For Lilly's Make A Wish, she asked to go to DisneyWorld and also meet Winter the dolphin. They considered that two wishes so they granted DisneyWorld for us. Jay contacted Clearwater Marine Aquarium separately and they made a special day just for Lilly. Unfortunately, this was the morning that Lilly started to get sick. She didn't have that "sparkle" in her eyes that she normally does when talking about Winter. She was so excited to see her, but you could tell she wasn't feeling very well.
Lilly got to go out by Winter and have one-on-one time with Winter and her trainer. She still talks about how neat it was to be right by the "Real Winter." She definitely has a love for animals.
Lilly also got to meet Hope and do some tricks with her.
Lilly learned that the bellies of dolphins are really a light pink instead of white. And that they feel like a "wet marshmallow"... Slimy and soft at the same time!
Lilly got to go in Dr. Clay's office (from the movie Dolphin Tale). A videographer came in and asked her some questions and they're going to put a video together for Lilly's special day. We'll make sure to post it as soon as it is available.
Emery loves Ricky aka "Rufus" the pelican.
We liked this magnet. "If Winter can, I CAN!" Lilly knows that she can do hard things!
We are so grateful to Becca and Clearwater Marine Aquarium and all they did for Lilly. Even though she wasn't feeling well, she still talks about some of the things we did that day.
We were so close to Clearwater beach that we had to stop for just a few minutes. In fact, the boys just dropped the girls off while they went and got gas and ice and then came back for us. We really needed to get on the road and head to the hospital. Lilly had a fever. :(
Funny story: We collected some seashells while we were at the beach. We didn't have any place to put them - except for my pockets. When we got back to our hotel and I emptied my pockets, I found a hermit crab living in my pocket!! Good thing he didn't pinch me!!!