So we decided to immediately turn that news into a celebration. I always want the girls to know that good behavior is something we make a big deal out of. Mike and I thought about it, and decided to take the family for dinner at Pops in Arcadia, OK. Arcadia is just a few miles east of Edmond (the suburb of Oklahoma City that we live in), and it is situated on a strip of the original Route 66. Arcadia is a small community near Lake Arcadia. The town is famous for The Round Barn (featured in the movie Elizabethtown) and Pops. Pops is a very large, futuristic gas station that has literally thousands of different rare and interesting sodas from around the world. Question: do you say soda or pop? This is a matter of great importance.
Anyway, we let the girls each pick out whatever drink they wanted. Leah chose a super sweet strawberry soda while Hannah opted for chocolate milk (the girl does not like anything carbonated), and Mike and I chose root beer. We sat and sipped our sodas (or pops!) and ate some burgers and then ordered a giant chocolate chip cookie for dessert. When we left, it was just getting dark, and the giant soda bottle outside was starting to light up. It was a great way to celebrate their accomplishment!
Leah and her jelly belly strawberry pop
Hannah and her non-carbonated choice: chocolate milk
Me and my Jack Black Root Beer
The Pops Bottle at sunset
Do you have a favorite place to go for special celebrations??