|eating m&ms as a treat on Friday afternoon|
|After my haircut with a serious Benjamin|
|Charlotte in fur, in memory of Grandma Sonia, who would have been 90 on Saturday|
|Astronaut princess and Fireman Astronaut|
|Sharing ice cream at Costco. Asher's not the best sharer.|
|on my snowy run|
|"Take my picture! I see it?"|
|dessert and a fire|
|Asher with a picture of me when I was 3. I am pretty sure he's my child.|
|lazy morning snuggles|
|#1 snuggle bug|
A month or so ago, Eric and I had taken the kids out to dinner on a Saturday night, which consisted of the kids ordering food that they didn't actually want to eat; my gobbling my food so quickly I didn't even know if I liked it; and ended with Charlotte lying on her belly on the floor of the restaurant and "swimming," which led to me yelling, "Get off the floor! You are not a snake!" I then told Eric, "now I remember why we don't eat out!"
Tonight was, fortunately, completely different. Everyone sat in their own chair, and everyone ate their own food. In fact, they ate more Vietnamese food than they ate of the traditional American stuff they'd chosen at the last restaurant! We ordered wide rice noodles stir-fried with chicken and broccoli for the kids, and my mom and I shared a couple of other dishes, including a Vietnamese crepe, which was almost like an omelet stuffed with meat and some vegetables and bean sprouts. Charlotte and Benjamin tried and enjoyed it! I was thrilled! All 3 kids loved their noodle dish and the plate was empty at the end of the meal. Asher had a great idea to wrap some of the chicken from his dish up in one of the rice paper wrappers from my dish- he put in some rice as well, and ate it up. I loved watching them try new things and be inventive with how they ate it. Benjamin was also using chopsticks. I was so proud of them!
After dinner, we went next door to the Asian market so I could stock up on noodles since everyone in our family loves noodles. The kids were fascinated by the fish, produce, and meat, and then played tag in the other aisles. They were a little nuts in the car on the way home, but it was a successful evening.
|Trying Vietnamese crepe- and liking it!|
|Eating rice, chicken, and noodles.|