Family Night Out

Last Sunday evening we joined three other kindergarten families at a hibachi restaurant across town for dinner.  We ended up in a private room in the back that had two hibachi cook tops.  The children sat at one and the adults sat on the other.  It worked out perfectly for our party of 17.  I’m sure the patrons of the restaurant who were there to enjoy their meals appreciated us being contained to the back too.  The kids, while very well-behaved, were so excited to see each other and could hardly contain their joy.  It was really adorable.  Sadly,  I left my camera in the car so I didn’t get any photographs of our dinner.

Somehow, we managed to still have room for dessert and caravan-ed over to a local ice cream institution, Del’s Freez.  The tiny little walk-up ice cream shop on US-1 has been in business in Melbourne since 1956.  It recently re-opened after closing for repairs.

LOL!  Anyway, the place looked great with it’s new paint job and it was as busy as ever with lines almost out onto the highway.

The ice cream is all soft-serve and comes in four flavors- chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and peanut butter (my personal fave).  Twists of these flavors are possible too.  The topping selection is pretty impressive as well.  As you can see, the kiddos loved it!

And just like in 1956, all transactions are cash only 🙂

I hope we’re able to get together with these families again this summer.  Wildman’s kindergarten class was a close little group and I hope that we can remain friends even when our kids get split up among 3 different first grade classes in the fall.

Our family drove down to the end of Mathers bridge to watch the sun set after getting sufficiently sugared up at Del’s.  The boys (including my husband) enjoyed climbing all over the rocks while I took a few photos of the huge orange sun dissolving into the purple haze on the horizon.



B, Steph and I set out for our Girls’ Night Out around 5:45 PM.  J took our photo before we departed.  We never really get dressed up so documentation of us looking decent is always nice to have.  It makes us feel good.

We headed to Fujiyama’s for dinner.  The food was fabulous!  We all enjoyed the fillet mignon.  I had the most awesome lemon drop martini too.  I could hardly taste the alcohol in it.   It was dangerous, to say the least.  During our hibachi feast, we saw things like this:

And this:

Auntie Jo joined us at the restaurant after we’d finished eating.  She drove over to the concert with us.  A spider bit her torso while she was helping to take down Dude’s Christmas lights.  She was not a happy camper.

The concert was tremendous!  It was just Bryan Adams and his guitar.  Occasionally a pianist would accompany him but for the most part it was just an acoustic show.  He’s so talented!

The audience was pretty rowdy.   At one point a lady yelled out, “You’re so yummy!!!!”  To which Bryan replied, “That’s Melbourne’s mating call.”  He took it all in stride and proved to be quite funny.  It was a very enjoyable evening.