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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dinner dates

Tonight Eric and I were scheduled to go to the dentist for our 6 month check up. Since we actually really like our dentist, we drive an hour from our home for our appointments. The office staff is great and there's even a little built-in playhouse for the kids that contains their entertainment with a VCR and a toy box.

The kids were great while each of us took turns with our appointments and then we headed out to get some dinner. Lincoln barely fussed the whole evening, Elaina ate something other than grilled cheese and Eric and I had good meals also. Finally, a successful, non-stressful meal that we sat down to enjoy together.

I guess the reason that this is so blog-worthy to report is that when you're dealing with an almost 1 and almost 3 year old, you just never know what kind of mixed bag of temperament you will have to deal with from one minute to the next. I commented several times to Elaina about how nice it was that everyone was enjoying their meals and how happy we were together. It's nice to think that our kids are growing up and getting to the point that we can take them anywhere and have an enjoyable outing with them wherever we end up. It was just one of those nights that have me peering into the future of what our little family has in store for us. It looks like lots of good times!

2 Welcome Comments:

Kate said...

Is that elaina... EATING?!?!

Tracy said...

Oh those pictures made my mouth water. Steak n Shake. I grew up with SNS and that is almost ALWAYS the first meal I eat on when we visit. MMM, yummy!