Monday, June 1, 2009

A Day of Family Fun

Friday was a full day of fun for our family! We started the day by meeting up with some other moms from Building Better Moms at Deanna Rose Farmstead. Nick was a bit self-conscience attending a moms group playdate, but he got over it quickly. The boys had a ball as always! (For reference, Jackson is in blue, Tyler is in green and Chase is in stripes.)

We then came home where the boys crashed for some nice long naps. When they woke up we had the pool in the backyard filled for them! As the boys were playing in the water and eating their popsicles I threw an idea out to Nick... "Let's take some of that birthday money from my grandparents and go out to eat as a family tonight!" He was all for it, and I was pumped at the thought of not having to cook or clean up! (Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!)

Bob Evans has become our restaurant of choice when venturing out with the boys. They're laid back, always have plenty of high chairs, have cheap food and it didn't hurt that I had a free kids meal coupon. This particular dining out experience was a liberating one for me! Normally I bring bibs, sippy cups, anti-bacterial wipes and a huge diaper bag when we eat out (we've eaten out with the boys a whopping 4 times now). This time I thought "you know what, my boys are almost two (*gasp!*) and they are capable of eating without bibs as long as we don't give them too much ketchup. And really the boys are great at using cups with straws now, so we don't really need the sippy cups... and they're old enough now that I don't need to go crazy with wiping the table and chairs."

I walked out of the house with a diaper bag with just diapers in it, which I left in the car at the restaurant. That means I was able to walk into the restaurant with nothing but my purse! WOW! What a feeling :)

Anyway, we bought the boys each a cup of chocolate milk. They've had chocolate milk here at home but I suspect Bob Evans uses a bit more chocolate in theirs. The boys were literally trembling while drinking it!

All in all it was a wonderful day! The boys were well behaved throughout the whole day (but really, I expect nothing less from them) and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.


Momma Z said...

Wow! Sounds great. We took B out for dinner for the first time last night. He has had breakfast but never dinner.

Laura said...

aw! I wish I could've been there! sounds like a blast! and YAY for not having to bring anything into the restaurant except for a purse!

breckholladay said...

congratulations on a new mile stone.

RoseAnneH said...

The boys are getting so grownup! I can't wait to see how tall they are. And I am very glad they weren't trampled by that large plastic cow they were sitting under. lol

Kris said...

They realy are getting older! I love the pics! Glad you had a great dinner out as a family!

Brenda said...

You're braver than me (going into a restaurant w/o a diaper bag).

I have to say though, the last picture of Chase eating cracks me up! That face he's making...

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

How fun! They sure look like they enjoyed that milk. Those straws are cool! We miss Bob Evans--we always ate there when we lived in Indiana. Their potato soup is the bomb!

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