Friday, August 20, 2010

Another Afternoon Date

Earlier this spring, I took my nephew for a little afternoon Lisa/Andrew date - we had so much fun, I decided to take him for the afternoon again a couple of weekends ago.

My nephews are truly the loves of my life! I just wish the others lived closer so I could take them out for afternoon dates like this one!

We started the day by going to PF Chang's. Andrew's favorite cuisine is Chinese and PF Chang's has a gluten free menu, so it worked well for us!

Andrew really wanted to use the chopsticks, but I was unable to show him... His daddy taught me how to use them, so I'll let him teach Andrew (his dad also taught me how to read, play piano, and drive!)


Andrew started his meal with an appetizer of egg rolls, followed by the kid's Lo Mein.

After lunch, we headed to Barnes & Noble to read some books together. I totally campaigned for 'first day of school' books since he starts Kindergarten this fall, but he was all about the Super Hero books. In the end, I let him pick one book to purchase. I knew he would pick a Super Hero book of some sort. Andrew is quite the negotiator, though - he said, "If I pick a book about school, can I get 2 books?"

I couldn't say no to that! What can I say, I am a sucker for his charming smile!

Our last stop was Cold Stone. He tried A LOT of the flavors, but settled on the Wild Berry Sorbet. Kind of surprising, huh? I would have been all over the chocolate!!!


This is his "can't we have a photo-free moment" look!


We had a wonderful afternoon together! I am so lucky that I live close to Andrew and his little brother, Matthew! Hopefully at some point I can travel to where my other nephews live and go on little dates with them!

Have a fabulous weekend, dear readers! Tomorrow I am going into the office for a bit, volunteering at my church's festival, and then going to a 30th birthday party in the evening. On Sunday I willl run 18 miles. GULP. Wish me luck!!

23 comments:

Lisa-Marie said...

It's a bit worrying for me, how much I have in common with a small boy! I would be all about the superhero books too!

Looks like you had a lovely day!

Good luck with running!

Becky said...

Haha, I love that "if I do what you want a little bit, can I still do what I want?" :) Have a great weekend!

Kyla Roma said...

"If I pick a book about school..." lol That's SO cute! :) He definitely knows how to work the system!

Jess said...

Awh!! I totally get this - I wish I lived closer to my niece and nephew, I'd love to be able to take them out on afternoon dates.

Have a good weekend and good luck with your run!! I know you'll do great!

Julie said...

Andrew loves your afternoon dates too. We are still reading the superhero book every day. I hope you have a great weekend and your run goes well!

Mandy said...

He is adorable! I'm so glad that you are in close proximity to them and can spend afternoons with them. They will treasure those afternoons as they get older.

Erin said...

I'm totally with you on the nephew love! Mine is my HEART and SOUL...y'know, besides my husband :-)

Nora said...

You can so do the 18 mile run! You'll feel great when it's done and I know you can do it =) Praying that the humidity isn't too bad for you!

I wish I had nephews or nieces to take out; that would be so much fun!

B and B said...

What fun! Your nephews are lucky to have such a cool aunt!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

aww that sounds so fun, I do wish I lived closer to my nieces and nephews so I could connect with them

abbi said...

I'm sure Andrew had a blast too! Sounds like a busy weekend - have fun and enjoy the 18 miles - I'll be doing the same thing Sunday morning!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I love your little dates with your nephews, who are so freaking adorable.

I miss Eric's nieces and nephews so much. I love hanging out with them. It's so fun to take kids out some place and then give them back to their parents :D Hehe. Eric's nephew is just a year older than Andrew, he's going into Grade 1, and he's so funny. Quite the little negotiator as well!

pinkflipflops said...

your nephew is adorable! i just met my nephew yesterday for the first time.. he is 9 months old and a beast!!! i love your dates together. i used to do that with my younger cousin who is 8 years younger and about to start her first year at michigan state this coming week! i also like his way of thinking about books about school!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

He is such a cutie!!!!!

I hope you have an awesome weekend!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

What a fun date with your nephew. It's so cool he's at an age where he can appreciate the time he spends with you!

Good luck with your run this weekend!!!

Sassy Molassy said...

Ah, fun. Seeing life through a child's eyes is really refreshing every once in a while. Life is so simple and clear.

Stephany said...

Haha, I was totally like your nephew when I was a kid when it came to negotiating to buy more books! ;)

My nephew will be turning 2 next month and while he's at such a fun age now, I know it will be even more fun when he's older and I can take him on fun afternoon dates like this!

Cherry Blossoms said...

What a cutie and what a fun date! You def are a cool auntie.. PF Changs man!!! I like his bartering skills. Def a smart kid!

Emily Jane said...

This sounds like the perfect date! Adorable pics too :) Happy weekend!

Shoshanah said...

Sounds like a fun day! I totally would have said yes to the 2 books too. I love spending the day with my niece and nephew. (Although I guess technically they're not yet officially "mine.")

Molly said...

I would have gone after the chocolate too! Hope your run goes well!

Charbelle said...

He is jsut too cute!! What a negotiator, perhaps a law career is in his future...

Marlys said...

I love your nephew recaps! They are so tender and enjoyable! Thanks!