They loved the decor and Eli was fascinated with an airplane hanging from the ceiling. Jerry and I ordered fried jalapeno coins to share as an appetizer, and they were awesome. They were just slices of jalapeno peppers, battered and fried. It was a tiny portion, so we each ate probably about 10 coins total. I didn't want to be full before my food came.
I can't even tell you the last time I ate french fries or a hamburger before last night... it's been SO LONG. I ordered their cheeseburger with the works--lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, onions, ketchup, and mustard. I could barely fit my mouth around it, but it was delicious! I ate about half of my fries and almost my entire burger. I looked it up when I got home, and my meal was 900 calories. Which actually wasn't as bad as I thought. I burned 600 calories during my run yesterday, so I didn't do too badly.
I should have only eaten half the burger though, because I was STUFFED when we left. I hate that feeling. My stomach felt super bloated and gross, and I actually got kind of nauseous. I learned that greasy food doesn't agree with my stomach very well. But it was worth it, and we don't eat greasy food very often--like I said, I don't even remember the last time!
Then we surprised the kids by taking them to Toys R Us. They were thrilled when we pulled into the parking lot. I took Eli and Jerry took Noah to shop. Eli knew what he wanted (more Army guys to add to his collection of about 10,000). He loves those little, tiny, cheap plastic toy soldiers. So he picked out a bucket of them that came with a bunch of other stuff (tanks, helicopters, etc.) I gave each of the kids a $40 limit, and since that was only $20, I let him pick something else. He got the same bucket of stuff only it was a Western theme instead of military ;)
Noah picked out some nerdy stuff that I knew he'd like--a little microscope, an ant farm, and a remote control rat. Yep, definitely a boy!
On the way home, we dropped the boys off at my parents' house, because they wanted to spend the night there. Jerry and I had the house to ourselves, and we wound up in bed and asleep by 8:30--hahaha. Jerry gets up at 4:00 in the morning for work, so he has a hard time staying up late.
I'm super nervous about my race tomorrow! I can't wait until it's over and I'm drinking green beer at the finish line. I got out my scraps of green sparkly fabric from the skirt I made, and threw together a couple of headbands for me and Jessica (they look like Bondibands, but they're the sparkly green fabric); and I made a pair of wrist warmers for me (not enough fabric to make them bigger into arm warmers!)