Last night my husband and I were lucky enough to be able to go have a date night, WooHoo!! On a Monday night, I know but hey, I'll take it! I put Penelope down for bed and then my hubby's wonderful sister whom Noah calls "Aunt Gigi" babysat Noah and even put him to bed for us while we were able to go and see a movie and then do some littles-free shopping. It's so nice to be able to get out of the house, just the two of us, for a while and have a conversation that doesn't have to be spoken over two other little voices calling for our attention.
I always have to have popcorn when we see a movie in a theater and I have to get the biggest one at that...who's with me on this?! Well, now I need to get the biggest popcorn even more so that we have plenty left over for a special surprise for Noah and Penny when we get home. Noah loves popcorn. And now Penny loves popcorn too. I know what you're thinking, you see, popcorn never passed Noah's lips until after he turned two. Choking hazard and all, I know!! Well, that was my hopes for Penny as well but as many of you know with two children of different ages, it's not as easy to have that same food regimen with number two that you had with your first. I would, on too many occasions, catch Noah feeding Penny popcorn (or raisins or grapes) and shouting "Baby like potch-corn, Mom!" in absolute utter joy that he could feed his little sister and that she loved him doing so! "WHAT!!!! She isn't supposed to eat that...it's a CHOKING HAZARD!!!" I would yell as ran to start finger swooping the kernels out of her mouth. Ahh well, this happened so much more with so many other foods that well, now she eats popcorn and other little food items like a pro...but I still watch her carefully...I have to, I mean she's only 13 months old and still doesn't have many teeth!!
Our little Noah first became a huge fan of popcorn after we started reading him Popcorn by Frank Asch before bed. I heart this book. My siblings and I would read it over and over to each other when we were kids (oh, the memories!). After I had Noah, my parents brought out a that book and bunch of other old books we used to love so that Noah could read them when he became older. Remember the Sweet Pickles series?!?...soooo love those books! Anyways, this Popcorn book was Noah's big push into the wild and crazy world of popcorn and he had to have a small bowl every night as we read this book (thank you popcorn makers for the invention of mini bags!) And so, today as I pulled out the giant popcorn container that's bigger than both of their heads, these two littles of mine couldn't have been happier. Oh, the smiles that popcorn can bring to kids (and adults too, me included!)...it's a rainy day here today, if the weather is not so nice by you too why don't you go ahead and pop some popcorn and make some memories with your littles! Go ahead, Get to Poppin'!
Caught in the act!
Mine, all mine!
Popcorn, the best stuff on earth!