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Makes My Monday: Rays of Sunshine on Rainy Weekends

Despite being stuck inside with 3 cabin-fevered kids (and 2 cabin-fevered adults), and all the bickering that goes along with that…there were quite a few moments of sunshine in our house over the weekend.

We went to the local Japanese Steak House (the kind where they cook right in front of you), and had a GREAT time. The kids ate more than they do when we take them to other restaurants, and Maggie and Logan even mastered chopsticks! (Well, okay – so they’re the “kid” version of chopsticks where they band ’em together with rubber bands and a piece of paper, but I was still quite impressed!!)

Maggie with Her Chopsticks

Logan with His Chopsticks

Burke decided that he was too hungry and wanted to use a fork πŸ˜‰ Can’t say that I blame him…those chopsticks are tricky!!


We also started to get Burke’s “Style” in place. (It’s only fair. Maggie’s is already there.)

Burke with His New McQueen Comforter

He has new McQueen sheets too, but – obviously – they’re under the comforter. And he just picked out a few things to hang on the walls … more about that later πŸ™‚

But the ray of sunshine here was that he wanted to share this with his siblings πŸ™‚

Maggie, Burke, and Logan

Maggie, Burke, and Logan

Please excuse the fuzziness of Burke…he couldn’t stop bouncing because he was so excited. LOL!

These rays of sunshine (well behaved kids and sharing) that cut through our otherwise-very-rainy weekend TOTALLY Make My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Entertaining Food

We took the kids to the local Japanese steak house for dinner last night. I was a little worried about burnt fingers since they cook the food right in front of you – but it was all good.

The chef was very entertaining. And while Maggie did hold her hands over her ears while he was banging throwing the knives around, all of the kids definitely enjoyed themselves. They were transfixed the entire time he was cooking. He made lots of fire (a little scary, but cool), and a volcano, and other fun stuff. I think they were most impressed when he flipped the egg shell into his chef’s hat though πŸ™‚ We all clapped when he finished.

Logan went to TOWN on the food. Especially the rice. The little guy couldn’t shovel it into his mouth fast enough LOL. Burke (a.k.a. Mr. Picky) tried things, and even ate more than one spoonful of rice…but didn’t love the chicken or the steak. Maggie was a pro with the chop sticks! (I think I could have been if they’d used a rubber band on mine too though πŸ˜‰ )

And of course, all three kids loved the “fried” ice cream. (Fried? Really?? Seems to me that it’s just vanilla ice cream rolled in some cornflakes. We can do that at home!)

All in all – a good trip. Maybe I’ll take a tip from a friend and we’ll hit the Fondue place next time!