We started with a play-date with a little girl who lives around the corner. Vivian thoroughly inspected each of the kid's toys, banged out a few tunes on their piano, checked out the vermi-composting in the backyard, then we all headed out to the park for some good ol' fashioned playground fun.
Upon returning home, we got ready for our big night out together. My sweet baby child is a pretty good litte eater. While I haven't been able to get her to give sushi a try, she LOVES Japanese food. So, we both had to get dressed up in fancy dresses, Vivian said. She selected her entire outfit and then adorned her hair with as many bows and do-dads as possible. She topped off this ensemble with a white faux fur cape, and we hit the road.
|This is not an actual photo from our dinner (full disclosure)|
Well, this ain't Viv's first rodeo. My parents introduced her to Yamato's a couple years ago, so she knows how to handle a pair of kid chopsticks. By the way, Yamato's blows the doors off Sato. Vivian's meal consisted of a Shirley Temple, soup, and teriyaki chicken. The chef showed her how to use her chopsticks to (effectively) eat rice with them. I was so impressed; the child ate rice with sticks! I can barely use chopsticks, so this is very exciting to this Mommy. Anyway, she loved her meal and her big, grown-up Girls' Night Out. We went home, got in comfy jammies and cuddled up on the couch to watch Food Network until she fell asleep.
I just wanted you all to know.