On The Point

Words and images to capture the joy of vacation, the value of family, the chaos of kids, and the beauty of The Rock.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Monday, August 13th, 2007 - I had this much fun!

We headed off to town this morning, but in different directions. Maggie went with her uncles for a fun-filled day at Bowring Park to feed the ducks and go swimming, to the mall for a little shopping, then to MacDonald's for supper. It is safe to say that whatever Maggie wanted, Maggie got! At then end of the day she was totally wired and full of energy and excitement. All Uncle John could get out was "I so need a nap..."

Meanwhile, the boys and Dad and I explored the whole city - lunch at The Pantry first, which was scrumptious. The Pantry, incidentally, is the restaurant at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism. The Centre is built on a beautiful piece of land behind the Janeway Children's hospital, and provides programming, work, and educational opportunities for people with autism. All the profits from The Pantry go to fund the work of the Centre. So you can eat a delicious lunch and feel good doing it!

The waitress we had was especially fond of our boys and came to our table several times just to chat with them. When I went to pay our bill she said, "I hope I'm not being rude, but your boys...they have.....?" "Down Syndrome?" I suggested. "Yes, yes! That's it!" Quite a funny moment.

In addition to the library and a whole bunch of other errands, we also spent a couple of hours at Pippy Park enjoying the sun and throwing the ball around. That was a treat.

The boys had a great time...they felt so relaxed they just had to take their clothes off!


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