Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Great Thing About It Is....

This title reflects the phrase I hear ALL the time now around my house, in reference to "The iPhone." Joel has been enjoying a new phone and all the perks this particular one has, and he regularly tries to impress me with its goods. And I've been feigning annoyance. I know he likes it when I act like it bothers me to hear about the iphone. It just reminds him that he has one. And that he's happy he has one. But seriously, we don't have to talk about the iphone all the time, right? Like, maybe limit it to 20 references a day. That would be nice. Oh, it's pretty funny because Jonah was asking Joel something the other day, and instead of saying, "Are you talking on your phone?" (which is what he would have said two weeks ago about the old phone), Jonah said, "Are you talking on the iphone?" He said "THE iPHONE"!!! That probably won't be funny to anyone but me and Joel, but it cracked us up. This phone is so amazing, I guess, that it needs a "the" in front of it and needs to be called by its proper name to set it aside from all of the other lesser cell phones. Whatever. It's great, but it isn't saving the world yet. I'm a little uninterested in "the iphone" because I could care less what kind of technological anything I own. But Joel is slowly but surely teaching our son to care about which tech things are the newest and coolest. Blah.

BUT, the great thing about it is...that it can capture my little girl's smiles, like this one:

We had a great day yesterday...the four of us went to Dallas to do a couple of fun activities we've been wanting to do with Jonah. We went to Grapevine Mills first to have lunch at Rainforest Cafe. Jonah recently went there with my parents and it is his newest love, so we went back. Several friends met us there for lunch, which was so nice. My friend Megan and her new husband Nick were there (such cute newlyweds), and my friend Lizzy (from college) and her husband and adorable little girl met us there. Her little girl Autumn is super cute. It was fun seeing them, although it's so loud in that restaurant that it was hard to carry on conversation with everybody. Whenever I spend time with close friends from out-of-town, I always leave feeling like it just wasn't enough time. But we had so much fun, just the four of us. We went to the Dallas World Aquarium, which is just one of the coolest places ever. I mean, seeing a real live manatee up close is just quite an experience. We had a great time. Parker slept through most of it. By the way, she was an angel the entire day. She got a little fussy at lunchtime, but thankfully, there were extra arms to hold her! (Thanks Meg and Liz!) It's been a rare occurence lately to have both kids have good days on the same day, but we were blessed with Jonah having an appreciative attitude and Parker being sweet and smiley (or asleep) for the day. I wish I could remember to take more pictures. I meant to get some with our friends and a ton more of the kids. Unfortunately, most of my aquarium pictures didn't turn out because of all the glass and reflections. We finished the day with dinner at Chipotle, left downtown shortly after 5:00pm, but thanks to that wonderful HOV lane, we were home by 7. It couldn't have gone better.


But speaking of Chipotle, do you prefer the burrito or the bowl? I say once you go bowl, you never go back. Joel just made the switch to bowl, and I am pleased with his decision. If you need me to give you a list of all the pros of eating your Chipotle burrito in a bowl instead of a tortilla, I will. I'd be quite delighted to!

9 comments:

AnnaJ said...

What a GREAT time for you guys and I love that you wrapped up "the great thing about it is" with a sweet, sweet pic. I like you :)

Courtney said...

yeah, jackson says the iphone too...and he plays with it all the time. jeff loves his but he has the "old version"...he is doing a great job of not making it a big deal to get the 3G anytime soon. but they are fantastic. i really like them, but not enough to afford the monthly costs...

glad you guys got away...

and parker and jonah are starting to look a lot alike

Greg, Alissa & Luke said...

Amen about the bowl! I made the switch when we lived in Dallas, and I'll definitely never go back! :) Oh, how I dream of the day that Tyler gets a Chipotle!

By the way, we'd LOVE to swim with you and Jonah soon! I'm almost 16 weeks now, but still feeling pretty rough. Hopefully, the sickness will subside quickly!

Amanda said...

ditto to the bowl sister! After I found out how many fat grams are in one of those tortillas (and they aren't even my favorite part of the burrito) I made the switch. I would much rather enjoy a fabulous bowl and then head on over to the bakery down the street and use those extra fat grams on a red velvet cupcake frosted with yummy cream cheese icing! Parker has already grown so much! So cute!

Becky said...

I have to vote for the soft tacos at Chipotle - my very favorite!!!

Dalene said...

iWant an iPhone.

Ame... said...

What a fun day! We have been wanting to take Blake to the aquarium, it sounds amazing! So Mike is about to get an iPhone or should I say "THE iPHONE" so I will probably be joining you in your frustration:)

Jennifer said...

I have never been to Chipotle, but since Tulsa has one now, I'll have to go and I guess get a bowl since I read from Amanda that the tortillas have tons of fat in them...oh how I do love a burrito though.......and the iphone....I can't say I blame Joel. A girl was showing me what all they did the other day (I need a new phone), and it is pretty sweet! Probably way too complicated for me though, but for a techno boy, there's probably not much else more cool than an iphone. :) Miss ya

khowze said...

funny post, Hannah. Love the "iphone" comment from Jonah. And a cute pic of Parker too!