As a distraction in the "Where's Daddy?" chorus, Grandma and I took the boys to a Chinese restaurant. This is an activity recommended by one of the boys' favorite shows, Oobi. We used Oobi references to orient the boys and get them in the door.
They were SO excited. We chose a restaurant we used to go to all the time, and still order from a lot. Joey was so excited he jumped on the booth and flipped the seat! Yikes! It took us a few minutes to recover from that, then we were settled and trying to order.
The boys got paper fans and paper umbrellas and orange juices. They tried potstickers, pork, duck, and crab wontons. We got them sweet and sour chicken, so they had a kind of "chicken nuggets" to be familiar, but they were really good at at least trying all the new foods. Joey liked rice the best, but had a good bit of the broccoli and pork and the potstickers, and he liked the baby corn from our duck dish. Andy was OK with the corn, but preferred the chicken and crab wontons. Not too shabby for boys who this time last year were eating what? two dozen foods? Between them?
Another great attraction of the evening was the fancy drink Grandma and Mommy ordered- a volcano, which comes with a a real flaming volcano at the center. The boys have been very into volcanos because of the Magic School Bus (and Andy's interest in dinosaurs!), so to have one brought to the table was an adventure! The drink comes with very long straws, and Andy kept trying to sneak sips of "Grandma's juice." She gave him the fruit, and he apparently really, really liked it.
the other attraction for the evening was Joey's loose teeth. HIs new teeth are already peeping through behind his baby teeth, and now the two bottom teeth are very loose. He thinks its funny to wiggle them! I was a little freaked by the shark's teeth, but apparently that can happen. Guess we need another try at the dentist...