Monday, June 18, 2012

Oh Canada!: Part 1

Olivia and I just got back from a week long trip to Canada... We visited Toronto, Niagara Falls and a few other little towns in Ontario. 
We stayed with my wonderful friend Jen, whom I met through WTE almost 6 years ago (when we were pregnant with Olivia and Jackson). Her and her family were so amazing to us and I will be forever thankful for such a wonderful time with them. 
I'll talk about my trip in several posts because it seems that we did so much that I simply can't summarize it in just one post. 

First, here's a picture of Jen's backyard, which was like heaven for Olivia.. She really enjoyed playing in the swing set and just running around...


... on day 1 we went to Springwater Park... a local park that houses rescue wildlife animals..the scenery was beautiful and we saw some pretty neat animals, including bears, foxes, deer and owls... so much fun...


...here's a picture of Olivia and Jackson... it's hard to believe these two "met" in their mothers' bellies and soon they will be 5... they really clicked.. it was great to see them playing together..


On day 2 we went to Santa's Village in Muskoka, which is a little Christmas themed park that is great for kids.. It has cute rides and of course Santa himself is there to greet all kids... It was really fun!


 .. Olivia had a blast playing in the water and enjoying the wonderful weather...

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. here's Olivia with Santa, who was very nice and extremely entertaining....


...this was Olivia's favorite ride at the park.. she had a blast jumping up and down... so adorable...


...and here's our little souvenir picture...it doesn't get better than having Christmas in the summer! ;)


..and here are the kids again.. acting silly in their elves hats...


On day 3, we visited Martyrs' Shrine in Midland, Ontario.  It is a sanctuary for Catholic saints and martyrs. It features a beautiful church with stained glass windows and a wonderful prayer garden.  This place was just amazing.. such great energy and peaceful vibe...
We had a great time walking around the gardens and admiring the sculptures and art work..


I will continue to talk about our trip in the days to come... There are so many pictures and stories I want to share, but I don't want to bore anyone with all my anecdotes....

Happy Blogging!

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