Today, we spent late morning and afternoon with Ya Ya and baby Lyla. We parked at the little park downtown, and walked around in the sunshine. We picked up some lunch from one of the local cafes, and then walked it back to the park to eat. There is a bakery downtown that the kids and I always seem to miss when it is open. Today, I knew it wasn’t closed and wanted to check it out first. They had a sign flipper outside dressed up as the pillsbury doughboy (or at least a poor man’s version), and it actually really freaked out little sister. Once they realized they were scaring her, they tried to stop waving in her direction, but both the babies didn’t seem to mind, and whoever was in the costume seemed very excited to see our cute little babies.
After realizing that the bakery goodies and pastries weren’t exactly what we had in mind for lunch, we walked back to the cafe and ordered yummy sandwiches and smoothies. Ya Ya got a berry & sorbet smoothie, and we ordered the “popeye” smoothie. It was a sweet fruit smoothie, but also had spinach in it. Even though it was green, I knew it wasn’t going to be anything like the green smoothies we make at home. It was going to be MUCH sweeter. It was still yummy, and had the added benefit of all the vitamins and minerals to balance out the extra sugar. Both baby brother and sissy loved it. The sandwich was also extra yummy, and Sis especially enjoyed the cheese & olives from the sandwich.
After we ate our picnic lunch, we went for a walk downtown. It was such a lovely, sunny day! It was so much fun to get out and watch the kiddos interact with the downtown atmosphere. It is supposed to be around 70 degrees tomorrow, then we have more rain in the forecast. If we are going to have rain, at least we are having it balanced out with these great, sunny days!