Monday, August 24, 2009

Sushi, Parking, and the Carousel

The other day I found this pouch that had six tiny dolls in it. I had bought them at 10,000 Villages once for a small purse toy. They have helped her quietly play in church services, resturants and such. At some point E added various tiny nativty scene characters to the bag: a couple of wise men, baby Jesus, a camel, a cow and a sheep. I stuck the pouch in my purse and pulled it out later at a resturant while we were waiting for our food. E played happily with all the small people/animals. When we got home, she asked for them again. She said they were hungry. When I walked in the room, I found them all eating sushi. My favorite was baby Jesus upside down on top of some sort of fish eggs.

I had a doctor's apointment this morning. Eleanor went with me, and since our doctor's office is within sight of E's favorite mall (is it bad that she's four and has a favorite mall?), we decided to have a mall day. Mall days consist of riding the carousel, boba (the boba place at the mall has mini boba, which E calls "baby boba"), and "Panda Food" or lunch at Panda Express. I don't go there with E if I want to get any shopping done, but it's a nice air conditioned place to walk. Today I even let E play in the play area, which I usually avoid, and realized that she is getting too big for it. This didn't stop other parents from allowing their school age boys to trample toddlers and flip each other off. My favorite thing about today's trip:

There are three of these parking spaces that I've found in various lots. I got the one in the parking deck, which meant not only was I right by the door, but my car stayed cool. Beautiful.

Eleanor's favorite part of the trip was the carousel. She got a letter last week with money earmarked for carousel riding. She was pretty happy about that.
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Griz said...

That sounds like such a fun day. E's hair is getting pretty long. I'm also glad baby Jesus loves sushi;)

joshuadf said...

I remember when Cedar first asked to go to a store in the mall closest to our place. I think she was still 2 and wanted to play with the knights.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad E has the little dolls to play quietly with. Anna did this also when she was small. Love seeing E's pictures. Please tell her we all LOVE HER A LOT. Tell her late Happy Birthday and Dad Early Happy Birthday.
Aunt Martha Ann

pastormom1985 said...

Oh, my, I'm glad I asked to be a substitute grandma since E already has an aunt Martha Ann. :-) Loved hearing about the day. We had kimpap today after church, love it (it's like a veggie sushi).