Pooh and Playland
Today Andrew had a couple of firsts! One was going to see the new Winnie the Pooh movie – and it was his very first movie theatre experience. He went with his Daddy and Nana. I was a little sad to miss out on his first movie experience, but I realize I do get to be there for most of the first (and second, and third…) things he does, so I suppose I can live with it! I didn’t think he’d do well at a theatre because of how dark it is and loud, but he actually loved the theatre aspect of it apparently! He did fall asleep half way through, but up to that point he was enjoying himself. They gave him a booster seat to use and it had a little cup holder on the side. James filled the cup holder with popcorn and Andrew would munch away, then when he was done he’d turn to his Daddy and say, ‘Fill it up in heeeeere!’ If you knew the way he talks you’d know how adorable it was to hear him say that! It’s so funny the way he says things, so darn cute.
Anyway, the first that I am really excited about is Andrew’s first trip to Playland!!! Also James’ first, and the first time I remember it as I hadn’t been since I was little. We decided to meet up, just the three of us, after their movie to go to Playland since the weather was…well, I wouldn’t say ‘decent’ but at least it wasn’t raining.
When the boys arrived meeting up with me, Andrew could not believe his good fortune that we were going inside! We see Playland from the bus when we go downtown and he’s always stared at it and said, ‘Andrew go here one day!’ so it seemed surreal to him that we were finally there.
I think you could easily spend a fortune at Playland, but you can also make it a relatively cheap excursion depending how you go about it. I think we splurged a little with some things, but it didn’t cost as much as I’d thought it would. Because we were with a young child, we paid $12.95 each for James and me (and Andrew was free). That got us on all the rides Andrew could go on with us, so it was perfect. If we’d wanted to do some of the crazier rides we’d have to pay more but I felt we really got the value for what we paid given all we got to do.
(We pretended to be scared, or at least I was pretending! LOL)
It started to rain just as we’d already decided it was time to go. I think we were there for probably about 3 hours, which with a 2 ½ year old I’d say is pretty darn good! I totally recommend going there, it’s a blast.
I actually got to thinking once we got home, it would be a pretty cheap thing for me to do with Andrew some day during the week if I ever felt so inclined. Not time and time again or anything, but if one day during the week we went there but brought our own snacks in with us, well it’s only $13 – that’s AWESOME when you consider how much fun it is! So who knows, there may be another trip to the fair in our near future =)
Today it felt like the perfect afternoon, I feel so happy right now.