Friday, February 13, 2009
Wasting away again. . .
yep, at Margaritaville :-P. I was in a rather pouty mood when Robert came home from work last Friday, so he decided to take me out for dinner (kids included of course because it was too late to get a sitter). And I would've been happy going to Chili's. . . aren't I easy to please? Instead, Robert suggested we take the girls to Margaritaville's, and I thought that was a SUPER idea. Unfortunately, Robert still hasn't figured out which parking garage to park in, so we ended up walking all the way through Mohegan Sun Casino (which is huge) with the girls. And you know, for some reason people tend to give you these nasty looks when you bring your children to the casino. It's not like I'm taking them with me to go gamble. They really won't let you in the gambling area with anyone under 21, even if they are 2 months old an in a stroller. We tried that with Gabrielle, and the security guy was like "Sorry, no one under 21." Anyway, we finally trekked all the way to Margaritaville and the moment we stepped in, Gabrielle was in heaven! She immediately started pointing out everything there -- the sailboat, whale, blender, seaplane, everything! We could barely get her to walk upstairs to our table. Leila seemed to like it, but she obviously wasn't as enthused. And she seemed to think that it was too loud in there because she just sat there with her hands over her ears. We were sitting on the upper deck, and apparently Gabrielle has really good eyesight. While eating, Gabrielle noticed the people on stilts making balloon hats. Just as we finished eating, one of the guys on stilts came upstairs and headed straight for our table. Gabrielle was soooo happy and excited! As the guy started blowing up the balloons to make her something, Gabrielle shouted out, "This is the Best Resturant ever!" loud enough for the people next to us to get a good chuckle. Of course, she was quickly disapointed when the balloon man gave her this flimsy looking parrot, that he had to explain to us. You know your ballon-animals need work when you have to describe what your looking at to a 4 year old and her parents. But he was quickly redeemed when he made it into a hat....because that's all she wanted (just like the ones we brought home from when Robert took me out). Leila got a nice rose...which proceeded to 'Pop' before we even left the Casino....the balloon man needs more training. What about the food you say? Well the girls had SEVEN DOLLAR mac-and-cheese!!! SEVEN DOLLARS!!! Yes, seven dollars for each of them for a bowl of mac and cheese. I could've bought 14 boxes of blue box special for that price! Oh well, Robert and I shared the Nacho Volcano, which as you can see is huge! It's the biggest plate of nachose I've ever seen. On a side note, as soon as we left the restaurant and was walking back to the car, Gabrielle asked for ice cream (because she's gotten some from Ben & Jerry's at the Sun before)...so Robert, being the pushover he is...got us Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead! The Fresh-Hot-Now sign was on and even though I absolutely love Krispy Kreme, I was too full to eat one :-( But hey, at least by the time we got home, I was in a much happier mood :-D