Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Change of plans

I had work to do today as I mentioned in yesterday's post, but things change. Our great nephew Jordan needed a place to stay today, so we shelved our plans for something more important.
Jilda had an eye appointment so we had to drive in to Birmingham.  Her eye doctor's office is at the mall so while she was seeing the doc, Jordan and I stood out in the open area on the second floor surveying the crowd. It's interesting watching a child processing things. Nothing goes without notice.
He asked a lot of questions, which I always try to answer honestly. Sometimes he gets it and sometimes I'm not so sure.
When Jilda came out we navigated the escalators which was a little tricky, before heading to the food court. 
There we found most of the fast food establishments. Pizza, Chick Fil A, and a Haagan dazs were represented, but my money was on Micky "D's".
When we asked Jordan what he wanted, he opted for the Farmer's Market  Basket which was a place that served fresh veggies along with chicken, fish, and other stuff. I couldn't believe it.
Afterwards he asked if he could have desert, I figured he'd go for the ice cream, but again he surprised me.
What he wanted was a watermelon flavored snow cone. They didn't have those in the mall but one of the workers there directed us to a free-standing place nearby.
Soon we were sitting under a covered deck munching on shaved ice flavored with sugar water. 
When we got home........well, you'll have to read about that over on Jilda's blog


  1. LOL That boy has good taste- or at least good eating habits!

  2. It sounds like you had fun, I have never tried a watermelon snow cone... the cookies and cupcakes sound delicious ;)

  3. What a great day...and I could take some lessons from Jordan on what to eat and what not to eat. Good for him!!

  4. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Sounds like all three of you had a great day!! I love snow cones--or shave ice, as they call it in Hawaii.

  5. Dear Rick, I've been away from reading and commenting on blogs for a month and from posting for two months. But now I'm re-entering this amazing world of bloggers. And it's good to read your posts again because you have a style of writing that always captures my imagination and my memory.

    Jordan's parents are certainly teaching him--probably by their own actions--to have good eating habits. That is so wonderful. Peace.

  6. What a sweet day! One thing about kiddos, they bring out the "young" in us. Jilda looked like she had a sweet ending with Jordan...He's adorable! When I was visiting Mom in May, Jack and I went to William-Sonoma and made an impulse buy...yep, a snow cone machine was on sale! The grandkids love it!

  7. Loving his good choices!!! Youngest loves the farmer's market, but sadly we most often end up at Mc D's.


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