Saturday, October 17, 2009

THIS POST WILL EXPOSE OUR REAL FAMILY and HOPEFULLY GIVE YOU A LAUGH

This post is for anyone that thought our family never had an off night.....
I need to give you a little background. I am having Bunco at my house on Tuesday and have a "to do" list three pages long. First thing on it would be cleaning out all the Christmas
I am working on so people will have a place to sit down. So a bit stressed to begin the day....We left the house at noon, let the puppy out, thinking we would be home around 7:30.....planning to meet the entire family at OUTBACK at 6:30 for a family BIRTHDAY supper for AMANDA. Then
we would bring JACK home to spend the night with us, so Amanda and Micah could go to a BIG BIRTHDAY party that MICAH had planned downtown. Easy enough...or so I thought!
Greg and his family were going to meet us. Greg had a little male surgery yesterday (let's just say they are finished having babies), so I am assuming he was moving a little slow, BUT they live about 40 minutes from where we were eating. WE along with Amanda and family arrive at the restaurant about 6:20, get in line for a table....Jack is acting like a hellion.....
Do these pictures just give you a glimpse of Jack's personality.
His Dad trying to keep him from throwing the pager...He was not successful at least 10 times....Jack wanted to run, he wanted no one touching him, and he wanted everyone in OUTBACK to know the pager was HIS....He was repeating MINE over and over. .....I just knew that everyone in the restaurant was thinking, "Please do NOT sit that family by us"!
Then Greg calls and says they are running an hour late.....Parker had planned to go home with them and spend the night, so he had a MAJOR breakdown because he thought they were not coming. So his Mom is having a heart to heart with him.
"The first heart to heart had to be repeated"

Parker is NOT a HAPPY CAMPER and neither was I by NOW. Remember we need to let Bella out at HOME.....We have now had 2 appetizers, which Jack has promptly thrown on the floor. He DOES NOT want to sit in the high chair...and so we pass him around the table....Little 20 month old boys do not WAIT well. FINALLY GREG and family arrive, him walking a tad strange, everyone looking stressed. The poor waitress is probably thinking of quitting or at least praying for a LARGE tip....She was lucky that both MICAH and GREG have waited tables.....They TIP TOO good. Grayson is starving, and Austin has had a breakdown in the car, because he thought they were not going make it in time to get Parker to spend the night. As soon as they arrive Pop takes Grayson and Jack has a TOTAL BREAKDOWN. HOW DARE Pop, hold another BOY!...THIS picture below just cracks me up...Can you see how violated Jack feels...and Grayson looks like he has seen a ghost. I am sure in his heart he was saying, "Please give me back to my MOM"! We finally have our MEAL...by then I am not even hungry and am thinking we need to get home and let the dog out....We say goodnight....Amanda, Micah and Dana laugh as Greg hobbles to the car. We leave with a whining, very cranky and tired Jack, Parker and Austin leave happy to be getting to have a cousin slumber party, and Amanda and Micah head downtown to a her FUN BIRTHDAY party.

So if I have ever portrayed our family as always "in tune", please take this as an admission, WE ARE NOT!...Hop over to the Christmas blog and check out the winner of the Tree skirt. You can still tell me your favorite Christmas song. Mine tonight would be "Silent Night"!

39 comments:

Morgan said...

You have a beautiful family!! :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awww, the babies are all growing up. Loved the pictures!!

Jen said...

This is such a cute story. Every mom can say "been there, done that." Hang in there. This did make me laugh out loud. Have a great night and I hope it was silent.

West Side of Straight said...

Beautiful kids! and So o o o o typical of a growing family! Glad yours is normal.

Mimmy said...

Margaret, I'd like to have a nickel for every meal we have had that ran along these very same lines. What always gets me is that it is the older, teenaged kids that either throw the biggest fits or pout to the point that they ruin dinner for everybody. I can tell you though that it is worth it. You are giving them memories they'll never forget even if they think they don't want to be there.

God Bless,
Mimmy

SarahMerritt said...

Aw this made me laugh alittle *sorry you had an off night* Hopefully Jack sleeps tonight and you get lots done on your list!
Sarah

Love Being a Nonny said...

So funny and so typical! For whatever reason, one of ours is always late which makes the younger ones *antsy*. I always feel bad for the waiters and I always think *Why didn't we just do this at home?* In your case, maybe McDonalds since you had Christmas stuff everywhere! Maybe today you can just relax and watch a little football.

WackyMummy said...

Ok, Teresa, this is now my favorite post of yours! Those little personalities really come through... and thank goodness you guys are NORMAL. LOL

Loved reading about those little guys you have, and I went on and caught up on the birthday post for your girl. It definitely captures the specialness of her and your family's closeness and loyalty and hope for each life. Thank you for such a positive perspective on what most people would want to hide.

Yaya said...

That's awesome! I can picture the chaos!

Morgan said...

For some reason when I saw this post yesterday there was no words and only pictures!
That story is too funny...it reminds me so much of my own family! That's why I have the quotes on my blog.."It may be a CRAZY life, but it's OUR life!" :) Your family truely is beautiful!

Lizzie said...

eating out is always an adventure in our house :) have a great Sunday!

Bacardi Mama said...

Too funny. It sounds like it could have been us.

The Real Me! said...

Okay, I admit this post cracked me up! I think I sat by you that night! Only kidding!!
I love it when people are real and you were very real here. It's good to know that you to, are human!
Blessings
Kim

Denise said...

Your family is very precious.

Grandma Cyndi said...

Teresa, what a beautiful tribute to your daughter and her family. I can tell the trip has had its ups and downs, but what a moving story and she knows she is treasured. About dinner, sometimes those evening are the ones we remember clearest, because they did not go how we had planned, but being together was what was important. You deserve a break, maybe Wed?

Twincerely,Olga said...

just stopping by to say hi!Great post!You sound like a wonderful regular family!beautiful too

Nezzy said...

What's a family gathering without a little mayhem? The kiddos are just too adorable.

Have a super evening!!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Teresa, so glad you came by my blog. We don't have any grandkids yet, but I SO know what you mean, we have been there and done that!
Thanks for leaving a comment so I could come by for a visit. Love your Christmas blog!
Have a wonderful week!
Debra

Bits-n-Pieces said...

life is never dull with kids around, is it?

Ginger said...

I was cracking up reading your story, I can relate so well as I have a 19 month old grandson. But when I got to the last picture, I really laughed. The eyes on Grayson...too cute.

Lynn said...

I think this may not have been as funny to you when it was happening as it was to me reading it:)! LOL We have so been there as well. Kids and restaurants can be interesting at times!! Love the expressions on the kids faces in the pictures.

COUNTRY MOM said...

Teresa, Love all the pics. I am glad you shared. I really enjoy reading all of your posts. Does Amanda want more children? Have a great week. Audrey

wife.mom.nurse said...

Now THAT is quite a story with perfect pictures to prove it is all true :)

You must either be an early riser or have insomnia like me :)

Have a terrific Monday!!!

~Julie

Love Being a Nonny said...

Tagged you on my post today!

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, Jack is a sweetheart!

Hey, could you join my blog (Heavenly Humor) so I can keep track of your new posts?

Thanks,
Debby

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Oh my that last pic of the little one is frightful. He looks scared to death. hehe :-)

Pam said...

I have just recently starting reading your blog and this one this one made me laugh! Life is so unpredictable, but well worth it! Thank you for sharing......A friend in East Texas, Pam.

blushing rose said...

Gosh! This all sounds TOO familiar! Have a wonderful, warm week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

LOL, I can so relate! I have a 21 month old! Oh the joys of dinner out!

Have wonderful day!

Now I need to hop over and check out the Christmas blog!

Angela said...

haha, I can tell you first hand about the 20 month old not liking to wait because that is exactly how my 17 month old is hahaha. You guys sound just like our family!!!:):):)

Jenny Girl said...

What an exciting family night! Glad you are had a wonderful time and your boys are just too cute :)

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Teresa!
Glad you stopped by. Well!!! Whew!! I was exhausted after reading your post...but then my goodness it sounds so familiar! Hmmm... oh yes..it reminds me of my family when we are trying to get a nice meal out..and get this I only have one grandson!! Te he!! God Bless! Keep Smilin!!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Oh my goodness, what a crazy night you had! Those kiddos are just so cute though!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Sorry it was so rough. Here's hoping to better outings in the future. You just never know with kids.

I love the picture of Grayson "looking like he saw a ghost." Cracked me up! That would be a photo Ellen would have on her show.

Nancy Mon said...

Wow, that was a full evening! Reading this was so much fun because I love how you tell a story, but also I can picture exactly where you were eating since we have eaten there during our times after putting a full day or so into cleaning out my m-i-l's home. You should run by there this weekend for the estate sale. The house is off Nottingham. I am glad you are going to keep count of catalogs with me.

Adorably Distracted... said...

Aww you look like you have the best family!! I love your blog! thanks for following and visiting mine!!

Christmas is my favorite holiday!! I'm starting my shopping this Sunday! :-)

Joyce said...

I can't stop laughing and I think our family was sitting at a similar table with the same scenario just a different state. It must be contagious. That's why I prefer not to meet the kids for dinners at their ages. Too funny!
Joyce

Fifi Flowers said...

There's NOTHING better than family! ENJOY!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my oh my! I am laughing out loud here! Poor thing! I am soo glad that I decided to click over here through your All About Our Family button...

too cute to read about. After the fact, I'm sure, if not during the Outback Adventure!

Blessings & Aloha!
Love the photos! They really accentuate the night's get-together! (especially like the one of the two grandsons sitting on their Pop's lap :o)