When we arrived at the restaurant, we were fortunate to get a seat right away. As many of you know these restaurants are packed on Friday nights. We called and they said they do not take reservations but they would make sure we did not wait for more than 20 minutes by calling in ahead of time. And we did not have to wait at all!!
So we sat down to order, I ordered a steak and shrimp meal, my husband got a huge hamburger and guess what our "Dear Hayley" ordered at a Steak House. Macaroni and Cheese, and a tossed salad along with stringbeans!! :-) Almost put me to shame with my steak and shrimp dinner. But she said she loves their Mac and Cheese. More power to her, and not eating any meat. We decided to get dessert there instead of making another trip to "Rita's" for ice cream. Blaine got a slice of carrot cake and Hayley got some kind of Brownie with ice cream on it. I was quite full from my meal, therefore did not get dessert, but that isn't to say that I didn't sample a spoonful or two of their desserts. I think Hayley's eyes were bigger than her stomach as she only took two bites and brought the rest home. I am not even sure how it looked before she put it in the freezer, as we made a few stops after leaving the restaurant.
The next stop was at a mall where she wanted a certain purse that would match an outfit she just had bought a few days before. My goodness she is getting so into clothes and accessories and everything has to match. Hmmmm ...sounds a little like her Nana!
We had a special time and we were glad we could share the evening with her. She was the only child for 5 years and the times we have together are usually spent with her and Kathleen now. So it was a little "Me" time for Hayley that night.
It was cloudy and chance of rain that day, but it still was a nice time together with them. After eating lunch, the girls got on the playground and met some other children there.
We were planning on leaving on Sunday to head home, but the weather was bad, and they did not want us taking the 3 hour ride home in all the rain.
Which was great and worked out well. As Jill had fallen on Saturday and turned her ankle and this gave her the day to rest.
Hayley spent some time that day working on her jewelry business. This granddaughter of ours just amazes us. She started making her own jewelry to sell when she was only 6 years old. She has sold alot to family and friends. And guess who her biggest customer is? She showed me some of her new pieces and telling me how good they would go with such and such an outfit. And you know being a NANA I couldn't resist her selling tactics.
So sadly this morning we had to leave. They had to get back to their busy weekly schedules and we needed to get back home .
We are glad that we could ~Take the Time ~ to be with them and them with us. The girls are growing so fast, and every bit of time we have with them is cherished. Sometimes the simple things in life can last a lifetime.
Have a wonderful week.