(Sorry for the lack of posting everyone. Hannah and I are still enjoying our road trip and are currently visiting her grandparents in northern Ontario. Hope to get beck to more regular posting next week. C&H)
A couple of times when I’ve visited M3 and her family we’ve spent time at Gilroy Gardens. M3’s friend Maggie joined us and we were off. I’ve always wondered what it would be like when Hannah was with me and today I found out. My baby girl did not disappoint and she had FUN!
Gilroy Gardens is an amusement park designed for children up to about 8 years old with lots of little rides for them to enjoy while wandering around beautifully landscaped paths that offer plenty of shade on hot sunny days. Today we had sun, shade, beautiful scents wafting from the gardens and…fun, fun, fun!!
Our ride adventure began as we boarded the antique cars. It was Hannah’s first ride and she thought it was great!
We enjoyed a bunch of rides including the ferris wheel,
and hot air balloons.
By now Hannah was feeling pretty confident and ready to go on some of the rides by herself. I can admit to being totally surprised at her independence and willingness to venture onto these rides by herself at just 16 months of age. Trust me, mommy made sure the seatbelt on each ride was good and tight!
By far Hannah’s favourite ride of the day were the little goldfish. She rode it 3 times in a row and then still cried when I took her off. Next time sweetie, next time.
The perfect ride to end the day was the merry-go-round.
I had imagined this day for years and it was so much better than I ever thought! Hannah has an adventurous side to her and I can tell that she’ll be lots of fun at amusement parks!
We loaded back into the van and the girls were all sleeping shortly after we left the parking lot.
It’s a good thing they napped too as any day of fun ends with ice cream/frozen yogurt! M3 found a new taste treat at a place called Yogurtland. Mmmm! We went with Maggie this evening and then called her the following night when we wanted to go a second time only to hear her snicker on the other end of the phone, admitting that she’d already been there with her mother earlier that day! If you have a Yogurtland near you it’s worth checking it out.