It’s not every weekend that you can look back and think, wow that was fun. Luckily for me, this was one of those weekends. My birthday is Tuesday so we decided to spend some time on Saturday to celebrate. The celebration included pretty much all of my favorite things – good food, some relaxation and a run.
But first, Friday night included some takeout. Chipotle actually! FW was actually wearing his taco shirt, so it was pretty appropriate as he ate his quesadilla (one of the few foods he enjoys on occasion).
Saturday morning started with a group run! I haven’t run in a group in forever, but it was the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon kickoff training run, and as an ambassador, I knew I had to be there and see some of my fellow ambassadors.
B and FW came too and he pushed FW in the Bob for the hilly course. Unfortunately, FW ended up crying literally the entire run. So, we decided to cut it short and ended up running about a 5k (the group ran 4 miles) and stopped when we got back o the course start.
This picture accurately displays how we both felt after the crying run.
We spent the afternoon cuddling, hanging out and reading plenty of books. And taking a few selfies.
We had some plans to go out to celebrate my birthday that afternoon, and B had arranged secretly for babysitters not only during the day, but also for the night. Meaning, we spent the night in a hotel – it was our first night that the both of us spent away from FW since he had been born!
We started the afternoon with a movie. We were originally going to go to the Cavs game, but didn’t get tickets in time, and it turned out not to be the best game, so I’m pretty happy we went to the movies. I really enjoyed The Post.
After the movie, it was time for dinner. We ate at Parkers, and had a really good meal. Our appetizer was pretty amazing- we had the grilled octopus, which I highly recommend.
I had the lamb shank for my appetizer. I love lamb and hardly ever get it (or make it), so it was a nice treat.
We opted to go on a walk for dessert and hit up Corbo’s, which has a new bakery in Playhouse Square. I had some tiramisu gelato. B and I also shared some cookies.
Then, it was time for the surprise – the night in the hotel! The Kimpton has some pretty nice hotel rooms with fun decor. We still went to bed pretty early (10:30 p.m.), but I somehow managed to sleep to 8:45 a.m.! I haven’t had that much sleep since before FW was born – it was pretty amazing and unexpected.
We finished our date with FW with brunch. B and I did what I love to do most – split sweet and savory. We split the crab cakes eggs benedict and pancakes.
We then went to pick up FW, who was at his grandparents house and spent the afternoon together. It was fun to reunite with him after spending the time away!
The afternoon was low key. It included some books (FW’s new favorite is the Pout Pout Fish, thanks to our friends Joey and Lulu!), some playing and some cleaning.
And Sunday dinner at B’s parents’ house included birthday celebrations! My nephew and I both have January birthdays so we celebrated with ice cream cake – my favorite (I give B the chocolate and take his vanilla).
Some questions for you:
- Do you like chocolate ice cream?
- What do you do if your birthday is in the middle of the week?