Tuesday, July 24, 2012

372... Lamberts Cafe

If you ever find yourself  in Foley, Alabama near Gulf Shores Beach, make sure to eat at the famous Lamberts Cafe. It is well worth the wait which will most likely be from 1-3 hours. It is similar to a Cracker Barrel but with a fun and lively atmosphere. They are known for their huge portions, and of course their delicious rolls and passarounds.  The Greeneteam absolutely loved it. 

This boy was one of the roll throwers. The kids thought catching the roll was fun!!
GIANT Rolls, warm and delicious. Jack wants to work at Lamberts one day. 
This is the giant drink that each person gets. No refills were needed. Thank goodness we did not have a spill. 

The service and food were really good.  There is no meal sharing, and they only accept cash or checks. I am so happy that we decided to wait. It is not your typical restaurant. The fun atmosphere makes it the perfect place for a family outing.  The children's meals for 10 and under were $5.99 and included the giant drink. Adult meals ranged in price from $10-$20. Super fun and so delicious. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

371... Visit to the Ocean

I finally took the kids to the Ocean!! This has been a bucket list item for the last several years. I am so happy to finally have it checked off the list. 
We had a great time.  The kids especially loved the giant waves! 
Future Surf dudes!! They walked the beach alone and came back giggling about the girls.
My pretty girl Makenna. She is excited to start writing about the ocean.
Hanging with mom!!

Bucket list item #2!! I hope this is the first of many beach trips. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

370... Poker

For the last three years we have been playing Poker with our friends the Howards. The kids love the Poker chips, and cards and have wanted us to teach them to play. Tonight was the night. We were looking for something new to do and I thought why not Poker? The kids were so excited. 
Carson was the first to get on the board with several winning hands. His nickname was Bulldog and for awhile he thought he was indestructible. 

Cosmic Crusher (Ms. Maddie), and Storm (Mr. Jack) had a few good rounds each. Jack took losing the hardest and still has a long way to go when it comes to learning how to play. 
Ember (Ms. Makenna) was on fire. She played her cards smooth, had unbelievable luck and was totally on fire. She killed both John and I tonight.  She loved being the winner and has agreed that a once a month family Poker night would be a great thing. 

I was very impressed with my girls. They both seemed to grasp the game, and made great plays and moves. The boys absolutely loved it. They loved throwing the chips, and making the deals. They just need a little more practice on how the game actually works. 

As for John and I, we loved teaching them. It was nice to play something other than the typical kids game. I think a once a month Poker night is in order. I see a 2025 VEGAS trip on our family bucket list!!