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´╗┐Adventures on Public Transit

It’s 10am. The 95 bus to York mills station is surprisingly busy.  And it’s warm in here. I thought everyone is already at work by now.  Willow is very quiet – looking and observing around us. 

We’re going to Sick Kids downtown. We have an ultrasound appointment for 11am.  Hopefully we’ll make it.  On her last checkup, the substitute Doctor found her inner thigh folds asymmetrical.  Seriously, whose body is symmetrical from left to right?  Anyway, she suspected congenital hip dislocation so she just wants to be sure.   I’m hoping it’s a false alarm. 

The train ride down was great.  People were kind enough to give up their seat for me and this nice lady bedside was picking up whatever I dropped on the ground. I even nursed Willow on the train. Nobody minded. I think the sight of Willow made everyone smile. 

Anyway,it’s a nice day out at least and the sun is out.   Maybe we will go to the eaton centre after.  We’ll see.  She had an 1.41 hr nap just before we left.  She needs another long one then we’ll head home. 

So the ultrasound experience was good.  There was hardly my wait time.  Willow didn’t really mind the ultrasound procedure – just it was awkward for her to lie on her side. It was done in 10 min.  

I’m eating my lunch at the food court in the eaton centre while she naps.  This is not such a bad idea. I decided to forego bringing the stroller so it’d be more hassle free.  It’s much better not having to navigate it around crowds or needing an elevator every time there are stairs. 
Being here brings a lot of memories back. I used to work at Town Shoes and the Gap long before I went into teaching.  The mall has changed so much. The food court does not deserve to be called one anymore as it is more of an urban chic eatery.  

The selection and seating is incredible. I’d say it beats yorkdale for sure. I’m going to finish up and get myself a drink as I’m thirsty. I just cooled off from the heat walking here from sick kids. 

I’m off to do some window shopping. 

SurPride!

Another day of adventures with the kids. After breakfast, we took a stroll through the Byward Market. We stopped to buy some baby carrots and orange cherry tomatoes. A visit isn’t complete without a few sweet treats – gingerbread cookies and a cherry turnover.

We also passed by the national art gallery and saw the giant spider sculpture outside.

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While V napped, we checked out the locks in action. Z was fascinated by it.

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After Vs nap we headed out to find lunch and ended up on Bank St. at Taste Ramen. We were surprised by the delicious ramen soups they made. Good choice. And as it turned out the Capital Pride Parade was on and we got to enjoy a little of it on our way out. V loved the festivities.

And on to Zs nap after. We walked back to the Rideau Centre for some Old Navy shopping since I needed some clothes. We were able to use the additional 25% off coupon from our email, which saved us even more money!

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We came back to the hotel to rest and freshen up just before dinner. Whenever we travel we always check out the Chinatown so we had Chinese for dinner at So Good Restaurant. It was very good, indeed. We ordered a dish of chicken with cashew nuts in a peanut sauce and we love it! But unfortunately, V got cranky and wanted out of her high chair even before I was halfway through my meal.

I had to pick her up and she begged to nurse so I just did even though I didn’t have the nursing cover on. She was closing her eyes and I thought she was playing at first but she actually fell asleep! I’m fact she slept for a good 15 min and probably would’ve slept more if I hadn’t moved her. We had to leave.

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