11-2010, 07:29 PM
Woo-hoo!! So glad she is all clear to have some fun (which she is going to have plenty!!!).

Thanks, smileycrissy!! We can not wait for the fun to begin!! :woohoo:

Madeline

Redwavess
12-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Joining in. So glad Mallorys cleared for her trip. Can't wait to hear more about your plans. I have followed several MAW reports and it is always so wonderful to see a child get there wish. As for the photopass I'm no expert so you might want to check with some people on the wish board (Maroo perhaps) but I'm almost positive you can get a photopass for free through GKTW.

Kayrosek, thanks for joining in and thanks for the photo pass info. I am photo crazy, so this great news for me!!! :thumbsup2

I agree that MAW is a great opportunity for kids, we feel very blessed!!:yay:

Thanks for the reply!! It is nice to see people joining us in virtual land!! :cloud9:

Madeline

Redwavess
12-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Hi and welcome!

Congrats on getting a wish for Mallory, she is just beautiful!!! And extra congrats for getting such good news from the cardiologist!

We are leaving for my daughter's wish trip on 12/27 so I can try to help with questions too. :)

GKTW has specific nights that they have certain parties, so if you want to attend those you have to plan around that. (We are planning to go to the Christmas party - which is every Thursday, and the Pirates and Princesses Party - every Friday) As far as the parks, you pick which days you want to go.

Emilyswish, thanks for your reply. I checked out your thread. Your kids are so cute and Emily's story is amazing. :cheer2: You must be so excited you are so close now!! :banana:

Thanks for the tip on the MAW nights they sound AWESOME!! princess:

Thanks again!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-12-2010, 05:10 PM
Okay so our church Christmas program was last night and oops I forgot the red and green. I had Mallory looking super cute in... purple. :lmao: Note to self for next year everyone wears red, green, and black to the Christmas Program!! :santa:

Anyway, I can't resist sharing some really cute pictures with you.

1st there is the important picture with Santa :santa::
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/mallorysanta2010.jpg

Next is Mallory with the craft she made:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/mallorywardpartyrudolph.jpg

Doesn't she look great in purple?!? :thumbsup2 Mallory and the other children sang 3 Christmas songs. :rolleyes1 Our teenage son Michael and the other youth did the Charlie Brown play. They both did GREAT!! It was super cute!! :dance3:

Finally we took Mallory to Build-a-Bear for an early birthday present (she will be 6 years old on Dec 31st :cheer2: ).
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/buildabear4.jpg

I have the cutest Rudolph MAW stories to share. I'll post more on that later... stay tuned. :surfweb:

Thanks for reading,

Madeline

tinytreasures
12-12-2010, 08:07 PM
what a sweetie
can't wait to hear all about your trip

brookerene
12-12-2010, 09:17 PM
It's exciting isn't it... a wish trip.... Keep posting and make sure you get your link on the post. Just copy the URL at the top of your posting, and then paste it into your signature and that should work. I look forward to reading more about your trip.:)

Redwavess
12-12-2010, 09:23 PM
what a sweetie
can't wait to hear all about your trip

Awww, thanks tinytreasure that was sweet! :lovestruc And thanks for the reply. :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-12-2010, 09:27 PM
It's exciting isn't it... a wish trip.... Keep posting and make sure you get your link on the post. Just copy the URL at the top of your posting, and then paste it into your signature and that should work. I look forward to reading more about your trip.:)

Thanks for the reply, brookerene!! Yes it is exciting!! :cool1:

Thanks for the help getting the link in my post that worked!! :worship:

You ROCK!! :yay:

Madeline

jj0plin
12-12-2010, 10:24 PM
your kids are adorable! I can't wait to read more about your daughters wish trip!

Mom2mitokids
12-12-2010, 11:03 PM
Hi there and welcome!! Not sure how I missed your PTR. We also live in So Cal and I grew up with Disneyland. We only live 10 min away when I was a kid. My youngest was granted a wish in 08 and we went to Disney World. Wow!! What a difference. Unfortunately my second oldest was also granted a wish(they have the same disease) and since we had so much fun at Disney World..she picked to go back. We are going March 13 and staying 4 extra days. We want to see the Atlantic Ocean and go to Busch Gardens.

Mallory is such a brave girl and what a cutie pie too. I know she is in the best of care with Dr Bailey. I knew a couple of kids that went a saw him. All of our care is at CHLA. My youngest is a frequent flyer there. Kylee was admitted for 2 days at Loma Linda for a 48 hour VEEG before. Can't wait to read more about your plans.

Becc1
12-12-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi there, joining in on your PTR! You have a beautiful family, looking forward to reading all about your plans :)

brookerene
12-13-2010, 10:34 AM
I forgot to subscribe..... now I'm going to do it!

fulseasmama
12-13-2010, 06:48 PM
What a beautiful family you have. I am so glad Mallory is getting a wish! I love the Rudolph and Clarice at Build-A-Bear this year. We took our kids to get them as a special treat and they have them talk to each other all the time. Can't wait to hear more about your plans and family.

katieswish
12-13-2010, 08:06 PM
Congrats on being granted a wish!! Mallory is adorable and I am so glad to hear her heart is doing great. Welcome to the boards...my girls loved the Crystal Palace for dinner with winnie & tigger. It was there favorite of all of the character meals their second favorite was chef mickey. Have a blast planning

Redwavess
12-13-2010, 08:28 PM
your kids are adorable! I can't wait to read more about your daughters wish trip!

Hi,

Thanks for the nice words!! And thanks for joining us with our trip plans!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-13-2010, 08:35 PM
Hi there and welcome!! Not sure how I missed your PTR. We also live in So Cal and I grew up with Disneyland.

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. What a coincidence that we have both been to Loma Linda and CHLA. Thanks for you kind words about Mallory. As I am sure you will agree there is something special about these kids that have been through so much. :love:

That is great you are headed back for a 2nd wish. :woohoo: You are so lucky to be doing the extra days!! How fun!! :banana:

Thanks for visiting,

Madeline

Redwavess
12-13-2010, 08:38 PM
Hi there, joining in on your PTR! You have a beautiful family, looking forward to reading all about your plans :)

Hi,

Thanks for joining in!! And thanks for the nice comments. :thumbsup2

Thanks,

Madeline

Redwavess
12-13-2010, 08:41 PM
What a beautiful family you have. I am so glad Mallory is getting a wish! I love the Rudolph and Clarice at Build-A-Bear this year. We took our kids to get them as a special treat and they have them talk to each other all the time. Can't wait to hear more about your plans and family.

Hi,

Nice to meet a fellow build-a-bear admirer. How cute you kids have them talk to each other. I though my little one was going to wear out the voice recording in the first week!! :rotfl:

Thanks for joining in!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Congrats on being granted a wish!! Mallory is adorable and I am so glad to hear her heart is doing great. Welcome to the boards...my girls loved the Crystal Palace for dinner with winnie & tigger. It was there favorite of all of the character meals their second favorite was chef mickey. Have a blast planning

Thanks for the reply!! Thanks for your kind words and thanks for the dining info. I need to get on that ASAP to make sure that we don't miss out on getting reservations.

Madeline

smileycrissy
12-13-2010, 11:44 PM
She looks adorable in purple!!! Besides, I think having her dressed in purple made her stand out more than having her dressed in the traditional colors. LOL.

I love that Rudolph!! It's soo cute! :love:

Redwavess
12-14-2010, 07:16 PM
She looks adorable in purple!!! Besides, I think having her dressed in purple made her stand out more than having her dressed in the traditional colors. LOL.

Thank you for that!! ;) My husband said the same thing, she stands out more in purple. She is also little (she's 5 but smaller than most 3 year olds). Being small means she is front and center during the singing time. So here she is in purple in a sea of red and green, she's in the center, and she's the smallest. All of these made her the star of the show!! :banana:

Thanks again for the reply!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-18-2010, 03:58 PM
I promised Mallory's MAW wish story so here goes...!! popcorn::

So the MAW volunteers arrive of course the whole family is excited!! They bring gifts for Mallory and even a gift card for her older brother. They were super nice!!

Next comes the time for the questions. They ask Mallory If she could go anywhere, where would she want to go, she says DisneyWorld!! princess: She also says she would like to go to the Nick hotel or on a Nick family cruise. Next come if you could meet anyone who would you want to meet. She has a SUPER hard time with this one. She says her aunt and then when pressed she adds her cousins. She's not really getting the idea so they move on. If you could be anything, what would you want to be? Mallory says a paleontologist (she loves to play paleontologist at our local kid's museum :thumbsup2).

Last they ask her if you could have anything, what would you want to have? She thinks and thinks :rolleyes1 and thinks... then says a Sponge Bob Play-set. They continue to question her is there something bigger if you could have anything...? She says a Rudolph play-set. Everybody laughs because she is talking about $20 play-sets and they are trying to get something bigger like a swing set from her. Since she got a laugh she gets stuck on Rudolph. She thinks Rudolph caused the laugh and soon she is answering Rudolph to every question she can. Which leads to more laughing!!

The funniest part is she had never shown any interest in Rudolph before, but she does love to make people laugh. We took some pictures today to illustrate how she answered the questions.

What's your favorite character? Rudolph. :laughing:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/RudolphHug.jpg

What's your favorite book? Rudolph. :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryReadingRudolph.jpg

What's your favorite movie? Rudolph. :rotfl:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/RudolphMovie.jpg

What's your favorite game? Mallory says, this is going to funny... Rudolph. :rotfl2:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/RudolphGame2.jpg

What's your favorite song? Rudolph. :confused3
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/RudolphOrnament.jpg

I have to admit by this point my laughter changed to confusion. I worried Mallory was confusing her Wish volunteers with all the Rudolph talk. When they left we had no idea what they would make of all of it. Sure we had some random Rudolph stuff around the house, but most of it was for her older bother when he was little and she really had shown no interest in it before.:confused: Last they asked her of all her wishes what would she want first? She said Rudolph!! After they left I asked her if she wanted the Rudolph play-set more than Disney World. She said no, I want it first so I can play with it on the way to Disney World!! Yikes!! Of course you all know how it turned out, but let me tell you at the time we weren't sure. :sad2:

A couple of days later, after my husband and our son had just left for a Boy Scout camping trip to Zion's, I got the phone call from MAW. They told me Mallory's wish to Walt Disney World had been granted. So me and Mallory made these signs to tell daddy and Michael the good news.

Here's the signs:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_8213.jpg
Boy did Mom and Mallory miss Dad and Micahel

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_8214.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_8215.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_8216.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/100_8218.jpg

Of course now Mallory is more into Rudolph then ever, so on the way to the airport for her wish trip we got her this to open:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/RuldophSet.jpg
SSSSHHHHHH!!! Don't tell her it's a surprise!! ;-) Also, if you count the dinosaur things at AK then all 3 of her wishes will come true!! :-)

If you made it to the end of this story congratulations!! :cheer2: I'll try not to be so long winded in the future. I hope you enjoyed reading!! Thanks for joining us on our journey. :thumbsup2

Stay tuned for trip plans and Disney family movie nights... :surfweb:

hollie1974
12-19-2010, 12:41 AM
She is as cute as a button! :upsidedow
I wish Lily would let me do her hair like that!

Ok the Rudolph thing just cracked me up! :lmao: You just never know when kids are gonna get a wild hair up there hat and go off on something that is totally of the wall and out of character for them. Now that the MAW volunteers are gone is she still on a Rudolph kick?


And yay for long winded! That way you don't ever leave out any details. ;)

jj0plin
12-19-2010, 01:01 AM
I love the Rudolph set and so would my daughter!

dizneeat
12-19-2010, 02:00 AM
What a fun update! I love the wish granting story! And the posters!


......... and Rudolph! :rotfl2:

Can't wait for more update! Your little girl is just such a sweetie! :goodvibes

Redwavess
12-19-2010, 11:54 AM
She is as cute as a button! :upsidedow
I wish Lily would let me do her hair like that!

Ok the Rudolph thing just cracked me up! :lmao: You just never know when kids are gonna get a wild hair up there hat and go off on something that is totally of the wall and out of character for them. Now that the MAW volunteers are gone is she still on a Rudolph kick?


And yay for long winded! That way you don't ever leave out any details. ;)

Thanks for the reply and the kind words!! :lovestruc Yes, she now loves Rudolph... go figure!! :confused3:lmao:

I REALLY appreciate what you said about being long winded. Good point!! I certainly did not leave anything out!! :rotfl:

Thanks again for the reply!!

Madeline

Redwavess
12-19-2010, 12:07 PM
I love the Rudolph set and so would my daughter!

Hi, thanks for the reply. :thumbsup2

I know the Rudolph set is super cute. We got it at Kmart for $40. It was in the decoration section, so I'm not sure how well it will hold up as a toy, but we are going to try!! :thumbsup2

Merry Christmas!! :santa:

Redwavess
12-19-2010, 12:08 PM
What a fun update! I love the wish granting story! And the posters!


......... and Rudolph! :rotfl2:

Can't wait for more update! Your little girl is just such a sweetie! :goodvibes

Awww, thanks!! :lovestruc I know you got to love the Rudolph story!! :lmao:

Thanks for the reply,

Madeline

billwendy
12-19-2010, 11:03 PM
Hi!!!

Love reading your PTR!!

my2girlsrock
12-20-2010, 12:50 PM
Those pictures of her with all of her Rudolph accesories are so very cute.....

Redwavess
12-20-2010, 06:48 PM
Hi!!!

Love reading your PTR!!


Awww, thanks that's sweet!! :lovestruc

And thanks for following along on our Pre-Trip report.

Redwavess
12-20-2010, 06:53 PM
Those pictures of her with all of her Rudolph accesories are so very cute.....

Awww, thanks!! We had fun taking those. I had to show all my new friends at the Dis a reenactment of Mallory making wish!! :rotfl::lmao::rotfl2:

Thanks for the reply!! I'm glad to hear from you!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
12-20-2010, 09:57 PM
HELP!! I need an intervention!! I'm addicted to DIS!! :surfweb:

I must admit that I have spent the day... the whole day... reading posts and making plans!! I love Disney and I love DIS!!

My name is Madeline and I'm a Dis board addict... :rolleyes1

Oooohhh...! Another trip report.... :surfweb: :yay:

hollie1974
12-20-2010, 10:19 PM
HELP!! I need an intervention!! I'm addicted to DIS!! :surfweb:

I must admit that I have spent the day... the whole day... reading posts and making plans!! I love Disney and I love DIS!!

My name is Madeline and I'm a Dis board addict... :rolleyes1

If you find a group, let me know! :lmao: I need some intervention too!

And speaking of reading posts......did you ever read WendyGrace's TR? It's AMAZING!
If you haven't than I think you should check it out but make sure you got some tissues with you! Lots of good tears when reading that trip.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1504402

Redwavess
12-21-2010, 12:32 PM
If you find a group, let me know! :lmao: I need some intervention too!

And speaking of reading posts......did you ever read WendyGrace's TR? It's AMAZING!
If you haven't than I think you should check it out but make sure you got some tissues with you! Lots of good tears when reading that trip.

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1504402

Thanks for sharing that TR. What a magical trip that was!! All those details were super helpful to those of us waiting to go.

What I learned:

1) I learned from reading is to try not to over do it. Make plans, but be ready to roll with the changes. That made their trip more magical!! :wizard:

2) It sounds like the special nights at GKTW are really AWESOME. I was thinking of skipping those in favor of staying longer the parks, but I don't want Mallory to miss what seems to be highlights of the trip. :santa: pirate: princess:

3) Bring Swimsuit/change of clothes for Universal and Islands of Adventure days. :thumbsup2

4) Stock up on snacks and breakfast food from Wal-Mart, if we want to get an early start. popcorn::

5) Before leaving get a must do/ must meet list from DD princess: and DS :cool2:.

6) We can really eat ice cream every day!! :woohoo:

7) Save time to explore GKTW :cool1:

Thanks again for sharing the link!! :surfweb:

smileycrissy
12-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Rudolph...:lmao:... she is just too cute!

I totally agree about addictions on the Dis. There are two places I can spend the whole day going thru, Trip Reports and the Weddings planning section. If you haven't made it to the wedding area - don't head over there. Trust me, you will get sucked into it and really loose track of time just by reading all the brides planning journals. :)

Redwavess
12-21-2010, 08:22 PM
Rudolph...:lmao:... she is just too cute!

I totally agree about addictions on the Dis. There are two places I can spend the whole day going thru, Trip Reports and the Weddings planning section. If you haven't made it to the wedding area - don't head over there. Trust me, you will get sucked into it and really loose track of time just by reading all the brides planning journals. :)

OOOhhhhh.... Weddings......

What could possibly be better then a trip to Disney... a wedding trip to Disney. :lovestruc

And I'm off.... :surfweb: :rotfl:

brookerene
12-22-2010, 08:38 AM
I loved reading about how her wish was taken over by........ Rudolph! LOL.... You have a great way with words. My ptr is so boring! It's a struggle for us to be able to get away from the farm and my hubby isn't too excited so I'm glad that there are some people who are getting excited and having fun with it! You all are inspiring me to have a little extra fun with getting reaady for our MAW trip despite it all! lol... Thanks for for the positive and upbeat ptr!:laughing::laughing::banana::banana::dance3:

Redwavess
12-22-2010, 11:52 AM
I loved reading about how her wish was taken over by........ Rudolph! LOL.... You have a great way with words. My ptr is so boring! It's a struggle for us to be able to get away from the farm and my hubby isn't too excited so I'm glad that there are some people who are getting excited and having fun with it! You all are inspiring me to have a little extra fun with getting reaady for our MAW trip despite it all! lol... Thanks for for the positive and upbeat ptr!:laughing::laughing::banana::banana::dance3:

Awwww, thanks!! :lovestruc I'm glad you enjoyed reading our story. :thumbsup2 It is nice to hear the my report is inspiring others!! Thanks for sharing that!! :love: :thumbsup2

Redwavess
12-23-2010, 10:33 AM
Hi

I have a quick question. For those of you who have been on wish trips already... What are your feelings about the GKTW theme nights.

We are going during Presidents week so the parks are open later. From reading TR it seems that the theme nights are a highlight of the trip. :banana::banana::banana: We are a ride loving family, so part of me thinks stay at the parks. The other part of me wants to leave early take Mallory to the theme nights at GKTW. princess:pirate: :santa:

Please share your experiences with me? What is your advice here? :confused: :confused3

Sorry for making a quick question so long!! :lmao: Thanks so much for help with this!! :worship:

I hope all of your Christmas preparations are going great!! Merry Christmas!! :santa:

billwendy
12-23-2010, 11:00 AM
One thing to remember is you do get to bypass a lot of the waiting in lines and stuff, so that may help in your decision once you actually get there and see what the flow is for you guys.

We only did the Christmas party, and it was FUN for sure - such a fun spirit that night, decorations, party atmosphere....We went with a 12 year old, so he wasnt much into the other party's and he was exhausted that day and actually ended up missing it!!!! But at least his brothers and sisters got to enjoy it and Santa sent a toy back to his villa for him!

hollie1974
12-23-2010, 11:54 AM
Hi

I have a quick question. For those of you who have been on wish trips already... What are your feelings about the GKTW theme nights.

We are going during Presidents week so the parks are open later. From reading TR it seems that the theme nights are a highlight of the trip. :banana::banana::banana: We are a ride loving family, so part of me thinks stay at the parks. The other part of me wants to leave early take Mallory to the theme nights at GKTW. princess:pirate: :santa:

Please share your experiences with me? What is your advice here? :confused: :confused3



popcorn::

hollie1974
12-23-2010, 11:57 AM
But at least his brothers and sisters got to enjoy it and Santa sent a toy back to his villa for him!

That's super cool! :)

smileycrissy
12-24-2010, 07:14 AM
Just wanted to say Merry Christmas! I hope Rudolph has no problem guiding Santa to your house later tonight. ;)

Redwavess
12-24-2010, 02:55 PM
Just wanted to say Merry Christmas! I hope Rudolph has no problem guiding Santa to your house later tonight. ;)


Awww, thanks!! That's sweet and funny too! :lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

When leaving cookies for Santa I'm sure we will have an extra special treat for Rudolph, being that we have have Rudolph's #1 fan at our house!! :cheer2::cheer2:

MomtoAlexnWilliam
12-29-2010, 01:33 AM
You have a beautiful family! I am so glad she got the all clear from the cardiologist! I pray that the operations she has already had are all she will ever need!!

Thanks for sharing your pre-trip report.

aksunshine
12-29-2010, 08:34 AM
Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!!!

ms_mckenna
12-29-2010, 03:15 PM
Subbing she is just about the cutest thing ever! So glad she gets the Rudolph part of her wish too <3

Redwavess
12-29-2010, 04:13 PM
You have a beautiful family! I am so glad she got the all clear from the cardiologist! I pray that the operations she has already had are all she will ever need!!

Thanks for sharing your pre-trip report.

Thanks for your kind words and thanks for the prayers!! That is really sweet of you!! :)

Madeline

Redwavess
12-29-2010, 04:15 PM
Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!!!

Thanks and Happy New Year to you and YOURS!! :yay: Thanks for stopping by!!

Madeline

Redwavess
12-29-2010, 04:17 PM
Subbing she is just about the cutest thing ever! So glad she gets the Rudolph part of her wish too <3

Awww, thanks so much!! Glad you are joining us. :banana::banana:

I agree about the Rudolph part of her wish!! We HAD to make that happen!! :thumbsup2

Thanks again,

Madeline

Redwavess
12-30-2010, 03:21 PM
Drum roll please....

Here we have the long awaited trip plans:

Warning I got tired just writing these down. I may have over done it!! :lmao:

Saturday February 19th
- Arrive at Give Kids the World (GKTW)
- 7:30 pm Mayor Clayton's Birthday Party at GKTW!

Sunday February 20th
- 9:00 am Disney's Hollywood Studios
- 1:00 pm EPCOT
- 7:30 pm The World's Largest Candyland Game at GKTW

Monday February 21st
- 9:00 am Universal Studios
- 5:45 pm Kid's Night Out at GKTW
- 8:00 pm Safari Double Dare at GKTW

Tuesday February 22nd
- 9:00 am Island of Adventure
- 7:30 pm Family Fun Night at GKTW

Wednesday February 23rd
- 9:00 am Animal Kingdom
- 12:30 Magic Kingdom
- 1:00 pm Biddidi Bobbidi Boutique Makeover princess: Mallory wants to dress-up as Ariel!!
- 2:40 pm Lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table

Speaking of Dress-up... we interrupt this itinerary to bring you... some cute pictures I had to share :cutie:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryDressup2.jpg

Mallory loves this one... she says she looks more fashion-nor!?!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryDressup.jpg

Finally Mallory with her best earings on... posing and looking too CUTE for a trip to see grandma. She said she needed to look beautiful for her grandma :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryPosing.jpg

Now back to our regularly scheduled Trip Plans;

Thursday February 24th
- 9:00 am Sea World
- 6:30 pm Christmas Party at GKTW

Speaking of Christmas I couldn't resist sharing some cute Christmas Pictures;

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorySurprised2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorySurprised.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryAriel.jpg

And finally to finish up our trip plans...

Friday February 25th
- Departure day
A day with no plans!! :lmao: We will see what time allows. Maybe I can squeeze in more fun on this day. :goodvibes :wizard:

Whew... and it's done!! :cool1: :banana::banana::banana: :cool1:

Stay Tuned for... :surfweb:

Disney Family Movie nights.... Will these ever happen?!? :rolleyes1 princess:

And a height update... Will Mallory make it to 40 inches (she is super close :confused3:yay:) Will she get to ride; Soarin’, Dinosaur, Test Track, Big Thunder Railroad, Splash Mountain, Tower of Terror, Simpson’s Ride, Jimmy Neutron’s Blast, and the Amazing Adventures of Spider-man (all of which have a 40 inch height requirement)? :woohoo::yay:


Whoa... did I over do the smilies or what!!! ;-) I guess we are excited!!

jj0plin
12-30-2010, 03:59 PM
Love the pictures, especially the dress up ones :)

hollie1974
12-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Wwhhhooooooaaaaa! No horse back riding? :confused3:rotfl:
I am glad you are keeping a loose easy schedule :rotfl2:
I know I am going to do the same thing. To much has been left up in the air and its making me a little on the crazy order. ;)

I love the pics! She is just too cute!

Did you know that GKTW has a spa? I had not idea. Here is a post from a recent TR. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39281373&postcount=236
Check out the rest of the report. Lots of awesome pics!!

Hollie

ms_mckenna
12-30-2010, 05:49 PM
You guys are gonna be busy!!!! Loving all the dress up pictures!!!!

billwendy
12-30-2010, 10:15 PM
Such CUTE pictures!!!!

Mallory would probably love getting her nails done at the spa!!!

I hope she makes the height requirement!!! Dinosaur scares me to DEATH!!!! I go on the ride, but keep my eyes closed the whole time!!! lol - its loud and dark and SCAREY!!!!!! but Soarin on the other hand I LOVE THAT ONE!!!!!:goodvibes

billwendy
12-30-2010, 10:26 PM
:scared1:

dizneeat
12-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the update! Mallory looks so cute in her dress up photos! :thumbsup2

And by the looks of it, I suspect she enjoyed Christmas too! :laughing:

Your itinerary looks good! Lots of things planned! It looks like everyone is posting their February itineraries right now - guess it's time I start posting mine too!

See ya there!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY!!

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 10:25 AM
Love the pictures, especially the dress up ones :)

Awww, thanks!! :love: As you can see, she is all girl. princess:

billwendy
12-31-2010, 10:34 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALLORY!!!!!!!

party::bday::tinker::flower1::flower1::flower1:

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 10:38 AM
It's funny you brought up horseback riding. She actually wanted to do it, but I planned Wednesday as our special BBB day. I didn't notice that horseback riding was only at a certain time. :confused3

LOL :lmao: about what you said about a loose easy schedule!! :rotfl: We only have one day with an appointment Wednesday for BBB and Cinderella's Royal Table, so it is mostly flexible ;). The gal that made our BBB appointment shared with me how special it would be to go to CRT after BBB. I bought it!! :rotfl2:

Since we've been to Disneyland and it's really similar to Magic Kingdom I'm thinking we won't need a full day there. I know it's tight, but I think we can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:

Thanks for the info about the spa at GKTW and the link. I didn't know about it either. :thumbsup2 :yay::woohoo:

Wwhhhooooooaaaaa! No horse back riding? :confused3:rotfl:
I am glad you are keeping a loose easy schedule :rotfl2:
I know I am going to do the same thing. To much has been left up in the air and its making me a little on the crazy order. ;)

I love the pics! She is just too cute!

Did you know that GKTW has a spa? I had not idea. Here is a post from a recent TR. http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=39281373&postcount=236
Check out the rest of the report. Lots of awesome pics!!

Hollie

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 10:43 AM
You guys are gonna be busy!!!! Loving all the dress up pictures!!!!

Yes we are going to be running. As I said it made me tired just typing it up!! A bit ambitious I know. :lmao::lmao:

I tried to separate long days with shorter days... Who am I kidding!?! They are all long days!! :rotfl:

Thanks for your sweet comments about her pictures!! :love:

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 10:49 AM
Awww, thanks!!

I agree Mallory will love getting her nails done. I see frequent spa trips in our future!!

Thanks for the tip about the Dinosaur ride. I don't want to scare my little princess!! We will focus on Soarin!! My favorite ride of all time!! I hope she is tall enough!! She is sooooooooooooo close!!

Such CUTE pictures!!!!

Mallory would probably love getting her nails done at the spa!!!

I hope she makes the height requirement!!! Dinosaur scares me to DEATH!!!! I go on the ride, but keep my eyes closed the whole time!!! lol - its loud and dark and SCAREY!!!!!! but Soarin on the other hand I LOVE THAT ONE!!!!!:goodvibes

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 10:56 AM
Happy New Year to you and your family too!!

I'll have to pop into your thread and check out your itinerary. Yes it is time for you to get cracking on that!! :rotfl:

And thanks for your kind words about her pictures!! Yes she loved Christmas. Her enthusiasm is contagious!! :thumbsup2 I couldn't resist sharing!!:love:

Thanks for the update! Mallory looks so cute in her dress up photos! :thumbsup2

And by the looks of it, I suspect she enjoyed Christmas too! :laughing:

Your itinerary looks good! Lots of things planned! It looks like everyone is posting their February itineraries right now - guess it's time I start posting mine too!

See ya there!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY!!

Redwavess
12-31-2010, 11:01 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALLORY!!!!!!!

party::bday::tinker::flower1::flower1::flower1:

Awww!! Thanks!!

And right back at you!! Happy Birthday to YOU too!!! :love::banana::banana::love:

smileycrissy
12-31-2010, 05:02 PM
Is it Mallory's birthday today?

OMG, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mallory, Happy Birthday to you!!! (It's probably better that I didn't record myself singing this because I know I don't have a lovely singing voice!!) LOL.

Your plans look great. I think its good to leave at least one free day for anything that may pop up that you want to check out.

I LOVE her dress up pictures!! She is just too cute!

Happy New Year to you and your adorable family!

Redwavess
01-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

And thanks for the sweet words about her pictures. :lovestruc

Happy New Year right back to you and your family!! :cheer2:

Cheers,

Madeline

Is it Mallory's birthday today?

OMG, Happy birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Mallory, Happy Birthday to you!!! (It's probably better that I didn't record myself singing this because I know I don't have a lovely singing voice!!) LOL.

Your plans look great. I think its good to leave at least one free day for anything that may pop up that you want to check out.

I LOVE her dress up pictures!! She is just too cute!

Happy New Year to you and your adorable family!

hollie1974
01-01-2011, 11:51 PM
Happy belated b-day Mallory!


Wow, so close to Christmas! I have a hard time getting b-day gifts for Lily because her b-day is Jan 14th and she always gets so much on Christmas but I can't imagine it being THAT close to Christmas! :scared1:

mommy2mrb
01-02-2011, 12:21 PM
Just want to say Happy Birthday to your beautiful princess!!!

your family will have to much fun in WDW!

looking forward to hearing all about your trip and following along with your plans!

Redwavess
01-02-2011, 08:54 PM
Happy belated b-day Mallory!


Wow, so close to Christmas! I have a hard time getting b-day gifts for Lily because her b-day is Jan 14th and she always gets so much on Christmas but I can't imagine it being THAT close to Christmas! :scared1:

Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

I decided this next we are going to celebrate her birthday in June 30th. We are going to have a half birthday celebration. There is just so much going on during December that her birthday can get overlooked. And then there is the mountain of presents. She just finished open Christmas presents, many still in boxes and here come new presents. So that is my plan for next year!! A BIG half day birthday party celebration.

Redwavess
01-02-2011, 08:57 PM
Just want to say Happy Birthday to your beautiful princess!!!

your family will have to much fun in WDW!

looking forward to hearing all about your trip and following along with your plans!

Awww, thanks for the birthday wishes.

Thanks for joining us with out trip plans!! :thumbsup2

Redwavess
01-03-2011, 06:19 PM
I can not tell you how excited I am to share that Mallory was chosen to be part of the BIG GIVE!! :woohoo::cheer2::banana::banana::banana::yay: I really can't find the words to say how thankful we are to the members of the Big Give who wanted to send some magic our way!! :wizard: A HUGE thank you to all of you that work so hard to make the Big Give happen!! :worship::thumbsup2 This makes a special time all the more special for our special kids!! I think I overused the word special there. You see I just can't find the words. :rotfl:

Well I am super excited to share that we got our very 1st Big Give TODAY!!! :yay:

Mallory and daddy walked over to the mailbox to take a peek. When they walked in I asked them anything from the Big Give today. There was a chance but we just found out about the Big Give, so we didn't think so. :confused3 Daddy and Mallory both said no.

But then I see DH opening something. What's that I ask. Oh it has Mallory's name on it, but it just from some PO Box in Florida. I said I bet that's it. Mallory squeals :yay: and DH says why are you getting her excited. I said that is it... I know it is!! :banana::banana::banana:

This time mother knew best....:lmao:

So DH gives Mallory the envelope and grabs the camera. Now I will let the pictures do the talking... :goodvibes

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstBigGive1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstBigGive3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstBigGive2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstBigGive4.jpg

As you can see Mallory's 1st Big Give was a Tinkerbell gift card from the Laxtons!! I about fell out of my seat when we saw the amount!! It was very generous!! Mallory was so excited she was bouncing around the room and giggling!! Mallory LOVES play sets, so we went on the Disney site to see what she might pick with her gift card. Thanks so much Laxton family!! You are AWESOME!!!!! :love::cheer2::grouphug: Mallory will surely get some special and awesome souvenirs of her wish trip thanks to your generosity!!

brookerene
01-03-2011, 06:24 PM
Wow how wonderful to read that you have been visited by the Big Give Tinker Fairies.....I love the photos.... and will keep on truckin' and following your PTR!
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

mommy2mrb
01-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Such a happy girl! love seeing the joy on her face!!

billwendy
01-03-2011, 07:01 PM
AWESOME!! Her face is just priceless - this is going to be FUN!!!!:goodvibes

hollie1974
01-03-2011, 07:19 PM
Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

I decided this next we are going to celebrate her birthday in June 30th. We are going to have a half birthday celebration. There is just so much going on during December that her birthday can get overlooked. And then there is the mountain of presents. She just finished open Christmas presents, many still in boxes and here come new presents. So that is my plan for next year!! A BIG half day birthday party celebration.

I think that is an excellent idea! :banana:

hollie1974
01-03-2011, 07:23 PM
[COLOR="red"][B]I can not tell you how excited I am to share that Mallory was chosen to be part of the BIG GIVE!!

Yay! That's awesome! :yay::yay::yay::banana::banana::banana: I am so excited for you guys!


Thanks for sharing the pics! She is sooooo adorable! princess:

cogero
01-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Oh she is just too adorable.

llaxton
01-03-2011, 09:22 PM
You are so welcome her face made my day! I hope you guys have a wonderful time!

ms_mckenna
01-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Ya for package number 1!!!! :) She is so precious! :goodvibes:

fulseasmama
01-04-2011, 01:22 AM
Looks like the The Laxton family was busy spreading pixie dust around the country! Mallroy's face is priceless. Can't wait to follow along on your PTR and see the magic unfold. Thanks for sharing!

Redwavess
01-04-2011, 11:45 AM
Wow how wonderful to read that you have been visited by the Big Give Tinker Fairies.....I love the photos.... and will keep on truckin' and following your PTR!
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Yes we are so excited!! Thanks for following along with us!! We are so excited to share!! It's nice to know our new online friends are joining us on our journey!! :cool1::banana::banana::banana::cool1:

Such a happy girl! love seeing the joy on her face!!

Thank you!! You picked up on it. She is such a sweet and happy girl!! She is just loving this!! :love:

AWESOME!! Her face is just priceless - this is going to be FUN!!!!:goodvibes

Awww, thanks! I agree this is so fun!! Who knew waiting for the mail could be so exciting. :yay:

I think that is an excellent idea! :banana:

Yes we are doing half birthdays from now on. :woohoo:

Yay! That's awesome! :yay::yay::yay::banana::banana::banana: I am so excited for you guys!

Thanks for sharing the pics! She is sooooo adorable! princess:

Awww, thanks! Stay tuned for more cute pictures to come!! :surfweb:

Oh she is just too adorable.

Thanks and thanks for following along in our magical trip!!

Ya for package number 1!!!! :) She is so precious! :goodvibes:

Hurray for package #1!! :dance3: Thanks for your kind words!! And thanks for following along with us!!

Looks like the The Laxton family was busy spreading pixie dust around the country! Mallroy's face is priceless. Can't wait to follow along on your PTR and see the magic unfold. Thanks for sharing!

Yes the Laxtons have been busy putting smiles on our faces. What a GREAT family!! Thanks for the sweet words about Mallory. I so glad you are following along with us!! More magic coming up...!!! :wizard:

Redwavess
01-04-2011, 11:53 AM
You are so welcome her face made my day! I hope you guys have a wonderful time!

Hi YOU!!

I'm so glad to see that you stopped by!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! You were too generous!! Mallory was so happy!! :yay::woohoo::banana::banana::banana::cool1::thumb sup2

Thanks for making our trip all the more special!!

I usually have to talk DH into letting the kids buy a little something. Not this trip!! :lmao: Now I'm sure Mallory can get something really special!! I can't wait to show you what you picks...

Redwavess
01-05-2011, 09:14 PM
This seems like a dream. :cloud9: My family and I are shocked by how great our new friends at the Dis and The Big Give are!!! A BIG thank you to all of you!!! :worship:

Now for the latest update. Today Mallory comes in to see me with a huge smile on her face and a package in her hand. She is SO excited to open her 2nd Big Give package. She says look it has my name of it!!

But what could it be...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallorysecondbiggive3.jpg

As she opens it she can see it is a beautiful necklace. She loves it!! But wait the charm is wrapped. As she opens the charm she is over the moon! :banana::banana::banana:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallorysecondbiggive2.jpg

I wanted to get a close-up to show you but she loves it so much she didn't want to take it off! :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorySecondBigGive1.jpg

Yes that's right a Rudolph necklace. She totally loves it. Now she is drawing pictures of people with Rudolph necklaces on and Christmas music is once again heard through the house. :rotfl2: After having her new necklace on for about an hour she looks at it again and goes oh cute look he has a smiling face. He's so CUTE!! And she is in love with it all over again!! :love: A SUPER THANKS to Ms_McKenna!! What a perfect gift. It is so beautiful. We love that it has cute red and white beads that look like candy canes. All the beads are just beautiful choices!! Thanks SO much!!!! :worship:

Oh and on the Rudolph front I have two more pictures to share.

First we have Wolfie. Mallory went to Build-a-Bear for her birthday and made a wolf. Check out his pajamas. That's right he's not afraid to sport red Rudolph PJs!! :rotfl:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallorysecondbiggive12.jpg

Finally, we were playing with Mallory's Jungle in my Pocket toys when she hides one behind her back and tells me to close my eyes. Then she shows me this...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallorysecondbiggive11.jpg
Here we have Rudolph the Red-Nosed Cheetah!! :lmao:

Stay-Tuned... :surfweb:

Loodlow
01-05-2011, 09:20 PM
Loving your updates, the necklace is adorable! The possibilites are endless lol!

mommy2mrb
01-05-2011, 09:38 PM
Mallory is just too cute!love the necklace!

hollie1974
01-05-2011, 09:50 PM
She is just so adorable! And the Rudolph obsession continues! lol :rotfl:

ms_mckenna
01-05-2011, 10:06 PM
Ok seriously that grin just made my night thanks so much for sharing. I cannot take credit for making it. I was shopping for my youngest and Rudolph jumped out at me and I knew wher he needed to go live. I am so happy to hear how much he is loved. :-)

Redwavess
01-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Loving your updates, the necklace is adorable! The possibilites are endless lol!

Thanks that is nice to hear!! LOL about endless possibilities.... :lmao: You are so right!!

Mallory is just too cute!love the necklace!

Aww that's sweet! Thanks for that. We are loving the BIG GIVE!! :banana::banana::banana:

She is just so adorable! And the Rudolph obsession continues! lol :rotfl:

Thanks for the sweet words and the reply. Yes the Rudolph obsession continues... It is so CUTE!! :love: Rudolph... who knew!! :rotfl2:

Redwavess
01-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Ok seriously that grin just made my night thanks so much for sharing. I cannot take credit for making it. I was shopping for my youngest and Rudolph jumped out at me and I knew wher he needed to go live. I am so happy to hear how much he is loved. :-)

Oh it's YOU!! :love: Thank you so much for the thoughtful, lovely gift! It is so sweet that you were thinking of Mallory during your shopping trip. I love that you knew where he needed to live. :lovestruc Mallory has it on again today while she plays a Rudolph computer game!! :thumbsup2 You have brought lots of smiles to our house!! :dance3:

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! :yay:

Mom2mitokids
01-09-2011, 01:05 AM
Coming by to say hi. Loving all the Big Give pictures. Mallory is such a cutie pie. I love her smile. Can't wait to see what other goodies she gets.

Redwavess
01-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Coming by to say hi. Loving all the Big Give pictures. Mallory is such a cutie pie. I love her smile. Can't wait to see what other goodies she gets.

Thanks for stopping in!! And thanks for the sweet words about her pictures. I'm glad you enjoying the big give photos. DH checked our PO Box on Saturday and we have a package waiting, but the Post Office was closed so we couldn't get it. But it might be another Big Give.... so I might have more to share soon!! :dance3:

smileycrissy
01-10-2011, 01:14 AM
What an adorable necklace for an adorable girl!!! :)

syammt
01-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Just stopped by to say what a cute little one you have. Her pictures of her big give are making me remember each time Madison got a package in the mail. It is a wonderful group and I am so excited for you and your family to have been chosen. Can't wait to see more. Hope you have a wonderful time. :goodvibes

Redwavess
01-10-2011, 07:03 PM
What an adorable necklace for an adorable girl!!! :)

Aww thanks!!! I love how you put it... an adorable necklace for an adorable girl. I couldn't agree more!!! Thanks for dropping by!!

Just stopped by to say what a cute little one you have. Her pictures of her big give are making me remember each time Madison got a package in the mail. It is a wonderful group and I am so excited for you and your family to have been chosen. Can't wait to see more. Hope you have a wonderful time. :goodvibes

Thanks for dropping. It is nice to meet another family blessed by the Big Give!! :banana::banana::banana: You know how exciting our days are leading up to Disney World with all the Pixie Dust we are getting!!! :)

Redwavess
01-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Hi all!!! :love:

So drum roll please...

We had our 1st Disney Family Movie Night. I got the idea from a Pre-Trip report!! :surfweb: Some ideas were to do a craft, make food around a Disney movie theme, play a Disney game or activity, and most important watch a Disney movie to get ready for our trip to Disney World!!! :dance3:

Tonight we did a craft and watched a movie. popcorn::

Let's play a fun game. I'll show you the craft and you guess the movie!!

Okay here goes:

The Early Stages -- You've got to love the tongue!! I think it helps her get things just right!! :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstDisneyFamilyMovieNight1.jpg


Mallory and her craft!! All finished!! :thumbsup2
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstDisneyFamilyMovieNight2.jpg

One More Look!! Make a guess!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstDisneyFamilyMovieNight3.jpg

Use the pictures above to guess the Disney Movie we watched.



Here comes the answer....

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfirstDisneyFamilyMovieNight4.jpg

Did you guess right!?! :thumbsup2

Now on to our other exciting news... We got Mickey Mail today!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorythirdBigGive5.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorythirdBigGive4.jpg

Michael got a gift too!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorythirdBigGive3.jpg

Michael reading the card to Mallory
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorythridBigGive2.jpg

All the magic the box contained :banana::banana::banana:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorythirdBigGive1.jpg

The box had Luggage tags for Mallory and Michael, crayons and princess posters for Mallory to color and a gift card!! Thanks to mommy2mrb for this wonderful box of Mickey Mail! The kids (and the mom ;)) loved the luggage tags you made. Mallory is quite the little artist so the gift is perfect. And surely she will use the gift card for even more magic!! :wizard: Thanks SO much!! You made our DAY!! :yay::woohoo:

Stay tuned for more Disney family movie nights and a height update... :surfweb: Say it with me... Grow Mallory Grow!! :rotfl:

billwendy
01-10-2011, 09:39 PM
:thumbsup2HeHe - so ADORABLE!! lovin the tongue!! What fun!!!! Are you going to do them once/week or ????

LOVIN THE MICKEY MAIL!!!! Your kids are so CUTE!!!

mommy2mrb
01-10-2011, 09:51 PM
I am so happy the Mickey Mail is a hit!!! love the tongue pictures too! you have two very cute kiddos!

and yes I did guess the correct movie....have fun with all your Disney nights!

blessedmom4
01-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Hi, Another CHD mom :love: here (3 open heart surgeries so far for my princess, waiting on number 4), subbing to read all about the fun! Your children are precious, Mallory looks just like my niece...Your trip is almost here,
how exciting :banana: I look forward to reading all about the magic...:wizard:

ms_mckenna
01-10-2011, 11:20 PM
I swear that child gets more adorable each time you post <3 Yah for Disney movie nights!!!

jj0plin
01-11-2011, 05:46 AM
I love the movie night idea, and I love the tongue shot... my oldest ds used to do that when he deep in concentration!

Loodlow
01-11-2011, 07:05 AM
I love the picture of Michael with his baby sister! I am a little partial to teenage boys cause I have two! Wish I could think of something special for Michael, do you think he would like a mickey tie-dye? Mine honestly would not lol.

Emilyswish
01-11-2011, 09:59 AM
Aww, what wonderful Big Gives!! She is too cute!

My Brenna said, "Look mom, all the princesses (Mallory and another little girl) are getting Gives!" :)

smileycrissy
01-11-2011, 03:41 PM
I swear that child gets more adorable each time you post <3 Yah for Disney movie nights!!!

I agree with you, I was going to say the same thing about her!!! :)

AnnNan
01-13-2011, 07:45 PM
How fun to watch your precious little girl get pixie-dusted and looks like she is blessed with a great big brother!

Redwavess
01-14-2011, 09:48 PM
I am so happy the Mickey Mail is a hit!!! love the tongue pictures too! you have two very cute kiddos!

and yes I did guess the correct movie....have fun with all your Disney nights!

Hey you!!

Thanks for dropping in!! And thanks so much for the super package. :worship: Yes the Mickey Mail was a HUGE hit!! :yay: Thank you so much for your kindness!! The kids both loved seeing there names on their very own luggage tags. You are very creative!!! And you even used their character favorites!! You made our day!! :banana::banana::banana::banana:

Sending a BIG thanks to you,

Madeline

mommy2mrb
01-14-2011, 09:58 PM
Hey you!!

Thanks for dropping in!! And thanks so much for the super package. :worship: Yes the Mickey Mail was a HUGE hit!! :yay: Thank you so much for your kindness!! The kids both loved seeing there names on their very own luggage tags. You are very creative!!! And you even used their character favorites!! You made our day!! :banana::banana::banana::banana:

Sending a BIG thanks to you,

Madeline

you are so welcome.....I love scrapbooking, so used my Cricut to create the luggage tags....of course I used their fav''s that were listed on your Big Give thread!

Redwavess
01-14-2011, 10:02 PM
How fun to watch your precious little girl get pixie-dusted and looks like she is blessed with a great big brother!

Thanks for dropping in!! Yes, she has a super big brother. I couldn't be happy about the great relationship they share. :hug: I think it came through in the pictures. :)

I agree with you, I was going to say the same thing about her!!! :)

Hi!! That's sweet of you!! Thanks for popping in!!

Aww, what wonderful Big Gives!! She is too cute!

My Brenna said, "Look mom, all the princesses (Mallory and another little girl) are getting Gives!" :)

OOH I love that. :love: All the princesses are getting gives! princess:princess: Too cute!! Thanks for sharing that and thanks for stopping by!!

I love the picture of Michael with his baby sister! I am a little partial to teenage boys cause I have two! Wish I could think of something special for Michael, do you think he would like a mickey tie-dye? Mine honestly would not lol.

I agree I'm partial to teenage boys too, since I have such an AWESOME one! That is so sweet of you to want to send something special to Michael! :lovestruc Thank you for thinking of him. I do think he would like a mickey tie-dye, he's easy!! :rotfl:

I love the movie night idea, and I love the tongue shot... my oldest ds used to do that when he deep in concentration!

I know I loved the movie night idea when I first saw it. I just have to have more now!! :lmao: Oh where does the time go!?! :scared1: Thanks for stopping in!! :)

I swear that child gets more adorable each time you post <3 Yah for Disney movie nights!!!

Thanks!! I tell her you said she looks adorable, that's one of her favoritie words. When she sees something cute OOHH adorable!! :lovestruc Thanks for dropping by!!

Hi, Another CHD mom :love: here (3 open heart surgeries so far for my princess, waiting on number 4), subbing to read all about the fun! Your children are precious, Mallory looks just like my niece...Your trip is almost here,
how exciting :banana: I look forward to reading all about the magic...:wizard:

It's nice to meet another CHD mom!! :thumbsup2 Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I'll send you some prayers and good thoughs for the 4th surgery. :hug: I know what a crazy time of life that is. Let's hope this will be the last!!

:thumbsup2HeHe - so ADORABLE!! lovin the tongue!! What fun!!!! Are you going to do them once/week or ????

LOVIN THE MICKEY MAIL!!!! Your kids are so CUTE!!!

Aww thanks!! Thanks for checking in on us!! Yes I hope to do Disney Family Movie Nights once a week!! I think I can... I think I can... :lmao:

Redwavess
01-18-2011, 09:50 PM
Hi everyone!! :) :grouphug:

I hope you are having a good week. :thumbsup2 We are 32 days away from Mallory's Magical Wish!! :dance3:

Today we got another package!! The Big Give Strikes again!! :woohoo:

Also, we had our 2nd Disney family movie night. We did a craft once again and watched a movie. Let's play guess the movie again!! I'll show you the craft and you guess the movie!!

Getting Painted...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Malloryseconddisneyfamilymovienight2.jpg

All finished and ready to use...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Malloryseconddisneyfamilymovienight3.jpg

Looking for a guest to visit...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallloryseconddisneyfamilymovienight4.jpg


Okay... Make a guess!!





http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallloryseconddisneyfamilymovienight1.jpg

Yes!! A Bug's Life. The craft was a bug catcher. Yes I said BUGS!! Mallory is a bug lover!! :confused3 This must be daddy's influence. She found four bugs who were her pals until we set them free a couple of hours later.

As I said earlier we got another package in the mail!! How fun is that!! :yay:

Here's how things went...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfourthBigGive4.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfourthBigGive5.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallloryfourthBigGive1-1.jpg

Our matching jewelry!! Love, love, love, IT!! What a cute idea!! :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfourthBigGive3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfourthBigGive2.jpg

Mallory twirling in her new skirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallloryfourthBigGive4.jpg

This super Big Give was from VBAndrea and it was AWESOME!! :love: It started with the cutest bow ever!! Next up was matching mother and daughter jewelry. :love: Followed by the most adorable skirt. Mallory loved it and wore it all night!! :dance3: I think you can tell by the pictures it was a BIG hit!! I am shocked at the talent that is evident in this handmade skirt! I'm sure it will be a treasured item for the wish trip and beyond!! And we both loved the jewelry!! The bracelets were beautiful and earrings perfect, just the kind I like!! :thumbsup2 Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! VBAndrea this is very special indeed!! :worship::hug:

Stay Tuned for Our Countdown Calendar & The Long Awaited Height Update... Will she make it on Soarin??? :surfweb:

billwendy
01-18-2011, 10:07 PM
Awww - she looks adorable!!! Im so happy she liked that!!! and the bracelets!! WOWZER!!! THe picture of you girls hands together - priceless!!! Much more to come my friend!!! lol!!!

Ciara's Wish Trip
01-18-2011, 10:28 PM
I think I am going to steal the disney movie idea! The kids will love it!

blessedmom4
01-18-2011, 10:45 PM
Mallory is adorable :cutie: and looks SO HAPPY! It truly IS a magical :wizard: time for you all!

VBAndrea
01-19-2011, 05:27 AM
[QUOTE=Redwavess;39600423]Hi everyone!! :) :grouphug:

I hope you are having a good week. :thumbsup2 We are 32 days away from Mallory's Magical Wish!! :dance3:

Today we got another package!! The Big Give Strikes again!! :woohoo:




[As I said earlier we got another package in the mail!! How fun is that!! :yay:

Here's how things went...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MalloryfourthBigGive4.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MalloryfourthBigGive5.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MallloryfourthBigGive1-1.jpg

Our matching jewelry!! Love, love, love, IT!! What a cute idea!! :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MalloryfourthBigGive3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MalloryfourthBigGive2.jpg

Mallory twirling in her new skirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MallloryfourthBigGive4.jpg

This super Big Give was from VBAndrea and it was AWESOME!! :love: It started with the cutest bow ever!! Next up was matching mother and daughter jewelry. :love: Followed by the most adorable skirt. Mallory loved it and wore it all night!! :dance3: I think you can tell by the pictures it was a BIG hit!! I am shocked at the talent that is evident in this handmade skirt! I'm sure it will be a treasured item for the wish trip and beyond!! And we both loved the jewelry!! The bracelets were beautiful and earrings perfect, just the kind I like!! :thumbsup2 Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! VBAndrea this is very special indeed!! :worship::hug:

I'm so glad Mallory likes the skirt! I was happy to make it for her. This is a photo of my dd last year in the similar skirt I made her:
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/andie1s/PC110012.jpg

I love following along in your trip report and seeing Mallory's pictures everytime she gets something new in the mail -- she seems to have such enthusiasm. Have a wonderful Wish Trip!!!

ms_mckenna
01-19-2011, 07:53 AM
Our matching jewelry!! Love, love, love, IT!! What a cute idea!! :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MalloryfourthBigGive3.jpg
Mallory twirling in her new skirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_MallloryfourthBigGive4.jpg[/B][/COLOR] :surfweb:
Oh I adore the matching bracelets :goodvibes And how precious is she twirling! Looks like she loves it!

mommy2mrb
01-19-2011, 09:50 AM
Your little "minnie" looks so cute!!!
love the bow and matching bracelets too!!

fulseasmama
01-19-2011, 06:28 PM
What an adorable Minnie you have. Love the adorable bracelets and hair bows too! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Too Cute!

Redwavess
01-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Mallory is adorable :cutie: and looks SO HAPPY! It truly IS a magical :wizard: time for you all!

Aww! Thanks!!! It has been magical!! :dance3:

Oh I adore the matching bracelets :goodvibes And how precious is she twirling! Looks like she loves it!

I know the matching bracelets are too cute!! I love the twirling picture too!! Yes she does LOVE it!! She puts it on each night.

Your little "minnie" looks so cute!!!
love the bow and matching bracelets too!!

Thanks that is so sweet. And thanks for popping in on us!! :hug:

What an adorable Minnie you have. Love the adorable bracelets and hair bows too! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Too Cute!

I know we loved everything!! Thanks for your kind words, "an adorable Minnie" that is so sweet!! :lovestruc

Awww - she looks adorable!!! Im so happy she liked that!!! and the bracelets!! WOWZER!!! THe picture of you girls hands together - priceless!!! Much more to come my friend!!! lol!!!

Aww! Thanks!!! I don't think I had ever taken a picture of our hands before. It was the perfect excuse to do that!!

I think I am going to steal the disney movie idea! The kids will love it!

You should totally steal the idea! I stole it from someone else. :rotfl: I'll post the link on your page!!

Redwavess
01-20-2011, 11:18 PM
I'm so glad Mallory likes the skirt! I was happy to make it for her. This is a photo of my dd last year in the similar skirt I made her:
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t210/andie1s/PC110012.jpg

I love following along in your trip report and seeing Mallory's pictures everytime she gets something new in the mail -- she seems to have such enthusiasm. Have a wonderful Wish Trip!!!


Aww!! Thanks for sharing the adorable picture!! Your daughter looks so cute. And thanks for sharing your talents with us and sending us that WONDERFUL package!! :worship: Mallory just loves to wear the skirt! :dance3: We have never had matching bows or jewelery before, so this is extra special!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! :hug:

Redwavess
01-21-2011, 12:25 AM
Hi!!!

Happy almost weekend!! :yay: We had double Big Gives and we started our Countdown calendar!!! 30 days to go!! :dance3:

First up a Big Give!! Take a look at how things unfolded:

"Reading" the note
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfifthBigGivereadingletter.jpg

So excited... :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfifthBigGiveOOH.jpg

Look what we got!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryfifthBigGiveBothbags2.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by PurpleEars! These are jewelry bags for me and Mallory. What a great and creative idea!! We already put our new jewelry in them. So that is the very 1st of our packing!! We love them!! And we love that they have Minnie and our names on them. :love: Plus how fun for Mom and Mallory to have matching bags. Thank SO much PurpleEars!! :worship:

After Mallory's Ballet and tap dance class she opened her next Big Give.

Here's how things went:

A little tough to open!! :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallorysixthbiggivehardtoopen.jpg

And now the squealing and shouting starts!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorysixthBigGiveOpeningPackage.jpg

Here's what all the squealing was about!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MallorysixthBigGiveHoldingupNightgown.jpg

This lovely nightgown was from Smileycrissy!! Mallory loves Ariel so the second she saw Ariel the screaming, squealing, and jumping up and down started. She just loves her new PJs. She sleeping in them as we speak. She just couldn't wait for the wish trip. THANKS Smileycrissy!! You made one little girl very happy!! You sent some special magic to our house and for that we are so grateful!! :love:

Finally, today we started our countdown calendar. DH made it and it is so cute. It is a Mickey head with one of her favorite treats attached to each day. So each day she will get to pull off one treat and we will be one day closer to DisneyWorld!! Yay!! :yay::yay::yay:

Here's our Countdown Calendar:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/CountdownCalendarwhole.jpg

Pulling off the first treat:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/CountdownCalendar1stPull.jpg

30 days to go!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/CountdownCalendar30.jpg

Enjoying her 1st treat!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/CountdownCalendartreat.jpg

Well that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by. :worship::hug: Stay Tuned for our next update Make a Wish...Makes a Call :happytv:

jj0plin
01-21-2011, 12:57 AM
Love the countdown calendar! I bet it seems so much more real now!!

mommy2mrb
01-21-2011, 09:29 AM
love the matching jewelry bags and new jammies is always fun!!
your DH did a great job on the countdown!! sure makes the days go quicker!

smileycrissy
01-21-2011, 10:53 AM
I like that countdown calendar! It's not only fun to remove the days but delicious too. LOL. :rotfl:

I am so glad she loved her jammies. I know my nieces (they are about Mallory's age) love having new jammies when they go to Disney so I thought she would too.

I LOVE her shock face when she opens all her packages, she's so cute.

tinytreasures
01-21-2011, 11:02 AM
love your countdown calendar :lovestruc
the big give stuff is great too

billwendy
01-21-2011, 11:56 AM
AHHHH!! I love it all!!! So cute - and tell DH great job on the count down calender!!!!!!!!:goodvibes

Redwavess
01-22-2011, 12:25 AM
Well today we got another package in the mail!! This is simply amazing. We are so touched by the kindness and generosity that has been shown to use! Everyone involved with the Big Give is amazing!!!! :banana::banana::banana:

Here we go...

More Mickey Mail!! :dance3:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryseventhBigGive5.jpg

Here is what was inside...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryseventhBigGive4.jpg
It was a beautiful scrapbook!! :woohoo::yay::love:

Not only was it a beautiful album, but it came with an amazing set of cards based on each place we will visit.

Here is Mallory's excitement when she saw the cards
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryseventhBigGive3.jpg

And here's when she saw the Rudolph one for the Give Kids the World Christmas Party.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryseventhBigGive2.jpg

Next up the amazing set of cards personalized to each place we will go on our trip.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryseventhBigGive.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by WDWMICKEY. Everyone at the house LOVED it. My son who is 15 just couldn't get over how great it was. He even brought his friend in to see it!! As we looked through the cards we couldn't wait to start setting it up. It came complete with everything we need to easily make a beautiful keepsake. We could not believe how personalized it was with Mallory's favorite rides, favorite characters, and favorite princesses!! princess: My son said to give the sender of this package extra thank you's! So thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you WDWMICKEY!! You are awesome!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE it and will treasure it forever!! :love:

Stay tuned for... ???? :lmao: :surfweb:

dizneeat
01-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Sorry I haven't posted as much as I would have loved to ..... work gets in the way and it was an extra stressful week last week.

I love all the Big Give presents, such wonderful gifts and you are right, that scrapbook is incredible! :cloud9: Quite some talented DISers out there!

It's so much fun to see Mallory's expression when she opens her presents - thanks so much for sharing it with us! :goodvibes

brookerene
01-22-2011, 08:30 AM
What a wonderul scrapbook from the BG! Its going to be a family heirloom! and I loooovvvvvveeeee your calendar idea. Now if I could get my husband excited and involved like that! :laughing: the nightgown was a great idea for the trip and the little jewelry bags are precious..... how exciting!:flower3:

Emilyswish
01-22-2011, 10:10 AM
Cute, cute, and cute! I love her expressions, she is going to freak out in Disney and GKTW with excitement! I can't wait to hear how she reacts to it all!

Great countdown calendar, yummy too! ;)

We got a scrapbook from the BG too, it is a treasured keepsake for sure!

ms_mckenna
01-22-2011, 10:21 AM
Great count down calendar! I still adore her surprised looks she is precious! :goodvibes:

mommy2mrb
01-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Love the scrapbook...wdwmickey is very talented!!! have fun filling it up with memories!

blessedmom4
01-23-2011, 04:48 AM
What a wonderful expression to a GORGEOUS gift...a great place to display such beautiful memories! :)Thanks for sharing the photos!

aksunshine
01-23-2011, 07:27 AM
Looks like Mallory is having a great time with her gifts! I love the countdown calendar!!

lawblond7
01-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Wow that is wonderful and your daughter looks so cute - That scrapbook is AMAZING and I am sure you will fill it with wonderful photographic memories of your trip

lawblond7
01-23-2011, 08:57 AM
Hi

I have a quick question. For those of you who have been on wish trips already... What are your feelings about the GKTW theme nights.

We are going during Presidents week so the parks are open later. From reading TR it seems that the theme nights are a highlight of the trip. :banana::banana::banana: We are a ride loving family, so part of me thinks stay at the parks. The other part of me wants to leave early take Mallory to the theme nights at GKTW. princess:pirate: :santa:

Please share your experiences with me? What is your advice here? :confused: :confused3

Sorry for making a quick question so long!! :lmao: Thanks so much for help with this!! :worship:

I hope all of your Christmas preparations are going great!! Merry Christmas!! :santa:

We are leaving for GKTW on Friday. We went there 10 years ago with one of my other sons - ALL 3 of my boys have a mitochondrial disease. The boys now are all teenagers the twins will be 14 in March and Jake 18 in April - so the first time we did some of the theme nights and Clay loved the carousel - HOWEVER, this time we will most likley pass on most theme nights UNLESS we make it an early night - namely because the boys love rides, rollercoasters, etc. BUT we will aslo play it by ear. Normally we are an early riser early to bed family - so that will play into things.

As Mallory is only 5 I am positive she will love all the theme parties and something to plan on at least one

kayrosek
01-23-2011, 01:25 PM
Love that countdown calendar and what terrific big gives. That scrapbook is amazing

wdwmickey
01-23-2011, 03:00 PM
I'm so glad you like the scrapbook :) Thank you for posting pictures of Mallory opening it, they brought tears to my eyes :flower3: Have a wonderful trip!

PurpleEars
01-23-2011, 10:28 PM
I am glad the jewelery pouches arrived there safely and they help with your packing! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! I also like your yummy countdown calendar. I hope your family will have a nice trip!

Redwavess
01-24-2011, 07:24 PM
I'm so glad you like the scrapbook :) Thank you for posting pictures of Mallory opening it, they brought tears to my eyes :flower3: Have a wonderful trip!

Oh, I'm so glad that you stopped by. Let me say one more time, thank you, thank, thank you, for the scrapbook. I love scrapbooks, but have only finished the first year of Michael's life and he is 15 now!! :lmao: I'm so excited to fill the scrapbook up with all the great stuff you sent and of course our pictures too! :goodvibes Thank you for taking the time to do that!! You are AWESOME!! :thumbsup2

Madeline

Redwavess
01-24-2011, 07:27 PM
I am glad the jewelery pouches arrived there safely and they help with your packing! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures! I also like your yummy countdown calendar. I hope your family will have a nice trip!

Thanks for stopping in. I love the pouches. It was cute the way you put our names on them. They will surely help with packing!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!! :)

Redwavess
01-24-2011, 07:33 PM
I like that countdown calendar! It's not only fun to remove the days but delicious too. LOL. :rotfl:

I am so glad she loved her jammies. I know my nieces (they are about Mallory's age) love having new jammies when they go to Disney so I thought she would too.

I LOVE her shock face when she opens all her packages, she's so cute.

Hi!! Nice to see you stop in!! We are loving the new jammies!! She just was so shocked to see Ariel. What a cute and cozy gift you got her!! Thanks again SO much!! You are SO sweet!!! :goodvibes

Redwavess
01-25-2011, 10:43 PM
Hi Friends,

Important news for today... Make a Wish, Makes a Call and a Family Big Give!!

First off we got a call from our wish granters!! :goodvibes They told us that they are going to come see us on Thursday, February 10th! We will get all our information that night!! :banana::banana::banana: 25 days to go!! :yay:

On to the BIG GIVE!! This one was a family BIG GIVE!!

Hmmm?? What's inside!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveOpeningBox.jpg

Mallory got two cute headbands!! :lovestruc
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveHeadbands.jpg

Mallory so excited to see her Rudolph Mickey shirt!! The Rudolph love is alive and well!!!! :love:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGive.jpg

Here's all the shirts!! Aren't they AWESOME!! :thumbsup2
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveallShirts.jpg

The family loves their new shirts!! :love:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveWholeFamily.jpg

This big give was so exciting because there were shirts for all of us in them. Cogero did an AWESOME job of these shirts!! She used all our favorite colors and characters. Not to mention they had our names on them in the cute Disney font!! Thanks SO VERY much from all of us Cogero. To borrow a line from my son, Michael they are flippin sweet!! :cheer2: And Mallory loved her shirts so much she put the Rudolph one right on and wanted to wear it to school!! :lmao: We appreciate the cost and effort you put into this. It really was above and beyond!! :worship:

Stay Tuned for... Our next Disney Family Movie Night!! :surfweb:

blessedmom4
01-25-2011, 10:51 PM
Hi Friends,

Important news for today... Make a Wish, Makes a Call and a Family Big Give!!

First off we got a call from our wish granters!! :goodvibes They told us that they are going to come see us on Thursday, February 10th! We will get all our information that night!! :banana::banana::banana: 25 days to go!! :yay:

On to the BIG GIVE!! This one was a family BIG GIVE!!

Hmmm?? What's inside!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveOpeningBox.jpg

Mallory got two cute headbands!! :lovestruc
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveHeadbands.jpg

Mallory so excited to see her Rudolph Mickey shirt!! The Rudolph love is alive and well!!!! :love:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGive.jpg

Here's all the shirts!! Aren't they AWESOME!! :thumbsup2
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveallShirts.jpg

The family loves their new shirts!! :love:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveWholeFamily.jpg

This big give was so exciting because there were shirts for all of us in them. Cogero did an AWESOME job of these shirts!! She used all our favorite colors and characters. Not to mention they had our names on them in the cute Disney font!! Thanks SO VERY much from all of us Cogero. To borrow a line from my son, Michael they are flippin sweet!! :cheer2: We appreciate the cost and effort you put into this. It really was above and beyond!! :worship:

Stay Tuned for... Our next Disney Family Movie Night!! :surfweb:


What an AMAZING day for you all full of fun and excitement...the time is clicking down, Woo Hoo!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:I LOVED the shirts, I am so in wonder at all the talent these Big Give Diser's have :worship: Continue to revel in the magic and love from so many. :love:

mommy2mrb
01-26-2011, 08:54 AM
:woohoo: Love the shirts!!!

:woohoo: on getting all your info!!

:woohoo: your trip will be here before you know it!!!

cogero
01-26-2011, 09:19 AM
I am so glad you liked them. Love seeing everyone's faces. I had so much fun doing them

Redwavess
01-26-2011, 08:38 PM
I am so glad you liked them. Love seeing everyone's faces. I had so much fun doing them

Thanks for stopping in!! Glad to hear that you had fun making them. Just like we had fun opening them!!! :dance3: Thanks again so much for your kindness!! What a wonderful Big Give indeed!! :love: We all love our shirts and mine is my new favorite shirt!! I love the color, love the Cinderella Mickey, and love how beautiful my name looks on it!!! You are the BEST!! :thumbsup2:worship:

Redwavess
01-26-2011, 08:41 PM
:woohoo: Love the shirts!!!

:woohoo: on getting all your info!!

:woohoo: your trip will be here before you know it!!!

Thanks for dropping in!! Yes the excitement is mounting!! :banana::banana::banana:

What an AMAZING day for you all full of fun and excitement...the time is clicking down, Woo Hoo!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:I LOVED the shirts, I am so in wonder at all the talent these Big Give Diser's have :worship: Continue to revel in the magic and love from so many. :love:

I know I agree the Big Givers are SUPER talented and SUPER kind!! Thanks for stopping by!!

smileycrissy
01-26-2011, 10:45 PM
Hi Friends,

Important news for today... Make a Wish, Makes a Call and a Family Big Give!!

First off we got a call from our wish granters!! :goodvibes They told us that they are going to come see us on Thursday, February 10th! We will get all our information that night!! :banana::banana::banana: 25 days to go!! :yay:

On to the BIG GIVE!! This one was a family BIG GIVE!!

Hmmm?? What's inside!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveOpeningBox.jpg

Mallory got two cute headbands!! :lovestruc
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory8thBigGiveHeadbands.jpg



I love the headband photo!! She is so adorable!

Redwavess
01-27-2011, 08:23 PM
I love the headband photo!! She is so adorable!

Aww thanks!! We love sharing these photos. It is nice to see that others enjoy them as much as us!! :dance3:

Redwavess
01-27-2011, 08:35 PM
Oh No!! Here's some posts I haven't responded to yet!! Sorry!! :confused3

Love the countdown calendar! I bet it seems so much more real now!!

It is funny you mentioned it sounding real. My DH jokes this is our imaginary trip since we don't have details, like flight, rental care, times we leave etc. We won't get that until February 9th, so then it will feel really real!!

But yes starting the count down calendar has gotten us really excited!! 23 days to go!! :banana::banana::banana:

love the matching jewelry bags and new jammies is always fun!!
your DH did a great job on the countdown!! sure makes the days go quicker!

Yes we are loving the jewelry bags!! We have never had anything like that before!! And the PJs are GREAT!! Mallory wears them every night!! :love:


love your countdown calendar :lovestruc
the big give stuff is great too

Awww thanks!! Thanks for dropping in!! We are loving the BIG GIVE too!!

AHHHH!! I love it all!!! So cute - and tell DH great job on the count down calender!!!!!!!!:goodvibes

I told DH you liked he countdown calendar! Yes he did a great job!! When we get closer I will post again. It's looking good with the days peeling away! :woohoo:

Redwavess
01-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Here's the other posts I missed replying too! Sorry about that!! I guess I got busy posting the new BIG GIVES!! :confused3

What a wonderul scrapbook from the BG! Its going to be a family heirloom! and I loooovvvvvveeeee your calendar idea. Now if I could get my husband excited and involved like that! :laughing: the nightgown was a great idea for the trip and the little jewelry bags are precious..... how exciting!:flower3:

I get DH involved by being horrible at art!! I just can't do a good job by myself. I need him!! :rotfl:

Cute, cute, and cute! I love her expressions, she is going to freak out in Disney and GKTW with excitement! I can't wait to hear how she reacts to it all!

Great countdown calendar, yummy too! ;)

We got a scrapbook from the BG too, it is a treasured keepsake for sure!

Yeah she love life and is just so thrilled by everything!! She is a sweet example!! She is a very gracious kid!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Great count down calendar! I still adore her surprised looks she is precious! :goodvibes:

Aww thanks that is so sweet. She is so genuinely loving everything she gets!! :love:

Love the scrapbook...wdwmickey is very talented!!! have fun filling it up with memories!

I agree!! And I am so glad WDWMICKEY shared her talents with us!! :yay:

What a wonderful expression to a GORGEOUS gift...a great place to display such beautiful memories! :)Thanks for sharing the photos!

Yes we can't wait to fill the scrapbook!! It is just amazing!! :cheer2:

Looks like Mallory is having a great time with her gifts! I love the countdown calendar!!

Yes she love the Big Give!! She is so excited to check the mail each day!! It is too cute!! :goodvibes



Wow that is wonderful and your daughter looks so cute - That scrapbook is AMAZING and I am sure you will fill it with wonderful photographic memories of your trip


Aww thanks!!! Yes we can't wait to get some great pictures for our super scrapbook!!

We are leaving for GKTW on Friday. We went there 10 years ago with one of my other sons - ALL 3 of my boys have a mitochondrial disease. The boys now are all teenagers the twins will be 14 in March and Jake 18 in April - so the first time we did some of the theme nights and Clay loved the carousel - HOWEVER, this time we will most likley pass on most theme nights UNLESS we make it an early night - namely because the boys love rides, rollercoasters, etc. BUT we will aslo play it by ear. Normally we are an early riser early to bed family - so that will play into things.

As Mallory is only 5 I am positive she will love all the theme parties and something to plan on at least one

Thanks for the advice. That is so exciting you are leaving tomorrow!! I hope you have the best time EVER!! :yay:

Love that countdown calendar and what terrific big gives. That scrapbook is amazing

We agree!! We are loving the Big Gives and the Scrapbook is AWESOME!! Thanks for dropping in!!

Redwavess
01-27-2011, 09:31 PM
Well today brought another Big Give and it was a whale of BIG GIVE!! We opened this packet when Mallory got home from dance class. The sticker on her nose is a prize from her dance teacher!! :dance3:

What could it be!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory9thBigGive.jpg

A whale shirt for Sea World!! Just Amazing!! :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory9thBigGiveshirt.jpg

The adorable pants...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory9thBigGivePants.jpg

And a bow!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory9thBigGiveBow.jpg

The Whole Look!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory9thBigGiveOutfit.jpg

WOW was this a SUPER Big Give!! It is just the most adorable outfit ever! The black and white is just super cute! The whale is adorable and matches the pants with its polka dots!!! The shirt has cute little bows on the sleeves!! It is just AWESOME!! :banana::banana::banana: Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! To the Big Giver who sent this!! (I don't have the Dis boards name :confused:)

Thanks for dropping in and checking up on us!!

Stay tuned for our next Disney Family Movie night!! :surfweb:

mommy2mrb
01-27-2011, 10:26 PM
that is super cute!!! Mallory looks like she's lovin' it!!

hmmm, wonder what the next movie will be?!?! can I quess??? (just keep swimming, just keep swimming ?

Mom2mitokids
01-28-2011, 03:12 PM
I'm loving all the Big Give pictures. I love how you do Disney movie nights. Mallory is such a cutie pie.

Redwavess
01-28-2011, 09:57 PM
that is super cute!!! Mallory looks like she's lovin' it!!

hmmm, wonder what the next movie will be?!?! can I quess??? (just keep swimming, just keep swimming ?

Aww thanks!! Thanks for dropping in!! Hmmm??? Just keep swimming, we shall see!! It is one of our favorites!!

Redwavess
01-28-2011, 10:14 PM
We were super excited to get yet another package today!! This Big Give was for Mallory and Michael!!

Here is how it played out!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveopening.jpg

Our surprise today was autograph books!! What a GREAT idea. We have not ever done that yet!

Here is the kids planning on getting signatures together!! Michael was so cute with Mallory. He was getting her excited about getting autographs!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsplanning.jpg

Here is a closer look at the books. Aren't they AWESOME!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsbooks.jpg

This BIG GIVE was from the JohnsonsLoveDisney!! The scrapbooks are super cute, complete with the kids names on them in the great Disney Font!! They are beautifully done. It was so cute to see Michael play the role of the awesome big brother and discuss with Mallory how great it will be to get signatures from all their favorite characters. Michael even told her they should try to fill them up with autographs!! :love:

Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! WE love them!! :worship: :thumbsup2

That's all folks!! At least for today!! :lmao:

blessedmom4
01-28-2011, 10:19 PM
We were super excited to get yet another package today!! This Big Give was for Mallory and Michael!!

Here is how it played out!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveopening.jpg

Our surprise today was autograph books!! What a GREAT idea. We have not ever done that yet!

Here is the kids planning on getting signatures together!! Michael was so cute with Mallory. He was getting her excited about getting autographs!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsplanning.jpg

Here is a closer look at the books. Aren't they AWESOME!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsbooks.jpg

This BIG GIVE was from the JohnsonsLoveDisney!! The scrapbooks are super cute, complete with the kids names on them in the great Disney Font!! They are beautifully done. It was so cute to see Michael play the role of the awesome big brother and discuss with Mallory how great it will be to get signatures from all their favorite characters. Michael even told her they should try to fill them up with autographs!! :love:

Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! WE love them!! :worship: :thumbsup2

That's all folks!! At least for today!! :lmao:

They are SO sweet together, reminds me of my children. Thank you for sharing your pictures and your family with us!!! :goodvibes

JohnsonsLoveDisney
01-28-2011, 10:27 PM
We were super excited to get yet another package today!! This Big Give was for Mallory and Michael!!

Here is how it played out!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveopening.jpg

Our surprise today was autograph books!! What a GREAT idea. We have not ever done that yet!

Here is the kids planning on getting signatures together!! Michael was so cute with Mallory. He was getting her excited about getting autographs!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsplanning.jpg

Here is a closer look at the books. Aren't they AWESOME!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory10thBigGiveAutographsbooks.jpg

This BIG GIVE was from the JohnsonsLoveDisney!! The scrapbooks are super cute, complete with the kids names on them in the great Disney Font!! They are beautifully done. It was so cute to see Michael play the role of the awesome big brother and discuss with Mallory how great it will be to get signatures from all their favorite characters. Michael even told her they should try to fill them up with autographs!! :love:

Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! WE love them!! :worship: :thumbsup2

That's all folks!! At least for today!! :lmao:

:cool1: Ya!! They made it. :cool1:

I'm glad they like them.

Have a great trip!!

mommy2mrb
01-28-2011, 10:55 PM
Love how sweet Michael is with his little sis!!! :love:
love the autograph books! great job Rachal!!:thumbsup2

hollie1974
01-29-2011, 12:09 AM
Look at all the goodies!! How awesome!! :banana::cheer2:

I LOVE how close your kids are....you can just see how much they care about each other :love::love: So sweet

I misread your sentence about the wish granters coming out and for a sec thought you meant the trip got moved and you would be at GKTW on the 10th. I thought for a minute we were going to be there at the same time...but I was wrong :sad1: You think GKTW would let us stay there and wait for you guys? lol it's only a week or two longer :lmao:

That calender is wonderful! What a cool idea! And I love the Disney themed movie nights...great idea! :thumbsup2

Hollie

billwendy
01-29-2011, 08:59 AM
Ahhh - the power of a wonderful Big Brother!!!

Can you ask Michael what ride he is looking forward to the most?

Make sure you have a good big pen and maybe a ziplock to keep them in so they dont get smuched!! you never know when you will see a character!! I've even seen kids getting Santa's autograph at the part at GKTW...Mayor clayton too!!!!!!! Im getting so excited for you guys!!!:goodvibes

Redwavess
01-29-2011, 11:48 PM
I'm loving all the Big Give pictures. I love how you do Disney movie nights. Mallory is such a cutie pie.

Thanks!! We love our little CUTIE PIE!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Redwavess
01-29-2011, 11:52 PM
They are SO sweet together, reminds me of my children. Thank you for sharing your pictures and your family with us!!! :goodvibes

Awww!! Thanks!! We feel very blessed to have a two kids who get along so well. I'm glad your enjoying the pictures!! I'm enjoying sharing them!! :goodvibes:goodvibes

Redwavess
01-29-2011, 11:55 PM
:cool1: Ya!! They made it. :cool1:

I'm glad they like them.

Have a great trip!!

Yes they made it!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! It will be a really special memory to see the two kids getting signatures together!! We appreciate your kindness SO much!! And we LOVE the gift!! :worship::thumbsup2

Redwavess
01-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Love how sweet Michael is with his little sis!!! :love:
love the autograph books! great job Rachal!!:thumbsup2

Thanks!! He is an awesome big brother!! :hug: Thanks for stopping in!!

Look at all the goodies!! How awesome!! :banana::cheer2:

I LOVE how close your kids are....you can just see how much they care about each other :love::love: So sweet

I misread your sentence about the wish granters coming out and for a sec thought you meant the trip got moved and you would be at GKTW on the 10th. I thought for a minute we were going to be there at the same time...but I was wrong :sad1: You think GKTW would let us stay there and wait for you guys? lol it's only a week or two longer :lmao:

That calender is wonderful! What a cool idea! And I love the Disney themed movie nights...great idea! :thumbsup2

Hollie

Yes I'm in!! Let's talk GKTW into letting you stay so we can experience the magic together!! Thanks for dropping in!! You must be doing the happy dance at your house!! You are getting so close!! :banana::banana::banana:

Ahhh - the power of a wonderful Big Brother!!!

Can you ask Michael what ride he is looking forward to the most?

Make sure you have a good big pen and maybe a ziplock to keep them in so they dont get smuched!! you never know when you will see a character!! I've even seen kids getting Santa's autograph at the part at GKTW...Mayor clayton too!!!!!!! Im getting so excited for you guys!!!:goodvibes

Thanks for the advice on the autographs! And thanks for stopping in!! It's nice to "see" you!! :hug: Michael is a thrill rider, so he is looking forward to the thrill rides most. In is excited to ride Expedition Everest!

Redwavess
01-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Hi again!! :)

Well today brought another BIG GIVE!! This BIG GIVE is turning into an ENORMOUS GIVE!! Thank you so much for all your KINDNESS!! What an awesome group of people you are!! :grouphug: :love:

On to today's BIG GIVE!!

What will today bring??? :confused3
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGive.jpg

Micheal reading the cute note that came along with the package!! :goodvibes
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGiveLetter.jpg

Mallory got an Eye Spy bag!! Here she is so excited to find a sponge. She is convinced it is Sponge Bob and she is excited!! :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGiveOOH.jpg

Michael got a travel kit full of travel size goodies!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGiveBothGifts.jpg

Both kids with their new gifts!! What a GREAT idea!! :banana::banana::banana:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGivebothgifts2.jpg

A close-up of the gifts. If you look closely you can see the sponge she got so excited about!! :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory11thBigGiveClose-upGifts.jpg


This big give was sent to us by aboveH20!! Mallory was so excited to get this Eye spy bag with her name engraved on it!! She knew right what it was, because they have them at school. She had so much fun hunting for all the cute things hiding inside. Michael was so happy to be include and enjoyed his gift as well!! We also loved the cute note you sent!! Thanks for the heads up on the Mickey head ice cream!!! We will be sure to try one!! Yum Yum!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! AboveH20!! What a cute and fun idea!! You even used Mallory's favorite colors and characters!! How thoughtful!! Mallory and Michael will both love these on the trip!! :love:

blessedmom4
01-30-2011, 05:04 AM
I am a broken record; however, the photos are PRICELESS!!! Beautiful children and I agree, an Enormous Give!:woohoo::yay::woohoo:

cogero
01-30-2011, 06:57 AM
what great Big Gives. I love seeing MIchael and Mallory interact.

billwendy
01-30-2011, 11:13 AM
Thanks!! He is an awesome big brother!! :hug: Thanks for stopping in!!



Yes I'm in!! Let's talk GKTW into letting you stay so we can experience the magic together!! Thanks for dropping in!! You must be doing the happy dance at your house!! You are getting so close!! :banana::banana::banana:



Thanks for the advice on the autographs! And thanks for stopping in!! It's nice to "see" you!! :hug: Michael is a thrill rider, so he is looking forward to the thrill rides most. In is excited to ride Expedition Everest!

Michael - you wont be disappointed on this trip!!! Okay - a challenge is to ride all the "mountains" in the Magic Kingdom on 1 day!! In AK EE is a blast!!! and Dinosaur is really cool too, but I'm not so sure about taking Mallory on it!! Rock and Rollercoaster is one of my favorite rides in the world - its so FAST!!! There are also some good coasters at Sea World - MANTA looks AWESOME!!! and the water ride there is fun too!!! And Universal is full of thrill rides!!!! Have a blast!!!!:wizard:

brookerene
01-30-2011, 01:57 PM
Wow enormous give is right ... I love the shirt with Mickey as a pirate....and the I spy bag.... that is a great idea for travelling..... I'm glad the kids love each other so much...... I think illness many times helps build a strong bond between siblings...
:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

blessedmom4
01-30-2011, 11:24 PM
I'm glad the kids love each other so much...... I think illness many times helps build a strong bond between siblings...
:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

:thumbsup2 I agree with this ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!

Redwavess
01-31-2011, 08:44 PM
I am a broken record; however, the photos are PRICELESS!!! Beautiful children and I agree, an Enormous Give!:woohoo::yay::woohoo:

You are so sweet. I appreciate all your kind comments!! If you are a broken record I'm soaking it up!! :love:

what great Big Gives. I love seeing MIchael and Mallory interact.

Thanks!! They are a sweet brother sister combo every!! :hug:

Michael - you wont be disappointed on this trip!!! Okay - a challenge is to ride all the "mountains" in the Magic Kingdom on 1 day!! In AK EE is a blast!!! and Dinosaur is really cool too, but I'm not so sure about taking Mallory on it!! Rock and Rollercoaster is one of my favorite rides in the world - its so FAST!!! There are also some good coasters at Sea World - MANTA looks AWESOME!!! and the water ride there is fun too!!! And Universal is full of thrill rides!!!! Have a blast!!!!:wizard:

Ohh! I love it!! I love it!! Sounds like so much fun!! I will pass it along to Michael. I'm sure it will make him even more excited!! :goodvibes

Wow enormous give is right ... I love the shirt with Mickey as a pirate....and the I spy bag.... that is a great idea for travelling..... I'm glad the kids love each other so much...... I think illness many times helps build a strong bond between siblings...
:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

I know enormous give!! I can't believe it!! We are SO grateful!! :worship: I love the pirate Mickey too!! pirate: Yes the kids have the best relationship!! We feel blessed!! I agree that the heart issues have made them even closer. It reminds us of what is truly important. :grouphug:

:thumbsup2 I agree with this ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!

Me too!! For SURE!! :thumbsup2

Redwavess
01-31-2011, 09:40 PM
Well today Daddy and Mallory went to the Post Office to check the PO Box and there was a key. Mallory used the key and found 4 packages waiting. Yes 4 packages!! It was raining BIG GIVES today!!

Here they are!! Mallory said, "That's a lot of packages for a little girl!!" :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGive4Packages.jpg

Opening the 1st package!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveOpeningArielSkirt.jpg

An Ariel Skirt! Hooray!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveArielSkirt.jpg

Plus an Ariel shirt to match the skirt she just got!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitArielShirt.jp g

A Close-Up of the skirt and shirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveArielSkirtClose-up2.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Nicole C. We LOVE this skirt!! It is the style of skirt that we loved the most!! The ruffles on the back are just adorable!! And of course it has Mallory's favorite Princess!! Mallory was super excited about her Ariel top as well!!Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!! Nicole C. Your talent is just amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

On to the next package!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitOpening.jpg

A Princess Mallory Shirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitShirt.jpg

And a skirt to match!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitSkirt.jpg

A Close-Up of the Big Give!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitClose-Up2.jpg

Mallory also got the cutest bow and bracelet to match!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitBowandBracele t.jpg

Aren't they WONDERFUL!! This Big Give was sent to us by Aksunshine!! Mallory LOVED each of these. Mom and dad did too!! The Princess outfit has the most beautiful detail and the crown has Mallory's name on it!! We also loved the bow and the bracelet. Please give your daughter a BIG thank you from us!! Thank you SO much AKsunshine!!!!! You have amazing sewing abilities!! We are so glad that you shared your talents with us!!!!

Moving right along...

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlane.jpg

Mallory was SO excited that these were wrapped!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlaneUnwrapping.jpg

She got a book of stickers and TONS of stuff for the plane trip!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlaneStickerBook.jp g

She also got two ADORABLE hats!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlaneHats.jpg

Mallory trying on her CUTE hat!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlaneTryingonHats.j pg

Here is all the GREAT stuff she got!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveHatsStuffforthePlaneClose-Up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Gcast1!! She shared with us that VBAndrea sent her the fabric so she could match the hat to Mallory's Minne skirt!! Thanks so much both of you!! You are AWESOME!! Mallory loved the hats and all the stuff she got to keep her busy on the plane. She especially liked that her crayons could roll up and also the sticker book!! She was SUPER excited to see all the princess stickers!! GCast1 thanks so much!! You were SUPER kind to send so much great stuff to us!!

The last Big Give of day...

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsOpening.jpg

Opening Mom's shirt...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsOpeningMomsshirt.jp g

Michael opening his gift. We drove to his friend's house where is was hanging out, to show him his gift!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsMichaelOpening.jpg

Michael's new goofy shirt...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsMichaelGoofy.jpg

It was a FAMILY BIG GIVE!! Here is all of our shirts!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsAllShirts.jpg

And Mallory got a special outfit!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsSnowWhiteDress.jpg

Our little snow white!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveSnowWhiteShirtsOurSnowWhite.jpg

This was not a Big Give, it was a HUGE give!! It was sent to us by Effervescent!! We all love our new shirts with our favorite characters on them. I love that my shirt matches Jason's and Mallory's since it is Snow White Minne!! You did such a wonderful job!! Thank you for sharing your gift for sewing with us!! We will surely put them to good use!! Thanks a million, Effervescent!!!

As you can see we had a shower of Big Gives today!! We tell everyone we know what a GREAT group of people to bless us in such a wonderful way!! Thanks is hardly enough!!!

Stay Tuned for... Our next Disney Family Movie Night!! :surfweb:

mommy2mrb
01-31-2011, 11:20 PM
Wow, you got lots of great stuff!!! your mailman must be wondering what's going on!!!

love seeing Mallory's look of awe when she opens up her gifts!
you will all be so decked out for your trip!!!

smileycrissy
02-01-2011, 01:13 AM
Wow, you got lots of great stuff!!! your mailman must be wondering what's going on!!!

love seeing Mallory's look of awe when she opens up her gifts!
you will all be so decked out for your trip!!!

I agree. I wish the Big Gives could keep on coming forever just to see her cute expression when she opens the packages! :goodvibes

aksunshine
02-01-2011, 08:24 AM
Well today Daddy and Mallory went to the Post Office to check the PO Box and there was a key. Mallory used the key and found 4 packages waiting. Yes 4 packages!! It was raining BIG GIVES today!!

Here they are!! Mallory said, "That's a lot of packages for a little girl!!" :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGive4Packages.jpg

Opening the 1st package!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveOpeningArielSkirt.jpg

An Ariel Skirt! Hooray!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveArielSkirt.jpg

A Close-Up of the skirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGiveArielSkirtClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Nicole C. We LOVE this skirt!! It is the style of skirt that we loved the most!! The ruffles on the back are just adorable!! And of course it has Mallory's favorite Princess!! Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!! Nicole C. Your talent is just amazing!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

On to the next package!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitOpening.jpg

A Princess Mallory Shirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitShirt.jpg

And a skirt to match!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitSkirt.jpg

Plus an Ariel shirt to match the skirt she just got!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitArielShirt.jp g

A Close-Up of the Big Give!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory12BigGivePrincessMalloryOutfitClose-Up.jpg

Aren't they WONDERFUL!! This Big Give was sent to us by Aksunshine!! Mallory LOVED each of these. Mom and dad did too!! The Princess outfit has the most beautiful detail and the crown has Mallory's name on it!! Mallory was super excited about her Ariel top as well!! Thank you SO much AKsunshine!!!!! You have amazing sewing abilities!! We are so glad that you shared your talents with us!!!!


You are MOST welcome!! A couple of things.... The Ariel shirt got mixed in my things somehow, that wsa made by Nicole to go with the Ariel skirt. There also should have been a bow and a little bracelet in our package. My DD, Isabelle made the bracelet! Isabelle was the first ever Dis Give receipient, I am so glad to get involved and give back!!!:lovestruc

:

Cute stuff everyone!!!

billwendy
02-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Mallory makes the most ADORABLE Snow White!!!!!! Love the outfits too!!! you guys will be styling in Disney!!!!:goodvibes

Redwavess
02-01-2011, 07:45 PM
You are MOST welcome!! A couple of things.... The Ariel shirt got mixed in my things somehow, that wsa made by Nicole to go with the Ariel skirt. There also should have been a bow and a little bracelet in our package. My DD, Isabelle made the bracelet! Isabelle was the first ever Dis Give receipient, I am so glad to get involved and give back!!!

Cute stuff everyone!!!

Hi,

Okay it does make more sense that the Ariel shirt went with the Ariel skirt. I'm so sorry for the mix-up. :worship: The only thing I can figure is while DH and I were scrolling through the pictures Mallory saw there was something else in the 1st package, but didn't think to tell us that it was from the 1st package.

Oh and the bracelet and the bow we did find after I posted. Mallory didn't see them in the envelope. Luckily dear husband thought to check the package before he tossed it out. So a BIG thank you for those as well.

I'm going to go and fix the pictures now!! So Sorry again for the mix-ups!! :scared1:

Redwavess
02-01-2011, 07:59 PM
Wow, you got lots of great stuff!!! your mailman must be wondering what's going on!!!

love seeing Mallory's look of awe when she opens up her gifts!
you will all be so decked out for your trip!!!

You are right the mailman is probably going HMMMM????? :confused:

Yes Mallory is going to be the best dressed Princess at Disney World!! :lmao: princess:

I agree. I wish the Big Gives could keep on coming forever just to see her cute expression when she opens the packages! :goodvibes

Thanks that is so SWEET!! :love:

Mallory makes the most ADORABLE Snow White!!!!!! Love the outfits too!!! you guys will be styling in Disney!!!!:goodvibes

Aww, thanks!! I must admit I agree!! She is a super CUTE Snow White!! princess: Thanks for stopping in!! :hug:

my2girlsrock
02-01-2011, 08:14 PM
WOW!!! I love everything that Mallory got!!! The people involved in the Big Give are very special people.... I love the pic of her face when she is opening the package & her mouth is dropping open..... LOVE IT!!!!!!

tinkerbellandeyor
02-01-2011, 08:48 PM
popcorn::

aksunshine
02-02-2011, 05:50 AM
Hi,

Okay it does make more sense that the Ariel shirt went with the Ariel skirt. I'm so sorry for the mix-up. :worship: The only thing I can figure is while DH and I were scrolling through the pictures Mallory saw there was something else in the 1st package, but didn't think to tell us that it was from the 1st package.

Oh and the bracelet and the bow we did find after I posted. Mallory didn't see them in the envelope. Luckily dear husband thought to check the package before he tossed it out. So a BIG thank you for those as well.

I'm going to go and fix the pictures now!! So Sorry again for the mix-ups!! :scared1:

No biggie!!! I wasn't bothered, just wanted Nicole to not be left out. She did do a GREAT job on that shirt!!!:love: Can't wait to see all this beauty ON!!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

brookerene
02-02-2011, 07:52 AM
What fun! What great Gig Gives... thanks for posting the photos....it's fun to watcvh Mallory's expressions!

blessedmom4
02-02-2011, 08:21 AM
What an amazing and wonderful time you are all having at your house. :woohoo::yay: I know it doesn't make up for all you have been through; however, it is nice to see some sunshine coming your way! :cool2:

Emilyswish
02-02-2011, 09:19 AM
WOWzers! That was an excellent mail day! She is just too cute! :cool1:

Redwavess
02-02-2011, 09:21 PM
WOW!!! I love everything that Mallory got!!! The people involved in the Big Give are very special people.... I love the pic of her face when she is opening the package & her mouth is dropping open..... LOVE IT!!!!!!

Yes, I agree!! The BIG GIVERS are AWESOME!! :thumbsup2 :worship: :yay:

popcorn::

Thanks for stopping in!! :thumbsup2

No biggie!!! I wasn't bothered, just wanted Nicole to not be left out. She did do a GREAT job on that shirt!!!:love: Can't wait to see all this beauty ON!!!!!:banana::banana::banana:

Okay I think I have it right now!! :rotfl: I'm glad you pointed it !! Thanks again!!! We appreciate all you did for us!! :worship:

What fun! What great Gig Gives... thanks for posting the photos....it's fun to watcvh Mallory's expressions!

Thanks for stopping by again!! Glad to know that you are enjoying the pictures!! WE can't believe all the Mickey Mail!! We have been blessed!! :wizard:

What an amazing and wonderful time you are all having at your house. :woohoo::yay: I know it doesn't make up for all you have been through; however, it is nice to see some sunshine coming your way! :cool2:

Thanks that is SO sweet!! Yes our house has been full of magic!! :wizard:

WOWzers! That was an excellent mail day! She is just too cute! :cool1:

It was a great mail day and so was today!! I'll be posting the latest Mickey Mail in just a couple of minutes!! :yay:

blessedmom4
02-02-2011, 09:56 PM
It was a great mail day and so was today!! I'll be posting the latest Mickey Mail in just a couple of minutes!! :yay:

I can't wait!!!! popcorn:: popcorn::popcorn::

mommy2mrb
02-02-2011, 10:00 PM
popcorn::popcorn:: I'm waiting too.................

Redwavess
02-02-2011, 10:14 PM
Hi,

I hope this post finds you and your family doing GREAT!!

Well, this is just amazing!! Once again we got a bunch of BIG GIVES!! Words alone can not express how grateful we are for all of you BIG GIVERS!!!!! You just have hearts of GOLD!! Your kindness has made this trip extra special!! :love:

Here we go!!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGive4Packages.jpg

Opening up... What will it be?!?
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsOpening.jpg

Michael steps in because this is a WHOLE FAMILY Big Give!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsUnWrapping.jpg

Here they are posing with their new shirts.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsMalandMike.jpg

A close-up of the new shirts!! They are Make A Wish shirts!! Hooray!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Nancy D. and Family!! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shirts!! Mine and Mallory's match and Jason's and Michael's match!! The girls got Minnie font and the boys got Mickey font!! They are just adorable!! Everybody was excited about them, and Michael wanted to wear his to school tomorrow!! Thanks SO much Nancy D. and Family!! You guys are AWESOME!!

Up next... Package 2!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitOpening.jpg

These gives were wrapped in cute Mickey paper!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitUnwrapping.jpg

Adorable Bumble and Clarice pants!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitOhhpants.jpg

These pants had Rudolph embroidered on the trim!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitpantsclose-up.jpg

The cutest Rudolph shirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitshirt.jpg

And toys and an activity book also!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfittoy.jpg

A close-up of this Big Give!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitClose-up.jpg

Wendy sent us this AMAZING Big Give!! And we can not wait to wear it to the GKTW Christmas Party!! Mallory was so happy to see Rudolph make another appearance, we heard Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer again!! :lmao:Wendy even sent Mallory some cute Rudolph toys and fun activity books for the plane!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Wendy for all you do!! You are a WONDERFUL person!!

On to the third package!!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressMickeyMail.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressopening.jpg

A new outfit!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressOhhOutfit.jpg

A bag for mom!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressbag.jpg

And an ADORABLE Dumbo (Mallory's favorite ride) dress!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDress.jpg

And a bow to match!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-upBow.jpg

A close-up of the outfit
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-upShirtandPants.jpg

A close-up of the dress
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-up.jpg

The last package was sent by Tom (PrincessLeighsDaddy)!! His daughter even helped out by picking the colors for the outfits!! They both did an AMAZING job!! The dress is beautiful and the outfit is adorable. The pants are super cute with ruffles on the trim. And I even got a Dumbo bag to match Mallory!! How thoughtful is that!!! We love everything!!!! Thanks so much Tom!! We appreciate all the time and effort you spent on our behalf!!



Thanks SO much for stopping by and checking in on us!!

Talk to you soon!!

Redwavess
02-02-2011, 10:21 PM
I can't wait!!!! popcorn:: popcorn::popcorn::

popcorn::popcorn:: I'm waiting too.................

The wait IS over!! :lmao:

blessedmom4
02-02-2011, 10:24 PM
I am simply STUNNED by the creativity, to be that talented...what a treat and gift! I LOVE :love: the shirts and all of the goodies, how creative and talented they all are. LOVING :lovestruc the Christmas outfit, Wendy is so incredibly talented and I love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer! One of my faves!! What an amazing gift and how appropriate! I love EVERYTHING; however, I confess Dumbo is my favorite of all...How WONDERFUL!!! Congrats on it all! Your children are so precious and SO deserving! :goodvibes

PrincessLeighsDaddy
02-02-2011, 10:35 PM
So glad that you received everything o.k! Mallory can wear that dress over the pants and the peasant top. Then, if she gets warm, or just wants to run around without the dress you can pop it in your bag or backpack!:thumbsup2

Love the expressions on the kids faces as they open their gifts!
Have a wonderful time!

billwendy
02-02-2011, 10:49 PM
AWESOME DAY!!

BUT!!!

I NEED TO SEE THEM MODELED!!!!!!!!!!:rotfl:

mommy2mrb
02-02-2011, 11:11 PM
Those are ADORABLE!!!!!! WOW,some very talented folks :worship::worship:I can barely sew on a button.

Wendy is right, we do need to see these outfits modeled.....

brookerene
02-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Hi,

I hope this post finds you and your family doing GREAT!!

Well, this is just amazing!! Once again we got a bunch of BIG GIVES!! Words alone can not express how grateful we are for all of you BIG GIVERS!!!!! You just have hearts of GOLD!! Your kindness has made this trip extra special!! :love:

Here we go!!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGive4Packages.jpg

Opening up... What will it be?!?
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsOpening.jpg

Michael steps in because this is a WHOLE FAMILY Big Give!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsUnWrapping.jpg

Here they are posing with their new shirts.
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsMalandMike.jpg

A close-up of the new shirts!! They are Make A Wish shirts!! Hooray!!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveMakeaWishShirtsClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Nancy D. and Family!! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these shirts!! Mine and Mallory's match and Jason's and Michael's match!! The girls got Minnie font and the boys got Mickey font!! They are just adorable!! Everybody was excited about them, and Michael wanted to wear his to school tomorrow!! Thanks SO much Nancy D. and Family!! You guys are AWESOME!!

Up next... Package 2!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitOpening.jpg

These gives were wrapped in cute Mickey paper!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess
/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitUnwrapping.jpg

Adorable Bumble and Clarice pants!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitOhhpants.jpg

These pants had Rudolph embroidered on the trim!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitpantsclose-up.jpg

The cutest Rudolph shirt!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitshirt.jpg

And toys and an activity book also!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfittoy.jpg

A close-up of this Big Give!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveRodolphOutfitClose-up.jpg

Wendy sent us this AMAZING Big Give!! And we can not wait to wear it to the GKTW Christmas Party!! Mallory was so happy to see Rudolph make another appearance, we heard Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer again!! :lmao:Wendy even sent Mallory some cute Rudolph toys and fun activity books for the plane!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Wendy for all you do!! You are a WONDERFUL person!!

On to the third package!!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressMickeyMail.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressopening.jpg

A new outfit!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressOhhOutfit.jpg

A bag for mom!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressbag.jpg

And an ADORABLE Dumbo (Mallory's favorite ride) dress!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDress.jpg

And a bow to match!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-upBow.jpg

A close-up of the outfit
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-upShirtandPants.jpg

A close-up of the dress
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGiveDumboDressClose-up.jpg

The last package was sent by Tom (PrincessLeighsDaddy)!! His daughter even helped out by picking the colors for the outfits!! They both did an AMAZING job!! The dress is beautiful and the outfit is adorable. The pants are super cute with ruffles on the trim. And I even got a Dumbo bag to match Mallory!! How thoughtful is that!!! We love everything!!!! Thanks so much Tom!! We appreciate all the time and effort you spent on our behalf!!



Thanks SO much for stopping by and checking in on us!!

Talk to you soon!!

OH girl..girl...girl.... I think that these Big Gives are awesome...I love the Rudolph themed clothes and if I would have had that Dumbo dress as a little girl I would have been in seventh heaven! Actually I wouldn't mind having one now! LOL! Wow...that's all I can really say:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

ms_mckenna
02-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Love all the new gives! Wendy I never saw that trim on the pants before that is awesome!

smileycrissy
02-03-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi,

I hope this post finds you and your family doing GREAT!!

Well, this is just amazing!! Once again we got a bunch of BIG GIVES!! Words alone can not express how grateful we are for all of you BIG GIVERS!!!!! You just have hearts of GOLD!! Your kindness has made this trip extra special!! :love:

Here we go!!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory13thBigGive4Packages.jpg


OK, this may be my new favorite picture of her! How adorable does she look there!!! :):lovestruc

cogero
02-03-2011, 12:05 PM
what totally fabulous outfits and gives.

Redwavess
02-03-2011, 10:10 PM
I am simply STUNNED by the creativity, to be that talented...what a treat and gift! I LOVE :love: the shirts and all of the goodies, how creative and talented they all are. LOVING :lovestruc the Christmas outfit, Wendy is so incredibly talented and I love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer! One of my faves!! What an amazing gift and how appropriate! I love EVERYTHING; however, I confess Dumbo is my favorite of all...How WONDERFUL!!! Congrats on it all! Your children are so precious and SO deserving! :goodvibes

I agree we LOVED everything!! So amazing!! The talent is just remarkable. Both DH and I are in AWWWW!!

OH girl..girl...girl.... I think that these Big Gives are awesome...I love the Rudolph themed clothes and if I would have had that Dumbo dress as a little girl I would have been in seventh heaven! Actually I wouldn't mind having one now! LOL! Wow...that's all I can really say:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

I must say I agree!! This was a special BIG GIVE for sure!! I'm not sure it comes through in the pictures but the white fabric on the Dumbo dress has cute little circles all through and of course the ruffles are just amazing!! The Rudolph outfit was AWESOME and just perfect!!

Love all the new gives! Wendy I never saw that trim on the pants before that is awesome!

Me too!! That trim is just amazing!! She is going to be the best dressed girl in the park.

OK, this may be my new favorite picture of her! How adorable does she look there!!! :):lovestruc

Aww thanks!! I have some more pictures and Gives to share, coming right up!! :rotfl:

what totally fabulous outfits and gives.

I agree!! We are loving all her new outfits!! :love:

Redwavess
02-03-2011, 10:13 PM
So glad that you received everything o.k! Mallory can wear that dress over the pants and the peasant top. Then, if she gets warm, or just wants to run around without the dress you can pop it in your bag or backpack!:thumbsup2

Love the expressions on the kids faces as they open their gifts!
Have a wonderful time!

Thanks for stopping in and thanks so much for the adorable outfit!! That is SO neat that you matched it to her favorite ride!! Oh and thanks for pointing out that the outfit can be worn under the dress!! What a great idea and great use for the bag!! We tried it today and it looked great. I'm going to post pictures soon!! :)

Thanks again SO much!! :worship:

Redwavess
02-03-2011, 10:19 PM
Those are ADORABLE!!!!!! WOW,some very talented folks :worship::worship:I can barely sew on a button.

Wendy is right, we do need to see these outfits modeled.....

I'm with you!! I can't even so a button on!! Well maybe if I needed to, to save my life!! :rotfl:

AWESOME DAY!!

BUT!!!

I NEED TO SEE THEM MODELED!!!!!!!!!!:rotfl:

OKAY BY REQUEST!! :lmao:

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit4.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonRudolphOutfit.jpg

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE MODELING SHOW!! popcorn:: ;)

mommy2mrb
02-03-2011, 10:22 PM
okay, can she be any cuter!!! they look even better on! got to say the Dumbo dress is ADORABLE! love all of them though!

blessedmom4
02-03-2011, 10:35 PM
Mallory is simply STUNNING! I am more in love with her and those outfits than ever!!! She looks so much like my niece when she was younger, so precious!

Redwavess
02-03-2011, 11:17 PM
Hiya Folks!!

Once again we had a Big Day of Big Gives!! :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

Opening the package
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeOpening.jpg

It's full of lots of goodies!! First, out she grabs an umbrella!! She is super excited to have her own umbrella!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUmbrella.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUmbrellaOpening.jpg

Princess towels, including a cool hooded towel!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeTowel.jpg

And Princess underwear!! Mallory has an underwear obsession!! She loves to pick out and show off her special underwear to Mom!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUnderwear.jpg

A close-up of all the goodies!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Mallory's Aunt Lisa and Uncle Joe!! They have been following along the Big Give and wanted to join in on the fun!! :dance3: The package also included a cute Princess bathing suit and little wrap. The swimsuit even had one of Mallory's favorite Princess!! And a rain jacket just in case we encounter rain on our trip! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Lisa and Joe!!! :worship:

On to the next package!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookOpening.jpg

This Big Give was an AMAZING activity book!! It is full of Mallory's favorites, such as Sponge Bob, Rudolph, Ariel, and Snow White!! :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookOh.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBooksmilingwith.jpg

Here is all the goodies in this package!! Mallory was so excited to get another Rudolph toy!! The Rudolph madness continues!! :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookcloseup.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Allison (Tebi73)!! Thank you SO much!! You did a SUPER job on the activity book!! It will surely keep Mallory entertained for hours on the plane. She also loved the markers and of course the Rudolph activity book and toy!! She was in kid heaven when she saw the Rudolph toys!! It was so kind of you to send us these goodies!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

On to the final package!!

What can it be????
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickey.jpg

Tie-dye Mickey shirts!! How cool!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickey2.jpg

And flip flops for mom and Mallory. Plus a bow!! :woohoo: :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyFlipFlops.jpg

The most adorable flip flops EVER!! And a SUPER cute bow!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyFlipFlopsClose-up.jpg

Tie-Dye Mickey shirts for the WHOLE family!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyClose-up.jpg

This WONDERFUL Big Give was sent to us by The Wilson Family (MagicMomma)!! I have to say that I could not stop saying, oh my gosh!! These shirts are just AWESOME!! The shirt is my favorite style with the V neck and the tie-dye is beautiful!! They are even matched to our favorite colors!!! :dance3: And matching flip flops are the best. Plus a beautiful bow!! You have really out done yourselves!! WE love this BIG GIVE!! Thank you hardly seems like enough for sharing your time and talents with us!!!

What an amazing Big Give week this has been!! Thank you to everyone who has sent us such special packages!! And thank you everyone who is following along with the fun!!

mommy2mrb
02-04-2011, 12:09 AM
love, love, love the flip flops! but love the look of surprise on Mallory's face, she is just too precious!

The tie-dye shirts are way cool! and all her little goodies are wonderful!

VBAndrea
02-04-2011, 05:20 AM
I'm with you!! I can't even so a button on!! Well maybe if I needed to, to save my life!! :rotfl:



OKAY BY REQUEST!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit4.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonDumboOutfit3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/MalloryTryingonRudolphOutfit.jpg

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE MODELING SHOW!!

Hiya Folks!!

Once again we had a Big Day of Big Gives!!

Opening the package
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeOpening.jpg

It's full of lots of goodies!! First, out she grabs an umbrella!! She is super excited to have her own umbrella!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUmbrella.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUmbrellaOpening.jpg

Princess towels, including a cool hooded towel!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeTowel.jpg

And Princess underwear!! Mallory has an underwear obsession!! She loves to pick out and show off her special underwear to Mom!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeUnderwear.jpg

A close-up of all the goodies!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_Mallory14BigGiveLisaandJoeClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Mallory's Aunt Lisa and Uncle Joe!! They have been following along the Big Give and wanted to join in on the fun!! The package also included a cute Princess bathing suit and little wrap. The swimsuit even had one of Mallory's favorite Princess!! And a rain jacket just in case we encounter rain on our trip! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Lisa and Joe!!!

On to the next package!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookOpening.jpg

This Big Give was an AMAZING activity book!! It is full of Mallory's favorites, such as Sponge Bob, Rudolph, Ariel, and Snow White!! :yay:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookOh.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveActivityBooksmilingwith.jpg

Here is all the goodies in this package!! Mallory was so excited to get another Rudolph toy!! The Rudolph madness continues!! :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_Mallory14BigGiveActivityBookcloseup.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Allison (Tebi73)!! Thank you SO much!! You did a SUPER job on the activity book!! It will surely keep Mallory entertained for hours on the plane. She also loved the markers and of course the Rudolph activity book and toy!! She was in kid heaven when she saw the Rudolph toys!! It was so kind of you to send us these goodies!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

On to the final package!!

What can it be????
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickey.jpg

Tie-dye Mickey shirts!! How cool!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickey2.jpg

And flip flops for mom and Mallory. Plus a bow!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyFlipFlops.jpg

The most adorable flip flops EVER!! And a SUPER cute bow!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyFlipFlopsClose-up.jpg

Tie-Dye Mickey shirts for the WHOLE family!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/th_Mallory14BigGiveTieDyeMickeyClose-up.jpg

This WONDERFUL Big Give was sent to us by The Wilson Family (MagicMomma)!! I have to say that I could not stop saying, oh my gosh!! These shirts are just AWESOME!! The shirt is my favorite style with the V neck and the tie-dye is beautiful!! They are even matched to our favorite colors!!! :dance3: And matching flip flops are the best. Plus a beautiful bow!! You have really out done yourselves!! WE love this BIG GIVE!! Thank you hardly seems like enough for sharing your time and talents with us!!!

What an amazing Big Give week this has been!! Thank you to everyone who has sent us such special packages!! And thank you everyone who is following along with the fun!!

Mallory looks awesome in her Dumbo outfit! And I adore her Rudolph outfit as well!

And I just love the pictures of Mallory opening her packages that arrive. They say a picture speaks a thousand words and every little bit of Mallory's excitement and enthusiam shows in her photos. You're one lucky Momma to have such a cute, sweet girl!

PrincessLeighsDaddy
02-04-2011, 08:20 AM
Mallory looks adorable in her new clothes!

Wow! Those tye-dye shirts are amazing! You guys are going to be one colorful bunch walking around Disney! LOVE IT!

billwendy
02-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Woo Hoo~ Love the pictures and the new big gives too!! We loved wearing our matching famiy tie dye shirts - they made us so easy to keep track of each other - and sooooo many people asked where we had gotten them!!!

smileycrissy
02-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Oh my gosh, she is just too precious modeling her new outfits. And they look absolutely adorable on her!!!

Redwavess
02-04-2011, 07:19 PM
okay, can she be any cuter!!! they look even better on! got to say the Dumbo dress is ADORABLE! love all of them though!

Aww!! Thanks!! We love them all too!! The detail on the Dumbo dress was AMAZING!! What a wonderful Give it is!!

Mallory is simply STUNNING! I am more in love with her and those outfits than ever!!! She looks so much like my niece when she was younger, so precious!

Thanks for your kind words!! And thanks for always checking in on us!!

love, love, love the flip flops! but love the look of surprise on Mallory's face, she is just too precious!

I know the flip flops are AWESOME!! I can't wait to wear them. I LOVE that they are matching!!

The tie-dye shirts are way cool! and all her little goodies are wonderful!

I agree!! The tie dye shirts are really a work of art!! They are just fantastic!! I can't wait to wear them!! How fun it will be to have matching shirts!! :banana::banana::banana:

Mallory looks awesome in her Dumbo outfit! And I adore her Rudolph outfit as well!

Thanks!! Thanks for checking in on us!! We agree!! Dumbo and Rudolph are just amazing!!

And I just love the pictures of Mallory opening her packages that arrive. They say a picture speaks a thousand words and every little bit of Mallory's excitement and enthusiam shows in her photos. You're one lucky Momma to have such a cute, sweet girl!

Aww thanks!! I do feel like one lucky mommy for sure!! I'm glad you enjoy the pictures!!

Mallory looks adorable in her new clothes!

Wow! Those tye-dye shirts are amazing! You guys are going to be one colorful bunch walking around Disney! LOVE IT!

She does look super cute!! Thanks again for making her such a special outfit!! :thumbsup2 :worship:

Woo Hoo~ Love the pictures and the new big gives too!! We loved wearing our matching famiy tie dye shirts - they made us so easy to keep track of each other - and sooooo many people asked where we had gotten them!!!

I agree! We all love the tie dye shirts!! They are just wonderful!! I will keep you posted on how many people ask us where to get them!! :lmao:

Oh my gosh, she is just too precious modeling her new outfits. And they look absolutely adorable on her!!!

I'm glad you like the pictures!! She sure loved modeling them!! And I love sharing them!! :love:

weluvdizne
02-04-2011, 08:20 PM
I am so glad you all like the Make A Wish shirts. I can't take credit for the design, somebody else made that, I just printed them and ironed them onto the shirts. I was really touched to hear that Michael wanted to wear his to school. What an awesome big brother!!!
Thanks for sharing pictures. You have a beautiful family!!
Have a great trip!

blessedmom4
02-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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I hope you and your wonderful family are having a MAGICAL weekend as you prepare for all of your dreams to come true!

Redwavess
02-05-2011, 11:10 PM
I am so glad you all like the Make A Wish shirts. I can't take credit for the design, somebody else made that, I just printed them and ironed them onto the shirts. I was really touched to hear that Michael wanted to wear his to school. What an awesome big brother!!!
Thanks for sharing pictures. You have a beautiful family!!
Have a great trip!

HI!! Thanks for stopping!! Yes, Michael was ready to wear his shirt the next day!! Thanks again so much!! They are very special shirts indeed!! It will be so cool to wear family matching shirts. Thank you for being so kind!! :worship:

Redwavess
02-05-2011, 11:12 PM
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I hope you and your wonderful family are having a MAGICAL weekend as you prepare for all of your dreams to come true!

Aww thanks!! I love it!! :love:

I hope you are having a great weekend too!! :yay:

Redwavess
02-05-2011, 11:41 PM
Hi!!

We have two more Big Gives to share!!

Here is the 1st..

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveopening.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveHeadinBag.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveCardGame.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveMikeWordsearch.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveMikeSmiling.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory16thBigGiveClose-up.jpg

This Big Give was sent to us by Dania. Michael and Mallory both got bags filled with stuff for the trip. They got candy, games, pens, pencils, Princess note pads and play pack, and head phones! Thank you SO much Dania! Mallory was SUPER excited about all her new stuff!! The kids will surely have plenty to do on the plane.

The 2nd Big Give was for Michael!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory17thBigGiveOpening.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory17thBigGivePackage.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory17thBigGivePackagePosingwithfigurine.jpg

Michael got a cute Goofy figurine from SmileyCrissy!! She sent Mallory PJs a couple of weeks ago and Mike's gift just got here today. Goofy is Michael's favorite character so it was a perfect gift!! Thank you!! Thank you! Thank you!! It was so SUPER nice of you!!

As you can see it was another great day in Big Giveland!! :banana::banana::banana:

tinytreasures
02-06-2011, 08:27 AM
loving all the big give pictures :lovestruc

mommy2mrb
02-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Wow, they will stay busy on the plane!! love the bags too!

Goofy is a favorite in our house....was my DH #1 which is why we called him "Goofy Man"....love the figurine!

Lots more smilies in your house.....

:dance3::dance3::dance3: your get to do the 2 week :dance3::dance3::dance3:
how cool is that!!!!! hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

jennyf2
02-06-2011, 09:23 AM
I'm a little late but all caught up!!! What a great PTR so far--your daughter is SOOOOOOOOO cute! I love the fantastic gifts your family is receiving :) Much deserved & KUDOS to everyone who has taken the time to send them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup2:banana::chee r2::yay:

Cant wait to read more-----:surfweb: Have a GREAT Sunday!

smileycrissy
02-06-2011, 07:43 PM
I'm so glad he liked the Goofy figurine. :)

Redwavess
02-07-2011, 07:19 PM
loving all the big give pictures :lovestruc

Awww!! Thanks!!! Glad to hear it!! We are loving the Big Give!!! :love:

Wow, they will stay busy on the plane!! love the bags too!

Goofy is a favorite in our house....was my DH #1 which is why we called him "Goofy Man"....love the figurine!

Lots more smilies in your house.....

:dance3::dance3::dance3: your get to do the 2 week :dance3::dance3::dance3:
how cool is that!!!!! hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

Yes they will be some busy kids on plane!! This should not only help them, but mom and dad too!! ;) Hopefully this will take care some of the are we there yet questions!! :yay:

I'm a little late but all caught up!!! What a great PTR so far--your daughter is SOOOOOOOOO cute! I love the fantastic gifts your family is receiving :) Much deserved & KUDOS to everyone who has taken the time to send them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbsup2:banana::chee r2::yay:

Cant wait to read more-----:surfweb: Have a GREAT Sunday!

Oh glad to meet you!! :) Thanks for joining us!! :banana::banana::banana:

I'm so glad he liked the Goofy figurine. :)

He LOVED it!! Thanks again!! You are such a sweetheart!! :hug:

blessedmom4
02-09-2011, 07:14 AM
http://dl3.glitter-graphics.net/pub/2690/2690943kg9a3leugt.gif (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
I LOVED this GIF, posting everywhere!

How is the Princess this morning?

Redwavess
02-09-2011, 08:19 PM
Hi all!!

Well the countdown continues and we only have 10 days to go!!! :dance3: Everybody is doing the happy dance over here!! Our MAW coordinators called and changed the date for the send off meeting on us. Now they are coming February 15th!! :wizard: So, we will have plenty of details to share then!! :yay:

As the Big Give starts to wind down I want to give another HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have been such a special part of our trip!! Thank you for sending the Big Give to our house!! It has been Magical for Mallory and all of us really!! :worship: :thumbsup2

Speaking of the Big Give we have two more gives to share with you.

First up...

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGiveClariceOpening1.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGiveClariceOpening2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGiveClariceOpening3.jpg

It's Clarice!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGiveClariceClose-up.jpg

Yeah Rudolph songs have returned to our house with this Big Give!! Mallory got Clarice, who is Rudolph's special friend!! This Clarice toy came from Build a Bear!!! Mallory was so excited to get a Build a Bear Clarice toy!! I think she has a new favorite toy!! :yay: A BIG thanks to Aimee (Emily'sWish) for this special toy!!

On to the 2nd Big Give...

First off the package was so CUTE!!

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseOpening2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseDreamWish.jpg

Opening it up...
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseOpening.jpg

She's excited about gum!! Yes her favorite!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseGumOh.jpg

A Beautiful Blanket
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseBlanket.jpg

Even a Rudolph book. I'm sure it will fast become a favorite!!! Cue Mallory singing Rudolph again!! :rolleyes1 :lmao:
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseRudolph.jpg

This Big Give was packed full of special goodies we will need for our trip!!
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/Redwavess/Mallory18thBigGivePillowCaseClose-up.jpg

This super BIG GIVE was sent to us by BalletMom!! Wow was the box packed full of goodies for our trip. Including pillow cases with their names on them (SO SUPER CUTE!!), a blanket, gum, mints, ponchos, gloves, first aid kit with a Mickey on it, hand sanitizer with Mickey holder to fasten on backpack or stroller, wipes, shout wipes, and tissues with Mickey holder. And of course the cute Rudolph book!! This was all the stuff we need but forget about. We were all excited to see all this stuff. You can imagine how nice it is to have someone else do the thinking for you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you, BalletMom!! You are AWESOME!! :yay::banana::banana::banana::yay:

Redwavess
02-09-2011, 08:22 PM
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I LOVED this GIF, posting everywhere!

How is the Princess this morning?

I Love it!! So CUTE!! Thanks for sharing your GIF's with us!!

mommy2mrb
02-09-2011, 08:27 PM
Wow, more great presents.....and you are more than welcome, bring such a big smile and seeing all the extra smiles from your beautiful Mallory is thanks enough for me!!! Can't wait to hear about your meeting with your MAW group!!

Emilyswish
02-11-2011, 07:43 AM
Yay!!! You're welcome. I was hoping that tiny package didn't get lost in the mail!! Just a little something to bring another smile to your precious little girl! :goodvibes

10 days!!!! Maybe 9 now!!! :banana:

tinytreasures
02-11-2011, 08:15 AM
love all the gifts :lovestruc

mommy2mrb
02-11-2011, 09:26 AM
:woohoo::woohoo: you get to do the single digit :dance3::dance3::dance3: