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With two kids, lots of free time, and not much spending money there aren’t a ton of options around for things to do! I decided one morning to take the kids up to the library. Kye and I have been to the library a couple times but have never actually checked out any books. Is that horrible? Now that Zach and I are Parks and Rec people I kinda felt like a trader walking to the horrible library. Haha.
Anyways…I have a library card, why not put it to use? So we enjoyed browsing the book selection (Which might I add was pretty sad…most of the books I saw had torn pages or crayon drawings. I mean just because you are able to borrow the book doesn’t give you the right to destroy it!!!) and I let the kids each choose a few to bring home with us. It was a GREAT experience! It’s not something I will probably do regularly for two reasons: 1. I was so concerned that we’d accidentally put the books away with our books and forget to return them and 2. pretty much all the books we brought home were so worn that I was scared we’d accidentally damage them!
Kye LOVED getting to choose books and also picked out several for Britt!
Britt was more concerned with following her brother around than she was with any reading 🙂
I saw this book ON DISPLAY and was really shocked. I mean what is our world coming to that we need books like these? And especially that there is a need for them so strongly that it’s on display? So so sad. I didn’t read the book but it is good that stuff like this is available for children who need it 🙁 We are all so blessed huh? I’m so thankful that this is something my own children won’t experience (at least they better not!!!).
After we finished up at the library I was in a great mood and just wanted to SPOIL my babies 🙂 So we hit up Bruster’s on the way home! I lucked out because even though Kye is right at 40 inches tall now he somehow still measured a little below it by their standards. So he still qualified for the FREE “baby cone!” Library = FREE and then Brusters = FREE! (And yes, I’m proud of myself for resisting the temptation to buy myself a treat!).
It was Britt’s first time ever getting an ice cream cone and she was SO excited! Unlike Kye’s first time I didn’t come prepared at all. No bib. Not even any wipes haha. Living on the wild side 😉
Don’t hate on Kye’s awesome watch! It’s his Cow watch from CFA. I’m telling you…I was in total “cool mom” mode that day. I let him wear that and wear his Toy Story flip flops!
Us Parkers know how to CHOW DOWN on some ice cream! Both kids ate every bite: cone and all. And the mess wasn’t too bad either! We got home and ate lunch (Yes, ice cream before lunch. Ya gotta live it up once in awhile right?) and I was shocked that they both still ate well for their lunch food! I guess it’s true what they say “dessert doesn’t fill you up” 😉
I could NOT resist closing out the post with my favorite picture from when Kye first got Bruster’s. This picture was a favorite of mine for so long and it still makes my heart smile! My babies are my joy 🙂