Charlie enjoyed meeting his relatives at the family reunion but the best part might have been trying his first ginger ale. (Family reunions are always good for a little junk food!)
Playgrounds are excellent for negotiations. Since Charlie suddenly has an aversion to fruit, Mom and Dad count the consumption of the daily “green drink” to feed their kid his nutrients. Today, the kid was not in the mood to cooperate. So while he was in a good mood, pumping away on a big boy swing Mom laid a proposal on Charlie: drink your green drink and we’ll go get ice cream. Charlie agreed, as long as he could drink in the bouncy fish.
His effort was rewarded with dark chocolate chunk frozen yogurt with peanut butter sauce.
This morning Charlie surprised Mom by requesting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the sofa. He ate the whole thing.
It must be a location-specific food because Charlie has never enjoyed a peanut butter sandwich before if it included jelly.
Charlie’s grandmother knows how to do a birthday. The celebration started one day early when Uncle Davey came to town for a special dinner at Chillingsworth.
It was a great food day in Charlie’s world. First, he had frozen yogurt with “crunchies” when we went to the mall to see the ponies (carousel).
Then he learned how to pick blueberries.
For dinner there was a feast of cheese and foie gras mousse, or duck butter as Charlie calls it.
Charlie liked the duck butter best.