Annie playing putt-putt
After spending a couple days at the water park we headed to a drive through safari where you could actually feed the animals from your car window. Well, lets just say this was CRAZY! The FUN kind of crazy though! The kids had a great time here as well. After the safari we were able to get out of the car, see some animals (in cages) and the kids could do pony and camel rides. James and Grace hopped right on the pony and each took a ride. Then we went to the camel, Gracie was a bit too small for this ride but of course James hopped right on and took 2 turns (using his ticket and then Gracies). Next up was Annie! Yup, that's right, Annie rode a camel!! She loved every minute of it!
As we were driving home I reflected a bit (both girls fell asleep and James was watching a movie so it was quiet if just for a moment). I thought about all the things that we were told about Annie and her diagnosis. All the things that we were told she would never do, and I realized that they were dead wrong! We had taken a family vacation durring which Annie was able to swim, play putt-putt, feed safari animals and ride a camel! Of course these things are a bit harder for her to do and they may need to be modified a bit, but that makes it all the more special. My heart just bursts with pride when I think of all the accomplishments Annie's making despite rett syndrome! We've been told Annie would never walk or talk which at times is discouraging but mostly it just makes us work harder to defy the odds. We've been blessed with the strongest, most determined little angel!
Here's some more pics of our trip.
Gracie doing the limbo!
Gracie on the pony.
Our little entertainer!
Annie checking out the lama
James and Annie