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Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Date with Sophia

I am blessed to have such beautiful nieces and nephews. They are all so special and unique.
I consider it a privilege to spend time with them.

Background Story:
Last week, Addison and I had an impromptu "date"! We got taco's, walked around the PX, we went to the library and look at books together, and then we got GELATO!! Yippy!
I loved EVERY MINUTE of it! It is soooo special to spend one on one time with the kids in my life!
So... this made me want to take Sophia on a date as well! Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me when Addison and I went out, but I was sure to bring it along for my date with Sophia!

Planning:
First, we Planned - Sophia talked about our "GIRLY TIME" for several days. We planned what we gonna wear, how our hair would be, Sophia picked her accessories, what we would EAT, where we would go, and of course what we would do!
Second, We came up with a "GIRLY TIME" handshake - Now as most of my nieces know, I already have a girly time handshake, but Sophia wanted an original handshake!
Lastly, We asked her Mom - We really had most of it planned out when we realized that we had not included Angela in on our planning. She was a very important part of making this happen!

Execution:
Sophia decided that she really wanted to go to the mall and get McDonald's french fry's and yogurt. Yes, you read it correctly, she wanted McD's! Here in Italy there are not McD's on every corner or even in every town. They are few and far between and they are mostly IN THE MALL! I was shocked at how different they are. The menu is totally different than what WE are used to AND there was NO Dollar Menu or Euro Menu! Ugh!
So, we had Angela drop us off at the mall and we were off...


 This is McD's Italian Cappuccino! It is REALLY Yummy and Pretty! Do you notice anything strange about this picture??
How about the REAL CUP and the silverware?? Isnt that strange??
They dont serve it in a to-go cup!

This was what I ate!
I am a little adventurous, so I ordered this. I wasn't sure that it was, but it was really good.
It had cheese and veggies in it. Not sure what else!
Ordering at this McDonalds was very difficult, because it is all in Italian and unlike "Easy America" each item doesn't have an accompanying picture...
This is the McCafe' Side! YUMMY

Yes, those are oranges on the case! They were 2 Euro EACH!!


After we ate,
we went "Princess Window Shopping"! Now, for those of you non-royals, this is how it works - You find something that you would like to own or that you would like to get as a gift for someone. Then you just say "BLING, I OWN IT"! And, it is magically yours (for pretend as Sophia kept clarifying!) So we walked around the mall and "blinged" everything!
Sophia had to have her picture next to this bathing suit that she "blinged"!

This woman said Sophia looked like an "American Princess" and had to get a Royal Hug and Kiss!



Acting Silly!
During all of the exhausting shopping we stopped to ride a camel, well Sophia rode I just watched!


The camel riding let to playing, so that brought us back to McDonalds to play in the playplace!

That wore us out and so...
We went to try out the Bocca della Verita' - aka The Mouth Of Truth!
This is scary stuff...



to finish up our day with GELATO!!!
Thank you Sophia for a Wonderful date! I cant wait till our next one. You promised me we would have one when you come to Florida! I will start the planning as soon as I get home!
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