We've been talking about doing something with Luke for a few weeks now. Finally tonight was the perfect evening -- to take Luke out for his first ice cream cone.
So, we went here -- which is merely a 1/2 mile or so from our home -- a perfect walk!
I know, I know -- what you're all thinking. "Sarah, you've worked with 'Dairy Queen' for how long, and you take your son to 'Sonic' for his first cone." Well, my response is this -- "For those of you who are local in this town of our's, you know exactly why we chose 'Sonic' over 'DQ.' If you don't understand, come talk to me in person."
Anyways, we got to "Sonic," and we put ourselves on the nice patio since we walked. Marc went straight for the speaker to order....
While we waited on a cone and Marc's sundae, Luke did this....
He crawled all over the patio and got FILTHY DIRTY!
Then, he played a bit with the jogging stroller.
Finally, he just sat down on the patio and waited for a bit until our treats were delivered.
When our treats came, I sat him on my lap and put the bib on him (yep, I had taken along a bib on our walk as well as some wet washcloths).
First, Luke merely touched the cone to the tip of his tongue.
Then, Luke figured out that it was pretty good, so he went for a little bit bigger of a bite.
Lastly, I had to "clean up" the cone a bit for Luke to keep licking.
Overall, Luke did enjoy his cone -- or my cone. It was obviously new to him. Next time, I'm sure he'll be a "pro" -- at least for a one year-old.
Just as we were cleaning Luke up, some friends' parents came to the patio and talked with us for a bit (Yep, Joel Mac and Olivia G. -- we saw your parents).
Then, we completed our evening with a nice family walk around the neighborhood before heading home and putting Luke straight into the bathtub before bed.
**NOTE to Luke's Grandparents on the Koehn side: Since you'll be staying with Luke a few Tuesday evenings starting in September -- perhaps if it's nice out, Luke thought you might like to take him to "Sonic" again for an ice cream cone :) We sort of told him you'd do that. You wouldn't want to let him down, would you?
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