Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lunch on the Go

This weekend offered absolutely gorgeous weather in the Kansas City area and we took full advantage of it. When I heated up left overs for lunch on Saturday, Jenna asked if we could eat outside. Why not? So out we went.

We have a children's picnic table on the back patio. Jenna and Emma sat on one side and Ryan and I sat on the other. My children broke out into the giggles and then I realized they were laughing at me. Or more specifically, my big booty on that tiny seat. Hey, I've earned that booty the hard way. One Crank Bar at a time.

Ryan's usually the slow one but he was eager to play so he finished his left over Ramen noodles and veggies and took off to the sand box. Emma was the pokey one and was the last one at the table. Once Ryan and Jenna took off, I moved over to a patio chair. Emma didn't like being alone so she decided to take her lunch on the road.

She was standing at the end of the table eating for a little while. (I apologize for the state of disarray on my patio. I hadn't cleaned it off yet.)

Time to find somewhere else to eat. She moved over to the firepit ledge, which surprisingly I didn't get a picture of.

Have you heard that spaghetti sticks to your ribs? Well mine sticks to your plate.

It's hard finding just the right spot to eat. So many places to chose from. Notice Ryan trying to plant a tomato cage into the ground.

Okay, this chair might work. Jenna's checking out the action.
(Yes, that is a battery on the ground and no, I have no idea how it got there.)

Nope, that won't do. Moving on.

She set her plate down on the patio in front of the sliding glass door. Let's try picnic style. Then I noticed that she wasn't picking spaghetti off her plate. She was picking something of the patio.

What was that?

How about a little dried worms with your spaghetti? That's when I declared lunch to be over. Mommy's got to draw the line somewhere. Nasty. (For the record she didn't eat any worms, although I can't be totally sure about the big piece of dog poo she picked up in the front yard today.)

And for something else that your children shouldn't be doing--

Bad example Trace! If I find Emma on top of the play set, I know who to blame!


Beth said...

And Emma will try! I can't wait to eat outside...but after being in the backyard yesterday I found lots of dog doo to pick up! ugh!

Anita said...

I love that Spring brings eating outside and getting out more! I cleaned off my porch a week or so ago and wiped down the tables and chairs........we haven't eaten out there yet........but maybe very soon.

Elizabeth said...

Love reading about her adventures! She is such a doll. And lunch outside sounds wonderful. Too bad we're still covered in snow and now freezing rain today! Yuck.

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness, Trace, what is he thinking...have you not taught him the monkey see, monkey do?? I have to tell my nephews that all the time, because Amelia would be the first to try it...good luck w/ that one.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Oh, the spaghetti and worms was too funny! And as a mama to two little boys who want to be just like the big kids, I have to say, I always get irritated with the big kids on the playground climbing on things they shouldn't be. My boys would be trying to copy Trace for sure!

I just finished last night's show. I'm off to send you an email now...

Brandy said...

Now they are CRANK bars?! As if the original recipe wasn't addictive enough...

Please tell me that you're kidding about the poo in the front yard...ewwwwwww!

Denise said...

Typos, typos. I think I catch them all but they still get through.

I wish I WAS kidding about the poo-- although she didn't actually eat it BUT it did get close to her lips, if not actually there. Mommy had a major freak out.

Kristy said...

I love reading about your life with the kids, I love the way you word everything, it just makes me laugh.

Love, Kristy

Lindsey's mom said...

Can I just say I am so jealous of your SNOWLESS patio! We got about 2-3 inches on Saturday!!! Then the stupid volcano blows and we STILL HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL! It is just not fair!!! :)

Margaret M said...

looks like fun!!!! We have been having lots of indoor picnics. (i.e. blanket spread on the carpet downstairs where the children are not normally allowed to eat) For some reason, they love it! Enjoy these beautiful days and let's hope they last!!!!

The Johnson 5 said...

I LOVE worms with my spaghetti as long as their dead :)

Look at it this way, between the poop and the worms she could do Fear factor!!

Is that show even on anymore??

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints said...

What adorable children you have! I'm enjoying reading your blog. You are a blessed woman.