Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pictures, pictures and more pictures

Since Ty's most recent prognosis (and, even since way before that) I feel like we have been living in a whirlwind.  In this new reality it feels as if we are being wrapped up and driven by the amazing force that is love, prayer and hope coming from all of you who care for Ty.  We have been lucky enough to be given so many amazing experiences with our sweet little boy, I am so blessed to be able to build these memories.  If I tried to get into detail about what has taken place over the past couple of weeks, I would need hours... so instead I am saying it all with pictures. 


First, we were visited by Ty's favorite superheroes

Then, the local fire department arranged for a SPECIAL, EXCLUSIVE VISIT WITH SANTA

Ty picked out his own Christmas tree.  We cut it down at the tree farm and it couldn't be more perfect.

Ty hangs the first ornament, he chose to hang a candy cane (see it over to the right?)

We had our first snowstorm, and Aunt Debi rushed over to help Ty build a snowman, which was so special to him

Then came our amazing visit from Make a Wish, who granted us an amazing trip to Disney

Here's Ty in his new favorite hat getting ready to go!  He was very excited...

At Disney, Ty went swimming for the first time since he was diagnosed.  In the past, he has been terrified about being submerged because of his "tubies" but not this time!  He even walked with help from Daddy.

At our resort, we had ice cream for breakfast more than once.  Why not?

Ty had another personal visit from Spiderman himself - arranged by Make a Wish and Universal.  The following pictures show Ty giving Spidey a hug after getting his autograph - then Ty with a huge grin while he signed an autograph for Spiderman, who promised to show it to Hulk and hang it on his wall.


Ty only had one day where he really didn't feel well, but his pain finally subsided enough for us to rush to Animal Kingdom for a quick ride on the Safari ride - Ty took a lot of pictures (so cute!)

Of course, there were pictures with Mickey and Minnie Mouse...

And, the amazing people at Universal Studios arranged for a private meet and greet with Barney, and an escort through the park so Ty had immediate access to all the rides, the best seat for the parade and a front row ticket to the Grinchmas show (it was Ty's first experience watching the Grinch!)

Here is a great picture of Ty and Gavin after a long day, and Ty with his new Spiderman.  Now that we are home we are so tired - yet we are still buzzing with leftover excitement. 


Next - CHRISTMAS!!!  More tomorrow.  We will never lose hope!!

5 comments:

  1. Cindy, these pictures brought tears of happiness to my eyes...a beautiful family living every moment to its fullest! And the new house looks amazing! Wishing you a holiday and new year filled with love, joy, peace, warmth and of course, hope. Miss you lots in the office! XOXOXO, Juliet

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  2. Your pictures are wonderful!!! I have been waiting with baited breath for your next posting!! Thank you so much! It makes my heart so happy to see Ty so happy!! I'm wishing and praying for a miracle!!! Love you all!!!

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  3. Cindy - Thanks for the awesome pics. We are sending love and thoughts and prayers your way. Next come the cookies!

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  4. Your pictures are so heartwarming and you all look so happy together. Lenny & I anxiously await posts from you & were so elated to see such wonderful photos. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We pray daily for a miracle and send positive energy your way every day! We love you guys.

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  5. YOUR PICTURES ARE AWESOME!!!! TY LOOKS SO HAPPY.. YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYER.. LIKE ALWAYS!!!! GLAD THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT FOR TY'S TRIP. THE COLD IS BACK AGAIN... BUT AT LEAST HE HAD SOME NICE WARM WEATHER..

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