Guess what? I am once again writing to you from the back seat of the car at around 130 AM. We are currently on our way to see my grandparents and Aunt and Uncle in Michigan!! No better time to whip out a recap post 😊. We’ve got podcasts loaded up & snacks on hand, so we’re good to go!
August 14th we spent most of the day sleeping after driving through the night after the wedding. What was left of the evening, we spent unpacking and getting ready for the week.
August 15th I wasn’t scheduled to work which was nice so I could recoup with Moose and Quinn. Lots of rest and cuddles that day!
That evening, I made air fryer salmon topped with sautéed tomatoes, onions and mushrooms with brown rice and green beans. 😋
This week I was on a kick of oats mixed with dragonfruit usually topped with peanut butter.
To change things up that week during wake windows, I went around the house and had Quinn do tummy time on multiple different surfaces such as the couches, beds, the crib. She loved the change of scenery!
She even found a new lounge chair 😆.
We did lotsa walks on the trail that week! Quinn is tolerating the stroller somewhat again, but I always have my carrier on me just in case- she does end up in it by the end of the walk usually.
August 19th was a special day!! DJ and my sister-in-law, Renee, were both inducted into their high school hall of fame for athletics, DJ for basketball and Renee for track. It was a huge honor!
That evening, we went to the high school for a reception and then before the football game, both DJ and Renee were announced with several other spectacular athletes on the field.
We walked across the field as a family; DJ insisted on holding Quinn the whole time 🥰.
I was and am so proud!!! DJ’s athletic resume is quite impressive, but more than anything, he always conducted himself on and off the court with the highest character.
After the induction, we drove to Marie’s to pick up Moose man.
We were ravenous on the way home, so we DoorDashed BurgerFi. A burger and fries really hit the spot that night. Also the air fryer is sooo clutch when it comes to reheating french fries!
August 20th, my friend Clair offered to come by and watch Quinn so we could have a date night! She said she missed Quinn and wanted time with her, and we were not about to turn down her offer!
DJ and I chose to go to El Meson, a Mexican restaurant nearby. I loved this restaurant growing up, but I hadn’t been back in over ten years!
It had changed a lot! It was unrecognizable with the contemporary renovations they made. I just hoped the food remained good as I remembered!
We sat out on their relaxing patio. It was supposed to storm, but we didn’t mind taking the risk- the warm, but comfortable, air felt so nice!
I ordered their shrimp fajitas, and they did not disappoint! I will crave this place.
Our food came out in record time, so we decided to go to Pav’s Creamery in downtown Cuyahoga Falls to extend our date night a little longer.
Clair also sent sweet pics of her and Quinn having a ball, so we knew we were ok to make one more stop!
I ordered Pav’s Creamery while pregnant, and it was some of the best darn ice cream I’d ever had!
We’d never actually been to the shop, but the inside is so cute. Perfect little place to go on a date night!
So because I can’t have dairy or soy right now, I was limited to their sorbet fruit flavors. Lemme tell ya- it was TORTURE turning down something chocolatey and delicious. I got the passionfruit sorbet, and held back tears with each bite. Ok that’s a bit dramatic, maybeeee not tears, but it was tough eating that while watching DJ drink his Oreo milkshake!
While it was probably good for sorbet, I didn’t finish it all and made sure to save room to dive head first into my dairy and soy free, yet creamy and delicious, ice cream once I got home. We had so much fun just chatting away though- even though a chunk of it I spent pondering who would seriously order sorbet given the other scrumptious options.
It was sprinkling once we stepped back outside, so we zipped back to the car and back to Quinn. On another non-rainy evening, we really need to explore the adorable downtown area. It was such a great night!!
I’ll wrap up here and try to get a nap in before I take over at the wheel. 🙂
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
Questions for you:
– Ice Cream or Sorbet? (Just trying to find out who I offended 😝).
– Did you play any sports growing up?
– Plans for the weekend?