I decided we would head out to Habitot in Berkeley. I can't say enough about how great it is. The first time we went, I made a movie ... you can see for yourself the fun we had ...
Anyway, I discovered a secret. When the weather is great & it is a Saturday ... Habitot is not too crowded! We ended up spending four hours there all of which the girls had a wonderful, creative, and fun time.
By the time it got to dinner, I realized I hadn't planned anything. I scanned the cupboards, fridge and freezer and came up with a dish that I thought would do. Brown rice with cream of mushroom soup & broccoli. Vivienne helped me make it, and even dished up the plates and put them on the table.
We all sat down for dinner. Coco took one look at her plate, and pushed it away saying "Yuck! Oh, well." (She is a picky eater and if she pushes her plate away I say, "Oh well, I guess you're not eating tonight.") Vivienne tried to convince her it was good telling her there was broccoli in it, and just the fact it was good. Then, Vivienne took a bite. She looked at me and said, "Actually mommy, it really isn't good at all." I tried to feed Audrey and she spit it out.
I sat there for a moment, and took a bite. I didn't think it was BAD ... it wasn't good but it was edible! Just then my phone rang. It was my dad asking if we wanted to go out to dinner with him, my mom & grandmother. I asked the girls what they thought and they cheered!! YAY!!! We're going to a restaurant!!
Plans were confirmed, and I hung up the phone. Just then I heard Vivienne say, "Coco, let's pray." She grabbed Coco's hands and said, "Dear God, thank you that we are going to a restaurant with Grandpa."
I had to laugh.