Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cotton Candy Ice Cream is Katie's new fav

Ryan and Kacy Rae with her baby, Austin, at Easter 2008

After church, Doug was hungry for Mexican food. We decided to go to our new favorite restaurant, Casa Fiesta. We both got the Burrito Supreme and it was so good. Katie discovered Spanish Rice and she really liked it. Doug fooled her by telling her that it was white beans. Yeah, yeah, I know. You're probably thinking we're crazy telling Katie that rice was really beans. Right? Well, she is such a picky eater that if it doesn't look appetizing or familiar, she won't eat it. Even then, she'll stick out her tongue to taste it and decide if she likes it or not. Later, she noticed an ice cream cone statue in front of an ice cream parlor. "I want some ice cream," she said. We went in and we asked her what kind of ice cream did she want. I knew that she would eat vanilla ice cream better than chocolate, but no she didn't want either one. She told me that she wanted pink ice cream. I asked her where there was pink ice cream and she pointed to the ice cream flavor, cotton candy. I asked her if she was sure that she wanted that flavor. We tried to entice her with some other flavors, but no she kept going back to the cotton candy. Okay, I got her a kids serving of cotton candy ice cream. Would you believe that she ate it all! Doug and I both were shocked. When she finished her ice cream, she got down and started picking out the next flavor she was going to get. She told us in the car, she ate pink ice cream today and the next time she wants to get yellow ice cream.

Doug had a movie to turn this evening, so I asked him to pick up "Alvin and The Chipmunks" if it was available. He is such a good man because out he came with the movie. We all went home and rested a little, watching "Alvin and The Chipmunks." It was a cute children's movie and Katie liked it so well that she wanted to watch it again. I think the chipmunks were just adorable. It almost wants you to get one for pet, just to cuddle up to. So deceiving!

Doug had to go to a Deacon's meeting, so Katie and I hit the yard. She is such a good helper. While I racked out the dead leaves, trimmed the bushes, pulled weeds & cut back the monkey grass, she was picking off the blooms from the azalea bushes. The back of her tricycle was full of blooms. Oh well, it kept her occupied. Don't get me wrong, I love English Ivy. I think it is very pretty and makes a great ground cover, but it will take over your place in a year. Ugh! I don't like it to get too thick in my flowerbeds because I'm afraid it will invite Satan's Hand Puppets to reside in it. Yuck! I would probably pee in my pants, if I saw a snake in my flowerbeds. I know a few years ago my neighbor saw one between our houses and I nearly had a come apart then. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. YUCK! Soon after Doug got back home, he helped me mulch up all the debris and threw the larger pieces into the woods. When we were winding things down, Katie got her garden gloves back on and had fun playing in dirt from one of my pots. Don't worry, I don't have any flowers planted in it yet. She had a blast until her gloves got wet and she didn't want them on any more. She decided she would go play in her sand box for a while. Doug went in the house to do some school work and I swept off the driveway. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get the garden rack and rack our gravels at the end of the driveway. As I was walking towards the house to get it, I noticed Katie took off her clothes and was still in the sand box. I went to go check on her, when I noticed that she also took off her diaper. Ugh! That child was buck naked and putting sand in her hair. I asked her why she took off her diaper. She told me it was because she was wet. I gave her the lecture about not taking off her diaper while she was in the sand box. Do ya think she cared at all? NO! She just knew that she was having a marvelous time. I thought I was going to have to hose her down outside before I took her inside for a bath, but the sand came off pretty easy. I grabbed a bath towel, wrapped her up and took her straight to the tub. She continued to tell me how much fun she had playing in the sand.

Oh, I've got to tell you this. I was looking through Target's sale paper today and what should I see. They are selling the Bare Escentuals Starter Makeup Kit for $49.99. I got online and I didn't see where they might sell the makeup individually. Them selling the kit is encouraging though. Maybe they might sell more of it in the future.


sarah and allan said...

Don't you feel bad about lying to katie about the rice. Emma is the pickiest eater you will ever meet. We have told her numerous times that fish is chicken. lol. She doesn't like anything normal. Really this kid wont even eat a mc d's hamburger or mash potatoes. She will tel me she likes stuff but then i make it and she tells me she doesn't like it today or only in the summer... lol. So we lie to her too. I'm known for making up silly stories though when it comes to Emma. Santa drives a green volvo. lol It's for their own good in the end and eventually they will know you made it up.

Laura said...

A Christmas tree at Easter! I bet I know why! Alise likes cotton candy ice cream, too. She had some after the circus a few weeks ago. I personally thought it was WAY too sweet! Okay, if Katie's taking her diaper off because she says it's wet, that means it's time to potty train!! Do you have the "Potty" Book?! It talks about not wanting to be wet or dirty. The whole sandbox episode cracked me up! Chad told us that the Chipmunk movie was good. We haven't seen it yet.

The Mason Bunch said...

Actually Laura, if you look closely it's an Easter Egg Tree & not a Christmas tree. I've never seen one either, but I think she did a good job decorating.