Saturday, October 17, 2009

T.G.I. Friday???

We wanted to get away for the night, and just have a fun meal with The Family. Matt and I had some coupons and gift certificates for The Elephant Bar that we wanted to put to good use last night. We got to the restaurant, parked, got our names on the waiting list, went over to the bookstore to help the wait go by faster, waited the 45 minuets, let Hailey play with all the WILD ANIMALS in the place, we really thought this was going to be a GREAT idea... then we got seated. Landon and Hailey decided to make the biggest SCENE to date! They acted like they were being tortured! Needless to say we left the restaurant just after the waiter got us our waters...



So after deciding where we wanted to go now (I am cheap and I want to go somewhere we are going to get a deal) we landed at Baja Fresh. We were worried the kids were going to act up again, so we went somewhere we could pack up and leave if we needed to!! But to our ASTONISHMENT... the kids were on their BEST behavior there!! Maybe it was the Mexican music in the background, we are not sure, but SOMETHING changed their tunes... Here is Landon sitting in a totally similar highchair (after I disinfected it with baby wipes) to the one he was in at Elephant Bar only this time he is smiling and giggling...




And here is Hailey after dinner STILL in her happy mood playing out in the fountain. We thought it would be fun to make wishes and throw a penny into the fountain... this is Hailey wanting to get the pennies back!!


And this is me trying to get a good picture with my children. Staying at home with them ALL day EVERY day I wanted to get a picture of one of the more joyous occasion's... I was having to hold Hailey back from getting TOO wet, and Landon was GROWLING at me!! (his new favorite thing to do) And since we had already been ALL over the Riverpark Area, I decided before we left we needed to stop by The Claim Jumper and pick up a slice of their Chocolate Cake... have you ever had this cake?? PURE JOY!! YUMMMMOOOO.....




After Matt and I thought more about WHAT it was that changed the kids... we came to the realization that we did not care what it WAS just that it happened! Here is to many more nights with the kids!!

2 comments:

Joseph & Liz said...

That chocolate cake was my favorite at Claim Jumper...until I had the Chocolate Chip Calzone. It's to die for! Try it next time. =)

Nicole said...

I'm surprized you left the elephant bar after waiting all that time. Right now Brian and I can take turns walking around with Katelyn if she is acting up but when we've got two screaming kids I don't know what we will do. I guess we don't go out that much so it won't be too much of a problem.