Last Sunday I got my first chance to take Amara to a birthday party for one of her friends. The Kids had plans and since Amara was spending that afternoon with us they asked if I would take her. I have been to all of Amara’s birthday parties – all but the first one have been held in our backyard but I had never been with her to a party for someone else. She and the other girls bounced for hours! Bouncy houses are the best invention ever. Every kid loves the bouncy house and it is easy for the parents to watch the kids as they are all in one place! About every 20 minutes or so Amara would pop out to get a drink of water and back in she went! There was a great BBQ but I don’t think any of those kids had a bite to eat. It would have taken to much time out of the bouncy house. The parents had to drag the kids out to get them to eat cake and open presents. I’m betting all of the kids slept good that night.
As we were leaving Amara and I decided that we wanted an ice cream. I have had ice cream on my mind a lot lately. We stopped and got Grandpa so he could have ice cream with us and we headed for Baskin and Robbins. The parking lot was a nightmare and when we got there Baskin and Robbins was a Dairy Queen and the Baskin and Robbins was across the street – in yet another nightmare parking lot that was impossible to get to. We finally get there and we get inside and there is a sign on the ice cream cabinet that they are sorry but they only have 11 flavors. Baskin and Robbins 31 Flavors only has 11 and vanilla is not one of them! Amara is in tears — she only likes vanilla. So back we go to Dairy Queen. It was a trying adventure but the ice cream sure was good. Can I just mention that the 10¢ chocolate dipped cone I used to love is now $2.59? Outrageous!
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