A Journey with Love and Laughter

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Christmas in August

Merry Christmas in July!

During our last week of summer vacation we went up to the cottage and visited Santa's Village in Bracebridge. It was all kid friendly and completely accessible. My parents came with us.

There was some carnival games, winner every time

A jumping castle (I let Nick go in only when there weren't any other kids in.. it got crazy with lots of kids in it)
Katheryn loved doing flips

They had an ornament ferris wheel, so we all went up on that.
I wasn't sure how the kids would be with the height, but they were good!

There was an area to take some Nick Christmas pictures on a sleigh with presents around.
The kids weren't that interested in smiling, so we did some funny faces instead

We got to meet Santa Claus and tell him when they wanted for Christmas. They got elf hats at the same time! Nick was very excited to meet St Nick ("just like me!"), but once we got up, Katheryn didn't want to go near him and hid behind me.
They were very interested to meet Mrs Claus too!

Katheryn's favorite part was getting her face painted. She is Hello Kitty, and Nick is ... of course... Michaelangelo

We got to play some mini-putt. Nick really wanted to do this.
The course was not accessible at all, but we made it work. We tried all kinds of different ways to help Nick hit the ball. The wheelchair was too bulky, the canes were too flimsy. What worked in the end was me standing behind him, holding his hips so he could move himself around and had the space to swing the golf club.
We did all 9 holes

We also rode a train through the whole park. I think we did it 5 or 6 times. This was my mom's favorite part. We rode in the front, in the back, in the middle. The guy even let both kids sit in the drivers seat (he only let Nick do it first, and then I think realized that it wasn't fair to Katheryn and let her do it.)

While Katheryn was off doing something, Nick and I snuck away and did some gingerbread men.

Finally at the end of the day the kids wanted to go on some rides. This was Nick's favorite thing to do, the plane when up and down and around the track.

It was a fantastic day!

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