October 15th, 2014
I saw a recipe for refrigerator pickles on Smitten Kitchen and was determined to make them. I even went to the farmers market and the special cucumbers that were supposed to be better for pickling. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly because my jars were different sizes. I kind of winged it. And they turned out great! Biggest surprise was that Makai loves them too!
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October 13th, 2014
Our daycare sent out an email (with a discount code) that told us about a new show at Emerald City’s Little Theatre called Bingo’s Birthday. It was aimed at kids 0-5 years old, so I decided to check it out. Becky and her daughter Hannah (age 3), came with us.
Bingo is a dog who lives on a farm and it was his birthday. But most of the whole show was Farmer Pickle and Farmer Tickle preparing for the birthday party and looking for Bingo. Bingo, of course, showed up every time Pickle and Tickle left the room. In the end it all came together and we all celebrated Bingo’s birthday and all of the kids got birthday hats.
The show was very interactive. As the audience, we sat on the floor or on hay bails and the show went on about a foot away from us and around us. There was a lot of back and forth between the actors and their puppets an the kids and parents. There were even props that the kids used to get involved. Hannah seemed totally engaged. Makai was really tired because I had to wake him up to get there in time, but he was looking in all the right places, so I know he was following along. I thought it was fun. If they have another show, I’ll go again!
Afterwards, we headed up Southport to get some breakfast and ended up at Crosby’s Kitchen. That’s where Makai really livened up. Did someone say “eggs”?
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