Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Family Night fun



We were inspired by our friends the Caldwell's blog so yesterday we had a family night lesson in the car on the way to The Grand Asia Market. The kids thought it was the most awesome time ever. They liked checking out all of the asian goods, the smiling, waving, golden cats, the large buddha statues, and the shiny red tasseled decorations. They loved going to the sea food area and checking out the large tanks full of swimming striped bass and tilapia and the little turtle that shared a home with them. The turtle's shell was covered with green fuzzy moss that looked like funny green hair. They aptly named him 'Moss'. I wish we had taken a picture of him, he was so cute. Then we toured the meat department and the children were enthralled with the packages of chicken feet for sale. I reminded Parker how he complained about dinner earlier. ;)

They had fun picking out a package of japanese fizzy fruit candy (pretty yummy!) and some gum and they were amazed when we showed them later on the globe where the candy was made and how it was shipped all the way here.

Greg picked out a soda called Grass Jelly Soda. Banana flavored. I knew he shouldn't have picked that (soda with chunks of jelly in it is what I imagined and I was correct) but you only live once and he is a brave soul when it comes to taste buds, lol. He described it as tasting a bit like armpits and would I like to try it? No thank you. I am sure it is probably healthy but I prefer soda with no chunks in it...

Oh it was great fun. The world is very interesting. I love family night. Please as treat for you, make sure to read the description under the brand name on the gummy candy bag. "offer admiring feelings of a graceful lady."
hehehe

8 comments:

Rich said...

ugh - grass jelly drinks were huge in Cambodia, I never did get used to them completely - but some of the ones with fruit were really good!

Gail said...

What a creative family night. Greg is a brave one.Rob tried some strange Chinese stuff on his mission also, including the chicken feet. Yuck!

Meredith said...

I'm so happy to hear there's an Asian grocery out there! We have one close to our house and I LOVE it! You have to look for Sushi Chef dark soy sauce next time you go. It's the best; you'll never be able to use Kikkoman or La Choy again!

Heather said...

oooh, I will look for that Meredith! :)

Heather McKeon said...

Excellent. It all reminds me of the time my color-blind brothers went to the Asian market and bought what they thought was an eclair type dessert, but what was in fact a bean cake with red fish sauce! Yummy.

Gail said...

I visited this with Rob and the boys while there last weekend. Very interesting and fun. The smoothies were great but next time I'll choose without bubbles(gummy balls).

Rob said...

Armpit soda ...mmmm. Makes me so thirsty just thinking of it. I highly recommend the strawberry smoothies (I like mine with bubbles, but a lot of people can't hack slurping gummy balls through a straw. Also, the steamed barbecue pork buns are yummy.

Rob said...

Those muscat gummies are good cold. funny, I've never read the bag. I must get a bag NOW! admiring feelings of a graceful lady, here I come!