Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coffee anyone?

We got a new coffee maker yesterday - isn't she pretty?

Our old one, which we got as a wedding present 8 years ago, was close to giving up the ghost.  It would chug along quite loudly and s-l-o-w-l-y produce a pot of coffee, so we thought it was time to replace it before it quit working altogether.  I would've loved to get one of those single-serving machines, like a Tassimo or a Keurig, but it just wouldn't have been practical for what we need.  We usually make a full pot (or close to it) on the weekends, so we still would've needed a regular coffee maker in addition to the single-serve.  What I like about this one is that it has a built-in hot water dispenser, so I can put away my kettle and have one less thing sitting on the counter (I like to have tea or hot chocolate or instant cappuccino in the afternoon when the kids have snack).

When we took it out of the box yesterday, Annika took advantage of it sitting on the counter (before we plugged it in), and played "Starbucks" for a while.

Setting up shop
Caramel macchiato anyone?
She took our orders and brought us drink after drink last night. :)  I love this girl's imagination.  She can spend hours playing like this, making up stories and characters, etc.  I hardly ever hear her say "I'm bored" because she is very good at entertaining herself.  And she almost never asks to watch TV.  She gets to watch TV after lunch, for an hour when Emmett is sleeping (sometimes an hour and a half, if I let her watch a movie).  She knows when it's TV time and she sometimes gets very impatient when she knows it's time and I'm being slow, but other than that, she doesn't pester me to watch TV, which I'm very grateful for.

Anyways, back to the coffeemaker - Annika found one more thing to play with this morning, after I had told her she couldn't play with the machine anymore.

Can't let a good box (and a good hiding spot) go to waste, right?

So who wants to come over for coffee? :)


Anonymous said...

I'd love to come for coffee! When is a good time?

Watching kids play, using their imagination and creativity is a lot of fun. It often reflects what they have seen and heard throughout the day. It's kind of delayed replay!
~ Lil

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Looks just perfect!! If it makes you feel better we got a Tassimo for work and figgured out drinks work out to 60 cents-$1 each (on sale!).


pam said...

Thanks Amanda - that does make me feel better! I've always wondered what the cost per drink would be with those machines.

Gin said...

Listening to kids talk when they don't think anyone is listening is always fun and educational to listen to! I'm glad that she has the imagination that she has and that you encourage her to use it. Enjoy the new coffee maker!