My parents were in town this weekend! This was the longest they’ve spent in Cleveland – they came into town Wednesday night and left early Sunday morning, so I had 3 full days with them and FW. It was great!
So, what do we do when the grandparents are in town?
First, with tacos and patio drinks at Barrio. FW was on his best behavior.
And plenty of delocius takeout. Sushi one night (with Anson and Celia!) And Taza the next. LOVE me some Lebanese.
And during the day, walks to Farmers Markets with live music. Public Square has a brand new market now that goes Thursdays through fall. You should check it out!
We also went for a few long walks. Down to the Flats …
Down to the lake (with a stop for FW to eat) …
And to the river.
We of course had some playtime.
Pedicures with mom. And wine.
I also took advantage of them being in town by spending some alone time – I did some meal prep (yay for roasting veggies for lunches!) AND went for FOUR runs. That’s right – that’s more running than I’ve been able to do in forever. And since I was officially cleared to run earlier in the week, I was so happy to be out there. It is hard for me to run during the week days now because of FW, so I made sure to get in as much mileage as I wanted. I got in 3.8 miles Thursday, 4.3 miles Friday, 5 miles Saturday and even 4 miles Sunday morning. I’m definitely out of shape and slower than I was this time last year, but I don’t care – it’s just great to be back!
And even though B was out of town for the weekend, Thursday night we took advantage of having my parents in town and spent the night to ourself! It was our first night out since FW was born – and even though I constantly thought of FW and missed him, it was great. We had amazing food and drinks at Alley Cat down by the water.
Dessert was Cathy’s cookies. An amazing ice cream sandwich that was HUGE and so worth it.
Followed by a pretty walk home. I really am loving the new Public Square – even the fountains light up at night! If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram (@koskim on both) you probably saw the light/water show. Who wants to be our next babysitter?
My parents left Sunday morning and FW and I had the day to ourselves before B came home that night. We’ll be seeing them in less than a month, though, when we introduce FW to his New York (my side of the) family!
Some questions for you:
- How often do you have date night?
- If you had suddenly one hour to spend to yourself, what’s the first thing you would do? I guess I’d go for a run and take a shower 🙂 Life post-baby has changed me! Next on my list – mani/pedi, bake, blog …
Per usual, I’m linking up with Erin, Katie and the weekly wraps.
9 thoughts on “Weekend with the Grandparents”
New baby and grandparents are a wonderful combo! They are great help. We could totally hang out. Mexican, sushi, and Lebanese food might tank as my top 3 faves!!
Yes – I am so glad my parents were able to make the trip in to help. I’m so lucky! (and good choices for food :))
What a freakin great weekend! You are like me and look just like your mom! Grandparent time really is the best- I’m so lucky my parents live 20 minutes away. Your sandals are too cute- where did you get them? Congrats on your runs- doesn’t it feel good?! Happy Monday Lady 🙂
Aww, thanks! I definitely hear both, but its nice to hear I look like my mom. You are so lucky you are so close – being 8ish hours away is hard!
What an awesome weekend!! Yay for alone time! Also, your ice cream sandwich looks unbelievable.
That ice cream sandwich was incredible. So worth it!
Would you look at all those smiles! Is this their first grandchild? It sure looks like it! Humm if I had an hour, I think I’d take a bath with a glass of wine in hand! Maybe thats just what is on my mind right now. Thanks Melissa for making this link up so great!
I know your parents were thrilled to come and visit their precious new grandchild. Congratulations on getting four (FOUR!) runs in. That’s awesome and I know they felt great. Do you plan to run with FW in a BOB when he is old enough? I’m glad you and your hubs got to enjoy a date night. All parents need to do that from time to time. Thanks for linking, Melissa!
What wonderful photos! https://lipstickandplaydates.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/an-arugment-for-grandmas/