There actually wasn't nearly as much chocolate there as a chocoholic would have liked to see but there was just enough to keep me satisfied. The event was actually more like a street fair with rides, loads of vendors and lots of food with one little section cornered off for my one true love my kids, my husband, CHOCOLATE … just kidding … or am I.
It's even held annually. How did I not know this, I mean seriously I eat more chocolate than anybody I know, where the heck was I for the past couple of years.
I devoured a mint mocha chip frappucino from Starbucks and chocolate coated cheesecake on a stick from Yo Lily Cheesecake – OMG to die for, seriously! Jay did the non chocolate thing and had a rainbow Italian ice and the rest of the clan just trailed along behind me as I browsed and ate and browsed and ate. We stopped to watch a band so Marisol could wiggle for a bit and then raced out of the festival after Marisol spotted an obstacle course bounce house. She desperately wanted to go in there but didn't meet the height requirements, thus a major meltdown ensued.
It was after 3pm by the time we left the festival and nobody had eaten lunch so we made a stop at the California Pizza Kitchen (my favorite pizza place) for a very late one. The kids were on their best behavior, although Marisol was getting rather loud screaming out 'STAR' every time Jay drew a star on her coloring book :).
You won't believe it though, me, the girl with 2 cameras and a video camera forgot to take any of them with me today. Yep, you heard it here first, I forgot my cameras. Has this ever happened before? Thankfully I had Jay give me a super quick lesson on how to use my Blackberry's camera feature … yep it's a very sad day when a 12 year old has to give you a lesson on how to use your own phone but the pictures actually came out pretty good I think.
1. Jay and I with our treats. 2. Jay and Marisol rubbing noses.
3. Look how carefully Flynn draws – he no longer does random scribble, he colors in lines as best he can and over the top of things like letters and numbers.
4. He had a great time getting his crayons in and out of his table mat. Those things are great if you remember my post a while back when I purchased them.