April 24, 2011
Dexter loves the park!
Today Don and I took him in the Chariot, then went to Old Strathcona to have lunch with grandpa and my uncle.
Before meeting Big D and Little D at the park, I took Dougal around the 'hood for some exercise .
Then we met up with the boys. They were having lots of fun!
There is a whole little kids park set aside from the big kid stuff. Somehow Dexter is only interested in the big kid stuff. It's much more stressful to follow him around to ensure he doesn't fall off of the many ledges.
A neighbourhood girl, Megan, was a sweetheart and insisted on keeping Dougal company. She walked him all over the park and tried to teach him to roll over.
Then it was time to ride over to have some lunch at Buddy Wonton with the family. I always forget that's what it's called in English (I don't think it's a very good name for a restaurant) because we always refer to it in Chinese.
We like it there because it's affordable, fast, and convenient. And good too. It's not Hong Kong or Vancouver amazing, but it's good. I just went and read a bunch of the reviews on the link I provided and some of them are not kind.
I think what some people may not understand is that it's a different style of dining that Western dining. You don't always get lots of small talk and friendly smiles. To be honest, it's just very straightforward. Order. Eat. Pay. It's not finishing school, it's just a casual restaurant. I always find staff are nice to us.
I ordered a red bean drink. It's been a favourite of mine since I was a kid.
Dexter likes it too. We share.
Dad saw that they had a special Hakka chicken dish (from his specific cultural background). He was curious to see how authentic it was, so we ordered one.
And there were a few other dishes of noodles and stuff. Very casual.
Dexter played with grandpa, ate lots of stir-fried treats, enjoyed some tea, then cried a bunch when he had to go home.
Oh, the life of a toddler is so hard! Getting to take epic afternoon naps and sitting in a Chariot while your dad pulls you all over town to eat yummy foods and go to the park? Must be tough.