Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Extra Long Weekend Part 2 (Sat + Sun)

The girls both had swim lessons on Saturday morning (only 1 more week to go!) and then we didn't have any set plans until that evening when Todd & I had a babysitter coming over so we could have a date night.  We knew we wanted to get out of the house to enjoy the sunny day but it didn't seem quite warm enough to head to Zoombezi Bay so Todd suggested the splash pad and playground that I took the girls to in Delaware.  I had been raving about this place so Todd wanted a chance to see what it was all about.  I knew Lucy wouldn't last long in the splash pad because it wasn't hot enough out but she still wanted to wear her swimsuit and attempt it.  She lasted about 15 minutes which was actually longer than I anticipated and then she spent about an hour on the playground.  

Cece mesmerized by the water at the splash pad

Lucy sitting on a fountain

Getting her hands wet

The fountains were either timed or on a sensor because they weren't on all the time so the girls were waiting for this one to spray water...

and it scared Lucy when it did!

The girls headed over to the playground after the splash pad

Cece could've stood here for hours trying to hit the buttons when they made noise

Our little monkey climbing to the top

For our date night, we went to dinner at Palle by Moretti in Grandview which serves different types of meatballs; you get to pick a type of meatball, sauce, and a side.  Todd & I shared too so we had chicken meatballs in gouda sauce on top of fettuccine alfredo and beef meatballs in marinara with cheesy tots on the side.  We also split a chicken parmesan slider.  Everything was really tasty and since we didn't get there until 8:00 PM, we walked right in and ate at the bar.  Service was quick so we still had some time to kill before getting back home and we had noticed the Four String Brewing Co taproom across the street.  We hung out there for enough time for Todd to get a taster tray and then we made one last stop at Local Roots to get some dessert before heading home.

Palle by Moretti

Inside of the restaurant from our seats at the bar

Monthly date night

Fancy cocktail

This was the chicken meatballs in gouda sauce with fettuccine alfredo (and a slice of foccacia)

And the rest of our order which was the cheesy tots, chicken parmesan slider, and 2 beef meatballs in marinara

Outside the Four String taproom (literally this was a hole in the wall)

Taster tray

On Sunday morning, I went to the Sweat Local Expo which was happening right in Powell at Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center.  They were putting on 30 minute sample classes throughout the morning and early afternoon from various local fitness studios and there was also an expo with booths set up from the local fitness studios who were promoting their services and classes.  I went to two of the sample classes (a barre class by barre3 and a Blast class by T&J No Limit Fitness) and walked around the expo.

Todd has been working really hard on his beer room so he spent a good portion of the afternoon down there while I walked the girls down to the Powell Street Market.  We walked around for awhile, bought a few goodies (like a slice of Puppy Chow cheesecake from The Cheesecake Girl which was really tasty!), and walked the mile back home.  Both girls ended up taking naps when we got back so Todd & I set up the blow up pool I bought on clearance at Target for $3 a couple weeks ago.  Once Lucy was up, she joined us outside to play in the pool while Cece finished her nap.  


They had 2 classes going on at the same was held out here on the veranda...

and the two I went to were just right inside the veranda in the upstairs ballroom

Pretty much obsessed with our hydrangea bushes when they're in full bloom and am constantly keeping fresh ones on our kitchen table

Second Powell Street Market of the year

View of the vendors set up in downtown Powell as we walked down from our house

The Cheesecake Girl!

Lucy & I split the Monster Cookie mini cheesecake bite and I took the Puppy Chow slice home to share with Todd

Found a shady spot to enjoy our treat

Lucy got to spin the wheel at the candy store

Soaking up the sun and reading a bit by the blow up pool waiting for someone to join me after nap time

We're already halfway through this week so the weekend will be here again before we know it!  Again, it seems like another weekend where we don't have much planned so it'll give us a chance to see if there are any fun events around town that we can go to or just have a "quiet" weekend at home.

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