The day before my surgery I was very tense, and needed out of the house. We decided that we would go for a picnic and head to Tynehead Regional Park. We’d done this once before at Thanksgiving, so we were about due to go back. With the idea in our heads, and no food to make up for a picnic we rushed out to get our favourite Indian food, and cupcakes to take with us. Dinner to go, and no dishes that needed to be done after, perfect!
If you have never gone out to Tynehead you really should. If you live on the other side of the Portman Bridge, it is not far over on this side, and it’s right near the freeway exit and entrance. Wear your walking shoes, pack the stroller, or if your kiddos have strider bikes there are some perfect trails for that too! It just depends on which entrance to Tynehead you go to.
We set up our little picnic at one of the benches near the Tynehead Hatchery entrance. In the evening it’s perfect because there are several benches in the shade, but they also get sunlight. There are often airplanes that are travel over head, so if someone in your family loves planes this is a perfect place to spot some. Getting out, and spending time with my little family was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits the evening before my surgery. Evie is in this silly phase right now where she will only eat food if she gets to dip it in something, or we pretend to dip it for her. Do that, and she will down all of the food on her plate. The good thing too about Indian food is that there is so much flavour to the food that she loves it. Go figure, because it is what I craved on a regular basis while pregnant with her. The highlight of the night for her though was getting to try some cupcake. We picked up some from Happycakes. At her first birthday she didn’t really touch her cake, this time things were different. She was asking “please more” before she was even done eating the little piece she had.
We had to cut our time out a bit short because it was Evie’s bedtime. I’d hoped to go for a walk, but it is just not worth it to risk staying out late and pushing bedtime back. We packed up, and Evie helped take the garbage to the garbage can. We will definitely be going back soon to enjoy a nice long walk around the park. This little picnic has me thinking of fall, and looking forward to crisp cool evening walks. Add in a pumpkin spice latte and I will be a very happy lady.