Friday, July 11, 2008

Moo for your Supper!

Today was "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-a. If you dressed like a cow, you got a free combo meal. If you had on a cow mask, spotted tie, purse, etc, you got a free sandwich. Rebecca decided that she would cut out black spots for everyone and make ears and horns for us to wear on our heads. She even made a couple of tails. So, about the time I figured the restaurant wouldn't be slammed with people, we headed off to Stuart. A van full of cows. We pulled up to the parking lot and noticed that inside there didn't appear to be anyone dressed as a cow. Becca said "I'm taking the spots off. There's no way I'm doing this!" But a couple cars pulled up and a bunch of kids tumbled out with painted faces and yarn tails. That was an encouraging sight and we all went inside together! Turns out we missed the big show! Two school buses full of summer camp kids all dressed like cows showed up for free food. I'm glad we came later, even though it meant that we didn't blend in as easily! Since we were dressed head to toe, all of us got a free combo meal. I figured it was almost $40 worth of free dinner! It was worth the humooooliation!

Rob was a good sport and kept his horns on his head the whole time. What a guy! The bummer of it all is that Rob is allergic to peanuts and Chick-fil-a cooks all their food in peanut oil. So, he ate dinner when we got home. Chick-fil-a is the only restaurant that Nate can eat at, because he is allergic to soybean oil, and most other fast food places cook in that.

James can moo to scare a cow, but he wouldn't moo today when we asked him to. I guess that's a good thing.

Zack handed out balloons to all the kids. I was talking to the mother of the little girls you see here in the picture. They are the ones adopting a little boy named Benjamin (from China, I believe). You can purchase a raffle ticket at Chick-fil-a to win a red Volkswagon and the proceeds go towards the adoption. She was a very nice Christian lady and I enjoyed talking with her. I can't remember how many children she said they have, but I'm pretty sure they have more than I do! She has a couple grown kids (one of whom is having their first baby) and several young ones and soon they will have Benjamin.

Chick-fil-a is number one in our book for good food and awesome company values! It's just too bad Rob is allergic to peanuts!


Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Your family is always matching in your portraits. :) You guys look great!
For a minute, I thought I was reading my blog...he can eat this not that, but she can eat that not this.

Adela Campbell said...

OH that is soooo awsome that you did that. I wish we had been able to go ourselves. LOL Wish I could have been there to join in on the fun. What a great family time and the kids are going to remember that always. LOL I LOVE IT!!!
(I still think you all should have gone in mooooo-ing) Too bad James wouldn't do it. He cracks me up. hehe What great fun.

JenLo said...

We have NO Chik-fil-A here, can you believe it?!

Mary Ellen said...

That is so cool - you guys look great! I'd save all that stuff for Halloween - you are all set for trick or treating. "-)

Has Robb ever tried their food? Michael is very allergic to peanuts too but he can have things cooked in peanut oil because peanut oil is cold compressed or something like that. It is very rare that someone who is allergic to peanuts can't still do the other. Didn't know if you knew that...and of course Robb may be one of those rare ones. Michael can (thankfully) eat there with no problem!

Aaron & Heather said...

Wow,...what a cute idea!! Looks like yall had a blast :-). I wish we had a chick fil a in the

Justin and Jennifer Harris said...

Very cool! We love Chick-fil-a and so does Evan. Every Tues night is family night at our's and kids eat free with the purchase of a combo. Love the beach pics!

David & April said...

This is to funny! But a great deal! I never ate at a chick-fil-a, but it sounds good!

Jennifer said...

How cute. You know how I love my "mooos". I love Chick-fil-a. The kids do to. We eat there everytime we go the mall.(which way out here in boooonies isn't very often) Yummmmyyy!!

XOXOXO to all,

Faithe said...

Love reading your blog. It keeps us "connected" to our memories of our Hobe Sound years. (SMILE) I'm still learning how to blog, so I can appreciate all the time that goes into posting. I'm watching for the AYC pictures (as you promised on your comment to my last post).
Take care. You are a great mom and dad to a super bunch of kiddos. Sounds like you do lots of interesting things with them. You'll never regret a second all the good memories you make with your family. THEY'LL BE GONE TOMORROW!!! (SIGH)