Monday, July 15, 2013

Would You Moo, Too?

Totally sounds like a kid's book, right?

You can see where my head is at most days. The level of sophistication I used to have has been reduced to books with fewer than 30 words-- many of those words being repetitious.

We didn't really moo, but we did dress like cows for free food. We went to chikc-fill-ay (spelled incorrectly as not to be among Google's search results on the topic) for their dress-like-a-cow-and-get-free-food event. It happens once a year in the summer and a friend of ours went with her family last year and scored full meals (with the delicious lemonade!) for zero bucks. No tax, nada. Just a good time and free food.

So logically, I scored B and I some used clothes and went to town on coloring spots. It took probably 1/2 hour, but something that required no real effort otherwise. I stuck some felt spots on my hat and shoes, taped other spots to our pants and B's shoes and we were on our way!

You might ask... what did you eat, you crazy vegetarian? They actually have a wrap on the menu that I asked to have chicken on the side. They also have salads that are delicious. Their fries are vegan and their lemonade is seriously so yummy. Benjamin had a kiddo meal and was happy to say hello to the dressed up cow character walking around the restaurant. And after lunch? A little fun in the play-place for the kiddos while us adults chatted away over lemonades on a hot summer day. Kind of fun for a free adventure! It gave us something different to do, and I knew B would be totally interested in the other kids and big cow. I also knew the food would be hit or miss as he apparently detests food (still. though he eats at least one great meal a day and 2 crappy ones... I'm just less stressed about it as he seems to be normal in size and ehm...diapers), but it was worth a shot. One nugget, 1 fry, and 1 whole container of chocolate milk. He has a love affair with milk. And chocolate milk? Basically perfection.

So would you {dress like a} moo cow for free food? Perhaps putting aside any political issues you might have with the chain?

Here are some photos to help you decide. I mean, we look ridiculously awesome.

Group photo (minus Jim who already left). We all ate free food! Some of the spots/outfits were already off as we were headed out after the play-place fun... until next year!
p.s. Thank you all so much for your thoughts on B's night terrors. While they haven't stopped, they've been temporarily replaced by the screaming in the middle of the night due to a stuffy nose. The sickies can probably be traced back to the children's museum we just joined. After two visits and a mom who was probably not diligent enough in washing hands right after (I have a thumb-sucker... argh!), we had ourselves a snotty baby. I will be buying stock in hand sanitizer. It's always something... kind of feels like having a newborn all over again. Le sigh.


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Yup, totally would. Especially if I got to hang with you and B man. Their lemonade is my second favorite menu item followed closely behind the cookies n cream milkshake.

Mmmm. And waffles fries....

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

You guys are!

Mama Bear said... [Reply to comment]

super cute!

Anne said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE it! So cute!

Party of Three Heads said... [Reply to comment]

I so would dress like a cow... Chic fil a is deff a favorite for me and my boy... The outfits you made?? Just precious! Cute cute!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

That is adorable! I love your dedication, right down to your hat! His tail is too cute!!

When else can you say that about a kid?

Darcey said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute group...chik fil a is a family favorite for us as well. Glad you are enjoying your summer!!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

OMG. You guys are so cute. But I don't know if I could do it. Kudos to you!

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

You two are seriously cute! And B's little it! I'm not sure if we have that franchise close by, but I would definitely dress up for some tasty free food...especially a good lemonade which is lacking in my life lately.

Laura McCannell said... [Reply to comment]

When you posted on IG I didn't realize you had dressed too! HA! Too cute!

Is that a wee little tail I see, drawn on Benjamin's behind? Because if so, you deserve extra credit.


And yes, I totally would. AND Grace loves chocolate milk nearly as much as she loves boobs- which is a lot!

Natasha said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness I didn't realize you dressed up too!! Ha! So cute- both of you!

I love that place- the lemonade is my fav and sometimes I will go just for that when I'm not actually hungry. Also about 2 weeks ago we discovered the ice cream sundae with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate syrup. Ummmmmmm so yummy!

We actually haven't tried chocolate milk yet because I'm scared he won't go back to regular milk- lol! I'm going to give him some soon though- don't want to deprive him!

Also I think now I must have ice cream :) Like right now! Hahaha!