Madison was looking forward to today for a few weeks. She would ask every couple days, and then this morning when she was told today was the day….she was SUPER EXCITED! Madison went to the zoo with her buddy Tiffany! Madison’s school is exceptional due to the amazing volunteers that work 1:1 with each child. Tiffany was Madison’s Wednesday volunteer. Mommy and Daddy saw very quickly at the beginning of the school year the special friendship between the two and Wednesday’s quickly became Madison’s favourite day at school. At the end of the school year Madison was sad to learn that she wouldn’t see Tiffany for a few months so everyone exchanged info and made plans to meet up a few times over the summer.
Madison met Tiffany this afternoon at the globe at the front of the zoo. When she saw Tiffany she was so happy and excited. She said hello and then told Tiffany right away what she wanted to see. Mommy left the two of them and off they went.
Tiffany was kind enough to take pictures of their day together. They went to see all of Madison’s favourites: the monkeys, giraffes and zebras. She spent the longest time watching the gorillas. She didn’t want to leave – they were her favourite!
They also saw a really big peacock on their adventure. She really liked it but it scared her when it got close.
They also got some delicious ice cream and played at the splash pad. Mommy & Daddy were thrilled to hear that she used her walker at different points and used it in the splash pad to check everything out. She was so brave!
Madison has been showing an interest in taking her own pictures lately. She used Tiffany’s camera to take a few shots. She did pretty well!
At the end of their visit they went to the carousel for a ride and then it was time to head home. Thank you Tiffany for everything today – Madison had a wonderful afternoon!