Friday, January 16, 2015
Today was an in-service day at school, so the grands and I went to Newport on the Levee. We saw the movie Paddington, which just came out today, then spent some time at the Aquarium. The kids spent quite a bit of time admiring the fish, which usually get a passing glance on the way to the alligators or turtles or sharks.
Then we ate lunch at Dewey's Pizza, which has a window into the kitchen for watching the dough being stretched and thrown. Nora, bless her heart, worked her way through a large salad before moving on to a slice of pizza. Even Aaron ate a little salad, but probably more because he was really hungry than anything else.
Back at my house, they played Chopped with play dough. Aaron insisted that I had to choose a winner, even though I said it was a tie. Nora whispered to me to choose him, it was ok, but she still had kind of a sad look on her face when Aaron was announced as the winner. Really, her veggie burger was lovely, with sesame seeds and a lettuce leaf. Aaron was very original, choosing a lobster leg sandwich. I think he was a little influenced by the aquarium.
Don't you love Nora's name on the hood of her hoodie? It was a hand-me-down with another kid's name in that spot. Since it was a satin stitch, it wasn't hard to pick out the embroidery and replace it with her name. It was the first time I'd seen a name done on the hood.