Chickadee really enjoyed finding the decorated bollards at Target on Kirby Day last week!
Happy Kirby Day!
The Fab Five, and especially Turkey, have been looking forward to the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land for a long time. Today was finally the day, and I decided to make the most of it.
We started with pink donuts for breakfast:
We managed to find a Target that had decorated their bollards for the occasion:
I improvised a recipe for a pink Mocktail that was absolutely delicious…it combined white cranberry-strawberry juice, frozen lemonade concentrate, and 7-UP, with some raspberries floated on top:
For dinner we had tomato soup (tomatoes restore Kirby’s health) with Kirby-themed grilled cheese sandwiches:
It was a pretty fun dinner!
For dessert, I made strawberry cupcakes (and I made sure Keeby was represented, too!):
I like finding fun things to celebrate!
The Top Five–Things I Miss
I’m sure we’re all missing things from our old “normal” lives…here’s a look at the top five things I’m missing, and for once, it’s exactly five items, and I didn’t even have to think to come up with them!
- Church/Choir–This one was a no-brainer. I am thankful for our online church services, because we can still hear the Word, but it’s just not the same. I also really miss hearing my family sing in their various choirs at church, even though I am not musically gifted myself.
- Extended Family/Friends–Another no-brainer is missing visiting family and close friends or having them visit us. Again, I’m thankful for other ways to communicate, like phone, text, or video chats, but it’s still not the same. We’ve already missed out on so many opportunities to gather that should have been on the calendar, and that’s just sad.
- Chicago–I really missed our annual Memorial Day Weekend trip to Chicagoland. I missed it so much, I even created a virtual vacation. Not getting to see the skyline, and especially Lake Michigan, was really hard for me, and even though I enjoyed looking back through photos from previous trips, once again, it’s just not the same.
- The Missouri Botanical Garden–I guess this is the number one St. Louis area location I’m missing. Normally, we go to the Garden at least once a month, and in the springtime, it can be more like once a week. Besides missing walking around the Garden and seeing all of the beautiful flowers in bloom, I’m also sad that I had to abandon my yearly photo project.
- Wandering Around Target for No Reason at All–This is a silly one, but still a big deal to me. I really miss just impulsively stopping at Target and looking for absolutely nothing in particular. There have been some weeks (including one right before COVID-19 became a big deal), where I have literally stopped at Target five days of the week. Even if I don’t come out with anything, there’s something fun about shopping there, but I haven’t stepped in a Target for over two months!
What do you miss most from life pre-COVID-10?
Chickadee is very excited that Frozen II is finally available on disc…we’re looking forward to watching it tonight!
I was wandering around Target this morning, as you do, and I came upon this:
I just want to know why?!? I like the Toy Story aliens as much as the next guy, but I’m still not a fan of rompers for women, so male rompers, or romphims, if you will, are completely preposterous to me. Who is the, if you’ll pardon the pun, target audience for this piece of clothing? My teenage son thought it was ridiculous, so it clearly isn’t him…what is the demographic that would consider not only spending money on this piece of clothing, but would also consider wearing it?
Today’s Chickadee Thursday is going to be a little bit different, because instead of just sharing a picture of Chickadee, I want to show you what she’s been working on.
She really enjoyed the Winter Olympics, and she especially thought the mascot, Soohorang, a white tiger, was adorable. We have a picture of him hanging up in our school room:
One day, Chickadee was sitting at her desk, drawing, which is in no way unusual for her. But I was surprised when she brought me the picture she had been working on:
I don’t know about you, but I’m impressed that a five-year-old can copy a picture hanging on the wall across the room so well!
Chickadee’s elephant family has been busy this week, as well:
And finally, a picture from our trip to Target on Tuesday…Chickadee loves the Target dog!