Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Recap

I ordered a blouse from J.Crew and it came Thursday, which worked perfectly with date night. While Ellie was at school Summer and I went to the mall. I was hoping to find a new top or dress to wear, but I really didn't have any expectations for that to actually happen. I had to replace my concealer and mascara at Sephora. Summer kept herself occupied in the stroller eating Cheerios so I could sample some lip gloss and makeup products. I went with this sampler set by Benefit to try a few more of their products. It was a great value. I don't see it online, but here are similar ones.
Concealer / Lip Gloss / Lip Gloss

Banana Republic was having 40% off all regular price items in the store so I picked up this gold necklace. I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

My husband and I went to R2L in the city. We had 8:15 reservations since I had to put Summer down to bed first and I didn't want to stress about getting to the city on time. We had a window seat and the restaurant is on the 37th floor and looked over the skyline of the city. A beautiful view. We started with drinks- a margarita for me and beer for my husband. My drink was the best I've had in a while. I love margaritas (on the rocks with salt). One of my favorite drinks. I was tempted to get another, but glad I did not. It was restaurant week and initially I was planning on ordering off that menu, but we both decided to try it out and it did not disappoint. It was a lot more food than what we are used to eating though so we were quite full! We started with parmesan garlic risotto balls and shrimp, lobster mac and cheese (this was amazing), which was fresh lobster rolled in the pasta with a cheese sauce, then the chef gave us a gnocchi sampler, and we both ordered the filet and short rib. I couldn't finish it I was too full, but it was delicious. For dessert we shared a lemon ginger dish and a chocolate hazelnut dish.

We wish we had gotten a better photo. This one didn't come out well because of all the lights in the background.

By the end of the night I had my head on my husband's shoulder. I was ready for bed after all that food. It was a fun night out and both girls were asleep when we got home.

Friday the girls and I went to Barnes and Noble. I was pretty tired from the night before and wasn't up for a big outing (like the zoo). The girls love it there and I can get a coffee and skim through magazines in between reading books. However, I'm still trying to get my voice back from when I was sick 3 weeks ago! The girls look at books, though, and it's so cute. They also played with the train set and lego table for a bit. And, I have to add that the girls wanted to wear the matching dresses. I let Summer choose between two, then Ellie wanted to wear hers. Everywhere we went that day people commented on how cute they were. I couldn't agree more! They are so funny and sweet!

During nap Ellie and I started on the tissue paper hearts I recently posted. On Saturday I hung them after they had dried. After I cut the hearts I used Scotch tape to adhere to the window, then the plastic literally slid off the top of the paper. They look so pretty! I want to make more.

Friday night Nick was working so I took the girls to Jules for pizza, then frozen yogurt. Summer gets a little bit in her own cup so she finishes first then tries to eat Ellie's.

Saturday it snowed a little bit and Nick took the girls outside for fresh air while I did Insanity. During Summer's nap Ellie and I went to visit my Nana who had knee surgery last week. We stopped at my favorite bakery, Velvet Sky, to pick her up muffins and cookies. I let Ellie get a cupcake with "sparkles" and I was proud of myself for not getting a cookie to go with my coffee even though it was so tempting!

Sunday morning I worked out and the girls played nicely together for a while. It's always extra nice on the weekends when I feel like I don't have to do much and can enjoy my coffee and relax. My parents took Ellie to see Paddington Bear in the afternoon with two of her cousins so I had Summer all to myself. Nick did the food shopping. He enjoys going out and doing things so it works for me! He also brought me back a Starbucks coffee. So sweet and always a nice surprise. I worked on a photo album and did wash all afternoon while Summer napped. For dinner we had our favorite chicken crockpot tacos. It was a great, low-key weekend!

We are getting a lot of snow today into tomorrow. I was supposed to have a dermatologist appointment this morning, but I have to cancel because I don't want to drive with the girls. I literally have anxiety just thinking about driving in the snow. Hopefully I can get another appointment soon. I'm planning on making pumpkin muffins and chocolate chip cookies with the girls. I'm craving a cookie and will allow myself to have a couple since I've been eating so well lately. Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy the snow if it's headed to you!

I had to include this picture because Summer grabs me and hugs and kisses me now and I can't get enough. It melts my heart every single time. I hope the girls never stop doing this.

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