I have the blessing and curse of my fathers sweet tooth and thought I'd be the one most excited about the candy store, but Sean couldn't get enough of all the old school candies and sodas. He's definitely a man with a love for the classics. I was excited to check out an old-fashioned toy store called Mr. Pickles, but it had recently closed down and will be replaced with a nail salon. Bummer - like we don't have enough of those. At least we still have Froggie's in Dallas!
We peeked in a couple of the other shops before heading over to Babe's for some fried chicken goodness. If you've never been, you should. Mom and Dad R, next time you're here we'll take you! You have a selection of five meats to order, then get an unlimited serving of mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, corn, green beans and salad. We decided on the fried chicken (duh) and the chicken fried steak. The place is loud and fun and great for kids. Mason had a blast dancing with the waiters during the hokey pokey and got a sticker for his enthusiastic performance. The only downfall was that it was BYOB and we didn't get the memo before hand. A nice cold Shiner would have made everything perfect! Now we know and we won't be making that mistake again.
I must add that when he woke up from his nap he was in a FOUL mood that we couldn't seem to control and we almost skipped the whole evening. He did an immediate 180 once he saw the trains and I'm so happy we pushed through. Watching Mason's eyes dart back and forth while looking out the train window was so cute. It's so fun being a mom to such a curious, fun little boy and I love seeing the world through his eyes.
Looking forward to the next night out with my two favorite men!
|Blooms Candy Store|
|Sean was so distracted by everything in the store that I couldn't even get him to look at the camera in the picture with Mason!|
|I'd say Mason was enjoying himself at the dinner table.|
|I fell in love with this wall outside of Babe's and had to take Mason's picture. So handsome!|