Friday, January 1, 2010

Family Fun Night

On the 27th we decided to have Family Fun night. The kids were not digging it so much because Drama Queen wanted to go shopping before dinner and a movie but the mall closes at 6 on Sundays and Hermit Crab was pretty sure she was going to hate the 'feel good' movie "The Blind Side". We had dinner at Harry's Cafe in Lakeville which is kitty corner from the movie theater. It has a motif of airplanes and WWII. As in the planes they flew in that war. Very good food and cocktails.

Drama Queen thinks she is a bad a**, but look at her trying not to smile

Hermit Crab hates getting her photo taken and was sure she was going to hate the movie.

I had a nice Club wrap. It was huge and I couldn't finish.

Hermit Crab had the Chicken Fajita salad. Another large portion.

Dude had a Philly Cheese steak sandwich. It was so juicy and sloppy I'm surprised he didn't spill.

Drama Queen had enchiladas. She has been on a kick with these. One of her closest friends is Puerto Rican and she had the best home made ones at Mich's house.
The movie was FANTASTIC! Sandra Bullock should get an Oscar for her performance. It was funny and sad and heart wrenching and hopeful. It truly shows that there are good people in the world. No rewards, no one hand washing the other, just a person who did what was right. Even if you know it is about football, that is just a part of the story. It is a story about family. And Hermit Crab actually enjoyed it. I love it when I'm right and she isn't.
I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's. We are such party animals here. The kids both went to friends houses for the night. Dude and I had a super scrumptious meal of prime rib late in the night. We came home, he went to bed and I broke out the bubbly and watched "My Sister's Keeper" and cried again. And said a little thank you that my kids are healthy. This is how we roll people.
Peace out!


Monica H said...

I often make my brother watch movies he ordinarily wouldn't and sometimes he really likes them. I love when that happens!

Happy new year Tami!

A Year on the Grill said...

Jackie and I have a deal.... two chick flics to one Sci Fi

Love the photo of drama queen... I had a teeenager for 15 years (she started early)

tamilyn said...

I hear ya Dave. Drama Queen started "drama" around age 3. I'm either going to rehab or I'll be sainted.

Leslie said...

Ohh I am dreading the teenage years!
I loved the movie as well.

Foodycat said...

Those portions are enormous! I've always wanted to try a Philly cheese steak... one day!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sounds like a perfect night! Love that movie (sad as it is)! Thanks for visiting me so I could come and find you! Happy New Year!