Wednesday, May 6, 2009

not even skeered.

FYI: The following post is proof positive that I'm not in any way afraid of the Swine Flu. In fact, I'm quite possibly laughing in Swine Flu's face...taunting it to "Come and get me".

For the past 3 years, our friends The Malahy's have been our beach vacation buddies.

Josh Malahy is a wedding photographer. This year, he had a wedding to shoot on Sunday in a nearby town - which meant that he would be gone during the first couple of nights of our trip. His one request was that we wouldn't eat dinner anywhere exciting while he was gone.

In keeping with our promise to Josh, we opted to head out to a Mexican restaurant for dinner on Sunday night.
The main thought being that Mexican would be a cheap, fast, no-fuss dinner.
Cheap? sure.
Fast? not so much
No-Fuss? you be the judge.

Between the Malahy family and ours, the dining party that evening was made up of:
3 adults
2 infants
and 3 little angels (look at those faces!)

The hostess took one look at the gazillion kids we had with us and muttered to the other hostess, "Put them in the back."


Evidently, "the back" is where they banish the unacceptable guests.
The ones who don't care about things like clean dishes

or chairs that are --- not broken.

How long did the person sitting in this booth have to wait for their dinner to make this hole in the mini blinds?
Just wondering...

The fantastic atmosphere in the "back room" was, to at least one family, the perfect place to have a 14-year-old birthday party.

Evidently, the birthday girl had lots of chocolate cake left over, so her mother offered the rest of the cake to us.
BEFORE our meal came.

Gee. Thanks, lady.

Avery almost lost her stinkin' mind when we told her that she would have to wait until after she ate her food to have the cake.
Things got a little ugly.

Chocolate Cake Lady was feeling super generous that evening. Just about everyone in the restaurant had a piece of that cake.
Including the waiter.

Yep. That's the waiter you see there sitting down chowin' away on some b'day cake.

Nothing but the best while we're on vacation, people.
High class all the way.

After eating 2.4 bites of their food...the kids dove into the chocolate cake with gusto.

Avery and Miller decided to bypass the whole plate thing (good thing, because they were dirty anyway) and eat the icing directly off of the cake.

As a result, total sugar overload occurred shortly thereafter, causing complete and utter chaos.

Here's Miller putting a fork in my diaper bag.
You know, for later.

And here's Avery and Carter screaming and running around the "back room" while we waited AN ETERNITY for our check.

I wonder why they thought they should put us in the back.

More adventures to come.
We'll be here till Saturday...


Mommy of Tyler and Chase said...

Love it! Thanks for the laughs..hope the dining experience gets better:) Love, Colin

JOYfilled Family said...

Amen! I'm not the only one who provides the entertainment at restaurants.

Pax -

Housewife Savant said...

When our oldest was little she was convinced we went to exciting places to eat while she was at school.
We never went to this little gem of a restaurant.
So she was wrong.

Swine flu has nothing on this dive.

You ARE fearless girl.

Kelli said...

What an experience! You keep tacklin that swine flu (my odds are with you!)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Love it.

Now I'm hungry for cake....and it's not even 9 am.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i would have been running in circles to annoy them too! and what cute kiddos!!!!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Now, that's what I call a night out.

Paisley & Polka Dot Patterns said...

I can't even tell you how much I love your blog! it always makes me laugh! I always look forward to what perfectly imperfect quirky thing you will blog next! love it! I'm stayin tuned!

Brittany said...

Ew. Ew. Ew.

That plate is nasty!

Hello.. Where the heck is the Health Department?!

As a former waitress, bad service in a restaurant is a pet peeve of mine. Grrr...

Kodi said...

Does it prove how pregnant I am that I just thought, "Man, Mexican does sound REALLY good."? :)

Seriously, though, I wish I was on the beach with you.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WAIT, does this mean you are missing Y&R?? You seriously need to send me your cell phone number so I can text you the 411. It's getting gooood!
You know you have hit the wall with a toddler when they have to start running through the joint...mine just did that tonight. (And last night...I need to cook more.)

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