Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter extended

We were having too much fun to leave Peoria on Monday, so we decided to stick around an extra day. Uncle Nick was gonna be in town for a couple more days, too, so he and Alex were able to hang out. He read Alex one of the books that the Easter Bunny left, and then Alex proceeded to strangle him for not executing the "duckie" sound correctly. "It's quack-QUACK, Uncle Nick, not quack-quack!"

In the interest of saving his own life, Nick distracted Alex with his new drum set. It seemed to work, although the look on Alex's face suggests that he knew something was up.

I had a hankerin' for some sushi, perhaps because I felt like a cow after having eaten so much "comfort food" over the last few days and felt like I could redeem myself with a little raw fish and veggies. Alex's impatient self couldn't wait 'til we got there to eat, so he had himself an appetizer before we left. Vegetable flavored Baby Mum-Mum rice rusks, anyone?

We headed to Sushigawa, where Alex made eyes at all the cute Asian waitresses while we feasted on Alaskan, Spicy tuna, and Spider maki.

A little more QT with Grampa before bedtime.

A went to sleep, then Tim and I gathered our bags and our baskets and our boxes of bags and baskets. We wanted to get on the road before Alex's morning nap again, because that puts us on schedule to get home by his bedtime. The ride went smoothly, and despite a much needed dinner break at Lambert's, we made it home by 8. A fell asleep in the car on the way, but went back to bed without a fuss when we got home. As well as he slept while we were away, it was obvious that he missed his home and missed his bed, which was further evidenced by the fact that he slept past 8 the next morning. Hmmm, time to plan our next vacation...


leah said...

I bet I know where you can take that vacation to!!!

grammy said...

1921 Country Square Road, El Dorado. This Easter Blog has been the greatest. Oh yeah, saw Ms. Evins w/an I and she is having a new grandbaby - Walker is going to be a big brother!

leah said...

I was thinking 1908 Country Square Road, but either one will work!

Oliver said...

Cracks me up that you always stop at Lamberts for dinner on the way home... :) Those rolls are freakin' yummy, I'll give you that.