Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two Under Two Go to the Zoo

We "got" away last weekend. Before all the leaves have turned a new shade, Chris and I will have left the decade of our "twenties" behind. A trip to the GTA with the family would celebrate thirty for us both.

We do not have a photograph of our most memorable moment. Rylyn was whining as she had just woken from car nap. It was time for dinner. On our way home from the zoo we stopped at a restaurant called Casey's that has a gluten-free menu. We agreed Rylyn could bring her blanket in to the restaurant (something we rarely do as it is a bedtime only friend) and we would order her a chocolate milk. The decisions were made so that we could enjoy dinner rather than battle the whines (we'll save that for home).

I went off the washroom with the trailing words, "Get her a large chocolate milk, the small glasses are never enough." I came back to a supersize glass and a kid chugging milk through a straw. She drank almost all the milk in one (very long) sip. I am pretty sure the capacity of the glass exceeded her stomach. She went from being the grumpiest kid on the planet to the happiest. I will let the pictures below speak for the rest of our trip.

Didi ready to go

First stop Springridge Farm, Didi a little less excited than the first pic

Rylyn plowing the fields

On Daddy's insisting, look how happy HE is

Celebrating Beth's 30th with 80s style,
the fanny pack may be more 90s, but I love wearing it

Toronto Zoo, Addisyn and Mommy


"Sno-Cone gone."

Lion cub


"That's the spot, Daddy."

Bible Reflections:
"When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?" ~Psalm 8:3,4

-Thank you God that You are mindful of me. Of my family. And for the beauty of this Earth that reminds of us of Your greatness. Amen.


  1. Love, love, love! So happy you all had a great time!

  2. What a good job you did of telling the story of your trip. I was wondering how things went. It looks like you had a fun time. I love that Chris put Rylyn on the pony. I remember putting him on a pony at the zoo when he was a bit older than Rylyn and I enjoyed it more than he did too. I might have a picture of it somewhere. I will see if I can find it.