This past weekend was kind of crazy for us as we had the opportunity to go out on TWO dates!! This never happens, but Rob and I definitely didn't want to pass it up. Friday night, Rob's cousin watched Henry for us. She is one of our favorite babysitters--she is seriously the baby whisperer! Henry has always loved her and I love that they get to spend quality time together.
Sometimes Friday night date nights are difficult for me because I am so tired from the week. I am so glad that we decided to go for it, because we ended up having a great time together. We normally try to go to dinner somewhere that isn't kid-friendly on our date nights, but I really wanted to eat at California Pizza Kitchen on Friday night. Rob obliged and we had such a good gf BBQ chicken and I also had the BBQ chicken salad. Notice a theme? :) We went to see Fury after dinner. The movie was a little gory, but the characters in it were really well-developed. I like WWII movies, as does Rob, so this was right up our alley.
Saturday morning I tried to sleep in, but I was still up around 8. Rob and Henry slept in until 9 and I was so jealous! I did get up and get breakfast going, which is one of my favorite things to do with our family on Saturday mornings. After breakfast, I realized we needed milk and some other things at the grocery store so I made a quick shopping list. Rob was going to be hanging out with some friends, and then my mom was coming into town so I wanted to get it out of the way. I think pretty much everyone in our town had the same idea because the store was SO crowded!
When I got home, my favorite boy was playing with his cars on his little chair. Because we didn't find out if our baby was a boy or a girl when I was pregnant, I was SO excited to get Henry a few customized things when he was born. I used to take his monthly pictures in this chair and now I love that he is so into playing on it and in it. He loves it!
Henry is also really into using a fork at mealtimes. I try to give him foods that he can eat by himself because he gets a big kick out of it. I thought the lunchmeat would be easy, but that was not correct. :) I ended up making him some pasta, but this picture cracked me up because he wanted two forks. When Henry uses both hands like this it makes me think he is ambidextrious. He really hasn't shown he prefers one hand over the other.
My mom came into town towards the end of Henry's naptime. I was so excited she came into visit and that she wanted to watch Henry for us while we met friends out for dinner. Henry is so enthralled with her and I know he was thrilled to see her at our house again!
Saturday evening, we met some of our friends out at dinner at a new restaurant called The Barn. Our reservations were really late (and even then we had to wait over an hour!!), but the food was so delicious. Here is the bar area where we ate. Something fun about this place is that they have a veggie bar off to the side where you can eat some snacks while you are waiting on your table. I loved this idea!
Our servers were so nice here, but they did forget our salads. To make up for this, the GM of the restaurant sent out a big dessert platter for us. While none of them were GF, I did have some of the icing off of the coconut cake--so so delicious!! If I could've eaten any of them, I would've had the pecan pie...that is my favorite!
Sunday morning, we woke up early for church. Because we got in from the restaurant so late, it was a little bit of a struggle to get up in the morning but I am always glad when we do. At the end of church, my friend Paige messaged me about eating lunch together. There is a new restaurant opening in Columbus called Kona and she had a free friends and family lunch and needed a few others! Here is the awesome sushi plate I had! The lobster-shrimp roll in the middle was my absolutely favorite. So delicious and fresh!
Sunday afternoon, I went to another Stella and Dot party. I bought the cutest arrow necklace that I can't wait to get and start wearing! I will probably layer it with a few of my other necklaces. :)
Sunday evening brought snow and lots of quality time in front of the fire! Hope you had a great weekend :)