I hope everyone had a great Easter and celebrated the day. I think that this is really the day it's all about - if HE had not risen - think of what the world would be like today - it would sure be different. We watched The Passion Of Christ Sunday - one of our traditions - WHEW! No matter how many times you watch it - it's hard to breathe . . .
Last week we had what we called a Yeah Day here. I used to do it with my own children. I've been in blessed with the fact that both my own children and my GS love school - so they don't fake about being sick or complain about going - they actually want to go! So only if they're sick do they stay home.
Because they had such good attendance - not perfect, but good - at the end of the year I'd let them take a day off to do what they wanted to do. Can't remember what my kids did particularly, but I do know what the GS picked this year.
The GS wanted for us to drive into Atlanta - which is about 25 miles from us - and then head back - if he saw some place he wanted to stop and look at - we'd have to stop - until we got home. We gave him a $20 spending limit - I gave him $10, his mom gave him $10, and he had $10 of his own from his recent birthday. Now this was his idea and I actually thought it was kind of silly - but a promise is a promise. My daughter had a doctor's appointment early that am and took a personal day, but did get home to go with us.
Now out of that $30 he didn't have to pay for lunch.
I was thinking of taking him to Centennial Olympic Park and let him get wet in the "Dancing Waters" - it was a bit too cold though for that so I decided to save it for another day this summer.
I decided to drive to the Decatur Square - I have a friend who lives near there and said it was pretty nice.
It also had a place called The Chocolate Bar. I figured we couldn't go wrong. And I was right!
See it a bit closer - very unusual.
This man was already there - playing his horn - probably for money.
This was an interesting place - three stores in one - to the right was the little bookstore - in the middle was a little boutique - and on the left was Starbucks.
Of course we had to go in all three. We went in the boutique first where the GS found a $5 turtle for his collection - he collects everything - lol. Then the book store - where yes he managed to spend his money. He bought freeze dried ice cream sandwiches that the astronauts eat. Two little monster figures. Colored cookie dough that looked like play dough to bake cookies in weird designs. And a like a 3d book mark when you moved it back and forth the animals moved. So we had spend the money and I knew the rest of the day would fun - less pressure once that money was spent. teehee
We took a walk to search for the Chocolate Bar and this cute little old bronzed couple was sitting on the bench.
Ah - ha - the Chocolate Bar! We didn't know how to order or what to expect - but we figured we couldn't go to wrong.
My GS ordered eggs - chocolate eggs - with different insides - he picked cupcake flavor - coconut (yuck) - and vanilla. They were $2.50 each!
I ordered Death By Chocolate - $10 - and there was cake, the best chocolate sherbet I had ever tasted or known of - and a chocolate covered strawberry - which my GS is stealing here.
He was tricking me - he doesn't eat strawberries!
Did I mention he is a real joker - at school too (?).
Just me shooting a dessert in the display case.
There were hundreds of eggs in the case.
My daughter had cheesecake which was out of the world - even though they had this chocolate cake - she is not a chocolate gal like her mom.
Now it is a bar too - with all drinks available - chocolate and wine . . .
I ordered the best tasting coffee $$$3.50 a cup - but who needs a drink when you have chocolate. Silly people.