I wanted a picture of everyone and of course that makes me hate that Rachel isn't in them. But we saw the daisies on the wall upstairs and sat there to include Rachel...
Later, we went to Chili's for dinner cause we had the "kids eat free coupons" and a gift card. Matt spent half the time in the van trying to talk sense into a 16 month old who was freaking out because he wanted to go see the blue lights at the bar - and Sam ended up dropping his ice cream on the floor - which of course broke the glass bowl and caused some crying. And that's just part of it. The non-stop screaming from Asa is what really did us (and everyone in the place) in. The waitress brought us two bowls of cherries (I HATE reinforcing his bad behavior with something he likes!) to try to make him happy. Really what he needed was discipline, but don't say that in public! I have officially decided that we will not be going out to eat with the kids anymore. Take out sounds much more enjoyable. I actually packaged up the leftover ice cream into a kids cup and took it home where I finished it in the peace of my own home at 11 pm. The older kids were perfect though... but unfortunately, it only takes one! :\
|look at the sweet smile on my right.... and the grumpy boy on my left!! That was our night!!|
Happy Birthday Sam. Mama loves you!