This past Saturday we went on a double date with Dan and Amanda. They got a babysitter for the boys so it was an adult only date, which was very nice.
We took in a movie (Chef) at the theater in Huntington first. We had gift certificates for the movie, popcorn and soda so that was a huge plus! We all enjoyed the movie but Michael and I thought the ending could have used a little help. Even though…I’d still recommend it – it made me laugh out loud several times which is a winner in my book.
After dinner we walked a few blocks to the main street area of Huntington. It’s another cute little community with lots of shops, restaurants and activity. There were lots of restaurants to choose from (Greek, burgers, Italian, Japanese, Panini’s, etc) We settled on (ok..the girls settled on) Tomo Hibachi Restaurant. Japanese is one of my favorites (and I think Amanda too) and it’s been a VERY long time. We sat at the hibachi and each ordered something different. Michael, Amanda and I each ordered a hibachi dish (salmon, chicken & filet respectively) while Dan went with Teriyaki Chicken. The food was excellent and the conversation was very enlightening and interesting to say the least. The chef didn’t put on the best show but I think that may have been because we were in such a deep discussion he knew it really wasn’t worth it.
Sunday morning we were up much earlier than normal so that we could all attend Alex’s season ending show for Mommy & Me. His Mommy & Me class is at the gym that Amanda works at so it’s pretty convenient for Amanda. This was his last session with the ‘babies’ (15-30 months) and will move up to the Little Dipper’s group when the next session starts.
Alex wasn’t really into participating…he is 2 1/2, you know! But we enjoyed watched all the other kids and when Alex decided he wanted to participate we were all very happy…probably his mama most of all! The kids do forward rolls, backward rolls, walk on a balance beam and jump on a trampoline among other things. I think it’s a great activity for the kids. Ben will be able to start within the next 5 months or so and then Amanda will really have her hands full!
Dan and Amanda were given a certificate for a dozen free bagels from one of the area bagel shops when they moved into their new home. Mike and Dan picked them up on the way home from Mommy and Me and we all indulged in bagels for lunch! There is definitely a difference between store bought bagels and fresh New York bagels.
We had a nice leisurely afternoon (some napped, some watched TV, some chilled) and then grilled some burgers and dogs for an early dinner. We followed that with a few games of Cards Against Humanity Michael and I had never played before and were surprised by some of the cards. But it was fun and we did a LOT of laughing. If you’ve not played it it’s kind of like the game Apples to Apples…but more of an adult version.
Dan introduced us to a new TV show (for Netflix only) called Orange is the New Black. I’d heard of it but never watched it as we don’t have NetFlix. It’s definitely an ‘adult only’ show but interesting to say the least. So we’ve been watching a few shows a day. There are only 2 seasons at this point so we don’t have too many to watch to catch up. The only trouble is is to figure out how to watch future seasons since we don’t have Netflix! ***Found out as I was writing this that the show is actually based on a true story!
Yesterday I purchased tickets for us to see Boston & The Doobie Brothers in concert while we’re in Wisconsin in August. We’ll be in the area for a Heartland rally and just couldn’t pass up the chance to see both groups! The concert on Ft. McCoy and monies earned goes back to soldiers so it’s a win-win for us. Civilians are allowed on post for the concert too so if you’ll be in the area you may want to click HERE to check it out. We sure would love to see you!