Today our little SFG (spiritual friendship group) forayed into a world of chocolate with 8 kiddos - 3 of the older kids were in school, but our ones that are not yet as "learn-ed" did a little learning in the world of experience...through visual, olfactory, and taste stimulation ;) Oh how they loved Chocolate World. They wanted to keep riding the ride, I think they liked the heat tunnel (that simulated cocoa beans getting toasted) and the singing cows - yes, I said singing cows...not to mention when they got off the ride they were treated with chocolate to eat. Today's candy of choice was Hershey's Raspberry Bliss - not my favorite, but they were desperate to get rid of the surplus Valentine's Candy (that's my guess) as they gave us handfuls and handfuls as we exited the ride. Not only that, I got a four pound bag of caramel hershey kisses (pink and red wrapped) for 2.95 - and split it with most of our brave crew (Sorry Flamingo, you weren't around).
Unfortunately, the Flamingo got a call to come pick up the eldest of her flock from school - he had a bad earache and that meant that half of our troop flew the coop. (hehe). Marion, the twins, Caleb (Becky's son that's the same age as Hudson), and my little group stuck around to enjoy more chocolate and hit Pizza Hut for lunch. Ummm, we found out kids 3 and under eat free at the buffet!?!?! Can you say cheap lunch for 5 kids and 2 adults? Anywho - it was a ton of fun...plus, the snow made us in quite a delightfully festive mood as well.
P.S. If you want to know more about what an "SFG" is and how it functions, it is an amazing gift and group in growing to become more like Christ - I'd love to share with you if you wanna email me!