Today William went off with Daddy to watch drag racing and go camping, so Jadzia and I had a girl's day out. I put out the APB on facebook that I was looking for a fun girl's playdate, and two of my Mommy friends responded; Zoe's Mom, Columbia, and Leyla's Mom, Cara. Zoe and Leyla are older than Jadzia, but since she thinks she's three that wasn't a problem.
Our recent aquisition of Summer Bronte Creek Passes made it the agreed upon favourite place to hang out. We planned to see the old Victorian farm house, but it was closed. We did, however, enjoy some pigs and peacocks nearby. The male peacock even spread his tail feathers for us and did a little mating dance.
After snacks it was off to the play barn (which meant driving to another section of the park). On our way to the parking lot, another Bronte visitor let us pet her dog, much to Jadzia's delight. "Buster" loved the attention and didn't want to leave all the friendly preschoolers. Nor did Jadzia want to leave the dog.
Eventually we made it to the Nature Centre near the play barn (which is hardly ever open when I go). Jadzia was delighted to watch the bees in the beehive, but backed away when I held out a cuddly stuffed larva for her to hug.
Next more pigs, goats, chickens, and finally the play barn. If I'd brought William, he would have been all over the upper level of the play barn, running, sliding, and jumping. The girls, on the other hand, seemed content to hang out with Jadzia on the slower kiddie slide. I can imagine William being jealous when he sees the pictures of his sister hanging out with his girlfriends.
By this time it was past lunch time, so we all went out to an Indian buffet restaurant for lunch. Some of the dishes were a bit too spicy, but they had lamb so I was a fan. Among other things, Jadzia scarfed down like five little dessert cakes (I don't know what they're called but they are like TimBits drenched in syrup).
I had a wonderful time. And Jadzia did too, as evidenced by her screaming as soon as she was alone in her carseat. But the tears were short lived, and she soon fell asleep. She's been dozing long enough now for me to have a shower and write this blog entry. Huzzah!