Monday, May 18, 2009

vacation day

Last Thursday we took a little road trip to Chicago....Our first stop was here....
I had done a customer survey over a year ago from a receipt and for filling out the survey you would receive a $10 off coupon in the mail. I've been counting the hours to redeem that little gift card. :) Love love love The Cheesecake Factory!

Waiting for our lunch. Our 2 youngest are into kissing and hugging big time right now. It's like they try to out-do each other. If we make a comment about how sweet it is to be kissed the other one will kiss all the more. We love it!

Oops - a little late taking this picture. Here is what is left of our appetizer....
there were 3 to choose from and we picked the
SAUSAGE AND RICOTTA - made with Fontina, Parmesan and Romano Cheeses, Garlic Crumbs, and Herbs

ohhhh delish. Oh so very delish!

for lunch Donovan and I split the
which are
4 Corn Tortillas Stuffed with Spicy Chicken, Covered with Melted Cheese, Green Onions and Tomatillo Sauce. Served with Grilled Corn Cakes, Black Beans, Salsa and Sour Cream
I ordered it without the onions.

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy. Every single bite was delightful.

For dessert we ordered one piece of
which is
Layers of Creamy Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Vanilla Mousse and Whipped Cream.

Oh dear me. It is so good it is sinful I am sure. See how little fingers are going for the plate as I am taking the picture. Trust me cost me a bite just to take the picture.

After there we had a gift card from Ikea to spend (thanks Holly!)

ideas we love...

a treat of 99 cent cones after the shopping.

Quote of the day:
While Donovan was tucking the boys in tonight...

Jack: "Do dogs go to heaven, dad?"
Dad: "no"
Jack: "What if you take them to church every Sunday?"
Dad: "Still no....."
Jack: "What if they sing the songs and all that stuff?"
Dad: "They don't because they do not have souls."
Jack: "What if a dog and a person got in a wreck and the Dr. mixed up some people parts and some dog parts and the dog got a soul?"
Dad: "Uh, maybe then they would..."


Holly said...

Great pictures of your vacation day! You should have invited me! He! He! I'm glad you had a great day! The quote of the day is so funny! The things your little ones comes up with is the best!

Michele said...

I love Cheesecake Factory! I can't wait to go again soon ~ we don't have one close to where we live!

Jen Bontrager said...

You guys do the coolest stuff as a family. What a great day! Love the quote.

cheryl said...

What a fun day! I went to IKEA with a bunch of ladies from Locust Grove a few weeks ago. Loved it. I've always had a great time at Cheesecake Factory as well. Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I can't help but laugh and smile about Jack's quote of the day. Mixing people and dog parts--How in the world does a child come up with these thoughts? He is far beyond his age. Some people believe there will be dogs in heaven. Do we want to deal with doggie poo up there? Love, Aunt Ruby