Our first stop on the way down was at a park for a picnic lunch. We love to picnic. The girls had a fun time on the playground and were able to burn off some steam before we continued on to TO.
When we got to the city we headed right downtown so we could figure out where we would be going. I am not a big city girl. I think it is crazy how many people are packed in to such a small space. I was thankful that Dennis was driving so that I was freed up to notice all the nasty steam escaping from the grates in the streets and the buses that were barrelling down on us.
After driving downtown we headed to our hotel. We went down to the pool right away.
The girls are so funny in the water. Squeaky is the only one who has had any swimming lessons. She does pretty well in the water but we have to watch her since she feels too confident for her own good. She really is just a sack of bones that would sink to the bottom in no time if she wasn't being held up by us.
Button has a natural buoyancy and takes to the water like a fish. She is like a little barrel. Her bottom floats to the top first, then her tummy, then her bottom again- round and round she goes, giggling the whole time.
Winnie hasn't been in the water very often. At first she was scared, but she soon started to enjoy it. Her favorite thing was to scoop up the water in her mouth and drink it. I kept telling her that was gross. She kept right on scooping it in saying, "Yum, Uky! Yum, Uky!" as if "Uky" was the name of the water. I don't think she gets it. She also had a couple of face plants while she was sitting on the steps that scared her (and us) a little bit. After that we mainly kept her in our arms and made one of the other girls wait their turn on the steps.
After we put the girls down for the night I went back down by myself to get in the hot tub. Ahhh. Love that.
We had been praying about these appointments at the embassy for a long time and I was very nervous. It turned out that we had a very nice lady helping us and everything went fine. The girls kept saying, "Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!" And Button brought out her standard reminder, "We need Jesus all the time, Mommy." :)