Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An Exciting, Electrifying Weekend Coming Up

One of the reasons that Julianne rushed to go to Hungary and come right back is that we have a very special weekend coming up.  For a while now, we’ve been working with the Connecticut Chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation to plan something for Isabella.  For those not aware, the Make-A-Wish foundation grants all sorts of wishes to children suffering from life-threatening diseases.

Due to her communication problems, it’s been difficult trying to determine what kind of wish we could grant.  We wanted to grant her something that we normally wouldn’t be able to provide her.  So while some kids take a trip somewhere, that’s something that we’d be able to provide.  We wanted to use the Make-A-Wish foundation to give her something truly special that would be beyond our means.  One of her wishes was to meet Taylor Swift, but her people said that she wouldn’t be available for several months.  One day, while Isabella was sitting and watching TV, we came up with the idea to meet the characters of one of her favorite shows, The Electric Company.

Now for those our age, you probably remember watching The Electric Company, and if you don’t have kids, you may not realize that they recently remade the show with a fresh cast and theme.  All of our kids love watching the show, so it was a natural fit for everyone.

So for this weekend, the Make-A-Wish crew planned out a super special weekend for us.  First, a stretch limo will be picking up our family at our house and driving us into New York City where we will have lunch with three of Isabella’s favorite cast members.  We’ll be eating at Max Brenner restaurant, a restaurant that specializes in chocolate (how perfect is that?).  They also provided some spending money for the kids to spend at Dylan’s Candy Shop, or anywhere else that we’d like the driver to take us!  While in the city, we may do a horse carriage ride through Central Park or some other touristy thing.  Anyone have any suggestions?

We’re all pretty excited, especially Isabella.  Here’s a picture of her with a custom Electric Company cake that the volunteers brought over to our house.


Also, here’s the intro song to The Electric Company and you can see they’ve totally modernized it!


  1. Wow! How awesome is that!!! My kids are 18 & 14 so I didn't realize they brought the show back. Used to be 1 of my favorite shows when I was little. Good old Morgan Freeman! Lol

  2. If you're going to be on the horse and carriage ride, you'll be right near FAO!!! Helicopter tour around the Statue of LIberty? Tea for princesses at the Plaza... Of course Serendipity! Mary Poppins it playing on Broadway....

  3. I hope you all have a beautiful day!!! here's to praying and wishing and hoping for Isabella that it is GREAT!!!
    Pat Postiglione

  4. Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience of being treated like a millionaire. Take lots of pictures so we can share also the experience. God bless you all

  5. How about a ferris wheel ride at Toys R Us? Or the M&M store?

    Here's to a beautiful day for you all and hopes and prayers that the medicine makes a difference. Keep fighting Isabella!

    And thank God for Julianne's medical back ground! All you have been through and she is still smiling at the airport.


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