Saturday, July 26, 2008

Nana turns 60!

Today was Michael's mom's 60th birthday! We celebrated with a birthday lunch in downtown Greenville at 'Smoke on the Water'. If you've never been there, you're missing a treat. It's 'saucy southern food' by their own description, and it's really very good! (Only thing for you moms is that they do not have a kids menu...no hot dogs at this joint!)

We had the party room which had an all glass window onto the streets outside. Dianne didn't know we would all be waiting for her at the restaurant so she was surprised to walk in and find us there.

We had a great time eating with family and friends and then walked over to the Reedy River. It is beautiful down there with sooo many pretty flowers.

After everyone else left, the kids had been begging to ride the trolley since we first arrived. We finally flagged one down and the ride was so much fun! And most important, it was free!! It's such a treat to find something that is fun and free these days!

The trolley takes you all the way from the historic housing district around through main street and all the way down to the Greenville Drive stadium. It's a beautiful ride and so relaxing not having to worry about driving.

I think I enjoyed it more than the kids!!

It was a great day and we really enjoyed spending time downtown! It's such a fun, relaxed atmosphere down there.

Happy Birthday Nana...we love you!

(Oh, and Ton, we found one of the mice!!! Look in the slideshow for a picture of the kids with it...Ella Kate was just walking along and looked down to see it!)

5 comments:

Summer Martin said...

EEW, is that a real mouse that Jake is touching? How did Ella do around the crowd? I am glad that you guys had fun!!

Rhonda said...

No!! It's something you do this weekend in downtown where you print off a "hunt" for these (fake)mice. You start at the Hyatt and end up at the other end. We didn't know about it until we heard from someone down there and it was too far to walk there and back. It looked like fun though!! EK was in a mood but a "I want cake now!" mood today. That one can be just as bad as social anxiety. ;)

jkstrib said...

Happy Birthday to Nana! Looks like you had a great time. I love the mice thing...it does look like fun. Thanks for encouraging me today...I saw your sweet, smiling face!! :)

Natalie Kellett said...

We have eaten there once but I dont really remember it. I had fun at the pool today!! We should do combined class socials all the time =)

Summer Laney said...

I was hoping that was not a real mouse. Glad the birthday party went so well and everyone had such a good time.