Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Give Kids the World Village

Give Kids the World Village was my favorite part of our trip!  Here is a little taste of how awesome it is!

 Walking around when we first got there...getting to know our way around...

 The first night was the Pirates and Princesses party!  Sarah was transformed into a princess!  (She played along, even though she probably would have rather been a pirate.)  She had so much fun, and so did I, just watching her.  : )

Dancing, dancing with Shamu.  The girl loves music.  And she loved dancing with that "dolphin" as she calls him. : )

 Josh becoming a pirate

 Matthew's bountiful playground!

 Ice cream for breakfast!  (Free, all day every day!)

 Trash cans that talk to you.  It tells you it loves paper. : )

 Sarah inside the castle making her star.

It does go on the ceiling, but Sarah didn't have to put it there. ; )

 Getting ready to go to the pool and sprinkler pad!

 Trying to soak Dad...

 Trying to get soaked... : )

 Outside the pool area

 Cuddle time on our front porch


 One of the "trains" that would pick us up to take us where we wanted to go (Sarah loved them!)

 Family time

 Every day while we were out, "fairies" would bring in gifts.  One day we got this cool Give Kids the World version of Candy Land!

 Playing the world's biggest candy land game on the playground

 Ben got this lion at the carnival

 A few times a week, characters from the area parks would come to visit.

 Jacuzzi tub in our villa!

 Mayor Clayton, the mayor of the Village, came to tuck the kids in bed one night!

 They got the biggest kick out of that! : )

 Finding Sarah's special star on the ceiling

 One of Sarah's favorite things...the train!

 The castle had some activities for down times

 Playing around

 Inside Amberville--video games!

 One of the two restaurants was this outdoor one.  Yummy!

 Mayor Clayton's house--a playhouse to go inside!

 Amberville--lots of fun!

 She found more water!

 The other restaurant--the Gingerbread house

 Thursday night is the Christmas party!  Mrs. Clause came to say hello.

 Horseback riding!

 She got her nails and make-up done at the spa. : )

 One of the nights there was a talent show!  Josh, Ben and Sarah all sang their hearts out!

 Drinking hot cocoa at the Christmas party.  Every week, Santa comes to town!  : )


And last but not least...the carousel!  Sarah would have just stayed there all day. : )

Can you tell how wonderful Give Kids the world is??  I am so thankful we were able to spend a week there!


  1. Oh my gracious!! What an AMAZING trip of a lifetime!! Wow!!

    Every picture just tickled me so much. SO DARN FUN!!

    What a blessing from the Lord that you got to do this, Holly!

  2. How wonderful! So glad you guys had fun! We are headed to our own Disney Make a Wish soon and I wondered if I could get the contact info of the owner of that house that you rented for the second week? I would be so grateful! My email is mommyof4jays@msn.com Be blessed!

  3. What an amazing place, we haven't decided yet where Hailey wants to go on her Make A Wish but that sure looks like so much fun!!!! Hugs, Trish