Make-A-Wish threw a party for Babygirl today at a local museum. It was amazing! They decorated the room with framed photos of famous French landmarks, using Babygirl's room colors of red, black and white. They served cookies shaped and painted like French flags. They had chocolate fondue, pizza, and a three-tiered cake decorated with the Eiffel tower (a gift from a baker whose daughter was a Make-A-Wish recipient in the earliest years of the program). We all wore moustaches and berets (including Squeaker LOL) and listened to French music.
Citygirl and Babygirl, ready for France!
So we get to go to France, seven days, six nights, four people. When? We don't know. Medically she is not stable enough to take such a trip, but hopefully it will be within a year - maybe in the spring. Meanwhile they will continue to get us ready, getting passports, and letting Babygirl select an itinerary. Paris Disney? Eiffel Tower Tour? Day at the Louvre? Tour Notre Dame? Boat ride up the Seine? Wow.
The party included gifts - a French phrase book, room decor, and gift cards. They contacted Babygirl's favorite local restaurant, and they gave her a gift card. There are cards for JC Penny, Walmart, and a family pass to the museum that hosted our party. We have a LOT of thank-you cards to write!
When the time comes, we will be given a limo ride to the airport. They include a per diem so we don't have to spend any money at all. Make-A-Wish in France will meet us and act as our hosts and guides. And the limo will pick us up when we arrive home again.
There is no way to tell you how exciting it is, and how excited our Wish-granters are too! They brought in a photographer for the event, and I had to laugh - she is the nurse at our doctor's office. It was wonderful to see her there.
I was exhausted by the time I came home. Aren't naps the BEST?