It is times like these that you are really glad you happened to have the camera in your purse. We went to Mt Fuji for happy hour (5 pieces of sushi and one roll for $8). Elijah only wanted the rice so I got a bowl of it and squooshed it into balls. Elijah wanted to use chopsticks too...
we were amazed at how well he did.
He may not have held them correctly, but he got them to work!
I love this picture...
we had a great waiter. Here E is trying to feed him an edamame pod.
Daddy and Abigail
Daddy and E
Boys and me
Then we went to Community Bakery. I have never been there and have lived here for 12 years. I didn't know we had a place where you could go just for dessert... and their prices are much better than what you'd pay in a restaurant. Kids had so much fun picking out what they wanted... there were a LOT of choices.
Abigail likes her dessert just like her momma. Rich and lots of it.
The boys chose cookies.
Then we went to the play area in the River Market. I had not been there and had no clue how nice it is. We didn't take any good pictures of the equipment, but take my word for it, it is worth a trip down there :)
Elijah was happy watching all the action from this vantage point:
The next day we drove to Clarksville for the Peach Festival... though there were no peaches. They aren't ready yet. This was the first parade for the kids. I believe it will become a yearly event.
Getting some shade and eating candy.
Elijah enjoyed the candy too. I swiped my fair share and even got hit in the head with a peppermint while snapping a picture of the other kids catching it...
That's our friend, David, in the background who lives in Clarksville. He grew up in a house a block away from the parade route. We went there first and then walked over when we heard the sirens. It was nice not having to go extra early to get a spot or worry about parking.
After the parade, we drove out to his family's farm. We passed by this beautiful old church (build around 1915)
After the farm, we went downtown for the activities there. we thought we'd head home afterwards, but since it was early we changed our minds and headed toward Mt. Magazine. We stopped by Subiaco Academy on the way. This is the chapel. We were able to go inside. No one was there, so we tested the acoustics by singing some hymns.
Then we went on to the top. I got a little nervous on some of those roads. This is a lookout we stopped at.
Arkansas sure is pretty!
And that ended our excursion. Remember to click the pics to view larger.