Sunday, May 3, 2009

We're busy, try again later....

I am so glad school is over soon! That will be at least one thing I can be done with..... for a few months at least. We just jumped in with both feet coming back from our little vacation, and finally made it all the way to Sunday.

This week:

I discovered I don't need a nap everyday anymore!

Oren's meds were increased a tad to help with mornings at school. Which I was only comfortable with because he finally crossed the 40 lb line! And he turns 7 in a month, sad....

William started pummeling Nathan instead of the other way around all the time.

Oren put groceries away by himself, without being asked, in the correct spots! He is becoming such a gentleman, and is my biggest helper. He also reads stories to his brothers, and hauls William out of the laundry room for me.

Mark turned 30 on Friday. but because he had to work that night we had his birthday date on Saturday instead.

We went to the BEST restaurant I have ever been too! Nothing needed salt at all, which is amazing. Tucano's Brazillian Grill. (Rachel, I highly recommend while you're here, it's in Boise) It's an all you can eat buffet, with a humongous salad/soup/veggie/fruit/pasta/bread/beans/rice/all-sorts-of-stuff bar in the middle of the restaurant. Pretty much everything but meat. Fried bananas, quail eggs, cheesy bread bite thingies, pasta salads, bean and corn salads, fried potatoes..... (Mark wasn't too hot on the quail eggs, I didn't try them.) Amazing drinks, non-alcoholic stuff like mango and passionfruit mixes and stuff. And then there's the meat service. The servers come around to all the table with gigantic skewers- about 2 feet long- with these different sorts of brazillian meats. You tell them what you want and how much and they put it on your meat plate. So you can sample all these things and then have more of what you like if you want. We were there for over an hour enjoying some of the best foods I have eaten in while. We will definitely be going there again.

And Rachel, you'd be so proud. We got a free ice cream there, because it's Mark's birthday! I just had to embarass him, so I told them about his birthday, and when they brought his ice cream, they also brought half the servers and a big loud drum parading through the restaurant shouting in portuguese. They announce, full volume, that they were going to sing him a song, which they did also in portuguese. Too cool! We went home happy and very full....

But we have hit Sunday with a relaxing breath, ready to start another busy week. Full of finger pokes, dirty diapers, lawn mowing, house cleaning, school runs, piano lessons, shamu-style baths, dishwashing, laundry doing, toy throwing, and maybe a little cooking on the side!


Jake & Lisa Danes said...

I am glad that you are getting your energy back! What a nice weekend. We went on a date too. We used our giftcards from Christmas and my birthday. I want to try that Brazilian place!

Rachel H. said...

HOORAY, FREE STUFF!!! And birthday celebrations! double hooray!

I AM proud! :)

I have been to a restaurant like that before--it's been a long time though...might have to give it a spin when we are over there. Are we going to get to see you guys while we are visiting?

Stephanie said...

That restaurant sounds so awesome! I wouldn't try something like that until my morning sickness is over, but even now the thought of all those delicious foods is making me drool (or is that just the excessive saliva I've been experiencing for days?). Anyway, sounds like you've had a pretty good week.