Today we decided to go searching for a Chinese restaurant. We have been in America over 4 months (can’t believe it has been that long already!!), and while we have cooked some Chinese food at home, we haven’t eaten at a Chinese restaurant. Some friends of ours told us about a place that had more ‘real’ Chinese food. We set off and were hopeful that it would remind us of home a bit.
I didn’t take any pictures there, but let’s just say there were many moments that remind us of home!
The food was okay… they had good green beans… and one of the dishes we ordered was not what we were expecting, and that reminded us of China!
Our waitress stood by our table the entire evening talking to us. Yep. That’s just like China.
The other customers kept staring at us. Again, just like home.
The rice was free. That’s one of my kids favorite things about China, and now also this Chinese restaurant.
Overall it was a pretty good experience. The kids ate mostly rice. And Steve and I had some good laughs about the differences and similarities. The best difference was that I got water with ICE! :)
We decided on the way home to let the kids have a sno cone. Just because.
The girls had tried them not too long ago with a friend, but Nate hadn’t experienced it yet. I also don’t think I have had a sno cone since college, back when we used to walk miles for the sno cone, eat, and walk back to school just to feel like we were burning it off. When in fact it was just a time waster so we didn’t have to study.
Elizabeth had ordered a banana flavored sno cone on her first try, and was satisfied with that and would have just continued to eat banana flavored sno cones for the rest of her life. So I stepped in and encouraged her to try another flavor. She tried watermelon. And liked it.
Anna however, takes a different approach. She made Steve read the list of flavors over and over as she kept adding up the number of flavors she wanted in her treat. I think she ended up getting 4 different flavors and I think she even realized that she overdid it! (Of course, being our stubborn Anna, she ate it regardless of how she might have disliked it.)
Nate was adamant that his sno cone would come out blue, so he had a blue cherry flavor or something. It was quite entertaining listening to the kids discuss and decide what they would order. I got a Dr. Pepper flavored sno cone. Oh yum.
We took them back to our house and sat in the backyard with the perfect weather enjoying our treat.
I am thankful that Hope seems to have gotten over her grass issues and can join the rest of us grass loving family members outside.
I love this picture, even though the quality is horrible. Nate was walking really slowly so Hope could crawl along side him. He would pick her up and carry her all over if he was allowed, but since he can’t do that, he is content to go at her pace. That’s love.
Hope had enough exploring and is headed back to mom and dad.
Steve is eager to take the big kids camping. And we will start with a backyard camp out. He set the tent up so the kids could enjoy it, and they had so much fun playing in there over the last few days. Anna brought the checkers out and Nate brought a large number of matchbox cars to the tent. They had their chairs set up with some bottles of water and they played hard!
Steve made a sign for our fence. So appropriate.
The Webel Family Circus. Perhaps I should rename this blog.
We had a fun evening out and I am loving the memories! :)