Monday, March 20, 2006

A table for 6?

We did it! We made our first trip out as a family of six. (We did go to church last Sunday, but I don't really count that) After church yesterday we decided to go out to eat. There is a new Quaker Steak & Lube in Charleston. Quaker Steak & lube is one of our favorite places to eat. Kellen, Tim and I love wings and it is always fun to look at all the cool stuff they have there.

Getting a table for 6 was a little weird, but I guess we will get used to it. The kids were awesome! Vivian slept the whole time. Can't ask for more from a two week old~! Nolan stayed content in the high chair which is a rare event. I think he was entertained by all the cars and people there. The place was very busy. Lydia also was happy to "people watch" and eat her corn dog. Kellen liked the "fun facts" in the menu and was in heaven to have BBQ sauce all over his face and hands.

The only chaos apparently happened while I was in the restroom. I heard that while I was gone Nolan flung his mac and cheese on the floor and Lydia almost flipped Vivian out of the car seat. I am guessing this must have happened while Tim was distracted by the WVU basketball game playing on the numerous TV's there. :)

All and all we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and family time. We did get a lot of "looks" though. I haven't decided how many of the "looks" were due to the new cute little baby with all the hair and how many were oh my they have four kids! Are they nuts? Four kids doesn't sound like that many kids. (to me anyway) A lot of our friends in Akron had three or more kids, and we know families that are much larger than ours, but it seems down here we are a rarity. Tim and I were talking about it the other night and could only think of two families we personally know here that has more than two kids. We were even thinking of people with grown kids.

Well the first trip was great and not much of an adventure. Unfortunately I don't think we can count on them all going this smoothly. Rats!


  1. Can't wait until we all go out together. It should be interesting! People act like we are crazy when we say we are thinking about having more kids. One of our friends said in the Bible it says something about every man being blessed with 5 kids. I guess you need one more!

  2. Judeandelise, ask for chapter and verse on that one. I don't remember an optimal number being mentioned.
    Psa 127:3-5 Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
    Steph, I had to laugh when you said the meal was uneventful, with no adventure. It takes the aplomb of a mother with young children to sum it up that way with all the things that went on, although I realize you weren't there for all of it. Did Tim get any gray hairs, or was that just "par for the course"?
    Aunt Nancy

  3. I can't imagine us all (the whole Miller clan) going anywhere 8 kids and 7 adults! Maybe when they are all over 3!

    No I don't think Tim has any gray hair (even though he is almost 30!) I must say though he is not as laid back and easy going as he used to be!

  4. Maybe it was that verse...I remember the quiver thing. I think that means 5. I'll ask him.