It’s been awhile since I posted a picture of a monkey platter. Elijah has been eating more of “our” food and not grazing as much as usual. I’ve also just not been taking pictures of his food…frankly, “the lazy” has been working for me lately. I like “the lazy”.
vegan chocolate cake w/ “butter cream” icing
It’s been awhile since we’ve stopped in at one of our favorite coffeeshop, Affogato. Too long of awhile.
who knew rocks could be so fun?
There’s more graffiti in Bellevue @ Affogato.
Cats Crackers*, Almonds*, Raisins* & Toasted Nori*
Black Beans* & Black Olives
Vegan Griller Patty & Ketchup*
Elijah & Collin
On Tuesday, we went to the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum (where one of the staff recognized me & mentioned that she loved my challenge that I sent the museum) with our neighbor and her grandson. We had a pretty good time and I got to spend some more time with my neighbor who is one hip lady!
Our neighbor said that they were going to go home, eat and then go to the store…once we were dropped off and getting food around for ourselves, Elijah said, “do you really think Collin wants to go to the store with his grandma…we should see if he can play Legos with me while she shops”. I called and it was a done deal; Collin skipped over after he ate dinner and the two boys played Legos, built with blocks and did a little drawing.
This is a perfect example of kindness & respect begetting kindness & respect…I know that I’ve mentioned before that Elijah doesn’t like going to the grocery store (or any major shopping place for that matter), because it is literally an assult on his senses. I arrange my shopping plans so that I get everything done on William’s days off, so that Elijah can stay home with him or so that they can be dropped off somewhere to hang out while I get business taken care of. Elijah thought it was only fair to extend that arrangement to his friend while our neighbor went shopping. I think it was a very kind & compassionate moment for Elijah — he didn’t want to see his friend have to endure (I’m assuming he thinks most kids are effected by stores the same way he is) going to the store when there was a clear option for him to avoid it.
I love my son
More of an obento than a monkey platter, but it’s all the same here.
Chocolate squares* & Peanut butter thingy
Roasted (unsalted) almonds*
Apple slices*, Blueberry spears* & Baby corn
Edamame* w/soy sauce* & Various crackers from the cracker jar*
Italian roll w/ vegan mayo* & vegan deli slices