Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy December!

Saturday was December 1st. As soon as all the kids were awake, I sat them down on the couch and told them that I had a very important announcement to make. "Today is December 1st, and for the next 24 days... you will get to eat chocolate every single morning before breakfast!" "Hooray!" And then I handed them their advent calendars from Grandma Ruth. There was much excitement as they eagerly searched for the number one.


At some point during the morning, I agreed to a picnic snack, however, at snack-time, it was raining outside. So we moved our little plastic table cloth to the living room floor, and snacked there.

My two bigs were in the mood for being super silly and crazy. Lilly had just woken up from her nap, and wasn't quite ready for silly and crazy.

After snacks, the table cloth became a wrestling mat, and after that a break dancing mat. (I joined in the dancing, so I was too busy to photograph that event... You can thank me!)

That night, we hosted a dog show. Bella and Grady paraded the dogs around the living room instructing them to do tricks, and giving them treats for good behavior. (Yes, I am fully aware of the fact that my westie is the size of a small bear, and that my son is in his undies.)

Last night, we did something new. We joined four other families of friends and went to a food truck bazaar. If you've never heard of it, it's a group of catering trucks that all get together in one location and offer their specialties. You can find a location schedule of the Central Florida trucks here.

We honestly were expecting a bunch of "roach coaches" selling hot dogs and pizza, but that was not the case. This was gourmet food, made by professional chefs, and sold from fancy, decorated trucks. There were empanadas and quesadillas, BBQ brisket sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Hawaiian, Thai, and Vietnamese food (I got vegetable pancit and vegetable spring rolls, YUM!), and there was a lobster truck with a consistently long line. Many of the items are small, so that you can try a few different places, or you can buy a full sized meal. The lines got longer as the night went on, and the trucks sold out of their best selling items.

We set up tables and camping chairs in the parking lot, and enjoyed good food and good friends, and live music.

For desert, there were cookies, pies, and fancy crepes and cupcakes (both with a 15 minute wait in line). Bella had her heart set on a cupcake, so I was glad we found this Yum Yum truck.

Bella ordered and paid for (all by herself) a "chocolate on chocolate cupcake" for she, Lilly and Grady, and a "chocolate salted caramel" for Bryan & I. And oh my, they were good!

 And then we took the long way home, and drove through downtown to check out the lights. What a fun evening, I can't wait to do it again next month!
Happy Monday to ya, enjoy your week!

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