We had a nice day full of fun. Luke planned on taking us & the bikes to my favorite park - the park where he proposed 7.5 years ago - but he didn't check out the weather report. Oops. We decided maybe it was too cold (although it was nicer as the day dragged on). I wanted to take Kasen to the Children's Museum... but we opted for the [FREE] Tubes instead. He had a blast! Then we visited some family (also free - score!). It was getting towards dinner time though, and we were a long way from home, so we did go out to eat at Olive Garden. That was our first meal out as a family all year! (We are allowed 2 per month if we want to use them.) We spent about $40 when all was said & done, which we really didn't need to spend. sigh Kasen insisted on pizza, so I ordered him a pizza. Guess what? He didn't eat any of it! Urgh! He ate salad instead. I'm happy he chose salad over pizza (come on folks - he's 19 months old!!), but I wouldn't have ordered a pizza & wasted the money if I knew he'd decide salad was better. Oh well. Live & learn. It was a difficult meal (to say the least), but when I realized that it was a TWO HOUR ordeal (30+ min wait, then waiting forever to order, then for the food, then eating, then waiting forever for the check), he did well. Made me realize why eating out really isn't such a big deal though. Which is a good realization if you ask me. I spent $40 to struggle with a toddle who wasn't interested in being a part of the whole thing, and have a mediocre meal (which I totally could've made at home, sigh). Isn't that what everyone wants to spend $40 on?