Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Monday, January 28, 2008

Compliments! Compliments!

We have always gone out to eat on the weekends instead of going to Publix! Well the boys have grown up in restaurants and even with 3 never act up when we are out to eat. When we first meet Kelli we thought our days of eating out where over. She was loud, clumsy, messy just a complete train wreck. We stayed away from restaurants for the first 3 weeks and when we finally ventured out it was to RJ Gators or Duffy's. Well after a few bathroom trips to talk about what I expect her behavior to be while we are out she has became a restaurant champion! She orders herself, uses her napkin, reminds the boys we talk low in restaurants and has just blossomed.
This weekend we went to the Seafood Fest in Port Salerno, after Sal won a fish hat and Kelli won a lobster pen we wandered around down town and found a seafood restaurant. We looked at the menu and it was pricey but we thought we would treat ourselves, they asked if we wanted to sit outside which the kids picked and off we went. We where sitting on a boardwalk within a foot of the water where boats parked. I was having my normal nervous breakdown because I didn't realize outside meant sitting on the dock and I gave the kids the whole do not move out of your seats, you can fall in the water etc. With that we order and the kids start eating calamari (which I find funny since Vinny and Sal do not eat anything but pizza, hot dogs or chicken) and watching the boats come and go. Once our food arrives the table to our left 3 teenagers and their mom turn to us and say what a wonder job the children are doing at this type of restaurant. We say thank you and go back to eating. When we were finished and filling up the kids to go cups the table to our right 3 older people came over to our table to say how well behaved all our children where during our meal. We just had more compliments then what we knew to do with! Way to go kids, we will continue to eat out!!!

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