Friday morning, the girls came back to our house, and Anna had everything ready for the baking to begin.
We made dessert, molten lava cakes, ahead of time, and put them in the fridge to bake later.
Wouldn’t you love to know what she was thinking?
Bethany is a great help with salad!
The main course was lasagna. Anna had already cooked the meat and simmered it in the sauce, in addition to cooking the the noodles. Abby helped Anna layer it.
We transformed the playroom into a restaurant dining room. However it wasn’t without some excitement.
Yes, the table tipped over, causing one of the glass candle holders to break. The mishaps that happen in the Moody books are really “Not All Fiction.” After the aunts safely took care of cleanup, preparations continued.
Bethany decorated the menu.
Chef Anna fed the waitresses before their customers came. They ate macaroni and cheese, goldfish, and pears. It made for very happy waitresses.
In fancy restaurants, you have to wait to be seated.
Praying before the restaurant opened.
It was so sweet. From outside the door, when waitress Abigail was in the restaurant waiting on her customers, we heard Nathan say that before the meal they were going to pray. He asked her if there was anything they could pray for her concerning? Never ever underestimate or de-value the power of prayer. Even if your waiter or waitress says they don’t have anything for you to pray about, it will still mean so much to them. When my mom, sisters, and I were out for lunch before my birthday, we asked the sweet girl who served us how we could pray for her. Her eyes filled with tears. She was so touched.
In the kitchen, Chef (Aunt) Anna prepared the salads, so the waitresses could bring them in.
Ever wonder what your chef and waitresses do when they aren’t serving you? Think again. When was the last time you toured a restaurant kitchen (smile)?
The service was incredible!
You did so well, Anna!
Tina up from her nap and happy.
Melanie said she thought it was the most special dinner she ever had! Nathan loved it too. What a joy it was to help the little girls make it a delightful evening for their parents.
“And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD:
it shall rejoice in his salvation.”