Sunday, July 18, 2010

Our Time In Muskoka

We've been home for a few hours and I'm exhausted. I definately need a vacation after my vacation, anyone else ever feel that way when you come home from a vacation with children? It was both awesome and difficult at times. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with my family and was really sad not to have Ruby with us. I wrote to her in my journal everyday and that helped to have it feel like she was with us.

So.... are you ready for A LOT of pictures. There are just some of the highlights, between my father in law and I, we took .... oh.... around 300 pictures. hehe

These are my TOP 3 of the ones that I took:

This is the view from the balcony at the suite, how gorgeous is this sunset?

And here are some pics of our time there. I don't feel like putting a ton of captions, so here y'all go:

Look at how long Melody's legs are, this kid is 9 and 4'7", she's totally going to tower over me in a few years.

These two young ladies worked at the rec centre and Melody adored the two of them. They were fantastic with the children and Melody was so happy to go down everyday to see them and find out what was going to happen thanks to how kind and friendly they were.

On Saturday evening they had the Muskoka Wildlife Center and family park come in to have an informative show about some of the animals in Ontario. These are animals who have been born into captivity and wouldn't survive, have had accidents, abandoned, etc. It's a great place for families to go and see animals native to Ontario.

Thes was a baby lynx:

A wood turtle:

A gray wolf named Eve who was SO sweet!!! Look at that paw and she's only a few months old!!

A great horned owl:

A sweet beaver, he was very friendly and the kids got to pet him after the show was over.

These pictures are from when we said goodbye to Ruby this morning. We were pleased to see that her flowers had made it through the winter. We got her a few extra things to make her grave adorable and sweet. We miss our Roo Roo so much and this is really all we can do for her now. Please keep us in your prayers as the summer continues.

More pictures:

Aizen was tuckered out from his long week and fell asleep in the car! awwwww

Thanks for looking and seeing our vacation. And yes mom, you'll get the rest of the pictures when I see you next!!!


Shauna said...

OH my....that profile pic of Melody is beautiful!!!! And that, wow!
Aizen is growing up way too fast!! Thanks for posting the pics!
I miss you girl!
Praying for you girl! Love ya!!!!

Naomi said...

Melody is so pretty! and when did she grow up?!?
I cried looking at the pictures of you guys by Ruby's grave. I love that she's with Jesus, but I hate that she's not with you :(
and Aizen...he's so cute!!

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful family you are part of!
My daughter is ready to move to Ontario to volunteer at that wildlife park. ;)
Kate (aka Zola)