You know something awesome? Three day weekends. What’s even more awesome? Three day weekends that fall around a holiday, even a cheesy one like Valentine’s Day. I actually like Valentine’s Day though, I’m all for celebrating love in all forms and of course, every holiday is more fun with children involved!
The weekend started with a bang, seeing Newsies the Musical with a bunch of awesome ladies. We didn’t even realize that it was kind of a Galentine’s Day celebration! We had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in NE Minneapolis – Eli’s East and then headed to the theatre. The show was awesome – these young boys can DANCE.
It was a bit of a late night for this mama, especially when I had to get up early and get ready for my Thirty One launch party – yep, more on that at some point, but I’m a consultant now. I’m just too addicted to the stuff. Anyway, it was a successful little launch. I was sad to miss a Tweet Up with the TC Talk folks over in St. Paul at a really cool brewery, but I was pretty wiped and in need of some introvert time, so Saturday afternoon I totally vegged with Nate and then had dinner with both of my boys at a local pizza joint. We watched a movie on Saturday night after Ollie went to bed.
Sunday we celebrated a little Valentine’s Day as a family, had some Caribou and then made a little brunch at home. We got Ollie a few new cars and of course he was in heaven.
Sunday night Ollie enjoyed a date with his Auntie while Nate and I got to enjoy a date at one of our favorite little Italian joints – The Butcher Block. We had a fantastic dinner, it was very enjoyable. We brought some dessert home and enjoyed our traditional dessert and scotch.
Monday I was off of work – yay City jobs and being closed for President’s Day! In the morning I took care of some adulting stuff and Ollie hung out with my mom. Then I came back for lunch and brought Ollie home for his nap. While he napped, I decided to watch Newsies the movie as it’s been years and I wanted to compare the stage show to the movie. There are quite a few differences, but I love both versions! When Ollie got up from his nap I gave him some choices of things we could do. He ended up agreeing to help me make cookies. It was messy, but a ton of fun.
Nate came home and hung out with Ollie and I went and had a manicure with my friend Gina from the birthday gift she gave me. We had gel manicures done and I am in love. I don’t know if I’ll ever use regular polish again!
Overall it was a wonderful weekend filled with love and good times. I am kind of glad things are calming down a bit for the rest of the month though, that was a lot of activity for one long weekend!