Olivia’s First Lego

Waiting for friends finishing their Dino’s Lego building

Still looking at the display

Posing for the picture

Goofy 🀣

Scared of the Lego’s friends. After touched the character she ran to me, terrified 😰😁

Not a Duplo.

Not a giant block.

It’s LEGO!!!

Initially, she wanted to buy Lego Cops (up left) because she likes the movie on Netflix. But the one she chose still too complicated and the legos would scattered all of the places.

I tried to negotiated, persuaded her to buy a small box of police theme lego instead. Her eyes wandered around, not convinced. I mentioned the price tag as well 😁, she finally agreed for the small box that way more cheaper and simpler.

But upsss… she saw the fire truck lego!!! πŸš’πŸš’πŸš’ this time, she won’t let it go, she said “pay pay pay”, “let’s go” 😰 well, considering how much she loves fire truck I cannot let her down. So yeah, as you can see her expressions after we bought the lego. She was happy to the max! πŸ˜ƒ My little girl who is not so girly like her mommy ☺️

#Oliviam #lego #usatrip2017

Ps. Happily posing for the picture and even gave mommy a very sweet and gentle kiss when being asked 🀣 #mommytakesadvantage 😜





Pick Your Own – Cherry

Last Sunday we went to Cherry Avenue Farms, to picking some cherries and it was so crowded! What I mean by crowded is CROWDED! Like more than an hundred cars on their “temporary” parking lot!

Red Dark Cherry ready to pick!

Red Dark Cherry ready to pick!

This was the second time for me to pick cherry, the first time was in Halifax and on that day, it was only us (a group of 10 people) and several people in total not more than 25 people and 5 cars!

That’s why before we enter the farm, we saw a guy standing on the road, in front of the farm to give direction to all cars that seemed wanting to go to the farm. I told my husband “Wah, this farm so professional, they even hired a parking guy” and uh oh… when our car finally entered the farm, what we saw was more parking guys and anΒ  hundreds of cars, wow… I immediately felt a bit worry, do they still have a cherry left for us to pick???

For every person enter the farm, we need to pay $4/adult. That amount will deduct to our purchase of the fruit at the end. On that day the cherry was $2.25/lbs, for every cherry you eat inside the farm is FREE. So actually it’s pretty good deal, not mention about the experienced we had after that.

This certainly new and interesting activity for my mom! She so excited to pick her own cherry and not bother to ask me, she just picked picked until I checked and uh oh, she picked the one that not ready to pick yet, so funny! She insisted that it was red enough to pick, haha until I told her, this was Red Dark kind of cherry, must pick the one that very dark red one. LOL

The farm truck brought us the the centre of the farm, where the cherry wasn’t pick yet, it ran every 10 minutes and it was convenience. Olivia enjoyed all the time we spent on the farms, she even not asking her milk when it was already the time, haha. We end up pick 5 lbs in total that cost us $11.25. So I lost $0.75, haha… because you pay when you over pick but not get change if you under pick. But it’s okay… Husband and mom ate a lot in the farm, haha.

We will return to this farm to pick another fruits. They have nectarine, plum, peach and apricots, just looking at the fruits already make me happy and excited to pick! Next 2 weeks is a good timeI guess, who’s wanna join us? πŸ™‚

Even the farm was crowded but the whole experienced was smooth because they did a great job to managed the whole process from parking to weighting the fruits. The only downside was they didn’t have a restaurant or cafe. The one in Halifax has a small restaurant that sell not only lunch type of meals also some sweets like pie and cookies even the farm way smaller than this one.

They would earn more money if they have the restaurant, people will tired after picking a fruits and at least need some cold drink or buy some fresh home baked pie contains some fruits from the farm or maybe baby customers need to rest to have their milk, haha.

Lemme help you momma!!!

Lemme help you momma!!!

Olivia is not so impressed, lol

Olivia was not so impressed in this picture, lol

Happy Baby on the farm 'train'!

Happy Baby on the farm ‘truck

Too high? Don't worry... use the stair!

Too high? Don’t worry… use the stair!

Cherry Avenue Farm

4303 Cherry Avenue,Vineland, Β Ontario,L0R 2E0

Washroom: Yes (Men & Women)

Restaurant: Not available

Parking Lot: Yes





Trip to Tobermory, ON


Bulan Mei lalu, sehabis mengikuti retreat gereja di kota Owen Sound, kami melanjutkan liburan keluarga ke Tobermory yang mana sudah separuh jalan kalo dihitung dari Toronto [Toronto – Tobermory = 4-5 jam perjalanan dengan mobil]. Sudah sering kami dengar ‘kebesaran’ nama Tobermory dari teman-teman yang sudah pernah kesana, konon tempatnya asri, masih sangat alami dan asyik buat bermain air saat musim panas tiba [Ada beberapa spot asyik bermain air di Tobermory disepanjang garis pantai/danau, tapi yang paling terkenal namanya Grotto & Indian Head Cove, dari parkir mobil kira-kira perlu 30-45 menit jalan kaki di Trail yang sedikit naik turun tapi mulus jalan tanahnya sehingga masuk kategori wheelchair accessible].

Sebenarnya agak ragu pergi kesana dengan membawa seorang anak bayi. Tapi terimakasih kepada yang namanya internet, kita bisa check dan recheck dulu, apakah memungkinkan membawa anak bayi ke cagar alam yang satu ini. Ternyata bukan saja bisa, tapi termasuk cukup mudah dan nyaman. Untuk yang ini terimakasih kepada pemerintah Kanada yang sudah sangat becus mengurus semua taman dan tempat wisatanya. Selain aman dan bersih juga nyaman untuk dikunjungi.

Adalah benar kesaksian teman-teman kami itu, bahwa spot yang mereka sebut-sebut sebagai spot asyik untuk bermain air (baca:berenang) sangat bersih lokasinya, airnya pun jernih sekali sampai terlihat dasarnya. Bulan lalu itu masih cukup dingin suhu di Tobermory yang memang letaknya lebih jauh ke Utara daripada Toronto yang sudah mulai menghangat. Jika suhu udara saja masih dingin, jangan tanya suhu airnya yang dalam musim panas terpanas pun airnya masih terasa sejuk dingin dingin empuk karena berasal dari sumber air yang sama dari danau bernama Georgian Bay, air danau ini terkenal dingin lah yau.

Si Nyokab yang saya suruh nyobain dinginnya air Georgian Bay sampai saat ini sangat ‘terkesan’, serasa direndam air es katanya, padahal nyobanya cuma sebentar, cuma buat foto aja. Kalo lebih lama lagi, bisa-bisa beku katanya. Sorry ya Mom, hihihi Menurut Nyokab, tempatnya bagus sekali, belum pernah dia melihat air sebening itu, tp begitu ditanya bagusan mana Indian Head Cove ini sama Bali (Tanah Lot – agak mirip pemandangannya) dijawab, sama. Tetap dong sebagai orang Indonesia kita kudu kagum dan sayang sama alam kita sendiri, hehehe.

Boleh nih kalo Olivia sudah lebih gede, musim panas tahun depan itu artinya dia kira-kira akan berumur 1 1/2 tahun, harusnya sudah bisa jalan, bakal seru banget bawa dia jalan kemana-mana, khususnya alam ria di Kanada sini.

 

YuTan