Our planned visit with our Van Alstyne, TX happened to coincide with the twins’ spring break from school. The children are busy in the am, but we spend afternoons and evenings with them.
Today we met them at Chic-Fillet and whiled away a couple of hours making faces,
eating ice cream,
playing the card game that came with the kid’s meal.
From there we went to this place. Pickle is the surname of the two women who run the shop.
This is a quirky place. Alyssa (age 3) pointed out the spiders on the ceiling.
You peruse the shelves of plain figures and pick whatever you want, take it to the register and pay, then sit at a table. You look at the paint chart, pick up to six colors, and write them on the form. The “paint waitress” gets the paint for you, then you do your thing. Alyssa decided to paint her dog blue, inside and out.
You can take as long as you like. When you’re done, you leave it. The staff puts them away to dry then dips them in a glaze and puts them in a kiln. In about a week they call you to pick them up.
After our labors we tooled around Sam’s club for supplies for the gym, then rounded out the evening with a trip to the skating rink.
Duane kept Coy busy while I took pity on Brandey and helped the twins with my Grandmotherly encouragement and a helping hand. The twins were kind of getting the hang of things when we left.
Before we met the family we were finally able to ditch The Box and reunite with our truck. The bill was large. O well, it beats spending $70,000 for a new truck!
Tomorrow we are taking the twins out by themselves.
Louise and Duane