We're pulling out early in the morning. I've been packing like crazy today. No small task. One child likes to take everything out of the suitcase the minute I turn my back and the other likes to pack what she thinks we will really need. I was constantly taking things out (Barbie Dream House furniture) and putting things back in (the pile of now un-folded shorts and tee shirts) While I'm on vacation, I thought that I'd introduce you to a couple of my favorite things.
Here's what's we'll have with us on the way there:
These are the bees knees of graham crackers as far as I'm concerned. I just stumbled on them about a month ago when I had a coupon. Boy, am I glad that I did. The kids love em'. I love em'. They are yummy! There are real chunks of banana in these. At first it threw me off a little. What are those chewy bits? I wondered. Then I realized that they were actually little pieces of banana and I embraced them. Warning: they are addicting!
And here's something that I'll be bring back, Seven Keys Coconut Toast Spread:
When I was growing up, my great-grandparents worked in an orange grove down in Florida while spending their winters there. They were just too active to really retire, I guess. We'd trek down every Spring to see them and visit the orange grove. Have you ever smelled orange blossoms? I can't be grouchy with the smell of orange blossom in the air. I smile just thinking about it. Anyhow, they sold this fabulous toast topping in the gift shop at the grove. I think that it tastes heavenly. I love it on my bagels or toast or... if no one is looking...warmed up a little and straight from the jar. I should point out that this product did get mixed reviews in my house. My 4 year old informed me, "That tastes like sunblock!" She probably associated the coconut taste with the smell of suntan lotion. Oh well. I still love it.