Friday, July 8, 2011

Wonderland

Have you ever been to a place that was so spectacular it brought tears to your eyes?

A place that you could feel the love and acceptance the moment you walked through the doors?

No??

Well then, maybe you should drive down to San Antonio, Texas and spend the day at Morgan's Wonderland!

Morgan's is a park built for special needs.  It is the epitome of inclusion.  The moment you walk through the doors and get your bracelet (...super security Batman) you see a picture of hope. 





And then the fun begins! 

We were fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2011 Division for Blind Services Annual Conference this year.  And where was it held?  Yep, that's right at Morgan's Wonderland! 

Even Brandon fought back tears upon seeing all the amazing things these people thought of!  Matthew was able to swing!  He was able to swing once by himself in a seat that could have been built just for him.  Then we had the amazing experience of seeing a swing for wheelchairs.  I was one proud mommy to watch my sweet lil guy experience what I believe is an experience all children should have.



Its amazing to me how watching your child swing can change your perspective on life.  How small and minute our tiny miracle must have seemed like to anyone watching, but from the very beginning seeing Matthew swing has been a dream for us. 

And the fun and amazement did not stop there!

Along with a train ride around the park, handicap accessible of course,




We spent time at the Water Works...






The Carousel...



And the Sensory Village!

I don't even think I could tell you what was my favorite part.  It was just so magical! 

In the Sensory Village, we let Autumn go wild!!


She shopped for her own groceries :::wink:::




Matthew and Autumn both rode a horse!




We colored cars and played with tools.


And then we had a blast in the sensory room

It was awesome in the sensory room...

Whether we were catching butterflies


Jellybeans

Or worms

Even the adults had fun!

If you love someone with special needs, Morgan's Wonderland should be on the top of your to-do list!


And that was just the beginning of our wonderful family vacation!

Our next stop.....


Sea World!!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I wish we had a park like that in the NW. Super cool!!

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  2. What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing! So glad y'all got to go!

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