Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fun with Zack -- and fruit.

Father's Day in Maryland dawned beautifully.  The weather could NOT have been balmier or better suited for a day on the back porch.


Zack is a NASCAR fan.  Sigh.  It's not my fault.  Neither Rick nor I have any interest in NASCAR but Zack loves everything with wheels and can tell you more information about vehicles than you ever thought could fit in his little head.  So Rick found a NASCAR version of Monopoly, which thrilled the kidlet, and playing board games was the mission of the day.


Zack got silly before we settled in....



Yes, a frisbee for a hat.  At least it was on his head and not on the roof.  I didn't need to climb out the bathroom window and traverse the shingles to rescue anything THIS time.  I did that once when Zack had a play date and I was a total rock star afterwards in those kids' eyes.






As most Monopoly games go around here, we had to call a permanent pit stop and end the game or we'd still be out there racing around the board. 


Monday Zack and I drove to Annapolis to run errands and made a stop at Whole Foods.  Mmmmm, summer fruit! 


Zack wanted to adopt an apricot.  No, not eat it -- adopt it.  He was petting it and asking what sort of animal felt like an apricot, and weren't apricots CUTE?????  


Me, I'm partial to cherries.



Then we had an impromptu game of soccer. 


This particular Whole Foods has an underground garage and a moving walkway that leads down so you can take your cart with you.  Zack loves to "ride" it, while I take the stairs (exercise, any way I can get it).  I got to the bottom first and all of a sudden heard a shout from both Zack and another woman.   And suddenly I was blocking a watermelon with my foot before it could smash into the wall.


Apparently, the woman forgot the watermelon was on the bottom rack of the shopping cart before she got on the moving walkway behind Zack.  The watermelon must have heard that Zack was adopting fruit because it jumped free and beaned Zack in the back of the legs.  He jumped and the watermelon kept going (did you know watermelons bounce?).  The woman was mortified but Zack and I were in stitches.  She said she'd never seen a kid jump so fast.


Zack -- you can't have a boring life with him around!




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21 comments:

  1. You tell such a great story, Lori! I could picture the whole thing unfolding.

    About cherries, do you own a cherry de-pitter (not sure what to call it)? If not, you MUST get one. It pops all of those pesky seeds right out, and then you can pop the whole cherry in your mouth without fishing around for the seed! Amazing, I tell you. :-)

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  2. What a fun day!

    I've been down that frisbee road - sort of. When I was about 7, some neighborhood boys came over to play frisbee with my brother. Being 'tough guys,' they were teasing me about my teddybear print leggings (oh yes!). So, I took the frisbee and threw it on top of the two story house with an attic! Dad had to climb up and get it, and there was definitely NO more teasing. :)

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  3. I'm still laughing over the watermelon!

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  4. This is a wonderful post of life and the adventures it allows. Zack is just precious and you Lori are the best! Bouncing watermelons...bahahaha

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  5. Well some kids have pet rocks... yours had adopted fruit! Suh fun. I have the city monoloply and the credit card. We also got the Harry potter clue.. :) I have a NASCAR Dale Jr jacket.. oh how I live the jacket.. lol don't really like the sport.. Anyway! I am glad you and him had fun, Y'all need to take a trip to my part of Florida! <3 !!

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  6. Love the watermelon story.
    My grandson made a pet out of a bunny shaped peep one Easter.:-D

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  7. I giggled while reading this post. It's the silly times and the little moments that add up to a happy life, no?

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  8. What a hilarious story!
    Gotta 2nd the cherry pitter; I love mine and use it for both cherries and olives. It makes Greek salads a little safer :)

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  9. What wonderful memories you are making with your young gentleman! And don't worry about the innocent Nascar infatuation... race cars are bright and colourful, they're fast, and they're noisy. What's not to love when you're a little fella? I'm a mom of four boys, all grown, and believe me, these grand summer days will gift you with unforgettable, cherished remembrance when Zack's childhood is in the unreachable past. Enjoy!

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  10. Kids - life is certainly not dull when they are around!

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  11. Wow, what an adventure! Glad Zack didn't get hurt.

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  12. You have such an awesome kid. :)

    I can't believe I'm not the only one who wants to adopt fruit! I took home the cutest little apple the other day and was sad to eat it. I also once bought a lemon just because it was adorable.

    Maybe I need to get a canary?

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  13. Your Zack is such a cute kid!

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  14. Your Zack is such a cute kid!

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  15. Be careful Zack, rolling watermelons can be dangerous

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  16. Glad no one was hurt. That would have been a story...."well you see, this watermelon...."

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  17. I was laughing reading this post which I so totally needed! Zack is a total stitch and yes my friend you are always a rockstar!

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  18. Oh that is too funny and you have such a gift for words that I can just see that watermelon heading your direction.

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  19. What a great day, and fun stories. That Zack sounds like a lot of fun to be around :)

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  20. sweet post! and I LOVE your new banner. How does one do that? I'm a bit IT challenged... :-)

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  21. Sounds like a splendid time, from start to finish! Loved your story, Lori!

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