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This past Sunday we managed to round up our entire family including my brother’s family and head to our local hibachi restaurant for lunch. My grandparents are finally back to be healthy, meaning colds are gone and the dreaded pneumonia virus has left the building! What a horrible winter for sickness in our home, the warm weather is such a refreshing feeling.
My grandparents have never been to a hibachi restaurant so we thought it would be time to take them, everyone needs to experience eating with flames shooting to the ceiling right?
My grandmother’s head of white boofy hair makes me laugh in that picture as it stood up straight when she saw the fire ;). hehe.
My grandfather attempting the “pout” face.
They were fascinated with our chef, he was pretty funny ;).
The kids always enjoy the show performed by the chef and talk about for days.
There was so much laughter that my mom said to me when we left, “I don’t think I have seen all of us laugh that much at one time.”
My dad of course had to sit next to my grandfather to explain the menu and what to order. My grandfather was mortified when he saw the cost of each dinner. I knew he would be, that is why this was a Christmas gift to he and my grandmother from us. Gift cards are a wonderful thing for those loved ones who normally wouldn’t spend extra money on a fun dinner like this.
My dad and grandfather watching my sister-in- law drink the sake from the bottle that the chef was squirting in her mouth. Man that girl cracks me up! My grandfather almost fell out of his chair watching her ;).
Shifting sides of the table, one of my step daughter’s decided to take a try at the “baby bottle” non-alcoholic raspberry soda. Lets just say, we all laughed hysterically at her and for those of you who know my step-daughters, I am sure you know which one opened her mouth to take a try ;).
My dad catching the vegetables in his mouth. My grandfather wouldn’t try, he was afraid to choke and end up in the hospital again.
My brother, my niece and son.
It was an eye opening experience eating hibachi style for my grandparents and fun was had by all. Here is my brother showing my grandfather something on the internet via his phone. My grandfather is always so curious about our phones and how they work. I guess I can’t blame him, they didn’t even have electricity when he was a kid in their home.
If you are looking for a fun family dinner that will surely make everyone laugh, try a hibachi restaurant. It only took my grandparents to be in their 80’s to finally experience it. Family time is very important to us and this is certainly a day that we will all remember.
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