Monday, June 11, 2007

What a wonderful day!

One thing about going through chemo... you are VERY grateful for a day that arrives where you are feeling good and energetic, where the weather is just perfect, where you have nothing else on your plate and where your husband has no appointments. That day was Sunday. So I woke up and was determined that our family was going to do something together, outdoors, somewhere.

So we ended up at Ontario Place for the day. I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the place at first. Perhaps that comes from spending 7 days at Disney World with all the amazing stuff they have there. And Ontario Place is not really a ride place - and it is generally designed for the younger crowd. But, despite my disappointment when we first arrived, the kids had an AMAZING time! I had to drag them away from the first two "attractions" (the outdoor climbing structure and the indoor ball blaster) by convincing them there were other amazing things waiting for them! So, overall, I was happy with Ontario Place, especially when you consider the price compared to Disney!

We had told the kids we wouldn't have time for the water park and they were OK with that (but mostly, it was a concern about safety issues and Ryan).... but I did take their bathing suits, and after seeing how we could easily keep an eye on Ryan, we surprised them by letting them play in the water park. They had so much fun there and Kurtis was brave enough to go down the waterslides by himself (he just went down the one with 4+ people and merged himself in with other groups - not a shy bone in this kid's body!)

We wrapped the day up with a wonderful dinner at a good restaurant. Needless to say, we were ALL exhausted by the end of the day. (We were all still exhausted the next day too! LOL)


Especially Heather said...

Today is that day for me :)

I am so glad that you had a great time with your family!


Clare said...

Glad to hear you had a great day, Annette. I also took the kids to Ontario Place last year, and although they're older than the focus of most of it, they had a really good time. Loved the water park and the big dumping bucket.

Tara Marie said...

Oh Annette, it looks like you had a glorious day.

I have to share with you.....your thoughts about a day that was beautiful and your feeling, just made my heart I am wishing for all days to be like that for you soon. [ the weather might not cooperate, but your feeling good everyday, is my greatest wish]

I'm so glad you had this special family day together....and tell Kurtis he is a man after my own heart!

Just a little bit of something extra said...

I'm so glad you had a fabulous day.

mum2brady said...

Annette - I am soooo happy that you got to get out as a family! Ontario Place sounds sooo fun :) Glad the kids got to swim and that you were feeling well :)

Sooo happy for you :)