First of all, did you all notice my new header? I wanted to show off my own tablescapes to give this blog more of my signature. You like...?
My son turned 7 years old three days ago. And since we practice not spending any money or doing any business on Sundays, the festivities got started on Saturday!
We have a lot of birthday traditions for our children:
Choice of restaurant for either lunch or dinner
Choice of cake from Mommy
Choice of birthday gifts (no more wrapping for me! :-D)
And three birthday celebrations if the actual birthday falls on a Sunday!
Always a birthday party, even if it's just to eat cake.
So now that you know that about my family, my darling son chose to eat at Chili's (or McDonald's as a back up) for his birthday after we indulged him at Toys R Us where he also got a shoutout for his birthday, a paper crown and a mylar balloon (sweet deal!).
He's never been to Chili's before but, as previously mentioned all of my darlings are brainiacs, so from the last report cards, we had coupons for free kids' meals at Chili's! (I forgot the coupons... "Brain wasn't happy with me) Anyway, we get there and he chooses mac-n-cheese, mandarin oranges and lemonade (same thing he asks for at home, only it cost me over $7!) So we enjoy our lunch, and the waiter comes back and as a frugal mom, I ask nicely, "It's his birthday (as if it's not obvious, he's still wearing his crown!) and I'm wondering (since I forgot the coupons for the free kids' meals showing off how smart my children are), do you do anything special for birthdays?"
He was quick to say that they normally sing aloud, but since they are busy, they can give him a FREE dessert- any one on their menu!
Awesome, since we all wanted to share this one yummy looking piece of yumminess... It seemed like eons before he came back with it but when he did, the real thing was 10 times better than the picture! Did I mention that on top was a huge scoop of ice cream covered in chocolate shell? Yah, drool fest is in town!
And since there were six of us, including my teen's boyfriend (man, that still sounds weird to me!) Daniel came along, we finished off that puppy in under 30 seconds!
Do we feel guilty for such an indulgence, no way! I just told you the ratio was 6 to 1. This sweet confection did not stand a chance and the calories burned from the sheer act of fighting over, I mean sharing one dessert were more than what the dessert started with! Gotta love that!
Chili's "Chocolate Molten Lava cake" or should I say primo dessert! Do you agree that that looks delicious? Hah, what did I tell ya?
Have you been to Chili's before?
Me personally I've only been there once before, back when I was a teen, on a date with a cutie who was a tad too eager. Never saw him again after that date! Plus they kept messing up my burger! :-)
I can't wait to see where today's posts take us! OW's are always so exciting! Meet you at the next location! Thanks, Susan for hosting another fun Outdoor Wednesday!