Well, back to work after my two week Christmas break/hiatus; playing with the little one, driving for the first time solo with her, visits with family and friends, and an all around amazing time. It is a shame I have to go back, but reality calls and I like to be able to afford pretty and fun things.
December 21st was a great day for our family. We decided to have a day exploding with excitement. Which, of course, began with a Waterloo Siskins game (which they won 6-3). It was so fun watching our little one get into the atmosphere of the arena. We ate popcorn and drank a slushie, we walked around the arena a few times, we checked out what was going on, and we people watched. She wanted to go down to the glass and watch the action up close. This girl only knows one sport and that is hockey, every other sport she sees is "hockey" according to her. It's adorable! We are planning to visit a few more games throughout the season, and maybe a Golden Hawks game here or there.
When the final whistle blew and the Siskins had celebrated, we decided to head out for dinner. It was a hard choice and we went through a few options. We wanted something fun, that we could take our little one too, but wasn't so run-of-the-mill. We settled on The Works. My husband got a burger with a lot of cheese, Malibu Meltdown with a beef burger: onion ring, beechhouse sauce, havarti, gouda and brie. I ordered the delicious Son of a Beech with a turkey burger: avocado, beechhouse sauce, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese. It was all delicious, we each tried a bit of the other. Our little one shared a bit of each of ours, as well as having the cucumbers and celery I got on the side. What a great side dish, easily shared with kids, and cucumbers were the one thing she asked to eat.
After eating our fill at The Works, and watching the little one stir our drinks in glass beakers, we headed to the park to finally check out the Wonders of Winter display. This is a yearly tradition, that started when my husband and I first started dating. We grab a hot beverage, and maybe my favourite cookie (ginger molasses from Starbucks) and head to Waterloo Park. Our little one has loved it the last two years, eyes sparkling with the shine of the lights. This year she ran through, around, and touched many of the displays. She had a few favourites, and didn't even mind that it was so cold that night. Half of the time she was bundled into a stroller and the other half she wanted to run around and see everything she could. This is a great event for kids, and I encourage everyone to go and check it out. A great way to get out of the house, walk around, and enjoy winter for once. It's only on from mid-December until New Year's, so it's a limited experience. Our little one never wants to leave and it's a bit of a battle getting her to; however, she does love hot chocolate, so it's easy to coax her home for a movie and some hot cocoa and cookies.
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