Celebrating Mike

We had such a great family night out celebrating my husband!

No, not for his birthday next week but to celebrate him and his work achievements.

We try to keep our eating out to once a week, and usually it is used Saturday nights after church with our friends.  There aren’t as many fun restaurants in Douglasville but we are surrounded by some great ones near us.  We bent our eating out rule Friday night and celebrated at 5Seasons, a restaurant near downtown Atlanta we’ve been wanting to try for awhile.

The restaurant is all local, organic food, and most of it is made from scratch in house.  We decided  to make it there by 6 for the 1/2 price little plates.  We split 4 Little plates, and they were all amazing.  Salmon Dip with Pita Chips, Shrimp and Chorizo over a Grit Cake, Chili Rubbed Scallop with a Fried Pork Belly, Arugla, and Strawberries, and the best Onion Rings I’ve ever had!  Topped off with a Chocolate, Banana, Cashew Bread Pudding that “was stupid!” (In the words of our waiter.) Most amazing food! (And I love that my husband is turning into a foodie and venturing off the kid’s menu. Just kidding, Mike!)

We talked about getting a babysitter but decided to bring our free sitters instead:

Trader Joe’s Fruit Bar

And Ipod Touch:

(Don’t judge parents when they use electronics to entertain their children through a meal.  It might be the only way they can get a date night every few months! We take the Ipod most of the time to restaurants but it is only used once the meal is finished.  But thanks to the Ipod, Mike and I had a delightful date night with great conversation! And I’m not afraid to admit Luke had it from start to finish.)

After dinner, we found a great little alley next door that was perfect for a photo op.  Luke and Elle had a blast running back and forth and splashing in the fountain.

They had a blast for 1/2 an hour running back and forth and playing with each other while I snapped pictures.

Then we headed to Ikea to make a return and to feed Luke his dinner-$2 pizza and drink (See, I was serious when I said he had the Ipod from start to finish. 🙂 ) Drove home with this view in our rearview mirror.

Fun, fun night! We went to the Marietta Farmer’s Market this morning and had another great photo-op.  Here is one of my favorites:

Will post the rest soon. 🙂


About dennyfamily

Happily Married with 2 Wonderful Children.
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5 Responses to Celebrating Mike

  1. Budro says:

    You need to teach your kids that popsicle sticks are not allowed in our family! Makes me cringe.

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