Jake asked me if he could take me out to brunch for mother’s day, and it sounded awesome..brunch is my favorite. Except that I have been wanting to go to the Doughnut Plant on the Lower East Side for about 3 years, and decided I’d rather do that. I’ve had Doughnut Plant doughnuts before, but I’ve never been there before. Growing up, doughnuts were my favorite food, and they’d probably still be if I didn’t feel obligated to choose something sort of healthy, so now it’s sandwiches.
Anyway, the doughnut plant did not disappoint. We basically tried almost everything. I loved the strawberry, and the peanut butter glazed jelly filled. I wasn’t ready for lunch until 5pm.
Call me a crazy doughnut obsessed lady, but I just LOVE when doughnuts aren’t perfectly round. I guess it makes them feel less machine made. (all doughnuts made at the doughnut plant are made with fresh, natural ingredients and it is sooo obvious in the taste.)
Since we were in Chinatown, we passed this little chinese bodega. I saw these animals hanging and immediately thought of what a perfect size they were for Pip. We bought her the green one and rushed up to show him to her.
I scrubbed that thing with hospital disinfectant wipes, that are so heavy duty you have to wear gloves. I’m not a germaphobe (I wish I was!) but that thing was nasty, and my Pip is obviously a little princess. That steed needed proper cleaning!
As you can see, she was initially a little unsure of the thing. It’s bouncy and it took a lot out of her to balance on it. I love her ‘don’t make any sudden movements’ face above.
She saw her blanky underneath her bed, pulled it out, and then suddenly the horsey was a blast! Everything is better when blanky is there!
Then, because it was the most perfect weekend ever, we took her outside. I suddenly wondered if we had ever had Pipsey walk in the grass barefoot. So we took off her shoes and had her explore. She didn’t really like it. She avoided the grass as much as possible by standing on the heels of her feet. She looked longingly at the mat we had laid out, and reached for me to pick her up. Being the mean mama I am, I forced her to hop back and forth, one foot at a time for a few minute. Eh, it’s good for her to try new things! I tell you, I swore zucchini was poisonous until I was a teenager. I couldn’t believe my mom would put my life at risk and make me eat it. But now I love it. Same goes for you, Pip. You’re going to love grass one day.
Y’all, I still can’t believe that my Piper Jane doesn’t rip off sunglasses the second they are placed on her face. She really enjoys wearing them. Maybe it’s just because she is a fan of the cat eye style?
I love summer and I’m looking forward to it, but it has just been so fun to spend all this time outside with our little P-nut in the comfortable cool weather we’ve had. We stay out until she needs suctioning or the battery in her vent is low. It’s been so great. I can’t tell you how boring the routine can get, spending so much time in a hospital. But being outside, with my two favorites is like heaven. Hooray!