Today was Mark’s birthday and I don’t know about him, but I had a great day! I think he had fun. Pretty sure you can’t go wrong with taking a day off from work, having some time to yourself while the rest of the family is at work/school and eating, eating and eating.
Mia helped me wrap his gifts. I think it’s pretty safe to say that we’ve discovered one of her love languages.
For dinner, we decided to go to a Japanese hibachi grill (or teppanyaki) where the chef cooks the food in front of you and does all kinds of fancy stuff with sharp objects and fire. Mia had heard us talking about it and had been asking to go so this seemed like a perfect way to celebrate since Mark really likes Japanese food.
Finn really, really wanted to stay near the fish tanks to watch all the fish but I finally got him to go back to the table when I asked him if he wanted to see the guy do fire. Giant flames and seeing a guy tossing food trying to get it in people’s mouths…you can just imagine how much fun that is for a little boy. (“Don’t try this at home, kids” is definitely an appropriate conversation)
Watching the egg tricks. He threw his egg up into his hat and Finn was so confused for a bit. Our chef was so good with the kids and really got them involved.
The kids have asked for chopsticks a few times at home, so they got really excited when they got a set tonight. Finn had a great time eating his goldfish crackers with the chopsticks. Both kids are really good at it and bonus for us, it makes things more exciting (and last longer!).
When we were getting in the car, I asked Mia if she liked dinner. She said, “Yeah, but why was it so short?” Guess time really does fly when you’re having fun.
After dinner we went for frozen yogurt.
Obviously, everybody was really focused on their own bowl of frozen yogurt…
Fun times. Happy Birthday, Mark!