Cody’s Carnival

by Stephanie Weaver on July 25, 2012

Sign for Cody's CarnivalOn Sunday morning, our little nephew Cody woke up and told his parents that they should have a carnival, complete with a bouncy castle, clowns, a magic man. He wanted to invite all of his friends and sell ice cream from their little ice cream truck. As we are now in Make-A-Wish territory with Cody, it was all hands on deck to make this happen.

The Husband and I spent Sunday organizing our lives so we could get on a plane first thing Monday to be there. His cousin drove 4-1/2 hours from college to attend. Their neighbors and friends rallied the neighborhood troops to make it happen. It was a lovely, hot Texas evening.Texas flag flyingSadly, Cody did not feel well enough to sell ice cream from the truck during the party.Vintage ice cream truckThe bouncy castle was donated for as long as the family wants it.Bouncy castleCody felt well enough to bounce in it the next morning.Cody in bouncy castle

Relatives at party

More than 50 friends and family members gathered, including Cody’s mother Laura (background), Aunt Nancy and Cousin Kelly to her right.Face paintingMini cupcakesRing tossAt the end of the evening, a prayer circle and balloon release sent prayers upwards for a miracle.Balloon releaseIf you would like to help Cody’s family, you can make a donation at (Please include “Cookies for Cody” in the memo box during your PayPal checkout process.) On Friday, my online bake sale and cookbook auction begins, with all the bidding happening on Facebook.

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