Drew had been asking to go eat at Kanpai ("where they cook in front of you") for the last couple of months. So, last Friday, Craig made reservations for five (Aunt Jennie joined us) at Kanpai of Tokyo. One of the birthday traditions in our family is that the birthday person gets to choose where they want to eat. Drew's choice was Kanpai (he will have another birthday dinner on his birthday with Mimi, Poppi, Jonathan, and Jessica attending - Poppi doesn't eat at Kanpai) so our waitress brought him a chef's hat and his very own chopsticks. He loved this, and he also loved the fire and the onion stack volcano that our chef made for us. He didn't hardly eat for watching the chef cook!
Mikayla, on the other hand, ate so she wouldn't have to watch. She does not like the fire or the volcanoes. I asked her if she wanted to go back to Kanpai for her birthday so she could get a chef hat and she replied "NO" - LOL.
Drew had just blown out his candle on his "rice cake"! The food was delicious and it was such a fun night for Drew. He's already planning his birthday trip for next year!