Patrick and I celebrated our 5th anniversary with dinner at Fleuri’s Restaurant (in the Sutton Place Hotel) and a night at the Westin Grand (thanks to the certificate we won in January). Nicholas joined us. The hotel had a great little bag for him that included a battery-operated night light, a rubber duckie, safety plugs for the electrical outlets, and a mini-first aid kit (bandages/towellettes/etc). How thoughtful!
We had amazing meals, followed by their famous chocolate dessert buffet, and then the pastry chef sent over a plate of treats with “Happy Anniversary” written in chocolate (on the plate). So sweet! <pun intended> We were stuffed from the buffet, so we took the treats home with us.
The next morning, we went to Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe (I’ve wanted to go there for years) and it was great! The food was delicious, the portions were very reasonable for the price, and the atmosphere was fun! Well worth the relatively short 15 minute wait to get in.
We toodled around downtown, visiting Patrick’s brother, buying new diaper covers (we had to go back down to the Medium size – his hips have shrunk), and generally just enjoying our day off together. When we arrived home late in the afternoon, my mum had left a voicemail message, wanting to hear all about our night out, so I called her back. I was telling her how active Nicholas has become in the last couple of weeks and that I wished she could see him … she decided to cancel her dinner plans that night and hop in the car to come see us. 4 hours isn’t that far away, after all, when your grandson is at the other end of the trip.
Kim called to chat, so Patrick invited her over for “stone soup“. It wasn’t completely true to the definition – Kim brought whatever was in her fridge that needed to be finished up; then she and Patrick created an awesome meal of tapas. What a great idea!
All in all, it was a really fun weekend and a great way to celebrate our 5th anniversary.