Happy Birthday Uncle David...Today is my brother-in-law's 46th birthday. 46, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? Yes, our fourties are coming up fast for Ken and I. When I turn fourty, Jack will be 3 and Deanna will be 17. Feeling old yet?
We took David to a terrific Thai joint about three miles from the house. For those of you here in Atlanta, Thai Star on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is incredible, and extremely reasonable to boot. For three grown adults (Jack's dinner was prepared and brought to the restaurant...we're thinking ahead here!) who had a few appetizers and several dishes and drinks, we walked out for $53.00, and that includes the 25% tip I left the server because Jack flirted with her the whole time we were there. It was a great experience, and I'm glad that David liked the food as much as we did. Ken and Dave are extreme chili-heads, (I lost my taste for super-spicy while I was pregnant with Jack), so their food was rocking hot, and my salad was spicy (which is a good thing actually) and tastey too! I give this place 5 stars, and I believe every word of the reviews that I read, having now experienced the place myself.
Jack was great tonight. It's so much fun being able to go out to dinner with him. He's people-friendly, he's a flirt with the ladies, and he doesn't make those insane messes that other little kids make. I guess if it involves food, Jack's no dummy. Why waste it when eating it is so much more fun. David and Jack played before we left the house for dinner, and even though it was nearly Jack's bedtime when we left to go eat, he held his mud...he was terrific. Of course he had his bath and went straight to bed as soon as we got home, but he was really really good. Yes, I'm a proud Mommy. I remember the days when we had to take food to go because we couldn't get Jack to stop crying in restaurants when he was still an infant. Jack, you've come a long way baby!
We bought David a new video game for the computer, a license plate frame from FSU, and last but not least, we Stooged him! Explaining the "stooging" is a post all it's own, but it's a family joke, and this time we got him! It was a fun night, and I'm glad that we all have such a good relationship with one another, especially for Jack's sake. Ken, Jack, David, Smokey and I are all we have family-wise here in Atlanta, so getting together for holidays and birthdays is a really fun thing to do because it's not too over-crowded with too many family members (I come from a really big family, I admit it...) and everyone gets along; there's no drama in gathering as a family here. Back in LA, it's a totally different ballgame. I'm glad to know that Jack will actually be raised with a sense of functionality in opposed to dis-functionality, when it comes to the family.
Happy Birthday David... I hope you had a nice birthday. I'm just waiting for the phone to ring...when you've been Stooged, there's nothing left to do except call and groan into the phone and think of a new way to return the Stooges to the person who stooged you! Good luck Dave...I'm ready for ya! ;-p
I'll explain the whole Stooge thing in my next post, so everyone can be in on the joke as well!