Last night Jessica and I took our nephew Kallan out to dinner at El Gaucho to celebrate his 18th birthday, then we saw Soundgarden at the Paramount Theater, which was his Christmas present from us. It was a great night that we’ve all been looking forward to for a while now. Kallan and I have a history of going to great concerts over the years, including Metallica and Alice in Chains, so it was only fitting that we go see Soundgarden when they came to town. Although this was my third time seeing them live, neither Kallan or Jessica had ever seen them, so that made it extra special. Thankfully Dana and Brad were available to watch our sweet little Ava while we were out.
As usual they took royal care of us at El Gaucho. After starting with a soup/salad course, Kallan had the 8oz filet mignon while Jessica and I shared the Chateaubriand for two. The fruit and cheese course is always great but we had to finish off with Bananas Foster, which is easily one of my favorite deserts, and something that Kallan had never had.
It’s hard to believe that he is already 18 years old. I vividly remember watching my Dad holding him and marveling over his first Grandchild. He’s always been a great kid but now he’s grown into a great young man that Jessica and I are so proud of. Every time we spend time with family we are quickly reminded about how happy we are to back home in Seattle.