Saturday, March 15, 2008

Birthday dinners in Seattle

We all went out to dinner in Seattle at the Icon Grill, , for both Mark's and my birthday celebration. It is always great when we get to slip away for the night and have dinner in Seattle. We first drove to Bainbridge Island and dropped off the kids with my parents. They took them to the movie, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. They said they had a great time seeing that movie. Rebecca and I really wanted to see it too with the kids, but this way, they got to see the movie, and we had an adult night out. Everyone wins. Afterwards, the kids went out to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa and they said they had a fun time dining with them.

We all headed over to Seattle on the ferry and met up at the Icon Grill. They are most famous for their desserts, but the food was really good. I had flat iron steak, which was so good since it doesn't seem like I have steak much at all anymore. This was a great picture of Reba, Mark and Sue at the table before we ate dinner. No one had to cut any one's food up for them or keep them occupied--except for me of course.

Like I said, the desserts are incredible. There is one dessert, the sundae. They bring it out in a huge fortune cookie with multiple scoops of ice cream. They also bring a separate plate of m&ms, crumbled cookies, whip cream, etc. You then tell them what you want on it and they dump all of the goodies on top. Reba told them to dump it all on. Shooting out of the top of the sundae is a cone fortune cookie with whip cream coming out of it. Reba's sister, Hannah, thought it funny to shove the whole thing in her mouth and she graciously allowed me to capture this on film. She will be forever sorry knowing that I have this picture of her. They brought the birthday boys a homemade ding dong with homemade ice cream and fudge sauce. All and all, it was more dessert than a table of 10 would need, but we still put a pretty good dent in it.

We took the ferry home and picked up the kids from grandma and grandpa's house at 10 p.m. and drove them home. They were all so tired and of course woke up for the 45 minute drive home. We came home and threw them right in bed. They all "slept in" until 7:30 this morning, which is good, but we know they will feel the effects today. We may also feel some of the backlash. Here is Noah, so excited to be up s late in the car. We all had a great time tonight.
Tired and happy

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