Wednesday, October 8, 2008

y is for yum

y is for YUM!

this weekend friends from out of town were visiting cleveland. my friends used to live in cleveland and the family's favorite cleveland restuarant is #1 pho. I think most of us experience an almost instinctual drive to eat at our favorite restaurants when visiting a place where we used to live. friday night I was fortunate to join my friends when they made their pilgrimage to #1 pho (I also love #1 pho). along with the visiting family, the group consisted of lil b and his parents, and ms t and her mama. along with having excellent food, #1 pho is also very family friendly. the thought of four kids between the ages of two and five going out to dinner could indicate disaster. but these kids were well behaved and they loved the food.
sweetpea loves rice she finds a spoonand hands are much more efficient than chopsticks!

ms. t loves noodles!
"p" sees how much pho he can phit in his mouth!
after dinner at we all went on another yummy pilgrimage - this time out for some mitchell's ice cream. which you might recall is the best ice cream in cleveland, if not the universe!

y is also for youngsters! since sweetpea and "p" and their parents were visiting, ms. t's parents threw a party so all their cleveland friends could visit. f snapped the photo above capturing me hanging with a few of the young ones who were attending the party.

y is also for yuengling - the oldest continuously operating brewery in the united states.


Merle Sneed said...

There is something about being piled on by a gaggle of kids. Great pix.

bitchlet said...

Such beautiful children all of them :) [I hate to say, but sweatpea has the most gorgeous hair.]

Today, I had star stickers on my face from hanging with my 4 year old friend.

Nice pictures.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Aww, they're all so cute!

TheElementary said...

Very nice. Made me hungry! We have a restaurant called Pho in our area too, and we go to it whenever we dine out, which isn't often. We take people there when they visit.
""p" sees how much pho he can phit in his mouth!" -I LOVED that line.

tut-tut said...

Great pix of the kids and you.

My cousin used to clean the Yeunglings' house!

Megan said...

I agree about the restaurant thing - one just must go!

And I agree with Sweetpea - chopsticks are a challenge.

Coffee Messiah said...

Great shots and that the kids like the food too! ; )

Glad to see there are some decent places to go. Hope we make it soon.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to find the ice cream shop! Yay! Hope you & the family are well. xom

d. chedwick said...

great photos! Kids keep you Youthful!

I finger painted with some little ones today, and if that wasn't messy enough, a big charity bakesale is in my (near) future.

Y is for yuletide

will try to post this a-gain vvywvvcd

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Y is also for youngsters! Oh, those photos make me want to foster a child as well as a basenji.

R.L. Bourges said...

what a great bunch of kids! Would have loved to be at the pho place slurping along with the lot of them!

You look like you're in a great space in that shot. The energy must have been bouncing off the walls.

Years and years ago, I set up a daycare center with other folks in a working class district in Montréal. I was the cook but I never served pho. Should have :-)


Barbara said...

Such cute kids! It sounds like a great weekend visit. And the food looked so Yummy it made me hungry!