While reading my morning blogs yesterday, I noticed it was Cow Appreciation Day at Chikfila (a fast-food chain that serves only chicken and tries to be somewhat healthier). This meant that if we went to Chikfila dressed as cows we would get free meals. Designing cow costumes seemed to be a good project to fill our morning. The kids thought so too.
We painted faces and colored spots on paper bags. Rachel made cow tails with white yarn attached to black yarn tassels -- very cute! I wore a sign that said, "I'm the MOO-ther", which entitled me to a free entree.
Here we are, mooing, before we left for lunch:
Chikfila was abuzz with cow spirit (the cow is their company mascot)! Balloons were flying and cow bells were ringing. Here we are enjoying our lunch:
I think the kids were awed by our experience. They rarely eat out and I don't think they'd ever been to Chik-fil-a before.
There were two live calves outside which we went to visit. David thought it was great fun to pet the calf:
And then tried to see just where is that calves mouth?
All in all, it turned out to be a terrific event for the kids. They had so much fun and I think we'll have to remember this for next year.