My niece Alexis had her birthday in February and I promised her I would take her to Cold Stone Ice Cream. It turned out to be a long-awaited date with colds, appointments, my studies, class and work. On Friday we finally had our time together! I picked her up from school and off we went. As she told the young man behind the counter she wanted chocolate ice cream with sprinkles, gummy bears and caramel, we exchanged looks with raised eyebrows. I didn't know how she was going to get that down. Oh my goodness! I picked coffee ice cream, chocolate syrup and heath bar crumbles.
Have you ever watched a child eat ice cream? Or anyone for that matter? Everyone eats it differently. We all have our own style; fast or slow and savoring every last drop. It was sweet to watch my niece enjoy it as much as she did. Going to Cold Stone was my first time and I shared this with Lexi.
Alexis said, "Auntie-Tia, it is my first time too!"
I said, "Well Lexi, then this really was special, wasn't it?!"
She could barely look up as she kept her eyes in her cup, scraping every last drop and nodded yes.
After we had the ultimate ice cream experience we headed over to Borders Book store. We both picked out books and I also got her a sweet butterfly book marker. I learned something new about my niece. She loves to read! We will be sure to make some trips to the library and book store more often.
We had a wonderful time!
Isn't it always nice to spend time with children?