We’ve had such a nice day. Lunch with friends at a hot dog place. “Mustard’s Last Stand”! Great name. Then Ben & Jerry’s. It was a nice time with them (our friends – although we did enjoy Ben and Jerry as well!).
Then I got to go knit for a couple of hours with my friend. Also great. Chai Latte at Starbucks and lots of knitting and talking about knitting. She also gave me the yarn to test knit a pattern for her. I’ve always wanted to be a “test knitter”! I am going to be making the cutest hat. Here’s the yarn! (Cascade 128 – I’ve been wanting to try this yarn out!) I can’t wait to show the progress on this neat hat. She’s started an etsy shop – check it out! (She’s planning to put this pattern up for sale too after she gets it finished up.)
We also got Davey a couple of new games. We played some Chutes and Ladders. He enjoyed the first game that we all played, but then on the second: “Daddy, I’m bored”. So they switched to Ants in the Pants. A very fun game!
Finally, I made salads tonight for supper. I love to marinate chicken in olive oil, lemon and garlic. It’s so good and great on a salad. (Don’t forget the feta cheese and avocado! Oh and to cook the chicken. I just cooked it on the stove in a little olive oil.) Anyway, Davey was on his chair watching me chop. Either David or I said, “Davey try some of those cucumbers and red bell peppers!” (Never actually considering he might do it.) I was chopping them up, and he was scooting them around. He casually started eating some cucumbers and then he tried the bell peppers. He actually chewed and swallowed some of them. (He did spit some out after some chewing. That’s ok, I figure he did get a little bit of nutrition from them.) David and I watched avidly. We were enthralled. We were surprised. We were agog.
That kid always surprises us. 🙂
For the record, Ants in the Pants is impossibly difficult. It takes roughly, 20 attempts to make one ant land in the pants. Very poor rate of return.
Ben and Jerry used to be my boyfriends. We were very close.
Thanks for the Etsy shout-out. You are a sweetie. And yes, Ants IS impossible!
How cool that Davey tried the bell peppers–my almost 18 year old HATES them and would pick them out of her food with tweezers if she could.
Thanks for a fun afternoon. Let’s do it again soon!
My daughter loved a game called Elefun — the “elephant” (has a fan inside) and blows butterflies that you get to catch with little nets. Another one that was worth every (pricey) penny was a game called Hullabaloo from Cariboo games — it’s a console and a set of little plastic mats that you spread out on the floor. The voice/music from the console direct the kids in moving around from one mat to the next. There is no strategy at all and it was fun for years.