We loaded up on books and then they wanted to go for a walk. It was another scorcher, so when our walk took us near this little soft serve place, how could I resist? Such a fun spot, and very busy.
How fun is that?! They spent the rest of the evening filling it up and emptying it out, over and over. This is a great toy for Joe, i.e. old moneybags. Literally! He keeps ziplock bags of coins in his drawers and random places throughout the house. There was some confusion about how money put in the bank somehow should disappear and go magically to "the real bank," but I think I cleared it up. Although it's hard to say. Remind me to tell you about the time I explained alcohol to the kids and they somehow got that alcohol is pool water and if you drink it you will go to jail. Oh yes. Super awkward when they got to the pool and pointed at every person they passed with a beverage and said, "That guys' got alcohol. That girl's got alcohol." Erm, ahem, cough cough. Of course, mostly they were right, but it was still awkward.
For dinner I was feeling the veggie vibe and I made a pretty scrumptious stir fry with chicken and rice. Of course, I always have to over-sell veggie dishes to get the kids on board. I said, "I am loving this stir fry guys - all your favorite vegetables and a few other ones to try, chicken, soy sauce and honey (Joe likes honey)...Oh! And I made rice too!" Joe's response: "Yeah, but tomorrow Mom, can you please make something yummy for dinner?" Wah wah... And then Henry spit up on me.