10/9/11

Carla's Make A Wish, Day 6

Friday was our last day in Florida and we decided to spend it exploring Give Kids The World.  


We got up, had some breakfast in the Gingerbread house and then afterwards walked around a bit.  

 Carla sat down at the mushroom and wanted her picture taken (she has gotten way better at posing for pictures since being here).
 Then we walked over to the fountain, and she wanted her picture taken here...
 Then over to the giant, chocolate covered strawberry...

After that, we went to the museum to learn more about the place we were staying at.  So touching.  A man named Henri Landwirth, a Holocaust survivor, started Give Kids The World.  I also bought his book and started reading it on the plane.  It tells of his life as a little boy, surviving Nazis Germany, concentration camps, death camps, the end of the war and then coming to America and eventually founding Give Kids The World.  

After the museum, we went to the Castle of Miracles, so that Carla could give them her star. The star fairy will place it on the ceiling, where it will remain until the end of time...
 Here she is going through the whole process...

 Look at all those stars....Carla's will be up there now too!

 Then we went over to the wishing tree and Carla got her wishing pillow...

 Cody got one too...
 After playing in the Castle of Miracles for a while we went back to the villa and saw the albino squirrel.


 Then we went and got banana splits at the Ice Cream Palace.
 Carla's First Banana Split ever.... then

We went to the Amberville Train Station to play some games.




 We saw Carla's imagination grow so much while on this trip.  It was neat to watch her play and imagine.
 While we were at the Amberville Station, the rain started....
 Later that night was the Princess and Pirates party... here she is after getting her makeup done...
 with her princess certificate.
 Later the Sea World characters came....
 With Shamu...

..
 And Mayor Clayton...
 Shamu got down and danced with the kids.

At the end of the night, Carla was BEAT!!!!  We had SUCH AN AMAZING VACATION!  I am so sad to leave....  

Love, Jen

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