Saturday, June 19, 2010

"A Night Out on the Town!"

On Wednesday, I was told not to cook dinner!   Late that afternoon, there was a lot of scurrying around and whispering and closing of blinds to the back porch and clanging of pots and pans.  The scent of secrecy perfumed the air.

About 7 pm, Taylor came to inform Alan and me that he would be our Chauffeur for the evening!  He offered me his arm, helped us into the backseat of Alan's Suburban, and then proceeded to drive us around town for about twenty minutes, before finally delivering us to the "best restaurant in town!"

This is where we were to dine - on our own back porch, lovingly turned into a romantic little bistro, with carefully placed plants and shimmering tea-light candles and the most perfect jazz music playing softly in the background!

The special evening was carefully planned and prepared by these two -- my 16-year-old son, Joe and his girlfriend, Abby, who were transformed for the night into our chef, waiter and maitre d!

We were served a delicious three-course meal.  We started with a nice tossed salad, and then were presented with these plates of grilled steak, garlic mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli.  Yum!!

This young waiter-in-training kept our glasses full of iced tea!  :)

We were served our favorite flavors of ice cream for dessert; but our servers obviously had a sense of humor!  They gave me this generous bowl of ice cream, while giving Alan, the notorious-eater-of-big-bowls-of-ice-cream, this teensy little serving!!!   You should have seen his face!  :)

Apparently, that was just his "appetizer," because they soon appeared with his special Papa Bear Bowl well stocked with ice cream!!!  :)

They even thought to put a "cherry" on top!   :)

This cute little waitress-in-training brought us the check with a smile!

Take a good look at our bill!!!!!

Abby and Joe came out to make sure our dinner was satisfactory . . .

And to make sure we had no complaints with our bill!!!   :)

Of course, we complimented them on the delicious meal and the fine service!

And as you would expect, Joe responded with, "It's my pleasure!"  ;)

Thank you Abby and Joe and staff for a very special and memorable "night on the town!"


mommyx12 said...

That's wonderful. What a great night for the both of you. Aren't kids the best thing in the whole world!!

I hope you will be posting your little remembrance slideshow on your blog. I would love to see it. Next year we will be celebrating our grandma and grandpas 50th. Another Colorado road trip!! Which I suppose we'd do anyway for our teeth!

Rebecca's Refining said...

Aaahh, how sweet!!! Could you tell my children about this lovely dinner date?? They would never think of anything like that on their own!! :) You have such thoughtful children!
Love you!

tlmalcolm said...

Very sweet and thoughtful!!

Donna G. said...

How sweet, thoughtful, and creative of them!

Mrs. White said...

This is precious! You have wonderful children!

Mrs. White

AntfarmMom said...

Awwww, how sweet! That is a sweet thing for them to do. Love the bill!

Diane said...

What a loving sweet gesture for your kids to do. All the food sounded great.

Noel said...

That is so nice!! You have very loving children :)

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