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!!